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Grown & Sexy Enhanced

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The premier singer/songwriter of our time, the 10 time Grammy Award winner is back with the album of his life. His latest work of art is a salute to his illustrious accomplishments and fabulous lifestyle. Babyface has taken all he's accomplished, al he's created, and put it all together for the masterpiece album of his stellar career. Once again, he redefines the musical landscape with a collection of killer new songs that finds him at the very top of his game. He is back with his writing partner Darryl Simmons. Grown & Sexy is a career statement from a genuine career artist. Features the hit single 'Sorry For The Stupid Things' as well as 'Goin' Outta Business', 'Drama, Love and 'Lationships'. Grown & Sexy is the next powerhouse chapter from an unparalleled worldwide superstar. Arista. 2005.

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Babyface's sought-after, chart-slaying days may be over, but it's all good. If there's one thing the R&B phenomenon demonstrates on Grown & Sexy, is that growing up is sexy. This he proves through a clutch of songs that are more emotionally ripe and satisfying than any of the tricked out tracks that have jerked-and-chugged their way onto recent love song shuffles. Rather than scavenging through Missy Elliott's backyard for an "it" sound, Babyface rummages in his own cellophane-smooth style, and it pays off handsomely. The layers of "Mad, Sexy, Cool" swirl over a pleasingly summery lyric and float into the sophisticated lust bath of "Can't Stop Now." "Sorry for the Stupid Things" speaks straight-up in an apologetic midtempo groove to wrongs committed in an adult relationship. "Good To Be in Love" spills out pure, hand-clapping celebration and "Gettin to Know U" explores a funked-up '70s-era Curtis Mayfield sensibility. As sexy as Grown may be, Babyface makes the case that keeping it real may be as hot as he needs to get. --Tammy La Gorce


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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Song Title Time Price
  1. Tonight It's Goin' Down 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Grown & Sexy 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Mad Sexy Cool 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Can't Stop Now 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Goin' Outta Business 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Drama, Love & 'Lationships 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Sorry For The Stupid Things (Main) 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Good To Be In Love 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. The Loneliness 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. She 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. God Must Love U 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. The Gettin' To Know U 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. She's International 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 26, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B0009VKMB2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,960 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Jag on April 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I always liked his music , he's one of the best on the market.
Lately he has made some wrong choices , looking for an easier success...The Anita Baker's story should teach him something....
I like this CD , but don't think that it's spectacular...
It's very much 'Babyface' , which is OK .
He needs some pure inspiration , some new excellent musicians , to try a new , a little more adventurous path and sing a song with Regina Belle , the most consistent and brilliant vocalist available nowadays...Just check her terrific latest 'Lazy Afternoon' out...
And most of all , he needs to forget the glitz and glamour and... the charts...
At 48 , he can't make more mistakes.What we're expecting from him next time is some really fresh , different , QUALITY contemporary music , which can stand the test of time.
If he is truly inspired , success will follow !
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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Donovan Juan on July 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Before anyone gives me a 'not helpful' rating simply because you disagree with my rating, at least hear the reasons why I give this album only three stars rather than the maximum 5.

I have been a Babyface fan for a long time now. Growing up in the 90s, Babyface's influence on my musical tastes is a profound one. Initially hearing about him through his stellar songwriting for Boyz II Men's 'End of the Road', I would became a fan of his own work through 'For The Cool in You'. With his 1996 release 'The Day', Babyface not only became simply a favourite artist of mine, but an important part of my childhood as the album became the soundtrack to my Summer holiday out in the country. 'Face2Face' was a highly anticipated album, and I was happy with the Curtis Mayfield-esue neo-soul/funk experiment that the album represented, though it was of course a very different album to what one would expect from the master of the R&B ballad. But I guess people have criticised 'Face for writing the same song a million times, so he showed them that he could do up-tempo as well as the best of them.

Which brings us to the album that was to follow Face2Face, 'A Love Story'; an album that was never officially released, but heavily bootlegged. The album had a definite sound about it; very jazzy, with acoustic piano and jazzy guitar licks and plenty of lush, beautiful ballads. What's more; it was a concept album that followed the story of a relationship from the giddy anticipation of that first night out together on 'Red Dress' through separation with 'The Loneliness' to the relationships continuation on 'Still My Boo'. It was an extremely interesting album that stuck to the ballad form that 'Face is master of, while also stretching beyond the standard R&B ballad format by incorporating jazz elements.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J.T. Stone on March 27, 2006
Format: Audio CD
To put is simply, this album is as cool as the other side of the pillow. I mean, cool, sultry melodies with a gorgeous tenor or falsetto voice laid down on top of them, simply smooth all the way through. I'll tell you, whether you're looking for something to set the mood or something to just chill and relax to after a long, hard day, this one will definitely hit the spot.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Forson on August 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
What can I say. I don't know if ths is a good CD or not. I ordered it but when I found out that it was copy protected I cancelled it.

This is the fourth CD I have cancelled or returned. I include Amerie, Jennifer Lopez and Vivian Green. Looks like my 3500 Cd collection won't be growing anytime soon as more and more CD's come out protected.

The industry has no idea how to treat their loyal customers. Thanks to Amazon for letting me know in advance so that I could avoid a return.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V. Ford on January 4, 2006
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As a Babyface fan since the Deele 'Sweet November' this is his best CD since Tender Lover. After being a bit disappointed (he could never totally disappoint me) with the last couple of CD's this one really came through. It has EVERYTHING!! He is definitely GROWN & SEXY!! This CD had me Jammin, laughing, of course crying and there are even a couple of 'between the sheets' tracks on this one. His signiture crushing 'break up song' is amazing and EVERY track is good on this CD. He makes YOU feel Grown and Sexy. He always has several jams but this whole CD is great. I'm going to get another Grown and Sexy CD to have one 'on the go' and at home. This is a MUST have for fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Marquette Mayo on October 31, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I simply cannot believe the negative reviews that these people on amazon has given this cd. This man is solely responsible for some of the best pure and quality music out here. This cd is completely for the grown up, the lover of mature grooves and the realities of love and relationships. I do believe he is a better music maker and producer for other artists than a singer, however this cd is so well put together and jus straight groovin' and smooth off the hizzy. These negative are straight lunchin'. Man you betta get this joint and take your significant other on a nice ride down the parkway en route to a romantic eve together. Listen to "can't stop now", Mad sexy cool, oh my God, the viscious joint"the loneliness, cmon g, the awesome apologetic joint"sorry for the stupid things, this thing is a MUS HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet many of you do not know the many songs this man is responsible for out there. Alot of songs you are listening to by different artists are actually Babyface songs that he created and made and lyricized for others. Babyface is the Jordan of Music production.
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