Hurt No More

Hurt No More is the second studio album by American singer Mario Winans. It was released by Bad Boy Records and Universal Records on April 20, 2004 in the United States.

Hurt No More
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 2004
GenreR&B
Length59:33
Label
Producer
Mario Winans chronology
Story of My Heart
(1997)
Hurt No More
(2004)
Singles from Hurt No More
  1. "I Don't Wanna Know"
    Released: February 3, 2004
  2. "Never Really Was"
    Released: May 20, 2004
  3. "This Is The Thanks I Get"
    Released: February 20, 2005

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [1]
musicOMH(positive)[2]
Rolling Stone     [3]
USA Today    [4]
Vibe     [5]

Hurt No More received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Allmusic editor Andy Kellman called the album "one of the finest R&B albums of the year." He found that while "nothing about Hurt No More is radically exceptional, it is, however, full of small surprises [and] as rich as humbled, sincerely sensitive male R&B gets in 2004."[1] USA Today writer Steve Jones wrote that "in his second solo album, Winans spends much of his time taking the blows from all sorts of bad relationships [...] After years of playing in the background, it seems that the talented Winans is ready for his close-up."[4] Vibe editor Tim Bower called the album a "charming throwback."[5] Jon Caramanica from Rolling Stone rated Hurt No More two out of five starts. He felt that "though his melodies are strong, his lyrics lack punch. And while his voice quivers with hurt, it never achieves true angst, suggesting that even heartbreak can be smoothed over."[3]

Commercial performanceEdit

Hurt No More debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 behind Usher's Confessions (2004), and atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 223,000 copies in its first week.[6] It also debuted and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart.[7] "I Don't Wanna Know" was issued as the album's lead single. Based on a sample of the song "Boadicea" by Irish singer Enya from her 1987 self-titled album which came to prominence on The Fugees track "Ready or Not" from the album The Score (1996), the song features a rap by P. Diddy.[6] "I Don't Wanna Know" was released in early 2004 and become a worldwide hit, reaching number in Germany and on the US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40, also peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.[6]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ready for Love (Interlude)"Mario WinansWinans1:35
2."Never Really Was"
Winans4:20
3."I Don't Wanna Know" (featuring Enya & P. Diddy)
Winans4:17
4."You Knew" (featuring Slim)
4:44
5."How I Made It" (featuring Loon)
  • Winans
  • Hawkins
  • Harold Hudson
  • Larry Davis
  • Thomas McClary
Winans2:59
6."Already Know (Interlude)"WinansWinans1:54
7."3 Days Ago"
  • Winans
  • Jones
  • Down
  • Tony Aliperti
Winans3:37
8."What's Wrong With Me"
  • Winans
  • Shropshire
  • Frankie Romano
  • Knight
  • Jones
Winans3:14
9."Can't Judge Me"
  • Winans
  • Shropshire
  • Jones
Winans4:00
10."Disbelief"WinansWinans4:46
11."Enough (Interlude)"WinansWinans0:58
12."Pretty Girl Bullshit" (featuring Foxy Brown)Winans4:29
13."This Is The Thanks I Get" (featuring Black Rob)Winans3:40
14."I Got You Babe"
  • Winans
  • Jones
Winans3:56
15."So Fine"
  • Winans
  • Aliperti
Winans3:22
16."Should've Known"
  • Winans
  • Jones
Winans3:46
17."Turn Around"
  • Winans
  • Shropshire
  • Knight
Winans4:04

Sample credits

  • "Never Really Was" contains a sample from the composition "Papa Don't Preach" as performed by Madonna.
  • "I Don't Wanna Know" contains elements from the song "Story of Boadicea" by Enya.
  • "You Knew" contains excerpts from the composition "Love Me in a Special Way" as performed by DeBarge.
  • "How I Made It" contains excerpts from the composition "Celebrate" as performed by The Commodores.

ChartsEdit

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Ahmad, Azeem. "Mario Winans – Hurt No More". musicOMH. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon. "Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Jones, Steve. "Review". USA Today. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Bower, Tim (June 2004). "Reviews > Revolutions". USA Today. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Prince, Mario Winans Make Regal Debuts, But Usher's Chart Reign Continues". MTV News. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  7. ^ "Usher Holds Off Prince, Mario". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
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  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
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  22. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2004". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
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  24. ^ "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Year-End 2004". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  25. ^ "British album certifications – Mario Winans – Hurt No More". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 February 2016.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Hurt No More in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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