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2000 Watts
Tyrese - 2000 Watts.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2001
Tyrese chronology
2000 Watts
I Wanna Go There
Singles from 2000 Watts
  1. "I Like Them Girls"
    Released: April 20, 2001
  2. "What Am I Gonna Do"
    Released: May 22, 2001
  3. "Just a Baby Boy"
    Released: June 19, 2001

2000 Watts is the second album by singer Tyrese. It was released by RCA Records on May 22, 2001 in the United States.

The album features the singles: "I Like Them Girls", "What Am I Gonna Do" and "Just a Baby Boy", which was also featured on the soundtrack to the 2001 film, Baby Boy. 2000 Watts's cover features the Watts Towers.

The album received generally positive reviews. The album debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 selling 91,000 copies in its first week.[1] It also debuted at number four on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3]


The album's first single, "I Like Them Girls", was released as the album's lead single on March 20, 2001. The single peaked at number 48 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated June 9, 2001, becoming the album's most successful single.[4] The album's second single, "What Am I Gonna Do" was released on March 22, 2001. The second single peaked at number 71 on the chart dated October 6, 2001.[5] The album's third single, "Just a Baby Boy" was released on June 19, 2001. The third single peaked at number 90 on the chart dated July 21, 2001.[6]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[8]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[9]
Q3/5 stars[7]
USA Today3/4 stars[10]
Vibe2.5/5 stars[11]

2000 Watts was met with generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 70, based on five reviews.[7]

Cheo Tyehimba of Entertainment Weekly praised Tyrese's sophomore album. He stated that "If most artists experience a sophomore slump, someone forgot to tell Tyrese." He also said "what distinguishes 2000 Watts is its pure pop appeal." Tyehimba gave the album a B+ rating.[9]

Commercial performance

2000 Watts debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 91,000 copies in its first week.[1] This became Tyrese's first US top-ten debut on the chart.[1] The album also debuted at number four on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[12] The album also spent a total of 24 weeks on the chart.[13] On August 14, 2001, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[3]

Track listing

1."I Like Them Girls"The Underdogs4:24
2."I Ain't the One"Rodney Jerkins4:17
3."Just a Baby Boy" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Mr. Tan)Battlecat4:15
4."Make Up Your Mind"Jake and Trev4:22
5."There For Me (Baby)"3:45
6."Interlude - Lord You Control Me"Tyrese1:29
7."I'm Sorry"Tim & Bob4:42
8."What Am I Gonna Do"Jake and Trev4:42
9."Fling"Jake and Trev4:07
10."Off the Heezy" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)Jermaine Dupri3:03
11."Get Up On It" (featuring Solé)Christopher Stewart3:50
12."Housekeepin'"Jake and Trev4:24
13."Interlude – I Wrote a Song About It"Tyrese1:24
14."For Always"The Underdogs4:19
15."Bring You Back My Way"The Underdogs5:18



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b c Wright, Anders (May 20, 2017). "Chart Watch: Final Episode". Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - June 9, 2001". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "RIAA Certifications - Tyrese". Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 - June 9, 2001". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 - October 6, 2001". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 - July 21, 2001". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for 2000 Watts". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  8. ^ 2000 Watts at AllMusic
  9. ^ a b Cheo Tyehimba (2001-05-21). "2000 Watts Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
  10. ^ Steve Jones; Edna Gundersen; Elysa Gardner; Brian Mansfield (2001-05-22). "Tyrese shines with '2000 Watts'; forget synthetic 'Sarina Paris'". USA Today.
  11. ^ King, Jason (June 2001). "Vibe Review - 2000 Watts". Vibe. Vol. 9 no. 6. p. 152 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - June 9, 2001". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tyrese Billboard 200 Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "Tyrese Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Tyrese Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2001". Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  17. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 2001". Billboard. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "American album   certifications – Tyrese – 2000 Watts". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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