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Avant

 

Avant

avant

 

Myron Avant (born April 26, 1978), better known as Avant is an American R&B singer-songwriter. He is best known for hits such as "Separated" (the remix to which features Kelly Rowland), "My First Love," which one version features KeKe Wyatt, and "Read Your Mind" (remix featuring Snoop Dogg on the extended promo vinyl and released September 30, 2003). He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.

His self-titled fifth album, Avant, was released on December 9, 2008. Avant is now signed to Verve Forecast and released his sixth studio album The Letter (formerly titled "Wake Up") on December 21, 2010,[1] featuring production from the likes of The Pentagon; Mike City; Marshall Leathers; and Kajun.[2] Avant cites R. Kelly as his biggest influence and inspiration.

Discography

Studio albums

YearTitlePeak chart positionsCertifications[3]
US[4]US R&B[4]
2000 My Thoughts
  • Released: May 9, 2000
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: CD, cassette
45 6
2002 Ecstasy
  • Released: March 26, 2002
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
6 2
2003 Private Room
  • Released: December 9, 2003
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
18 4
2006 Director
  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 1
2008 Avant
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, digital download
26 6
2010 The Letter
  • Released: December 21, 2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Format: CD, digital download
114 19
2013 Face The Music
  • Released: February 5, 2013
  • Label: MO-B Entertainment, EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download

Solo singles

YearChart PositionsAlbum
US Hot 100US R&B/Hip-HopU.S. R&B
2000 "Separated" 23 1 * My Thoughts
"My First Love" (featuring Keke Wyatt) 26 4 *
2002 "Makin' Good Love" 27 7 * Ecstasy
"Don't Say No, Just Say Yes" 96 51 *
2003 "Read Your Mind" (featuring Snoop Dogg) 13 5 * Private Room
2004 "Don't Take Your Love Away" 37 13 *
"Can't Wait" - 55 * Shark Tale Soundtrack
2006 "You Know What" (featuring Lil Wayne) - 58 * Director
"4 Minutes" 57 9 *
"Lie About Us" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) - 101 *
2008 "When It Hurts" 91 15 * Avant
"Break Ya Back" - - *
2010 "Kiss Goodbye" - 60 * The Letter
2011 "Your Body is the Business" - 73 *
2012 "You & I" (featuring Keke Wyatt) - 33 18 Face The Music

Featured singles

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