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  • Summary: The R&B singer's first album in four years was produced by Gregg Pagani (LeAnn Rimes, Will Smith).

Top Track

The Loneliness
I'm sittin' here, thinkin' 'bout How I'm gonna do without You around in my life and how am I I gon' get by I ain't got no days just lonely nights You... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. If there's one thing the R&B phenomenon demonstrates on Grown & Sexy, is that growing up is sexy.
  2. Billboard
    70
    A pleasing collection of midtempo songs and ballads brushed with, but not obscured by, a contemporary sheen. [30 Jul 2005]
  3. Those who were left disappointed by ['Face2Face'] will probably be happy to have the Face of old back with Grown & Sexy, a back-to-basics album that sounds a lot more natural in comparison.
  4. Vibe
    50
    Grown feels more like an extended elevator ride than a true adult movement. [Sep 2005, p.236]
  5. Dragged down by radio-courting melodies and ready-made rhymes, this album's first half is particularly calculated.
  6. It all makes one yearn for the simpler days of mid-'90s R&B.

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  1. PatrickK
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    I simply love this song, and for me it is one of the best of Babyface that I've ever heard before. Today in the taxi The driver played I simply love this song, and for me it is one of the best of Babyface that I've ever heard before. Today in the taxi The driver played it once and I asked him to play over and over untill I'll get off his car... Expand
  2. MarcL
    Dec 14, 2005
    10
    This album is one of his best. It's just a shame that most people are too overwrought with recycled beats and only listen to the crap This album is one of his best. It's just a shame that most people are too overwrought with recycled beats and only listen to the crap that MTV tells you to listen to. You want an honest, creative, and love-driven album? Then Grown & Sexy is the album for you. Buy this album, hell...buy it more than once... Expand
  3. BethL.
    Mar 18, 2006
    10
    Babyface is the best male R&B songwriter/producer/singer. He is so creative and has the most talent out of anyone in the business. His recent Babyface is the best male R&B songwriter/producer/singer. He is so creative and has the most talent out of anyone in the business. His recent album, Grown and Sexy brings back the R&B that has been missing in this generation. Every song is great, and I never get sick of listening to the album. I could listen to it over and over again. He is a remarkable man and he will continue to succeed with every album he produces. He is irreplaceable and number 1! Expand
  4. gaved
    Aug 22, 2005
    9
    relaxing album
  5. alid
    Aug 22, 2005
    8
    good album