The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling close to 100,000 copies.Ginuwine stated on BET's Top 100 countdown that the album went Gold with sales of 500,000 copies.In the NBC series Parks and Recreation, character Donna Meagle is said to be Ginuwine's cousin.
In 1989, he graduated from Forestville High School (now known as Forestville Military Academy) in Forestville, Maryland and later graduated from Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland with a paralegal associate's degree.Ginuwine began his career as a member of Swing Mob, a Rochester, New York-based record label and music compound founded by Donald "De Vante Swing" De Grate, the leader of popular 90's R&B group Jodeci.Ginuwine's sixth album entitled A Man's Thoughts, was released on June 23, 2009.The album was produced by The Underdogs, B Cox, Timbaland, The Runners, Johnta Austin, Oak and Polow Da Don."Pony" peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was used in a karaoke scene from the film Wild Hogs in 2007.
It was used again in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008.Ginuwine struggled with grief and depression; he also thought of committing suicide.He received counseling from his pastor, which turned him to a more positive path. Solé has daughters De'jan (born March 9, 1992) and Cypress (born January 9, 1995) from a previous relationship.Ultimately R&B artist Marques Houston was cast in his place.The writer of the movie kept Ginuwine's real name "Elgin" as the name for one of the lead characters.The album includes guests appearances from Brandy, Missy Elliott, Bun B and Timbaland.