Tyrese has a growing hit on his hands. “Don’t Think You Ever Loved Me,” his current single, posts at No. 8 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart this week. It concurrently enters No. 9 at R&B radio.
This accomplishment on the Adult R&B list gives Tyrese his first top 10 hit since “Waiting on You” peaked at No. 3 in 2016. The track, produced by Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, appears on Tyrese’s 2016 album, Black Rose.
Black Rose spawned the No. 1 single “Shame.” It stayed atop for 16 weeks on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart. The heart-jerking ballad, which featured backing vocals from Jennifer Hudson, earned Tyrese two nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards, Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance.
It’s worth noting that while Tyrese and R&B radio acknowledge Lenny Kravitz as a featured artist on “Don’t Think You Ever Loved Me,” Billboard did not credit its recent success on Kravitz’s official profile. Le’Andria Johnson is also noted by Tyrese as a featured vocalist.
“Don’t Think You Ever Loved Me” is Tyrese’s lead single from his forthcoming album, Beautiful Pain, slated to arrive later this year. The follow-up to Black Rose, a double album, is inspired by his three-year marriage.
“I wish this #BeautifulPain album was everybody else’s but mine,” Tyrese wrote in an Instagram caption. “I hate that I’m not married anymore. I hate that I went through this unexpected painful divorce but there’s a lot of beauty in pain and while in therapy I’m discovering that every day.”
This spring, Tyrese is set to perform as part of the R&B Music Experience Tour. Get more information on his upcoming shows at ticketmaster.com.
Listen to “Don’t Think You Ever Loved Me” below.