Omarion sent teen hearts pumping into overdrive as lead singer of former boy group B2K. Now he's attempting to spike temperatures on his own with his first solo CD.

Omarion sent teen hearts pumping into overdrive as lead singer of former boy group B2K. Now he's attempting to spike temperatures on his own with his first solo CD. This promising effort starts off strong with uptempo opener "I Wish" (not to be confused with the Stevie Wonder hit). Omarion is also at home on the slower side of the fence, as evidenced by the Underdogs-produced title track—already a top 20 R&B hit. Not every song is a winner ("Take It Off" featuring Mila J). But teaming with such contemporary hitmakers as the Neptunes, Rodney Jerkins and Sean Garrett, Omarion dishes up a healthy helping of repeat-worthy songs. These include the atmospheric "Touch," percolating club joint "Drop That Heater," "Never Gonna Let You Go (She's a Keepa)" (featuring Big Boi) and the poignant post-B2K-themed "Growing Pains." Omarion proves there is life after a boy band.—GM