R&B vocalist Ginuwine will embark on a brief U.S. tour in support of his third Epic album, "The Life," kicking off April 2 in Philadelphia. First single "There It Is" is No. 30 on Billboard's Hot

R&B vocalist Ginuwine will embark on a brief U.S. tour in support of his third Epic album, "The Life," kicking off April 2 in Philadelphia. First single "There It Is" is No. 30 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart; "The Life" is due out April 3.

After establishing a strong, mostly female fan base with 1996's "The Bachelor" (which has sold 1.6 million U.S. units, according to SoundScan), the Washington, D.C.-based artist upped the ante with 1999's equally strong sophomore album "100% Ginuwine," which moved 1.7 million units.

Long associated with Timbaland and Missy Elliott's artist camp, which includes Aaliyah and Magoo, Ginuwine has since ended his management agreement with Timbaland. But the super-producer does contribute one track to the new album, "That's How I Get Down," featuring rap sensation Ludacris.

Ginuwine insists that separating from Timbaland was an unfortunate but necessary business decision. "These things come with the territory," Ginuwine says. "Timbaland and I are still close, but on some levels it was time to move on."

The artist will also be seen alongside Lil' Kim, Vivica A. Fox, and Tommy Davidson in the upcoming film "Juwana Man," due out in May.

Here are Ginuwine's tour dates:
April 2: Philadelphia (Theatre Of The Living Arts)
April 3: New York (SOB's)
April 5: Washington, D.C. (Nation)
April 9: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
April 10: Chicago (Metro)
April 12: Atlanta (Cotton Club)
April 14: Houston (Rockefellers)
April 17: Los Angeles (Vynyl)
April 18: San Francisco (Soundfactory)

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