Unpredictable is Jamie Foxx's second studio release, and was his first release in eleven years. The album debuted at number two behind Mary J. Blige's The Breakthrough on the US Billboard 200 moving 597,000 units in its first week . The album moved to No. 1 the following week, overtaking Blige. The feat made Foxx the fourth artist ever to have won an Academy Award for acting and to have achieved a No. 1 album on the Billboard charts.
Four singles were released from the album, the title-track "Unpredictable", "DJ Play a Love Song", "Can I Take U Home" and "Extravaganza".
Unpredictable debut at number-two on the US Billboard 200 - beaten to #1 by Mary J. Blige with 'The Breakthrough' - moving 597,000 units in its first week.. In its second week, it climbed to number-one despite 77% decrease moving 139,000 units. In its third week slipped to number-three with a 29% decrease moving 93,000 units. In its fourth week sales increased by 2% moving 96,000 units but the album slid another spot down to number-four. In Its fifth week it suffered a 21% decrease, sliding to number-ten moving 75,000 units, bringing the albums US sales to 1,000,000 units. Since it's release the album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA with an excess of 2 million copies.
"Unpredictable" has received generally mixed or average reviews from music critics.
*"E! Online" - 7.5 out of 10 -"Whether he makes it all work via his musical skills or chameleonic acting ability, we don't know, but it does work."
*"Rolling Stone" - 6 out of 10 - "When the album works, it's because of Foxx's easy charm and A-list confidence."
*Paste magazine" - 3 out of 10 - "It's better to be the imitation Ray Charles than the poor man's R. Kelly."
*"Q Magazine" - 4 out of 10 - "The voice that set such a spark to (Kanye) West's (#1 hit single) Gold Digger should be capable of more than this exaggerated comedy sex routine."Q Magazine. May 2006. Page 126
*Alex Petridis of the British newspaper the guardian was also not impressed with "Unpredictable" saying: "Unpredictable resembles another legendary thespian's venture into pop, William Shatner's 1968 opus The Transformed Man, in that you start to wonder whether Foxx is actually serious or not."
Album – Billboard (U.S.)
actual sales 1,980,000
Singles – Billboard (U.S.)
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