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Ginuwine lost both his parents; his father committed suicide and his mother died of cancer less than a year later. 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.

Ginuwine was married to the American rapper Tonya M. Johnston better known by her stage name, Solé. Solé has daughters De'jan (March 9, 1992) and Cypress (January 9, 1995) from a previous relationship. Ginuwine met Solé in June 1999 and they began dating in October 1999. They were married on September 8, 2003 in Cayman Islands. They live in Maryland. They have two daughters together: Story (March 29, 2001) and Dream Sarae Lumpkin (November 1, 2002). He has a son Elgin, Jr. (January 30, 1991) from a previous relationship, as well as three other children by three different women. In February 2009, Ginuwine announced he has eight children.

In November 2014 he announced he and Solé had separated.

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin better known by his stage name Ginuwine is an American singer and performer. Signed to Epic Records since the mid-1990s, Ginuwine has released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists during the 1990s heyday of hip-hop soul.

Ginuwine can be spotted in one of Jodeci’s videos. There, he met rapper Missy Elliott and producer “Timbaland”, who became his main collaborators through the 1990s. Ginuwine’s first single, the 1996 ” Pony” from Ginuwine. …The Bachelor, showcased his smooth vocals and Timbaland’s innovative production style, and the two became a hit-making duo.

After his second album, 100% Ginuwine, released in 1999, Ginuwine and Timbaland grew apart, and producers such as R. Kelly have crafted hits for him since then. In 2001, Ginuwine had a number-four hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single ” Differences”, which also peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. In 2002, Ginuwine was a feature artist on P. Diddy’s number-one hit “I Need a Girl (Part II)”.

Ginuwine’s fifth album, Back II Da Basics, was released on November 15, 2005. 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 May 2007, an album entitled I Apologize was released in stores.

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1975), better known by his stage name Ginuwine
He is named after NBA legend Elgin Baylor
The song "Pony" was used in a "karaoke" scene from the box office smash "Wild Hogs" in 2007 and again used in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008
Jay-Z references Ginuwine in a guest rap verse on Beyoncé's #1 song "Crazy in Love" released in 2003.
Legendary rap group EPMD references Ginuwine, his signature hit "Pony" and his single "Only When Ur Lonely" in their single "Joint" that appears on the 1997 album release "Back In Business"
Ginuwine stood in for Devante Swing in the music video for Father MC's single "Everything's Going To Be Alright" featuring Jodeci. Swing decided not to show up for the video shoot and Ginuwine was asked to appear in the video in Devante's absence so it would appear that the entire group was featured in the video.
Ginuwine's very first music video appearance ever was as an extra in the video for popular DC area DJ/Rapper DJ Kool's regional hit single "Reggae Dance". This 1988 single was a bonafide radio hit in the Washington DC area.
Ginuwine's very first appearance with P. Diddy in a music video was not for Diddy's #1 hit single "I Need A Girl (Part II)" but for Jodeci's "Let's Go Through The Motions" which served as the first video and single off the motion picture soundtrack for the 1993 comedy film Who's the Man? starring Ed Lover and Doctor Dre. Diddy and Ginuwine were extras in this music video and this would mark the first time Ginuwine and Diddy appeared in a music video together. Ginuwine also contributed background vocals for this single



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