In My Own Words is the debut album from American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, released on February 28, 2006. Four singles were released from the album, “Stay”, “So Sick”, “When You’re Mad”, and “Sexy Love”. The first single, “Stay”, was not as successful is its successors, being Ne-Yo’s only song so far to not chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 301,000 copies sold. Ne-Yo went on tour in August 2006 with Chris Brown and Dem Franchize Boyz. The album was subsequently certified platinum with 1.6 million copies sold in the U.S., and 2 million copies sold worldwide. Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 69/100 from Metacritic.