Co-founder Ginuwine and his wife Tonya Lumpkin teamed up to officially open the first SPRUCE program November 2007 in Tonya's hometown of Kansas City, MO. The SPRUCE program provides spiritual, real-life assistance to physically and mentally disabled adults.
Ginuwine is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Ginuwine appears in Jodeci's video for their single "Let's Go Through the Motions" 1998 and at that time he went by the name Tornado.
Ginuwine didn't appear in the Aaliyah tribute video "Miss You" and he wrote the song.
Ginuwine features on Nas's track "You Owe Me" on Nas's CD Nastradamus.
Ginuwine contributes songs on smash-hit soundtracks for two motion pictures Men In Black and Doctor Dolittle.
During his ten years Ginuwine has five CD's: 1996 "Ginuwine...The Bachelor", 1999 "100% Ginuwine",2001 "The Life", 2003 "The Senior", 2005 "Back II Da Basics" and in 2006 he released his "Greatest Hits".
Ginuwine who is from D.C was named after D.C.-born basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor.
Ginuwine was nominated six times to only win once 2000 at the Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul Male Album-100% Ginuwine
Ginuwine has three kids, two with Tonya Johnston (Sole) named Story and Dream. Elgin Jr. is his oldest child from a previous relationship.
Ginuwine used to go by the name Tornado.
Ginuwine has formed a group with Tank and Tyrese named TGT. Their first single was a remix of Tank's "Please Don't Go", with an international tour entitled "The Shirts Off Tour"
He was close friends with fellow R&B singer Aaliyah.
In 2000, there was some speculation as to whether or not fellow R&B singer Aaliyah and Ginuwine were dating.
Ginuwine married Tonya Johnston, formerly known as rapper Sole, on September 8, 2003.
He appears in Aaliyah's music video for "One In a Million".
He appears on Fat Joe's song "Crush Tonight".
His self-titled debut album "Ginuwine...The Bachelor" went double platinum. Due to his R&B smash hit "Pony" and other Hits that would follow "Tell Me Do U Wanna","I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry","Holler" and "Only When Ur Lonely
In 1996, Ginuwine was discovered by Jodeci and, after traveling to New York City, met Timbaland, a then up-and-coming producer.
He was born and raised in Washington, D.C.
Lost both parents(Sandra:cancer, James II: suicide) within a year.
Graduated from Prince George Community College, where he received a paralegal degree.
Has a brother, James III, and a sister, Latisha.
Inspired by Michael Jackson to become a R&B star.
New album is called "Back II Da Basics".
Ginuwine: (During an interview by Nooreen Kara on his success) I always felt like if I ever got a chance, I would be successful. I was pretty sure of that, because this was something I wanted to do all my life and I was with the right people at the right time.
Ginuwine:I think people know how I get down and that's why I always try to give so much of myself on each album.
Ginuwine: Somewhat. Even though I've enjoyed a long run and am celebrating ten years in the industry, it never hurts to come on like it's the first time someone has heard you.
Ginuwine: On the Senior, the theme was that I was in high school situation and now, I'm in college, which means that it's good to brush up on the fundamentals, which is what I did. I made sure I had plenty of dance songs because dance music is part of my roots. But I also made sure I didn't forget those ballads, because that's also something I love doing.So I'm just going back to the basics of who I am, but I'm doing it in a new way.