Celebrity (album)
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Celebrity Album
Celebrity
Celebrity cover.png
Studio album by NSYNC
ReleasedJuly 24, 2001 (2001-07-24)
Recorded2001
Genre
Length49:31
LabelJive
Producer
NSYNC chronology
No Strings Attached
(2000)
Celebrity
(2001)
Greatest Hits
(2005)
Singles from Celebrity
  1. "Pop"
    Released: May 15, 2001
  2. "Gone"
    Released: September 4, 2001
  3. "Girlfriend"
    Released: April 15, 2002

Celebrity is the fourth and final studio album by American boy band NSYNC. It was released on July 24, 2001 by Jive Records. The album was the band's second to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1,879,495 copies, the second best debut-week sales in the country at the time, only behind its predecessor No Strings Attached the previous year. As of 2015, the album has the third best-debut week sales in the US of all time.[2] Upon release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Background

At the 2000 Billboard Music Awards on December 5, 2000, NSYNC announced that they would begin "experimenting with new music" for their fourth studio album in January 2001 at a recording studio in their native Florida. Justin Timberlake revealed that they plan to spend two months there to "see what [they] can come up with", while Joey Fatone stated that the group may "move out of state" as the project progresses. NSYNC revealed that they while they plan to do more songwriting and producing for the album, they hope to work with Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs and Richard Marx, who had collaborated with them on their third studio album, No Strings Attached (2000). Fatone said that working with Marx was "such a cool feeling", as the singer was someone that he had listened to when he was younger and "looked up to".[3]

The group sought to express more creative control on the album than they did with their previous work.[4] As such, the album features more songwriting and production from the group's members than any of their previous albums.

Promotion

A television special entitled The Road to Celebrity was broadcast on MTV from July 21 to 22, 2001.[5] The album spawned three singles: "Pop", "Gone" and "Girlfriend". which peaked at numbers nineteen, eleven and five on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.

The band embarked on two concer tours to promote the album. The first one was PopOdyssey, which began in May 2001 and concluded in September. Earning over $90 million, it was one of the biggest tours of 2001.[6] The second tour was the Celebrity Tour, which began in March 2002 and concluded in April. It earned nearly $30 million.[7]

Critical reception

Celebrity received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 65 based on 11 reviews.[8] Upon the album's release, AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that Celebrity is NSYNC's "most varied album yet, but the emergence of Timberlake and Chasez as credible soulful singers and, yes, songwriters makes it their best album yet, and one of the best of the teen pop boom of 1999-2001".[9]

Commercial performance

In the United States, Celebrity debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Although it did not sell as much as its predecessor, Celebrity still managed to gain the second-best debut-week sales at the time since SoundScan began monitoring record retailers in 1991, selling 1,879,955 copies.[16] On August 22, 2001, the album was certified five-time Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting five million shipments. The album also debuted at number one in Canada by selling 71,245 copies.[16]

As of March, 2015 the album sold 5,002,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen Music.[17] It sold an additional 826,000 units at the BMG Music Club as of February 2003.[18]

Track listing

All lead vocals by Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez.

Celebrity -- American and Canadian edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Pop"
  • BT
  • Timberlake
  • Robson
3:57
2."Celebrity"
3:17
3."The Game Is Over"
  • Riprock 'n' Alex G
  • Chasez
3:25
4."Girlfriend"The Neptunes4:13
5."The Two of Us"
  • Chasez
  • Greggs
  • Daymond
  • Riprock 'n' Alex G
  • Chasez
3:50
6."Gone"
  • Timberlake
  • Robson
  • Timberlake
  • Robson
4:51
7."Tell Me, Tell Me... Baby"Rami3:36
8."Up Against the Wall"
  • Chasez
  • Timberlake
  • Greggs
  • Daymond
  • Riprock 'n' Alex G
  • Chasez
3:36
9."See Right Through You"
  • Timberlake
  • Larry "Rock" Campbell
  • Robson
  • Timberlake
  • Robson
2:52
10."Selfish"
  • Chasez
  • Jolyon Skinner
Brian McKnight4:19
11."Just Don't Tell Me That"
  • Lundin
  • Schulze
3:02
12."Something Like You"
  • Timberlake
  • Buchanan
  • Wiley
4:14
13."Do Your Thing"James MossPAJAM4:19
Total length:49:31
Deluxe edition bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Pop" (Pablo La Rosa's Funktified Remix)5:38
2."Pop" (Deep Dish Cha-Ching Mix)11:49
3."Pop" (Terminalhead Vocal Mix)5:35
4."Gone" (Gone Clubbin' I'll Be Back Late Remix)5:57
5."Gone" (Spanish version)4:22
6."Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix featuring Nelly)4:43
7."Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix Instrumental)4:43
8."Pop" (music video)3:57
9."Gone" (music video)4:51
10."Girlfriend" (music video)4:13
11."Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix featuring Nelly) (music video)4:43

Personnel

  • Alan Armitage - engineer
  • Brady Barnett - digital editing
  • Kenny Blank - guitar
  • Bryan Popin - piano, cello, strings, writer ("Falling")
  • Stuart Brawley - engineer, mixing
  • BT - arranger, programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Christopher Carroll - mixing
  • JC Chasez - producer
  • J. Valentine - background vocals, writer, producer
  • Bradley Daymond - mixing
  • Todd Fairall - engineer
  • Tony Flores - mixing
  • Michael Forbes - engineer
  • Richard Fortus - bass guitar, electric guitar
  • Brian Garten - engineer
  • Steven Gerstein - stylist
  • Alexander Greggs - mixing
  • Paul Gregory - engineer
  • Kevin Guarnieri - engineer, digital editing, assistant engineer
  • Chris Haggerty - digital editing
  • Hampton String Quartet - strings
  • Chaz Harper - mastering
  • Jean-Marie Horvat - mixing
  • Bill Importico - engineer
  • Rodney Jerkins - multi instruments, producer
  • Joel Kazmi - engineer, assistant vocal engineer
  • Scott Kieklak - mixing
  • Michael Landau - guitar (electric)
  • Michael Lang - piano
  • Kristian Lundin - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Brian McKnight - keyboards, producer
  • Peter Mokran - mixing
  • James Moss - producer, engineer, rap, mixing
  • Dylan Koski-Budabin - engineer
  • Pablo Munguia - engineer, assistant engineer
  • Jackie Murphy - art direction, design
  • Anthony Nance - drum programming
  • Esbjörn Öhrwall - guitar
  • Paulino Oliveira - assistant engineer
  • John O'Mahoney - mixing
  • Frankie Payne - hair stylist
  • Charles Pollard - programming, engineer, string arrangements
  • Rami - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Wade Robson - arranger, multi instruments, producer
  • Jake Schulze - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Mark Seliger - photography
  • Talley Sherwood - engineer
  • Mary Ann Souza - assistant engineer
  • Rich Tapper - assistant engineer, mixing
  • Michael Hart Thompson - guitar (acoustic)
  • Justin Timberlake - arranger, multi instruments, producer, beatbox
  • Jim Tobin - FOH Manager
  • Michael Tucker - engineer, assistant engineer, mixing, vocal recording
  • Carlos Vazquez - beat programming
  • WaWa - chant
  • Robin Wiley - producer, digital editing, string arrangements
  • Stevie Wonder - harmonica
  • Chris Wood - engineer
  • Yasu - string engineer

Charts and certifications

Release history

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Japan July 18, 2001 CD Sony [48]
United Kingdom July 23, 2001 RCA [49]
Canada July 24, 2001 CD Sony [50]
United States
  • Cassette
  • CD
Jive [51]
United Kingdom April 29, 2002 CD (special edition) RCA [52]
Japan August 7, 2002 CD (reissue) Sony [53]
June 20, 2007 [54]

See also

References

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  48. ^ Release of Celebrity in Japan
  49. ^ Release of Celebrity in the United Kingdom:
  50. ^ Release of Celebrity in Canada
  51. ^ Release of Celebrity in the United States:
  52. ^ "Celebrity: Special Edition". 29 April 2002 – via Amazon.
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  54. ^ "Celebrity [Priced-down Reissue] N SYNC CD Album". cdjapan.co.jp.

External links

Notes

  1. ^ As of March 2015, the album has sold 5,002,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan, which does not count albums sold through clubs like the BMG Music Club, where it sold 826,000 units as of February 2003.[17][18] Combined, it has sold over 5,828,000 copies in the United States.

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