The Band Perry (album)

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The Band Perry
Studio album by The Band Perry
ReleasedOctober 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)
GenreCountry pop, country
Length39:45
LabelRepublic Nashville
ProducerNathan Chapman
Paul Worley[1]
The Band Perry chronology
The Band Perry EP
(2010)
The Band Perry
(2010)
Singles from The Band Perry
  1. "Hip to My Heart"
    Released: November 16, 2009
  2. "If I Die Young"
    Released: June 7, 2010
  3. "You Lie"
    Released: January 18, 2011
  4. "All Your Life"
    Released: August 8, 2011
  5. "Postcard from Paris"
    Released: March 5, 2012
 
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The Band Perry
Studio album by The Band Perry
ReleasedOctober 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)
GenreCountry pop, country
Length39:45
LabelRepublic Nashville
ProducerNathan Chapman
Paul Worley[1]
The Band Perry chronology
The Band Perry EP
(2010)
The Band Perry
(2010)
Singles from The Band Perry
  1. "Hip to My Heart"
    Released: November 16, 2009
  2. "If I Die Young"
    Released: June 7, 2010
  3. "You Lie"
    Released: January 18, 2011
  4. "All Your Life"
    Released: August 8, 2011
  5. "Postcard from Paris"
    Released: March 5, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Country Weekly3/5 stars[3]

The Band Perry is the self-titled debut album of the American country music group The Band Perry. It was released October 12, 2010 (see 2010 in country music) via Universal Republic Nashville Records. The album includes five songs from the band's digital EP The Band Perry EP, which was released in April 2010. The album has produced five singles: "Hip to My Heart", "If I Die Young", "You Lie", "All Your Life", and "Postcard from Paris". Of these, "If I Die Young" and "All Your Life" were number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Contents

Reception

Commercial

The album debuted at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart upon its release. It sold 53,000 copies in its first week.[4] As of June, 2012 the album has sold nearly 1.3 million copies in the US.[5]

Critical

Thom Jurek of Allmusic gave the album a three-star rating out of five, saying that the album was "carefully crafted" and thought that the singles were among the strongest tracks on it.[2] Country Weekly reviewer Jessica Phillips said that the album was "more introspective and engrossing than typical radio fare", and praised Kimberly's "unpolished" voice, but thought that some songs had "aimless" lyrics. She also gave it three stars out of five.[3] Also giving it a positive review, Michael McCall of the Associated Press compared the band favorably to Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum, and said that the album's "emphasis is on easygoing, back-porch music."[6]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."You Lie"  Aaron Henningsen, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen3:36
2."Hip to My Heart"  Brett Beavers, Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry, Reid Perry3:00
3."If I Die Young"  K. Perry3:44
4."All Your Life"  B. Henningsen, C. Henningsen3:52
5."Miss You Being Gone"  A. Henningsen, B. Henningsen, C. Henningsen, K. Perry, N. Perry, R. Perry2:56
6."Double Heart"  Beavers, K. Perry, N. Perry, R. Perry3:38
7."Postcard from Paris"  Jeff Cohen, Kara DioGuardi, K. Perry. N. Perry, R. Perry3:36
8."Walk Me Down the Middle"  K. Perry, N. Perry, R. Perry4:01
9."Independence"  A. Henningsen, B. Henningsen, C. Henningsen, K. Perry, N. Perry, R. Perry3:37
10."Quittin' You"  K. Perry, N. Perry, R. Perry3:20
11."Lasso"  A. Henningsen, B. Henningsen, C. Henningsen, K. Perry, N. Perry, R. Perry4:25
Total length:
39:45

Charts and certifications

Album

Chart (2010–2012)Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[7]46
U.S. Billboard 200[8]4
U.S. Billboard Country Albums[8]2

Certifications

CountryCertification
United StatesPlatinum[9]

End of year charts

Chart (2010)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[10]46
Chart (2011)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[11]30

Singles

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[12]
US
[13]
US AC
[14]
US
Adult
US
Pop

[14]
CAN
[15]
2009"Hip to My Heart"[A]20101
2010"If I Die Young"114141248
2011"You Lie"242
"All Your Life"13762
2012"Postcard from Paris"660
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes

References

  1. ^ David M. Ross (August 17, 2009). "Republic Nashville Signs The Band Perry". Music Row. http://www.musicrow.com/2009/08/republic-nashville-signs-the-band-perry/. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "The Band Perry review". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1959982. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (October 18, 2010). "Album reviews". Country Weekly 17 (42): 52. 
  4. ^ "Lil Wayne's Human Being leaps 16-1 on Billboard 200". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/lil-wayne-s-human-being-leaps-16-1-on-billboard-1004121787.story. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Country Boys Continue to Dominate the Charts". Roughstock. http://www.roughstock.com/blog/september-14-2011-chart-news-george-strait-still-king-. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ McCall, Michael (October 10, 2010). "The Band Perry, a trio of siblings, make a promising start on their self-titled debut album". Associated Press. http://www.sfexaminer.com/lifestyle/the-band-perry-a-trio-of-siblings-make-a-promising-start-on-their-self-titled-debut-album-104714424.html. Retrieved October 11, 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/albums-chart/
  8. ^ a b "The Band Perry – The Band Perry". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/album/the-band-perry/the-band-perry/1394663. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search". RIAA. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=The%20Band%20Perry&format=ALBUM&go=Search&perPage=50. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best of 2010 – Top Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/charts-year-end/top-country-albums?year=2010&begin=41&order=position. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Billboard 200 Year-End 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/charts-year-end#/charts-year-end/the-billboard-200?year=2011&begin=21&order=position. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  12. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/the-band-perry/chart-history/1324173?f=357&g=Singles. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/the-band-perry/chart-history/1324173. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "Chart Highlights for May 30, 2011". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-pop-songs-adult-contemporary-1005207432.story. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  15. ^ "The Band Perry Album & Song Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/the-band-perry/chart-history/1324173?f=793&g=Singles. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Canadian certifications – The Band Perry – If I Die Young". Music Canada. http://www.musiccanada.com/GPSearchResult.aspx?st=If+I+Die+Young&sa=The+Band+Perry&smt=0. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – The Band Perry – If I Die Young". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?artist=%22If+I+Die+Young%22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "American single certifications – The Band Perry – You Lie". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?artist=%22You+Lie%22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  19. ^ "American single certifications – The Band Perry – All Your Life". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?artist=%22All+Your+Life%22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  20. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 59. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.