1000 Stars

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For the song of the same name by Big Country, see The Crossing (Big Country album).
1000 Stars
Studio album by Natalie Bassingthwaighte
Released 20 February 2009 (2009-02-20)
Recorded
Genre Pop[1]
Label Sony
Producer
Singles from 1000 Stars
  1. "Alive"
    Released: 14 October 2008 (2008-10-14)
  2. "Someday Soon"
    Released: 8 December 2008 (2008-12-08)
  3. "1000 Stars"
    Released: 23 April 2009 (2009-04-23)
  4. "Not for You"
    Released: 23 July 2009 (2009-07-23)
  5. "Love Like This"
    Released: 29 January 2010 (2010-01-29)

1000 Stars is the debut solo album by Australian singer and former Rogue Traders lead singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte. It was released through Sony Music Australia as a digital download on 20 February 2009, followed by a physical release on 21 February 2009. Upon its release, 1000 Stars debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of more than 35,000 units. The album spawned two top-ten singles, "Alive" and "Someday Soon", which were both certified platinum.

Background and release[edit]

In 2006, Bassingthwaighte had signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia to embark on a solo career.[2] She wrote and recorded 1000 Stars over three months in London, Los Angeles and Sweden with several songwriters and producers, including Paul Barry, Steve Anderson, Jimmy Harry and Ina Wroldsen, among others.[3] The album was released digitally on 20 February 2009 and physically on 21 February 2009.[3][4] The digital edition on iTunes includes the bonus track "Star".[4]

Singles[edit]

"Alive" was released on 14 October 2008 as the lead single from 1000 Stars.[5] It peaked at number eight on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 70,000 copies.[6][7] The second single "Someday Soon" was released on 8 December 2008.[8] Upon its release, "Someday Soon" peaked at number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart and spent eight consecutive weeks in the top ten.[6] It was also certified platinum.[7] The album's title track "1000 Stars" was released as the third single on 23 April 2009, and peaked at number 30.[6][9]

"Not for You" was released as the fourth single from 1000 Stars on 23 July 2009, but failed to impact the charts.[10] "Love Like This" was released on 29 January 2010 as the album's fifth and final single.[11] It was released to raise awareness of the AIDS Council Of New South Wales' "Wear It With Pride" campaign leading up to the 2010 Mardi Gras parade.[12] All of the single's proceeds went towards the ongoing support of the LGBT community.[12] Unlike the fourth single, "Love Like This" managed to chart at number 88 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[13]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

For the issue dated 2 March 2009, 1000 Stars debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart with first-week sales of 9,000 copies.[14][15] In its second week, the album dropped to number four and sold 6,982 copies.[14][16] It spent four consecutive weeks in the top ten and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of more than 35,000 units.[14][17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Catch Me If You Can"  
  3:34
2. "Someday Soon"  
  • Bassingthwaighte
  • Barry
  • Smith
  • Brian Rawling
  • Smith
4:12
3. "1000 Stars"  
Braide 4:00
4. "Alive"  
  • Frampton
  • Birgisson
3:31
5. "Not for You"  
  • Braide
  • Ina Wroldsen
  3:27
6. "Feel the Flow"  
  3:28
7. "Could You Be Loved"  
  4:23
8. "Supersensual"  
  3:43
9. "Why Do I"  
  3:52
10. "Turn the Lights On"  
  • Braide
  • Wroldsen
  4:17
11. "This Can't Be Love"  
  4:02
12. "Superhuman"  
  4:24
13. "Love Like This"  
  • Rawling
  • Smith
3:54
14. "In His Eyes"  
  • Bassingthwaighte
  • Jay Levine
  3:47

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Rank
ARIA Albums Chart[18] 57
ARIA Australian Artist Albums Chart[19] 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[17] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue Ref.
Australia 20 February 2009 Digital download Sony Music Australia [4]
21 February 2009 CD 88697461742 [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greenberg, Adam. "Review: 1000 Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Natalie Bassingthwaighte Embarks on a Solo Career". Sunshine Coast Daily (APN News & Media). 29 November 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "1000 Stars by Natalie Bassingthwaighte – CD". Sanity. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "1000 Stars (Bonus Track Version) by Natalie Bassinthwaighte". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alive – Single by Natalie Bassingthwaighte". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Discography Natalie Bassingthwaighte". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2009 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Someday Soon – EP by Natalie Bassingthwaighte". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "1000 Stars – EP by Natalie Bassingthwaighte". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Not for You – EP by Natalie Bassingthwaighte". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Love Like This – EP by Natalie Bassingthwaighte". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Nat's Single 'Love Like This' To be Used To Support Same Sex Law Reform". NatalieBassingthwaighte.com. 25 January 2010. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF). ARIA Charts (1041). Pandora Archive. 8 February 2010. p. 2. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Natalie Bassingthwaighte – 1000 Stars". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Chart Watch". auspOp. 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Chart Watch". auspOp. 9 March 2009. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. 
  17. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2009 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2009". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Albums 2009". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 9 October 2014.