24/Seven (Big Time Rush album)
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2013)|
|Studio album by Big Time Rush|
|Released||June 11, 2013|
|Genre||Pop, synthpop, dance-pop|
|Producer||Damon Sharpe, Matt Squire, "The Suspsex", Austin Bis, Big Time Rush, Eric Sanicola, Chris DeStefano, Blueprint|
|Big Time Rush chronology|
|Singles from 24/Seven|
24/Seven is the third studio album by American boy band Big Time Rush, released on June 11, 2013 by Columbia Records. The album is a more uptempo and traditional pop sound from the band but still incorporates similar melodies to their previous sound. The band worked with producers Matt Squire and Damon Sharpe, as they had done in the past, in an effort to mature their sound yet not stray away from their well-known qualities. The four members co-wrote twelve songs (including five deluxe edition bonus tracks) with several hired songwriters. The album is the most pre-ordered album in Mexico's iTunes history. The album was preceded by the release of the promotional singles "Like Nobody's Around", Confetti Falling.
"24/seven", the album's title track, was released as the lead single on June 19, 2013 along with its music video. Though The album received mixed to Eventually positive reviews from music critics, it was a huge commercial success debuting at number four on the Billboard 200. 24/Seven has Been certified gold in over 3 different countries as of March 4, 2014.
Beginning on April 26, 2013, Big Time Rush began releasing photos for various songs on the album via Instagram and Google Plus. The band revealed the track list for the album on April 29, 2013 in the magazine Entertainment Weekly.
Musically, 24/Seven brings back the traditional boy band pop that was featured on the previous two albums, BTR and Elevate. However, the album marks a departure from the more electronic and dance oriented sound of Elevate, incorporating more guitar production and lighter beats. Also in contrast with the previous two releases, the latter contains music that was written primarily by Big Time Rush as opposed to other songwriters. With the exception of the songs "Like Nobody's Around" and "Love Me Again", each song on the album was either written or co-written by a member of the band. There are two guest appearances on this album: pop rap duo Karmin appears on the track "Song For You", and rapper Jake Miller appears on "Lost In Love" on the deluxe edition of the album. The first version of the song "Love Me Again" was written by Big Time Rush, but then Nickelodeon changed the song to be more "Kid-friendly"
"24/seven" was released on June 19, 2013 along with its music video. The song was written by Damon Sharpe, Logan Henderson, Kendall Schmidt, Jeremy Skaller, Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Justin Lucas, and Ameerah Roelants; it was produced by OMFG and Sharpe.
The album was preceded by the promotional single "Like Nobody's Around", which saw its music video premiere on VEVO during the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. The song became available for digital download on April 30, 2013 when the album was released on iTunes for pre order.
|PopMatters||6 / 10|
|Rolling Stone|
The album received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, debuting at number four on the US Billboard 200. It charted in more than 30 different countries and it was no.1 in most of them. It received Gold and Platinum Status in Mexico and Gold status in Venezuela and Colombia. As of now it has sold more than 1 Million Copies Worldwide.
|1.||"24/Seven"||Damon Sharpe, Jeremy Skaller, Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr, Logan Henderson, Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Justin Lucas & Ameerah Roelants||OFM, Sharpe||3:09|
|2.||"Like Nobody's Around"||Jason Evigan, Mitch Allen, Emily Wright, Claude Kelly, Austin Bisnow||Squire, "The Suspex," Austin Bisnow||2:56|
|3.||"Get Up"||Matt Squire, Matt Thiessen, Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, Nikita Konovalenko, Nikolay Prilepo||Matt Squire||2:57|
|4.||"Song for You" (featuring Karmin)||Ryan Ogren, Nick Bailey, Rami Jrade, Megan Perry, Amy Heidmann, Nick Noonan||The Blueprint||3:15|
|5.||"Run Wild"||Damon Sharpe, James Maslow, Eric Sanicola, Matty Nyberg||Sanicola, Sharpe||3:09|
|6.||"Crazy for U"||Damon Sharpe, Jeremy Skaller, Kendall Schmidt, Robert Larow||OFM, Sharpe||3:07|
|7.||"Picture This"||Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Carlos Pena Jr., James Maslow||DeStefano, Sharpe||3:04|
|8.||"Confetti Falling"||Jeremy Skaller, Khaled Rohaim, Rob Larow, August Rigo, Big Time Rush (band)||OFM, Sharpe||4:03|
|9.||"Amazing"||Dan Book, Alexi Misoul, James Maslow, Dave Katz||Book, Misoul||3:21|
|10.||"We Are"||Jeff Halavacs, Francisca Hall, Kendall Schmidt||Halatrax, Sharpe||3:46|
|11.||"Love Me Again"||Damon Sharpe, Eric Sanicola, Talay Riley, C.J. Holland, Big Time Rush||Sanicala, Sharpe||3:30|
|12.||"Just Getting Started"||Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson||DeStefano, Sharpe||3:02|
|13.||"Untouchable"||Matt Squire, Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, Damon Sharpe||Squire, Sharpe||3:20|
|14.||"Lost In Love" (featuring Jake Miller)||Chris DeStefano, Carlos Pena Jr., Shari Short, Jake Miller||DeStefano, Sharpe||3:02|
|15.||"Na Na Na"||Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Carlos Pena Jr.||DeStefano, Sharpe||3:09|
Credits from 24/seven adapted from album liner notes.
|Argentinian Albums Chart||3|
|Austrian Albums Chart||35|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)||114|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)||124|
|Dutch Albums Chart||94|
|German Albums Chart||42|
|Spanish Albums Charts||87|
|Swiss Albums Charts||43|
|US Billboard 200||4|
|Germany||June 7, 2013||CD, digital download||Sony Music Entertainment, Nick, RCA Records|
|United Kingdom||June 10, 2013|
|United States||June 11, 2013||Nick, Columbia|
- Big Time Rush's Music Video For "24/Seven" Is Here!. J-14. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- Big Time Rush – Google. Plus.google.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- Ross, Dalton. (2013-04-26) Big Time Rush's '24/seven' album will be released on... + all the track names: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | The Family Room | EW.com. Family-room.ew.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- 24/Seven – Big Time Rush | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards. AllMusic (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- Big Time Rush, ’24/Seven’ (Standard Edition) – Album Review. Popcrush.com (2013-06-06). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- About PopMatters < PopMatters. Popmatters.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- "Big Time Rush ready to slow down | Music | Entertainment". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "Ranking mensual – CAPIF". CAPIF (in Spanish). 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- Big Time Rush – 24 / Seven. mexicancharts.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- Big Time Rush, 24 / Seven. charts.de
- "Big Time Rush Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Big Time Rush. Prometheus Global Media.