3 (Calogero album)

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3
Studio album by Calogero
Released 21 March 2004
Recorded France
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 48:14
Label Universal Records
Mercury
Calogero chronology
Calogero
(2002)
3
(2004)
Live 1.0
(2005)
Singles from 3
  1. "Yalla"
    Released: January 2004
  2. "Face à la mer"
    Released: June 2004
  3. "Si seulement je pouvais lui manquer"
    Released: November, 2004

3 is the third studio album recorded by the French singer and songwriter Calogero. It was released in 2004 and achieved smash success, becoming the second best-selling album of the year in France.

Album information[edit]

The album, for which all the music was composed by Calogero, was written by several artists, such as Lionel Florence (who had already worked with Pascal Obispo, Patricia Kaas and Nolwenn Leroy), Zazie, Raphael and Calogero's brother, Gioacchino. The R&B duet with Passi on "Face à la mer", was the most successful single from this album.[citation needed] The single "Si seulement je pouvais lui manquer" is dedicated to Calogero's father,[citation needed] and the last track, "La Bienvenue", is a tribute his daughter who was born shortly before.[citation needed]

The album was charted for two years in France and Belgium (Wallonia), topping their chart, and achieved success in Switzerland, and hitting Platinum certifications in these countries.

3 was released as a CD, but there was also a collector edition composing of a CD and a DVD on which there is an interview of Calogero. There were three singles from this album, but "Yalla" was just a promotional single, while the two others were top ten hits in France and Belgium (Wallonia).

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Yalla"   L.Florence / Calogero 4:48
2. "Il bat"   Zazie / Calogero – Gioacchino 4:20
3. "Face à la mer" (Duet with Passi) Passi – Alana Filippi / Calogero – Gioacchino 3:43
4. "Si seulement je pouvais lui manquer"   M.Jourdan – J.D'Aimé / Calogero – Gioacchino 3:20
5. "Qui parlait"   L.Florence / Calogero – M.Aymé 3:50
6. "Fais comme tu veux"   P.Guirao / Gioacchino 3:19
7. "Je n'ai que nous à vivre"   P.Guirao / Calogero – Gioacchino 4:47
8. "Un Jour parfait"   Raphaël / Calogero – Gioacchino 4:41
9. "Les Hommes endormis"   Zazie – P.Guirao / Calogero – Gioacchino 3:54
10. "Safe Sex"   L.Florence / Calogero – Gioacchino 3:42
11. "Rare"   A.Filippi / Calogero – Gioacchino 5:18
12. "La Bienvenue"   P.Grillet / Calogero 2:55
DVD

Making of

Credits[edit]

  • Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 :
    • Produced by Philippe Uminski and Calogero
    • Recorded and mixed by Erwin Autrique at studios ICP
  • Tracks 1, 4, 7, 10 :
    • Produced by Pierre Jaconelli and Calogero
    • Recorded by Pete Schwier at studio Gang
    • Assistant : Florian Lagatta
  • Mixed by Erwin Autrique at studios ICP TBC

Except "Si seulement je pouvais lui manquer" : mixed by Pete Schwier ; "Je n'ai que nous à vivre" : mixed by Pete Schwier and Erwin Autrique

  • Passi's voice on "Face à la mer" recorded by Philippe Balzé, Vincent Creusot, at studio plus XXX
  • Strings recorded at studios Ferber by René Ameline, assisted by Laurent Binder, and at studios Méga by Patrice Kung, assisted by Dimitri Kurts, with Les Archers de Paris and L'Orchestre de Massy
  • Additional recordings : Michel Dierickx, Phil Delire at studio ICP
  • Mastering George Marino at Sterling Sound
  • Artistic direction : Caroline Molko
  • Executive production : Sandrine Lebars
  • Photos : Kate Barry
  • Photos patchwork : André D.
  • Artwork : Autrement Le Design'

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium (Wallonia)[8] Platinum February 26, 2005 50,000
France[9] Diamond March 2, 2005 1,000,000 1,230,000[10]
Switzerland[11] Platinum 2005 40,000

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
2004: Les Enfoirés dans l'espace by Les Enfoirés
French SNEP number-one album (first run)
28 March 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
Kensington Square by Vincent Delerm
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album (first run)
3 April 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
Studio Fan / Live Fan by Pascal Obispo
Preceded by
Studio Fan / Live Fan by Pascal Obispo
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album (second run)
17 April – 8 May 2004 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
Du Plaisir by Michel Sardou
Preceded by
Sleeping with Ghosts by Placebo
French SNEP number-one album (second run)
1 August 2004 (1 week)
Succeeded by
We Broke the Rules by Aventura
Preceded by
Les Beaux Dégâts by Francis Cabrel
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album (third run)
21–28 August 2004 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Les Beaux Dégâts by Francis Cabrel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 3, Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  2. ^ 3, French Albums Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  3. ^ 3, Swiss Albums Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  4. ^ 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  5. ^ 2004 French Albums Chart Ifop.com (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  6. ^ 2004 Swiss Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  7. ^ 2005 French Albums Chart Ifop.com (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  8. ^ 2004 certifications in Belgium (Wallonia) Ultratop.be (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  9. ^ 2005 certifications in France Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  10. ^ Sales and chart trajectories of various albums in France Fanofmusic.fr (Retrieved 4 June 2008)
  11. ^ 2005 certification in Switzerland Swisscharts.com (Retrieved 4 June 2008)