7 is the second studio album by British pop group S Club 7. It was released by Polydor Records on 12 June 2000, and 14 November 2000 in North America. The album was primarily produced by Cathy Dennis and Simon Ellis. It received a mixed reception from music critics, but despite critical commentary, it became one of the group's most successful album releases, and reached number one in the United Kingdom, where it was certified triple platinum. The album peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard albums chart and was certified gold. With the release of S Club's 2000 Children in Need single "Never Had a Dream Come True", the album was re-released on 4 December 2000 with the radio edit of "Natural" (which was not on the original version), two extra tracks ("Never Had a Dream Come True" and a previously unreleased cover of Stevie Wonder's "Lately"), as well as CD-ROM videos of "Reach" and "Natural". The only other part of the album that was changed was the overall theme. The blue feel of the first album was changed to a mixture of purples. The rest of the album, including the "Thank Yous", remained unchanged.
After the album's re-release, remixes by Solaris and Almighty were commissoned for 'Bring The House Down'. This, along with the song being a fan favourite, indicated that the song was to be released as the next single. However, plans for this were scrapped and the band decided to focus on the next album. The Almighty mix got a commercial release on the 'You' single and the album version was included as a bonus track on their Greatest Hits album in 2003.