Billie Piper discography

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Billie Piper discography
A woman wearing a purple scarf and smiling
Piper at a book signing for Growing Pains in October 2006
Releases
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 2
Singles 9
Music videos 8

The discography of Billie Piper (as known as Billie), an English pop music singer, consists of two studio albums, two compilation albums, and nine singles. Piper debuted in the early 1990s as an actress, appearing in several television advertisements. She signed a recording contract with Innocent Records, a subsidiary of Virgin Records, in 1998.[1]

Piper's debut studio album, Honey to the B, was released in May 1999. The album, which contained upbeat dance-pop songs,[2] reached number three in New Zealand and number 14 in the United Kingdom.[3][4] It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) and platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[5][6] Her debut single "Because We Want To" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and Piper became the youngest artist to release a number one single in over forty years.[3][7]

Piper's second album, Walk of Life, was released in October 2000. It peaked at number 14 in the UK and number 17 in New Zealand.[3][4] The album was certified silver by the BPI.[5] Two singles from the album, "Day & Night" and "Something Deep Inside", reached the top five in the UK.[3] In 2003, Piper retired from the recording industry, choosing instead to focus on acting.[8][9]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[10]
JPN
[11]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[12]
US H/S
[13]
Honey to the B 14 31 46 3 56 17
Walk of Life
  • Released: 18 October 2000 (UK)[15]
  • Formats: CD, CS, DD
  • Labels: Innocent, Virgin (CDSINX3)
14 23 17
  • BPI: Silver[5]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilations albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK[3]
The Best of Billie
  • Released: 8 August 2005 (UK)[16]
  • Formats: CD, DD
  • Label: EMI (3119282)
41
The Singles Collection
  • Released: 10 September 2012 (UK)[17]
  • Formats: CD, DD
  • Label: Music Club Deluxe (MCDLX170)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
5 Bites
  • Released: 25 May 2012 (UK)[18]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: DD

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
AUS
[10]
BEL (FL)
[19]
CAN
[13]
IRE
[20]
NL
[21]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[22]
US Dance
[13]
"Because We Want To" 1998 1 19 14 9 9 8
  • BPI: Silver[5]
Honey to the B
"Girlfriend" 1 35 12 2 22
"She Wants You" 3 83 21 4 9
  • BPI: Silver[5]
"Last Christmas" 47 N/A
"Honey to the Bee" 1999 3 6 25 5 Honey to the B
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(with Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra and B*Witched)
4 9 23 5 14 6 8
  • BPI: Silver[5]
  • ARIA: Platinum[24]
ABBAmania
"Day & Night" 2000 1 8 38 13 47 6 52 62 Walk of Life
"Something Deep Inside" 4 20 33 18 97
"Walk of Life" 25 66
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Because We Want To" 1998 Phil Griffin[27][28][29]
"Girlfriend"
"She Wants You" (Version one)
"She Wants You" (Version two)
"Honey to the Bee" 1999 Katie Bell[30]
"Day and Night" 2000 Cameron Casey[31][32]
"Something Deep Inside"
"Walk of Life" Jamie Morgan[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dillon, Charlotte. "Billie Piper – Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Honey to the B by Billie". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Peak chart positions for albums and singles in the UK:
  4. ^ a b c d Hung, Steffen. "Discography Billie Piper". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter "Billie Piper" into the "Search" box, then select "Go"). British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "The Official New Zealand Music Chart" (To access, select "Chart #1141 – Sunday 10 January 1999" and "Top 50 Albums Chart", then select "Go"). Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "BBC Drama – People Index Billie Piper". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Boshoff, Alison. "Billie: 'I've had enough'". Daily Mail. Daily Mail and General Trust. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Hattenstone, Simon (16 December 2006). "Take a girl like you". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Peak chart positions for albums and singles in Australia:
  11. ^ "ビリーのリリース一覧" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Billie Piper". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "Billie – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Honey to the B by Billie". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Walk of Life by Billie Piper". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Very Best of Billie by Billie Piper". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Singles Collection by Billie". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "5 Bites – EP by Billie". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Billie Piper" (select "Charts" tab) (in Dutch). Belgian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  20. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Billie Piper". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  21. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Billie Piper" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  22. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Billie Piper" (select "Charts" tab). Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart" (To access, select "Chart #1141 – Sunday 10 January 1999" and "Top 50 Singles Chart", then select "Go"). Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "Accreditations – 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  25. ^ "Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  26. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart" (To access, select "Chart #1226 – Sunday 10 September 2000" and "Top 50 Singles Chart", then select "Go"). Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  27. ^ "Because We Want To" (liner notes). Billie. Innocent Records (CD single – SINDX2). June 1998.
  28. ^ "Girlfriend" (liner notes). Billie. Innocent Records (CD single – SINDX3). September 1998.
  29. ^ "She Wants You" (liner notes). Billie. Innocent Records (CD single – SINDX6). December 1998.
  30. ^ "Honey to the Bee" (liner notes). Billie. Innocent Records (CD single – SINDX8). April 1999.
  31. ^ "Day and Night" (liner notes). Billie Piper. Innocent Records (CD single – SINCD11). May 2000.
  32. ^ "Something Deep Inside" (liner notes). Billie Piper. Innocent Records (CD single – SINCD19). September 2000.
  33. ^ "Walk of Life" (liner notes). Billie Piper. Innocent Records (CD single – SINCD23). December 2000.

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