Coco (album)

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Coco
Studio album by Colbie Caillat
Released July 17, 2007 (2007-07-17)
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop, pop rock[1]
Length 48:10
Label Universal Republic
Producer Mikal Blue, Ken Caillat, Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves
Colbie Caillat chronology
Coco
(2007)
Breakthrough
(2009)
Singles from Coco
  1. "Bubbly"
    Released: May 15, 2007 (2007-05-15)
  2. "Realize"
    Released: January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29)
  3. "The Little Things"
    Released: March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07)

Coco is the debut album by Colbie Caillat. The album was released on July 17, 2007 in the United States, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 and selling 51,000 copies in the first week.[2] The album was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA with shipments to U.S. retailers of 2,000,000 units.[3] The album's first single, a smash hit, was "Bubbly", followed by a second single, "Realize", and the third, "The Little Things", which became the final single from the album in the United States. According to one of the pictures on Caillat's MySpace page, it was assumed that her song "Battle" would have been the fourth and final single from Coco. Because of her collaboration with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", being released as a single and with the release of her second album, it is assumed that the single and music video were canceled and all promotion was then focused on "Lucky" and her second album Breakthrough.[4] It also became Caillat's best-selling album, to date, selling 2,100,000 copies in the United States and over 3,000,000 copies around the world. Caillat supported the album with the Coco World Tour.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Oxygen"   Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves 3:51
2. "The Little Things"   Caillat, Reeves 3:46
3. "One Fine Wire"   Mikal Blue, Caillat, Reeves 3:37
4. "Bubbly"   Caillat, Reeves 3:17
5. "Feelings Show"   Blue, Caillat, Reeves 3:10
6. "Midnight Bottle"   Caillat, Reeves 3:41
7. "Realize"   Blue, Caillat, Reeves 4:05
8. "Battle"   Blue, Caillat 4:03
9. "Tailor Made"   Caillat, Reeves 4:30
10. "Magic"   Caillat, Reeves 3:25
11. "Tied Down"   Caillat, Reeves 3:07
12. "Capri"   Caillat 3:04

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [5]
Slant 2/5 stars [6]
Blog Critics 3/5 stars [7]
Canal Pop 3/5 stars [8]

Critical reviews of the album were mixed. Allmusic said "she sings about simple, everyday things in an unassuming manner, letting her melodies and girl-next-door charm carry the day".[1] Chuck Arnold (of People magazine) said that "although the midtempo tracks start to blend together, this California girl keeps the sun-kissed sounds coming."[9] Caryn Ganz (with Rolling Stone) said Caillat has "soulful swing, but over a dozen bland, sunny tunes, it's hard to pin her down."[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Certification Sales/shipments
U.S. Billboard 200 5[11] 2× Platinum[12] 2,070,920[3]
UK Albums Chart 44
French Album Chart 15[13] Gold[14] 75,000+
Norwegian Album Chart 6
Danish Album Chart 8
Swedish Album Chart 15
Dutch Album Chart 11
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 12
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 13 Gold 35,000+
German Albums Chart 15
Swiss Albums Chart 23 Gold 15,000+[15]
Greek International Albums Chart 30
Brazilian Albums Chart 4
Portuguese Albums Chart 12
Austrian Albums Chart 26
Japanese Albums Chart[16] 25

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States July 17, 2007 (2007-07-17)
United Kingdom August 10, 2007 (2007-08-10)
Europe March 14, 2008 (2008-03-14)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2007). "Review" AllMusic.com. Retrieved September 28, 2007.
  2. ^ Harrington, Richard (2007-08-17). "Colbie Caillat: A MySpace Star on the Rise". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Colbie Caillat Cruising To First No. 1 Album". 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  4. ^ "darren doane and I on shoot for Battle Photos from Colbie Caillat (Colbie Caillat) on Myspace". Viewmorepics.myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone Music | Album Reviews". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Colbie Caillat: Coco - Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Music Review: Colbie Caillat - Coco - Blogcritics Music". Blogcritics.org. 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  8. ^ Lizandra Pronin. "Canal Pop: Colbie Caillat: Coco". Territorio.terra.com.br. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ Arnold, Chuck (August 20, 2007), "Coco". People. 68 (8):44
  10. ^ Ganz, Caryn (August 23, 2007), "Coco". Rolling Stone. (1033):72
  11. ^ "All of You Available Now!". Colbiecaillat.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  12. ^ "Gold and platinum - Search results". RIAA. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Colbie Caillat - Coco". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  14. ^ "Colbie Caillat en interview". Chartsinfrance.net. 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  16. ^ "コルビー・キャレイのCDアルバムランキング、コルビー・キャレイのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  17. ^ "Colbie Caillat - Coco - cd di Colbie Caillat - disco di Colbie Caillat - IBS". Internetbookshop.it. 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 

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