Emma Bunton discography

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Emma Bunton discography

Bunton performing during The Return of the Spice Girls in December 2007
Releases
Studio albums 3
Singles 10
Music videos 10

The discography of Emma Bunton, a British soul / pop singer and former Spice Girl, consists of three studio albums, ten singles, ten music videos and a number of other appearances. Her debut solo album A Girl Like Me was released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2001 by Virgin Records. The album debuted and peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart. On 7 September 2001, A Girl Like Me was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies,[1] ultimately becoming the 147th best-selling album in the UK for 2001.[2] The album brought the UK number-one "What Took You So Long?" as well as top five hits "What I Am" (a cover of a 1988 song by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) and "Take My Breath Away" and the top 20 hit "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight". The album sold 125,000 copies in the UK.

Bunton's second album, Free Me, was released in 2003 through 19 Entertainment/Universal Records. Four singles were taken from it: "Free Me", "Maybe", "I'll Be There" and "Crickets Sing for Anamaria". After some success in the American dance charts the album was sold in North America. The American edition included remixes and a different cover. "Downtown" was released on 13 November 2006 and charted at number three in the UK. Life in Mono was released as Bunton's third album on 4 December 2006, and received very positive reviews from critics, but was a commercial failure, charting at 65 in the UK.[3] The second and final single from the album, "All I Need to Know" was released in February 2007 and charted at 60 in the UK, becoming Bunton's final solo single to date. In November 2012, she released a new single with former bandmate Melanie C titled "I Know Him So Well", from Melanie's sixth album Stages.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
DEN
[7]
FIN
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
NZ
[12]
US
Heat

[13]
A Girl Like Me 4 86 75 23 38 79 67 55 21
Free Me
  • Released: 9 February 2004
  • Labels: Polydor, Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 30
Life in Mono
  • Released: 4 December 2006
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
65
  • UK: 50,725
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As a main artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[4]
AUS
[16]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
ITA
[17]
NL
[18]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
"What I Am"
(with Tin Tin Out)
1999 2 65 81 14 94 48 52
  • BPI: Silver[1]
A Girl Like Me
"What Took You So Long?" 2001 1 10 36 9 9 56 1 14 25
"Take My Breath Away" 5 48 26 16 89
"We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight" 20 62
"Free Me" 2003 5 33 Free Me
"Maybe" 6 56 52 17 20 88 33 93
"I'll Be There" 2004 7 42
"Crickets Sing for Anamaria" 15 40
"Downtown" 2006 3 36 Life in Mono
"All I Need to Know" 2007 60 98
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[23]
UK Indie
[24]
"I Know Him So Well"
(Melanie C featuring Emma Bunton)
2012 153 14 Stages
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[25]
"No Sign of Life" 2005 Free Me
"Something Tells Me (Something's Going to Happen)" 2006 119 Life in Mono
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other(s) artist(s) Album Notes
"Sophisticated Lady" 1999 Mel B Word Up Backing vocals
"(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind" N/A Pokémon Soundtrack
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Ronan Keating Wicked Women
"I Don't Know" 2001 Damage Since You've Been Gone
"Good Vibrations" 2002 Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard & Atomic Kitten Party at the Palace
"Baby Love" N/A
"Sometimes" 2003 Chicken Shed The Chicken Shed Album
"2 Become 1" N/A Pepsi Silver Clef Concert[26]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"What I Am" 1999 Greg Masuak[27][28][29]
"What Took You So Long?" 2001
"Take My Breath Away"
"We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight" Phil Griffin[30]
"Free Me" 2003 Tim Royes[31]
"Maybe" Harvey & Carolyn[32]
"I'll Be There" 2004 Giuseppe Capotondi[33]
"Crickets Sing for Anamaria" Harvey & Carolyn[34]
"Downtown" 2006
"All I Need to Know" 2007 Max & Dania[35]
"I Know Him So Well"
(Melanie C featuring Emma Bunton)
2012 N/A[36]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. 7 September 2001. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "UK Year-End Charts 2001". The Official Charts Company. ChartsPlus. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Life in Mono > Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 April 2008.
  4. ^ a b "UK Charts: Emma Bunton". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Report: 21st May 2001" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Emma Bunton" (in German). Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Emma Bunton". Dannish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Emma Bunton". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Emma Bunton" (in French). French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Charverfolgung / Bunton, Emma / Longplay" (in German). Musicline.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Emma Bunton". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Emma Bunton". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Awards – Emma Bunton". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "About 'A Girl Like Me'". Entertainment Africa. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "About 'Free Me'". Entertainment Africa. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  16. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  17. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Search: Emma Bunton". Italian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Emma Bunton" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Emma Bunton". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  20. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Search: Emma Bunton" (in German). Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "ÅR 2000-2003 "[Year 2003] (PDF) [http://www.ifpi.se/?page_id=67 IFPI Guld & Platina page] (in Swedish)". IFPI Svenska Gruppen. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  23. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 24.11.2012 (wk46)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Archive Chart - I Know Him So Well". Official Charts Company. 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  25. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: 1994–2010 (Darren B – David Byrne)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Emma Bunton on DVD Pepsi Silver Clef Concert - Various Artists". AllMusic. (Allmusic). Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  27. ^ "A Girl Like Emma!". Girl.com.au. June 2001. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "What Took You So Long?" (liner notes). Emma Bunton. Virgin Records (CD single – 724389746204). 2001.
  29. ^ "Take My Breath Away" (liner notes). Emma Bunton. Virgin Records (DVD single – VSDVD1814). 2001.
  30. ^ "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight" (liner notes). Emma Bunton. Virgin Records (DVD single – VSDVD1821). 2001.
  31. ^ "Free Me" (liner notes). Emma Bunton. 19 Recordings (CD single – 602498683989). 2003.
  32. ^ "Maybe" (liner notes). Emma Bunton. 19 Recordings (CD single – 9812785). 2003.
  33. ^ "I'll Be There" (liner notes). Emma Bunton. 19 Recordings (CD single – 9816268). 2004.
  34. ^ "Downtown" (liner notes). Emma Bunton. 19 Recordings (CD single – 1717348). 2006.
  35. ^ "Emma Bunton New single All I Need to Know". FemaleFirst.co.uk. First Active Media Ltd. 24 January 2007. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  36. ^ Corner, Lewis (13 November 2012). "Melanie C, Emma Bunton premiere 'I Know Him So Well' music video". Digital Spy. Hearst Corporation. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

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