Gold (Britt Nicole album)

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Gold
Studio album by Britt Nicole
Released March 26, 2012
Recorded 2011, 2012
Genre Christian pop, EDM, pop rock, hip hop
Length 40:19
Label Sparrow/Capitol
Producer Josh Crosby, David Garcia, Dan Muckala, Christopher Stevens
Britt Nicole chronology
Acoustic
(2010)
Gold
(2012)
Mainstream re-release
Singles from Gold
  1. "All This Time"
    Released: January 31, 2012
  2. "Stand"
    Released: September 4, 2012
  3. "Gold"
    Released: November 13, 2012
  4. "Ready or Not"
    Released: July 16, 2013

Gold is the third studio album by Britt Nicole. It was released on March 26, 2012 and features the Christian radio singles "All This Time", "Stand", and "Ready or Not", as well as her debut mainstream single "Gold".[1] The album was re-released to mainstream markets on February 26, 2013 via Capitol Records, along with a new album cover.

The re-release, as of July 19, 2013, has sold 98,000 copies in the US.[2]

Critical review[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic
(Jared Johnson)
4/5 stars [3]
CCM Magazine
(Grace S. Aspinwall)
3.5/5 stars[4]
Christian Music Zine
(Joshua Andre)
4.75/5 stars[5]
Christianity Today
(Kristin Garrett)
3/5 stars[6]
Cross Rhythms
(Andy Cooper)
9/10 stars[7]
Indie Vision Music
(Jonathan Andre)
4/5 stars[8]
Jesus Freak Hideout
(Jen Rose)
(Cortney Warner)
3.5/5 stars[9]
3.5/5 stars[10]
Louder Than The Music
(Jono Davies)
4/5 stars [11]
New Release Tuesday
(Kevin Davis)
5/5 stars[12]

Allmusic's Jared Johnson said "the third album from contemporary Christian standout Britt Nicole is a laser beam of positivity."[3]

CCM Magazine's Grace S. Aspinwall said "the album flows well and includes dance anthems alongside some beautiful ballads."[4]

Christian Music Zine's Joshua Andre said "this album has left me literally with no words. Britt’s album is hands down more mature, lyrically and musically sound than her two previous albums combined (and her 2007 and 2009 albums were of high quality too!)."[5]

Christianity Today's Kristin Garrett said that "it's a rare thing to find a CCM artist who appeals to top-40 fans, balancing Christian themes with a sound comparable to today's radio hits. Britt Nicole finds the sweet spot with Gold, showcasing catchy dance beats with the star quality of a Disney Channel diva."[6]

Cross Rhythms' Andy Cooper said "This is faith filled pop bringing a bright hope and an infectious youthful smile to everyone."[7]

Indie Vision Music's Jonathan Andre said "this is a terrific album, no dull points. Every song is a reminder that we are precious to God, that He will do anything for us to be with Him. These 13 songs have reminded me that He is always there in the midst of life, shaping and molding us into the people that He wants us to be."[8] Andre wrote "this album incorporates dance, pop, ballads, rap, and every other genre. This album is for everyone, to be reminded that we don’t walk this world alone. Jesus is with us every step of the way and what a sobering thought this is! Isn’t that worth more than all the gold we can have? We are kings and queens of the most High God; let us claim who we are in Christ."[8]

Jesus Freak Hideout's Jen Rose said "Gold is a solid pop album that is sure to please her fans, and it has the potential to win over some new ones. It's not particularly groundbreaking, but it is a fun listen that confirms Britt Nicole is far from a passing fad, but a capable artist that is here to stay."[9]

Jesus Freak Hideout's Cortney Warner said "while it's not really innovative, Britt's fans will love Gold, and it should bring in some new fans as well."[10]

Louder Than The Music's Jono Davies said "there are so many female artists around at the moment, producing great albums, meaning this isn't an easy genre to stand out from. But with this collection of songs Britt does just that, mixing together pop songs, dance sounding songs and big emotional ballads very well. These songs are all contain positive messages about being young and dealing with the hardships of life. Britt doesn't necessarily go over anything new lyrically, but what she does do is make great pop songs that people will relate to and hopefully help people out when they are dealing with life's trials."[11]

New Release Tuesday's Kevin Davis said "this album is loaded with positive grace-filled messages of hope. The upbeat and heavily produced musical arrangements on this album perfectly accentuate Britt's powerful and passionate songs."[12]

Track listing[edit]

Tracklist
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gold"   Jess Cates, Dan Muckala, Britt Nicole 2:58
2. "All This Time"   David Garcia, Ben Glover, Nicole 3:23
3. "Look Like Love"   Garcia, Glover, Nicole 3:31
4. "Who You Say You Are"   Glover, Muckala, Nicole 4:11
5. "Ready or Not" (featuring Lecrae) Tofer Brown, Josh Crosby, Lecrae Moore, Nicole, Kyle Shearer 3:00
6. "Breakthrough"   Garcia, Nicole, Christopher Stevens 3:12
7. "Stand"   Jason Ingram, Muckala, Nicole 3:38
8. "The Sun Is Rising"   Ingram, Muckala, Nicole 4:26
9. "Amazing Life"   Ingram, Muckala, Nicole 3:33
10. "Still That Girl"   Garcia, Glover, Nicole, Stevens 4:26
11. "Seeing for the First Time"   Ingram, Nicole 4:01
Total length:
40:19
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Amazing Life (Capital Kings Remix)"   Ingram, Muckala, Nicole 3:08
13. "Straight for Your Heart"   Aaron Gillespie, Muckala, Nicole 4:40
iTunes Mainstream re-release bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Gold" (Jason Nevins Rhythmic Radio [Remix]) Cates, Muckala, Nicole 3:13
13. "Gold" (Wideboys Remix) Cates, Muckala, Nicole 3:20
Special iTunes products
  • Story Behind "All This Time" [Digital Bonus Track]
  • Story Behind "Gold" [Digital Bonus Track]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
2012 "All This Time" US Billboard Christian Songs 3[13]
2012 "Stand" US Billboard Christian Songs 36
2013 "Gold" US Billboard Hot 100 Singles 83
2013 "Gold" US Billboard Pop Songs 28
2013 "Gold" US Billboard Christian Songs 16
2013 "Ready or Not" US Billboard Christian Songs 25
Other charted songs
Year Single Chart Peak
position
2012 "Breakthrough" UK Cross Rhythms Weekly Chart 3[14]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 41[15]
Billboard Hot Christian Albums 1[15]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Billboard Christian Albums 34[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britt Nicole, Gold". EMI CMG. (c)2008 EMI CMG Distribution. Retrieved 02-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Happening Now: Britt Nicole Goes for 'Gold'". Billboard. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ a b Johnson, Jared (Mar 26, 2012). "Gold review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Aspinwall, Grace S. (May 1, 2012). "Gold review". CCM Magazine. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Andre, Joshua (Mar 26, 2012). "Gold review". Christian Music Zine. Archived from the original on June 6, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Garrett, Kristin (Mar 1, 2012). "Gold review". Christianity Today. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Cooper, Andy (September 25, 2012). "Review: Gold - Britt Nicole". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Andre, Jonathan (Apr 2, 2012). "Gold review". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Rose, Jen (Mar 25, 2012). "Gold review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Warner, Cortney (Apr 2, 2012). "Gold review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Davies, Jono (Mar 28, 2012). "Gold review". Louder Than The Music. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Davis, Kevin (Mar 13, 2012). "Gold review". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Christian Songs" (in (Finnish)). Billboard. Retrieved Nov 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Cross Rhythms Top Ten". Crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved Nov 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/297531/britt+nicole/chart?f=355
  16. ^ "Christian Albums : Aug 18, 2013 - (Chart position) | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18.