Guilty (Blue album)

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Guilty
Studio album by Blue
Released 3 November 2003
Recorded 2003;
Los Angeles, United States
New York, United States
London, United Kingdom
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Virgin, Innocent
Producer Cutfather & Joe, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, True North, Deekay, Matt Rowe, Stargate, Supa'Flyas, Steve Robson, Rob Persaud, Hugh Goldsmith (exec.)
Blue chronology
One Love
(2002)
Guilty
(2003)
Roulette
(2013)
Singles from Guilty
  1. "Guilty"
    Released: 20 October 2003
  2. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
    Released: 15 December 2003
  3. "Breathe Easy / A Chi Mi Dice"
    Released: 22 March 2004
  4. "Bubblin' / You & Me Bubblin'"
    Released: 16 June 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Guilty is the third studio album by English boy band Blue. It was released on 3 November 2003 in the United Kingdom and on 25 November in the United States. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after its release, and it was certified 2x Platinum in December 2003.[2]

The album was particularly successful in the UK, Europe, Japan and New Zealand, and has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. "Guilty", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Breathe Easy" and "Bubblin'" were released as singles from the album. "Guilty", co-written by Gary Barlow, was the most successful single from the album, peaking at number two in the UK.

Singles[edit]

  • "Guilty" — The debut single, released in October 2003. The single peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 29 on the Australian Top 40, at No. 14 in New Zealand and No. 6 in Ireland. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "The Gift" - A Japanese alternative single to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", featuring the said track as a B-side. "The Gift" only appears on the Japanese version of Guilty. The single peaked at No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100. A music video was recorded and included on the Japanese edition of 4Ever Blue.
  • "Breathe Easy" — The third single, released in March 2004. The single peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was produced by multi-platinum producers DEEKAY & co-written by Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, and Michael Martin Larsson. The song has received a Bronze sales status certification for sales of over 100,000 copies in the UK. In Italy, an Italian-language version of the song, "A Chi Mi Dice", was released as a single instead.
  • "Bubblin'" - The fourth and final single, released in June 2004. The single peaked at No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. The single version of "Bubblin'" features vocals from L.A.D.E. In France, a French-language version of the song, "You & Me Bubblin'", was released a single instead. This version features vocals from French boyband LINK-UP.

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Stand Up"   Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, Remee Cutfather & Joe 3:38
2. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
(featuring Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone)"  
Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 3:33
3. "Taste It"   Gary Barlow, James, Eliot Kennedy, Tim Woodcock True North 3:33
4. "Guilty"   James, Kennedy, Woodcock, Barlow True North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 3:45
5. "Bubblin'"   Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali Tennant Deekay 3:05
6. "Rock the Night"   Costa, Matt Rowe, Sheppard Solomon Matt Rowe 3:21
7. "When Summer's Gone"   Costa, James, Ryan, Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan Stargate 4:11
8. "Alive"   Costa, James, Ryan, Webbe, Eriksen, Hermansen, Rustan Stargate 3:39
9. "I Wanna Know"   Rasmus Bille Bähncke, René Tromborg, Nate Butler, Costa, Leonard Dixon, James Supa'Flyas 3:38
10. "Back It Up"   Jensen, Dicky Daniel Klein, Ali Tennant, Costa, Jørgensen, Webbe Deekay 3:32
11. "Breathe Easy"   Jensen, Ryan, Martin M. Larsson Deekay 4:36
12. "Walk Away"   Ash Howes, Ryan, Wayne Hector, Martin Harrington Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 4:39
13. "Where You Want Me"   James, John McLaughlin, Steve Robson Steve Robson 3:45
14. "How's a Man Supposed to Change?"   Ryan, Rob Persaud Rob Persaud 4:04
15. "No Goodbyes"   Howes, Costa, Harrington, Conner Reeves Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 3:57
  • Guilty: Live From Wembley

In Japan, the band's live DVD, Guilty: Live From Wembley, was packed with a ten-track bonus CD.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Germany (BVMI)[21] Gold 150,000^
Italy (FIMI)[22] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[23] Gold 100,000^
South Korea (RIAK)[24] Platinum 18,476[25]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Gold 20,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[28] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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