Hold On 'til the Night

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Hold On 'til the Night
Studio album by Greyson Chance
Released August 2, 2011
Recorded 2010–11; Tinderbox & Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA ·
Genre Pop rock
Length 36:07
Label elevenelevenMaverickStreamline, Geffen
Producer Ellen DeGeneres (exec.), Da Internz, Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg, The Matrix, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley, Matt Squire, Martin Terefe, Fisticuffs, David Jost, Jochen Naaf
Greyson Chance chronology
Hold On 'til the Night
(2011)
Truth Be Told, Part 1
(2012)
Singles from Hold On 'til the Night
  1. "Waiting Outside the Lines"
    Released: October 26, 2010
  2. "Unfriend You"
    Released: May 17, 2011
  3. "Hold On 'til the Night"
    Released: November 6, 2011
  4. "Take a Look at Me Now"
    Released: February 5, 2012

Hold On 'til the Night is the debut studio album by American singer Greyson Chance. The album was released on August 2, 2011 by eleveneleven, Maverick Records, Streamline Records and Geffen Records. Chance's album is the first to be released on Ellen DeGeneres' record label eleveneleven. The album's release was preceded by two singles, "Waiting Outside the Lines" and "Unfriend You". The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by The Matrix, Billy Steinberg and Ron Fair.[1]

Singles[edit]

"Waiting Outside the Lines" was released as the first single on October 26, 2010[2] and as an EP release on April 19, 2011.[3] The music video, directed by Sanaa Hamri,[4] was released December 13, 2010.[5]

"Unfriend You" was released as the second single on May 17, 2011.[6] The music video, which features Ariana Grande,[7] was released June 30, 2011.[8]

"Hold On 'til the Night", the title track, is the third single from the album. A music video for the song was shot on November 6, 2011.[9] The music video premiered on Friday, December 9 on VEVO.

"Take a Look at Me Now" was released in Asia on February 5, 2012 as the fourth single from the album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[10]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[11]
PopCrush 4/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[13]
Toronto Star 3.5/4 stars[14]
Us Magazine 3/4 stars[15]

Chance's debut album has received mixed to positive reviews. Us Magazine rewarded Chance with three stars and a positive review, claiming that he "outdoes himself with 10 originals".[15] Entertainment Weekly gave Chance a positive review as well by complimenting his mature voice saying, "Chance reveals a surprisingly mature voice on 'Hold On 'Til the Night' ('Heart Like Stone' provides a welcome touch of outsider brooding), though the Facebook-spurred melodrama of 'Unfriend You' reminds listeners that he is, after all, just a kid." The overall grade for the album was a B.[11] PopCrush website also wrote a positive review giving Chance four stars. Scott Shetler writes, "the resulting debut album is a 10-song collection that sounds a lot more grown-up than you might expect from such a fresh-faced youngster".[12] John Terauds of the Toronto Star gave it three-and-a-half stars, writing that "the boy's debut 10-track album is a solid effort that owes a massive debt to the boy bands of the 1990s" and ended with, "This YouTube phenom is standing on solid artistic ground here."[14]

Rolling Stone gave the album a two star review, stating that "the 13-year-old is anything but threatening on this potential blockbuster of a debut", however the Rolling Stone community gave the album four and a half stars.[13] NY Daily News also gave the album two stars explaining that "the singer's androgynous pitch — which lies well north of Justin Bieber's — limits his ability to make the CD's love songs credible for anyone over his own age".[16]

Metacritic gave the album a 61 out of 100 based on 4 reviews.[17]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the US, the album sold 16,185 copies in its first week, debuting at number 29 on the Billboard 200.[18] In Canada, the album debuted at number 67 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[19] In France, the album debuted at number 47 on the French Albums Chart. The album re-entered the Billboard 200 chart on September 22, 2011 at number 144. [20]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Waiting Outside the Lines"   Marcos Palacios, Ernest Clark, Aaron Cox, Eric Bellinger, Greyson Chance Da Internz 3:51
2. "Unfriend You"   Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg Alexander, Steinberg 3:20
3. "Home Is in Your Eyes"   Greyson Chance, Cox, Palacios, Clark Da Internz 3:30
4. "Hold On 'til the Night"   Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spoke, Greyson Chance The Matrix 3:41
5. "Heart Like Stone"   Greyson Chance, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley Lashley, Brisebois, Matt Squire 3:48
6. "Little London Girl"   Martin Terefe, Sacha Skarbek, Andreas Olsson, Jamesa Walsh, Greyson Chance Terefe 2:58
7. "Cheyenne"   Kaci Brown, Dillon Rodriguez, Brian Warfield, Maclean Robinson Fisticuffs 2:55
8. "Summertrain"   David Jost, Alexander Zuckowski Jost, Jochen Naaf 4:31
9. "Stranded"   Priscilla Hamilton, Cox, Palacios, Clark Da Internz 3:44
10. "Take a Look at Me Now"   Christy, Edwards, Spoke, Greyson Chance The Matrix 3:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[23] 29
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[24] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sciarretto, Amy. "Greyson Chance to Release "Hold On 'Til the Night' on August 2nd". ArtistDirect.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Waiting Outside the Lines single. iTunes. Retrieved on 10 July 2011
  3. ^ Waiting Outside the Lines EP. iTunes. Retrieved on 10 July 2011
  4. ^ Gottlieb, Steven. "Video Static: Music Video News: BOOKED: Greyson Chance - Sanaa Hamri, dir.". Video Static. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Greyson Chance - Waiting outside the lines. Youtube. Retrieved on 13 December 2010.
  6. ^ Unfriend You single. iTunes. Retrieved on 10 July 2011
  7. ^ "Greyson Chance 2nd Day of UnFriend You Video Shoot with Ariana Grande". GreysonChanceFans.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Greyson Chance - Unfriend You. YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2011
  9. ^ http://www.whosay.com/greysonchance/photos/88486?code=QSTX8i
  10. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Hold on 'Til the Night - Greyson Chance". Hold on 'Til the Night. Rovi. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Lynch, Joe (3 August 2011). "Hold on 'til the Night review - Greyson Chance review |". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Shetler, Scott. "Greyson Chance, ‘Hold On Til the Night’ – Album Review". PopCrush. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Rosen, Jody. "Hold on 'til the Night by Greyson Chance | Rolling Stone Music". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  14. ^ a b Terauds, John. "Greyson Chance gives us solid pop, and more". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Drew, Ian. "Review | Greyson Chance, Hold On 'Til the Night". Us Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  16. ^ Farber, Jim (2 August 2011). ""Hold on 'til the Night" review: Greyson Chance fails to impress beyond YouTube "Paparazzi" cover". New York: NY Daily News. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  17. ^ Hold on 'Til the Night - Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic. Metacritic. Retrieved 10 August 2011
  18. ^ Building Album Sales Chart. Hits Daily Double. Retrieved 30 August 2011
  19. ^ Jam! Music SoundScan Charts Albums : Top 100. Canoe.ca. Retrieved 10 August 2011
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  21. ^ QVC
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  23. ^ "Greyson Chance Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Greyson Chance. Prometheus Global Media.
  24. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Digital Albums for Greyson Chance. Prometheus Global Media.

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