Holy Smoke (Gin Wigmore album)

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Holy Smoke
Blonde haired woman wearing a white top and jeans, sitting on a bed with a gold duvet.
Studio album by Gin Wigmore
Released 25 September 2009 (2009-09-25)[1]
Recorded Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre Pop
Length 37:43
Label Universal
Producer Mike Elizondo[1][2]
Gin Wigmore chronology
Extended Play
(2008)
Holy Smoke
(2009)
Gravel & Wine
(2011)
Singles from Holy Smoke
  1. "Oh My"
    Released: July 2009
  2. "I Do"
    Released: November 2009
  3. "Hey Ho"
    Released: January 2010
  4. "Too Late for Lovers"
    Released: May 2010

Holy Smoke is the debut album from New Zealand pop singer Gin Wigmore. Singles released off the album included "Oh My", "I Do" and "Hey Ho". The Cardinals play on every track and backed Wigmore on her subsequent tour.[3]

The album debuted at number one in New Zealand, and was certified Gold in its first week. The album was certified Platinum[4] in its second week, selling over 15,000 copies.[5] In September 2011, Home Improvement Retailer Lowe's began a new brand campaign featuring Wigmore's single "Don't Stop".[6]

Track listing[edit]

Holy Smoke[7]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Oh My"   Gin Wigmore 4:16
2. "Hey Ho"   Wigmore/Dan Wilson 4:04
3. "New Revolution"   Wigmore/Mike Elizondo 4:21
4. "Don't Stop"   Wigmore/Elizondo 3:28
5. "I Do"   Wigmore/Martin Terefe/Sacha Skarbek 4:07
6. "Too Late for Lovers"   Wigmore/Elizondo 3:47
7. "Mr. Freakshow"   Wigmore/Elizondo 3:50
8. "One Last Look"   Wigmore/Elizondo 2:37
9. "Golden Ship"   Wigmore 3:55
10. "Dying Day"   Wigmore 3:14
Total length:
37:43

Chart performance[edit]

Holy Smoke debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Chart, then slowly fell down the chart, before topping the chart again in February 2010.[12] It then regained the top spot in October 2010 due to the release of the Deluxe Edition. It then soon gained Quadruple Platinum status.[13]

Chart (2009) Peak position Certification Sales
New Zealand Albums Chart[12] 1 3x Platinum[14] 45,000+[5]
Chart (2010) Peak position Certification Sales
New Zealand Albums Chart[12] 1 4x Platinum[14] 60,000+[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Australia[1] 25 September 2009 (2009-09-25)
New Zealand[2] 19 October 2009 (2009-10-19)
United States[15][16] 16 March 2010 (2010-03-16)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Holy Smoke! Gin Wigmore Readies Debut Album". OzMusicScene. 14 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Gin: - Holy Smoke". Marbecks. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Adams’ Band Moves On with Gin Wigmore". TwentyFourBit. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Gin Wigmore on Close Up" (video). Close Up. Television New Zealand. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "New Zealand Chart Facts". RIANZ. 27 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-10-31. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lowe's Never Stop Improving Brand Spot". TheStreet.com. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Holy Smoke". amazon.com. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Holy Smoke NZ". iTunes Store. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Holy Smoke AU". iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks". 
  11. ^ "Gin Wigmore : Holy Smoke (Deluxe Edition) 2CD+DVD". Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "Gin - Holy Smoke". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2011-03-18. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Gin Wigmore Debuts New Single "Too Late For Lovers"". Skope Entertainment Inc. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  16. ^ Moses, Hussein (8 March 2010). "Songstress Sets Her Sight On US". Real Groove Magazine. MTV. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
Preceded by
Ladyhawke: Collector's Edition by Ladyhawke
I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle
New Zealand Albums Chart number-one album
26 October 2009
22 February 2010 – 15 March 2010
Succeeded by
This Is It by Michael Jackson
The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga