Northern Star (Melanie C album)

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Northern Star
Studio album by Melanie C
Released 18 October 1999
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre
Length 62:09
Label Virgin
Producer
Melanie C chronology
Northern Star
(1999)
Reason
(2003)
Singles from Northern Star
  1. "Goin' Down"
    Released: 29 September 1999
  2. "Northern Star"
    Released: 29 November 1999
  3. "Never Be the Same Again"
    Released: 20 March 2000
  4. "I Turn to You"
    Released: 7 August 2000
  5. "If That Were Me"
    Released: 27 November 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[3]

Northern Star is the first solo album released by British singer Melanie C. It was released on 18 October 1999. The album's sound is diverse, combining elements of rock music with pop and ambient electronic, along with some R&B, doo-wop, and new age; which contrasted with the pop sound of the Spice Girls. It was reasonably well received by critics and was a commercial success, selling over 900,520 copies in the United Kingdom, and close to 4 million copies worldwide, becoming the biggest-selling solo Spice Girl album.

It was reissued on 21 August 2000 to feature the single mixes of "Never Be the Same Again" and "I Turn to You", after the massive success of the Hex Hector remix of "I Turn to You", which appears here in a slightly different remixed form.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Northern Star.[4]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Go!"   Orbit 3:39
2. "Northern Star"  
Marius De Vries 4:41
3. "Goin' Down"  
  • Chisholm
  • Richard Stannard
  • Julian Gallagher
De Vries 3:35
4. "I Turn to You"  
  • Chisholm
  • Nowels
  • Billy Steinberg
Nowels 5:49
5. "If That Were Me"  
  • Chisholm
  • Nowels
Nowels 4:31
6. "Never Be the Same Again" (feat. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes)
  • Chisholm
  • Rhett Lawrence
  • Paul F Cruz
  • Lisa Lopes
  • Lorenzo Martin
Rhett Lawrence 4:52
7. "Why"  
  • Chisholm
  • Dave Munday
  • Phil Thornalley
De Vries 5:27
8. "Suddenly Monday"  
  • Chisholm
  • Matt Rowe
  • Richard Stannard
  • Julian Gallagher
Rick Rubin 2:36
9. "Ga Ga"  
  • Chisholm
  • Thomalley
  • Munday
Rubin 3:50
10. "Be the One"  
  • Chisholm
  • Thomalley
  • Munday
Rubin 3:35
11. "Closer"  
  • Chisholm
  • Nowels
  • Steinberg
De Vries 5:41
12. "Feel the Sun"  
  • Chisholm
  • Nowels
5:02
Total length:
62:09

Japanese edition

B-sides[edit]

Title Single Songwriter(s) Producer (s) Length
"Angel on My Shoulder" Goin' Down - UK CD 1 Melanie Chisholm, Phil Thornalley Ricky Rubin 3:48
"I Want You Back" Goin' Down - UK CD 2 Chisholm, Thornalley Ricky Rubin 3:18
"Follow Me" Northern Star - UK CD 1 and Japan release of the album Chisholm, Bryan Adams, Billy Steinberg Marius De Vries 4:47
"Something's Gonna Happen" Northern Star - UK CD 2 Chisholm, Marius de Vries, Steve Sidelnyk Marius De Vries 3:59
"I Wonder What It Would Be Like" Never Be the Same Again - UK CD 1 Chisholm, Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg Rick Rubin 3:40

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Star (Melanie C album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  3. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (20 August 2001). "Mel C: Northern Star". Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Northern Star (liner notes). Melanie C. Virgin. 1999. 
  5. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/168889/ranking/cd_album/
  6. ^ [1] allmusic.com
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Melanie C – Northern Star". Music Canada. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Melanie C; 'Northern Star')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  10. ^ "År 2000" (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Sweden. 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Melanie C; 'Northern Star')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Melanie C – Northern Star". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-09-28.  Enter Northern Star in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Melanie C – Northern Star". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 28 September 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ Caulfield, Keith (18 November 2006). "Ask Billboard, THE SPICE IS RIGHT". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  15. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2007". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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