Proud (JLS song)

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"Proud"
Single by JLS
from the album Goodbye – The Greatest Hits
Released 16 March 2012 (2012-03-16)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre R&B
Length 4:02
Label Epic, Sony Music
Writer(s) JLS, Daniel Davidsen, Jason Gill, Jonathan Gill, Mich Hansen, Moe Faisal, Ali Tennant
Producer(s) Cutfather
JLS singles chronology
"Do You Feel What I Feel?"
(2011)
"Proud"
(2012)
"Hottest Girl in the World"
(2012)

"Proud" is a song by British boy band JLS, which serves as the official Sport Relief charity single for 2012, and appears on the festive edition of the group's fourth studio album, Evolution.[1] The single was released on 16 March 2012.[2] The song was written by co-written by JLS, Daniel Davidsen, Jason Gill, Moe Faisal, Jonathan Gill, Cutfather, and Ali Tennant. The single sold nearly 45,000 copies during its first week of sales, peaking at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Proud" was first released onto YouTube on 10 February 2012 at a total length of four minutes and eight seconds. The video sees the JLS walk around the new Wembley Stadium at night, interspersed with shots of children being inspired by sports. Olympic athletes Philips Idowu, Rebecca Adlington and Louis Smith also make an appearance carrying the British flag. This video was the first music video to be filmed in the new Wembley Stadium.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating: "As charity singles stand, it ticks all the necessary boxes: a twinkly piano riff, light R&B beats and the words "stronger", "wiser" and, of course "proud" jammed in as many times as possible. As an exercise in schmaltzy midtempo balladry, it passes with flying colours - though points are deducted due to the lack of key change in the finale." 3/5 stars.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

In Ireland, the song debuted at number twenty-eight.[5] "Proud" debuted at number six in the United Kingdom, with first-week sales of nearly 45,000, copies. However, the track only spent two weeks inside the Top 40.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Proud" – 4:02
  2. "Proud" (Cutmore Radio Remix) – 3:21[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 28
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United Kingdom 16 March 2012[8] Epic Records, Sony Music Digital download, CD single

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