Stacie Orrico (album)

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Stacie Orrico
Studio album by Stacie Orrico
Released March 25, 2003
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre CCM, teen pop, R&B[1]
Length 43:43
Label ForeFront, Virgin
Producer Dallas Austin, Tedd T, Eddie DeGarmo, Dave Deviller, Greg Ham, Sean Hosien, Harvey Mason Jr., Mooki, Stacie Orrico, Matt Rolling, Matt Serletic
Stacie Orrico chronology
Genuine
(2000)
Stacie Orrico
(2003)
Live in Japan
(2004)
Singles from Stacie Orrico
  1. "Stuck"
    Released: March 26, 2003
  2. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life"
    Released: August, 2003
  3. "I Promise"
    Released: January, 2004
  4. "I Could Be the One"
    Released: June, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
musicOMH (Positive)[4]

Stacie Orrico is the second studio album and self-titled album by American singer and songwriter Stacie Orrico, which was released on March 25, 2003 by ForeFront Records and Virgin Records. The album had mixed more of Orrico's native music of Contemporary Christian Music, to more pop and R&B styles, but also featured teen pop and dance music incorporating in it.

Stacie Orrico received generally favorable reviews from music critics, many calling Orrico the new "diva" of music, and praised the songs, but some said that it really was mixed with different genres. The album received charting success, with some peaking in the top spot. It peaked at number fifty-nine on the U.S. Billboard 200. It also peaked at the top spot on the Billboard Top Christian Albums, and was certificated Gold by the RIAA. It peaked in the top ten in different countries, including Japan, Norway and the US, and the top twenty in Switzerland, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, but lost to Michael W. Smith.

Background[edit]

When Orrico released her debut album, Genuine, she released only one mainstream single which was "Everything". It was announced that she would record another album with her record label Forefront Records.

Orrico had recorded an album entitled Say It Again, which was originally intended solely for Christian pop radio, with a release date of April 2002. However, when Virgin Records saw mainstream potential with Stacie, the album was postponed and then cancelled while it was retooled. Four tracks from Say It Again were removed, although two were later released as single b-sides and Japanese bonus tracks on the album. "Bounce Back", Say It Again's first single, was completely re-recorded and "Security" and "Maybe I Won't Look Back" received major alterations. The songs "Stuck", "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life", "I Promise", "I Could Be the One", "Instead", and "Strong Enough" were added to the tracklisting.

Many songs from the album, which were not released as singles, were released through Christian radio stations. It included "Security", "Strong Enough" and "Instead", which were released as very promotional singles.

Critical reception[edit]

Stacie Orrico received generally favorable reviews from music critics. Steve Losey from Allmusic gave it a favorable review, giving it three stars out of five. He pointed out about Orrico "Vocally the opus stretches her talents by delving into several tempo and mood changes that the 17 year old embraces like a seasoned veteran." He also said "The astounding thing about the disc is that the grooves drip of dance floor sweat, maturity, and soulfulness while maintaining integrity and purity from America's newest diva/role model."[5] Bill Lehane from MusicOMH gave it a positive review. He said "This record, Orrico's second despite her tender years, is a beautiful album, and it packs a spiritual punch without alienating the average Aguilera fan. At least I hope it won't, because this contains some of the best solo female urban material in years. Does it matter that she's not singing about sex?"[4]

Commercial response[edit]

Stacie Orrico peaked at number fifty-nine on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by RIAA. It also peaked at number one of the Top Christian Albums, and was certificated Gold there, selling over 500,000 copies. The album also debuted at number thirty-seven on the UK Albums Chart, but did not pass its peak of thirty-seven, and it slipped down and rose several weeks, staying in the charts for sixteen weeks.[6] Elsewhere, the album was a success.

The album debuted at number forty-three on the Australian Albums Chart, but only peaked in the same position in two weeks, after slipping to number forty-four, where it was its last week. The album debuted at number thirty-three on the New Zealand Albums Chart, and after one week, it rose and peaked at number sixteen. It stayed in the charts for a total of sixteen weeks.[7] The album debuted at number eighty-eight on the Dutch Top 40 albums chart, and it finally peaked at number twenty-seven after one week in the charts. It stayed in the charts for twenty-two weeks, becoming a charting success.

Singles[edit]

The first single from Stacie Orrico was "Stuck". The song was a worldwide success, however, critical reception was mixed from critics, were they praised it for its pop rock influences, but did not see it as a strong single. The song peaked at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and received worldwide success. It peaked at number three in Australia and New Zealand, and number nine in the UK. The second single from the album was "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life". The song was dubbed as Orrico's signature song, as it peaked at number three in New Zealand, and number two in Norway. It also peaked at number twelve in the United Kingdom and number thirty in the U.S., making it Orrico's highest single in the U.S. A music video was released in 2003 for the single.

The third single from the album was "I Promise". The song did not receive much attention and did not do well as her previous singles, but it did make the top thirty in the UK, although it was not successful elsewhere. The song peaked at number twenty-two in the UK, and number forty-eight in Australia. The song was not released in the US. The fourth and final single from the album was "I Could Be the One"; the song had a music video, but it was not released. "I Could Be the One" had limited charting success, only peaking at number 34 in the UK.

Other songs[edit]

"Security", "Instead" and "Strong Enough" were served as promotional singles, as they had produced airplay through Christian radio stations. None of the songs charted, and did not receive much attention, but it was said it was just to boost success through the album's sales.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stuck" (Stacie Orrico, Kevin Kadish) – 3:41
  2. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" (Orrico, Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason, Jr., Kevin Kadish, Sabelle Breer) – 3:20
  3. "Bounce Back" (S7evon Daze, Marcellus Grove-Smith, Sylvia Bennett-Smith) – 3:01
  4. "I Promise" (Diane Warren) – 4:17
  5. "Security" (Orrico, Tedd T., B. Huston) – 3:17
  6. "Instead" (Orrico, Dave Deviller, Sean Hosein, Steve Smith, Anthony Anderson) – 3:24
  7. "Hesitation" (Orrico, Shannon Ford, Tedd T., Robert "Aurel M" Marvin, Antonio Phelon) – 3:14
  8. "Strong Enough" (Orrico) – 3:56
  9. "I Could Be the One" (Orrico, Tedd T., Tasia Tjornhom, Antonio Phelon) – 3:38
  10. "Maybe I Won't Look Back" (Orrico, Tasia Tjornhom) – 4:04
  11. "Tight" (Michael-Anthony Taylor) – 2:29
  12. "That's What Love's About" (Orrico, Michael-Anthony Taylor) – 5:16

Japan Edition[edit]

  1. "Until I Find You" – 3:03 (Japan Bonus Track)
  2. "Star of My Story" – 3:36 (Japan Bonus Track)
  3. "Stuck [Thunderpuss Radio Remix]" – 3:05 (Japan Bonus Track)

Sampling credits[edit]

  1. "Tight" contains a sample from "Dance With Me" as performed by 112
  2. "Hesitation" contains a sample from "Genuine" in her first album Genuine

Album credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Sales Certifications
U.S. Billboard 200 59 500,000+ Gold
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 98
U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 54
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 1
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 43
Austrian Albums Chart 15
Canadian Albums Chart 49
Danish Albums Chart 21
French Top 200 Albums Chart 145
German Top 40 Album Chart 13
Irish Albums Chart 23
Japanese Albums Chart 3 500,000+ 2× Platinum[8]
Netherlands Album Chart 27
New Zealand RIANZ Album Chart 16
Norwegian Albums Top 40 7 15,000+ Gold
Switzerland Albums Top 100 11
UK Albums Chart 37 150,000+ Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stacie Orrico - Stacie Orrico | Allmusic". Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ a b "Stacie Orrico - Stacie Orrico". MusicOMH. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ Losey, Steve (2003-03-25). "Stacie Orrico - Stacie Orrico : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  6. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  7. ^ "Stacie Orrico - Stacie Orrico". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  8. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2003年9月". RIAJ (in Japanese). 2003-10-10. Retrieved 2010-11-13.