Sleeping in the Nothing

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Sleeping in the Nothing
Studio album by Kelly Osbourne
Released June 7, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre New wave, synthpop, dance-rock
Length 43:09
Label Sanctuary
Producer Linda Perry
Kelly Osbourne chronology
Shut Up / Changes
(2002 / 2003)
Sleeping in the Nothing
(2005)
Singles from Sleeping in the Nothing
  1. "One Word"
    Released: April 19, 2005

Sleeping in the Nothing is the second album by Kelly Osbourne. Unlike the pop punk sound of her first album, Sleeping in the Nothing features Osbourne singing to '80s-inspired electro beats. For the role of producer, Osbourne worked with Linda Perry, widely known for working with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Pink, Courtney Love and Gwen Stefani.

The Japanese edition of the album contains a cover of the 1986 Stacey Q song "Two of Hearts" as a bonus track.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
Stylus A−[4]

The album received generally positive critical feedback, with many reviews beginning with an admonition to forget about her previous work. Billboard said "the singer sounds incredibly at home in such surroundings."[5] Giving the album three out of five stars, Rolling Stone called it an "occasionally invigorating disc of shiny dance rock".[6]

The first single from the album, "One Word" peaked at #1 on three Billboard dance charts. Osbourne became the first artist in the history of the Billboard charts to top all three dance surveys in the same week. The single also reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart. The album peaked at #117 on the Billboard 200, selling just under 9,000 copies despite receiving some favorable reviews.

Promotion[edit]

Osbourne promoted the album with several appearances on TV shows and award ceremonies, including CD:UK, and the 2005 Australian Music Video Awards. Osbourne also made an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, during which Ross made negative comments on Osbourne's weight. The comments eventually caused Osbourne to have a nervous breakdown in June 2005, which sent her to rehab. This stopped any further promotion for the album, and all future single releases were canceled.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Linda Perry, except where noted.

  1. "One Word" – 4:03
  2. "Uh Oh" – 3:14
  3. "Redlight" – 3:44
  4. "Secret Lover" (Kelly Osbourne, Linda Perry) – 3:26
  5. "I Can't Wait" – 4:02
  6. "Edge of Your Atmosphere" (Kelly Osbourne, Linda Perry) – 3:47
  7. "Suburbia" (Kelly Osbourne, Linda Perry) – 3:36
  8. "Don't Touch Me While I'm Sleeping" – 3:21
  9. "Save Me" (Kelly Osbourne, Linda Perry) – 3:49
  10. "Entropy" – 3:21
  11. "One Word (Chris Cox Remix)" – 9:27
    Japanese edition bonus tracks
  12. "Sound of the Crowd" (Ian Burden, Philip Oakey) – 3:55
  13. "Boy" (Kim Fowley, Ronnie Lee) – 2:57
  14. "Two of Hearts" (John Mitchell, Sue Gatlin, Tim Greene) – 3:56

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
2005 Billboard 200 (U.S.) 117
Top Electronic Albums 2
Top Heatseekers 2
Top UK Albums 57

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak position
2005 "One Word" Dance Radio Airplay #1
US Pop 100 #82
Australian Singles #38
UK Singles #9
World Dance/Trance Top 30 Singles #1
"One Word" (Chris Cox Remixes) Hot Dance Music/Club Play #45
"One Word" (Chris Cox/M. Rizzo Remixes) Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Blender review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Stylus review
  5. ^ M. P.; Cohen, Jonathan (2005-06-11), "Sleeping in the Nothing". Billboard. 117 (24):50-51
  6. ^ No byline (2005-06-16), "Kelly Osbourne: Sleeping in the Nothing". Rolling Stone. (976):98