Who I Am (Nick Jonas & the Administration album)

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Who I Am
Studio album by Nick Jonas & the Administration
Released January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
Recorded April 2009; Blackbird Studio (Nashville, Tennessee)
Genre Blues rock, R&B, blue-eyed soul
Length 41:21
Label Hollywood / Jonas
Producer Nick Jonas, John Fields
Nick Jonas & the Administration chronology
Who I Am
(2010)
Stay
(2010)
Nick Jonas chronology
Nicholas Jonas
(2004)
Who I Am
(2010)
Stay
(2010)
Singles from Who I Am
  1. "Who I Am"
    Released: December 3, 2009 (2009-12-03)

Who I Am is the debut album from Nick Jonas & the Administration and Nick Jonas's second album without the Jonas Brothers (the first being Nicholas Jonas). It was released on February 2, 2010, in the US. The group made its live debut performing a single of the same name on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live special Dec 2 on CBS.[1] Jonas cut the album in eight days with producer John Fields, who also played bass.[2] Additional members of the Administration include drummer Michael Bland and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, both of whom played in The New Power Generation. Guitarist David Ryan Harris played on the album, but a third former NPG member, Sonny Thompson, will replace him for live shows.[1]

Background[edit]

"Rose Garden" was the first song written for the album and was partly inspired by a difficult break-up.[3] Jonas wrote/co-wrote all tracks. Jonas cut the album in eight days with producer John Fields, who also played bass.[2] The album has 9 new numbers and a cover of the Jonas Brothers single "Tonight".[4] Nick originally wrote the song World War III for the administration, but instead it was used of the Jonas Brothers album Lines, Vines and Trying Times.[5] He also wrote a song called Oval Office but the songs never appeared on the record because according to Nick the song didn't sound good.[6]

Reception and sales[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[7]
BBC (mixed)[8]
Boston Globe (negative)[9]
Entertainment Weekly (B-)[10]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[11]
NOW 2/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[13]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[14]

The album has received mixed or average reviews by music critics.[15] It debuted at No. 3 with 82,000 on the Billboard 200.[16] 'Stay" was released as a digital single on March 2.[17] As of May 2010, the album has sold over 151,000 copies in the U.S.[18]

Tour[edit]

Main article: Who I Am Tour
Main article: Nick Jonas 2011 Tour

In January 2010, Nick Jonas & The Administration began touring in support of their debut album, Who I Am.[19] Apart from guest appearances at specific events, it marks the first time Nick has toured without his brothers, Kevin and Joe.

In September 2011 and October 2011, Nick Jonas & The Administration began touring through South America in support of their debut album, Who I Am.[20]

Single[edit]

The first single of the album "Who I Am" was officially released on December 3, 2009 followed by the release of the music video.[21][22] The group made its live debut performing a single of the same name on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live special Dec 2 on CBS.[1][23]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rose Garden"   Nick Jonas 3:34
2. "Who I Am"   Nick Jonas 4:05
3. "Olive & an Arrow"   Nick Jonas 4:59
4. "Conspiracy Theory"   Nick Jonas 3:47
5. "In the End"   Nick Jonas, Greg Garbowsky, P.J. Bianco 4:52
6. "Last Time Around"   Nick Jonas, Greg Garbowsky, P.J. Bianco 4:07
7. "Tonight"   Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Greg Garbowsky 4:19
8. "State of Emergency"   Nick Jonas, John Fields 3:34
9. "Vesper's Goodbye"   Nick Jonas, P.J. Bianco 3:11
10. "Stronger (Back on the Ground)"   Nick Jonas, Leeland Mooring, Jack Mooring 4:54
Total length:
41:21
Enhanced CD

Put the CD into your computer and get access to the websites of Nick Jonas & the Administration, and also get codes for downloading all the songs of the album + cover songs Don't Close The Book and Rock With You for your mobile.

Notes
  • "Tonight" is a new version of the Jonas Brothers' song.

Personnel[edit]

  • Nick Jonas – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Composer (all tracks)
  • Tommy Barbarella – Keyboards
  • Michael Bland – Drums, Vibraphone, Vocals
  • Sonny Thompson -Guitars, Vocals (on DVD Who I Am)
  • John Fields – Bass, Guitars, Percussion, Vibraphone, Producer, Composer (Track 8)
  • David Ryan Harris – Guitars, Vocals (on CD Who I Am)
  • Jonny Lang – Additional Choir Vocals (Track 10)
  • Kevin Jonas SR. – Additional Choir Vocals (Track 10), Management
  • Michael Logen – Additional Choir Vocals (Track 10)
  • Joe Jonas – Composer (Track 7)
  • Kevin Jonas – Composer (Track 7)
  • P.J. Bianco – Composer (Track 5,6,9)
  • Greg Garbowsky – Composer (Track 5,6,7)
  • Leeland Mooring – Composer (Track 10)
  • Jack Mooring – Composer (Track 10)
  • Dave McNair – Mastering
  • Jon Lind – A&R
  • David Snow – Creative Director
  • Enny Joo – Art Direction
  • Olaf Heine – Photography
  • Paul David Hager – Mixing
  • Philip McIntyre – Management
  • Johnny Wright – Management

Nick Jonas & The Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010[edit]

Nick Jonas & The Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010
Live album by Nick Jonas & The Administration
Released May 11, 2010
Recorded January 28, 2010 at Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles
Genre Blues rock, rhythm and blues, Blue-eyed soul
Length 76:10
Label Hollywood, Jonas
Producer Live Nation, John Fields
Nick Jonas & The Administration chronology
Stay
(2010)
Nick Jonas & The Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010
(2010)
Nick Jonas chronology
Stay
(2010)
Nick Jonas & The Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010
(2010)
Songs from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(2012)

Nick Jonas & The Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28, 2010 is the first live album from Nick Jonas & the Administration; which was released May 11, 2010.

Background[edit]

From January 26 until January 29 Nick Jonas & The Administration performed four concerts in Los Angeles all of the concerts took place in the Wiltern Theater, as part of the Who I Am Tour. The Concert on January 28 was recorded and only released digitally on May 11, 2010.[24][25] This is the First Live Album of the group since they founded in late 2008. During the filming of the show music video's of the songs "Rose Garden" and "Stay" were filmed.[26][26][27]

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Last Time Around"   Nick Jonas, Greg Garbowsky, P.J. Bianco 7:16
2. "Inseparable" (new version) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Joshua Miller 5:25
3. "Olive & an Arrow"   Nick Jonas 8:06
4. "State of Emergency"   Nick Jonas, John Fields 4:06
5. "While the World Is Spinning"   Nick Jonas 4:01
6. "Black Keys / A Little Bit Longer"   Nick Jonas 7:16
7. "Vesper's Goodbye"   Nick Jonas, P.J. Bianco 3:31
8. "Conspiracy Theory"   Nick Jonas 4:32
9. "Stay"   Nick Jonas 7:51
10. "Rose Garden"   Nick Jonas 6:42
11. "Stronger (Back on the Ground)"   Nick Jonas, Leeland Mooring, Jack Mooring 6:14
12. "Tonight" (New Version) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Greg Garbowsky 5:47
13. "Who I Am"   Nick Jonas 5:23
Total length:
76:10
Notes
  • "Tonight" and "Inseparable" are new versions of the original Jonas Brothers songs.
  • "Black Keys" and "A Little Bit Longer" are both written by Nick Jonas.
  • "Stay" and "While the World Is Spinning" are songs written by Nick Jonas after Who I Am was released.

Credits[edit]

Band
Production
  • Live Nation - Producer
  • John Fields - Producer

Release history[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
Certification/Sales
(sales thresholds)
Argentine Album Chart[31] 1
Australian Albums Chart[32] 46
Belgium (Flanders) Albums Chart[33] 17
Belgium (Wallonia) Albums Chart[33] 45
Brazil Top 10 CD Sales[34] 10
Canadian Albums Chart[35] 4
Dutch Albums Chart[33] 27
French Album Chart[36] 60
German Album Chart[31] 78
Greece Album Chart[37] 4
Irish Albums Chart[38] 29
Mexican Albums Chart[33][39] 1 Gold[40]
New Zealand Album Chart[36] 25
Portuguese Album Chart[36] 9
Polish Albums Chart[41] 46
Spain Album Chart[36] 4
South Korean Gaon Chart[42] 40
UK Albums Chart[43] 50
U.S. Billboard 200 3 151,000[18]
Preceded by
Vinagre y Rosas by Joaquín Sabina
Argentine Album Chart number-one album
June 31, 2009 – July 20, 2009
Succeeded by
Leave This Town by Daughtry
Preceded by
Amar y Querer by Kalimba
Mexican Albums Chart number-one album
February 8, 2010 – February 15, 2010
Succeeded by
Dejarte de Amar by Camila

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