Zee Avi (album)

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Zee Avi
Studio album by Zee Avi
Released May 19, 2009
Genre Indie, pop, jazz
Label Brushfire Records/Monotone
Zee Avi chronology
Zee Avi
(2009)
ghostbird
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic (3.5/5)[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]
Paste (85/100)[3]
PopMatters (8/10)[4]
The New York Times (favourable)[5]
Under the Radar (7/10)[6]

Zee Avi is the self-titled debut album from singer Zee Avi. The album is most notable for Avi's single "Bitter Heart".

Chart history[edit]

Zee Avi peaked at number 130 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in 2009. The album sold 6,000 copies in the United States in its first two weeks of release according to Nielsen SoundScan.[7] The debut single "Bitter Heart" entered the Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart at number 82 and peaked at number 63 for two weeks.[8] To date, the album has sold over 300,000 units[9] and been certified Gold in Taiwan,[10] Singapore[9] and Malaysia.[11]

The Associated Press named Zee Avi one of the top 10 albums of 2009, taking the No. 9 spot.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Zee Avi, except "First of the Gang to Die" by Morrissey and Alain Whyte

No. Title Length
1. "Bitter Heart"   2:37
2. "Poppy"   3:09
3. "Honey Bee"   3:08
4. "Just You and Me"   2:57
5. "Is This the End"   3:50
6. "Monte" (Bam) 3:33
7. "Kantoi"   1:46
8. "I Am Me Once More"   2:37
9. "First of the Gang to Die" (Morrissey cover) 3:57
10. "Darlin' It Ain't Easy"   2:44
11. "The Story"   2:53
12. "Let Me In"   4:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1563339
  2. ^ Whitney Pastorek (2009-06-10). "Zee Avi Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Zee Avi: Brushfire Records & Monotone Present Zee Avi :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  4. ^ Lyndal, Erin. "Zee Avi: Zee Avi < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  5. ^ Pareles, Jon (May 31, 2009). "Odes to Sex, Samba Soul and a French Novel". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Vale, Tom. ":.. Zee Avi | Under The Radar ..:". Undertheradarmag.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  7. ^ "Billboard interview with Zee Avi". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  8. ^ "Bitter Heart's Charting History in Japan". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  9. ^ a b Shazryn Mohd. Faizal (March 25, 2010). "Zee Avi sudah bertaraf antarabangsa". Utusan Online (in Malay). Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  10. ^ N. Rama Lohan. "Pop darling". theStarOnline. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  11. ^ Ng Suzhen & Dayang Nurazhar (April 5, 2010). "Zee most entertaining night". The Malay Mail - The Paper That Cares. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  12. ^ "The AP ranks top 10 albums of the year". Retrieved 2010-01-09. [dead link]