American Teen (album)

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American Teen
Americanteen.jpg
Studio album by Khalid
Released March 3, 2017
Studio
Genre R&B
Length 54:37
Label
Producer
Singles from American Teen
  1. "Location"
    Released: August 23, 2016
  2. "Young Dumb & Broke"
    Released: June 13, 2017[1]
  3. "Saved"
    Released: December 12, 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Exclaim!8/10[3]
NewsdayB+[4]
ViceA[5]

American Teen is the debut studio album by American singer Khalid.[6] It was released on March 3, 2017, by Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records.[7] The album was supported by the singles "Location", "Young Dumb & Broke" and "Saved".

In October 2017, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for accumulating over one million in combined pure sales and album-equivalent units.[8] The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album while its lead single "Location" was nominated for Best R&B Song at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Singles[edit]

The lead single from the album, called "Location" was released on August 23, 2016.[9] The song peaked at 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.[10] The music video for "Location" was released on September 26, 2016.[11] "Young Dumb & Broke" was sent to rhythmic radio on June 13, 2017 as the second single.[1] "Saved" was sent to rhythmic radio on December 12, 2017 as the album's third single.[12]

Commercial performance[edit]

American Teen debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 with 37,000 album-equivalent units, of which 12,000 were pure album sales.[13] In August 2017, it reached a peak of number four.[14] On October 24, 2017, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales, streaming and track-sales equivalent of one million units.[8] By the end of 2017, American Teen had accumulated 1,220,000 album-equivalent units in the United States, with 147,000 being pure sales.[15]

The Location Tour[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, and venue
Date City Country Venue
North America
January 12, 2017 Chicago United States Reggies
January 14, 2017 Detroit The Shelter
January 15, 2017 Toronto Canada Velvet Underground
January 16, 2017 Boston United States Middle East
January 19, 2017 New York City SOB's
January 20, 2017 Philadelphia The Foundry
January 21, 2017 Washington Songbyrd
January 22, 2017 Baltimore Metro Gallery
January 25, 2017 Atlanta Vinyl
January 27, 2017 Houston Bronze Peacock
January 29, 2017 Dallas Cambridge Room
February 1, 2017 Denver Larimer Lounge
February 2, 2017 Salt Lake City The Complex
February 3, 2017 Albuquerque Launch Pad
February 4, 2017 El Paso Tricky Falls
February 7, 2017 Phoenix Club Red
February 8, 2017 Los Angeles The Roxy
February 10, 2017 San Diego House of Blues – Voo Doo Room
February 11, 2017 Santa Ana Constellation Room
February 12, 2017 San Francisco Social Hall
February 14, 2017 Sacramento Harlows
May 20, 2018 Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Europe
February 21, 2017 Berlin Germany Kantine am Berghain
February 24, 2017 Paris France Maroquinerie
February 25, 2017 Amsterdam Netherlands AFAS Live
February 27, 2017 London United Kingdom Hoxton's Bar and Kitchen
February 3, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Tap1
February 9, 2018 Munich Germany Muffatwerk

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."American Teen"
Hiko Momoji4:10
2."Young Dumb & Broke"
Little3:22
3."Location"
  • Robinson
  • Joshua Scruggs
  • Samuel David Jimenez
  • Christopher McClenney
  • Olatunji Ige
  • Gonzalez
  • Syk Sense
  • Smash David
  • Tunji Ige
  • Gonzalez[a]
3:39
4."Another Sad Love Song"DJDS4:04
5."Saved"
  • Robinson
  • Scruggs
  • Ozan Yildirim
  • Bryan Medina
  • Cameron Hale
  • Calvin Tarvin
  • Syk Sense
  • OZ
  • Medina
  • Tiggi[a]
3:26
6."Coaster"
  • Robinson
  • Nathaniel Hernandez
Skrittzy3:19
7."8TEEN"
  • Robinson
  • Little
Little3:48
8."Let's Go"
  • Robinson
  • Yildirim
  • Elçi
  • Noah Gale
  • Daniel Picciotto
  • OZ
  • Momoji
  • Picciotto[a]
3:24
9."Hopeless"
  • Robinson
  • Elçi
Momoji2:47
10."Cold Blooded"
  • Robinson
  • Kurtis McKenzie
  • Jon Mills
  • Nick Martin
  • Carl Dimataga
3:27
11."Winter"
  • Robinson
  • Mike "Scribz" Riley
4:01
12."Therapy"
  • Robinson
  • Little
Little4:17
13."Keep Me"
  • Robinson
  • Rupert Thomas, Jr.
  • Scruggs
  • Yildirim
  • Jake Austin
  • Sevn Thomas
  • Syk Sense
  • OZ
  • Dave Sava6e[a]
4:36
14."Shot Down"
3:27
15."Angels"
  • Robinson
  • Gonzalez
  • Scruggs
  • Gonzalez
  • Syk Sense
2:50
Total length:54:37

Notes

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[39] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[40] Platinum 20,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[41] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[42] Platinum 30,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[43] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[44] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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