Andy Grammer (album)

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Andy Grammer
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Studio album by Andy Grammer
Released June 14, 2011
Recorded 2010–11
Length 40:16
Label S-Curve Records
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Singles from Andy Grammer
  1. "Keep Your Head Up"
    Released: February 14, 2011
  2. "Fine by Me"
    Released: December 2011

Andy Grammer is the self-titled debut album from pop recording artist Andy Grammer. It was released on June 14, 2011, via S-Curve Records. The album was preceded by the song "Keep Your Head Up", which was released on February 14, 2011 and was the first single from the album. The second single was "Fine by Me", which was released in December 2011. The album was produced by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5), Matt Radosevich, Dave Katz, and Sam Hollander (Gym Class Heroes). The album's platinum-certified single "Keep Your Head Up" was produced by Lion's Share with additional production by Steve Greenberg and mixed by Tony Maserati. The album peaked at number 105 on the US Billboard 200 chart as well as reaching the summit of the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.


Grammar was "fully involved in the creative process" of the album. He prefers to write songs on his own, but making the album allowed him to work with other writers as well.[1]


Two singles were released from the album. "Keep Your Head Up," and "Fine by Me," reached No. 53 and No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]

William Ruhlmann, of Allmusic, rated the album with three and a half stars out of five.[5] Ruhlmann comments that the music lightly borrows from hip-hop music and has a rap music influence. He also said that Grammer's music leans toward a female audience, usually directing himself to a significant other and singing words of encouragement and affection.[5] Tanner Stransky gave the album a B from a scale of A+ to E, stating that the album sounded "like a mash-up of Jason Mraz, Michael Bublé, and John Legend. It's all easily listenable, if scarcely original."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep Your Head Up"   Andy Grammer 3:10
2. "Fine by Me"  
3. "Slow"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Barrett Yeretsian
4. "You Should Know Better"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Boots Ottestad
5. "Lunatic"   Andy Grammer 3:03
6. "Miss Me"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Boots Ottestad
7. "The Pocket"   Andy Grammer 3:53
8. "Ladies"   Andy Grammer 3:32
9. "Love Love Love (Let You Go)"   Andy Grammer 3:41
10. "Build Me a Girl"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Phil Bentley
11. "Biggest Man in Los Angeles"   Andy Grammer 3:55

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 105
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 1


  1. ^ "Andy Grammer Interview". Showbiz Deluxe. August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andy Grammar - Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Allmusic review". Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Albums: June 17, 2011". Entertainment Weekly. June 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Andy Grammer - Andy Grammer > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Andy Grammer Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on July 29, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Andy Grammer Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on July 29, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2011.