Be Not Nobody

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Be Not Nobody
Vanessa Carlton - Be Not Nobody.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 2002 (2002-04-30)
Recorded2001–2002
Genre
Length45:51
LabelA&M
ProducerRon Fair
Vanessa Carlton chronology
Rinse
(2000)
Be Not Nobody
(2002)
Harmonium
(2004)
Singles from Be Not Nobody
  1. "A Thousand Miles"
    Released: February 12, 2002
  2. "Ordinary Day"
    Released: April 14, 2002
  3. "Pretty Baby"
    Released: February 11, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[4]

Be Not Nobody is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton, released on April 30, 2002, through A&M Records. As of late 2004 the album had sold 1.38 million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan,[5] and Variety magazine reported in July 2003 that it had sold 2.3 million worldwide.[6] Billboard magazine placed Carlton at number twenty-one on its year-end "Top Pop Artists" list for 2002.[7]

"A Thousand Miles" was released as the lead single from the album and reached the top five on the US Billboard Hot 100, number one in Australia and the top ten in the United Kingdom. Be Not Nobody was certified gold by the RIAA in June 2002, and platinum in October 2002.[8]

"Ordinary Day" charted inside the top forty on the US Hot 100.

"Pretty Baby" was remixed and released as the album's third and final single in early 2003. After the single's release, subsequent pressings of the album contained the remixed single version of the song in place of its original album version. "Pretty Baby" did not appear on the Hot 100 or the UK top seventy-five, but was nominated for a 2003 Teen Choice Award for "Choice Love Song",.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Vanessa Carlton, except where noted

  1. "Ordinary Day" – 3:57
  2. "Unsung" – 4:20
  3. "A Thousand Miles" – 3:57
  4. "Pretty Baby" – 4:08
  5. "Rinse" – 4:30
  6. "Sway" – 3:57
  7. "Paradise" – 4:50
  8. "Prince" – 4:10
  9. "Paint It Black" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:30
  10. "Wanted" – 3:55
  11. "Twilight" – 4:50

UK bonus track

  1. "Wanted" (Ripe Mix) – 3:55

Japanese bonus tracks

  1. "Twilight" (Live)
  2. "Wanted" (Ripe Mix) – 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic[10]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[34] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[35] Gold 50,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[37] Platinum 200,000[36]
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[39] Platinum 1,380,000[5]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Willman, Chris (May 10, 2002). "Be Not Nobody". Entertainment Weekly. No. 653. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Hardy, Ernest (May 22, 2002). "Vanessa Carlton: Be Not Nobody". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 31, 2007.
  4. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (May 1, 2002). "Vanessa Carlton: Be Not Nobody". Slant Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
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  6. ^ "Vanessa Carlton". Variety. July 9, 2003. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Billboard.biz – Music Business – Billboard Charts – Album Sales – Concert Tours
  8. ^ RIAA database for Vanessa Carlton
  9. ^ Billboard.biz – Music Business – Billboard Charts – Album Sales – Concert Tours
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  38. ^ "British album certifications – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 7, 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Be Not Nobody in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  39. ^ "American album certifications – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 7, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.