Be Not Nobody

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Be Not Nobody
Vanessa Carlton - Be Not Nobody.jpg
Studio album by Vanessa Carlton
Released April 30, 2002 (2002-04-30)
Recorded 2000-2002
Genre Pop, piano pop[1]
Length 45:51
Label A&M
Producer Ron 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[4]

Be Not Nobody is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton, released on April 30, 2002, through A&M Records.

"A Thousand Miles" was released as the lead single from the album and reached the top five on the U.S. 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.[5]

"Ordinary Day" charted inside the top forty on the U.S. Hot 100. "Pretty Baby", which was nominated for a 2003 Teen Choice Award for "Choice Love Song",[6] did not appear on the Hot 100 or the UK top seventy-five. As of late 2004 the album had sold 1.38 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan,[7] and Variety magazine reported in July 2003 that it had sold 2.3 million worldwide.[8] Billboard magazine placed Carlton at number twenty-one on its year-end "Top Pop Artists" list for 2002.[9]

"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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Vanessa Carlton, except where noted

  1. "Ordinary Day" – 3:58
  2. "Unsung" – 4:20
  3. "A Thousand Miles" – 3:57
  4. "Pretty Baby" – 3:55
  5. "Rinse" – 4:31
  6. "Sway" – 3:57
  7. "Paradise" – 4:50
  8. "Prince" – 4:09
  9. "Paint It Black" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:30
  10. "Wanted" – 3:55
  11. "Twilight" – 4:49
  12. "Twilight (Live)" Japan Bonus Track
  13. "Wanted (Ripe Mix)" - 3:55 UK/Japan Bonus Track

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 13
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 24
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[15] 20
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 14
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 17
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[18] 17
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[19] 23
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[20] 33
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 44
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 7
US Billboard 200[24] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[25] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[26] Gold 40,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[27] Platinum 200,000[28]
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1.38 million (as of 2004)[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Be Not Nobody - Vanessa Carlton — Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Be Not Nobody - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. 
  3. ^ "Vanessa Carlton". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "Reviews". slantmagazine.com. 
  5. ^ RIAA database for Vanessa Carlton
  6. ^ Billboard.biz - Music Business - Billboard Charts - Album Sales - Concert Tours
  7. ^ a b "Carlton Finds Harmony On Sophomore CD". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 7, 2004. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Vanessa Carlton". Variety. July 9, 2003. 
  9. ^ Billboard.biz - Music Business - Billboard Charts - Album Sales - Concert Tours
  10. ^ "Be Not Nobody - Vanessa Carlton - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  15. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  18. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2012-08-21" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  24. ^ "Vanessa Carlton – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Vanessa Carlton. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". Music Canada. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved January 7, 2016.  Select 2003年7月 on the drop-down menu
  28. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2003年5月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. May 2003 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 524: 14. July 10, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 23, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  29. ^ "British album certifications – Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 7, 2016.  Enter Be Not Nobody in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  30. ^ "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

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