Beautiful Intentions is the third solo album from singer-songwriter Melanie C. This is the first album release on Chisholm's self-founded label, Red Girl Records after parting ways with Virgin Records.
After the release of her previous album Reason, Virgin dismissed Chisholm. In the spring of 2004, she created her own independent record label, "Red Girl Records", to record and release her own projects, alongside her manager, Nancy Phillips. The name was inspired by the colors of the footballLiverpool F.C., which Chisholm is supporter.
The album was Chisholm's labour of love for a year, and she previewed six tracks on her Barfly mini-tour in June 2004 before going into the studio to record the tracks. Following the release of the first single, "Next Best Superstar", the album was released on 11 April 2005 in the UK and some other countries. Later the album was re-released in some countries (with a new song—"First Day of My Life"). Chisholm stated in an Australian interview that she was pleased that Beautiful Intentions outsold Reason. Beautiful Intentions has received Gold certification in Germany and Switzerland. In Portugal, it has gone Platinum (9 weeks at number 1). It has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.