Celebrity (album)

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Celebrity
Celebrity cover.png
Studio album by NSYNC
Released July 24, 2001
Recorded

January 3 – April 2001

Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
Genre Pop, R&B, dance-pop, teen pop
Length 49:47
Label Jive
Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Wade J. Robson, NSYNC, Brian "BT" Transeau, Kristian Lundin, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Riprock & Alex G, Robin Wiley, Jacob Schulze, Rami Yacoub, Pajam, Brian McKnight
NSYNC chronology
No Strings Attached
(2000)
Celebrity
(2001)
Greatest Hits
(2005)
Singles from Celebrity
  1. "Pop"
    Released: May 15, 2001
  2. "Gone"
    Released: October 24, 2001
  3. "Girlfriend"
    Released: December 30, 2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard (favorable)[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Entertainment Weekly B[1][5]
NME 8/10[6]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]

Celebrity is the third and final studio album by the pop boy band NSYNC. It was released on July 24, 2001 as the second overall album under Jive Records. The album achieved five times platinum status in the United States and became the group's third album to sell over 10 million copies worldwide.

Overview[edit]

All of the songs on the album are performed by NSYNC. Justin performs solo on the song "Gone".

Background[edit]

In December 2000, it was announced that NSYNC would be returning to a studio in Florida in preparation for the follow up to their landmark second album, No Strings Attached. At the Billboard Music Awards, member Justin Timberlake revealed that the group planned to collaborate with producers Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs and Richard Marx, both contributed to No Strings Attached.[8] Upon the album's release, Allmusic senior editor, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, writing that Celebrity is NSYNC's "most varied album yet, but the emergence of Timberlake and Chasez as credible soulful singers and, yes, songwriters makes it their best album yet, and one of the best of the teen pop boom of 1999-2001".[2] In the United States, Celebrity debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album sold 1,879,955 copies in its first week,[9] making it the second best in SoundScan history, only behind NSYNC's previous album, No Strings Attached. Although it was outnumbered by its predecessor, Celebrity still managed to gain the second-best debut-week sales since SoundScan began monitoring record retailers in 1991.[10] On August 22, 2001, the album was certified five-time Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting five million shipments. The album also debuted at number one in Canada by selling 71,245 copies.[9]

Track listings[edit]

U.S. edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Pop"   Justin Timberlake, Wade Robson BT, Timberlake, Robson 3:58
2. "Celebrity"   Timberlake, Robson, J. Valentine Rodney Jerkins, Timberlake, Robson 3:18
3. "The Game Is Over"   JC Chasez, Alex Greggs, Brad Daymond Riprock, Alex G, Chasez 3:28
4. "Girlfriend"   Timberlake, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams The Neptunes 4:14
5. "The Two of Us"   Chasez, Greggs, Daymond Riprock, Alex G, Chasez 3:51
6. "Gone"   Timberlake, Robson Timberlake, Robson 4:54
7. "Tell Me, Tell Me...Baby"   Max Martin, Rami Yacoub Rami 3:38
8. "Up Against the Wall"   Chasez, Timberlake, Greggs, Daymond Riprock, Alex G, Chasez 3:37
9. "See Right Through You"   Timberlake, Larry "Rock" Campbell, Robson Timberlake, Robson 2:55
10. "Selfish"   Chasez, Jolyon Skinner, Veit Renn Brian McKnight 4:20
11. "Just Don't Tell Me That"   Kristian Lundin, Jake Schulze, Andreas Carlsson Lundin, Schulze 3:03
12. "Something Like You"   Timberlake, Robin Wiley Timberlake, Wiley 4:15
13. "Do Your Thing"   James Moss PAJAM 4:19
Deluxe edition bonus disc
No. Title Length
1. "Pop" (Pablo La Rossa's Funktified Remix) 5:38
2. "Pop" (Deep Dish Cha-Ching Mix) 11:49
3. "Pop" (Terminalhead Vocal Mix) 5:35
4. "Gone" (Gone Clubbin' I'll Be Back Late Remix) 5:57
5. "Gone" (Spanish version) 4:22
6. "Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix Featuring Nelly) 4:43
7. "Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix Instrumental) 4:43
8. "Pop" (music video) 3:57
9. "Gone" (music video) 4:51
10. "Girlfriend" (music video) 4:13
11. "Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix featuring Nelly) (music video) 4:43

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for Celebrity". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Celebrity: *NSYNC". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. ^ "'N SYNC: Celebrity". Billboard. 2001-07-28. Archived from the original on 2001-08-16. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: 'N Sync". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  5. ^ Browne, David (2001-07-27). "'N Sync: Celebrity Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  6. ^ Needham, Alex (2001-07-31). "Album Reviews - *NSYNC : Celebrity". NME. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  7. ^ Walters, Barry (2001-07-09). "Celebrity". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  8. ^ Reese, Lori (2000-12-08). "Declaration of Dependence". Entertainment Weekly (Time, Inc.). Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  9. ^ a b "*NSync No. 1 but can't match record". Jam!. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ Strauss, Neil (2011-08-02). "THE POP LIFE; Crepe Hangers Of Teen Pop". The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  11. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=hRIEAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1%7Ctitle=Hits of the World - Eurochart|work=Billboard|publisher=Nielsen Business Media, Inc.|date=11 August 2001
  12. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/41930/ranking/cd_album/
  13. ^ http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oricon.co.jp%2Fsearch%2Fresult.php%3Fkbn%3Dja%26types%3Drnk%26year%3D2001%26month%3D8%26week%3D1%26submit5.x%3D4%26submit5.y%3D12&sandbox=1
  14. ^ Billboard - Google Books
  15. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – *NSYNC – Celebrity" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – *NSYNC – Celebrity". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  19. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: South Korea (RIAK).
  20. ^ http://fanofmusic.free.fr/Site-Charts-KoreaDatabaseUK.htm
  21. ^ "British album certifications – *NSYNC – Celebrity". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Celebrity 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
  22. ^ "American album certifications – *NSYNC – Celebrity". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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Preceded by
Songs in A Minor by Alicia Keys
Billboard 200 number-one album
August 11–17, 2001
Succeeded by
Now 7 by Various artists