Chaleur humaine

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Chaleur humaine
Christine and the Queens - Chaleur humaine.png
Studio album by Christine and the Queens
Released 2 June 2014 (2014-06-02)
Studio
  • RAK Studios
  • 123 Studios
  • Smokehouse Studios
Genre
Length 47:03
Language
  • English
  • French
Label Because
Producer Christine and the Queens
Christine and the Queens chronology
Chaleur humaine
(2014)
Chris
(2018)
Singles from Chaleur humaine
  1. "Nuit 17 à 52"
    Released: 3 June 2013
  2. "Saint Claude"
    Released: 14 April 2014
  3. "Christine"
    Released: 13 October 2014
  4. "Paradis perdus"
    Released: June 2015
Singles from Christine and the Queens
  1. "No Harm Is Done"
    Released: 11 September 2015
  2. "Jonathan"
    Released: 16 October 2015
  3. "Tilted"
    Released: 15 January 2016

Chaleur humaine (English: Human Warmth, retitled Christine and the Queens in some English-speaking territories)[3][4][5] is the debut studio album by French singer Christine and the Queens.[6] The album was re-released in 2015 with new songs and "Tilted" – the English version of "Christine" – served as a single.

Background[edit]

The album was first released in France as Chaleur humaine in June 2014.[7] The album was released in United States on 16 October 2015 via Because Music as Christine and the Queens.[8] For its American release, many the tracks were reworked with English lyrics and revamped beats by producer Ash Workman.[9] Two tracks were replaced with three new songs. Two of the new songs are collaborations – "Jonathan" with Perfume Genius, and "No Harm Is Done" with rapper Tunji Ige. The American version was released in the UK in 2016 but reverted to its original French title.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic85/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[10]
Billboard4/5 stars[9]
The Guardian5/5 stars[11]
La Presse3.5/5 stars[12]
Les Inrockuptibles4.5/5[13]
Mojo4/5 stars[8]
The Observer4/5 stars[14]
Pitchfork8/10[15]
Q4/5 stars[8]
Spin8/10[16]

The album has been given a Metacritic rating of 85 based on 11 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[8] The album is featured on many end of year lists, including Rough Trade and NME.

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
The Guardian Best Albums of 2016 2016
8
The Independent Best Albums of 2016 2016
20
Mojo The 50 Best Albums of 2016 2016
46
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2016 2016
3
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2016
16

Commercial performance[edit]

The album first entered the French chart at No. 6 on its release in June 2014, and peaked at No. 2 in February 2015.[22] As of April 2018, the album had sold 650,000 units in this country.[23] It also reached No. 1 on the Belgian Wallonia albums chart.

The English version of the album was released in the UK on 26 February 2016, and first entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 132 the following week.[24] It then re-entered at No. 8 in June 2016,[25] just prior to Christine and the Queens performing a well-received concert at the Glastonbury Festival.[26] It peaked at No. 2 on 29 July 2016. As of April 2018, the album had sold 220,000 units in the UK.[27] The album debuted at No. 3 on the Irish Albums Chart in June 2016, before reaching No. 1 on 21 July 2016.[28]

In 2016 it was awarded a platinum certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[29] which indicated sales of at least 400,000 copies+ throughout Europe.[30][31]

As of January 2017 the record has sold 970,000 copies worldwide, in addition to attracting more than 194m streams – an ‘album equivalent’ streaming figure in most territories of 129,000.[32]

Track listing[edit]

Chaleur humaine — French edition[33]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."iT"Héloïse Letissier3:38
2."Saint Claude"Letissier3:59
3."Christine"Letissier3:54
4."Science fiction"Letissier3:39
5."Paradis perdus"3:35
6."Half Ladies"Letissier4:18
7."Chaleur humaine"Letissier3:57
8."Narcissus Is Back"Letissier3:28
9."Ugly-pretty"Letissier3:25
10."Nuit 17 à 52"Letissier4:22
11."Here"Letissier4:27
Christine and the Queens — 2015 reissue[34]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."iT"Héloïse Letissier3:38
2."Saint Claude"Letissier4:01
3."Tilted"Letissier3:53
4."No Harm Is Done" (featuring Tunji Ige)
  • Noah Breakfast
  • Tunji Ige
  • Letissier
3:30
5."Science fiction"Letissier3:38
6."Paradis perdus"3:35
7."Half Ladies"Letissier4:18
8."Jonathan" (featuring Perfume Genius)Letissier3:24
9."Narcissus Is Back"Letissier3:28
10."Safe and Holy"Letissier4:07
11."Night 52"Letissier4:21
12."Here"Letissier4:27

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[51] Diamond 850,000[52]
Belgium (BEA)[53] Platinum 30,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[54] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[55] Gold 220,000[27]

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

References[edit]

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