Girlicious (album)

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Girlicious
Girlicious Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Girlicious
Released August 12, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre
Length 50:59
55:58 (iTunes)
62:58 (Deluxe)
Label Geffen
Producer
Girlicious chronology
Girlicious
(2008)
Rebuilt
(2010)
Alternative cover
Deluxe edition cover
Deluxe edition cover
Singles from Girlicious
  1. "Like Me" / "Stupid Shit"
    Released: April 22, 2008
  2. "Baby Doll"
    Released: October 30, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
starpulse.com

Girlicious is the self-titled debut studio album by American girl group Girlicious. It was released on 12 August 2008 through Geffen Records. The album infuses R&B with urban and dance-pop influences. Production initially started in early 2008, after filming for Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious wrapped up. The album debuted at number two on the Canadian Hot 100 and has since shipped 80,000 units and been certified Platinum. It was re-released as Deluxe Edition on December 16, 2008, and includes two new songs and three remixes of the album's singles.

Release and reception[edit]

Released as a CD and music download in Canada on August 12, 2008,[2] the album generated positive reviews from critics upon its release. The album topped the charts debuting at number 2 on the Canadian Album Charts and has since been certified Platinum.[3]

To date the album sparked three singles. The first single, "Like Me" managed to debut at number 4 in Canada and at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles in the United States and was listed for 19 weeks.[4] The second single, "Stupid Shit" managed to debut at number 20 in Canada, where it was listed for 10 weeks.[5] The third and final single, "Baby Doll" only managed to peak at 55 and was only listed for a total of three weeks making it the groups least successful single to date.[6]

The album itself received positive reviews from critics. Allmusic's Matthew Chisling gave it a positive review, stating: "On their debut release, the four girls involved, Natalie Mejia, Nichole Cordova, Chrystina Sayers, and Tiffanie Anderson, deliver a well-balanced set of sexually charged, urban-friendly pop and dance numbers which satisfy the listener." [7]

Promotion[edit]

Main promotion for the group was their own show, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious. Girlicious made their debut performance at the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 15, 2008 with their hit single "Like Me". On August 6, 2008, Girlicious performed 6 songs from the album at their first Live @ Much: "Stupid Shit", "Baby Doll", "Still In Love", "Here I Am", "Liar, Liar" and "Like Me".

Tour[edit]

Girlicious took part in a North American tour as the opening act of the "Unbreakable Tour" with the Backstreet Boys that began July 30, 2008 and ended September 6, 2008.

Girlicious returned to Canada to tour for the second time in 2008 with The Girlicious Tour, which featured special guest Danny Fernandes. The first set date was scheduled in the beginning of October and ended in November.

During the first week of February 2009 Girlicious made 3 appearances at night clubs throughout Canada. They performed at the Playboy Mansion Gameday Party, and returned to their tour (second leg) with Danny Fernandes in early March. The second leg of The Girlicious Tour finished in late March.

Singles[edit]

  • "Like Me" is the first and debut single from Girlicious. It was released on April 22, 2008 one day prior to The CW's airing of the finale of the show. Without a proper physical or radio release, the single managed to debut at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and number seventy on the Pop 100 solely based on digital sales. in addition, during the week of May 1, 2008, "Like Me" mada a "Hot Shot Debut" at number four on the Canadian Hot 100[4] becoming an instant hit in Canada. The music video was premiered the day of the finale.
  • "Stupid Shit" (or Stupid S***) was the second single from the album. It was released on iTunes on April 23, 2008, a day after the finale of the show aired. In the week of May 1, 2008, "Stupid Shit" debuted at #20 on the Canadian Hot 100.[5] The music video for "Stupid Shit" was directed by Robin Antin and Mikey Mind, premiered on Yahoo.com on April 23, 2008. The video debuted on the MuchMusic Countdown at #29 and peaked at #1 which it stayed for one week.
  • "Baby Doll" was the third and final single from the album. The whole song was performed for the first time by Girlicious on television, when they were on Live @ Much on August 6, 2008. It first entered the Canadian Hot 100 at #75 due to digital downloads during the week the album was released. It re-entered at its current peak of #55 after approximately 4 months due to its single release.[6] The music video premiered on the show OnSet on popular Canadian music station, Much Music, which takes viewers behind the scenes on the set of "Baby Doll". It was directed by Matt Mcdermitt.

Other notable songs[edit]

  • "Liar Liar" became a fan-favourite song from the album. Featuring rapper Flo Rida, It charted on the Canadian Hot 100 a peak at position 43, higher than "Baby Doll", even though it hasn't been officially released as a single, on the week of the album's release.
  • "Still in Love" charted on the Canadian Hot 100 after the album's release, and peaked at position 99. It features Sean Kingston.

Track listing[edit]

Girlicious
No. Title Music Length
1. "Do About It" T. Thomas, M. Ambrosius, S. Sims, D. Richards, B. Kelly, P. Sawyer, R. Taylor & F. Wilson 3:41
2. "Baby Doll" Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Makeba Riddick, James Fauntleroy 3:20
3. "Liar Liar" (featuring Flo Rida) Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson and Kevin Cossom 3:38
4. "Save The World" A. Harris, V. Davis, B. Kelly & R. Love 3:47
5. "Here I Am" C. Mays Jr., C. Dwight & P. Hamilton 4:13
6. "Already Gone" A. Harr, J. Jackson, S. Ridel, B. Kelly & Mischke 3:44
7. "I.O.U.1." (featuring Kardinal Offishall) M. Thumbi 4:15
8. "My Boo" P. Alexander, E. Dean & C. Williams 4:12
9. "Radio" A. Harris, V. Davis, R. Love, B. Kelly & F. Walker 3:30
10. "Still In Love" (featuring Sean Kingston) J. Rotem, J. Poyser, K. Livingston, Sean Kingston & N. Flores 3:42
11. "It's Mine" P. Alexander, E. Dean & C. Williams 3:30
12. "The Way We Were" Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman (lyrics); Marvin Hamlisch (music) 3:20
13. "Stupid Shit" Beau Dozier, Stefanie Ridel 3:07
14. "Like Me" Jazze Pha 2:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Canada August 12, 2008 Universal Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Girlicious – Album – Canadian Release". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Girlicious – Album – Platinum". Cria. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Girlicious – Like Me – Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  5. ^ a b "Girlicious – Stupid Shit – Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  6. ^ a b "Girlicious – Baby Doll – Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  7. ^ "Girlicious – Album – Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-12.