Hold On 'til the Night

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Hold On 'til the Night
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 2, 2011
Recorded2010–11; Tinderbox and Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA ·
GenrePop rock
Greyson Chance chronology
Hold On 'til the Night
Truth Be Told, Part 1
Singles from Hold On 'til the Night
  1. "Waiting Outside the Lines"
    Released: October 26, 2010
  2. "Unfriend You"
    Released: May 17, 2011
  3. "Hold On 'til the Night"
    Released: November 6, 2011
  4. "Take a Look at Me Now"
    Released: February 5, 2012

Hold On 'til the Night is the debut studio album by American singer Greyson Chance. The album was released on August 2, 2011 by eleveneleven, Maverick Records, Streamline Records and Geffen Records. Chance's album is the first to be released on Ellen DeGeneres' record label eleveneleven. The album's release was preceded by two singles, "Waiting Outside the Lines" and "Unfriend You". The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by The Matrix, Billy Steinberg and Ron Fair.[1]


"Waiting Outside the Lines" was released as the first single on October 26, 2010[2] and as an EP release on April 19, 2011.[3] The music video, directed by Sanaa Hamri,[4] was released December 13, 2010.[5]

"Unfriend You" was released as the second single on May 17, 2011.[6] The music video, which features pop princess Ariana Grande,[7] was released on June 30, 2011.[8]

"Hold On 'til the Night", the title track, is the third single from the album. A music video for the song was shot on November 6, 2011.[9] The music video premiered on Friday, December 9 on VEVO.

"Take a Look at Me Now" was released in Asia on February 5, 2012 as the fourth single from the album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[10]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[11]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[12]
Toronto Star3.5/4 stars[13]
Us Magazine3/4 stars[14]

Chance's debut album has received mixed to positive reviews. Us Magazine rewarded Chance with three stars and a positive review, claiming that he "outdoes himself with 10 originals".[14] Entertainment Weekly gave Chance a positive review as well by complimenting his mature voice saying, "Chance reveals a surprisingly mature voice on 'Hold On 'Til the Night' ('Heart Like Stone' provides a welcome touch of outsider brooding), though the Facebook-spurred melodrama of 'Unfriend You' reminds listeners that he is, after all, just a kid." The overall grade for the album was a B.[11] John Terauds of the Toronto Star gave it three-and-a-half stars, writing that "the boy's debut 10-track album is a solid effort that owes a massive debt to the boy bands of the 1990s" and ended with, "This YouTube phenom is standing on solid artistic ground here."[13]

Rolling Stone gave the album a two star review, stating that "the 13-year-old is anything but threatening on this potential blockbuster of a debut", however the Rolling Stone community gave the album four and a half stars.[12] NY Daily News also gave the album two stars explaining that "the singer's androgynous pitch — which lies well north of Justin Bieber's — limits his ability to make the CD's love songs credible for anyone over his own age".[15]

Metacritic gave the album a 61 out of 100 based on 4 reviews.[16]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the US, the album sold 16,185 copies in its first week, debuting at number 29 on the Billboard 200.[17] In Canada, the album debuted at number 67 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[18] The album re-entered the Billboard 200 chart on September 22, 2011 at number 144.[19]

Track listing[edit]

1."Waiting Outside the Lines"
Da Internz3:51
2."Unfriend You"
  • Alexander
  • Steinberg
3."Home Is in Your Eyes"
  • Greyson Chance
  • Cox
  • Palacios
  • Clark
Da Internz3:30
4."Hold On 'til the Night"
The Matrix3:41
5."Heart Like Stone"
6."Little London Girl"
  • Jost
  • Jochen Naaf
Da Internz3:44
10."Take a Look at Me Now"
  • Christy
  • Edwards
  • Spoke
  • Greyson Chance
The Matrix3:35


Chart (2011) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 67
Billboard 200 29


  1. ^ Sciarretto, Amy. "Greyson Chance to Release "Hold On 'Til the Night' on August 2nd". ArtistDirect.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  2. ^ Waiting Outside the Lines single. iTunes. Retrieved on 10 July 2011
  3. ^ Waiting Outside the Lines EP. iTunes. Retrieved on 10 July 2011
  4. ^ Gottlieb, Steven. "Video Static: Music Video News: BOOKED: Greyson Chance - Sanaa Hamri, dir". Video Static. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  5. ^ Greyson Chance - Waiting outside the lines. Youtube. Retrieved on 13 December 2010.
  6. ^ Unfriend You single. iTunes. Retrieved on 10 July 2011
  7. ^ "Greyson Chance 2nd Day of UnFriend You Video Shoot with Ariana Grande". GreysonChanceFans.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  8. ^ Greyson Chance - Unfriend You. YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2011
  9. ^ "WhoSay - #CelebsUnfiltered, Social Celebrities, Entertainment News, Photos, Videos, and Exclusives". WhoSay.
  10. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Hold on 'Til the Night - Greyson Chance". Hold on 'Til the Night. Rovi. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  11. ^ a b Lynch, Joe (3 August 2011). "Hold on 'til the Night review - Greyson Chance review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  12. ^ a b Rosen, Jody. "Hold on 'til the Night by Greyson Chance | Rolling Stone Music". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  13. ^ a b Terauds, John. "Greyson Chance gives us solid pop, and more". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  14. ^ a b Drew, Ian. "Review | Greyson Chance, Hold On 'Til the Night". Us Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  15. ^ Farber, Jim (2 August 2011). ""Hold on 'til the Night" review: Greyson Chance fails to impress beyond YouTube "Paparazzi" cover". New York: NY Daily News. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  16. ^ Hold on 'Til the Night - Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic. Metacritic. Retrieved 10 August 2011
  17. ^ Building Album Sales Chart Archived 2014-09-15 at the Wayback Machine. Hits Daily Double. Retrieved 30 August 2011
  18. ^ Jam! Music SoundScan Charts Albums : Top 100 Archived 2010-12-18 at WebCite. Canoe.ca. Retrieved 10 August 2011
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ QVC
  21. ^ "Greyson Chance - Hold On 'Til The Night - Special Asia Edition - Getmusic Asia". Getmusic Asia. 10 January 2012.

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