Hurricane (Nick Fradiani album)

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Hurricane
HurricaneAlbumCover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 5, 2016 (2016-08-05)
Recorded2015-16
GenrePop
Length39:34
Label
Producer
Nick Fradiani chronology
Hurricane
(2016)
Where We Left Off
(2017)
Singles from Hurricane
  1. "Get You Home"
    Released: March 11, 2016
  2. "All on You"
    Released: August 8, 2016

Hurricane is the debut studio album by American Idol season 14 winner Nick Fradiani. It was released on August 5, 2016, through Big Machine Records.

Background[edit]

Following Fradiani's Idol win, his label offered a non-target PledgeMusic campaign for pre-orders and merchandise sales.[1] During the six weeks before the start of the American Idols LIVE! tour, Fradiani played a number of radio-sponsored concerts, and worked on new songs with writers including Paul Doucette. In September, following the end of the tour, work on the new album intensified.[2] On May 5, 2016, Fradiani revealed the album's release date and title Hurricane, named after a track co-written with Jason Mraz and with Fradiani's Beach Avenue guitarist, Nick Abraham.[3] Starting in late May 2016, Fradiani released snippets of the recorded versions of various songs from the album, sometimes accompanied by "behind the songs" videos.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single "Get You Home" was released on March 11, 2016.[4] A video was shot on March 29 in Chicago,[5] at Virgin Hotels Chicago, with model Michelle Hicks as the female lead.[6] It was directed by Erik White and used real hotel guests as extras.[7] Released on May 19, 2016, the video shows Fradiani having a "cat and mouse game" encounter, starting at the hotel's bar with a beautiful woman who appears to have no scruples, leading to a steamy night at the hotel and a surprise resolution.[8]

A second single, "All On You," was released on August 5, 2016. On December 15, Billboard provided the exclusive premiere of a stark, black-and-white performance video for the song, shot at New Haven's historic Lyric Hall by Ryan Zipp.[9] A video for the album's third single, "Love Is Blind," was released on January 23, 2017, and features Fradiani surprising a real-life bride and groom for their first dance as a married couple.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducersLength
1."Every Day"
Westerlund3:30
2."Nothing to Lose"
Westerlund3:22
3."In the Long Run"
Bettis2:53
4."Forget2ForgetU"Schmidt2:41
5."Get You Home"
  • Fradiani
  • Sipe
  • Matt Dike
  • Jaden Michaels
  • Ross Mike
  • Matt Parad
  • Luther Rabb
  • Jim Walters
  • Ryan Williamson
  • Marvin Young
Rykeyz3:11
6."Howl at the Moon"
Kadish2:39
7."Nobody"
  • Fradiani
  • Schmidt
  • Calynn Green
  • Zach Lockwood
Schmidt3:46
8."Love Is Blind"
  • Schmidt
  • Hodges
3:09
9."All on You"
Schmidt3:06
10."Hurricane"
  • Fradiani
  • Nick Abraham
  • Jason Mraz
  • Michael Natter
  • Nancy Natter
Schmidt3:17
11."If I Didn't Know You"
Fradiani4:29
12."Beautiful Life"
Julian Raymond3:28

Chart positions[edit]

The album debuted at 121 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 5,000 copies, making it lowest debut from an American Idol winner's first album.[11] It also ranked as #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.[12]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[11] 121

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Formats
United States August 5, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick Fradiani: Nick Fradiani Album". PledgeMusic. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ Courant, Hartford. "CT 'Idol' Nick Fradiani Mentoring Hopefuls, Releasing New CD". courant.com. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "American Idol Winner Nick Fradiani Reveals Title of New Album". Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  4. ^ "Nick Fradiani | Facebook". www.facebook.com. February 24, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "Nick Fradiani on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-09-13.
  6. ^ "Headlines: Is Trump the New Sanjaya? • mjsbigblog". 2016-03-29. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
  7. ^ NickFradianiVEVO (2016-05-19), Nick Fradiani - Get You Home (Behind The Scenes), retrieved 2016-09-13
  8. ^ "'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Plays Cat and Mouse Game in 'Get You Home' Video". Retrieved 2016-09-13.
  9. ^ "Watch Nick Fradiani Debut 'All on You' Video: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  10. ^ Nick Fradiani (2017-01-23), Nick Fradiani - "Love Is Blind" (Official Music Video), retrieved 2017-02-05
  11. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith. "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'American Idol' Reaches New Low for Winner's Debut Album". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  12. ^ "Heatseekers Albums - 2016 Archive | Billboard Charts Archive". Retrieved 2016-09-13.