I'm Taking Off

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I'm Taking Off
Studio album by Nick Carter
Released May 24, 2011
Recorded 2010-11
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 42:10 - 52:41
Label Kaotic INC
Sony Music Entertainment
604 Records
Producer David Jordan, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Matthew Gerrard, Dan Muckala, Brent Kutzle, Noel Zancanella , Jordan Keller (exec.), Lori Graf (exec.), Jason Turner (exec.), Midi Mafia
Nick Carter chronology
Now or Never
(2002)Now or Never2002
I'm Taking Off
Nick & Knight
(2014)Nick & Knight2014
German cover
German cover
Singles from I'm Taking Off
  1. "Just One Kiss"
    Released: November 28, 2010
  2. "I'm Taking Off (Germany)"
    Released: May 31, 2011
  3. "Love Can't Wait (Canada)"
    Released: June 21, 2011
  4. "Burning Up"
    Released: January 24, 2012

I'm Taking Off is the second solo album released by Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter. The album was initially released on his own record label, Kaotic INC. The album sold over 20,000 copies during first week in Japan alone.


Following the conclusion of the recording of the Backstreet Boys studio album This Is Us, Carter entered the studio to record solo material for a possible second album. On November 28, 2010, a new song, "Just One Kiss", was unveiled to Japanese radio. The song became an immediate success, peaking at #12 on the Japan Hot 100. Thus, Carter compiled a series of tracks he had recorded, and announced that his second studio album would be released on February 2, 2011 in Japan. On the week of release, the album sold 9,928 copies, peaking at #8, before dropping to #17 the following week, selling 4,103 copies. In its third week on the chart, it sold a further 3,100 copies, dropping to #30.[1][2][3] A deluxe version of the album, with a bonus DVD, was made available on February 9.

As such, Carter decide to release the album in the United States due its success in Japan. The US release date was set for May 24, 2011; . Carter also announced that the single "Just One Kiss" would receive a US release on April 5.[4] The US version of the album replaces the track "Jewel In Our Hearts" with a new track, entitled "Remember". The US version also included a dance remix of the single "Just One Kiss". A deluxe version of the album, containing the contents of the Japanese Bonus DVD, was also made available.[5] The album peaked at #14 on the US Billboard Chart.

Europe became the next region to receive a release. "Just One Kiss" was released on April 29, before the album received a release on June 2. The European version of the album does not include "Jewel In Our Hearts", "Remember" or the dance remix of "Just One Kiss", however, includes two further tracks - a new composition entitled "Coma", and Carter's 2009 duet with Jennifer Paige, "Beautiful Lie". The European version of the album comes packaged in a limited edition digipak, with postcard, poster, full album booklet, four additional videos and further enhanced content.

Canada became the last country to receive a release. However, this time, a brand new song, "Love Can't Wait", was released as the album's lead single on June 21. The album was released on August 9. The Canadian version includes "Love Can't Wait" as a bonus track, but does not include "Jewel In Our Hearts", "Coma", "Remember", "Beautiful Lie" or the dance remix of "Just One Kiss". The album peaked at #2 on the Canadian Digital Chart and #12 at Canadian Albums Chart.

On November 15, 2011, a new version of the album was released digitally on iTunes worldwide, entitled Relaunched and Remixed. It includes a total of 16 remixes, comprising the tracks "I'm Taking Off", "So Far Away", "Love Can't Wait", "Not the Other Guy", "Just One Kiss" and "Falling Down".[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Burning Up" (featuring Britton "Briddy" Shaw) Carter, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub Falk, Rami Yacoub 3:38
2. "Not the Other Guy" Carter, Matthew Gerrard, Tebey Gerrard 2:57
3. "So Far Away" Carter, Dan Muckala, Jason Ingram Muckala 3:32
4. "Addicted" Carter, Gerrard, Mischke Gerrard 4:32
5. "Special" Carter, Cardenas, Newble, Gambetta, Risto, Nugent Midi Mafia 4:04
6. "Falling Down" Carter, Gerrard, Mischke Gerrard 3:59
7. "Just One Kiss" Carter, Muckala, Ingram Muckala 3:32
8. "Great Divide" Carter, Toby Gad Toby Gad 4:09
9. "Nothing Left to Lose" Carter, Gad Toby Gad 4:16
10. "Falling in Love Again" Carter, Cardenas, Noel Zancanella, Kutzle Brent Kutzle, Zancanella 3:34
11. "I'm Taking Off" Carter, Gerrard, Mischke Gerrard 3:58
Total length: 42:10


Credits for I'm Taking Off adapted from Allmusic.[11]


Charts (2011) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 12
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 46
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[13] 8

Release History[edit]

Country Date Label
Japan February 2, 2011 Sony Music Japan
United States May 24, 2011 Kaotic, Sony Music
Europe June 3, 2011 Glor Music, Warner Music Central Europe
Canada August 9, 2011 604, Universal Music Canada