Natural (Peter Andre album)

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Natural
Peter andre natural.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 March 1996
Recorded1995
Genre
Length45:20
Label
Producer
Peter Andre chronology
Peter Andre
(1993)
Natural
(1996)
Time
(1997)
Singles from Natural
  1. "Turn It Up"
    Released: 1 May 1995
  2. "Mysterious Girl"
    Released: 1 September 1995 (Australia)
  3. "Get Down on It"
    Released: 12 February 1996 (Australia)
  4. "Only One"
    Released: 1 March 1996 (United Kingdom)
  5. "Mysterious Girl"
    Released: 1 May 1996 (United Kingdom)
  6. "Flava"
    Released: 1 September 1996
  7. "I Feel You"
    Released: 1 November 1996
  8. "Natural"
    Released: 1 February 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Natural is the second studio album released by British-Australian singer-songwriter Peter Andre.[2]

Background[edit]

Following the success of his first album in Australia, Andre was commissioned to record a second album with Melodian. However, Melodian believed that it would be wise to see if he could break the British market as well. Andre signed a joint deal with Melodian and the British record label, Mushroom UK, for his second studio album to be released in both markets. On 1 May 1995, a single, entitled "Turn It Up" was released to both markets, achieving Top 10 success on both countries' singles charts. However, the deal with Mushroom soon came under jeopardy when the label went into administration. Melodian pressed ahead with releases in Australia, releasing "Mysterious Girl" on 1 September 1995.

In January 1996, Mushroom announced that it had found a buyer for the label, meaning that it would not have to close, and that the joint deal was still in place. At this point, preparations for the album's release had been made in Australia. Three weeks before the album's release in Australia, a third single, "Get Down On It", was released, peaking in the Top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart. On 1 March 1996, Mushroom announced plans to continue with its releases and the second British single, "Only One", was released. On 18 March 1996, Natural was released in Australia. Mushroom announced plans to release "Mysterious Girl" as the third British single on 24 May 1996; it, had not been released on the British market due to ongoing issues over the record deal. Mushroom also announced that, due to the problems caused by the label's proposed closure, it would be reworking the album for the British market. On 1 September 1996, a new single, "Flava", was released and three weeks later, the album was released. On the week of release, the album sold 200,000 copies, and become the fastest-selling album of the year. Two further singles – "I Feel You" and the title track, "Natural" – were released only in the United Kingdom, both entering the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

Australian edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Mysterious Girl" (featuring Bubbler Ranx)
Ollie J3:43
2."Natural"
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Goldsmith
Cutfather & Joe3:47
3."Flavour of the Year" (featuring Cee)Whitmore4:00
4."All I Ever Wanted"
3:38
5."Tell Me When"AndreWhitmore3:48
6."Turn It Up" (featuring Ollie J)
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Mark Walcot
  • Goldsmith
Ollie J3:24
7."Message to My Girl"Neil FinnNigel Lowis4:12
8."You Are (Part One)"AndreWhitmore1:53
9."Only One"
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Ogilvy
  • Ollie J
  • Mykaell Riley[a]
3:52
10."Get Down on It" (featuring Past to Present)
  • Andre
  • Nu-O
4:47
European edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Flava" (featuring Cee)
Whitmore3:55
2."Natural" (C&J street mix)
Cutfather & Joe4:22
3."Mysterious Girl" (featuring Bubbler Ranx)
  • Peter Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Goldsmith
  • Bubbler Ranx
Ollie J3:43
4."I Feel You"
  • Andre
  • Terry "Juice" Jones
  • Goldsmith
Cutfather & Joe5:02
5."You Are (Part Two)"AndreWhitmore2:04
6."All I Ever Wanted"
3:38
7."Show U Somethin'"
  • Andre
  • Richard Pascoe
  • Hector
Richie D3:19
8."To the Top"
  • Andre
  • Ashley Cadell
  • Cadell
  • Mark Forrester
4:02
9."Tell Me When"AndreWhitmore3:48
10."Only One"
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Ogilvy
  • Ollie J
  • Mykaell Riley[a]
3:52
11."Message to My Girl"Neil FinnNigel Lowis4:12
12."Turn It Up" (featuring Ollie J)
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Mark Walcot
  • Goldsmith
Ollie J3:24
13."Get Down on It" (featuring Past to Present)
  • Andre
  • Nu-O
4:47
  • Natural: The Video
  1. "Turn It Up" (Video)
  2. "Only One" (Video)
  3. "To The Top" (Video)
  4. "Mysterious Girl" (Video)
  5. "Flava" (Video)
  6. "I Feel You" (Video)
  7. "All I Ever Wanted" (Video)
  8. "Natural" (Video)
  9. "I Feel You" (Unplugged)
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996)[3] Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 11
Austrian Albums Chart 28
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 31
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 24
Dutch Albums Chart 8
Euro Hot 100 Albums 7
Finnish Albums Chart 37
German Albums Chart 28
Irish Albums Chart 18
New Zealand Album Chart 3
Scottish Albums Chart[4] 9
Swedish Albums Chart 11
Swiss Albums Chart 11
UK Albums Chart 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Dutch Album Chart[5] 77
New Zealand Albums Chart[6] 18
UK Albums Chart[7] 39


Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Netherlands (NVPI)[8] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[9] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[10] Gold 50,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Platinum 309,456[12]
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 600,000+ [13]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ Peter Andre Natural - Tin UK CD album (CDLP) (516102)
  3. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Peter-Andre/Natural-2401
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/19961006/40/
  5. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=1996&cat=a
  6. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/albums?chart=3885
  7. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/end-of-year-artist-albums-chart/19960107/37502/
  8. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Peter Andre – Natural" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Natural in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  9. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Peter Andre – Natural". Recorded Music NZ.
  10. ^ "Polish album certifications – Peter Andre – Natural" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Peter Andre – Natural". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Natural in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  12. ^ Jones, Alan (23 October 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: 20,351 sales sees Jamie Lawson top the albums chart". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 23 October 2015. (Subscription required (help)).
  13. ^ "Who's selling where". Billboard. 22 February 1997. Retrieved 27 April 2018.