Now (Anna Abreu album)

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Now
Anna Abreu Now.jpg
Studio album by Anna Abreu
Released October 22, 2008
Recorded July - August 2008
Genre Pop, R&B, Dance
Length 37:06
Label RCA
Producer Rauli Eskolin
Anna Abreu chronology
Anna Abreu
(2007)
Now
(2008)
Just A Pretty Face?
(2009)
Singles from Now
  1. "Vinegar"
    Released: August 6, 2008
  2. "Silent Despair"
    Released: October 6, 2008
  3. "Something About U"
    Released: January 26, 2009
  4. "Come Undone"
    Released: April 20, 2009

Now is the second studio album by Finnish singer Anna Abreu, released in Finland by RCA on October 22, 2008. The album was preceded by the singles "Vinegar" and "Silent Despair" and followed by the release of third and fourth singles "Something About U" and "Come Undone".

The album marked a change of artistic direction for Abreu, featuring several dance-infused songs such as the smash hit "Vinegar" and "Something About U". It spent two consecutive weeks at number one on the Finnish albums chart and was certified platinum for Finnish sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The album spent eighteen weeks on the albums chart and has to date sold over 50,000 copies. It is ranked as the best-selling album of 2008 in Finland.

Commercial performance[edit]

Now debuted at number two on the Finnish Top 40 albums chart, selling just under 7000 copies in its first week, considerably less than her debut, which sold almost 30,000 and was certified platinum in its first week alone. In its seventh week however, the album rose up to the top spot, becoming Abreu's second number one album. It held the number one position for two consecutive weeks, gaining further sales of 20,000 copies. In total Now spent eighteen weeks on the official Top 40 chart and was certified platinum, with sales to date recorded at 50,695.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Weeks on
chart
Certification Sales
Finnish Albums Chart[1] 1 (2) 18 Platinum 50,695

Singles[edit]

  • "Vinegar", the lead single from the album initially debuted at number five on the Finnish singles chart. However, it rose to number one in its third week, a position it held for three non-consecutive weeks. In total it spent nineteen weeks on the chart (thirteen of which were in the top five) and is to date Abreu's most successful single. It is ranked as the eighty-eighth best-selling single in Finnish chart history and was certified platinum for sales of over 10,000 copies.[2]
  • "Silent Despair" was released as the second single and it too preceded the album. It received a limited physical release and as a result did not chart on the official singles list. However it did reach number twenty-five on the digital chart and like its predecessor, was accompanied by a music video. It garnered strong radio airplay and reached number two on the Airplay Chart.
  • "Something About U", the third single from the album was released only to promote the album and did not appear on either the singles or digital charts, although it did garner radio airplay.
  • "Come Undone", the fourth and final single from the album was also released only for promotional purposes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Vinegar" Patric Sarin, Rauli Eskolin Rauli Eskolin 3:41
2. "You Don't Get Me" Sarin, Eskolin, Eva Peijakas Rauli Eskolin 3:21
3. "Something About U" Mats Valentin, Johan 'Jones' Wetterberg, Per Eklund Rauli Eskolin 3:56
4. "Silent Despair" Sarin, Eskolin, Anna Abreu Rauli Eskolin 3:57
5. "Done With Her" Sarin, Eskolin Rauli Eskolin 3:35
6. "Perdoa-Me" Abreu, Eskolin, Sarin Rauli Eskolin 3:59
7. "Jukie For Your Love" Pat Bernetti, Axl Johanssen, Tracy Lipp Rauli Eskolin 3:17
8. "Come Undone" Eskolin Rauli Eskolin 4:01
9. "No Estragues El Momento" Abreu, Eskolin, Sarin Rauli Eskolin 3:33
10. "Walking On Water" Erno Laitinen Rauli Eskolin 3:39
Total length: 37:06

Promotion[edit]

Now Tour
Tour by Anna Abreu
Associated album Now
Start date December 2, 2008
End date July 18, 2009
Legs 1
No. of shows 10 in Finland
Anna Abreu concert chronology
  • Anna Abreu Live Tour
    (2007-2008)
  • Now Tour
    (2008-2009)
  • Just a Pretty Face? Tour (2009-2010)

From 2008 to 2009, Abreu promoted her sophomore album with the Now Tour throughout Finland.

Setlist[3][edit]

Tour dates[3][edit]

Date City Country Venue
December 2, 2008 Lahti Finland Sibeliustal
December 7, 2008 Kerava Kerava-sali
February 13, 2009 Jämsä Himos Areena
February 27, 2009 Turku M/S Viking Isabella
March 4, 2009 Espoo Tapiola
May 15, 2009 Joensuu Sokos Hotel Kimmel
May 30, 2009 Pori Karhuhalli
May 31, 2009
June 13, 2009 Vantaa Hakunilan Urheilupuisto
July 18, 2009 Tornio Umpitunneli

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Anna Abreu - Now". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Anna Abreu - Vinegar". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=artist:%28Anna+Abreu%29+tour:%28Anna+Abreu%29