Oh Aaron

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Oh Aaron
A young male adult with blonde hair is wearing an orange t-shirt and a bead necklace. The artist's name is colored in black and orange, and the album title is colored in white.
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2001
Recorded2001
Studio
Genre
Length33:47
LabelJive
Producer
  • Brian Kierulf
  • Josh Schwartz
  • Andy Goldmark
  • Scorpio
  • Mystery
  • Rose & Foster
  • Nate "Billionheir" Butler
  • Todd "Boogie" Terrell
Aaron Carter chronology
Aaron's Party (Come Get It)
(2000)
Oh Aaron
(2001)
Another Earthquake!
(2002)
Singles from Oh Aaron
  1. "Oh Aaron"
    Released: July 16, 2001
  2. "Not Too Young, Not Too Old"
    Released: September 3, 2001
  3. "I'm All About You"
    Released: March 5, 2002
  4. "Leave It Up to Me"
    Released: June 11, 2002

Oh Aaron is the third studio album by American teen pop singer Aaron Carter, released in the summer of 2001 through Jive Records. The album features three collaborations with No Secrets and his older brother, Nick Carter. Despite being not as successful as his second album, it found success in the U.S., peaking at #7 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA making this Aaron's second top 10 album and second platinum-selling album. This album was also his second album that was released under Jive Records.

Oh Aaron was accompanied by a concert DVD of the same name, which was released on March 26, 2002, and included footage of his 2001 concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as music videos and interviews.

Play Along Toys also created an Aaron Carter action figure in conjunction with the album's release.

Singles[edit]

  • "Oh Aaron": is the title song and first single from Aaron Carter's third album "Oh Aaron". It features his older brother Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and No Secrets. The song talks about Aaron getting tickets to a Backstreet Boys concert. The music video was filmed in Toronto. In the video, Aaron promises his friends (and parents and their friends) tickets to the Backstreet Boys concert, thinking Nick would hook him up. Nick agrees to at first, but when Aaron states that is 3,003 tickets, Nick disagrees. After some short begging, Nick agrees to-only if Aaron raps at his concert. Aaron later gets chased by fans on his way to the concert. He begs Nick to make him stay inside, but Nick carries him outside. At the end, Aaron is carried by tons of his fans. No Secrets sings the chorus of the song in different locations.
  • "Not Too Young, Not Too Old"
  • "I'm All About You": the third and final single of the album. In the video, Aaron is dancing and singing the song in a room. In a couple sub-plots, Aaron is sitting with a girl eating dinner, in a limousine, and enters a nightclub. The video can be seen on the Oh Aaron: Live In Concert DVD.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[2]

AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine commended Carter's voice for sounding less childish but criticized his performance of kid-friendly songs with adolescent overtones and sexual themes, and the producers for utilizing "cut and paste commercialism" with various genres throughout the track listing, saying it comes across as "disturbing pandering".[1] Beth Johnson from Entertainment Weekly said about the record, "Preteens across the country can rejoice: 13-year-old cutie-pie Aaron Carter has released his second sing-along album in less than a year. Apparently A.C. (as he name-checks himself) knows what his fans like: cheery BSB/’N Sync-style raps, puppy-love ballads, and songs with "You" in the title (there are four of them). As harmless (for kids) as it is unlistenable (for adults)."[2]

In their look at the Least Essential Albums of 2001, The A.V. Club awarded Oh Aaron the title of Least Essential Awkward Adolescence, with Stephen Thompson saying, "[A]ppearing to have aged about five years since 2000's Aaron's Party (Come Get It) and now possessing a voice that's gone from chirpy to unsure, the singer/rapper seems ill-suited for inching his way into artistic relevance as he begins to sprout facial hair and think about muscle cars."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Oh Aaron" (featuring Nick Carter and No Secrets)Andy Goldmark, Josh Schwartz, Brian KierulfKierulf, Schwartz, Goldmark3:17
2."Not Too Young, Not Too Old" (featuring Nick Carter)Mickey Power, Lucas Secon, Lena Palmer, Vanya Raeburn, Amanda Lindsey, Simone WilliamsScorpio, Mystery3:06
3."Stride (Jump on the Fizzy)" (featuring No Secrets)Schwartz, Kierulf, Matthew Wilder, Greg PrestopinoKierulf, Schwartz3:14
4."Come Follow Me"Power, SeconScorpio, Mystery3:03
5."I Would"Goldmark, Schwartz, KierulfKierulf, Schwartz, Goldmark3:06
6."Baby It's You"Nicky Cook, Phil Dane, Martin Bushell, Ben CopelandRose & Foster3:05
7."I'm All About You"Goldmark, Mark MuellerGoldmark3:40
8."The Kid in You"Butler, GoldmarkGoldmark, Butler3:23
9."Hey You"Cook, Dane, CopelandRose & Foster2:54
10."Cowgirl (Lil' Mama)"Todd TerrellTerrell3:37
11."Aaron Carter Spoken ID"  1:25
12."Get Up on Ya Feet"  3:19
13."One for the Summer"  3:44
14."Leave It Up to Me"  2:59
15."A.C.'s Alien Nation"  3:23
16."Go Jimmy Jimmy"  2:39
Notes
  • "Stride (Jump on the Fizzy)" contains a sample from "Break My Stride" written by Matthew Wilder and Greg Prestopino.
  • The Australian edition includes two bonus tracks before the interview with Aaron as tracks 11 and 12, "Get Up on Ya Feet" and "One for the Summer".
  • The Korean edition of the album included only "Get Up on Ya Feet". A Korean special edition included a bonus VCD with the music videos of "Oh Aaron", "Not Too Young, Not Too Old", "I'm All About You", and the song and music video for Aaron's promotional song featured in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, "Leave It Up to Me". It also featured an interview with Aaron along with brother Nick, and a look behind the scenes of the filming of the video for "I'm All About You". "Come Follow Me" was featured in the extended trailer for Hey Arnold! The Movie.
  • Other Asian editions were special releases featuring most of the songs from Aaron's debut album as "bonus tracks". A similar concept was employed on an Eastern European edition, which featured several tracks from Aaron's Party (as well as a remix of the title track and another song from around the time, "Everybody Stand Up"), two songs from Aaron's debut, "Leave It Up to Me" from Jimmy Neutron and another song by Aaron's on the soundtrack, "A.C.'s Alien Nation". This edition contains several misspellings and what seem to be repeats of several tracks already on the album. [1]

Album sales[edit]

  • Week 1: 133,000 (133,000)
  • Week 2: 77,000 (210,000)
  • Week 3: 59,000 (269,000)
  • Week 4: 45,000 (314,000)
  • Week 5: 30,000 (344,000)
  • Week 6: 28,000 (372,000)
  • Week 7: 25,000 (397,000)

[4] and has sold over 1 million copies to date.

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the liner notes of Oh Aaron.[5]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Oh Aaron - Aaron Carter". AllMusic. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Beth (August 17, 2001). "Oh Aaron". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  3. ^ Thompson, Stephen (December 12, 2001). "Least Essential Albums of 2001". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Archived from the original on March 29, 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  4. ^ RIAA History - Gold and Platinum - Search Results
  5. ^ Oh Aaron (booklet). Aaron Carter. Jive. 2001. 01241-44203-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/32107/ranking/cd_album/ Oricon Archive - past 2001 release date - Oh Aaron
  7. ^ "Aaron Carter Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2001". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2002". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Aaron Carter – Oh Aaron". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.