Ricki-Lee (album)

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Studio album by Ricki-Lee Coulter
Released 3 October 2005 (2005-10-03)
Recorded 2005 in Melbourne
Length 49:14
Label Shock
Ricki-Lee Coulter chronology
Brand New Day
(2007)Brand New Day2007
Singles from Ricki-Lee
  1. "Hell No!"
    Released: 13 June 2005
  2. "Sunshine"
    Released: 26 September 2005
  3. "Breathe"
    Released: 9 January 2006

Ricki-Lee is the debut studio album by Australian recording artist Ricki-Lee Coulter, released through Shock Records on 3 October 2005. Coulter recorded the album in Melbourne and worked with several songwriters and producers, including Audius Mtawarira, Israel Cruz, Jarrad Rogers, Hayley Aitken and Kara DioGuardi, among others. The album reached number 30 on the ARIA Albums Chart and number six on the ARIA Urban Albums Chart. Ricki-Lee was preceded by the lead single "Hell No!" in June 2005, which peaked at number five on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The second single "Sunshine" was released in September 2005, which peaked at number eight and was also certified gold. "Breathe" was released as the album's third and final single in January 2006, which reached number 14.

Background and reception[edit]

Following her departure from Australian Idol in 2004, Coulter was offered recording contracts by record labels including the show's sponsor Sony BMG, but she signed with Australia's biggest independent label Shock Records.[1] Coulter explained, "I'd met with a number of labels and Shock were the only one that asked me what I wanted to do and what kind of album I wanted to make and who I wanted to work with".[2] She recorded her debut album in Melbourne.[1] Ricki-Lee was released on 3 October 2005, as both digital download and CD formats.[3][4]

Matthew Chisling of Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars, and was critical of its musical direction. He added that "the album never truly solidifies Coulter enough to warrant her immediate approval by a widespread audience, since she is divided so heavily between styles and influences that don't always suit her".[5] Guy Blackman of The Age stated that the album is "an infectious collection of R&B-tinged pop tunes that takes a step beyond the usual Idol fodder".[1] At the 2006 Australian and New Zealand Urban Music Awards, Ricki-Lee was nominated for Best R&B Album.[6] Ricki-Lee debuted and peaked on the ARIA Albums Chart at number 30 on 10 October 2005.[7] The album performed better on the ARIA Urban Albums Chart, where it peaked at number six.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Turn It Up"
Michael Szumowski 3:20
2. "Sunshine"
  • Rogers
  • Burton*
3. "Can You Feel It?"
Cruz 3:18
4. "Hell No!" Mtawarira 3:13
5. "Something About You Babe"
  • Mtawarira
  • Aitken
Mtawarira 3:06
6. "Breathe"
  • Andrew Murray
  • Christian Ballard
  • Dawn Joseph
  • Lucy Abbott
  • Russ Ballard
  • Sara Eker
Mtawarira 3:45
7. "Let Me Hear You Say" (featuring Nitty)
Cruz 3:29
8. "Vibe is Right"
  • Jeremy 'JRemy' Skaller
  • Robert W. 'Bobby Bass' Larow
  • Stannis Smith
  • JRemy
  • Bobby Bass
9. "Stay With Me"
  • Aitken
  • Mtawarira
Mtawarira 3:52
10. "Tell Him"
  • Cruz
  • Cassie
Cruz 3:54
11. "Done With It"
  • Coulter
  • Mtawarira
Mtawarira 3:48
12. "Listen Up!"
  • Jarrad Rogers
  • Carmen Knight
Rogers 3:31
13. "Hello" (featuring Stan Bravo)
  • Cruz
  • Aitken
  • Bertan
  • Samuel Campbell
Cruz 3:56
14. "Being Human"
  • Adam Anders
  • Pamela Sheyne
  • Nikki Hassman
  • Skaller
  • Larow
  • JRemy
  • Bass
Total length: 49:14


  • (*) Denotes co-producer


Chart (2005) Peak
ARIA Albums Chart[7] 30
ARIA Urban Albums Chart[8] 6

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[3][4] 3 October 2005 CD, digital download Shock Records


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  2. ^ Jolly, Nathan (15 November 2011). "How Ricki-Lee got her groove back". The Music Network. Peer Media Group. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ricki-Lee (Album) by Ricki-Lee". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Ricki-Lee (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ricki-Lee (Album) – Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Pascuzzi, Carmine (14 June 2006). "2006 Urban Music Awards". Mediasearch (Carmine Pascuzzi). Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Ricki-Lee (Album)". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "The ARIA Report – 10 October 2005" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 29 September 2012.