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Studio album by Nick Lachey
Released November 11, 2003
Genre Pop, dance-pop, pop rock
Length 46:59
Label Universal
Producer Walter Afanasieff, Gary Baker, Stuart Brawley, Guy Chambers, David Eriksen, Trina Harmon, Nick Lachey, Anthony Little, The Matrix, Steve Power
Nick Lachey chronology
What's Left of Me
Singles from SoulO
  1. "Shut Up"
    Released: 24 June, 2003
  2. "This I Swear"
    Released: 6 April, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B- link
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine C+ link

SoulO is Nick Lachey's debut album as a solo artist, after leaving the boy band 98 Degrees. The album was released in the US on November 11, 2003 on Universal Records.

"Could You Love" was recorded earlier by Youngstown on their second album, Down For the Get Down (2001).[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shut Up" (Nick Lachey, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock) – 3:23
  2. "Let Go" (Lachey, Christy, Edwards, Spock) – 3:41
  3. "This I Swear" (Theme song to MTV's Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica) (David Eriksen, John Reid) – 4:33
  4. "Could You Love" (Eriksen) – 4:04
  5. "Carry On" (Lachey, Guy Chambers) – 3:35
  6. "You're the Only Place" (Billy Mann, Walter Afanasieff) – 4:47
  7. "Can't Stop Loving You" (Lachey, Chambers) – 3:34
  8. "Edge of Eternity" (Lachey, Chambers) – 3:59
  9. "It's Alright" (Lachey, Christy, Edwards, Spock) – 3:09
  10. "I Fall in Love Again" (Gary Baker, Anthony Little, Kevin Richardson, George Teren) – 4:01
  11. "Open Your Eyes" (Lachey, Dan Hill, Keith Stegall) – 4:11
  12. "On and On" (Lachey) – 3:40
  13. "Think I'm Losing You" (Japan bonus track)
  14. "Uh Huh (Yeah Yeah)" (Japan bonus track)


  • "Shut Up" was the debut single from Nick Lachey's debut solo album SoulO. The single was a commercial failure in the United States, failing to chart. Video directed by Constantine Paraskevopoulos.

The first version of the music video featured a group of female dancers (including Kimberly Wyatt from The Pussycat Dolls) dancing around Lachey and featured several close-ups of him. Lachey filmed the video, and later won the right to redo it.

The second video featured Dax Shepard and Jennifer Morrison living in a trailer outside of Lachey's real-life home.

  • "This I Swear" was the second single from Nick Lachey's debut album SoulO. The ballad has lyrics in which he expressed how he felt about the marriage and love he had for his then wife, Jessica Simpson. Part of the song lyrics includes "I will love you, until forever, until death do us part we'll be together". The song was also the theme song to the hit reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. It was sent to radio in the United States on September 28, 2003.[3]

"This I Swear" reached #11 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. Despite being heavily promoted, the single became Lachey's second single to not chart on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also a doo-wop ballad single performed by the Skyliners in 1960.

Chart performance[edit]

The album was expected to be successful because the album was released during the popularity of Lachey's television show, Newlyweds. However, despite being heavily promoted, the album debuted at #51 on the Billboard 200, selling only 28,000 copies in its first week. The album was considered a commercial failure, both in terms of sales and chart performance; the album sold 171,000 copies in the United States and stayed on the Billboard 200 for just 11 weeks.

Year Chart Peak
2003 Billboard 200 (US) #51


  1. ^ Down For the Get Down - allmusic Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  2. ^ SoulO - allmusic Retrieved 23 April 2016.
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