Stacie Orrico (album)
|Studio album by Stacie Orrico|
|Released||March 25, 2003|
|Genre||CCM, teen pop, R&B|
|Stacie Orrico chronology|
|Singles from Stacie Orrico|
Stacie Orrico is the self-titled second studio album by American singer and songwriter Stacie Orrico, which was released on March 25, 2003, by ForeFront Records and Virgin Records. The album mixed Orrico's native Contemporary Christian Music with more pop and R&B styles, but also featured incorporation of teen pop and dance music.
Stacie Orrico received generally favorable reviews from music critics, many calling Orrico the new "diva" of music, and praised the songs, but some said that it really was mixed with different genres. The album received charting success, peaking at the top spot on some charts. It peaked at number fifty-nine on the US Billboard 200. It also peaked at the top spot on the Billboard Top Christian Albums, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. It peaked in the top ten in different countries, including Japan, Norway and the United States, and the top twenty in Switzerland, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, but lost to Michael W. Smith.
When Orrico released her debut album, Genuine, she released only one mainstream single which was "Everything". It was announced that she would record another album with her record label Forefront Records.
Orrico had recorded an album entitled Say It Again, which was originally intended solely for Christian pop radio, with a release date of April 2002. However, when Virgin Records saw mainstream potential with Stacie, the album was postponed and then cancelled while it was retooled. Four tracks from Say It Again were removed, although two were later released as single B-sides and Japanese bonus tracks on the album. "Bounce Back", Say It Again's first single, was completely re-recorded and "Security" and "Maybe I Won't Look Back" received major alterations. The songs "Stuck", "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life", "I Promise", "I Could Be the One", "Instead", and "Strong Enough" were added to the track listing.
Many songs from the album, which were not released as singles, were released through Christian radio stations. It included "Security", "Strong Enough" and "Instead", which were released as promotional singles.
Stacie Orrico received generally favorable reviews from music critics. Steve Losey from Allmusic gave it a favorable review, giving it three stars out of five. He pointed out about Orrico "Vocally the opus stretches her talents by delving into several tempo and mood changes that the 17-year-old embraces like a seasoned veteran." He also said "The astounding thing about the disc is that the grooves drip of dance floor sweat, maturity, and soulfulness while maintaining integrity and purity from America's newest diva/role model." Bill Lehane from MusicOMH gave it a positive review. He said "This record, Orrico's second despite her tender years, is a beautiful album, and it packs a spiritual punch without alienating the average Aguilera fan. At least I hope it won't, because this contains some of the best solo female urban material in years. Does it matter that she's not singing about sex?"
Stacie Orrico peaked at number fifty-nine on the US Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. It also peaked at number one of the Top Christian Albums, and was certificated Gold there, selling over 500,000 copies. The album also debuted at number thirty-seven on the UK Albums Chart, but did not pass its peak of thirty-seven, and it slipped down and rose several weeks, staying in the charts for sixteen weeks. Elsewhere, the album was a success.
The album peaked at number forty-three on the Australian Albums Chart. The album peakes at number sixteen on the New Zealand Albums Chart, where it stayed in the charts for a total of sixteen weeks. The album peaked at number twenty-seven on the Dutch Top 40 albums chart, where it became a chart success spending twenty-two weeks on the chart.
The first single from Stacie Orrico was "Stuck". The song was a worldwide success, however, critical reception was mixed. Critics praised it for its pop rock influences, but did not see it as a strong single. The song peaked at number 52 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and received worldwide success. It peaked at number three in Australia and New Zealand, and number nine in the UK. The second single from the album was "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life". The song was dubbed as Orrico's signature song, as it peaked at number three in New Zealand, and number two in Norway. It also peaked at number twelve in the United Kingdom and number thirty in the US, making it Orrico's highest charting single in the United States. A music video was released in 2003 for the single.
The third single from the album was "I Promise". The song did not receive much attention and did not do as well as her previous singles, but it did make the top thirty in the UK, although it was not successful elsewhere. The song peaked at number twenty-two in the UK, and number forty-eight in Australia. The song was not released in the US. The fourth and final single from the album was "I Could Be the One"; the song had a music video, but it was not released. "I Could Be the One" had limited charting success, only peaking at number 34 in the UK.
"Security", "Instead" and "Strong Enough" served as promotional singles, as they had produced airplay through Christian radio stations. None of the songs charted.
|1.||"Stuck"||Stacie Orrico, Kevin Kadish||Dallas Austin, Matt Serletic||3:41|
|2.||"(There's Gotta Be) More to Life"||Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason, Jr.||3:20|
|4.||"I Promise"||Diane Warren||Thomas, Mason, Jr.||4:17|
|5.||"Security"||Orrico, Tedd Tjornhom, Britt Huston||Tjornhom||3:17|
||Dane Deviller, Sean Hosein||3:24|
|8.||"Strong Enough"||Orrico||Matt Rollings||3:56|
|9.||"I Could Be the One"||
|10.||"Maybe I Won't Look Back"||Orrico, T. Tjornhom||Tjornhom||4:04|
|12.||"That's What Love's About"||Orrico, Taylor||Mooki||5:16|
|Japan deluxe edition|
|13.||"Until I Found You"||Taylor, Ford, Todd Collins||Mooki||3:03|
|14.||"Star of My Story"||Gary Brown, Ira Schickman, Steven Wolf||Mooki||3:36|
|15.||"Stuck" (Thunderpuss Radio Remix)||Orrico, Kadish||Thunderpuss||3:05|
- Signifies a co-producer
- "Tight" contains a sample from "Dance With Me" as performed by 112
- "Hesitation" contains a sample from "Genuine" off her first album Genuine
- Anthony Anderson – guitar, MIDI programming
- David Angell – violin
- Dallas Austin – producer
- Ken Bell – guitar, MIDI programming
- Teddy Campbell – drums
- Melody Chambers – vocals
- Kyle Cook – guitar
- Eric Darken – percussion
- David Davidson – violin
- Eddie DeGarmo – executive producer
- Dave Deviller – producer
- Aaron Featherstone – acoustic guitar
- Greg Ham – executive producer
- Sean Hosien – producer
- Victor Indrizzo – drums
- Kenya Ivey – vocals
- Corky James – guitar, bass
- Kevin Kadish – MIDI programming
- Anthony LaMarchina – cello
- Harvey Mason, Jr. – producer
- David May – Acoustic guitar
- Mooki – drums, keyboards, vocals, producer, drum programming, MIDI programming
- Marcelo Pennell – engineer, mixer
- Nashville String Machine – strings
- Lynn Nichols – guitar
- Stacie Orrico – vocals, producer
- Carlos Pennell – guitar
- Tony Reyes – guitar
- Matt Rollings – piano, producer
- Matt Serletic – producer
- Neil Stubenhaus – bass
|US Billboard 200||59||500,000+||Gold|
|US Billboard Top Contemporary Christian||1|
|US Billboard Top Christian Albums||1|
|Australian ARIA Albums Chart||43|
|Austrian Albums Chart||15|
|Canadian Albums Chart||49|
|Danish Albums Chart||21|
|French Top 200 Albums Chart||145|
|German Top 40 Albums Chart||13|
|Irish Albums Chart||23|
|Japanese Albums Chart||3||500,000+||2× Platinum|
|Netherlands Albums Chart||27|
|New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart||16|
|Norwegian Albums Top 40||7||15,000+||Gold|
|Switzerland Albums Top 100||11|
|UK Albums Chart||37||150,000+||Gold|
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