Staying at Tamara's

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Staying at Tamara's
Staying at Tamara's (album).png
Studio album by George Ezra
Released23 March 2018
Recorded2017
StudioVoltaire Road Studios, Clapham, London
GenreFolk pop[1]
Length37:13
Label
Producer
George Ezra chronology
Wanted on Voyage
(2014)
Staying at Tamara's
(2018)
Singles from Staying at Tamara's
  1. "Don't Matter Now"
    Released: 16 June 2017
  2. "Paradise"
    Released: 19 January 2018
  3. "Shotgun"
    Released: 18 May 2018
  4. "Hold My Girl"
    Released: 28 September 2018

Staying at Tamara's is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter George Ezra. It was released on 23 March 2018. The album reached number one in the UK as well as the top ten of several other countries including Australia and New Zealand. The album includes the singles "Paradise" and "Shotgun", which peaked at number two and number one on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

Singles[edit]

Three singles have been released from the album. "Don't Matter Now" was released as the lead single on 16 June 2017. It was a moderate success in Belgium, Iceland and the Netherlands and gave Ezra his seventh top 75 entry on the UK Singles Chart. The second single released from the album was "Paradise", which peaked at number two, being kept off the top spot by Rudimental's "These Days". It also reached the top ten in Ireland, Belgium, Austria and Scotland. "Shotgun" was released as the third single from the album on 18 May 2018; it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on 29 June 2018 and gave Ezra his first UK number-one single.[2] "Hold My Girl" will be released as the fourth single from the album in late-September.

Promotional singles[edit]

"Pretty Shining People" was released as the first promotional single from the album on 2 March 2018; it reached number 54 on the UK Singles Chart. Hold My Girl was released as the second promotional single on 9 March 2018, and reached number 81 on the UK Singles Chart. The track was later selected as the album's fourth single, set to impact radio on 28 September 2018.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic61/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
musicOMH2.5/5 stars[5]
NME4/5 stars[6]
The Times3/5 stars[7]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 61 based on seven reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by George Ezra and Joel Pott, except where noted. All tracks produced by Cam Blackwood, except "Shotgun" which contains additional production from FRED.

No.TitleLength
1."Pretty Shining People" (writer: Ezra)3:32
2."Don't Matter Now"2:56
3."Get Away"2:34
4."Shotgun" (writers: Ezra, Pott, Fred Gibson; producers: Blackwood, FRED)3:21
5."Paradise" (writer: Ezra)3:42
6."All My Love"2:40
7."Sugarcoat"3:22
8."Hold My Girl"3:31
9."Saviour" (featuring First Aid Kit)3:32
10."Only a Human"3:34
11."The Beautiful Dream"4:29
Total length:37:13

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 50
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 22
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[13] 23
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[14] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[15] 7
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 20
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 57
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 26
Scottish Albums (OCC)[22] 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[23] 99
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 25
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 1
US Billboard 200[27] 68

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[28] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Platinum 474,517[30]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ White, Jack (29 June 2018). ""I never thought that this would happen": George Ezra rides Shotgun to his first UK Number 1 single". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Staying at Tamara's by George Ezra". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ Snapes, Laura (23 March 2018). "George Ezra: Staying at Tamara's review – the sound of summer barbecues". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ Murphy, John (21 March 2018). "George Ezra – Staying At Tamara's | Album Reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ Reilly, Nick (23 March 2018). "George Ezra – 'Staying At Tamara's' Album Review | NME". NME. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  7. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (23 March 2018). "Pop review: George Ezra: Staying at Tamara's | Times2". The Times. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
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  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  12. ^ "George Ezra Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201813 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Album Top-40 Uge 39, 2018". Hitlisten. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography George Ezra". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Italiancharts.com – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  21. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 42, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 13: del 23.3.2018 al 29.3.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 11 August 2018. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  27. ^ "George Ezra Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  28. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
  29. ^ "British album certifications – George Ezra – Staying at Tamara's". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Staying at Tamara's in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ James, Hanley (6 November 2018). "Staying power: Arena tour sell-out just the start for 'committed and driven' George Ezra". Musicweek. Retrieved 8 November 2018.