Victory (Jedward album)

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Victory
VictoryJedward.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 August 2011
Recorded2011
GenrePop, synthpop
Length38:42
LabelUniversal Music International
ProducerDEEKAY and Dan Priddy
Jedward chronology
Planet Jedward (European version)
(2011)
Victory
(2011)
Young Love
(2012)
Singles from Victory
  1. "Lipstick"
    Released: 12 February 2011
  2. "Bad Behaviour"
    Released: 1 July 2011
  3. "Wow Oh Wow"
    Released: 18 November 2011

Victory is the second studio album by Irish pop duo Jedward. The album was released on 5 August 2011 in Ireland and on 15 August 2011 in the United Kingdom. It was the 18th best selling album in Ireland in the year 2011.[1] It was also certified double platinum in Ireland that year,[2] thus becoming the duo's second consecutive album to receive that certification in their home country.

Background[edit]

Jedward began recording tracks for the album in January 2011. In February 2011, it was announced that the pair would be representing Ireland at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, after winning a nationwide competition against four other acts. The pair announced the song they would representing with would be "Lipstick", a song recorded for their upcoming second studio album. "Lipstick" was subsequently released as the album's lead single in February 2011. In the final of the competition, Jedward scored 119 points and finished 8th, giving Ireland its best result in eleven years. The single was released across Europe following the final, and three months after its release, it peaked at #1 on the Irish Singles Chart.

In March 2011, a 30-second preview of a song entitled "Bad Behaviour" was posted on the twins' official YouTube channel.[3] A further clip was posted in May, this time of a song entitled "Distortion". Both songs were previewed on tour dates for the Planet Jedward Tour. In June 2011, Jedward announced that recording on the album had been completed, and the album was scheduled for release in August.[4] In July 2011, the track listing for the album was announced via Digital Spy. On 1 July, Jedward announced that the title of the album would be Victory. On the same day, the album's second single, "Bad Behaviour", was released via iTunes, and on 8 July, the song became the duo's third single to peak at #1 in Ireland.[5] Upon its release in August 2011, the album peaked at #1 on the Irish Albums Chart.

Following Jedward's success in Eurovision, a new version of their album Planet Jedward was released in Europe. Despite its name, it was based around songs recorded for Victory, using seven previously unreleased tracks from the as yet unreleased album.

In September 2011, the album was released across Europe and Asia, complete with three bonus tracks that did not appear on the original version. In November 2011, the album's third single, "Wow Oh Wow", was released.

"Everyday Superstar" was released as a promotional single in August 2011.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lipstick"Daniel Priddy, Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael LarssonDEEKAY3:52
2."Bad Behaviour"Daniel Priddy, Reuben PriddyDaniel Priddy2:54
3."Everyday Superstar"Johannes Jorgensen, Lindy Robbins, Lars Halvor Jensen, Drew Ryan ScottDEEKAY3:01
4."My Miss America"Allan Eshuijs, Lars Halvor Jensen, Simon HermansenDEEKAY and Gettic3:21
5."Your Biggest Fan"Allan Eshuijs, Simon Hermansen, Lars Halvor JensenDEEKAY and Gettic3:53
6."Distortion"Daniel PriddyDaniel Priddy2:37
7."Pop Rocket"Martin Michael Larsson, Alex James, Lars Halvor JensenDEEKAY3:20
8."Saturday Night"Daniel PriddyDaniel Priddy3:11
9."Techno Girl"Daniel PriddyDaniel Priddy3:07
10."Wow Oh Wow"Oritsé Williams, Johannes Joergensen, Savan Kotecha, Daniel KleinDEEKAY3:20
11."Celebrity"Daniel PriddyDaniel Priddy3:39
12."Hold The World"Lars Halvor Jensen, Drew Ryan Scott, Reed Vertelney, Martin Michael LarssonDEEKAY3:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart[9] 1
Scottish Albums Chart[10] 31
UK Albums Chart[11] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top 20 Albums in Ireland for 2011 From the website of the Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved on 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ 2011 Multi-Platinum Certifications by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) Retrieved on 28 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Bad Behaviour – YouTube". Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Everyone We are so excited we have Finished Recording Our Brand NEW Album!". Twitter. 9 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/victory/id450296423
  7. ^ https://www.amazon.de/Victory-Jedward/dp/B005J6QBJY/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1321608866&sr=1-2
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/victory/id450296423
  9. ^ http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240002&arch=t&lyr=2011&year=2011&week=32
  10. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/scottish-albums-chart/
  11. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/albums-chart/