Who I Am (Nick Jonas & the Administration album)

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Who I Am
Who I Am album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
RecordedApril-December 2009
StudioBlackbird Studio (Nashville, Tennessee)
Genre
Length41:21
Label
Producer
Singles from Who I Am
  1. "Who I Am"
    Released: December 3, 2009

Who I Am is the only studio album (to date) from Nick Jonas & the Administration. It was released on February 2, 2010, in the US. The group made its live debut performing a single of the same name on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live special December 2 on CBS.[1] Jonas cut the album in eight days with producer John Fields, who also played bass.[2] Additional members of the Administration include drummer Michael Bland and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, both of whom played in The New Power Generation. Guitarist David Ryan Harris played on the album, but a third former NPG member, Sonny Thompson, will replace him for live shows.[1]

Background[edit]

"Rose Garden" was the first song written for the album and was partly inspired by a difficult break-up.[3] Jonas wrote and co-wrote all tracks. Jonas cut the album in eight days with producer John Fields, who also played bass.[2] The album has nine new numbers and a cover of the Jonas Brothers single "Tonight".[4] Nick originally wrote the song "World War III" for the administration, but instead it was used of the Jonas Brothers album Lines, Vines and Trying Times.[5] He also wrote a song called "Oval Office" but the songs never appeared on the record because according to Nick the song didn't sound good.[6]

Reception and sales[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[7]
BBC(mixed)[8]
Boston Globe(negative)[9]
Entertainment Weekly(B–)[10]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[11]
NOW2/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[13]
Slant Magazine2/5 stars[14]

The album received mixed or average reviews by music critics.[15] It debuted at number three with 82,000 on the Billboard 200.[16] 'Stay" was released as a digital single on March 2.[17] The album has sold 179,000 copies in the US.[18]

Tour[edit]

In late December 2009 and January 2010, Nick Jonas & the Administration toured in support of their debut album, Who I Am.[19] Apart from guest appearances at specific events, it marked the first time Nick toured without his brothers, Kevin and Joe.

In September 2011 and October 2011, Nick Jonas & the Administration toured through South America featuring material from this album, Who I Am.[20]

Singles[edit]

The first single of the album "Who I Am" was officially released on December 3, 2009 followed by the release of the music video.[21][22] The group made its live debut performing a single of the same name on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live special December 2 on CBS.[1][23]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rose Garden"Nick Jonas3:34
2."Who I Am"Nick Jonas4:05
3."Olive & an Arrow"Nick Jonas4:59
4."Conspiracy Theory"Nick Jonas3:47
5."In the End"
4:52
6."Last Time Around"
  • Nick Jonas
  • Greg Garbowsky
  • P.J. Bianco
4:07
7."Tonight"
4:19
8."State of Emergency"
3:34
9."Vesper's Goodbye"
  • Nick Jonas
  • P.J. Bianco
3:11
10."Stronger (Back on the Ground)"4:54
Total length:41:21

Enhanced CD

  • The CD provides access to the websites of Nick Jonas & the Administration, and also codes for downloading all the songs of the album + cover songs "Don't Close the Book" and "Rock With You" for mobiles.

Notes

  • "Tonight" is a new version of the Jonas Brothers' song.

Personnel[edit]

  • Nick Jonas – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Tommy Barbarella – keyboards
  • Michael Bland – drums, vibraphone, vocals
  • Sonny Thompson – guitars, vocals (on DVD Who I Am)
  • John Fields – bass, guitars, percussion, vibraphone, producer
  • David Ryan Harris – guitars, vocals (on CD Who I Am)
  • Jonny Lang – additional choir vocals (track 10)
  • Kevin Jonas Sr. – additional choir vocals (track 10), management
  • Michael Logen – additional choir vocals (track 10)
  • Dave McNair – mastering
  • Jon Lind – A&R
  • David Snow – creative director
  • Enny Joo – art direction
  • Olaf Heine – photography
  • Paul David Hager – mixing
  • Philip McIntyre – management
  • Johnny Wright – management

Nick Jonas & the Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010[edit]

Nick Jonas & the Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010
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Live album by
ReleasedMay 11, 2010
RecordedJanuary 28, 2010
VenueWiltern Theatre, Los Angeles
Genre
Length76:10
Label
Producer
Nick Jonas & the Administration chronology
Stay
(2010)
Nick Jonas & the Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010
(2010)

Nick Jonas & the Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28, 2010 is the first live album from Nick Jonas & the Administration; which was released on May 11, 2010.

Background[edit]

From January 26 until January 29, Nick Jonas & the Administration performed four concerts in Los Angeles all of the concerts took place in the Wiltern Theater, as part of the Who I Am Tour. The concert on January 28 was recorded and released digitally on May 11, 2010.[24]

During the filming of the show, music videos of the songs "Rose Garden" and "Stay" were filmed.[25][25][26]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Last Time Around"
  • Nick Jonas
  • Greg Garbowsky
  • P.J. Bianco
7:16
2."Inseparable" (new version)
  • Nick Jonas
  • Joe Jonas
  • Kevin Jonas
  • Joshua Miller
5:25
3."Olive & an Arrow"Nick Jonas8:06
4."State of Emergency"
  • Nick Jonas
  • John Fields
4:06
5."While the World Is Spinning"Nick Jonas4:01
6."Black Keys / A Little Bit Longer"Nick Jonas7:16
7."Vesper's Goodbye"
  • Nick Jonas
  • P.J. Bianco
3:31
8."Conspiracy Theory"Nick Jonas4:32
9."Stay"Nick Jonas7:51
10."Rose Garden"Nick Jonas6:42
11."Stronger (Back on the Ground)"
  • Nick Jonas
  • Leeland Mooring
  • Jack Mooring
6:14
12."Tonight" (new version)
  • Nick Jonas
  • Joe Jonas
  • Kevin Jonas
  • Greg Garbowsky
5:47
13."Who I Am"Nick Jonas5:23
Total length:76:10
Notes
  • "Tonight" and "Inseparable" are new versions of the original Jonas Brothers songs.
  • "Black Keys" and "A Little Bit Longer" are both written by Nick Jonas.
  • "Stay" and "While the World Is Spinning" are songs written by Nick Jonas after Who I Am was released.

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
Certification/Sales
(sales thresholds)
Argentine Album Chart[30] 1
Australian Albums Chart[31] 46
Belgium (Flanders) Albums Chart[32] 17
Belgium (Wallonia) Albums Chart[32] 45
Brazil Top 10 CD Sales[33] 10
Canadian Albums Chart[34] 4
Dutch Albums Chart[32] 27
French Album Chart[35] 60
German Album Chart[30] 78
Greece Album Chart[36] 4
Irish Albums Chart[37] 29
Mexican Albums Chart[32][38] 1 Gold[39]
New Zealand Album Chart[35] 25
Portuguese Album Chart[35] 9
Polish Albums Chart[40] 46
Spain Album Chart[35] 4
South Korean Gaon Chart[41] 40
UK Albums Chart[42] 50
U.S. Billboard 200 3 151,000[43]

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