Yael Naim (album)

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Yael Naim
Studio album by
Released22 October 2007 (worldwide)
18 March 2008 (U.S., Canada)[1]
GenreIndie folk
LabelTôt ou tard (France)[1]
Atlantic Records (USA)
ProducerYael Naim, David Donatien
Yael Naim chronology
In a Man's Womb
Yael Naim
She Was a Boy
Professional ratings
Review scores
PopMatters7/10 stars[2]

Yael Naim is the self-titled second studio album by Yael Naïm. It features the single "New Soul", which gained widespread popularity after being featured in Apple's MacBook Air video advertisement.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yael Naim, except where noted.

1."Paris" 3:07
2."Too Long" 4:42
3."New Soul" 3:45
4."Levater" 3:24
5."Shelcha"Yael Naim & Clement Verzi4:38
6."Lonely"Yael Naim & Anne Warin4:06
7."Far Far" 4:20
8."Yashanti" 3:53
9."7 Baboker" 3:33
10."Lachlom" 4:22
11."Toxic"Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg4:27
12."Pachad" 4:27
13."Endless Song of Happiness" 3:00


The album was released in Naïm's native France in October 2007. It was made available as an iTunes digital download worldwide but only gained widespread popularity in February 2008 when the song "New Soul" was featured in advertisements for the MacBook Air computer. Largely due to the popularity of the advert and the substantial airplay of the song, the album debuted at #15 in Canada and #55 in the United States when it was released in March 2008.



The self-titled album Yael Naim debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart on the week of April 5, 2008, eventually rising to #50.

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 50
U.S. Billboard Top Digital Albums[5] 6
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 20
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Comprehensive Albums[6] 54
European Top 100 Albums[7] 27
Austrian Album Charts[8] 10
Belgian Album Charts (Wallonia) 2
Canadian Album Top 100[9] 15
French Album Chart 6
Italian FIMI Albums chart 27
Swiss Album Charts 18