Zee Avi (album)

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Zee Avi
Zeeavialbum.jpg
Studio album by Zee Avi
Released May 19, 2009
Genre Indie, pop, jazz
Label Brushfire Records/Monotone
Zee Avi chronology
Zee Avi
(2009)
Ghostbird
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic (3.5/5)[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]
Paste (85/100)[3]
PopMatters (8/10)[4]
The New York Times (favourable)[5]
Under the Radar (7/10)[6]

Zee Avi is the self-titled debut album from singer Zee Avi. The album is most notable for Avi's single "Bitter Heart".

Chart history[edit]

Zee Avi peaked at number 130 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in 2009. The album sold 6,000 copies in the United States in its first two weeks of release according to Nielsen SoundScan.[7] The debut single "Bitter Heart" entered the Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart at number 82 and peaked at number 63 for two weeks.[8] To date, the album has sold over 300,000 units[9] and been certified Gold in Taiwan,[10] Singapore[9] and Malaysia.[11]

The Associated Press named Zee Avi one of the top 10 albums of 2009, taking the No. 9 spot.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Zee Avi, except "First of the Gang to Die" by Morrissey and Alain Whyte.

No. Title Length
1. "Bitter Heart" 2:37
2. "Poppy" 3:09
3. "Honey Bee" 3:08
4. "Just You and Me" 2:57
5. "Is This the End" 3:50
6. "Monte" (Bam) 3:33
7. "Kantoi" 1:46
8. "I Am Me Once More" 2:37
9. "First of the Gang to Die" (Morrissey cover) 3:57
10. "Darlin' It Ain't Easy" 2:44
11. "The Story" 2:53
12. "Let Me In" 4:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1563339
  2. ^ Whitney Pastorek (10 June 2009). "Zee Avi Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zee Avi: Brushfire Records & Monotone Present Zee Avi". Paste. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Lyndal, Erin. "Zee Avi". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Pareles, Jon (May 31, 2009). "Odes to Sex, Samba Soul and a French Novel". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Vale, Tom. ":Zee Avi". Under The Radar. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Herrera, Monica (9 June 2009). "Billboard interview with Zee Avi". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bitter Heart's Charting History in Japan". Acharts.us. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Shazryn Mohd. Faizal (March 25, 2010). "Zee Avi sudah bertaraf antarabangsa". Utusan Online (in Malay). Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  10. ^ N. Rama Lohan (17 March 2010). "Pop darling". The Star. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  11. ^ Ng Suzhen; Dayang Nurazhar (April 5, 2010). "Zee most entertaining night". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "The AP ranks top 10 albums of the year". Archived from the original on December 13, 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010.