A Million Lights

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A Million Lights
Studio album by
Released15 June 2012 (2012-06-15)
RecordedJuly 2011 – May 2012
Genre
Length37:30
LabelFascination
Producer
Cheryl chronology
Messy Little Raindrops
(2010)
A Million Lights
(2012)
Only Human
(2014)
Singles from A Million Lights
  1. "Call My Name"
    Released: 18 May 2012
  2. "Under the Sun"
    Released: 2 September 2012

A Million Lights is the third studio album by English singer Cheryl, released on 15 June 2012 through Fascination Records. Following her divorce from English footballer Ashley Cole, this is Cheryl's first album to be released under her first name Cheryl, dropping her married surname. The album is heavily rooted in pop, dance and R&B and also features elements of hip hop, dubstep, house, dance-pop and electronic music in its overall sound.

Critical reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
BBC Musicpositive[2]
Digital Spy3/5 stars[3]
entertainment.ie2.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
The Independent3/5 stars[6]
MTV UK9/10 stars[7]
MSN Musicpositive[8]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[9]
Virgin Media3/5 stars[10]

A Million Lights received mainly mixed to positive reviews upon its release.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "Under the Sun"  Alex da Kid 3:30
2. "Call My Name"  
3:28
3. "Craziest Things" (featuring will.i.am)
3:13
4. "Girl in the Mirror"  Pantha 3:30
5. "A Million Lights"  
  • Agent X
  • Brian Rawling[a]
  • Paul Meehan[a]
3:23
6. "Screw You" (featuring Wretch 32)
3:37
7. "Love Killer"  
3:47
8. "Ghetto Baby"  
  • Kid Gloves
  • Jim Beanz[a]
2:49
9. "Sexy Den a Mutha"  Jim Beanz 3:40
10. "Mechanics of the Heart"  
  • Cruz
  • Wollo
3:16
11. "All Is Fair"  Jim Beanz 3:25
Total length:
37:30
International bonus track[11][12][13]
No. TitleProducer(s) Length
12. "Last One Standing"  
  • The Beamer Boyz
  • Billy Wes
3:10
Total length:
40:40
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
No. TitleProducer(s) Length
12. "Boys Lie"  Jim Beanz 3:39
13. "One Thousand"  
  • Electric
  • Bibi Jones Beats
  • L Marshall[a]
3:43
14. "Telescope"  
  • Dave Munday
  • Rawling[a]
  • Meehan[a]
2:32
15. "Last One Standing"  
  • The Beamer Boyz
  • Billy Wes
3:10
Total length:
50:32
Super deluxe edition bonus disc[14]
No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "Boys Lie"  Jim Beanz 3:39
2. "One Thousand"  
  • Electric
  • Bibi Jones Beats
  • L Marshall[a]
3:43
3. "Telescope"  
  • Dave Munday
  • Rawling[a]
  • Meehan[a]
2:32
4. "Last One Standing"  
  • The Beamer Boyz
  • Billy Wes
3:10
5. "I Like It"  Jim Beanz 3:44
6. "Make You Go"  Wesley 3:29
7. "Dum Dum"  
  • The Beamer Boyz
  • Billy Wes
3:19
8. "Teddy Bear"  Jim Beanz 4:00
Total length:
29:28

Notes

  • ^a signifies a vocal producer
  • ^b signifies a co-producer

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for A Million Lights adapted from AllMusic.[15]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[16] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 144
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 2
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[19] 78
Scottish Albums (OCC)[20] 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 96
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 2
UK Digital Albums (OCC)[23] 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Gold 100,000

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s)
Ireland[25] 15 June 2012 CD, digital download Polydor Records Standard, deluxe
Brazil[26] Digital download Universal Music
Taiwan[27]
United Kingdom[28] 18 June 2012 CD, digital download Fascination, Polydor Records Standard, deluxe, super deluxe boxset[14]
Poland[29] 19 June 2012 Universal Music Standard
Italy[30]
Australia[31] 22 June 2012
Hungary[32] 25 June 2012 Standard, deluxe
Taiwan[33] 6 July 2012 CD Deluxe

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