Alive (Jessie J album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Alive
Studio album by
Released23 September 2013 (2013-09-23)
RecordedJune 2012 – June 2013
Genre
Length46:07
Label
Producer
Jessie J chronology
'Who You Are
(2011)
Alive 'Sweet Talker
(2014)
Singles from Alive
  1. "Wild"
    Released: 26 May 2013
  2. "It's My Party"
    Released: 6 September 2013
  3. "Thunder"
    Released: 19 November 2013

Alive is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Jessie J. It was released on 23 September 2013 through Lava Music. Musically, Alive is a pop, dance-pop and R&B album that features influences from pop rock, soul and hip hop in its production. For the album's promotion Jessie J had shaved her hair and dyed it blonde.

Critical reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic57/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Digital Spy4/5 stars[3]
The Financial Times3/5 stars[4]
London Evening Standard4/5 stars[5]
Gigwise(mixed)[6]
The Guardian3/5 stars[7]
Metro3/5 stars[8]
PopMatters(6/10)[9]
Virgin Media3/5 stars[10]

Alive received mainly positive reviews from music critics.[1]

Commercial performance[change | change source]

Alive debuted and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart, selling 39,270 copies in its first week of release. The album then slipped to number seven selling 14,574 copies the following week. Altogether, Alive spent a total of 12 weeks inside the top 40 of the chart,[11] and by November 2013 had been certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for shipments of 100,000 copies.[12]

Track listing[change | change source]

Alive — Standard edition
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "It's My Party"  
  • Kelly
  • Johnny BLK
  • Colino Fresh[A]
3:39
2. "Thunder"   3:35
3. "Square One"  TMS 3:46
4. "Sexy Lady"  
3:13
5. "Harder We Fall"   3:57
6. "Breathe"  
StarGate 3:57
7. "I Miss Her"  
3:58
8. "Daydreamin'"  
  • Abraham
  • Oligee
2:47
9. "Excuse My Rude" (featuring Becky G)
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
3:07
10. "Wild" (featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal)
Ammo 3:54
11. "Gold"  
  • Cornish
  • Gottwald
  • Kelly
  • Walter
  • Cirkut
3:24
12. "Conquer the World" (featuring Brandy)
  • Cornish
  • Kelly
  • John Webb, Jr.
  • Anders Froen
  • Jamil DeBardlabon
  • Are Sorkness
  • Kelly
  • Jon Jon
3:26
13. "Alive"  Darkchild 3:24
Total length:
46:07
Notes
  • All vocals were produced by Claude Kelly except deluxe edition bonus track "Magnetic", where vocals were produced by Lorne Alistair Tennant and STL.
  • ^[A] indicates additional production.
  • ^[B] indicates remix production.

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alive Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. Phares, Heather. "Alive – Jessie J". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  3. "Jessie J: 'Alive' – Album review: 'An accomplished pop record' – Music News". Digital Spy. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. Hunter, Ludovic (20 September 2013). "Jessie J: Alive". FT.com. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  5. "Album reviews: September 2013 – Music – Going Out – London Evening Standard". Standard.co.uk. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  6. Ball, Joanne (21 September 2013). "JESSIE J – ALIVE (LAVA/REPUBLIC)'It's all just too easily forgettable'". Gig Wise. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  7. Phil Mongredien. "Jessie J: Alive – review | Music | The Observer". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  8. Haider, Arwa (21 September 2013). "Jessie J's Alive: For all the 'be who you want to be' messages, Jessie still sounds like she's at an audition". Metro. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  9. McGuire, Colin (4 December 2013). "Jessie J: Alive – review". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  10. Gittins, Ian (21 September 2013). "Jessie J: Alive – review". Virgin Media. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  11. Jessie J | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company
  12. "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  13. "Alive". Apple Inc. iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  14. "Alive". Apple Inc. iTunes Store New Zealand. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  15. "Alive (Deluxe Edition)". Apple Inc. iTunes Store Great Britain. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  16. "Alive (Deluxe Edition)". Apple Inc. iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  17. "Alive (Deluxe Edition)". Apple Inc. iTunes Store New Zealand. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  18. "Jessie J – Alive". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  19. "Jessie J - Alive" (In German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  20. "Jessie J – Alive" (In Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  21. "Jessie J – Alive" (In French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  22. "综合榜 2013年 第01周" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  23. "Jessie J – Alive". Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  24. "Jessie J – Alive". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  25. "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline". Musicline.de. Media Control. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  26. "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  27. "Jessie J – Alive". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  28. "2013-10-05 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  29. "Jessie J – Alive". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  30. "Jessie J – Alive". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  31. "Jessie J | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  32. "British album certifications – Jessie J – Alive". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 October 2013. Enter Alive in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go