Sweet Talker

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Sweet Talker
Studio album by
Released13 October 2014 (2014-10-13)
Recorded2013–2014
Genre
Length44:50
Label
Producer
Jessie J chronology
'Alive
(2013)
Sweet Talker
Singles from Sweet Talker
  1. "Bang Bang"
    Released: 28 July 2014
  2. "Burnin' Up"
    Released: 23 September 2014
  3. "Masterpiece"
    Released: 13 January 2015

Sweet Talker is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Jessie J. It was released on 13 October 2014, by Lava Records and Island Records.

Critical reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic56/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
ABC2.5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubC[4]
Daily Mail3/5 stars
Digital Spy3.5/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound(2/10)[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB[7]
The Guardian3/5 stars
MTV UK4/5 stars
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars

Sweet Talker received mixed reviews from music critics.[1]

Track listing[change | change source]

Sweet Talker — Standard edition[8]
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Ain't Been Done"  
Gamson 3:00
2. "Burnin' Up" (featuring 2 Chainz) 3:40
3. "Sweet Talker"  
  • Diplo
  • The Picard Brothers
3:42
4. "Bang Bang" (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
  • Martin
  • Göransson
  • Ilya
3:19
5. "Fire"  Booker 3:56
6. "Personal"  Will IDAP 3:54
7. "Masterpiece"  
Alexander 3:40
8. "Seal Me with a Kiss" (featuring De La Soul)
  • Pop
  • Oak
3:53
9. "Said Too Much"  Jeberg 3:34
10. "Loud" (featuring Lindsey Stirling)
4:33
11. "Keep Us Together"  
  • Biancaniello
  • Lifted
  • Vojtesak
3:49
12. "Get Away"   3:50
Total length:
44:50
Note
  • Vocal production on every track was handled by Kuk Harrell with the exception of "Strip", which contains vocal production by Claude Kelly and "Personal", which contains vocal production by Jenna Andrews in addition to Harrell.

Sample credit

  • "Seal Me with a Kiss" contains an interpolation of "(Not Just) Knee Deep", written by George Clinton and Philippé Wynne.

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Sweet Talker adapted from Barnes & Noble.[10]

Performance Credits

  • Jessie J – primary artist, background vocals
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards
  • Steve Booker – bass, percussion, keyboards
  • Susan Dench – viola
  • David Gamson – drums, keyboards
  • Ivan McCready – cello
  • Leo Payne – violin
  • Audrey Riley – conductor
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • Fenella Barton – violin
  • Joy Hawley – cello
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Clare Thompson – violin
  • Andrew Parker – viola
  • Max Martin – keyboards
  • Joi Gilliam – background vocals
  • Ian Humphries – violin
  • Derrick McKenzie – drums
  • Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Sophie Harris – cello
  • Nick Barr – violin
  • Roland Roberts – violin
  • Adrian Bradbury – cello
  • Ilya – background vocals
  • Joan Atherton – violin
  • Richard George – violin
  • Bridget Carey – viola
  • Laura Melhuish – violin
  • Courtney Harrell – background vocals
  • Lifted – keyboards
  • Rickard Goransson – bass, percussion, keyboards, background vocals
  • Boguslav Kostecki – violin
  • Katherine Gowers – violin
  • Taura Stinson – background vocals
  • Greg Warren Wilson – violin
  • William "Nasty Kutt" Wiik Larsen – background vocals
  • 2 Chainz – vocals
  • Peter Carlsson – percussion, drums
  • Ricky Reed – background vocals
  • Chris Trombling – violin
  • Chonita Gillespie – background vocals
  • Kathy Gowers – violin
  • Jon Hill – violin

Technical Credits

  • Louis Biancaniello – programming, producer
  • Steve Booker – programming, producer, string arrangements
  • David Gamson – programming, producer, engineer
  • Pat Thrall – engineer
  • Scott Roewe – pro-Tools
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Kuk Harrell – producer, vocal engineer, vocal producer
  • Scott Harris – programming
  • Max Martin – programming, producer
  • Steve Mac – producer, string arrangements, piano arrangement
  • Josh Alexander – programming, producer, instrumentation
  • Chris Laws – engineer
  • Diplo – producer
  • Pop! – instrumentation
  • Jonas Jeberg – producer
  • Lifted – programming, producer
  • Todd Russell – art direction
  • Andrew Wuepper – engineer
  • Smit – programming
  • Rickard Goransson – programming, producer
  • Sam Holland – engineer
  • C. "Tricky" Stewart – programming, producer
  • Dann Pursey – engineer
  • Brian "B-luv" thomas – Engineer
  • Rob Stevenson – executive producer
  • Terius "The-dream" nash – Producer
  • Jenna Andrews – vocal producer
  • Andrew "Pop" Wansel – producer
  • William "Nasty Kutt" Wiik Larsen – instrumentation
  • Antonio Rizzello – programming
  • Oak – instrumentation
  • Peter Carlsson – vocal engineer, vocal editing
  • Daniel Zaidenstadt – engineer
  • Axident – producer, engineer
  • Will Idap – producer
  • Ricky Reed – producer, engineer
  • Picard Brothers – programming, producer
  • Ryan Vojtesak – producer
  • Chris Trombling – orchestra leader
  • Alessia Degasperis Brigante – composer
  • Jack Brown – vocal engineer
  • Arek Kopera – drum engineering
  • Godz of Analog – producer

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 14
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 42
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 16
Croatian Albums (Toplista)[16] 7
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[17] 26
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 19
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 131
German Albums (Media Control)[20] 25
Irish Albums (IRMA)[21] 11
Italian Albums (FIMI)[22] 33
New Zealand Albums (RIANZ)[23] 13
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[24] 15
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[25] 30
Scottish Albums (OCC)[26] 6
South Korean Albums (Gaon Chart)[27] 15
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[28] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[29] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[30] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[31] 5
US Billboard 200[32] 10

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Brazil (ABPD)[33] Gold 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Label Edition
United Kingdom 13 October 2014 (2014-10-13) Island Records Standard/Deluxe edition
Worldwide 14 October 2014 (2014-10-14)

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