Top Female Artist of 2007
#10. Amy Winehouse “REHAB”
Amy Winehouse is an English soul, jazz, and R&B singer and songwriter. who have her blast in 2003 and having a bOom last 2006-2007. Back to Black was released in the UK on October 30, 2006. It went to number one on the UK Albums Chart numerous times, and entered at number seven on the Billboard 200 in the United States. This was the highest debut entry for an album by a British female solo artist, only to be outdone two weeks later by Joss Stone, who debuted at number two with Introducing Joss Stone.By 25 October the album was approaching 5X platinum in the UK, making it the best-selling album of 2007 and the top iTunes album in the UK in 2007. “Rehab” was glowing. Rolling Stone called it a “must hear song” and a “Motown-style winner with a banging beat and a lovesick bad girl testifying like Etta James.” People magazine called the track “instantly memorable.” Billboard remarked that Winehouse’s vocals on the song were “Shirley Bassey-meets-Ella Fitzgerald” and called the track “a better buzz than a double-gin martini.” This song was #7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.This song was also #92 on MTV Asia’s list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.
The song won an Ivor Novello Award for “Best Contemporary Song” for songwriting in late May 2007. In December 2007, “Rehab” was nominated for three Grammy Awards in the categories of “Record of the Year”,”Song of the Year”, and “Best Female Pop Performance”.
#9. Gwen Stefani “The Sweet Escape”
Gwen Stefani releases her album in the end of 2006 and in the bllom of 2007. The album sold 243,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200, It sold another 149,000 copies were sold during its second week, falling to number fourteen. The album debuted at number six on the United World Chart and was on the chart for thirty weeks. It sold 2.3 million copies worldwide.
The song generally received positive reviews from contemporary music critics, though there was a negative response to Akon’s presence as a featured artist. “The Sweet Escape” was released as the album’s second single in early 2007 and was commercially successful in mainstream and adult contemporary markets. It entered the top ten of most singles charts. The song was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 50th Grammy Awards, and ended 2007 as the years 13th biggest-selling single in the UK.
The Sweet Escape” topped the United World Chart for eight weeks and spent thirty-four weeks on the chart. With 6,697,000 United World Chart points, the song charted at number twenty on the United World Chart’s Top Achievements list of songs since 1999, and number four on the chart’s 2007 Year end chart.
I Must admit with Britney…matapos ang mala ROLLER COASTER Ride ng Life Niya na parang Space Shuttle sa Enchanted, She made a blast before the end of 2007 driving party people, club peeps, her fans (gay, lustful guys, dOm’s, female, pa-gay, bUtches even animals) Dancing with her sOng “Gimme More”. Even her WORST ever performance in the VMA’s never hinder her and from her Comeback after 4 Long years to be a Smash and Loud! here’s my reference na lang for more…
The album has generally received positive reviews. Digital Spy called it “the most danceable, modern and thrilling album that Spears has ever made, the disc where she finally shakes off the last remnants of her Mickey Mouse Club image”. The Guardian stated that “It’s a bold, exciting album: the question is whether anyone will be able to hear its contents over the deafening roar of tittle-tattle.”Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B+ rating and praised the album as “a perfectly serviceable dance album abundant in the kind of bouncy electro elements that buttressed her hottest hits.” Popjustice also stated the album was “modern sounding, and brilliantly produced.” Rolling Stone went on to give the album three and a half stars out of five and joked that Spears will “continue to crank the best pop booty jams until a social worker cuts off her supply of hits”.
This album was ranked at number fifty by Rolling Stone in its annual publication of top 50 albums of 2007.
Gimme More” is the first single from Blackout. Spears performed the song at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards on September 9, 2007. It was released earlier to radio stations on August 30, 2007 and as a digital download on iTunes on September 27, 2007. It was successful peaking the top five and the top ten it appeared on. “Gimme More” became Spears’ highest peaking single since “…Baby One More Time,” having reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Gimme More” claimed an early success before its singles release when it was solicited to radio stations across the US. Just after its official radio debut on August 30, 2007, in less than twenty-four hours, it became one of the most requested songs on air, and hitting the song with 1.5 million points on Z100.com in three days. “Gimme More” also gained an early commercial success topping iTunes stores after a week of its digital release.
*Well, hindi porke’t fav. ko si Britney kaya special talaga ang presentation ko sa kanya! Isa lang masasabi kO, “She’s nOt ovEr yet! She’s the Bitch! The One and only POP PRINCESS!!!”
Oops!!! ——– TEKA! syempre para bOnggang bOngga, may TIE sa PINAKA kO! at etO sila….
I Love Her! Avril is really diverse in her aspect of singing and as an Artist! She’s a Mom pero ang HOT niya pa rin! and Her eyes are maganda! anyways, gO back to the reference of being #7…
~CREDITS under AVRIL’S ALBUM & SINGLE, “GIRLFRIEND” ~
*As of December 12, 2007 “The Best Damn Thing” has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The album was 6th best-selling album of 2007 according to United World Chart.
*The music video is the second most viewed video on YouTube, with over 67,000,000 views as of December 2007.
*This song was #35 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. This song was also #77 on MTV Asia’s list of Top 100 Hits of 2007. Also was listed as the number 1 hit of 2007 according to MTV Latin America.
*”Girlfriend” became Lavigne’s biggest hit in the United States, where it reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100; in Australia, where it topped the chart for 6 weeks, and in the United Kingdom, where it reached number two.
I Love Her StyLe and Music! Nakakhypnotized talaga ang cHorus ng sOng! I Love the Beat! It Relaxes me! Isa siya sa mga Unique na singers dyan! Her vOice is One of a Kind!…Unique!
~ CREDITS under NELLY’S ALBUM & Single, “SAY IT RIGHT” ~
*According to Media Traffic, it is the second most successful single of 2007 on the United World Chart. It is the most successful single for Nelly Furtado and Geffen Records, her label. The song is nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
*The song entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in late-November at number ninety-three, and it reached number one in its fourteenth week, becoming Furtado’s second number-one single after “Promiscuous” (2006). The song stayed in the top ten for fourteen weeks and on the Hot 100 for thirty weeks. “Say It Right” contributed to sales of the album Loose, and was credited as being responsible for its return to the top ten on the U.S. Billboard 200. According to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, “Say It Right” was the second most-played song on U.S. radio in 2007 with 364,000 plays through December 2, and it was at number four on R&R magazine’s 2007 year-end all-format top 100 songs list. On the year-end chart of Billboard, it was ranked ninth.
*On Media Traffic’s United World Chart, “Say It Right” was more successful than Furtado’s previous singles, “Maneater” and “Promiscuous”. It debuted at number twenty-four in late December and reached number two, becoming her highest-peaking worldwide single. It stayed on the chart for forty-three weeks, twenty-nine of which were in the top ten, and was the second most succesful single of 2007, behind Rihanna’s “Umbrella”.
*Worldwide, Loose was the thirteenth best-selling album of 2006 according to Media Traffic, with 3.07 million copies sold during its time on the United World Chart. By March 2007, it had been certified gold or platinum in twenty-five countries. Furtado had previously said she believed Loose was “going to have the biggest reaction of all my albums”. It was re-issued in early March 2007 in Europe, Latin America and Asia. The album was the fourth best-selling album of 2007, according to Media Traffic.
I admire her image. She inspire a lot of People around through her music! She has a lot of goers out there so no doubt na magkakaroon pa ng fLop sa carreer niya amidst the cOmming of New Artist/s and Age…
Mary Jane Blige is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and over 5 million singles world wide. She is widely known as the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul”.
*Growing Pains is the eighth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Mary J. Blige released on December 18, 2007. This album was #29 on Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.
*Growing Pains sold 629,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and number one on the R&B chart. In its second week the album climbed to number one on the Billboard 200 with 204,000 copies sold.
*Just Fine” is a song by Mary J. Blige released as the lead single from her eighth album, Growing Pains. It is nominated in the ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’ category at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards to be held February 2008. This song was #41 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.
Leona Louise Lewis is an English singer-songwriter and winner of the third series of the popular television talent show The X Factor.
Haay,, hirap talaga maka-influence ang mga Artist sa Uk dito sa Philippines! Puro American Singers talaga! kung hindi naman mga Canadian, Australian etc. BUT WAIT! I can’t get enough of this Artist! She’s One of the BEST around there! With her 5 OCTAVE voice comparable to Minnie Ripperton (yung kumanta ng lalala Loving you…) and Mariah Carey (know for her Great Vocals and her famous Whistle Register!). Grabe itong si Leona! No Wonder She Won X-FACTOR (yung ala Pinoy Dream Academy at Philippine Idol at American Idol sa UK!) and being the favorite of Simon Cowell (judge din siya sa The X-Factor!) grabe! we saw the same in Leona! She’s the VOICE sa Lahat ng TOP Female Artist sa PINAKA ko! well, pinakilala kolang siya sa inyo…(sa mga di nakakakilala sa kanya! She’s Really a Huge Fame & Name sa UK & the whole Ireland!) Mas malulula kayO sa mga Credits na nakamit niya sa taOng 2007 at kung bakit she’s behind those American Female Artist below her…HERE it it…..
*In its first day of release in the UK, Spirit was reported to be outselling its nearest rival, the Spice Girls’ Greatest Hits album, by two-to-one. It sold over 130,000 copies on 12 November 2007, and entered the UK Albums Chart on 18 November 2007 at number one, having sold 375,872 copies. It was the fastest selling debut album in the UK since records began, beating Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, and the fourth fastest selling album of all time. The album sales in the first week averaged at 200 per minute. In its fourth week of release, Spirit sold around 180,000 copies. In its fifth week it sold around 228,000 copiesand in its sixth it sold around 286,000. Spirit stayed at the top of the UK Albums Chart for seven weeks, and has so far sold 1,590,000 copies in the UK.
The album became the second biggest selling album in the UK of 2007 and the fastest million-seller by a solo female in the UK in just 29 days.
*The first critical review of “Bleeding Love” described it as “emotionally fuelled”, saying, “this track perfectly showcases Leona’s impressive vocal prowess and from the moment she opens her mouth we are instantly reminded about her amazing voice, capable of heart stopping intensity and a playful light touch.” Contrastingly, another critic expressed that “the inventive percussion can’t stop “Bleeding Love” from sounding dated, like filler on some long-lost, late ’90s Mariah Carey album. It’s one of those mid-tempo numbers — too slow for the club, too fast for the foxtrot. Actually, with its marching band drum beat, it sounds as much like Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” as a ballad can.” The critic continues to say, “On to the positive: Lewis wisely restrains her vocals, never devolving into those vocal acrobatics that have historically plagued Christina Aguilera.”
*It had sold around 107,000 downloads and 112,000 CD singles. In its second week, the single sold 158,370 copies, and in its third, it sold 111,978 copies, bringing the total sales to 489,153 and making “Bleeding Love” the biggest selling single of 2007 so far. At the end of 2007, after ten weeks, the single had sold a total of 788,000 copies and was the biggest selling single of the year.
According to VH1, “Bleeding Love” is the second most downloaded track in the UK in 2007, just behind Rihanna with “Umbrella”.
O O P S ! ! ! AnOther T-I-E . . . #5… who is this Girl….
Bakit nakasama si carrie?! Simple, She’s OVER Kelly Clarkson nOw! Natalbugan niya na si Kelly Clarkson! Galing diba?! (I Don’t hate Kelly Clarkson…medyo lang!) Kasi Carrie has a stand and she knows her Type/ Genre of Music to Play and Sing with…kay Kelly ba?! nweiz, She’s also the OnLy American Idol Winner na nag sweep ng lahat ng 3 sa majOr Award Giving Bodies in Music sa America. Here are some…
~ CREDITS under CARRIE’S Single, “Before He Cheats” ~
*It was named the 2007 Single of the Year by the Country Music Association. It is the Underwood’s most successful single to date, with sales of over 2,018,750 digital downloads. It is also the best-selling single from an American Idol contestant, and the third longest-charting single in the history of the Hot 100. The song proved to be a multi-format smash, although its lyrical content has been criticized for promoting domestic violence. The single is largely credited with expanding Underwood’s popularity beyond the country music market.
*”Before He Cheats” spent 64 consecutive weeks on the Hot 100, before finally falling off in late November of 2007. The song is the third-longest charting single on the Hot 100, following LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” and Jewel’s “You Were Meant For Me”/”Foolish Games”. It is the longest running hit so far this decade.
*”Before He Cheats” has sold over 2,018,000 downloads, making it the most-downloaded country song ever. It is also the best-selling single from an American Idol contestant, and Underwood’s best selling single to date. It has sold over one million ringtones.
*”Before He Cheats” was ranked 6th on the 2007 Hot 100 Year-End Chart and 5th on the 2007 Hot 100 Airplay Year-End Chart by Billboard Magazine. It was also ranked 10th on the 2007 Adult Contemporary Year-End Chart.
*”Before He Cheats” is a two-time Grammy Award nominated song for her album, Some Hearts.
ang mga susunod sa Charts ay mga R O Y A L T I E S !
(I agree sa isang bLog cOmment na nakita ko na, “Female” singers dOminate the Music Industry this year…They are indeed! and these Ladies are Number 1 in their own RIGHTS but as for me they should be placed the way they should be…)
ALICIA KEYS…Two Words… “PURE TALENT!!!!” yun na yun!
as for me, I LOVE HER SO MUCH! BLAST na BLAST talaga siya before magEnd ang year…bakit?!
CREDENTIALS na lahat for these 4 Ladies ha…
*Alicia Keys is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, music video director, philanthropist, and author who has sold over 35 million records worldwide as of 2007, and has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards.
* “No One” in September 2007, this is one of Keys’ most successful songs worldwide, topping the United World Chart for two weeks and becoming the twentieth best-selling single of 2007 with sales of 4,010,000.
* The song has received two nominations for the 2008 Grammy Awards: “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” and “Best R&B Song”. It also ranked at number three on the recap of “The 10 Best Songs of 2007” by Entertainment Weekly
* “No One” was a massive success in Europe, becoming Keys’ first chart-topper on the Euro 200 chart as well as topping the singles chart in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Croatia, and Cyprus and reaching the top five and the top ten in several countries, including the United Kingdom, where the single became Keys’ first solo top ten hit since “Fallin'”.
* In the week between October 22 and 25, “No One” gained 14.3% in radio airplay and audience impressions which marks the single at number one. As I Am was also at number one this week.
* The song’s music video, premiered on Yahoo! Music on September 25 at number five and peaked at number one, and it premiered on Total Request Live on October 4 and peaked at number one. It debuted on VH1’s VSpot Top 20 Countdown at number three, peaking at number one. The video was ranked number twenty-two on VH1’s “Top 40 Videos of 2007”.
*As of January 6, 2008, it has had over twenty-four million views on popular video hosting site YouTube, and eventually peaking at number twenty-two as the site’s all-time most viewed video as well as the all-time sixteenth most viewed video in the music category.
*This album was #36 on Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007. The song “Teenage Love Affair” was #23 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. In People Magazine’s Best (And Worst!) of 2007 issue, they noted the top ten albums of the year, and As I Am was ranked #1. The album was ranked the #11 biggest selling album of 2007, with sales of 3,222,000.
* U.S. Billboard 200/ U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – 2x Platinum 2,543,000+
One time may nag ask sakin…alam mo ba yung sOng na “ella”
sabi kO…anu yun?! natawa pa ko sabi ko siguro luma na yun tpos sabi ko “Sige nga, kantahin mo”
pOtah!! nainis akO…”ella eh..eh..eh..you can stand under my Umbrella! ella..eh..eh..!” hahahaha!
La nang thrill…Ok..here is it…
bLoGgErs…may nadisappoint ba that rihanna is number 3?! Later you’ll know why… but for me, if the Base of this List is the BEST SONG of 2007, surely, Umbrella would be the Top of it but we aretalking here BEST FEMALE Act of 2007 so we are having our criteria here base on Over-all appeal of the Artist…OK?! Now…CREDENTIALS for RIHANNA…bigaten!! Grabeh! La ako masabi sa nangyari sa Carreer niya! (knowing kasing edad kolang siya! cOz rihanna is also 19 y/old!) She’s ON TOP!!! 2007 is UMBRELLA YEAR!
* “Umbrella” is officially the biggest song of 2007 on the United World Chart, gaining more than 8.3 million points in less than 9 months. It is also the 9 most successful song of the last decade.
* The song was #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the “Ten Best Singles of 2007”, as well as #3 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. It was also named Song of the Year in Blender Magazine’s Readers’ Poll 2007.
* TRIVIA: According to the songwriter The-Dream, “Umbrella” was actually offered to Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears, before being picked up by Rihanna.
* The video placed at #4 on BET’s Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007.
* The music video for “Umbrella” became the most played video ever on MTV Poland, beating Madonna’s “Hung Up”.
“Umbrella” spent seven weeks at number one in the United States and dominated radio airplay for the first half of the summer. On the issue dated June 9, 2007, “Umbrella” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart after a rising from the #41 position to the top, a jump of forty places. The track was downloaded a total of 277,000 times in the United States alone, the highest debut-week sum since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking downloads in 2003. “Umbrella” was Rihanna’s second number-one single (after “SOS”), and both songs have records for two of the biggest jumps to number one on the Hot 100 chart. At the same time, the song spent a month at number one in Canada, where it became the first song to top the new Canadian Hot 100 chart.
On the Billboard’s year end charts, the song was ranked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 recap, only behind Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable”
In New Zealand, “Umbrella” is the official number one single of the year.
“Umbrella” can be described as Rihanna’s breakthrough song outside the big markets. She topped the chart in countries where none of her previous songs had charted. For example, the song became a number one hit in most of the Hispanic American countries, and in some Eastern European territories.
In Australia it entered at #10 but then just after a week it climbed to #1. After two weeks it re-entered the Australian ARIA charts at #46. According to Fox FM “Umbrella” will probably be number one single again. Also it was classed as the number one song in Australia for 2007.
“Umbrella” topped the UK Singles Chart in May 2007 and stayed there for a phenomenal 10 weeks. This makes it the longest chart topper of the 21st century and the longest chart topper since “Love Is All Around” by Wet Wet Wet in 1994. The song was eventually knocked off in July 2007 by Timbaland. “Umbrella” is the second biggest selling single of 2007 in the UK, beaten by Leona Lewis’ Bleeding Love. It has since re-entered the UK Top 40 at #38 before climbing to #18 the week of December 30, 2007.
The song was #2 on VH1 “Top 10 Biggest Hits Of 2007”.
***Impact of weather***
The song’s reign at number-one in Britain happened when the country was hit by extreme rainfall and flooding, which led some people to jokingly suggest the two events were related, calling it the “Rihanna Curse”. Interestingly, the precise day the song was knocked from the No.1 position, the sun was shining and the weather cleared. A similar situation occurred in New Zealand, where the song hit number-one in the early winter of 2007 as the country was experiencing some of the worst storms in history. Interestingly, in Greece, “Umbrella” was released at a time when people were suffering through a summer of several major heatwaves topping 47C/117F, and the worst forest fires of modern history, killing 60 people. When the song peaked at #4 in the Greek singles chart in October 2007 (being one of the most successful international releases), the country began experiencing a rainy spell. It gained high airplay on radio, proving that it was one of the most successful international releases there (along with Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right”). In Spain – where “Umbrella” topped the downloads chart for seven consecutive weeks and the Los40 Principales chart for four weeks in August, September and the beginning of October – the country had seen one of the wettest summers in decades, and the coldest August since the beginning of the 20th century.
*The album has had more success than her previous two and is still highly active on worldwide charts. To date, the album has sold more than 3.5 million albums worlwide, and has earned a platinum certification in the United States. Good Girl Gone Bad was the 13th best selling album of 2007.
*Praised by critics with positive reviews, the album received 6 Grammy Award nominations.
Andy Kellman of All Music Guide said that “From beginning to end, Good Girl Gone Bad is as pop as pop gets in 2007, each one of its 12 songs a potential hit in some territory”.
For Billboard Magazine Clover Hope said “Ring the Alarm,” Beyoncé’s disgruntled-female anthem of 2006, was designed to take the normally tame vocalist out of her comfort zone and reveal her aggression. Rihanna’s third album, “Good Girl Gone Bad,” is like that times 10″.
Kelefa Sanneh of New York Times stated that “This CD sounds as if it were scientifically engineered to deliver hits. “Good Girl Gone Bad” should secure her place on pop music’s A-list”.
Pitchfork Media states “An unexpectedly varied and satisfying listen”.
Neil Drumming of Entertainment Weekly said that “Rihanna works well with edgier and wittier verse than on her two previous albums”.
Good Girl Gone Bad has reached the position of two on the Billboard Album Top 200. The album has also reached platinum status in the US.
The album received 6 Grammy Award nominations:Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Hate That I Love You), Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Umbrella (song) and Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for Don’t Stop the Music (Rihanna song).
Ok… tOp 2 na right?! (uhm to seet the recOrd straight here… I’ve been makin this bLog for aboit 3 hOurs na! Mahirap kasi mag collect ng data and infO!) dapat lahat ng lalabas dito ALL FACTS! hahaha! sO…going to our number 2 RoyaLty…
Like in Rihanna Song na Umbrella… naging jOke at unang naging jOke itOng susunOd na sOng na itO sa akin due to This sOng i’m referring to is the first sOng to be released bEfOre Umbrella. here is the jOke… “Alam mO ba yung Kantang “to the Left, to the Left” this time aLam kO na taLaga! hahaha! Sikat din itOng song na ito fOr pOinting Directions like nung nag swimming kami kasama ang bErkz sa S.A. pag lilipat ng side ng pool laging “to the Left, to the Left” hahaha! nyakz! nweiz…mas wala nang thrill…. HErE’s the 2nd ROYALTY!!!
You know what bLoggErs…There’s sOmething abOut this sOng! It’s Like EMPOWERMENT! hehehe! I’m nOt a Woman but it sents message to Woman. As for me, I Love the Beat of the Song! It’s also Hypnotizing in a way! Catchy yung cHorus and the Lyrics is like relaying it or Pasalita or pausap kaya appealing siya! Here in the Philippines, I Can say mostof my friends, even guys Sang this sOng aLL Over! Even sa Radio it keeps on repeating and a Most Requested! Plus,Beyonce’s VOCALS…it’s very RnB! PanaLo! Her aLbum is a HUGE HIT!!! Her cOncert here in the Philippines is said to be”THE CONCERT OF THE YEAR 2007″ of all the Local and international Acts who held their concerts here. PLUS, her Movie, DREMAGIRLS is also a HUGE Bang in cinemas here. Grabeh! BEYONCE is a BLAST and Breath of Fresh Air in 2007! Credentials to Go……
*It performed well reaching the top ten in most charts it entered. In the US, “Irreplaceable” commercially succeed, peaking Billboard’s Hot 100 and staying the chart for ten weeks. The single was the most successful in the album in terms of chart perdormances. In Oceania, the single had the same reception peaking both Australia and New Zealand charts. Along with the single’s certifications gained during its charting period, it received several nominations parallel to its positive reviews.
*While many of the tracks from B’Day have been upbeat club-bangers, featuring heavy 808-driven beats, “Irreplaceable” was well-received by critics for its simple, guitar-driven melody. Bill Lamb of About.com gave the song four and a half stars, and characterized it as “one of the strongest” tracks from the album.
*For Entertainment Weekly, Jody Rosen said that the track was “a lilting tune unlike anything Beyoncé has ever performed,” while Billboard Magazine praised “Irreplaceable”‘s simplicity and “radio-friendliness,” noting that the “song dilutes the excessive instrumentation of B’s first two singles in favor of smooth drum taps and guitar strumming.”
*”Irreplaceable” won the Soul Train Music Award for “Best R&B/Hip-Hop Single: Female,” and the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for “Favorite Song.” Beyoncé also won Video of the Year at the 2007 BET Awards for “Irreplaceable” and also won Best Female R&B Artist of the Year.
*Much of the single’s success depended on its considerable airplay. On December 11, 2006,”Irreplaceable” passed the 200 million audience impressions mark in the United States, according to Mediabase. This achievement made Beyoncé one of two artists to have one or two songs pass the 200 million impression mark in a single year; the other artist was Mariah Carey in 2005 (with “We Belong Together” and “Shake It Off”). “Irreplaceable” had major cross-over success, becoming the first song to simultaneously occupy the number-one position on twelve Billboard charts on the week ending December 30, 2006, including the Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Pop 100, Mainstream Top 40, and Rhythmic Top 40 charts. “Irreplaceable” had the best radio audience week of Beyoncé’s career and the second-best sum in the chart’s history, with 201.9 million audience impressions. Only Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” bested that total; it garnered 223 million impressions during a week in July 2005.
*”Irreplaceable” was successful on 2007 Countdowns especially in the US’s Billboard’s 2007: The Year in Music, where it appeared on four spots. It took the top spot on Billboard Hot 100, beating rival single “Umbrella” by pop artist Rihanna. It also charted at number seven on Billboards Hot Dance Singles Sales, number seven on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs behind Lloyd’s “You” featuring Lil Wayne, and number nine on Billboard Hot Digital Songs behind Fergie’s “Glamorous,” In addition, it also took the spot on Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. Overall, it made to chart on United World Chart’s 2007 Countdown at number eighteen for selling 3,724,000; for the inclusive year, and on the chart’s Top Achievements from 1999-2007 at number forty-seven for selling 5,805,000; just below its 2003 predecessor “Crazy In Love.”
* “Irreplaceable” entered many charts around the world. The following table lists the various charts and peak positions.
* BEYONCE ranked #3 out of 100 in Billboards, Year End Top 100 Female Artist.
and most of all…
I R R E P L A C E A B L E was the NUMBER 1 in Billboard HOT 100 Songs of 2007 behind on it is Rihanna’s Umbrella. (tough fight!! isn’t it?!)
and the ROYALTY amongst the Woman Cat Fight!…hahaha!
spell it fOr me… G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S yeah! hahaha! you have idea already?!
Big Girls Don’t Cry as well with FERGIE WON’T CRY being on the TOP of 2007 both US & UK Music Scene! grabeh itOng girL na itO! With her SPUNK and HONEST image, She’s being Loved by Many!
She’s Humble and she’s very Nice! (as if kakilala! haha!) but seriously she is! Based on interviews with her Group mates in BEP and people who knew her She is!
She’s the One and OnLy GLAMOROUS in this List!! PINAKA GLAMOROUS!!! FERGALICOUS pa!
A ROLE MODEL. AN ICON. A WOMAN. FERGIE it Is!
cRedentials again?! haha! tALbOg siLa! here is it…
* In December 2007, Blender picked Ferguson as their woman of the year.
* Ferguson has had five hit songs from The Dutchess, with “London Bridge”, “Glamorous”, and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” becoming number one singles. Her second single, “Fergalicious”, peaked at #2. “London Bridge” reached #2 on the United World Chart, while “Fergalicious” and “Glamorous” both made it to #4. “Big Girls Don’t Cry” became Ferguson’s first worldwide #1 single, and is her most successful single to date. “Clumsy” was announced as the fifth single from The Dutchess after the major international success of “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. Ferguson has received her fifth Top 5 solo track from The Dutchess after “Clumsy” earned at #5 position on the Billboard Hot 100, on 22 December 2007.
* On November 18, 2007, Ferguson won the Pop or Rock “Favorite Female Artist” at the American Music Awards.
* The album has so far spawned three U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one singles and five Top 5 hits, making The Dutchess only the seventh album from a female artist to spawn five Top 5 hits.
* The song has achieved high success worldwide, topping the charts in over ten countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Mexico, Austria, Brazil, Croatia and the U.S. (here on at least ten different charts). In the UK it surpassed “London Bridge” as her highest charting solo single thus far, peaking at number two; so far, the single has spent twenty-four weeks on the UK singles chart.
* After spending several weeks in the number two and three positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” finally ascended to number one, becoming Fergie’s third Hot 100 number-one single, and second consecutive after “Glamorous” in early 2007. Thanks to this achievement Fergie has become only the second American female solo artist in the ’00s to have three chart-toppers from one album after Christina Aguilera in 1999-2000. In addition to the Hot 100, the song topped the Billboard Pop 100, Pop 100 Airplay, Hot 100 Airplay, and Hot Digital Songs charts. It also became her first number one on both the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and the Adult Top 40, where on the later she became the first female artist to top that chart after 52 weeks of number ones by male artists. The song is one of the (if not the) most successful singles of 2007 in the U.S., as it stayed in the top ten of The Hot 100 for 21 consecutive weeks, 18 of those in the top five.
* “Big Girls Don’t Cry” has became Fergie’s most successful single worldwide, surpassing “London Bridge”. The song debuted at number thirty-two and reached number one on it’s thirteenth week, staying there for five consecutive weeks. The song have stayed in the chart for twenty-nine weeks, twenty-six of it were in the top ten. The song is now certified triple-platinum, selling more than six million copies and the currently third best-selling single of the year 2007, behind Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right” and the 15th best selling song since November 1998 according to MediaTraffic.
* It was also the longest running number one single at the top spot with 9 consecutive weeks (10 in the Download Chart). Also, despite only spending a week at #1 on the New Zealand RIANZ singles chart, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” has become the seventh most successful single in RIANZ music history and the second best seller in the country.
* Topped the charts in several countries most notably in Australia (for nine consecutive weeks) and in the United States. It was the most played song of 2007 in Brazil.
* It is nominated in the ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ category at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards to be held February 2008. As of January 1, 2008, the single has sold 2,524,542 copies.
*************** The Year in Charts 2007 By Geoff Mayfield **********************
The artist who sings “Big Girls Don’t Cry” is one of the big kids in Billboard’s Year In Music charts, as Fergie and Daughtry are among the 2007 leaders.
Powered by “Big Girls,” Fergie is the leading Pop 100 artist of 2007 and the top selling artist on Hot Digital Songs and Hot Digital Tracks. The song is also the top title on both mentioned digital lists and the top ranked Pop 100 entry, as well as the Pop 100 song with the largest radio audience and her combined performance on The Billboard Hot 100 and The Billboard 200 make her “The No. 1 Female Artist of 2007”.
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