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Bringing Back the Sunshine is the ninth studio album by American country music singer Blake Shelton. The album was released on September 30, 2014, by Warner Bros. Nashville.[1][2] The album was produced by Shelton's longtime producer Scott Hendricks.[3] "Neon Light," the album's lead-off single, was released on August 18, 2014.[4]

Bringing Back the Sunshine
Bringing Back the Sunshine.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2014
Recorded2014
GenreCountry
Length42:48
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
ProducerScott Hendricks
Blake Shelton chronology
Based on a True Story...
(2013)
Bringing Back the Sunshine
(2014)
Reloaded: 20#1 Hits
(2015)
Singles from Bringing Back the Sunshine
  1. "Neon Light"
    Released: August 18, 2014
  2. "Lonely Tonight"
    Released: November 17, 2014
  3. "Sangria"
    Released: April 6, 2015
  4. "Gonna"
    Released: August 3, 2015

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Commercial performanceEdit

Bringing Back the Sunshine debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's all genre Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts with a first week sales total of 101,000 copies in the United States.[5] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 7, 2015.[6] The album has sold 448,000 copies in the U.S. as of May 2016.[7] In October 2016, Bringing Back the Sunshine was certified platinum.[8]

In Canada, the album debuted at No. 4 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 7,700 copies in its first week.[9]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bringing Back the Sunshine"
4:01
2."Neon Light"3:41
3."Lonely Tonight" (featuring Ashley Monroe)3:38
4."Gonna"3:03
5."A Girl"3:36
6."Sangria"3:54
7."Buzzin'" (featuring RaeLynn)
  • Wiseman
  • Kendell Marvel
3:47
8."Just South of Heaven"4:10
9."I Need My Girl"3:33
10."Good Country Song"3:38
11."Anyone Else"4:21
12."Just Gettin' Started"
  • Buddy Owens
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Phil O'Donnell
3:26
Total length:42:48

PersonnelEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blake Shelton (1 August 2014). "Pre-order Blake's new album". Twitter. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Blake Shelton Announces New Album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine'". Billboard. Mitchell Peters. August 3, 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Blake Shelton Announces New Album, Plays Epic Beach Gig @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook". 1 August 2014. The Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  4. ^ "You know what calls for a drink?". Twitter. Blake Shelton. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ Gary Trust (October 9, 2014). "Blake Shelton Blasts to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100". Billboard.
  6. ^ a b "American album certifications – Blake Shelton – Bringing Back the Sunshine". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  7. ^ a b "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&ar=Blake+Shelton&ti=#search_section
  9. ^ "Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 08 October 2014". A Journal of Musical Things. October 10, 2014.
  10. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Blake Shelton Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015.