Yael Naim (album)

Yael Naim is the self-titled second studio album by Yael Naim, released on 22 October 2007 worldwide and on 18 March 2008 in North America. It features the single "New Soul", which gained widespread popularity after being featured in Apple's MacBook Air video advertisement. Some editions credit the album to both Naim and co-producer David Donatien,[3] with some also adding Donatien's name to the cover in smaller text below Naim's.

Yael Naim
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Studio album by
Released22 October 2007[1]
Recorded2007
GenreIndie folk
Length51:44
Language
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • French
Label
ProducerYael Naim, David Donatien
Yael Naim chronology
In a Man's Womb
(2001)
Yael Naim
(2007)
She Was a Boy
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
PopMatters7/10[2]

ReleaseEdit

The album was released in Naim's native France in October 2007. It was made available as an iTunes digital download worldwide but only gained widespread popularity in February 2008 when the song "New Soul" was featured in advertisements for the MacBook Air computer. Largely due to the popularity of the advert and the substantial airplay of the song, the album debuted at number 15 in Canada and 55 in the United States when it was released in March 2008.

SinglesEdit

Commercial performanceEdit

The self-titled album Yael Naim debuted at number 55 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on the week of April 5, 2008, eventually rising to number 50.[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Yael Naim, except where noted.

Yael Naim track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Paris" 3:07
2."Too Long" 4:42
3."New Soul" 3:45
4."Levater" 3:24
5."Shelcha"Yael Naim & Clement Verzi4:38
6."Lonely"Yael Naim & Anne Warin4:06
7."Far Far" 4:20
8."Yashanti" 3:53
9."7 Baboker" 3:33
10."Lachlom" 4:22
11."Toxic"Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg4:27
12."Pachad" 4:27
13."Endless Song of Happiness" 3:00

PersonalEdit

  • Ilan Abou – double bass
  • Jean-Philippe Audin – cello
  • Noam Burg – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Laurent David – bass guitar, electric guitar
  • Cathy Dennis – composer, lyricist
  • David Donatien – arranger, artistic director, bass, drums, electric guitar, engineer, kalimba, organ, percussion, producer, programming, string concept, synthesizer, udu, ukulele
  • Julien Feltin – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • S. "Husky" Höskulds – mastering, mixing
  • Henrik Jonback – composer
  • C. Karlsson – composer, lyricist
  • Kid with No Eyes – vocals
  • Alexandre Kinn – Weissenborn
  • Sebastien Llado – trombone
  • Yael Naim – vocals, arranger, composer, producer, lyricist, engineer, programming, bass, bells, choir / chorus, drawing, Fender Rhodes, flute, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, melodica, organ, piano, string arrangements, string concept, synthesizer
  • Yoed Nir – cello, string concept
  • Virna Nova – acoustic guitar
  • Fanny Rome – trombone, violin
  • Laurent Seroussi – artwork, photography
  • Stanislas Steiner – violin
  • Xavier Tribolet – drums
  • Clement Verzi – composer, lyricist
  • Anne Warin – composer, lyricist
  • Petter Winnberg – composer

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Yael Naim
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 2
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 15
European Top 100 Albums (Billboard)[10] 27
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 24
Italian Albums (FIMI)[13] 27
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[14] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 18
US Billboard 200[5] 50

CertificationsEdit

Certifications for Yael Naim
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[16] Gold 15,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[17] Gold 15,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yael Naim - Keep listening
  2. ^ Hauner, Thomas. Yael Naim & David Donatien: Yael Naim & David Donatien popmatters.com. 2008-04-08. Retrieved on 2011-08-30.
  3. ^ "Yael Naim - David Donatien, Yael Naïm | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Yael Naim – Yael Naim" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yael Naim – Yael Naim" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yael Naim – Yael Naim" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  9. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  10. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Yael Naim – Yael Naim". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Yael Naim – Yael Naim" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Yael Naim – Yael Naim". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Charts.nz – Yael Naim & David Donatien – Yael Naim & David Donatien". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Yael Naim – Yael Naim". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2008". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Yael Naim; 'Yael Naim')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.