All American (Nick Carter album)

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All American
Nick Carter All American album cover.jpg
Studio album by Nick Carter
Released November 25, 2015
Recorded 2015
Genre Pop, pop rock, pop punk
Length 34:33
Label Kaotic, Inc
Producer Dan Muckala
Nick Carter chronology
Nick & Knight
(2014)Nick & Knight2014
All American
(2015)
Singles from All American
  1. "I Will Wait"
    Released: September 12, 2015
  2. "Get Over Me"
    Released: November 27, 2015 (promo only)
  3. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You"
    Released: February 3, 2016 (Japan only)
  4. "19 in 99"
    Released: February 5, 2016

All American is the third solo album released by Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter. The album was released on November 25, 2015, on his own record label, Kaotic, Inc. This is his first solo album since I'm Taking Off, which was released four years earlier.

Background

In January 2015, Carter let fans know he was working on another solo album that will be titled All American.[1] On September 22, 2015, he released the lead single from the album called "I Will Wait" on Vevo, which he said was inspired by Ed Sheeran’s songwriting.[2][3] Carter also has a track featuring Canadian singer Avril Lavigne, titled "Get Over Me".[4] All American was released on November 25, 2015, a day after Dancing With The Stars finale, where he is one of the four finalists.[5]

Musical style

The musical style of the album combined with pop, rock, and pop punk, and features some rock music instruments such as drum and rock guitar. The song "Cherry Pie" has the throwback type feel like Mark Ronson. There are some songs have a guitar sound of punk rock music, such as "19 in 99", "Tijuana", "All American" and "Left For Dead". The songs like "Get Over Me", "California", "Second Wind", "Swet" and "In Over My Head" have a combination of Dance-pop and Teenpop feel. And "I Will Wait" is an emotional ballad song inspired by Ed Sheeran, with a clear acoustic guitar sound.

I'm very inspired by rock and pop music, and have those in me, and have done albums like that in the past, so it's going to have that. But it also has some rhythm, it has some soul for sure. I feel like I'm definitely coming into my own as an artist. But it just touches on all sorts of different styles and feels, so when you listen to the album from top to bottom, you know it's taking you on a ride. Like a musical. Like a movie, or something.[6]

Singles

"I Will Wait" is the first single of the album, released on September 12, 2015 on iTunes, and September 22 on Vevo. The song climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Trending 140 Chart.[3] On September 24, Nick Carter performed the song on the finale of Dancing With The Stars.

On November 27, as Nick Carter announced on Twitter, the duet song with Avril Lavigne titled "Get Over Me" will be released as the promotional single, due to the popularity of the song and fan's request on Social Media, it was described as a "break-up anthem".[7] The song was first premiered on Z100 New York radio.

On February 3, 2016, Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You was released only in Japan, set as the promotional single and bonus track of All American Japanese standard edition. Carter duet with Japanese singer Nissy on this song, is a cover version originally recorded by American artist George Benson, lyrics written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin. This song first enter Billboard Japan Hot 100 at 86.[8] However, it debuted at 12 on Japanese iTunes Weekly Chart.

"19 in 99" is the official worldwide second single of the album, the music video is released on February 5, 2016 on Vevo and YouTube, directed by Kevin Estrada. Bandmate A.J. McLean also makes cameo appearance in the video.

Track listing

All songs produced by Dan Muckala.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "19 in 99" Nick Carter, Bryan Shackle, Thomas Kipp Williams, Dan Muckala 3:25
2. "Get Over Me" (featuring Avril Lavigne) Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 3:29
3. "California" Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 2:59
4. "Second Wind" Carter, Natasha Bedingfield, Williams, Muckala 3:30
5. "Swet" Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 2:42
6. "Cherry Pie" Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 3:07
7. "Tijuana" Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 3:03
8. "All American" Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 2:53
9. "Man on the Moon" Carter, Williams, Muckala 2:48
10. "Horoscope" Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 3:13
11. "I Will Wait" Carter, Shackle, Williams, Muckala 3:24
Total length: 34:33

Charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 99
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[10] 27

Release history

In the US, the physical CDs are only available on his official website, and will not be shipped until mid February.[11] The album is also available digitally on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify worldwide.[12][13]

Country Date Format Label
US November 25, 2015 Digital download Kaotic, Inc.
Japan February 10, 2016
  • CD
  • digital download
Universal Music Japan
Canada March 10, 2016 Kaotic, Inc.

Tour

All American Tour
Tour by Nick Carter
Associated album All American
Start date February 24, 2016 (2016-02-24)
End date March 26, 2016 (2016-03-26)
Legs 1
No. of shows 18 in North America

To support this album, Carter will go on a North American tour that begins in February 2016. So far the tour includes 18 cities in 30 days. He’ll start in Beverly Hills and end in Nashville. Carter is encouraging his fans to sign-up for updates on his website.[14]

Opening Act and Guests

American singer Riley Biederer is announced to be the opening act of entire All American Tour. On February 25, which is the second show held in Beverly Hills, bandmate A.J. McLean made an appearance and sing the duet with Carter on the song The Call. Aside, his friend Sharna Burgess, Rochelle McLean, Jeff Timmons and wife Lauren Kitt also enjoy his show as an audience. American actress Kyla Kenedy attended the Dallas concert on March 4. And during the show in New York, Carter brought out a surprise guest,bandmate Brian Littrell for singing two classic Backstreet Boys songs I Want It That Way and Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely.

Setlist

This setlist was received from the February 24, 2016 concert in Ace of Spades, Sacramento. It doesn't represent all the concerts of this tour. Carter also cover some songs from other artists during concerts, such as Wonderwall by Oasis, Jesse's Girl by Rick Springfield, Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Free Fallin' by Tom Petty, Buddy Holly by Weezer and In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins. And during the song The Call, Carter shows some dance moves that he learned from Dancing With The Stars, where he was one of the contestants.

Show Intro

  1. "Blow Your Mind"
  2. "I'm Taking Off"
  3. "Horoscope"
  4. "All American" (contains elements of "Jesse's Girl")
  5. "As Long as You Love Me"
  6. "One More Time"
  7. "Just Want You To Know"

Unplugged

  1. "I Want It That Way"
  2. "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely"
  3. "Madeleine"
  4. "I Will Wait"
  5. "Shape of My Heart"
  6. "Second Wind"

Full Band Rock Show

  1. "Burning Up"
  2. "Swet"
  3. "Larger than Life"
  4. "The Call"
  5. "Falling Down"(contains elements of "In the Air Tonight")
  6. "19 in 99"
  7. "Get Over Me"

Encore

  1. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
  2. "I Got You"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America[14]
February 24, 2016 Sacramento United States Ace of Spades
February 25, 2016 Beverly Hills Saban Theatre
February 26, 2016 Anaheim House of Blues
February 27, 2016 Solana Beach Belly Up Tavern
March 1, 2016 Tucson Rialto Theatre
March 4, 2016 Dallas South Side Ballroom
March 5, 2016 Houston Warehouse Live
March 9, 2016 Raleigh The Ritz
March 10, 2016 Baltimore Sound Stage Baltimore
March 11, 2016 Freehold iPlay America
March 12, 2016 New York PlayStation Theater
March 13, 2016 Boston House of Blues
March 16, 2016 Montreal Canada Métropolis
March 17, 2016 Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 18, 2016 Grand Rapids United States The Intersection
March 19, 2016 Chicago House of Blues
March 23, 2016 Kansas City Uptown Theater
March 24, 2016 St. Louis The Ready Room
March 26, 2016 Nashville City Winery

References

  1. ^ "Album Update: "I Will Wait" – COMING SOON!". 
  2. ^ "Was tired of making you all wait, here's the official video for my upcoming song 'I Will Wait'. Watch it now on Vevo". 
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Trevor (October 9, 2015). "The Vamps, Nick Carter and Miley Cyrus: Real-Time Twitter Rewind for Oct. 9". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ Malach, Maggie. "Nick Carter Says He's Collaborating With Avril Lavigne & Here's Why It Will Be Amazing". Bustle. 
  5. ^ "Nick Carter's New Album 'All American' Drops Day After DWTS Finals". 2Paragraphs. November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (November 28, 2013). "INTERVIEW: Nick Carter on Music, DWTS & Movie | Everything You Need to Know". I Heart Radio. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Avril Lavigne And Nick Carter Released A Single And It's A Pop Dream". Buzzfeed Community. October 29, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts | Billboard JAPAN
  9. ^ "All American Chart". Billboard. February 23, 2016. 
  10. ^ オール・アメリカン(限定盤) | ニック・カーター | ORICON STYLE
  11. ^ All American Tour Album Preorder : Nick Carter
  12. ^ Amazon.com: All American: Nick Carter: MP3 Downloads
  13. ^ "All American by Nick Carter on iTunes". Apple. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Tickets + VIP Packages Now Available!". Nick Carter Official Website. November 20, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
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