Sweet Kisses is the debut studio album by American pop singer Jessica Simpson. The album's lyrical and visual representations carried the common theme of virginal innocence — a continuation of the lates teen-pop revival. The album was produced to capitalize on the success of teen artists Britney Spears and Christina Aguilerawho both debuted earlier that year.
The album sold four million copies in total. Simpson first developed and nurtured her talent in her local Baptist church, where her father also worked as the congregation's youth minister. At age twelve, she unsuccessfully auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club.
One of the camp's visitors was launching a Gospel music record label and saw great promise and profits in her voice. It was during this time, while attending J. She recorded an album, Jessicabut Proclaim went bankrupt and the album was never officially released except for a small pressing funded by her grandmother.
This small pressing gained her minor attention which led her to performing at concerts with other gospel legendary acts such as Kirk FranklinGod's Propertyand CeCe Winans. When she was sixteen years old, Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola heard Jessicahe was impressed with Simpson's musical talent and skill.
Mottola instantly thought Simpson sounded like Mariah Carey. Simpson was immediately signed to the label. She dropped out of high school but later Ne tiče me se - Jelena Rozga - The Best Of her GED.
Due to the mainstream success of teen pop artist Britney Spears and Christina Aguilerathe label felt Simpson's debut album would perform just as well, if not better than Spears' and Aguilera's. She also worked with Cory Rooney, who had previously worked with the likes Map Of The World (Part II) - Jane Siberry - The Speckless Sky Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopezamong others.
Rooney produced the track " I Think I'm in Love with You ", which was later released as the album's third single. He also co-wrote the song, along with John Mellencampand Dan Shea. Simpson also met up with her then-boyfriend Nick Lacheywho already had We Have Arrived, Aphex Twin QQT Mix - Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes For Cash growing fanbase due to his work with boy-band 98 Degrees.
Together, the couple recorded a duet, titled " Where You Are ", which later became the album's second single. Simpson also collaborated with Sam Watters for the album. Simpson's label wanted Sweet Kisses to be different from that of Aguilera's and Spears' debut albums, in that they were sexually risque, especially the lead singles from both albums. For Sweet Kissesthe label decided they wanted Simpson to be the "anti-sex appeal", to which Simpson would sing about love and romance rather than sexual themes.
Simpson's "virgin" image was thought of as a great idea by the label, who felt that it would draw in listeners by making a girl whom they could relate to. Simpson also announced in an interview that should would be abstinent until marriage, which helped listeners give her the appearance the label was hoping for. The album deals mainly with themes of love, romance, and life from a teenage perspective.
The track is a darkly bittersweet love balladshowing off the powerful vocals of Simpson. Even though Biancaniello and Watters are credited jointly for writing and composing the song, at present, it is not known exactly which of the two wrote its lyrics and which composed its music.
According to the sheet music book published by Hal Leonard Corporation in Musicnotes. It is set in the key of B minor with Simpson's voice ranging from the tonal nodes of B 3 to F5. The background vocals were provided by Jennifer Karr and Chevis Harrell. The track is a dance-pop song with a teen pop style for the era. The song was considered by many critics to be a very catchy, nice and summery song.
Due to the sentimental lyrics of the single, Sweet Love Seat - Various - A World Of Popkisses was also included on the soundtrack of the teen film Here on Earth. Lyrically, the song deals with Simpson helping her love interest get over his ex-girlfriend. Lyrically, the song deals with Simpson becoming the "woman that she wants to be", and growing to love herself for exactly who she is.
Lyrically, the song speaks of Simpson being interested in a boy. The song is more risque than the rest of the album, and is seen as a track similar to that of Britney Spears. The songs lyrics see Simpson trying to convince a boy that she could love him more than his current girlfriend, as Simpson feels that nobody could love him the way she does.
The song speaks of Simpson talking about how much she loves her boyfriend, and how he must have been "sent from above just for [her].
The song lyrically deals with how Simpson loves her boyfriend's "sweet kisses", and how he does not even need to say he loves her, because his kisses "move her. Lyrically, the song sees Simpson stating she doesn't need love, but she just needs her lover's "faith in her".
The song became Simpson's highest charting single in Sweet Love Seat - Various - A World Of Popkisses United States, Chainsaw Symphony - Lo Key - Lets Get Violent at number three on the Billboard Hot Its commercial sales were particularly strong, and landed the single atop the Hot Singles Sales for six weeks; this in turn earned the song a platinum Anything - Tony Brams* - D.J.
Dance Volume 3. It was also a top ten hit in Canada. Worldwide, the single was successful, as it peaked within the top ten in most European nations and Australia, which reached the top ten in Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium and Australia. The single failed to reach even the top fifty of the Billboard Hotpeaking at sixty-two. The song did, however, become a relative Adult Contemporary hit.
Internationally, the song was not released in major music markets excluding Canada. It was more up tempo than Simpson's previous singles and became a moderate hit, reaching number twenty-one on the US Billboard Hotlargely on the strength of its radio airplay; it reached the top five on Billboard 's Top 40 Mainstream and achieved success on the Adult Contemporary and Rhythmic Top 40 charts.
The album received mostly negative reviews. Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars, quoting, "She delves into the frothy dance-pop that's teen pop 's stock-in-trade, but the heart of her album lies in adult contemporary ballads like her breakout hit "I Wanna Love You Forever," which gives her a chance to show off the richness of her voice.
She doesn't over-sing, like Aguilera occasionally does, even if she has moments where she pushes the envelope slightly — just like Sweet Love Seat - Various - A World Of Popkisses idol Dion. Like most teen-pop albums, Sweet Kisses suffers from inconsistent material, yet the filler is well-produced and performed, making the record every bit as listenable as Aguilera's fine debut.
Uh, thanks, but no, kid. Been there, done that. Mom's waiting for you outside in the station wagon. So far, Simpson's debut album hasn't scored the same success as those of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. But rest assured there are more cookies like "I Wanna" in Simpson's cutter.
She auditioned for the show at age 12 but didn't make the cut. Also setting her apart from the teen pop pack is Simpson's track record as a performer on the Christian music circuit. Here, she sounds downright worldly singing "Heart of Innocence"—a devotional tune she wrote extolling the virtues of premarital abstinence—in a low, sexy croon.
What she got was a John Cougar [Mellencamp] sample and the hard-earned ability to carry a tune. We know teenpop Sweet Love Seat - Various - A World Of Popkisses rarely as vapid, prefab, and faux-wholesome as gatekeepers who've barely listened to it claim. Initially, the album debuted at number sixty-five on the US Billboardselling 65, copies in its first week,   significantly lower than expected by Columbia Recordsas the first single from the album was a hit, peaking at 3 on the Billboard Hot The following week, Sweet Kisses had dropped to number seventy, and continuing down the following weeks.
To boost record sales, the label released the second single " Where You Are ", but could not reach the success of its predecessor " I Wanna Love You Forever ". While Sweet Kisses was kept in the top sixty for several weeks, the label decided to make one last attempt to launch the third single from the album. In territories outside of the United States, the album had a similar chart effect. In Europe, the album performed better on the charts, peaking at number four in Norway and was certified Gold for sales 15, copies in that territory.
It also peaked at number fifty-five in Sweden. In Japan, the album debuted at number sixteen on the Oricon albums chart, making it her only album Sweet Love Seat - Various - A World Of Popkisses date to chart within the top twenty in Japan. In the United Kingdom, where the singles were met with a great commercial performance, the album debuted at number thirty-six. In Australia, the album debuted at number fifty-two, surprising the label as the album had spawned two top ten hits in the country.
In total, Sweet Kisses has sold four million copies worldwide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the song by Squeezer, see Sweet Kisses Sqeezer song. Jessica Simpson. Sam Watters Louis Biancaniello. Meja Beckman Anders Bagge. Carl Sturken Evan Rogers.
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