24/Seven (Big Time Rush album)

24/Seven is the third studio album released by American boy band Big Time Rush, released on June 11, 2013 by Columbia Records before the group's indefinite hiatus. The album experiments with a dance-rock and R&B sound.[2] It also serves as the follow-up to their second studio album Elevate. The band worked with producers Matt Squire and Damon Sharpe, as they had done in the past, in an effort to mature their sound yet not stray away from their well-known qualities. The four members co-wrote thirteen songs (including five deluxe edition bonus tracks) with several hired songwriters.

24/Seven
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 11, 2013
Recorded2012–2013
Genre
Length32:49
Label
Producer
Big Time Rush chronology
Big Time Movie Soundtrack
(2012)
24/Seven
(2013)
The Greatest Hits
(2016)
Singles from 24/Seven
  1. "Like Nobody's Around"
    Released: March 23, 2013
  2. "24/Seven"
    Released: June 19, 2013[1]
  3. "We Are"
    Released: August 3, 2013

Reception

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]3.5/5 stars
PopMatters[3]6/10
Rolling Stone[4]3/5 stars
Toronto Star[5]2/4 stars

"24/Seven", the album's title track, was released as the lead single on June 19, 2013 along with its music video. The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 becoming their second top 10 album following their debut album BTR in 2010. The album was a worldwide success going gold and multi-platinum in many countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, Greece and Colombia as well as becoming their fastest selling album to date. 24/Seven became the band's third consecutive album to sell in excess of 1 million copies worldwide.

Background

Beginning on April 26, 2013, Big Time Rush began releasing photos for various songs on the album via Instagram and Google Plus. The band revealed the final track listing for the album on April 29, 2013 via Entertainment Weekly.[6][7]

Composition

Musically, 24/Seven marks a shift on the band's signature sound showcasing a more mature, organic and "down-to-earth pop" direction than their previous two albums, BTR and Elevate.[8] In contrast with their past releases, the songs were written primarily by the band,[9] with the exception of the songs "Like Nobody's Around" and "Song for You", each song on the album was either written or co-written by a member of the band. The album features duo Karmin, which appears on the track "Song for You", and rapper Jake Miller on deluxe edition bonus track "Lost in Love". The first version of the song "Love Me Again" was written by Big Time Rush, but Nickelodeon altered the song to be more "kid-friendly".

Singles

"Like Nobody's Around" was released on March 23, 2013. The video references other successful boy bands in past decades as The Ink Spots (1940s/1950s), The Osmonds (1960s), The Jackson 5 (1970s), New Kids on the Block (1980s), Backstreet Boys (1990s) and NSYNC (2000s). The video was premiere on Nickelodeon during the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards.

"24/Seven" was released on June 19, 2013 along with its music video. The song was written by Damon Sharpe, Logan Henderson, Carlos Pena Jr, James Maslow, Kendall Schmidt, Jeremy Skaller, Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Justin Lucas, and Ameerah Roelants; it was produced by OFM and Sharpe.

The third and final single, and final song to ever be released by Big Time Rush, was "We Are", which was released on August 3, 2013 to Vevo and iTunes, and aired on the finale episode of Nickelodeon television series Big Time Rush.

Promotional singles

"Confetti Falling", which was released on June 1, 2013 to Vevo and iTunes.

Commercial performance

In the United States, the album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart,[10] selling 35,000 album-equivalent units for the week ending June 29, 2013, according to Nielsen Music.[11] However, original estimates for the album were aimed at upwards of 45,000 copies.[12] Additionally, 24/Seven was the fourth best-selling album of the week, ranking at number four on the publication's Top Album Sales component chart.[13] It became the group's second top-five album, following their eponymous debut album that reached a peak of number three in 2010.[14] However, it marked the lowest first week sales for the quartet, with their previous two BTR and Elevate selling 67,000 copies and 72,000 copies in their first weeks, respectively.[12] The following week, the record dropped 33 positions on the Billboard 200, charting at number 37 for the week ending July 6, 2013.[15] For the next three weeks, the album continued to drop down the charts, before rising slightly from number 54 to number 50, during the week of July 27.[16] 24/Seven was present for a total of ten consecutive weeks on the chart, before reaching its final position for the week ending August 31, being number 154.[17] It topped Billboard's Kid Albums and Top Soundtrack charts for five consecutive weeks,[18][19] becoming the "Hot Shot Debut" of the week and spending a total of 22 weeks on the component chart. The album had sold over 110,000 copies in the US by the end of 2013.[18]

Outside of the United States, 24/Seven entered the charts of many European countries. In Poland, 24/Seven peaked at number 38 according to the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.[20][21]

The album reached number 1 in Mexico in just four days and sold 30,000 copies in its first week and was certified gold and later platinum.[22]

Track listing

24/Seven – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."24/Seven"
3:09
2."Like Nobody's Around"
2:56
3."Get Up"
Squire2:57
4."Song for You" (featuring Karmin)The Blueprint3:15
5."Run Wild"
  • Sanicola
  • Sharpe
3:09
6."Crazy for U"
  • Schmidt
  • Sharpe
  • Skaller
  • Robert Larow
  • OFM
  • Sharpe
3:07
7."Picture This"
  • DeStefano
  • Sharpe
3:04
8."Confetti Falling"
OFM, Sharpe4:03
9."Amazing"
  • Book
  • Misoul
3:21
10."We Are"
  • Schmidt
  • Jeff Halavacs
  • Fransisca Hall
  • Halatrax
  • Sharpe
3:46
Total length:32:48

Personnel

Credits from 24/Seven adapted from album liner notes.[23]

  • Mitch Allen – producer
  • Austin Bisnow – producer
  • The Blueprint – producer
  • Dan Brook – producer
  • Doug Cohn – executive in charge of music
  • Chris DeStefano – producer
  • Maria Egan – A&R
  • Jason Evigan – producer
  • Scott Fellows – executive producer
  • Tim Friesen – assistant
  • Tim Frisen – assistant, mixing assistant
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Larry Goetz – engineer
  • Jeff Halatrax – producer
  • Logan Henderson – vocals
  • Karmin – featured artist, vocals
  • Brian Malouf – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Maria Paula Marulanda – art direction, design
  • James Maslow – vocals
  • Jake Miller – vocals
  • Jared Mink – A&R
  • Alexei Misoul - producer
  • Michael Muller – photography
  • Matt Nyberg – additional production
  • OFM – producer
  • Carlos Pena, Jr. – vocals
  • Sean Phelan – mixing
  • Gelareh Rouzbehani – A&R
  • Eric Sanicola – engineer, producer
  • Kendall Schmidt – vocals
  • Damon Sharpe – engineer, producer
  • Matt Squire – engineer, producer
  • Steve Tippeconnic – engineer
  • Miles Walker – mixing

Charts

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Argentinean Albums (CAPIF)[24] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[25] 35
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[26] 114
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[27] 124
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[28] 94
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[29] 42
Italian Albums (FIMI)[30] 40
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON)[31] 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[20] 38
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[32] 87
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 43
US Billboard 200[14] 4

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Greece (IFPI Greece)[34] 2x Platinum 16,000*
Colombia (ASINCOL)[35] Gold 10,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[36] Platinum 60,000^
Venezuela (APFV)[37] Gold 5,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Formats Label
Germany June 7, 2013 CD, download Sony Music Entertainment, Nick, RCA Records
United Kingdom June 10, 2013
Poland June 11, 2013 Nick, Columbia
United States

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24/Seven – Deluxe edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
11."Love Me Again"
  • Sanicola
  • Sharpe
3:30
12."Just Getting Started"
  • Schmidt
  • Henderson
  • DeStefano
  • Gorley
  • DeStefano
  • Sharpe
3:02
13."Untouchable"
  • Schmidt
  • Henderson
  • Squire
  • Sharpe
  • Squire
  • Sharpe
3:20
14."Lost in Love" (featuring Jake Miller)
  • Pena Jr.
  • DeStefano
  • Shari Short
  • Miller
  • DeStefano
  • Sharpe
3:02
15."Na Na Na"
  • Pena Jr.
  • DeStefano
  • Gorley
  • DeStefano
  • Sharpe
3:09
Total length:48:55
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