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Not an Apology is the debut studio album by American singer Bea Miller. It was released on July 24, 2015, by Syco Music and Hollywood Records. It includes all four tracks from her debut EP Young Blood (2014).

Background

In April 2013, Miller announced that she was signed to Syco Music and Hollywood Records, marking the first collaborative arrangement between the two labels.[1] On March 17, 2015, the album's title was confirmed by Headline Planet to be Not an Apology along with a release date of July 21, 2015.[2]

Commercial performance

Not an Apology debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with 33,000 units, of which 24,000 are pure album sales.[3]

Singles

"Young Blood" was released on April 22, 2015 along with Bea's debut EP, Young Blood. It had moderate success being used on American Idol and receiving praise from fans. It peaked on a few charts and barely failed to peak on the Billboard Hot 100. However, the song was received well from critics.

The second single released was "Fire N Gold" and is Bea's most successful single to date. The song had an outstanding success and was released to radios on April 28, 2015. The song has been used in Netflix commercials and has been praised by many fans and famous singers. The single became Bea's first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at #78. Due to the success of the single, it remained Bea's single for majority of 2015. The music video was released on May 14, 2015. The single has been certified Gold in the US, with 500,000 copies sold.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Young Blood"  
  • Bea Miller 
  • Mike Del Rio 
  • Matt Parad 
  • Phoebe Ryan
Del Rio 3:39
2. "Fire N Gold"  
  • Nolan Sipe 
  • Freddy Wexler 
  • Jarrad Rogers
Rogers 3:31
3. "I Dare You"  
  • Julia Michaels 
  • Mitch Allan 
  • Oh, Hush!
  • Allan 
  • Oh, Hush!
3:26
4. "Paper Doll"  
  • Miller 
  • Matthew Morales 
  • James Morales 
  • Julio Rodriguez 
  • Autumn Rowe 
  • Shane Stevens
The Elev3n 3:36
5. "Perfect Picture"  
  • Miller 
  • Allan 
  • Jason Evigan
The Suspex 3:07
6. "Enemy Fire"  
  • Busbee 
  • Meghan Kabir
Busbee 3:51
7. "Force of Nature"  
  • Ashley Gorley 
  • Andrew Harr 
  • Jermaine Jackson 
  • Julia Michaels
  • The Runners 
  • Alex Delicata
4:01
8. "This Is Not an Apology"  
  • Lucas Banker 
  • Travis Huff 
  • Matt Squire 
  • Ali Tamposi
  • Squire 
  • Steve Tippeconnic
3:25
9. "Dracula"  
  • Miller 
  • CJ Baran 
  • Kara Dioguardi 
  • Skyler Stonestreet
CJ Baran 2:52
10. "We're Taking Over"  
  • Demi Lovato 
  • Emanuel Kiriakou 
  • Andrew Goldstein 
  • Lindy Robbins
Denis Kosiak 3:27
11. "Rich Kids"  
  • Benji Madden 
  • Joel Madden 
  • Squire
Squire 2:44
Total length: 37:39

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak

position

US Billboard 200[7] 7

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United States July 24, 2015
  • CD
  • Digital Download
Syco [4]

References

  1. ^Hopkins, Joe (2015-08-03). "Bea Miller – Not An Apology Album Review". Hit The Floor. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  2. ^Petridis, Alexis (2015-07-26). "Review: Bea Miller’s Debut Album, 'Not an Apology'". The Young Folks. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  3. ^"'X Factor' Alum Beatrice Miller Inks Record Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  4. ^"Bea Miller Confirms July 24 Release Date for Album "Not An Apology"". Headline Planet. March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  5. ^Caulfield, Keith (August 3, 2015). "Jill Scott Scores Her Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard.
  6. ^"Bea Miller – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Bea Miller. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  7. ^"iTunes - Music - Not an Apology by Bea Miller". iTunes Store (United States). March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.

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