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Blonde (Alizée album)Description : Blonde (French pronunciation: ​[blɔnd]) is the sixth studio album of the French recording artist Alizée. It was released on 23 June 2014. The first single ("Blonde") was released 18 March 2014. The album was released only one year and three months after her fifth album, 5. The speeding of the release cycle was caused by Alizée's success on French television show Danse avec les stars, which fourth season she won on 23 November 2013. The album received mixed critics and was not a commercia... Page:b

Blonde
Cover art of Alizée's Blonde album.tif
Studio album by Alizée
Released23 June 2014
Recorded2013–14
GenreFrench pop, Dance-pop, House
LabelSony Music
Alizée chronology
5
(2013)
Blonde (2014)
Singles from Blonde
  1. "Blonde"
    Released: 18 March 2014
  2. "Alcaline"
    Released: 16 June 2014

Blonde (French pronunciation: ​[blɔnd]) is the sixth studio album of the French recording artist Alizée. It was released on 23 June 2014. The first single ("Blonde") was released 18 March 2014. The album was released only one year and three months after her fifth album, 5. The speeding of the release cycle was caused by Alizée's success on French television show Danse avec les stars, which fourth season she won on 23 November 2013. The album received mixed critics and was not a commercial success.

Background and conception

The development of the sixth album started on fall 2013 when it became clear that Alizée would be very successful on the French Danse avec les stars show. The first to hint of the new album was Jérémy Parayre, a French journalist working for the Télé7 Jour, who posted on Twitter on 31 October 2013 telling that Alizée is working on a new album. He received the information directly from Alizée during a photo shoot and interview for Télé7 Jour during the same day.

Alizée announced that her next album would be released spring 2014. She also posted on social media a photo of herself in a studio, recording for the new album. However, due to the busy schedule of the Danse avec les stars show, this was the only occasion we heard about her working on the album. Finally, since she won the dance show, she was not able to start working on the new album right away as she had to attend Danse avec les stars Tour, which was held all around France and last over two months, till 23 February 2014. After a couple of weeks of vacation and absent from the media, on 12 March 2014, the cover art of the new album's first single was accidentally leaked on social media. This meant that the album was still being developed. 14 March 2014 Sony Music France confirmed the first single of the album being released 18 March 2014.

Pascal Obispo (left) and Zazie (right) are two of the principal collaborators in Alizée's album.

On 17 March 2014, Sony Music France announced the first people working on the album. The list includes Laurent Konrad, Lionel Florence, Zazie, Pierre Grillet and Pascal Obispo. The first single, "Blonde", is composed by Laurent Konrad.

During the fall 2013, it was rumored that the album would consist of cover songs but this rumor was corrected by Alizée herself telling that the album would not have cover songs and it would consist of pop songs that fits for her. There was also confusion about Alizée's saying that she would go to Japan to record song(s) in Japanese. It was thought that the new album would have Japanese songs but it was a misunderstanding. Later Alizée told that she would go to Japan to record a theme song(s) for Japanese animation, although she never did that.

Marketing and promotion

On 16 May 2014 Alizée posted on Facebook announcing a competition where you could win the album, VIP ticket to concert and meeting with her. On the link to Sony Music, the name and the cover of the new album was seen first time. That would confirm the album name to be Blonde. Also, her upcoming concert tour was named Blonde tour. The pre-sale for the concert tickets took place on 19 May 2014 and wider sale of the tickets begun on 22 May 2014. After disastrous album and ticket sales, the concert tour was cancelled.

Singles

The first single from the album is "Blonde". The release date is 18 March 2014, and the single was announced 14 March 2014.

The second single from the album is Alcaline, which was released on 16 June 2014, one week before the release of the album.

Track list

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Blonde"  Pascal Obispo, Franck Dewaere, Lionel FlorenceLaurent Konrad3:30
2."K.O."  Lionel Florence, Elodie Hesme, Pascal ObispoPascal Obispo, Mickaël Zibi3:02
3."Alcaline"  Lionel Florence, Elodie HesmeLaurent Konrad, Pascal Obispo3:18
4."Seulement pour te plaire"  Pierre GrilletPascal Obispo, Curie Jetter3:28
5."L'amour renfort"  ZazieLaurent Konrad, Pascal Obispo3:30
6."Bi"  Elodie Hesme, Lionel FlorenceLaurent Konrad, Pascal Obispo2:43
7."Mon planeur"  Pierre GrilletPascal Obispo, Timothée Selim Aymard, Amoria Draoua2:57
8."Ce qui tue l'amour"  Pierre GrilletTimothée Selim Aymard, Amoria Draoua, Pascal Obispo2:49
9."Tweet"  ZaziePascal Obispo, Mickaël Zibi3:21
10."Charles est stone"  ZazieLaurent Konrad, Pascal Obispo2:44
11."Mylène Farmer"  Lionel FlorenceJan Pham Huu Tri, Pascal Obispo, John Mamann3:08
12."Plus de bye bye"  Pierre GrilletPascal Obispo, Mickaël Malih3:55

Awards and nominations

Nominations

La Chanson de l'année

  • Chanson de l'année (Song of the year) 2014 for Blonde

Charts

Chart (2014)Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)19
France (SNEP)20
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON)51
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