Add the Blonde

Add the Blonde
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Studio album by
Released 26 August 2014 (2014-08-26)
Genre
Length 47:42
Label
Producer
Margaret chronology
All I Need
(2013)
Add the Blonde
(2014)
Just the Two of Us
(2015)
Singles from Add the Blonde
  1. "Wasted"
    Released: 15 January 2014 (2014-01-15)
  2. "Start a Fire"
    Released: 21 August 2014 (2014-08-21)
  3. "Heartbeat"
    Released: 23 February 2015 (2015-02-23)
Singles from Add the Blonde (reissue)
  1. "Cool Me Down"
    Released: 19 February 2016 (2016-02-19)
  2. "Elephant"
    Released: 27 August 2016 (2016-08-27)
Alternative cover
Reissue artwork
Reissue artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Interia 1/10 stars[1]
Onet 7/10 stars[2]

Add the Blonde is the debut studio album by Polish singer Margaret. A pop record, it was influenced by retro-disco and ska, and by the work of Madonna.[3] The album was produced by Joakim Buddee, Martin Eriksson, and Ant Whiting.[4]

Add the Blonde was released on 26 August 2014, only in Poland. It consists of fourteen English-language tracks: eight new, and six previously included on Margaret's 2013 extended play (EP) All I Need.[5][6] The album spawned three singles: "Wasted", "Start a Fire", and "Heartbeat".[7][8] On 30 December 2014, Add the Blonde was released as a 12-inch vinyl, with altered tracklist.[9]

The album's reissue was released exclusively to Biedronka on 19 September 2016, followed by its official release on 2 December.[10][11] It included the singles "Cool Me Down" (and its three remixes) and "Elephant", and Margaret's Polish-language version of Robin Beck's song "First Time" titled "Smak radości" which was used in a Polish Coca-Cola commercial.[11] On 23 December 2016, the "Special Limited Box" edition of the album was released to Empik. The box included its reissue and the 12-inch vinyl, as well as a 7-inch vinyl of "Heartbeat" (A-side) and "Cool Me Down" (B-side).[12]

Add the Blonde reached number eight on the Polish Albums Chart, and was certified platinum by the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV).[13][14]

Track listing

Accolades

Year Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2015 SuperJedynki Awards SuperAlbum Nominated [18]

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[13] 8

Certification

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[14] Platinum 30,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Poland 26 August 2014 Standard [19][16]
30 December 2014 12-inch vinyl Altered standard [9]
19 September 2016 CD (only Biedronka) Reissue [10]
2 December 2016 CD [11]

References

  1. ^ Waliński, Paweł (15 September 2014). "Recenzja Margaret "Add the Blonde": Uwaga, nadymam balona!" (in Polish). Interia. Archived from the original on 13 February 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  2. ^ Gzyl, Paweł (28 August 2014). "Recenzja: Margaret – "Add The Blonde"". Onet.pl. Archived from the original on 23 December 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  3. ^ Mantiuk, Łukasz (27 September 2014). ""Jest dużo inspiracji na tym albumie. Przez te 2 lata słucham wiele różnorodnej muzyki" – Wywiad z Margaret" (in Polish). All About Music. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Margaret zapowiada debiutancki longplay" (in Polish). All About Music. 22 July 2014. Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Margaret wydaje płytę "Add the Blonde"" (in Polish). Onet.pl. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  6. ^ Świąder, Jacek (January 2017). "Margaret". Culture.pl. Archived from the original on 16 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Margaret zaśpiewa dla siatkarzy!" (in Polish). MuzyczneABC. 21 August 2014. Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Gorąca 20 Premiera: Margaret – Heartbeat" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 23 February 2015. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Add The Blonde (Płyta Analogowa) – Margaret". Empik. Archived from the original on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Płyty CD – oferta od 19.09". Biedronka. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "Add The Blonde (Reedycja) – Margaret". Empik. Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Add The Blonde (Special Limited Box) – Margaret". Empik. Archived from the original on 17 May 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Polish album certifications – Margaret – Add the Blonde" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  15. ^ Add the Blonde (booklet). Margaret. Extensive Music, Magic Records. 2014.CS1 maint: others (link)
  16. ^ a b "Add The Blonde – Album by Margaret". Apple Music (PL). Archived from the original on 24 May 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  17. ^ Add the Blonde (reissue) (booklet). Margaret. Extensive Music, Magic Records. 2016.CS1 maint: others (link)
  18. ^ "SuperJedynki 2015 – wybierz najlepszych artystów i największe przeboje!" (in Polish). Polskie Radio. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Add The Blonde – Margaret". Empik. Archived from the original on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.

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