Paris (Self-Titled)

Paris

"If it were anyone else recording the same songs, they’d love them." - Paris Hilton

"It never feels tossed-off, and track-for-track it's more fun than anything released by Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson, and a lot fresher, too." - All Music Guide (Thomas Erlewine)


Debut album Paris

1. Turn It Up

2. Fightin' Over Me

3. Stars Are Blind

4. I Want You

5. Jealousy


Odette Sugerman, a journalist, who had the chance to listen to the full album before its official release as part of an interview with Paris Hilton, described in his article the "extraordinary security" he faced at Warner Records. When asked why he had to give his mobile phone to a PR woman, the latter responded: "because this is the most wanted album in the world and we don't want you secretly recording it."

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6. Heartbeat

7. Nothing in this World

8. Screwed

9. Not Leaving Without You

10. Turn You On

11. Do Ya Think I Am Sexy


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"I always had a great voice"

Before releasing the album "Paris," Paris Hilton said in many interviews that she was very shy to come out and sing "No one believes it, but I am shy." Contrary to what many people think, she has been taking singing lessons for years in order to achieve the perfect sound. In numerous interviews, she remarked that producing the album took a lot of work, but that she's very proud of it. She's so proud that it makes her cry when she listens to it.

Paris Hilton promoting her debut albumParis also explained the message behind her music: "People might think the lyrics are a little conceited, but they're just about woman power." When she played some of her songs in various nightclubs, she noticed that people went crazy and danced to the tunes without knowing who the singer. "If everyone knew 'This is Paris Hilton,' they'd stop and judge," she once said.

The debut album is a delightful dip of different genres: dance, hip-hop and pop-rock. The songs she wrote for the debut album are Not Leaving Without You, Jealousy, Turn You On, Turn It Up and Fightin' Over Me.

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Promotions, Fans and Sales of Paris


Paris did many interviews for the single "Stars Are Blind" and for the debut album "Paris" on TV shows and on radio stations worldwide. With the great success of Stars Are Blind, many people and fans were wondering how the public would react with the release of the entire album, which took place on August 22, 2006. Some were very optimistic and that thought it could break records, while others believed it might not do so well.

Paris Hilton promoting her debut albumMany of her fans who like her music already heard a few clips of Turn It Up, Turn You On, Jealousy, I Want You and Nothing in this World when they got leaked months ago prior the album release. Back then, fans were really excited to hear the full version of each song.

Paris Hilton promoting her debut albumThe full version of Turn It Up was already released by Warner Music in June 2006 in order to help promote the album. A few weeks later, Perez Hilton posted the song Fightin' Over Me on his popular blog, which is a funny Hip Hop song featuring Fat Joe and JadaKiss.

Paris Hilton promoting her debut albumA few days later, the full album was released. Paris ended the last week of her tour in Japan where she has a remarkable fan base.

Paris Hilton promoting her debut albumIn the first week of the release, 75 000 copies of the album were sold in the United States alone. The album debuted at #6 on Billboards chart. In Canada, it topped at #4. Worldwide, it sold about 150 000 copies and reached #6, according to the Worldwide Album Sales.

Paris album posterIn December 2006, it was reported up to 500 000 copies were sold worldwide. As of March 2006, Mediabase noted that Paris had managed to sell overall 600 000 copies.

Regarding the much-anticipated tour, Paris had said that she auditioned dancers in L.A. for a live tour, and that she was learning choreography at daily rehearsals. However, the tour for the debut album never saw the light of day.

Despite conflicting reports, a second album, which, according to Paris, will be better, but different from her debut album, is expected to be released soon.

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Note: The DVD/CD version is highly recommended for fans. It contains an interesting music documentary. Keep this version as a souvenir for this awesome album!

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Résumé from Warner Bros. Record (PARISHILTONRECORD)


ParisLast May, Paris went to Miami to meet uber-producer Scott Storch, who is known for his work with 50 Cent, Mario, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Christina Aguilera. 'Turn It Up' was his first collaboration with Paris and it set a new, rhythmic direction for the rest of the album. Storch melds a bangin' beat to a sexy lyric and infectious melody. The song was the beginning of a killer collaboration that generated more than half the songs on the album.

Storch invited Fat Joe (and his larger-than-life-persona) down to the studio in Miami and they came up with this tongue-in-cheek gem. The only question was: Who should be the second rapper fighting for Paris' affection? Turns out it was Jadakiss.

Paris in the studioOriginially, Paris' album had more of a guitar-driven pop/rock direction, sort of like the Go-Go's meets Blondie. We thought having a reggae-flavoured track would be a really good fit and breaks things up a bit. We asked Shep Solomon, who won this year's prestigious Ivor Novello Award in the U.K. for Natalie Imbruglia's 'Shiver,' to write something specifically for Paris in this vein. He brough in Fernando Garibay and Ralph McCarthy, and 'Stars' is the result. When we started doing remixes, we reached out to the Luny Tunes (Latin Producers of the Year) to do a reggaeton mix. They invited Wisin and Yandel to add their magic.

While looking for one more more track to add to the album, JR Rotem (who co-wrote and produced 'S.O.S.' by Rihanna) and DioGuardi (who has co-written hits for Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, and Ahshlee Simpson) sent in this infectious song. Rotem is well-known for his work with samples. Here, he utilizes the horns from the title track to the Grease soundtrack to add familarity. Paris finished the vocals within days of it being written.

Paris with Scott StorchParis and Kara DioGuardi wrote the lyrcs to the this Scott Storch track in Miami about the disintegration of a very close friendship - due to envy, jealousy and betrayal.

Storch came up with this contemporary update of an '80s style track while in Los Angeles. We ended up asking stellar lyricist Billy Steinberg (who co-wrote Madonna's 'Like A Virgin,' Cyndi Lauper's 'True Colors' and Divinyls 'I Touch Myself') to write the top-line of this song, the only ballad on the album.

We asked Dr. Luke (who co-wrote and co-produced Kelly Clarkson's 'Since You've Been Gone' and 'Behind These Hazel Eyes') to come up with a song for Paris. Luke hooked up with Shep Solomon and started writing 'Nothing In This World.' Once they had the chorus and rough sketch of the lyrics, they invited Paris to meet them at a little hole in-the-wall studio on Sunset Blvd. Paris was so taken with the song that she committed to cutting it after the first listen.

Paris working on Fightin' Over Me songThis is the very first song Paris recorded; the original demo was done before she signed her deal with Warner Bros. Records. Written by Kara DioGuardi and Greg Wells (who has worked with Pink, Aerosmith, Jewel and Elton John, among countless others), the song was coveted by numerous artists. Ultimately Paris won out, and ended up re-recording it with Wells, DioGuardi and Rob Cavallo.

While recording the vocals on 'Screwed,' Paris, DioGuardi and Wells decided to write another song. The result is this upbeat, dance-oriented track that gives listeners a taste of Paris' confidence when she sings: 'I got my eye on you boy and when I get my eye on something, it's like search and destroy.' Storch cooked up the beat for this song in Miami and brought it to Dr. Dre's studio in Los Angeles, where Paris worked with Lonnie Jackson and Taura Jackson on the lyrics and melody. Hot and sexy in the club. After Paris and Scott came up with the idea of covering this song while visiting Rod Stewart's home, the other ideas for cover songs were put on the back burner.

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Interesting Facts

She turned down a demo version of the Pussycat Dolls' smash hit "Don't Cha" and now regrets it.

"Paris" at Stores

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Turn It Up Fightin' Over Me

Stars Are Blind Jealousy

Nothing in this World Screwed

Turn You On Do Ya Think I'm Sexy

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Chart performance

Charts

Peak

Australian ARIA Albums Chart

24

Austrian Albums Chart

9

Belgium Albums Chart

1

Brazilian Albums Chart

22

Canadian Albums Chart

4

Dutch Albums Chart

28

Finnish Top 40 Albums

17

French Top 200 Albums

67

German Top 50 Albums

18

Greek Top 50 International Albums

11 (3 weeks straight)

Hungarian Top 40 Albums

40

Irish Top 100 Albums

27

Irish iTunes Top 100 Albums

14

Japanese Oricon Albums Chart

8

New Zealand Albums Chart

16

Swedish Top 60 Albums

6

Spanish Top 100 Albums

98

Swiss Albums Chart

7

UK Albums Chart

29

Polish Top 100 Albums

52

UK iTunes Top 100 Albums

33

U.S. Billboard 200

6

U.S. iTunes Top 100 Albums

8

World Albums Chart

6


Billboard Top 200 Albums (Weekly)

Position (Total)

01

6 (76 091)

02

33 (103 630)

03

49 (120 547)

04

105 (130 040)

05

143 (136 460)

06

180 (141 788)


Oricon Top 100 Album (Weekly)

Position (Total)

01

8 (14 274)

02

13 (24 316)

03

23 (30 740)

04

36 (34 909)

05

53 (37 952)

06

34 (42 379)

07

64 (44 568)

08

82 (46 234)

09

96 (47 561)


United World Chart Top 40 (Weekly)

Position (Total)

01

6 (147 000)

02

18 (234 000)

03

27 (299 000)

04

38 (349 000)


[ESTIMATED] Mediatraffic Worldwide Sales (Day)

Total

September 4, 2006

147 000

September 8, 2006

251 550

September 22, 2006

375 175

September 28, 2006

412 800

October 5, 2006

434 300

October 12, 2006

450 425

October 19, 2006

465 475

October 26, 2006

477 300

November 25, 2006

500 950

December 1, 2006

505 250

December 15, 2006

518 150

December 29, 2006

537 500

January 5, 2007

542 875

January 19, 2007

556 850

January 27, 2007

559 000

February 2, 2007

564 375

February 9, 2007

569 750

February 16, 2007

575 125

February 23, 2007

580 500

March 2, 2007

585 875

March 10, 2007

591 250

March 16, 2007

596 625

March 23, 2007

602 000

March 30, 2007

607 375

08/16/06 Paris Hilton's CD Release Party in South Beach (arrivals)

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Promotional photos for Paris Hilton's album "Paris"

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08/17/06 Paris Hilton appears on the Today Show to promote her album

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