Bianca Ryan (album)

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Bianca Ryan
Biancaryanalbum.jpg
Studio album by Bianca Ryan
Released November 14, 2006 (2006-11-14)
Recorded October 2006 (Los Angeles, California)
Genre Pop, Gospel, R&B, Soul
Length 48:10
Label Syco, Columbia, Sony BMG
Producer Jay Landers, Jaymes Foster, David Foster, Walter Afanasieff, Quiz & Larossi, Emanuel Kiriakou, Robbie Buchanan, Mark Hammond, Julian Bunetta, Jochem van der Saag
Bianca Ryan chronology
Bianca Ryan
(2006)
Christmas Everyday!
(2007)
Singles from Bianca Ryan
  1. "You Light Up My Life"
    Released: November 14, 2006
  2. "Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Every Day?"
    Released: December 1, 2006

Bianca Ryan is the debut album from America's Got Talent season 1 winner of the same name. Bianca Ryan was part of a five-record deal signed by Ryan and SYCOmusic in 2006,[1] and features cover versions of "The Rose" and "I Believe I Can Fly" and original songs like "I Wish That" and "Pray for a Better Day".[2]

The album debuted at no. 57 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart[3] and charted at no. 1 in Ireland, selling over 200,000 copies worldwide. It produced two singles, "You Light Up My Life" and "Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Every Day?"

Album and singles[edit]

One week after she won America's Got Talent, Bianca Ryan announced on her website that she had flown to New York to meet with representatives from a record label and some of the recording industry's top songwriters.[4] The following month, Ryan was in Los Angeles for the recording sessions. Bianca Ryan was released on November 14, 2006;[2] it debuted and peaked at no. 57 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart.[3]

A video for "You Light Up My Life" also was released in November. "Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Every Day?" was not an official single release by Columbia Records, but radio stations in several countries played the song in 2006 as part of their Christmas-themed programming. The song reached no. 15 on the official Dutch Top 40.[5] A longer remix was included on the promotional EP Christmas Everyday!

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[6]

Matt Collar of AllMusic said that the arrangements were "grandiose" for someone of Ryan's age, but they were "more than matched by her truly impressive vocal talent."[6] Los Angeles Daily News reviewer Sandra Barrera wrote that Ryan handled the songs "like the old pro that her big, powerful voice makes you think she is".[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducersLength
1."The Rose"Amanda McBroom 3:38
2."Awake"Charlie Midnight, Julian Bunetta 3:53
3."I Believe I Can Fly"R. Kelly 4:38
4."Pray for a Better Day"Kara DioGuardi 4:34
5."Dream in Color"April Lang, Shelly Peiken 4:11
6."I Wish That"Diane Warren 3:59
7."And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going"Tom Eyen, Henry Krieger 3:53
8."Superstar"Remee, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen 3:45
9."I Will"Matthew Gerrard, Robert Nevil 3:45
10."Pure and Simple"Tim Hawes, Pete Kirtley, Alison Clarkson 4:14
11."You Light Up My Life"Joe Brooks 3:28
12."Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Every Day?"Jay Landers, Walter AfanasieffAfanasieff4:06

Charts[edit]

Country Peak position[8]
Austrian Albums Chart 46
Dutch Albums Chart 52
German Albums Chart 45
Irish Albums Chart 34
Swiss Albums Chart 28
U.S. Billboard 200 57

Release history[edit]

Continent Date Format Label
North America November 14, 2006 CD, Digital download Syco Music, Columbia Records
Europe December 15, 2006 CD, download Syco, Sony BMG

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bianca Ryan The Official Site (Bio)". biancaryan.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2006.
  2. ^ a b Bianca Ryan. ASIN B000IZJZK8. (Columbia Records). 2006.
  3. ^ a b "VH1.com : News : Game Clobbers Akon, Takes Albums Chart". vh1.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2006.
  4. ^ "Bianca Ryan the Official Site: News". biancaryan.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2006.
  5. ^ "Bianca Ryan: Why Couldn't it Be Christmas Every Day?". ACharts. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Bianca Ryan: Song, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  7. ^ Barrera, Sandra (November 23, 2006). "Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift CD Reviews". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved January 14, 2014 – via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  8. ^ "Bianca Ryan – Bianca Ryan". ACharts. Retrieved September 8, 2015.