Bionic (Christina Aguilera album)
|Studio album by Christina Aguilera|
|Released||June 4, 2010|
|Christina Aguilera chronology|
|Singles from Bionic|
Bionic is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Christina Aguilera. It was released on June 4, 2010 by RCA Records. Inspired by Aguilera's taste for electronic music, Bionic is characterized as an electropop, electro-R&B and futurepop record. Its first half consists of electronic tracks incorporating synthesizers and electronic beats, while the second half displays a balladic production. The album's main themes are described as sex and post-feminism.
Bionic received mixed reviews from music critics. Commercially the album did not match the chart impact and sales of her previous releases. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 110,000 copies and has sold 330,000 units in the United States as of September 2012. Internationally the album peaked inside the top 10 in most countries, including a number one debut on the UK Albums Chart.
Bionic spawned two international singles; "Not Myself Tonight" was released in April 2010, and "You Lost Me" was released in June. "Woohoo" was released in the United States and some European countries, while "I Hate Boys" was exclusively released in Australia and New Zealand. Bionic was promoted in mid-2010 by television performances, such as Aguilera's appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, American Idol, and Today. A concert tour was initially planned to support the album; nevertheless it never materialized.
Background and development
After a successful 2006, where Aguilera released her critically acclaimed and commercially successful album, Back to Basics, Aguilera received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards and won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for its lead-single "Ain't No Other Man". While on the Asian leg of the Back to Basics Tour, during the summer of 2007, Aguilera said that her upcoming album would be, "short, sweet and completely different" from her previous long play, Back to Basics. After the birth of her son Max, Aguilera stated in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that her forthcoming album would include a totally new aspect of herself as an artist, because of the pregnancy with her son. In a February 2008 interview with People, Aguilera stated that she was going to start recording new material for her forthcoming album at her Beverly Hills home. DJ Premier, who at the time was working on projects for his label, Year Round Records, shared plans to head back into the studio with Aguilera. About this he said, "She's doing an all pop album again, but she wants me to keep the tone like what we did before. She's ready to start next month." Linda Perry, who had previously worked with Aguilera was to be included in the project too. In an interview with Billboard in October 2008, Aguilera said that the album would be mostly produced by Perry.
During the initial recording sessions, Aguilera released her first greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits, which features 2 new tracks that are derived from electronic music, and she announced that compilation was in the vein of where the upcoming album was going to go, which was a very futuristic approach to music." "I get off on working with creative energy," Aguilera said. "That's when I'm most at home and feel happiest. And all these people brought about new sides of me. It was a big collaboration-fest, and it felt so good and rewarding in the end, because I was just so happy with the work and the new territories that I ventured out to." Aguilera also remarked that her son inspired her to experiment in ways "that maybe I've been afraid to do in the past, to allow myself to go to a place of 'less singing,' " she says. "[It] is just about the future -- my son in my life, motivating me to want to play and have fun."
Recording and production
Aguilera set about contacting collaborators on her own accord, at the behest of then-husband Jordan Bratman, without relying on the record label A&R. "Going into [each of these partnerships], I said, 'I'm a really big fan of yours, and I'm interested in stepping into your world and what you do,'" Aguilera says. "'I want to combine that with my sound, and let's see what happens.' I feel like I can do so much with my voice. I would be so bored sitting on a stool singing ballad after ballad just because I can." Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler and her collaborator Samuel Dixon worked with Aguilera on a number of tracks for the album. Aguilera told Billboard that she is a big fan of Furler and stated that she was thrilled when Furler said that she wanted to work with her as well. They recorded together in the studio in January 2009, and according to Furler's blog the duo wrote four songs together during the sessions. Members of British electronic band Ladytron, Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu, went to Los Angeles to meet Aguilera in December 2008 after hearing that they were one of her favorite bands. During the meeting, Aguilera identified what kind of Ladytron songs she liked, with Hunt later saying, "We were impressed because she had a real deep knowledge of our music – album tracks, not just the singles!". Ladytron said following about the sessions with the singer, "We went in with no expectations; the whole thing was a massive surprise. But it was incredible. She was so musically talented, a vocalist who really knows her voice. The first takes sounded really amazing, and while we'd made demos, it was only when her voice was on them that it all came to life." They finished the work with Aguilera in March 2009 and produced four or five tracks, but only three songs made the final cut. Two songs produced by Ladytron appeared on the Deluxe version of the album, "Birds of Prey" and "Little Dreamer." Meanwhile, the third track, "Kimono Girl" did not make the final cut, although it has been highly anticipated by fans. British duo Goldfrapp said in a January 2010 interview that they did not finish the studio session and did not know whether their songs would make the final cut.
The Australian said that the production team, The Neptunes, were to work with Aguilera on the album. In an interview with HitQuarters, Dr. Dre protege Focus... said, "We did a song and an interlude together." He produced the beats for the track "Sex for Breakfast," which were then worked on by Aguilera and producer Noel "Detail" Fisher. Focus... got involved with the project because he and Aguilera share a loyal, long-time engineer in Oscar Ramirez; Ramirez suggested and arranged the pairing. Of the experience Focus... commented, "[Aguilera] knows exactly what she is looking for and is not afraid to tell you. It was the first project I've ever worked on where someone sent me examples and showed me exact parts in the song they were looking for." Aguilera announced on her E! Special that she was going to be working with American dance-punk band Le Tigre. Aguilera said in August 2009, that she co-wrote tracks with British Tamil songwriter M.I.A. and Santigold, and according to the producer Tricky Stewart, Flo Rida would be featured on the album. Producer Polow da Don, who produced two of the four singles released from the project, was the only producer to be suggested by RCA and not contacted by Aguilera personally. Additionally Stewart and Claude Kelly wrote the song "Glam", which was described as "a hard club song that's about high fashion. It's really for the ladies about getting dressed and looking your best, working it in the club and getting glam and sexy before you go out. ... It will surprise people. I'm calling it a modern day "Vogue." I wouldn't say it unless I believed it." Kelly also co-wrote three other tracks for the album, including the first two singles "Woohoo" and "Not Myself Tonight". He described the four tracks as being "up-tempo and fun, they're party anthems but at the same time have underlying messages." Commenting on the experience of working with Aguilera, Kelly said, "What people don't know about her is that she's actually a really good writer. She has good ideas, good melodies, good concepts ... She's really involved from the very beginning to the very end."
Bionic is musically inspired by Aguilera's taste of electronic subgenres, including electronica. The album was mostly described as futurepop, while Andy Gill of The Independent noted the hybrid of electro and R&B on the project, and The New York Times's Alex Hagwood characterized it as an electropop release. Bionic consists of eighteen tracks on the standard edition, and twenty three on the deluxe version. The standard release consists mostly of electropop numbers, heavily incorporating synthesizers and electronic beats. Mike Usinger from The Georgia Straight opined that the accompaniment of synthesizers on the project "offers up a rise-of-the-fembots strain of robo-pop that sounds like LCD Soundsystem-era Williamsburg." A few tracks are done up with Auto-Tune.
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The album's titled and opening track "Bionic" is an electronic track, featuring tribal house drums, Morse code riffs, and synthesizers. "Not Myself Tonight" takes influence from tribal house and incorporates synthesizers, pulsing basslines, and house drums in its instrumentation. The third track, "Woohoo", was detailed as an electro number and features rapper Nicki Minaj, while the following track "Elastic Love" draws elements from 1980s new wave, and features "808-esque backbeat" in its foundation, and "Desnudate" achieves electro horns. "Glam" was characterized as a hip hop-influenced throwback to Madonna's "Vogue" (1990), while "Prima Donna" is a retro styled combination of classic pop and electronic music.
The second half of Bionic explores a more balladic production. It begins with "Morning Dessert (Intro)", a soft soul interlude, and is preceded by the R&B ballad "Sex for Breakfast", which, according to musicOMH's Michael Cragg, is similar to works by Janet Jackson. The next four ballads, "Lift Me Up", "All I Need", "I Am", and "You Lost Me", are piano-driven tracks that, in the words of Bent Koepp for Beats per Minute, "have Aguilera showcasing some of her best vocal performances to date." "I Am" and "You Lost Me" also feature string instruments. Leah Greenblatt writing for Entertainment Weekly compared the ballads to Fiona Apple's releases. The standard edition of Bionic concludes with three uptempo tracks, the electropop song "I Hate Boys", the electro-disco number "My Girls" featuring Peaches, and the disco title "Vanity".
The deluxe release includes five bonus tracks–four new material and an acoustic version of "I Am" entitled "I Am (Stripped)". "Monday Morning" is a new wave track, which is accompanied on a funk guitar and handclaps. "Bobblehead" is a hip hop-inspired song that features a "clattering, chanting" beat, while "Birds of Prey" is an electro song backed by "cool" synthesizers, and "Stronger Than Ever" is a "mournful" ballad. The iTunes Store deluxe version of Bionic also includes "Little Dreamer".
"Sex for Breakfast"
Short sample of "Sex for Breakfast", a song which talks about sex, a prominent theme on Bionic.
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Multiple critics recognized sex as the main theme of Bionic. Eric Handerson of Slant Magazine elaborated that the album "[is] all in service of routine pop sex, the sort of standard-issue sleaze that [...] stood in stark contrast against." Echoing Handerson's point of view, The Georgia Straight's Mike Usinger commented, "Where past Xtina efforts have hinted that's she's horny to the core, Bionic makes a concrete case that she's the dirtiest girl working in mainstream pop." On "Not Myself Tonight", Aguilera explicitly announces her new persona and style adopted on Bionic, declaring that "The old me's gone I feel brand new / And if you don't like it, fuck you." On "Woohoo", a song talks about the act of oral sex, Aguilera chants: "All the boys think it's cake when they taste my woohoo / You don't even need a plate, just your face." "Desnudate", which means "get naked" in English, is a bilingual Spanish and English track in which Aguilera calls herself the "supplier of lust, love and fire." The interlude "Morning Dessert (Intro)" describes sex as a daily routine of Aguilera and her husband, while in "Sex for Breakfast", Aguilera characterized her lover's penis as a "honey drip."
Bionic also displays feminism as a prominent theme; Kitty Empire from The Observer labelled Bionic a "cranking post-feminist party album". "Prima Donna" talks about strong women, with background vocals from Lil Jon, who encourages them to "work yo' body" in the track. On "My Girls", Aguilera sings about her company enjoying a party, and cheers, "My girls, we're stronger than one." "Glam" is about high fashion and making up before going out, while "I Hate Boys" features Aguilera insulting men. "Vanity", which was detailed as "an ode to the greatness of Aguilera cloaked in a paean to female empowerment" by Allison Stewart from The Washington Post, depicts Aguilera as a "harmless, mirror-kissing vamp." At the track's end, she questions, "Who owns the throne?", which her son as a toddler replies to, "You do, mommy" On "Elastic Love", she uses office supplies such as rubber bands as a metaphor for her relationship. Aguilera explores her personal issues such as motherhood and insecurities on ballads, which The Guardian's Alexis Petridis deemed "patented self-help ballads." "All I Need" is dedicated to Aguilera's son, while "I Am" expresses Aguilera's self-consciousness, and "You Lost Me" is about an unfaithful man.
Release and artwork
Originally entitled Light & Darkness, the album was set to be released in September 2009. In an interview for the February 2010 issue of Marie Claire, Aguilera announced that the project was entitled Bionic and would be made available in March 2010. However, on March 25 of that year, Aguilera re-confirmed that the record would be released on June 8. In May of that year, the fan edition of the project could be pre-ordered via Sony Music Entertainment. The release included exclusive features, including a 12-inch x 12-inch box, a triple vinyl set, a deluxe CD edition of Bionic, and two exclusive Aguilera photos. On June 4, 2010, Bionic was released physically and digitally of several European and Oceanian countries. In the United States, the record was released on June 8.
Bionic's artwork was designed by D*Face. The album's cover, which was unveiled on March 25, 2010, features half of Aguilera's face and half of a robot, with platinum curled hair locks, bright red lips, and long eyelashes. Ruth Doherty from InStyle called the cover "super-cool" and compared Aguilera's look to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator film series. MTV Newsroom's Kyle Anderson named it "delightfully strange" and opined that the cover features references Tokio Hotel's Humanoid artwork (2009) and Madonna's "Bedtime Story" music video (1995).
Aguilera made several appearances on television shows in mid-2010 to promote Bionic. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 7 and performed the lead single "Not Myself Tonight". On May 26, Aguilera performed "You Lost Me" at the season finale of the ninth season of American Idol. In June, Aguilera opened the 2010 MTV Movie Awards with a medley of "Bionic", "Not Myself Tonight" and "Woohoo", and appeared on The Today Show, where she performed "Bionic", "Not Myself Tonight", "You Lost Me", and two previous singles "Beautiful" and "Fighter". Later that month, she performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, performing "You Lost Me", and The Early Show, where "Not Myself Tonight", "You Lost Me", "Fighter", and a medley of "Genie in a Bottle" and "What a Girl Wants" were performed. A VH1 Storytellers episode featuring Aguilera's performances was aired on June 13.
Aguilera initially planned to further promote the album by embarking on The Bionic Tour. It was announced in early May 2010 that twenty shows had been scheduled in North America, which was anticipated to run from July 15, 2010 to August 19, 2010. British singer Leona Lewis was said to be a supporting act and the tour would be in conjunction with North American leg of Lewis's The Labyrinth tour. Later that month, Aguilera announced that she would postpone the tour until 2011. In a message from tour promoter Live Nation, Aguilera stated that due to the excessive promotion of the album and her then upcoming film debut in Burlesque, she felt it was necessary to take more time to rehearse the show and with less than a month between the album release and the tour, it was impossible to create a show as her fans' expectation. The tour, however, never materialized.
"Not Myself Tonight" was released as Bionic's lead single on April 6, 2010. It debuted and peaked at number twenty-three on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Aguilera's third highest solo debut on the chart after "Keeps Gettin' Better" (2008) and "Ain't No Other Man" (2006). Internationally, the song had moderate commercial success, peaking at number 12 in the United Kingdom, in the top 30 in both Austria and Australia and in the top 40 in New Zealand and Sweden. The song received generally positive reviews from critics, who complimented its club nature and Aguilera's vocals on the track; some reviewers also referred to it as her best uptempo recording since her 2002 single "Dirrty". The accompanying music video, directed by Hype Williams, featured a S&M theme with Aguilera sporting different bondage-inspired looks. Paying homage to Madonna's music videos for "Express Yourself" (1989) and "Human Nature" (1995), the video received mixed reviews from critics, who complimented its aesthetic but called it unoriginal.
"Woohoo," featuring rapper Nicki Minaj, was released as the second single from Bionic. It was made exclusively available to the iTunes Store on May 18, 2010 before being serviced to rhythmic radio on May 25, 2010. The track peaked at number 148 on the United Kingdom's singles chart due to high digital sales, but it was never released as a single there. The single has received generally positive reviews, with critics praising Minaj's appearance in the song and commending Aguilera's powerful vocals. "You Lost Me" was released as the album's third single on June 29, 2010. The song was sent to Mainstream/Top 40 radio on June 29, 2010, in the United States. Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly called "You Lost Me" a "lovely" ballad and Amber James of PopEater said the song was a "somber track" that brings the "honesty and emotion that have made Aguilera one of the premier balladeers of our time." The music video premiered on Aguilera's official Vevo account on July 22. The music video's director, Anthony Mandler, also wrote the concept for the video, which features a series of connected vignettes. The song topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, making it the second single from Bionic to do so, after "Not Myself Tonight". "I Hate Boys" was released as a second single from the album in Australia and New Zealand only. It was sent to Australian radio on June 28, 2010, and released digitally on September 3, 2010 in a two-track single. It was the eighth most added track to radio stations from the week ending July 23, 2010. It peaked at number 28 on the Australian Airplay Chart
|The A.V. Club||C–|
The album received mixed reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 56, based on 21 reviews. In a positive review, AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine viewed that the "robot-diva hybrids are often interesting even when they stumble". Margaret Wappler of the Los Angeles Times said that Aguilera's "hyper-sexed lover bot" persona is the album's "most successful vein". Pete Paphides of The Times gave the album four out of five stars and found it sounding "older and more confident" than her previous work. Kitty Empire, writing in The Observer, found it to be "very strong, but only in parts", and said that its strength "lies in its core limb-shaking sass, even as it confuses girl-on-girl action with sisterhood." Drew Hinshaw of The Village Voice called it "precisely produced club-pop that moves bodies, if not spirits." Alexis Petridis, writing in The Guardian, commented that Bionic is an "occasionally brilliant and brave, occasionally teeth-gritting and stupid album."
It was criticized as an attempt to take advantage of electropop's popularity and imitate the sound and image of Lady Gaga. Slant Magazine's Eric Henderson said that it is as "efficient a pop entertainment" as was Britney Spears' Circus, but felt that its attempt at hedonistic themes "feels synthetic and compulsory." Andy Gill of The Independent said that, apart from its basic R&B balladry, the album imitates Spears' and Janet Jackson's "electro-R&B schtick" to disguise Aguilera's "lack of any original approach." Jon Pareles, writing in The New York Times, remarked that its musical direction "makes her sound as peer-pressured as a pop singer can be." Omar Kholeif of PopMatters said that the album is not good because of "Aguilera's overzealous penchant for excess", while Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt blamed her "penchant for stock step-class beats and an aggressive, exhausting hypersexuality." The A.V. Club's Genevieve Koski wrote that the album sounds "muddled" because of its heavy reliance on a cadre of songwriters and producers. Dan Martin of NME said that the occasionally "daring" tracks are marred by ordinary house licks that inhibit Aguilera's singing.
Entertainment Weekly later named Bionic the fifth worst album of 2010 in a year-end list. The album was named by Billboard the "best mainstream pop album of the year thus far" upon its release. Sam Lansky wrote for MTV Buzzworthy that the album was "precociously brilliant" and "how thrilling most those songs are", claiming that "the songs on the deluxe edition are forward-thinking and even timeless, galactic pop with subversive, ambient production." Lansky noted that "In its own way, Bionic neatly illustrates the dangers artists face when aggressively trying to keep up with 'current' music. As a result, futuristic pop tracks can already sound dated by the time they're released. And even when they don't, those chart-chasing songs don't age particularly gracefully. But two years after the fact, Bionic's moments of greatness remain about as good as it gets." In similar vein, Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that "the album holds up better than expected, and is actually an intriguing — if somewhat disjointed and often meandering — collection of songs. Christina's assertion that she was ahead of the curve is inarguably correct." Wass acknowledged that Aguilera "was the first mainstream artist to call on Australian singer-songwriter Sia, who has since been courted by everyone from Adam Lambert to Rihanna."
Unlike Aguilera's previous studio albums, Bionic had trouble maintaining commercial success in the international markets. On the week ending June 26, 2010, the album debuted at number three on the United States Billboard 200 (first-week sales of 110,000 copies). However, those first-week sales were comparatively less than those of Aguilera's previous studio album, Back to Basics (2006), which hit number one with 346,000 copies sold. The following week the album fell to number nine with sales of 36,388 copies. In its third week, Bionic dropped to number 22. Bionic has sold over 1.15 million tracks in United States. As of August 2014, the album has sold 330,000 copies in the US.
The album ranked as the year's 76th-best-selling album in the United States. On the week ending June 26, 2010, Bionic debuted at its peak position, number three, on the Canadian Albums Chart. In the following week, it charted at number nine. In the United Kingdom, Bionic debuted at number one on the Top 40 Albums Chart, becoming Aguilera's second consecutive studio album to enter at the top of the chart with 24,000 copies sold. It became the lowest-selling UK number-one album in eight years but the record was later broken by Marina and the Diamonds and Newton Faulkner in 2012. However, in the album's second week on the UK chart, it made UK chart history when on June 20, it registered the largest drop in chart history for a number one album by falling twenty-eight places to number twenty nine. Bionic fared somewhat better on mainland Europe. On the week commencing June 14, the album entered and peaked at number three on the Australian Albums Chart, by the third week, Bionic descended to number sixteen on the chart. Bionic debuted at number one on the European Top 100 Albums Chart, becoming the singer's second consecutive studio album to top the chart. The album held the top position for one week.
Bionic was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments exceeding 35,000 copies. It also peaked at number eight on the Italian Albums Chart and number six on the Germany Albums Top 100 Chart. The album charted within the top 20 on charts in Poland, Finland and Norway, peaking at number seven, number ten and number 20. On the 23 week of 2010, the album debuted at the top position of the Greek Top 50 Albums Chart getting a gold certification, and replacing Soulfly's Omen. Another successful charting territory for Bionic was Switzerland, where the album peaked at number two. The album charted within the charts top 25 positions for five consecutive weeks. Bionic charted within the top 25 positions in Belgium Flanders and Belgium Wallonia, peaking at number four and 23 respectively. The album also managed to become a top ten hit in Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, Mexico, and Sweden. In Denmark, the album peaked at number 12. On the week ending June 12, Bionic debuted on the French Albums Chart at number 23. As of December 2010, it has sold over 10,000 copies there.
In response to the negativism surrounding the album, Aguilera claimed that Bionic was ahead of its time. "I can proudly say it was ahead of its time, to be honest," Aguilera told Billboard. "It wasn't so commercialised. You had to really be a music lover, be a true fan of music and the love of being open to really appreciate that record. It's just a special piece in my body of work that will forever live on." She also added: "The older the record gets the more people will come to appreciate it actually and check it out."
|Bionic – Standard version|
|2.||"Not Myself Tonight"||Polow da Don||3:05|
|3.||"Woohoo" (featuring Nicki Minaj)||
|6.||"Love & Glamour (Intro)"||0:11|
|9.||"Morning Dessert (Intro)"||Bernard Edwards Jr.||TheRealFocus...||1:33|
|10.||"Sex for Breakfast"||
|11.||"Lift Me Up"||Linda Perry||Perry||4:07|
|12.||"My Heart (Intro)"||0:19|
|13.||"All I Need"||3:33|
|15.||"You Lost Me"||4:17|
|16.||"I Hate Boys"||
|17.||"My Girls" (featuring Peaches)||Le Tigre||3:08|
|Bionic – Deluxe edition (bonus tracks)|
|21.||"Birds of Prey"||Ladytron||4:19|
|22.||"Stronger Than Ever"||4:16|
|23.||"I Am (Stripped)"||3:55|
|Bionic – iTunes Store deluxe edition bonus track|
- ^a signifies a vocal producer
- "Woohoo" contains a sample from "Add Már, Uram Az Esőt!" performed by Kati Kovács.
- "I Hate Boys" contains a sample from "Jungle Juice", written by Bill Wellings and J.J. Hunter performed by Elektrik Cokernut.
- Leo Abrahams – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Christina Aguilera – vocals
- Brett Banducci – viola
- Felix Bloxsom – percussion, drums
- Denise Briese – contrabass
- Alejandro Carballo – trombone
- Daphne Chen – violin, concert mistress
- Matt Cooker – cello
- Pablo Correa – percussion
- Ester Dean – background vocals
- Samuel Dixon – acoustic guitar, bass, piano, celeste
- Richard Dodd – cello
- Stefanie Fife – cello
- Sam Fischer – violin
- Jimmy Hogarth – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis – keyboards
- Paul Ill – bass
- Claude Kelly – background vocals
- James King – flute, alto sax, baritone sax, tenor sax, snake
- Anna Kostyuchek – violin
- Oliver Kraus – strings, string arrangements, string engineering
- John Krovoza – cello
- Marisa Kuney – violin
- Victoria Lanier – violin
- Juan Manuel-Leguizamón – percussion
- Ami Levy – violin
- Abe Liebhaber – cello
- Nicki Minaj – vocals (track 3)
- Diego Miralles – cello
- Julio Miranda – guitar
- Karolina Naziemiec – viola
- Neli Nikolaeva – violin
- Cameron Patrick – violin
- Peaches – rap
- Linda Perry – bass, guitar, percussion, piano, keyboards,
- Radu Pieptea – violin
- Melissa Reiner – violin
- David Sage – viola
- Kellii Scott – drums
- Arturo Solar – trumpet
- Audrey Solomon – violin
- Jenny Takamatsu – violin
- Tom Tally – viola
- Jason Torreano – contrabass
- Jessica van Velzen – viola
- Amy Wickman – violin
- Rodney Wirtz – viola
- Richard Worn – contrabass
- Alwyn Wright – violin
- Deantoni Parks – drums on "Monday Morning"
- Technical personnel
- Thomas Aiezza – assistant engineer
- Brian "Fluff" Allison – assistant engineer
- Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli – conductor
- Matt Benefield – assistant engineer, assistant
- Richard Brown – assistant engineer
- Dan Carey – mixing
- Andrew Chavez – Pro-Tools
- Cameron Craig – engineering
- Ester Dean – production
- Detail – vocal production
- Samuel Dixon – programming, production, engineering
- D Face – artwork
- Sia Furler – vocal production
- Brian Gardner – mastering
- Terry Glenny – violin
- Larry Goldings – piano
- Eric Gordain – string arrangements
- Josh Gudwin – engineering
- Kuk Harrell – engineering
- John Hill – production, engineering, instrumentation
- Jimmy Hogarth – engineering
- Jaycen Joshua – mixing
- Josh Mosser – engineering
- Claude Kelly – vocal production
- Alex Leader – engineering, assistant engineer
- Giancarlo Lino – assistant
- Erik Madrid – assistant
- Alix Malka – photography
- Manny Marroquin – engineering, mixing
- Kyle Moorman – Pro-Tools
- Bryan Morton – engineering
- Luis Navarro – assistant
- Linda Perry – programming, production, engineering
- Christian Plata – assistant
- Polow da Don – production
- Oscar Ramirez – engineering, vocal engineering
- TheRealFocus... – production, instrumentation
- Alexis Smith – assistant engineer
- Eric Spring – engineering
- Jay Stevenson – assistant engineer
- Jeremy Stevenson – engineering
- Christopher Stewart – production
- Subskrpt – engineering, assistant engineer
- Switch – production, engineering, mixing, instrumentation
- Brian "B-Luv" Thomas – engineering
- Pat Thrall – engineering
- Le Tigre – production
- Randy Urbanski – assistant
- Eli Walker – engineering
- Cory Williams – engineering
- Andrew Wuepper – engineering
- Reuben Wu – production
Sales and certifications
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||10,000*|
|Greece (IFPI Greece)||Gold||3,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
|Germany||June 4, 2010||
|France||June 7, 2010|
|United States||June 8, 2010||Standard||886977148620|
|Japan||June 9, 2010||Sony Music Japan||SICP2604|
|Taiwan||June 11, 2010||Deluxe||Sony Music||88697-71491-2|
|China||August 20, 2010||Standard||Sony Music|
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