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Hold On 'til the Night
E1-grayson-chance
Released August 2, 2011
Genre Pop rock
Length 36:07
Label eleveneleven, Maverick, Streamline, Geffen
Related Truth Be Told, Part 1 (album)
Hold On 'til the Night is the debut studio album by American singer Greyson Chance. The album was released on August 2, 2011 by eleveneleven, Maverick Records, Streamline Records and Geffen Records. Chance's album is the first to be released on Ellen DeGeneres' record label eleveneleven. The album's release was preceded by two singles, "Waiting Outside the Lines" and "Unfriend You". The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by The Matrix, Billy Steinberg and Ron Fair.

SinglesEdit

  1. "Waiting Outside the Lines" was released as the first single on October 26, 2010 and as an EP release on April 19, 2011. The music video, directed by Sanaa Hamri, was released December 13, 2010.
  2. "Unfriend You" was released as the second single on May 17, 2011. The music video, which features Ariana Grande, was released June 30, 2011.
  3. "Hold On 'til the Night", the title track, is the third single from the album. A music video for the song was shot on November 6, 2011. The music video premiered on Friday, December 9th on VEVO.
  4. "Take a Look at Me Now" was released in Asia on February 5, 2012.

Critical receptionEdit

Chance's debut album has received mixed to positive reviews. Us Magazine rewarded Chance with three stars and a positive review, claiming that he "outdoes himself with 10 originals". Entertainment Weekly gave Chance a positive review as well by complimenting his mature voice saying, "Chance reveals a surprisingly mature voice on Hold On 'til the Night ("Heart Like Stone" provides a welcome touch of outsider brooding), though the Facebook-spurred melodrama of "Unfriend You" reminds listeners that he is, after all, just a kid." The overall grade for the album was a B. PopCrush website also wrote a positive review giving Chance four stars. Scott Shetler writes, "the resulting debut album is a 10-song collection that sounds a lot more grown-up than you might expect from such a fresh-faced youngster". John Terauds of the Toronto Star gave it three-and-a-half stars, writing that "the boy's debut 10-track album is a solid effort that owes a massive debt to the boy bands of the 1990s" and ended with, "This YouTube phenom is standing on solid artistic ground here."

Rolling Stone gave the album a two star review, stating that "the 13-year-old is anything but threatening on this potential blockbuster of a debut", however the Rolling Stone community gave the album four and a half stars. NY Daily News also gave the album two stars explaining that "the singer's androgynous pitch — which lies well north of Justin Bieber's — limits his ability to make the CD's love songs credible for anyone over his own age".

Metacritic gave the album a 61 out of 100 based on 4 reviews.

Track listingEdit

  1. Waiting Outside the Lines
  2. Unfriend You
  3. Home Is in Your Eyes
  4. Hold On 'til the Night
  5. Heart Like Stone
  6. Little London Girl
  7. Cheyenne
  8. Summertrain
  9. Stranded
  10. Take a Look at Me Now

iTunes bonus trackEdit

  1. Slipping Away

Amazon MP3 bonus trackEdit

  1. Purple Sky

Japan bouns trackEdit

  1. Light Up the Dark

South East Asia bonus trackEdit

  1. Running Away

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