9 (Cashmere Cat album)

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Released28 April 2017
Recorded2016–17
Length34:40
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Producer
Cashmere Cat chronology
Wedding Bells
(2014)
9
(2017)
Singles from 9
  1. "Wild Love"
    Released: 26 August 2016
  2. "Trust Nobody"
    Released: 29 September 2016
  3. "Love Incredible"
    Released: 16 February 2017
  4. "9 (After Coachella)"
    Released: 30 March 2017
  5. "Quit"
    Released: 27 April 2017 [1]

9 (originally announced under the working title Wild Love) is the debut studio album by Norwegian DJ and record producer Cashmere Cat, released on 28 April 2017 through Interscope and Mad Love. [2]

Cashmere Cat Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist

Magnus August Høiberg, known professionally as Cashmere Cat, is a Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist. He is best known for producing songs for various artists, as well as remixing and editing songs from those respective artists as well. He also represented Norway in the DMC World DJ Championships as DJ Final from 2006 to 2009. His debut EP, Mirror Maru, released in October 2012, gained recognition from several other producers.

Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. It was founded in late 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff and allowing artists and producers complete creative control. It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded, and achieved profitability in 1993. Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.

Contents

Background

In 2012, Cashmere Cat released his debut extended play (EP) Mirror Maru , followed by Wedding Bells two years later. During that time, he gained significant coverage and fellow musician Benny Blanco invited him to Los Angeles in January 2013 to collaborate on production and gave him his first concerts in the United States. The former EP's title track was also featured on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V in 2013.

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

<i>Mirror Maru</i> 2012 EP by Cashmere Cat

Mirror Maru is the debut extended play (EP) by Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist Cashmere Cat, released on 22 October 2012 by Pelican Fly.

Benny Blanco American musician

Benjamin Joseph Levin, known professionally as Benny Blanco, is an American record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the recipient of the 2013 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a five-time BMI Songwriter of the Year award winner and 2017 iHeartRadio Producer of the Year award winner.

After producing for other artists such as Kanye West, The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, on 26 February 2016, Cashmere announced that he was working on his untitled debut studio album. [3] On August 24, "Wild Love" was previewed on The Weeknd's Instagram profile. [4] When released two days later, the album was originally titled after the song itself and the original artwork for the album was released. [5] However, on 10 April 2017, Cashmere officially renamed the album 9, reflecting the song "9 (After Coachella)", and that production was completed. [6] The official tracklist and release date was revealed on Cashmere's Twitter on April 19. [7]

Kanye West American rapper, singer, and record producer from Illinois

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial and gospel. Over the course of his career, West has been responsible for cultural movements and progressions within mainstream hip hop and popular music at large.

The Weeknd Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. The Weeknd has helped to broaden the musical palette of R&B by incorporating indie and electronic music influences; his work has been categorized as alternative R&B. The Weeknd anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd" in 2010 and released the critically acclaimed mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence in 2011.

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After starring in the 2008 Broadway musical 13, she rose to prominence for her portrayal of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13), and its spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.

Promotion

Singles

On 26 August 2016, "Wild Love" was released as the lead single from the album. The second single, "Trust Nobody", was released on 29 September. "Love Incredible" followed on 16 February 2017 as the third single. "9 (After Coachella)" was released on 30 March as the fourth single.

A lead single is the first single to be released from a studio album, by a musician or a band, usually before the album itself is released.

Trust Nobody 2016 single by Cashmere Cat

"Trust Nobody" is a song by Norwegian DJ and record producer Cashmere Cat, featuring vocals by American singer Selena Gomez and Canadian rapper Tory Lanez. It was released on September 30, 2016, as the second single from Cashmere's debut studio album, 9 (2017). The track was written by Cashmere Cat, Starrah, Lanez, Gomez, Benny Blanco, and Frank Dukes. It was produced by Cashmere Cat, Blanco and Dukes.

"Love Incredible" is a song by Norwegian DJ and record producer Cashmere Cat, featuring vocals by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello. It was released on 17 February 2017 through Interscope and Mad Love as the third single from his debut album, 9.

"Throw Myself a Party" was originally released as a single in promotion of the album, but did not make the official track listing. [8]

On 27 April 2017, "Quit" was released as the fifth single, the song features Ariana Grande. A lyric video was released on the same day.

Tour

On 4 April, Cashmere uploaded a video on Twitter showcasing dates for a tour entitled the 'Cat Tour'. [9]

Artwork

On 24 August, Cashmere revealed the original artwork for 9, back then titled Wild Love, on Twitter. It showed a silhouette of a person walking across a snowed-in road with cars on the sides, while snowing. [10] The official artwork for the album is a photo of the number '9' against a black background displayed on a computer screen. [2]

Track listing

9
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Night Night" (featuring Kehlani)1:44
2."Europa Pools" (featuring Kacy Hill)
3:25
3."9 (After Coachella)" (featuring and Sophie)
4:32
4."Wild Love" (featuring The Weeknd and Francis and the Lights)
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Blanco
3:27
5."Quit" (featuring Ariana Grande)
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Blanco
4:18
6."Infinite Stripes" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
3:28
7."Victoria's Veil"Cashmere Cat3:16
8."Trust Nobody" (featuring Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez)
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Blanco
3:35
9."Love Incredible" (featuring Camila Cabello)
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Blanco
  • Sophie
2:59
10."Plz Don't Go" (featuring Jhené Aiko)
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Blanco
3:56
Total length:34:40

Charts

Chart (2017)Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard) [12] 70
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ) [13] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) [14] 14
US Billboard 200 [15] 119

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