|Studio album by|
|Released||8 October 2012 (UK)|
|Label||Angelic Media Limited|
|Singles from Invincible|
Invincible is the fifth studio album by English soul/R&B singer Lemar. The album was released on 8 October 2012, and contains the single, "Invincible". The album debuted and peaked at number 49 on the UK Albums Chart, with first week sales of 2,749.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
Soul music is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States, where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential during the Civil Rights Movement. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, and aspirations.
In an interview with Digital Spy he said: "The making of this album for me has probably been the most refreshing, mainly because I wasn't trying to record an album, so to speak. I thought I'd take some time off, write some songs for a bit, go and hang in LA for a bit. The album kind of evolved, and I thought, 'You know what, these songs are good'. It's fairly musical. There's nothing really generic about this album, in that when I say generic I mean it's not typically RnB or typically soul or typically pop, it's got different elements from the three. It's quite live, it's got live sounding drums and like I said, guitars and piano. It's pop songs but the lyrics are a bit deeper. It's an album that I think in moments will make you think."
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"Invincible" is a song by English soul and R&B singer Lemar from his fifth studio album, Invincible (2012). It was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 12 August 2012. The song peaked at number 158 on the UK Singles Chart.
The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming. The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15,000 retailers and digital services daily, capturing 99.9% of all singles consumed in Britain across the week, and over 98% of albums. To be eligible for the chart, a single is currently defined by the Official Charts Company (OCC) as either a 'single bundle' having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes or one digital audio track not longer than 15 minutes with a minimum sale price of 40 pence. The rules have changed many times as technology has developed, the most notable being the inclusion of digital downloads in 2005 and streaming in July 2014.
|1.||"The First Time"||3:54|
|3.||"Keep On Luvin'"||3:34|
|6.||"Merry Go Round"||4:36|
|7.||"Can't Let Go"||3:04|
|8.||"Into The Night Sky" (feat. Shaughnessy)||2:56|
|9.||"The One Who Saves You"||3:11|
|11.||"Born To Love"||4:11|
|United Kingdom||October 8, 2012||Digital download, CD||Angelic Media Limited|
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"Butterflies" is a song by American singer, songwriter, and dancer Michael Jackson. It was written and composed by Andre Harris and Marsha Ambrosius, and produced by Jackson and Harris. The track appears on Jackson's tenth studio album, Invincible (2001), and is Jackson's final single from a studio album. The song also appeared in "The Ultimate Collection" (2004). "Butterflies" is a midtempo ballad. The single received generally positive reviews from music critics; some music reviewers described the song as being one of the best songs on Invincible while others felt that it was a "decent track".
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