Tigerdrottningen

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Tigerdrottningen
Kent Tigerdrottningen.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)
Recorded Conway Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, United States)
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length48:42
Label Sonet, Universal
Producer Kent, Daniel Alexander, Stefan Boman
Kent chronology
Jag är inte rädd för mörkret
(2012)
Tigerdrottningen
(2014)
Då som nu för alltid
(2016)
Singles from Tigerdrottningen
  1. "La Belle Epoque"
    Released: March 12, 2014
  2. "Var är vi nu?"
    Released: July 25, 2014
  3. "Mirage"
    Released: September 3, 2014
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Tigerdrottningen (Swedish for The Tiger Queen) is the eleventh studio album by Swedish alternative rock band Kent. It was released on April 30, 2014, by Sonet Records (Universal Music). [6] The album was preceded by the lead single "La Belle Epoque" on March 12, 2014. [7] "Var är vi nu?" was released as the album's second single on July 24, 2014. [8] The music video was released on May 21, 2014. [9] The third single "Mirage" was released on September 3, 2014, with an accompanying video released on the same date. [10]

Contents

Lyrically, Tigerdrottningen is more politically charged than previous albums.

Promotion

Three promotional singles were released from Tigerdrottningen through Spotify preceding the album's release: "Skogarna" on April 25, "Godhet" on April 26 and "Din enda vän" on April 27, 2014. [11]

Commercial performance

Tigerdrottningen debuted at number one on the Swedish Albums Chart on the chart dated May 9, 2014, becoming Kent's tenth consecutive number-one album. [12] The same week the album was certified gold for 20,000 copies sold. [13] On the chart dated June 5, 2014, the album was certified platinum for 40,000 copies sold. [14]

Track listing

All music and lyrics written by Joakim Berg, except "Den andra sidan" music written by Berg and Martin Sköld. [15]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Mirage"Berg5:35
2."Var är vi nu?" (Where Are We Now?)Berg4:20
3."Skogarna" (The Forests)Berg3:51
4."La Belle Epoque"Berg3:58
5."Svart snö" (Black Snow)Berg4:08
6."Allt har sin tid" (Everything Has Its Time)Berg5:12
7."Innan himlen faller ner" (Before the Sky Falls Down)Berg3:52
8."Din enda vän" (Your Only Friend)Berg4:19
9."Godhet" (Goodness) (with Beatrice Eli)Berg4:22
10."Simmaren" (The Swimmer)Berg3:55
11."Den andra sidan" (The Other Side)Berg, Sköld5:04

Personnel

Credits adapted from album liner notes. [15]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2014)Peak
position
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) [16] 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) [17] 6
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) [18] 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [19] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2014)Position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [20] 2
Chart (2015)Position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [21] 44
Chart (2016)Position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [22] 52

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF) [14] Platinum40,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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