Waves (Rachel Platten album)

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ReleasedOctober 27, 2017 (2017-10-27)
Label Columbia
Rachel Platten chronology
Singles from Waves
  1. "Broken Glass"
    Released: August 18, 2017

Waves is the fourth studio album and the second major record label album by American singer and songwriter Rachel Platten. It was released on October 27, 2017. [1]

Rachel Platten American singer and songwriter

Rachel Ashley Platten is an American singer and songwriter. After releasing two albums independently in 2003 and 2011, she signed with Columbia Records in 2015 and released her debut single, "Fight Song", about depression which peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, topped charts in the United Kingdom and peaked within the top ten of multiple charts worldwide. Platten won a Daytime Emmy Award for a live performance of the song on Good Morning America. Her major-label debut studio album, Wildfire (2016), was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and featured the follow-up singles "Stand by You" and "Better Place". Her second major-label album, Waves (2017), peaked at number 73 in the United States of America.



The album's lead single, "Broken Glass", was released on August 18, 2017. [2]

Release and promotion

On October 4, 2017, Platten announced Waves via Twitter. [3] "Perfect for You" was released as the album's first promotional single on October 6, 2017. [4] "Collide" was released as the second promotional single on October 20, 2017. [5]

The album was released on October 27, 2017, worldwide, with a standard track edition with 13 songs, released to retailers and digital download and streaming services. A deluxe edition with three extra songs was released exclusively to Target stores [6] in the United States.

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Commercial performance

Waves debuted at number 73 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 8,000 units which was a significant drop in comparison to her previous album Wildfire which debuted at number 5 with sales of 45,000. [7]

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

Track listing

Standard edition [8]
1."Perfect for You"
Mitch Allan American rock singer

Mitch Allan is an American record producer, songwriter and musician. He has written and produced songs for artists such as Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Bowling for Soup, Joe Cocker, selling over 20 million units and garnering multiple hit records, including five top five singles and a worldwide number one single.

  • Chantry Johnson
  • The Wiild
  • Allan [a]
2."Whole Heart"
  • Evigan
  • Gian Stone [a]
4."Keep Up"
5."Broken Glass"
7."Loose Ends"
  • Platten
  • Evigan
  • Douglas
  • Evigan
  • Stone [a]
  • Skelton
  • Tedder
  • Platten
  • Cyphert
  • Kirkpatrick
  • Kirkpatrick
  • Levine
11."Fooling You"
12."Good Life"
  • Platten
  • Levine
  • Platten
  • Cyphert
  • Evigan
  • Douglas
  • Evigan
  • Stone [a]
Total length:45:21



Chart (2017)Peak
Japanese Albums (Oricon) [11] 142
South Korean Albums Overseas (Gaon) [12] 30
US Billboard 200 [13] 73

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