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Released  June 21, 2003 (U.S.)
Artist  Michelle Branch
Recorded  2002-2003
Release date  20 June 2003
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Length  47:05 (without bonus tracks)
Producer  Josh Abraham Rick DePofi John Leventhal John Shanks Greg Wells
Hotel Paper (2003)  Everything Comes and Goes (2010)
Label  Maverick Recording Company
Genres  Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Similar  Michelle Branch albums, Rock music albums

Hotel Paper is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Michelle Branch which was released on June 21, 2003.


Some of the major themes on Hotel Paper are leaving things behind, constantly being on the move, independence, the mysteries of bus stations and spirituality. The album's cover is a photograph of Branch by Sheryl Nields.

Hotel Paper debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 157,000 copies in its first week—it was Branch's highest sales week and surpassed the peak position of her previous major label album, The Spirit Room (2001). By December 2003, Hotel Paper was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album had sold 1,116,000 copies in the U.S. as of March 2009. Hotel Paper was certified gold in Canada for shipment of 50,000 copies.

"Are You Happy Now?", the album's first single, peaked at number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Branch's third nomination. The second single was "Breathe", which reached number 36 on the Hot 100 and became a top five club hit. A third single, "'Til I Get over You", was released with no music video and failed to chart.

The album received mixed reviews.

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Track listing

All tracks written by Michelle Branch, except where noted.


  • "Are You Happy Now?" (May 20, 2003)
  • "Breathe" (September 23, 2003)
  • Personnel

  • Michelle Branch – acoustic guitar, guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Josh Abraham – keyboards
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums
  • Paul Bushnell – bass
  • Chris Chaney – bass
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Sheryl Crow – vocals on "Love Me like That"
  • Rick DePofi – percussion
  • Mike Elizondo – bass
  • John Leventhal – bass, guitar, keyboards
  • Brian McCleod – drums
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Dave Navarro – guitar
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Dan Rothchild – bass
  • John Shanks – bass, guitar
  • Stuart Smith – mandolin
  • Patrick Warren – keyboards
  • Greg Wells – organ, bass, guitar, piano, Wurlitzer
  • Jessica Harp – backing vocals on "Desperately"
  • Production

  • Producers: Josh Abraham, Rick DePofi, John Leventhal, John Shanks, Greg Wells
  • Engineers: Daniel Chase, Greg Collins, Rick DePofi, Marc DeSisto, Lars Fox, Chris Reynolds, Jeff Rothschild, Brian Scheuble, Ryan Williams
  • Assistant engineers: Chris Holmes, Brian Humphrey, Eric Reichers, Mark Valentine
  • Mixing: Josh Abraham, assistant: Jesse Gorman, Chris Lord-Alge, Roger Moutenot, Jim Scott
  • Mastering: Brian Gardner
  • A&R: Danny Strick
  • Assistant: Jorge Velez
  • Production coordination: Jill Dell'Abate
  • Programming: Josh Abraham
  • String arrangements: David Campbell
  • Photography: Sheryl Nields
  • Commercial performance

    Hotel Paper debuted at number 2 with 157,000 copies sold on Billboard 200.


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