1 October 2001
| Victoria Beckham|
| 1 October 2001 (2001-10-01)|
October 1999 – July 2001
Harvey Mason, Jr.
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
Victoria Beckham albums, Pop music albums
Victoria Beckham (stylised as VB) is the self-titled debut and only album by British singer-songwriter, Victoria Beckham. It was released on 1 October 2001 by Virgin Records. Beckham was the last member of the Spice Girls to release a solo album. The album's lead single, "Not Such an Innocent Girl" was released on 17 September 2001. The second single, "A Mind of Its Own" was released on 11 February 2002. The album reached number ten in the United Kingdom and number twenty on the Australian Hitseekers Albums Chart.
The album did not include the hit "Out of Your Mind", but spawned two singles, "Not Such an Innocent Girl" and "A Mind of Its Own" which managed to reach the top ten in the United Kingdom. The album became a commercial success after it debuted and peaked at number ten in the UK Albums Chart, charting for 3 weeks and selling 16,000 copies in its first week.
However, the album has only sold 52,016 copies overall in the United Kingdom, much lower than any other Spice solo album at the time, while costing 3 million pounds (over $4.25 million) to record. After Being Victoria Beckham, an official documentary that aired in March 2002, the album re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number sixty-seven. The track "Every Part of Me" is about Beckham's son Brooklyn and includes audio of his voice in the background.
Upon its release, the album received mixed to positive reviews. The BBC described the album as "a mish-mash affair of gushy sentiment and wishy-washy RnB" while NME called the album "a new low in shameless pop slaggery." Georgina Collins, writing for Amazon.co.uk, notes that "It's unlikely that Victoria will win any new fans with this effort... yet also positively acknowledges that Beckham's vocals are "still sounding far better than many critics could have imagined".
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Victoria Beckham.
1Not Such an Innocent Girl3:19Victoria Beckham (album) Wikipedia
2A Mind of Its Own3:49
3That Kind of Girl3:49