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Perfectionist
Released April 1, 2011
Length 50:21
Producers Akon
Jeff Bhasker
"The-Ron" Feemster
Fernando Garibay
Martin Kierszenbaum, Giorgio Tuinfort
Label will.i.am, Cherrytree, Kon Live, Interscope, Bozadya, Dandyville
Discography
N/A
Perfectionist
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From Perfectionist
  1. "Zombie" (Promotional single)
    Digital Release: December 21, 2009
  2. "Mirrors"
    Digital Release: August 10, 2010
    Physical Release: February 11, 2011
  3. "Activate My Heart" (Promotional single)
    Digital Release: March 2, 2011
  4. "Wonderland"
    Digital Release: April 12, 2011
    Physical Release: June 3, 2011
  5. "Free"
    Digital Release: June 24, 2011
    Physical Release: TBA


Perfectionist is the debut studio album by british pop artist, Natalia Kills. It was released on April 1, 2011 through several record labels including Interscope and Cherrytree Records. Despite having previously started an acting career, Kills ventured into rap music and released her first single in 2005; however, her label eventually became bankrupt. She continued to work as a songwriter until 2008, when she was signed by will.i.am and started recording her first studio album.

Kills worked with musicians including Fernando Garibay, Jeff Bhasker, and Martin Kierszenbaum, and created a concept album based on perfectionism. Its lyrical content contains references to love, sex, and money while its sound is mostly styled in synthpop and dance-pop. Perfectionist received generally mixed reviews from music critics, who criticised its music and preferred Kills' visual projects. The album performed moderately on international record charts, obtaining top 50 positions in some European countries. In the United States, it reached number 129, and has sold 14,000 copies there as of September 2013; in the United Kingdom, it peaked at number 134.

The album spawned three singles—"Mirrors", "Wonderland" and "Free"—which attained success in Europe and were accompanied by music videos. "Mirrors" managed to peak within the top 5 of the US Hot Dance Club Songs. In association with Guillaume Doubet, Kills also produced a web series titled Love, Kills xx, based on her secret thoughts and desires. Comprising 10 episodes, it sees Kills seeking revenge and hurting men.

Background

Natalia has been working on her album since early 2009. The album will see production from will.i.am, Akon, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom, Jeff Bhasker and Kills herself. Natalia spoke about the album and her film, to coincide with the album, titled "The Exhibitionist", "I wanted to describe and express myself musically and visually. To show who I am and what inspires me. I love silent movies from the 20's. I wanted my film to be in the classic film noir style and tie in my album concept of "Perfectionist" The album consists of dark, but pop styled music. Via Twitter, Natalia revealed there were no features on the album.

Singles

Official singles
  • The First official single from the album, "Mirrors," was released worldwide on different dates in the summer of 2010.
  • "Wonderland" is the sophomore single that was released worldwide.
  • "Free" is the third and todays newest single release. So far there is no unique release date announced. Black Eyed Peas front man, Will.I.Am joined some vocals for a remix that will be released as the official single.
Promotional singles
  • "Zombie" was the first promotional single was released on June 20 worldwide. And song is dark and cool, video has more than 150 milion views on YouTube record.
  • "Activate My Heart" was the second promotional single released. It was released on April 23, 2010 and took on a more robotic sound, rather than the dark sound of "Zombie". It will not be included on her debut album as a standard track.

Tracklist

Perfectionist
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Perfection"  KillsMartin Kierszenbaum 0:32
2. "Wonderland"  Kills • Michael Warren • FeemsterFeemster 3:31
3. "Free"  Kills • Jeff Bhasker • Scott Mescudi • Dion WilsonBhasker • Dion Wilson 3:57
4. "Break You Hard"  Kills • FeemsterFeemster 4:22
5. "Zombie"  Kills • BhaskerKills • Bhasker 3:19
6. "Love is a Suicide"  Kills • Fernando Garibay • WarrenGaribay 3:57
7. "Mirrors"  Kills • Kierszenbaum • Akon • Giorgio TuinfortKierszenbaum • Akon • Tuinfort 3:16
8. "Not In Love"  Kills • KierszenbaumKierszenbaum 3:23
9. "Acid Annie"  Kills • KierszenbaumKierszenbaum 3:37
10. "Superficial"  Kills • FeemsterFeemster 3:17
11. "Broke"  Kills • Garibay • WarrenGaribay 4:08
12. "Heaven"  Kills • BhaskerBhasker 4:49
13. "Nothing Lasts Forever"  Kills • BhaskerBhasker 3:30
14. "If I Was God"  Kills • FeemsterFeemster 4:43
Total length:
50:21

Release History

Region Date Format Edition Label
Austria April 1, 2011 CD / Digital Download Standard Universal
Germany
Switzerland
France Digital Download
Poland April 15, 2011 CD
Australia August 9, 2011
Canada August 16, 2011 CD / Digital Download Standard / Deluxe
United States CD / Digital Download will.i.am / Cherrytree / KonLive / Interscope
United Kingdom September 19, 2011 CD / Digital Download Standard Polydor

Chart performance

Austrian Albums (O3 Austria) 35
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 36
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 50
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 94
UK Albums (OCC) 129
US Billboard 200 134
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard) 6
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) 1

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