TCG (short for "The Cheetah Girls") is the debut studio album by The Cheetah Girls. The album was released on Hollywood Records on September 25, 2007.
The Girls began work on the album while touring the U.S. on their The Party's Just Begun Tour which began in September 2006 and ended in March 2007.
Group member Adrienne Bailon was quoted as saying, "We'll be making a real studio album, not a soundtrack. It's important for people to see us as a real musical group. We have all this great marketing around us, with the movies and other things. But we are a musical group." She also added that the soundtracks and Christmas album "don't count".
Group member Sabrina Bryan was interviewed by Billboard magazine and stated that the group was eager to showcase a more mature sound to gather an audience of older fans while keeping the lyrics clean for the younger fanbase as well. She stated that the group would work with some of the producers that they had previously worked with, while also exploring new producers as well. They also announced that they'd be releasing the album via Hollywood Records rather than Walt Disney Records, which was the record labels used to release the group's soundtrack albums, their holiday album Cheetah-licious Christmas, and their live album In Concert: The Party's Just Begun Tour.
Group member Kiely Williams, describing the album, stated "It's like the first look at the Cheetah Girls apart from our roles in the show. ... Just Sabrina, Adrienne and Kiely kind of saying what we feel ... We actually co-produced and wrote a good portion of the album." She also confirmed that this album will be "a little bit more mature than what the fans are used to". She also described the music on the album as a blend of hip-hop and R&B. A famous classical piece was also used in the motif of the track titled "Human", which was co-written and co-arranged by award-winning vocalist "Jade Valerie" Villalon, formerly of Sweetbox.
The CD was released on September 25, 2007. Wal-Mart had a limited time exclusive-edition with a bonus disc of five songs, two of which are Spanish versions of songs that will appear on the regular album. Also a special edition of the album was released at Target which includes a bonus track and a free download for a ringtone.
The album debuted at number 44 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 19,000 copies sold in its first week. It has sold 126,000 copies to date.
- "Fuego" - The Cheetah Girls, Kidd, Rivera, Rotem, Williams, Nash
- "Uh Oh" - The Cheetah Girls, Haywood, James, Peiken
- "Human" - DioGuardi, Gerrard, Villalon, Nash
- "So Bring It On" - The Cheetah Girls, Haywood, Norland, Peiken, Rabb
- "Break Out This Box" - The Cheetah Girls, Chasez, Dixon, Feemster, Harrell,
- "Crash" - RedOne,candy
- "Do No Wrong" - Bogart, Makeba, Rotem
- "All in Me" - Bojanic, Hooper, James
- "Off the Wall" - The Cheetah Girls, Bojanic, Hooper, Elizabet, Obeng, Takayanogi
- "Who We Are" - Aparo, Kadish
- "Homesick" - Kiely Williams, Nash
- How a Girl Feels (Target exclusive bonus track)
Wal-Mart bonus EP
Released: September 25, 2007
TCG EP is the debut EP by American recording artists The Cheetah Girls.
- I Wanna Know You Like That
- On My Way
- Fuego (Spanish version)
- Off the Wall (Spanish version)
- So Bring It On (Remix)
Who We Are
I Wanna Know You Like That
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
So Bring It On
"So Bring It On" was a Disney Channel-only promo single from the album. It premiered on Radio Disney on August 25, 2007. The music video officially premiered on Disney Channel on September 7, 2007. The music video consists of footage of the girls performing "So Bring It On" at the 2007 Disney Channel Games closing ceremonies with clips of the Disney Channel Original Movie, Twitches Too, in which "So Bring It On" is featured.
"Fuego" is the second single from the album. On their official MySpace profile, the girls described the song as a "party anthem" with "Latin influences" and a sample of Lionel Richie's '80's hit single "All Night Long (All Night)". The song premiered on Radio Disney on September 15, 2007. It peaked at #27 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.
|U.S. Billboard 200||44||126,000+|
- Vocals – The Cheetah Girls (Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams)
- Background vocals – The Cheetah Girls (Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams)
- Keyboards - Ron "Neff U" Feemster
- Bass – Ron "Neff U" Feemster
- Guitar - Tim Pierce, Bob Horn, Paul Palmer and Kevin Kadish
|Germany||September 4, 2007||CD, digital download||Universal Music|
|United States||September 25, 2007||Hollywood Records|
|Hong Kong||CD||Universal Music|
|United Kingdom||CD, digital download||Fascination, Polydor|
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