Paris

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Until the release of her debut album, Paris Hilton had been famous merely for her overzealous partying and scandalous sex tape. But with the release of Paris, the heiress to the Hilton family fortune and The Simple Life star proves she can do more than flip her blonde locks and mumble "That's hot." The reggae-light lead single, "Stars Are Blind" -- produced by Scott Storch -- recalls Blondie and Gwen Stefani. Now, that is hot.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As everybody knows, Paris Hilton is famous simply for existing. Even before she was a household name the heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune was famous in certain circles, partially ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Until the release of her debut album, Paris Hilton had been famous merely for her overzealous partying and scandalous sex tape. But with the release of Paris, the heiress to the Hilton family fortune and The Simple Life star proves she can do more than flip her blonde locks and mumble "That's hot." The reggae-light lead single, "Stars Are Blind" -- produced by Scott Storch -- recalls Blondie and Gwen Stefani. Now, that is hot.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As everybody knows, Paris Hilton is famous simply for existing. Even before she was a household name the heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune was famous in certain circles, partially because of her pedigree, partially because she was at every exclusive party, partially because of her very name, an instantly memorable and malleable moniker that spawned T-shirts "Paris Hilton Is Burning" and gossip websites alike. All this hipster activity was bound to spill over into the mainstream and it did in a spectacular fashion in 2003 when she and Nicole Richie -- her best friend for life circa 2003 -- starred in the reality series The Simple Life, which saw the two pampered socialites attempting to fit into the real world of Wal-Marts and roadhouse saloons. Just before the series hit the airwaves, a sex tape of Paris with her ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon was leaked to the Internet and the resulting media hoopla of the show and the porn made Paris a bona fide celebrity. Pretty soon, she was everywhere and she began dabbling in almost every part of the entertainment industry, from film to fashion. What all these projects had in common is that they all featured Paris as Paris -- even when she was getting whacked in House of Wax, she wasn't really playing a character -- and in all of them her presence never matched her persona, which always was more compelling as seen through the prism of tabloids. She seemed destined to never deliver any project that would justify her fame, and it certainly seemed that the album that she spent two years recording would not be the project that would be a flat-out success -- that prolonged gestation for a pop album nearly guarantees trouble of some kind. Amazingly, that long-to-materialize album it's hard to call it highly anticipated turns out to be shockingly good -- and not just according to a grading curve for actors-turned-singers. After all, Paris was never an actress to begin with; she was a media creation who peddled the same image to a number of different formats, and it just so happens that her sexy, spoiled, shallow act is perfectly suited for bubblegum pop. Of course, it helps that she has a crack team of professionals supporting her on Paris, chief among them songwriter Kara DioGuardi and producer/co-writer Scott Storch, who is name-dropped on the first song, "Turn It Up," and leaves a heavy imprint on the rest of the record, producing just over half of it and serving as one of the executive producers along with Tom Whalley and Paris herself. They come up with a sound that's casually modern and retro with enough heft in its rhythms to sound good at clubs, yet it's designed to be heard outdoors on the sunniest day of the summer. This is exceedingly light music, as sweet and bubbly as a wine spritzer, yet it isn't so frothy that it floats away. Like the best lightweight pop, Paris retains its sense of fun through repeated listens, long past the point that the novelty of Paris Hilton releasing a good album has worn off. Make no mistake, Paris is a very good pop album, at times deliberately reminiscent of Blondie, Madonna, and Gwen Stefani, yet having its own distinct character -- namely, Paris' persona, which is shamelessly shallow and devoid of any depth. Where that might be irritating within a movie or within pop culture at large, when placed in a shiny, hooky dance-pop album it works splendidly, particularly because the songs are strong and Storch and company know how to keep things light -- and everybody involved knows that it's fun to play around with Paris' image, no matter if it's her murmuring "that's hot" at the beginning of the record or covering Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," or writing about her feud with Nicole Ritchie on the delightful "Jealousy." But for as much as Paris is about Paris, she doesn't necessarily stand out here; her voice -- which is almost certainly auto-tuned and tweaked by a computer, yet it's nevertheless appealing, more so than Britney Spears' often awkward squawk -- may blend into the production, yet that actually helps the recordings since it emphasizes the melodies above everything else. And there are some irresistible melodies here: the breezy "Stars Are Blind," the gilded rush of "I Want You" driven by a "Grease" sample, the sweet "Time After Time" rewrite "Heartbeat," and the great power pop of "Screwed," for starters. Yes, there is no denying that this is a pure piece of product, but it is indeed pure as product. Paris makes no apologies for being mass-market pop, but everybody involved made sure that this was well-constructed mass-market pop. It may not bear the mark of an auteur the way Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics does, but it never feels tossed-off, and track-for-track it's more fun than anything released by Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson, and a lot fresher, too. It's easy to hate Paris Hilton -- lord knows that she and her friends like Brandon Davis are walking advertisements against the repeal of the estate tax -- but any pop fan who listens to Paris with an open mind will find that it's nothing but fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624413820
  • Catalog Number: 44138
  • Sales rank: 69,428

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turn It Up (3:12)
  2. 2 Fightin' Over Me (4:01)
  3. 3 Stars Are Blind (3:56)
  4. 4 I Want You (3:12)
  5. 5 Jealousy (3:40)
  6. 6 Heartbeat (3:43)
  7. 7 Nothing in This World (3:10)
  8. 8 Screwed (3:41)
  9. 9 Not Leaving Without You (3:35)
  10. 10 Turn You on (3:06)
  11. 11 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paris Hilton Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Eric Jorgensen Trombone
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Jennifer Karr Background Vocals
Aaron Fishbein Guitar
Penelope Magnet Background Vocals
Keely Pressly Background Vocals
Pooh Bear Background Vocals
Black Violin Violin
Taura "Aura" Jackson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Rod Stewart Composer
Carmine Appice Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Duane Hitchings Composer
Alonzo Jackson Composer, Vocal Producer
Michael Lattonzi Engineer
Billy Steinberg Composer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Greg Wells Producer
Tom Whaley Executive Producer
Rob Cavallo Producer
Kara DioGuardi Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Tom Whalley Executive Producer
Fat Joe Composer
Jake Davies Engineer
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff Art Direction
Ralph McCarthy Composer
Fernando Garibay Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Matt Taylor Art Direction
Jadakiss Composer
Jennifer Karr Vocal Arrangements
Josh Alexander Composer
John Hanes Digital Editing
Eric Weaver Engineer
Wayne Allison Engineer
Conrad Golding Engineer
Chris Steffen Engineer
Penelope Magnet Composer, Vocal Producer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Instrumentation
J.R. Rotem Producer, Vocal Producer
Matt Beckley Engineer
Paris Hilton Composer, Executive Producer
Jeff Bowden Composer
Taura "Aura" Jackson Vocal Producer
Nikolas "Miko Don" Marzouca Engineer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Chris Brown Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love Paris Hilton's CD!!!!!!

    This cd is ausome is has a club mix, mellow song, and other songs that will yurn you on!!!! She's Hot, She's Rich, and she's got alot of talent!!!! Whoever says she is stupid or has a bad voice is either incredibly Stupid, or has no taste in good music at all!!!! Right on paris i can't wait for your next album!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PARIS CAN ACTUALLY SING!

    When I first heard she was making an album, I was like, "Let's see how long that lasts..." But now I OWN the album! I like tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10. Most of the album is sexy, irreverent, but oh so enjoyable! A lot of people don't like the album because they either don't like Paris, or don't like the way she whisper-sings. My faves are "Turn It Up and "Turn You On"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    AWESOME ALBUM - I LOVE PARIS HILTON!

    i personally own 10 copies of this cd. I love Paris. and my room is DECKED with her. everything is of her!! i have over 5,000 worth of her stuff. anyway, great album and worth EVERY cent. LISTEN TO STARS ARE BLIND, HEARTBEAT, JEALOUSY AND NOTHING IN THIS WORLD..BEST SONGS EVER!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beats can't hide your true sound

    I don't buy this new music today, this the reason. Paris thought using a high profile producer could help her music image, even these high profile producers can't produce good music today. This album has no purpose or place in true music. This is a "look at me" album. Who cares???

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Give her a break...

    Everyone needs to give the girl a break. If this had been any other person, or someone you had never heard of, all the nay-sayers would love this album, but because it's Paris Hilton, they prejudge it and then say it's complete garbage. I happen to love this album, I think it's an awesome mix of dance/club songs and I really enjoy it. So give Paris a break, open your mind to this cd, and you'll probably enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ugh!

    Are you kidding me? Her voice is average but i listen to her songs and i just feel like she's taking lyrics from other songs, changing them just slightly, then throwing them together in a song. And the background music? It just sounds like standard song a regular keyboard has programmed into it. I wouldnt waste my money on this CD. People just like this CD because they like Paris Hilton, not because her music is good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What does THIS tell you about today's music industry?

    First Sony & BMG become Sony BMG, then Lindsay Lohan gets a record contract...and now the stupidest girl in the world is allowed to make her own CD? Not only is Paris Hilton so stupid and overrated, she can't even sing!!! Who in their right mind even wants a copy of an heiress covering Rod Stewart? It's awful! I swear, I am never buying any more new CDs (unless they're used). We must say goodbye to the music industry once and for all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One MAYBE Two good songs...

    Okay... so I liked Stars Are Blind. I downloaded the rest of the CD thinking it was going to be just as catchy, but I was really disappointed. I don't care if it was Paris Hilton... I really don't. I think that maybe she should just keep being a beautiful heiress with skeleton's in her closet and stay away from being a music artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OVER PRODUCED VOCALS

    THIS IS A AWFUL ALBUM!!!!!!!!!! OH WELL SHE TRIED!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Now people....

    Honestly, this is not all that bad. For a party girl that is WAY overexposed, I must say that she did turn out a decent club album. When listening to the tracks, all I can think of is a club scene...and I do believe that is what she was aiming for. Still not something I am all for buying myself, but I know a few people who will like it. I applaude Miss Hilton's attempt at music, and she did not do all that bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ridiculous album from a ridiculous and untalented singer.

    This is one of the most idiotic singers in music history, none of these songs are good, the lyrics are a mess, fat joe who hasn't had a good career since pun died and jadakiss is utterly wasted in this mess, this is just another example of how the music business has gone down the toliet once again and there's nothing anyone can do to save it. This is a slick and pathetic drecky disaster. If you want a real singer, go pick up Christina aguilera's back to basics I Hated this album Big Thumbs Down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LUV IT

    lest you think i'm mad, i actually am a classically trained musician and i've got to say it's refreshing to listen to an album that's so devoid of pretense. and thank god that it will never make it to any womyns' music festival. there is nothing to deconstruct, nothing to subject to any postmodern feminist theory type of analysis. helene cisoux fans can go choke on this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Paris' music.......that's hot

    Who would have thought that Paris Hilton could sing?! She should stick to producing awesome music and not lame reality shows! I love the R&B influence in "Turn it Up" and Paris' sexy voice in "Fightin' over me" and "Heartbeat." I think all the songs are hot, hot, hot! There is only one thing hotter and that's Ms. Paris Hilton! You go gurl!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Paris CAN Sing

    I love this CD. Paris may not be a saint but man, SHE CAN SING! I give props to Paris for not just living off daddy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    whatever anyone says, i think paris hilton CAN sing

    everyone have been saying that pparis hiltons album will be rubish, that she cant sing and has no talent. but her album is great. the songs stars are blind, turn it up and screwed are very catchy and i also love the song jelousy. this album is worth buying, no matter what anyone says about it. listen to it and you will see that she isnt that bad at singing at all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't Understand a Word She Says

    Her voice is so breathy and without intonation, I can't figure out what she's saying half the time. It doesn't sound like she actually prounces the words of the lyrics. And is it just me, or did she lose her blue contact lenses and go for the brown-eyed look on the CD photo?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dear god...

    Why does every little rich girl think they can sing. This CD is horrible, average, cliche trash. Spend your money, elsewhere. The album is just another publicity stunt for a girl who never deserved that much attention anyway. Want good pop music, see below.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    to the person above me...are you SERIOUS?

    god, this is just another sign that the end is near. i applaud paris for trying to actually do something with her life and not just party and all. but sadly, miss hilton is not cut out for music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ...Quite Surprised

    I was watching VH1 and saw Paris Hilton's "Stars are Blind" video come on and it caught my attention. The name & lyrics included are quite corny and most likely wouldnt be used in a Hallmark greeting card but as for the beat and all around "goodness" of the song...I was stunned to find myself hooked to it. I would recommend this song to anyone (considering her whole cd hasn't been released yet). I give her props.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    *Barbie's A Pop STAR*

    I absolutely adore this cd,..its HOT, and dont hate cuz she 's Ms. Hilton,..I commend her and I cant wait til her next album,..my favorites are tracks 1,2,3,5,8,11 and I LUV "Turn You On"..ya go Biotch!!!!!!!!

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