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On the Loose is the fifith studio album by American singer-songwriter Sheryl O'Sullivan. It was released on November 6, 2015 by Blackbird Records, and Atlantic Records. After the successfull albums A Pocketful of Love (2009), and Let Yourself (2012), O'Sullivan opted for a new musical direction alongside her long-time producers Jeff Bhasker and Rami Yacoub, working with DJs as Avicii, Steve Aoki and Martin Garrix. Its music incorporates genres of dance-pop with electropop, and synth-pop, and occasionally dips into elements of R&B, and hip hop. The album lyrics explores themes about love, freedom, heartbreaker, fearless, and social issues.

The album received widespread acclaim from critics, who complimented its mix of different styles. On the Loose was a massive commercial success, debuting at number one in more than 28 worldwide charts; incluiding United States with 2.371 million copies sold in its first week: marking the second largest single-week sales for an album by female artist after Adele's 25 album, which sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of release. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the album sold over 11.1 million copies within the year in in a period of two months, became second world's best-selling the year for 2015. At 58th Annual Grammy Awards, On the Loose resulted winner for Best Electronic/Dance Album. By October 2017, the album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of 10 million copies in the United States, and worldwide sold 20 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all-time.

The album spawned seven singles: Incluiding the hit–lead single, "Fallin'", which debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with sales of 931,000, reigning for 7 non-consecutive weeks at U.S Billboard Hot 100, the song resulted Record of the Year and Best Dance Recording winner at 59th Annual Grammy Awards, and "Get On My Feet", which becoming her tenth single to topped at U.S chart, was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Dance Recording at 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The singles "Heal the Hearbreaker", "Megaphone", "On the Loose" and "Petals on the Wind", reached top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Starligh" was released only in Australia and New Zealand. The album was supported by O'Sullivan's third concert tour On the Loose Tour in 2016.

Track listing Edit

On the Loose – Standard edition

  1. "Get On My Feet" – 3:47
  2. "Fallin'" – 3:42
  3. "What Ya Waiting For?" – 3:32
  4. "Megaphone" – 3:34
  5. "On the Loose" – 3:47
  6. "Heal the Heartbreaker" – 3:41
  7. "Love Island" – 3:51
  8. "Petals on the Wind" – 3:49
  9. "Surrender" – 3:27
  10. "Wherever I Go" – 3:44
  11. "Starlight" – 3:39
  12. "Fallin'" (Martin Garrix Remix) – 3:48

On the Loose – International deluxe edition

  1. "Stick Up" – 3:39
  2. "Catch Me If You Can" – 3:32
  3. "Safe" – 3:42

SinglesEdit

1. "Fallin'"

Released: August 7, 2015

2. "Heal the Hearbreaker"

Released: November 13, 2015

3. "Get On My Feet"

Released: December 9, 2015

4. "Starlight"

Released: December 18, 2015

5."On the Loose"

Released: March 4, 2016

6. "Megaphone"

Released: May 6, 2016

7. "Petals on the Wind"

Released: August 5, 2016

Charts Edit

Weekly charts

Chart (2015) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 1
Australian Albums (ARIA) 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Ultratop Wallonia) 1
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 1
Canadian Albums Chart (ARIA) 1
Croatian Albums (HDU) 2
Czech Albums (IFPI) 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 1
French Albums (SNEP) 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 1
Greek Albums (IFPI) 1
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 1
Irish Albums (IRMA) 1
Italian Albums (FIMI) 1
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 1
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV) 1
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 1
Russian Albums Chart 1
Scottish Albums (OCC) 1
Slovenian Albums Chart 2
South African Albums (RiSA) 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
UK Albums (OCC) 1
US Billboard 200 1

Yearly charts Edit

Chart (2015) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 3
Australian Albums (ARIA) 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 3
Belgian Albums Chart (Ultratop Wallonia) 5
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 3
Canadian Albums Chart (ARIA) 2
Croatian Albums (HDU) 5
Czech Albums (IFPI) 2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 3
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 4
French Albums (SNEP) 3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 3
Greek Albums (IFPI) 2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 4
Irish Albums (IRMA) 2
Italian Albums (FIMI) 3
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 2
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 5
Polish Albums (ZPAV) 2
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 4
Russian Albums Chart 8
Scottish Albums (OCC) 9
Slovenian Albums Chart 4
South African Albums (RiSA) 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
UK Albums (OCC) 2
US Billboard 200 2
Chart (2016) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 15
Australian Albums (ARIA) 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Ultratop Wallonia) 9
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 7
Canadian Albums Chart (ARIA) 4
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 13
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 22
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 13
French Albums (SNEP) 21
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 7
Greek Albums (IFPI) 6
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 9
Irish Albums (IRMA) 10
Italian Albums (FIMI) 20
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 2
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 4
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 3
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 10
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 11
Slovenian Albums Chart 21
South African Albums (RiSA) 5
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 6
UK Albums (OCC) 2
US Billboard 200 2
Chart (2017) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 78
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 36
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 17
Canadian Albums Chart (ARIA) 26
French Albums (SNEP) 21
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 7
Irish Albums (IRMA) 56
Italian Albums (FIMI) 25
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 9
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 10
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 6
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 15
UK Albums (OCC) 22
US Billboard 200 29

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) 4× Platinum 180,000^
Australia (ARIA) 9× Platinum 672,000^
Austria (IFPI) 6× Platinum 90,000^
Belgium (BEA) 2× Platinum 100,000^
Brazil (ABPD) Diamond 400,000^
Canada (MC) Diamond 762,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) 4× Platinum 90,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat) Platinum 30,000^
France (SNEP) Diamond 500,000^
Germany (BVMI) 3× Platinum 760,000^
Ireland (IRMA) 6× Platinum 100,000^
Italy (FIMI) 6× Platinum 300,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) Diamond 410,000^
Japan (RIAJ) Million 1,354,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) 6× Platinum 276,000^
New Zealand (RIAMZ) 8× Platinum 120,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway) Platinum 40,000^
Poland (ZPAV) 3× Platinum 100,000^
Portugal (AFP) 2× Platinum 50,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 14× Platinum 584,000^
Sweden (GLF) 2× Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 9× Platinum 185,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) 6× Platinum 2,089,000^
United States (RIAA) Diamond 8,032,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI) 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Worlwide 20,000,000^