Hit n Run Phase One

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Hit n Run Phase One
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Studio album by Prince
Released September 7, 2015
Recorded 2013–15
Paisley Park
Genre
Length 37:59
Label NPG, Universal
Producer
  • Prince
  • Joshua Welton
Prince chronology
Art Official Age
(2014)Art Official Age2014
Hit n Run Phase One
(2015)
Hit n Run Phase Two
(2015)Hit n Run Phase Two2015
Singles from Hit n Run Phase One
  1. "Fallinlove2nite"
    Released: March 17, 2014
  2. "Hardrocklover"
    Released: July 7, 2015
  3. "This Could B Us"
    Released: August 28, 2015 (non-US single)

Hit n Run Phase One is the thirty-eighth studio album by American recording artist Prince.[1][2] It was first released exclusively on the Tidal streaming service on September 7, 2015[3][4][5] before being released on CD on September 15, 2015 by NPG Records.[6][7]

The title was originally reported to be The Hit & Run Album but was confirmed by Prince's publicists as HITnRUN Phase One.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 53/100[9]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[10]
The A.V. Club C–[11]
The Observer 3/5 stars[12]
Pitchfork Media 4.5/10[13]
Q 2/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[15]

HITnRUN Phase One received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 53, based on 16 reviews.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Million $ Show" (featuring Judith Hill) Prince, Joshua Welton 3:10
2. "Shut This Down" Prince, Joshua Welton 3:03
3. "Ain't About 2 Stop" (featuring Rita Ora) Prince, Joshua Welton 3:39
4. "Like a Mack" (featuring Curly Fryz) Prince, Joshua Welton 4:05
5. "This Could B Us" Prince 4:11
6. "Fallinlove2nite" Prince 3:13
7. "X's Face" Prince, Joshua Welton 2:38
8. "Hardrocklover" Prince, Joshua Welton 3:43
9. "Mr. Nelson" (featuring Lianne La Havas) Prince, Joshua Welton 2:27
10. "1000 X's & O's" Prince 4:28
11. "June" Prince, Joshua Welton 3:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 25
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 53
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 34
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[20] 11
French Albums (SNEP)[21] 38
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[22] 53
Irish Albums (IRMA)[23] 52
Italian Albums (FIMI)[24] 39
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 27
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 50
US Billboard 200[27] 48
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[28] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide September 14, 2015 Digital download NPG [29][30][31][32][33]
September 15, 2015 CD [34][7][34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Prince's band 3rdEyeGirl confirm new album for 2015". BBC. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Prince premieres new single "Stare"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Prince to Release New Record, 'The Hit & Run Album'". Spin. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Prince Announces The Hit & Run Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Hit n'Run, NPG RECORDS, 2015-09-14, retrieved 2016-08-27 
  7. ^ a b "HITNRUN Phase One". Fnac.com. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Prince's band 3rd Eye Girl confirm new album for 2015". BBC News. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Reviews for HitNRun: Phase One by Prince". Metacritic. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "HITnRUN: Phase One". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Covington, Abigail (September 8, 2015). "Prince crashes and burns on HITNRUN Phase One". The A.V. Club. Chicago: The Onion. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  12. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/13/prince-hit-n-run-review-deliciously-gritty-eventually
  13. ^ "Prince: HITNRUN Phase One Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  14. ^ Q. London (September). 2015. 
  15. ^ Jon Dolan (18 September 2015). "Prince Hit N Run: Phase One Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. May 2, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Prince – HitnRun - Phase One" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Prince – HitnRun - Phase One" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Prince – HitnRun - Phase One" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Prince – HitnRun - Phase One" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  21. ^ "Lescharts.com – Prince – HitnRun - Phase One". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  22. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  23. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 39, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  24. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Prince – HitnRun - Phase One". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Prince – HitnRun - Phase One". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  26. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  27. ^ "Prince Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  28. ^ "Prince Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
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  30. ^ "HITNRUN Phase One". iTunes. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  31. ^ "HITNRUN Phase One". iTunes. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  32. ^ "HITNRUN Phase One". iTunes. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "HITNRUN Phase One". iTunes. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  34. ^ a b "Hit n'Run: Prince: Amazon.fr: Musique".