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Spellbound is Paula Abdul's second studio album that was released on May 14, 1991 by Virgin Records and Captive Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. The Promise Of A New Day 4:32
  2. Rock House 4:11
  3. Rush Rush 4:53
  4. Spellbound 4:48
  5. Vibeology 5:16
  6. Will You Marry Me? 4:25
  7. U 4:05
  8. My Foolish Heart 4:11
  9. Blowing Kisses In The Wind 4:42
  10. To You 3:31
  11. Alright Tonight 4:29
  12. Good Night My Love (Pleasant Dreams) 3:06

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Spellbound" debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 in its first week and rose four spots to number one the following week. It stayed at the summit for two consecutive weeks, selling 88,000 and 89,000 units respectively.

The album distinguished itself by becoming the lowest selling number-one album in the Nielsen SoundScan era at the time of its release (a distinction it held until 2004, when Outkast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" album sold 86,000 copies while at number one); this was primarily due to the newly implemented SoundScan tracking system, which had not been implemented into every major music chain, thus sales were not entirely accurate.

Nevertheless, "Spellbound" became a best-seller and emerged as the best selling album for the month of June, spending 16 weeks within the top 10. It was certified three-times platinum by the RIAA in January 1992.

Overall, the album spent 70 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and was ranked as the 18th best-seller of the year.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Allmusic's Bryan Buss gave "Spellbound" a three-star rating, writing: "This was a safe follow-up to a massively successful debut, and surprisingly enough for a pop star, the baby steps she took toward becoming a respected artist were sure and solidly embraced."

Arion Berger of Rolling Stone gave the album a three-star rating, calling it "an edgier and slightly more experimental product than the cream-puffery of Forever Your Girl."

David Brown of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a "C"-plus, saying: "Spellbound ultimately proves more about Paula Abdul than she probably intended."

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