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Wildfire is Rachel Platten's third studio and first major record label debut album which was released on January 1, 2016 by Columbia Records & Sony Music Entertainment.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Stand By You 3:39
  2. Hey Hey Hallelujah 2:56
  3. Speechless 3:20
  4. Beating Me Up 3:09
  5. Fight Song 3:24
  6. Better Place 2:56
  7. Lone Ranger 3:10
  8. You Don't Know My Heart 3:34
  9. Angels In Chelsea 3:56
  10. Astronauts 3:37
  11. Congratulations 3:46
  12. Superman 3:23

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Wildfire" debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 45,000 album-equivalent units (29,000 from pure album sales) during its first week.

On March 9, 2016, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming equivalent units of 500,000 units.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Wildfire" received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, the album has an average score of 52 out of 100, which indicates "mixed or average reviews" based on four reviews.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album three out of five stars and states: "Platten specializes in skyscraping melodies and big, bombastic surfaces and these are the elements that not only fuel Wildfire, they distinguish it from the singer/songwriter's clear antecedents."

At Digital Journal, Markos Papadatos rated the album an "A", affirming that "Rachel Platten has set the bar high already with her brand new album, Wildfire. There are no filler tracks on this release. It garners an A rating."

Tony Clayton-Lea of The Irish Times rated the album three stars out of five and states the songs are "Pop songs built to withstand a wrecking ball."

In a positive review for The Red and Black, Emma Korstanje writes the album "is made memorable by her juxtaposition of sassy, confident songs with others featuring raw emotion."

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