Everyone at Beacon Street Online would like to wish Gwen and her second solo album, The Sweet Escape, a very happy 7th anniversary! The Sweet Escape came out on this day back in 2006 and spawned the singles “Wind It Up”, “The Sweet Escape”, “Early Winter”, “4 In The Morning” and “Now That You Got It” (which featured a new remix version featuring Damian Marley). The album features some of Gwen’s most gorgeous ballads (including “Wonderful Life”, which was used in her L fragrance commercial) and hip-hop beats (in both “Orange County Girl” and “Breakin’ Up”).
After the success of her debut solo album, Gwen was encouraged to get back into the studio (after giving birth to her first son, Kingston) and ended up releasing what was said as leftover tracks from the first record. With a working title of L.A.M.B. Part 2, Gwen again joined up with Pharrell Willams (after the success of “Hollaback Girl”) in July of 2005.
The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts selling 243,000 copies in it’s first week. The Sweet Escape has sold close to 1.7 million so far in the US alone. A successful world tour also followed, which brought Gwen solo overseas for the first time due to her first pregnancy after the US leg of the Harajuku Lovers Live tour.
What’s your favorite track off the album?