Hold On ‘Til The Night is the debut studio album by American singer Greyson Chance. The album was released on August 2, 2011 by eleveneleven, Maverick Records, Streamline Records and Geffen Records. Chance’s album is the first to be released on Ellen DeGeneres’s record label eleveneleven. The album’s release was preceded by two singles, “Waiting Outside the Lines” and “Unfriend You”. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by The Matrix, Billy Steinberg and Ron Fair.
I don’t usually listen to or buy music, but this young man really impressed me on Ellen and his new CD is miraculous. His voice is pure and the CD is a must have. I bought my copy and am now buying it for my friends. Don’t wait, get yours now. -Bryan Boyle
Chance’s debut album has received mixed to positive reviews. Us Magazine rewarded Chance with three stars and a positive review, claiming that he “outdoes himself with 10 originals”. Entertainment Weekly gave Chance a positive review as well by complimenting his mature voice saying, “Chance reveals a surprisingly mature voice on ‘Hold On ‘Til the Night’ (‘Heart Like Stone’ provides a welcome touch of outsider brooding), though the Facebook-spurred melodrama of ‘Unfriend You’ reminds listeners that he is, after all, just a kid.” The overall grade for the album was a B. PopCrush website also wrote a positive review giving Chance four stars. Scott Shetler writes, “the resulting debut album is a 10-song collection that sounds a lot more grown-up than you might expect from such a fresh-faced youngster”. John Terauds of the Toronto Star gave it three-and-a-half stars, writing that “the boy’s debut 10-track album is a solid effort that owes a massive debt to the boy bands of the 1990s” and ended with, “This YouTube phenom is standing on solid artistic ground here.”
In the US, the album sold 16,185 copies in its first week, debuting at #29 on the Billboard 200. In Canada, the album debuted at #67 on the Canadian Albums Chart. In France, the album debuted at #47 on the French Albums Chart. The album re-entered the Billboard 200 chart on September 22, 2011 at #144.
As of May 2012, Hold On ‘Til The Night has been certified Gold in Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore and has been certified Platinum in Indonesia and The Philippines.