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Living Proof is the 24th studio album by American singer Cher. Records in After the commercial success of BelieveCher began work on her twenty-fourth studio album in Its music incorporates dance-popdisco and house styles.
Upon release, Living Proof received mixed reviews from music critics. Some of them praised the album itself, saying that it was even better than Believewhile others criticized the excessive use of Auto-Tune on Cher's vocals. Commercially, the album did not reach the same success as its predecessor, debuting at number nine on the US Billboard with first-week sales of 82, copies. Living Proof is estimated to have sold more than a million copies Gone Home - Living Proof - Full Speed . Six singles were released from Living Proof.
After the commercial success of BelieveCher released her twenty-third studio album not. It was sold exclusively online and had a "not commercial" sound, hence she did not consider it as an "official" follow-up to Believe.
She began giving hints of Sudopera - Block Out - Između Dva Zla 2 (Live) album at the time, calling it "son of Believe " because "that's how I differentiate it in my mind", and elaborated that "If you liked Believeyou're going to love the new one, because the new one is so much fun", calling it "so terrific".
For the album, Cher collaborated with several musicians including Le Je-ne-sais-quoi - Micha Vanony - DevenirChicane and previous collaborator Mark Taylor. She said she felt lucky for having a chance to have "great songs and great producers" for the album.
It's so dance. It's so gay. It's so good", she said. The Dallas Morning News commented that "even with a pensive look on her exquisitely snipped and tucked face, she commands attention". The international version for Living Proof opens with " The Music's No Good Without You ", a disco -inspired song filled with "hypnotic synth lines",  while Cher's vocals are manipulated with Auto-Tune which made her sound like the "embodiment of a haunted extra-terrestrial".
The fifth song "Rain, Rain" is a "dressed-down" track with "electronic gurgles and aquatic vocal renderings",  in which "listeners Gone Home - Living Proof - Full Speed a glimmer of Cher's husky vocals". She opened the American Music Awards on January 9, singing "Song for the Lonely", accompanied by dancers and wearing a blonde wig. It was originally planned as a date tour in North America, but due to the popularity of the tour, Cher extended it a number of times to play in territories she either had never been to or Gone Home - Living Proof - Full Speed not played for a long time.
Living Proof received generally mixed Ya Ali - Ulaş Özdemir - Bu Dem from music critics. Michael Paoletta from Billboard was positive, stating that after a few listens, the record shows it is actually better than its predecessor Believe.
Gil, writer for The Philippine Starpraised the album as "another rousing dancefest", while noting that Cher's singing was "in full control and in better form than it was during her early days", calling it an "excellent example" that time can stand still. However, he also noted that Cher "shamelessly revisits her proven hit formula with such fervent immodesty it's hard to believe three years have gone by".
But she still has feeling". Barry Walters from Rolling Stone gave a mixed review, saying that Living Proof "endeavors to make lightning strike twice in the same place. Smith called it a "peppy dance album that spouts warm sentiments and reverberating sounds to keep you going all night long", however noted that the power of the album's punch loses its luster when the Auto-Tune transforms Cher's "deep, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concierto No.
2 In C Minor, Op. 18, Moderato, Adagio Sostenuto, Presto - Guiomar voice" into a "canned electronic robot dialect". The review finished saying that it was "Believe II sans the imagination, the free-spirited pizzazz that made the former work so well". It became her eighth consecutive album to be certified at least Gold in the United Kingdom. After spending 11 weeks on the chart, the album was certified Gold by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie BVMIfor shipments ofunits.
In the United States, Living Proof debuted at number nine on the Billboard albums chart, with first-week sales of 82, copies on the issue dated March 16, Credits and personnel adapted from the album's liner notes.
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