Release date: February 2012
Kisses on the Bottom is the fifteenth solo studio album by Paul McCartney, and his first since 2007's Memory Almost Full. The album was released on February 7, 2012, through Hear Music. The album, produced by Tommy LiPuma, is mostly a covers album, barring two originals by McCartney: "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts". The former features Eric Clapton on guitar, while the latter features Stevie Wonder on harmonica. The album's title, "Kisses on the Bottom", comes from the album's lead track "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," originally a hit for Fats Waller in 1935.
The album debuted at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart and number 5 on the US Billboard 200 Chart. It reached number 1 on the US Billboard Jazz albums chart. Kisses on the Bottom won a Grammy award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
"I worked with Diana Krall, and great jazz musicians like John Clayton. This is an album very tender, very intimate. This is an album you listen to at home after work, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea," said McCartney in the album liner notes.