Greatest Debut Album for an Individual Performer

The Top Ten

1 Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho

At just 10 years old, Miss Evancho broke Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in US chart history to have a #2 and Platinum album, and was just barely kept out of the #1 spot by Eminem.
Truly a masterpiece of the vocal art that was produced by David Foster, "The Hitman".

Brilliant debut by the greatest singer of the new generation.
Produced by "The Hitman" David foster, who has over 500 million in record sales.
A vocal tour-de-force, which broke Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in US chart history to have a Billboard #2 and Platinum CD, and barely got edged out for #1 by Eminem.

See her PBS Great Performances "Dream With Me - In Concert", recorded at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida to see this album performed live, with David Foster hosting and full orchestra and more accompanying. - Trancas

2 Sade - Diamond Life
3 Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey

4 number one singles from this amazing album

4 Bette Midler - The Divine Miss M
5 Kelly Clarkson - Thankful
6 Bonnie Raitt - Bonnie Raitt
7 Robbie Williams - Life Thru a Lens

His first debut album of his solo career

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8 Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

As John Lennon said: "Before Elvis, there was nothing"

9 Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Record of sale for a first album

10 Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl

Forever Your Girl is the debut album from singer Paula Abdul. It was released on June 13, 1988 and took 62 weeks from its release to hit number one on the Billboard 200 album sales chart, the longest an album has been on the market before hitting number one. The album was eventually certified seven times Platinum in the US and sold 17 million worldwide. It also included four number one Hot 100 singles - "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract. " This ties for second most #1 songs from a single album. "The Way That You Love Me" reached #3 and "Knocked Out" reached #41.

The Contenders

11 Belinda Carlisle - Belinda
12 Madonna - Madonna
13 Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends
14 Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time

sold over 28 million copies worldwide - Fantastic! - Alexandr

15 Jennifer Lopez - On the 6

Great Album - If You Had My Love, Waiting For Tonight, Let's Get Loud... - Alexandr

16 Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic
17 Sandra - Long Play
18 George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

The majority of the songs on this album were written while George was a member of The Beatles, so it really should be considered a Beatles album.

19 Natalia Oreiro - Natalia Oreiro
20 Beyonce - Dangerously In Love

brilliant album, as it spawned the hits - naughty girl, babay boy, work it out, me myself and I and the massively successful hit - crazy in love.

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Top Remixes

1. Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho
2. Sade - Diamond Life
3. Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
1. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
2. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
3. Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl



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