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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21 Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby
22 Elvis Costello - My Aim is True
23 Vanessa Amorosi - The Power
24 Lindsay Lohan - Speak
25 Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
26 Carly Simon - Carly Simon
27 Patti Smith - Horses
28 Kyo - I Houjin (Alien)

debut album of kyo of d'erlanger in his solo - ronluna

29 Hyde - Roentgen

great album with melodic feeling - ronluna

30 Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
31 Nico - Chelsea Girl
32 Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
33 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
34 Ken - In Physical

Ken of l'arc~en~ciel debut solo album - ronluna

35 Jeff Buckley - Grace
36 Sophie Ellis Bextor - Read My Lips
37 Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
38 Jeff Beck - Truth

Absolutely the greatest album of the sixties!

Although technically it's by the Jeff Beck Group, one of the best and most underrated bands of all time, one of the first supergroups.

I mean come on:

-Keith Moon (of The Who) did drums on Beck's Bolero
-Ronnie Wood (Faces, Rolling Stones) played bass
-Jeff Beck himself, kick a*s guitarist, few match him
-and of course, that sexy man who happens to be one of the two greatest vocalists of all time (along with Freddie Mercury), love you, Rod.

39 D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
40 Nelly Furtado - Whoa Nelly
41 Amy Winehouse - Frank
42 The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
43 Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
44 Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Wainwright
45 Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff
46 Judee Sill - Judee Sill
47 John Prine - John Prine
48 Cascada - Everytime We Touch
49 Shania Twain - Shania Twain
50 Tetsu69 - Suite November
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1. Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho
2. Sade - Diamond Life
3. Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
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3. Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
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