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 Kelly Clarkson - Thankful
4 Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey

4 number one singles from this amazing album

5 Ed Sheeran - X
6 Bette Midler - The Divine Miss M
7 Juliet Simms - All or Nothing
8 Robbie Williams - Life Thru a Lens

His first debut album of his solo career

Beautiful Robbie

He made 1997 special with this album. Live forever RW!

He was MASSIVE in the 1990s

9 Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

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

10 Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Record of sale for a first album

The Contenders

11 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.

12 Bonnie Raitt - Bonnie Raitt
13 Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
14 Belinda Carlisle - Belinda
15 Madonna - Madonna
16 Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time

sold over 28 million copies worldwide - Fantastic! - Alexandr

17 Amy Winehouse - Frank
18 Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends
19 Jennifer Lopez - On the 6

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

20 Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic
21 Sandra - Long Play
22 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.

this album won 5 grammies -

23 Natalia Oreiro - Natalia Oreiro
24 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.

25 Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby
26 Elvis Costello - My Aim is True
27 Vanessa Amorosi - The Power
28 Lindsay Lohan - Speak
29 Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
30 Sophie Ellis Bextor - Read My Lips
31 Patti Smith - Horses
32 Kyo - I Houjin (Alien)

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

33 Carly Simon - Carly Simon
34 Hyde - Roentgen

great album with melodic feeling - ronluna

35 Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
36 Nico - Chelsea Girl
37 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
38 Ken - In Physical

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

39 Jeff Buckley - Grace
40 Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
41 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.

42 D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
43 Nelly Furtado - Whoa Nelly
44 The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
45 Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
46 Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Wainwright
47 Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff
48 Judee Sill - Judee Sill
49 John Prine - John Prine
50 Cascada - Everytime We Touch
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Top Remixes

1. Ed Sheeran - X
2. Juliet Simms - All or Nothing
3. Sade - Diamond Life
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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