Most Promising Debut Albums of the 2010s


The Top Ten

1 Songs of Love and Death - Beyond the Black

A truly beautiful debut album by a symphonic rock band with great potential. The song are sometimes gentle, sometimes heavy, and unusually catchy. It was a sleeper hit in Germany where they already are assumed to join the genre's throne next to Nightwish and Within Temptation in the near future (and after two brilliant albums, there is no doubt of their incredible talent), but the band didn't make it big outside of their home country yet. - Martin_Canine

2 Berlin - Jamie-Lee
3 Hell On Heels - Pistol Annies
4 Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj
5 Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho

Jackie is most definitely an international star - she has performed in Japan (twice), Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Florence (Italy), Bali (Indonesia), Toronto and Edmonton (Canada), St. Petersburg (Russia), Costa Rica and London. She just returned to the U.S. from China, where she has released a new single,"Set Me Free". Not bad for a teenage schoolgirl whose educational obligations have limited her touring. - BobG

Her first full-length major studio album won gold certification for Jackie at the age of 11. Now 17 years old, Jackie is an internationally recognized singing star and has released her seventh album "Two Hearts", including four songs she co-wrote. - BobG

Her singing abilities are great and the music beautiful... but is she really an internationally recognized singing star? I mean, over here in German speaking countries most successful American music artists are famous as well and I never heard of her before I joined TheTopTens. - Martin_Canine

6 NWA - Shindy
7 Icona Pop - Icona Pop
8 Tear the World Down - We Are the Fallen
9 My Name is Skrillex - Skrillex My Name is Skrillex - Skrillex
10 Hello My Name is - Bridgit Mendler

The Contenders

11 Pure Heroine - Lorde

An amazing debut album. Filled with songs that have amazing lyrics and have depth and soul.

12 Fast Loud Death - Lost Society

In 2013 teen thrash metallers from Finland released one of the fastest metal albums with one of the fastest songs I've ever heard - Kill (Those Who Oppose Me). - Metal_Treasure

13 Thank Me Later - Drake
14 Planktonweed Tape - Spongebozz
15 Feder Gottes - Entetainment
16 Unleashed - Niic
17 Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
18 Queen of the Clouds - Tove Lo
19 The New Classic - Iggy Azalea
20 Sucker - Charli XCX
21 Handwritten - Shawn Mendes
22 Animal - Ke$ha
23 Beautiful Loser - Kyle
24 Adventure - Madeon
25 Opus Eponymous - Ghost
26 The Epic - Kamasi Washington
27 Section 80 - Kendrick Lamar

Debut album of the greatest rapper of our generation, take this to the top!

28 Chrome - Dat Adam
29 Zahltag - Gio
30 For Beginners - Sinners are Winners
31 10 CMD - JayyVon
32 Psychotic Symphony - Sons of Apollo
33 Title - Meghan Trainor

Every song on this album had smash hit written all over it

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