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Sherlyn O'Sullivan is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Sherlyn O'Sullivan. It was released on September 28, 2009 through Hear Music. After producer Zach Ziskin get interested in her performance in 2008 Jason Robert Brown's original musical 13, and showed some demos to Starbucks's record label Hear Music, leading to signing a three-album recording contract, until then she was fourteen years old The album was recorded during January to December 2009, in Santa Monica, California. The album was produced by Zach Ziskin, Matt Beckley, Colin Wolfe, Jon Levine, and John Shanks. Musically, it combines elements of pop and a few songs featuring strong elements from pop rock, pop-dance, soul and R&B, with lyrics containing with various O'Sullivan's personal feelings.

The album was praised by critics for its production from music critics, and O'Sullivan's vocal performance. The album was a commercial success, topped the charts in many than 18 countries, incluiding in Australia, Canada, Japan, and Spain. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, and became the second world's best-selling album of the year for 2010, with 9.1 million copies sold within the year, including 3.8 million copies in United States. In January 2017, the album was certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments exceeding 6 million copies. As May 2017, the album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time, and the second best-selling album by a teenage solo artist, only behind Britney Spears's debut album.

At 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, she becoming youngest artist to be nominated for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album,Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at same night, and resulted Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance winner. The album was ranked on the Billboard list "Greatest Billboard 200 Album of All Time" at number ninety and number twenty-five on the Rolling Stones' "100 Best Debut Albums of All Time" ranked.

Six single was released from the album— the lead single from the album "She Ain't Me", peaked top ten in many countries, after second albums's single "Good Hearts Can Huts Too topping the charts in twenty-one countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, became youngest female artist to have a number one on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987, "Subsequent Love", achieved similar success reaching the top five in multiple countries, while "Try Again" have a moderate success, and "It's OK! (Even If It's Not Alright)", became her third top three in the United States, and worldwide success. The sixth and final single from the album, "Running Away" have a moderate on the worldwide charts. The album was supported with several Starbucks promotional appearances, an mall tour, and later on her debut concert tour, the Permission to Fly Tour.

Track listing Edit

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Standard edition

  1. "Good Hearts Can Hurts Too" – 3:21
  2. "Trouble "– 3:39
  3. "In Another Life" – 3:22
  4. "She Ain't Me" – 4:08
  5. "Try" – 3:27
  6. "Subsequent Love (Is All We Need)" – 3:46
  7. "Running Away" – 3:51
  8. "When You Call Me " – 3:22
  9. "It's OK! (Even If It's Not Alright)" – 3:28
  10. "Gypsy Woman"  – 3:16
  11. "Anytime"– 3:41
  12. "In God's Hands" – 3:22
  13. "Lonely"– 3:22

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Deluxe edition edition (bonus track)

  1. "I'm Gone" – 3:53
  2. "She's Everything" – 3:22
  3. "Always" – 4:17

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Germany edition bonus tracks (bonus track)

  1. "Thinking of You" – 3:32

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Japanese edition bonus tracks (bonus track)

  1. "Like A Star" – 3:25
  2. "He Ain't You" (Acoustic) – 3:42
  3. "Subsequent Love" (XLC remix )– 3:57

Singles Edit

1. "She Ain't Me"

Released: May 18, 2009

2. "Good Hearts Can Hurts Too"

Released: August 31, 2010

4. "Subsequent Love"

Released: January 26, 2010

3. "Try"

Released: October 19, 2009

5. "It's OK! (Even If It's Not Alright)"

Released: June 8, 2010

6. "Running Away"

Released: September 21, 2010

ChartsEdit

Weekly charts

Chart (2009–11)

Peak
position

Australian Albums Chart 1
Austrian Albums Chart 3
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 4
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 3
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Croatian Albums Chart 3
Czech Albums Chart 2
Danish Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums Chart 1
Finnish Albums Chart 4
French Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 2
Greek Albums Chart 6
Hungarian Albums Chart 5
Irish Albums Chart 3
Italian Albums Chart 2
Japanese Albums Chart 1
Mexican Albums Chart 2
New Zealand Albums Chart 2
Norwegian Albums Chart 3
Polish Music Charts 2
Portuguese Albums Chart 3
Scottish Albums Chart 6
Spanish Albums Chart 1
Swedish Albums Chart 2
Swiss Albums Chart 2
UK Albums Chart 2
US Billboard 200 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2009) Position
Australian Albums Chart 20
Canadian Albums Chart 27
Japanese Albums Chart 39
Mexican Albums Chart 52
Spanish Albums Chart 43
UK Albums Chart 43
US Billboard 200 44
Chart (2010) Position
Australian Albums Chart 3
Austrian Albums Chart 6
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 6
Canadian Albums Chart 3
Croatian Albums Chart 6
Czech Albums Chart 7
Danish Albums Chart 4
Dutch Albums Chart 10
Finnish Albums Chart 12
French Albums Chart 7
German Albums Chart 6
Greek Albums Chart 12
Hungarian Albums Chart 23
Irish Albums Chart 22
Italian Albums Chart 5
Japanese Albums Chart 8
Mexican Albums Chart 6
New Zealand Albums Chart 12
Norwegian Albums Chart 8
Polish Music Charts 6
Portuguese Albums Chart 22
Scottish Albums Chart 11
Spanish Albums Chart 6
Swedish Albums Chart 10
Swiss Albums Chart 9
UK Albums Chart 3
US Billboard 200 2
Chart (2011) Position
Australian Albums Chart 35
Austrian Albums Chart 47
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 49
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 30
Canadian Albums Chart 24
Croatian Albums Chart 25
Czech Albums Chart 36
Danish Albums Chart 49
Dutch Albums Chart 34
Finnish Albums Chart 51
French Albums Chart 36
German Albums Chart 27
Hungarian Albums Chart 25
Irish Albums Chart 39
Italian Albums Chart 48
Japanese Albums Chart 47
Mexican Albums Chart 38
New Zealand Albums Chart 42
Norwegian Albums Chart 50
Spanish Albums Chart 27
Swedish Albums Chart 50
Swiss Albums Chart 49
UK Albums Chart 25
US Billboard 200 22
Chart (2012) Position
Australian Albums Chart 56
Canadian Albums Chart 35
Czech Albums Chart 42
Danish Albums Chart 45
Finnish Albums Chart 52
French Albums Chart 41
German Albums Chart 42
Hungarian Albums Chart 45
Italian Albums Chart 57
Japanese Albums Chart 66
Mexican Albums Chart 67
Norwegian Albums Chart 37
Spanish Albums Chart 56
Swedish Albums Chart 70
Swiss Albums Chart 67
UK Albums Chart 62
US Billboard 200 35
Chart (2013) Position
Australian Albums Chart 68
Canadian Albums Chart 79
French Albums Chart 64
German Albums Chart 52
Italian Albums Chart 56
Japanese Albums Chart 71
Mexican Albums Chart 54
Spanish Albums Chart 56
Swiss Albums Chart 59
UK Albums Chart 37
US Billboard 200 42
Chart (2014) Position
Australian Albums Chart 79
Canadian Albums Chart 65
French Albums Chart 80
German Albums Chart 79
Mexican Albums Chart 71
Spanish Albums Chart 82
Swiss Albums Chart 67
UK Albums Chart 78
US Billboard 200 59
Chart (2015) Position
Canadian Albums Chart 89
German Albums Chart 94
UK Albums Chart 96
US Billboard 200 98
Chart (2016) Position
UK Albums Chart 187
US Billboard 200 122

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) Platinum 80,000^
Australia (ARIA) Diamond 500,000^
Austria (IFPI) 4× Platinum 60,000^
Belgium (BEA) 2× Platinum 80,000^
Brazil (ABPD) Diamond 290,000^
Canada (MC) Diamond 678,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) 4× Platinum 80,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat) Platinum 20,000^
France (SNEP) Diamond 600,000^
Germany (BVMI) 3× Platinum 685,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ) Platinum 6,000^
Ireland (IRMA) 5× Platinum 80,000^
Italy (FIMI) 5× Platinum 280,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) Diamond 320,000^
Japan (RIAJ) Million 1,594,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) 7× Platinum 300,000^
New Zealand (RIAMZ) 5× Platinum 90,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway) Platinum 50,000^
Poland (ZPAV) 2× Platinum 50,000^
Portugal (AFP) Platinum 30,000^
Russia (NFPF) Platinum 10,000^
South Korea (RIAK) 6× Platinum 60,000^
Russia (NFPF) Platinum 10,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 9× Platinum 360,000^
Sweden (GLF) 2× Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 7× Platinum 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) 6× Platinum 2,000,000^
United States (RIAA) 6× Platinum 6,828,000^

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