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Let Yourself is the third studio album by American singer Sherlyn O'Sullivan. It was released on November 26, 2011 through Hear Music. It serves as the follow-up to her debut studio album Come as You Are (2010), the record began to be worked during her debut concert tour, the album recording lasted over a year. She wrote every song from the album, and collaborated with a number of producers, including Zach Ziskin, Steve Robson, Benny Blanco, Ben Roulston, The-Dream, Rami Yacoub, Kara DioGuardi, Eg White, among others. et Yourself have similar sound from her debut album, their efforts resulted in a primarily elements of pop, with influences of dance-pop, pop rock, disco, contemporary R&B, folk music, and soul. Lyrically, the album is inspired by O'Sullivan's life events in recent years, romantic relationships, and breaking free.

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics and it was ranked as one of the best albums of 2011 by several publications, including Billboard, Time, and Rolling Stone, and garnered eight Grammy Award nominations ceremony, winning six, incluiding Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album—making her the youngest female artist to won Best Pop Album categorie for two times, and was ranked as the "Greatest Billboard 200 Album of All Time".

Let Yourself peaked at number one in more than 30 countries, including in the United States, debuting at number one at Billboard 200 with 1.289 million copies sold in its first week, marking the one the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. Remained in the top three for its first 29 weeks, the top five for a record 45 consecutive weeks, and the top 10 for a total of 56 weeks. Eventually, the album became second world's best-selling the year for 2011 with 15.5 million and the world's best-selling album of the year for 2012 with 6 million copies sold within the year. By June 2017, the album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of ten million copies in the United States, making O'Sullivan second artist of the 2010s to achieve this certification with two albums. Outside United States, the album became the 12th best-selling album of all time in the United Kingdom, and 4th the best-selling album by non-Japanese artist in Japan. As of May 2017, the album sold over 28 million worldwide, becoming third best-selling albums of 21st century by a female artist, and her second album at list, and the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist, surpassing Britney Spears 18 years old record.

Seven singles have been released from the album: "Can't Get You Off My Mind", "Powerless", "All My Love", "Nobody Compares", "Foreign", "Overflow" remixed featuring rapper Missy Elliot and "Say It Again". All the first three single and the sixth single from the album reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, also reached number one in many charts around the world, and have been certified platinum in the United States, Australia, Canada and United Kingdom. At 56th Annual Grammy Awards, "Can't Get You Off My Mind" won Grammy Awards won for Song of the Year, while, "Powerless" won for Best Vocal Performance, and "All My Love" for Best Music Video. At 56th Annual Grammy Awards "Overflow" was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. O'Sullivan performed songs from the album on different occasions, and as well through her second sucessfull concert tour, Let Yourself Tour.

Track listing Edit

Standard edition

  1. "Let Yourself" – 3:21
  2. "Empty" – 3:47
  3. "Can't Get You Off My Mind" – 3:42
  4. "All My Love" – 3:25
  5. "Nobody Compares" – 3:29
  6. "Foreign" – 3:21
  7. "Side Effects" – 3:22
  8. "Don't Know Why" – 3:05
  9. "Say It Again" – 3:04
  10. "Powerfulless" – 3:26
  11. "Goodbye" – 3:31
  12. "Love Sensation" – 3:29
  13. "Overflow" – 3:42
  14. "Running Away" – 3:26
  15. "About You" – 4:01

Deluxe edition bonus track

  1. "Call on Me" – 3:37
  2. "Hold Me" – 3:27
  3. "One in a Million" – 3:51

Germany limited edition bonus track

  1. "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)" – 2:11
  2. "All My Love" (A capella version) – 4:14

Japanese tour edition DVD

  1. "Can't Get You Off My Mind" (music video)
  2. "All My Love" (music video)
  3. "Powerless" (music video)

SinglesEdit

1. "Can't Get You Off My Mind"

Released: October 12, 2011

2. "Powerfulless"

Released: December 20, 2011

3."All My Love"

Released: March 28, 2012

4. "Nobody Compares"

Released: July 31, 2012

5. "Foreign"

Released: October 9, 2012

6. "Overflow Remix"

Released: November 20, 2012

7. "Say It Again"

Released: April 30, 2013

Charts Edit

Weekly charts

Chart (2011–12) Position
Argentina Albums Chart 1
Australian Albums Chart 1
Austrian Albums Chart 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 1
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Croatian Albums Chart 1
Czech Albums Chart 1
Danish Albums Chart 2
Dutch Albums Chart 1
Finnish Albums Chart 1
French Albums Chart 1
German Albums Chart 1
Greek Albums Chart 1
Hungarian Albums Chart 1
Irish Albums Chart 1
Italian Albums Chart 1
Japanese Albums Chart 1
Mexican Albums Chart 1
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Norwegian Albums Chart 1
Polish Music Charts 1
Portuguese Albums Chart 1
Russian Music Charts 2
Scottish Albums Chart 1
Spanish Albums Chart 1
Swedish Albums Chart 1
Swiss Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 1
US Billboard 200 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2011) Position
Argentina Albums Chart 6
Australian Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 10
Canadian Albums Chart 4
Croatian Albums Chart 7
Czech Albums Chart 10
Danish Albums Chart 18
Dutch Albums Chart 7
Finnish Albums Chart 8
French Albums Chart 7
German Albums Chart 9
Hungarian Albums Chart 11
Irish Albums Chart 10
Italian Albums Chart 7
Mexican Albums Chart 12
Japanese Albums Chart 10
Norwegian Albums Chart 7
Polish Music Charts 7
Portuguese Albums Chart 10
Russian Music Charts 7
Scottish Albums Chart 11
Spanish Albums Chart 10
Swedish Albums Chart 9
Swiss Albums Chart 8
UK Albums Chart 7
US Billboard 200 3
Chart (2012) Position
Argentina Albums Chart 3
Australian Albums Chart 1
Austrian Albums Chart 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 3
Canadian Albums Chart 2
Danish Albums Chart 5
Dutch Albums Chart 6
Finnish Albums Chart 4
French Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 1
Irish Albums Chart 5
Italian Albums Chart 3
Mexican Albums Chart 3
Japanese Albums Chart 4
Norwegian Albums Chart 7
Polish Music Charts 4
Portuguese Albums Chart 6
Russian Music Charts 5
Scottish Albums Chart 9
Spanish Albums Chart 8
Swedish Albums Chart 2
Swiss Albums Chart 2
UK Albums Chart 2
US Billboard 200 1
Chart (2013) Position
Australian Albums Chart 17
Austrian Albums Chart 30
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 42
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 60
Canadian Albums Chart 33
French Albums Chart 26
German Albums Chart 11
Italian Albums Chart 22
Japanese Albums Chart 14
Mexican Albums Chart 22
Norwegian Albums Chart 34
Polish Music Charts 31
Spanish Albums Chart 86
Swiss Albums Chart 59
Taiwanese Albums Chart 34
UK Albums Chart 10
Chart (2014) Position
Australian Albums Chart 34
Austrian Albums Chart 53
Canadian Albums Chart 49
French Albums Chart 41
German Albums Chart 11
Italian Albums Chart 22
Japanese Albums Chart 47
Mexican Albums Chart 26
Spanish Albums Chart 81
Swiss Albums Chart 90
UK Albums Chart 20
US Billboard 200 22
Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums Chart 42
Canadian Albums Chart 52
French Albums Chart 67
German Albums Chart 38
Italian Albums Chart 76
Japanese Albums Chart 62
Mexican Albums Chart 51
Spanish Albums Chart 81
Swiss Albums Chart 90
UK Albums Chart 64
US Billboard 200 44
Chart (2016) Position
Australian Albums Chart 57
Canadian Albums Chart 79
French Albums Chart 95
Japanese Albums Chart 86
Mexican Albums Chart 65
UK Albums Chart 94
US Billboard 200 52

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) 2× Platinum 100,000^
Australia (ARIA) Diamond 762,000^
Austria (IFPI) Platinum 100,000^
Belgium (BEA) 5× Platinum 150,000^
Brazil (ABPD) Diamond 300,000^
Canada (MC) Diamond 1,073,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) 5× Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat) Platinum 30,000^
France (SNEP) Diamond 700,000^
Germany (BVMI) Diamond 900,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ) Platinum 6,000^
Ireland (IRMA) 6× Platinum 100,000^
Italy (FIMI) 7× Platinum 350,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) Diamond 380,000^
Japan (RIAJ) Million 1,924,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) 7× Platinum 300,000^
New Zealand (RIAMZ) 6× Platinum 100,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway) Platinum 50,000^
Poland (ZPAV) 3× Platinum 100,000^
Portugal (AFP) 2× Platinum 40,000^
Russia (NFPF) Platinum 10,000^
South Korea (RIAK) 5× Platinum 53,000^
Russia (NFPF) Platinum 10,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 12× Platinum 500,000^
Sweden (GLF) 3× Platinum 120,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 7× Platinum 210,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) 11× Platinum 3,322,000^
United States (RIAA) 13× Platinum 11,070,000^

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