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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 March 20, 2012 through Epic Records. After producer Jeff Bhasker, showed some demos to Epic record label's chairman L.A. Reid, by the age of 16; signed a three-album recording contract. Sherlyn began working on the album in December 2010 and finished recording in January 2012, and was produced by Jeff Bhasker, L.A. Reid, Steve Robson and Ben Roulston. Its incorporates most commercial pop rock, dance-pop, and with strong elements of synthpop, and bubblegum pop. Lyrically, the album explores themes in coming of age situations, personal events, romantic relationships, and haven fun.

The album received favorable reviews from music critics. Some appreciated O'Sullivan voice and its vocal versatility, while others praised his entertaining compositions. The album attained chart success, debuting at number one in more than ten countries, incluinding on the United States selling 209,000 copies in its opening week, and later became the second best-selling album of 2011, selling over 2.9 million copies, and has been four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments exceeding 4 million copies. The album earned Sherlyn four Grammy Award nominations, which resulted the youngest female artist to won Best New Artist awards. As May 2017, the album has sold over 8.6 million copies worldwide.

Five singles were released from the album, album's lead single "All that Girls Wants" was a worldwide hit, reaching number one in nineteen countries. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, staying at the top for ten consecutive weeks. Follow up singles, "Subsequent Love (Is All We Need)", "Try", and "It's OK! Even If It's Not Alright", achieved similar success reaching the top ten in multiple countries including Australia, Canada and the United States. The album fifth and final single, "He Ain't You" unlike previous album's single, was a moderate worldwide success. O'Sullivan promoted the album by performing in various television show, and as an opening act for One Direction's Take Me Home Tour and later performed some songs from the album on her first headlining tour, the Let Yourself Tour.

Track listing Edit

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Standard edition

  1. "All that Girls Want" – 3:26
  2. "Try" – 3:18
  3. "Subsequent Love (Is All We Need)" – 3:18
  4. "Make You Love Me" – 3:43
  5. "Trouble"– 3:39
  6. "Gypsy Woman"  – 3:16
  7. "Running Away" – 3:51
  8. "Flaws" – 3:22
  9. "He Ain't You" – 3:45
  10. "My Way" – 4:17
  11. "It's OK! Even If It's Not Alright" – 3:45
  12. "In Another Life" – 3:22

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – iTunes bonus track/International bonus track

  1. "How I Feel" – 3:43

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Deluxe edition edition bonus track

  1. "I'm Gone" – 3:53
  2. "She's Everything" – 3:22
  3. "Anytime"– 3:41

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Germany edition bonus tracks

  1. "Thinking About Us" – 3:31

Sherlyn O'Sullivan – Japanese edition bonus tracks bonus track

  1. "Play On"– 3:21
  2. "All that Girls Want" (XLC remix)– 3:57
  3. "Subsequent Love" (XLC remix)– 3:57
  4. "Try" (Acoustic) – 3:42

SinglesEdit

1. "All that Girls Wants"

Released: October 31, 2011

2. "Subsequent Love (Is All We Need)"

Released: February 21, 2012

3. "Try"

Released: June 19, 2012

4. "It's OK! Even If It's Not Alright"

Released: August 28, 2012

5. "He Ain't You"

Released: November 6, 2012

Charts Edit

Weekly charts

Chart (2012–14)

Peak
position

Australian Albums Chart 2
Austrian Albums Chart 3
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 7
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Croatian Albums Chart 5
Czech Albums Chart 5
Danish Albums Chart 3
Dutch Albums Chart 9
Finnish Albums Chart 11
French Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 3
Greek Albums Chart 6
Hungarian Albums Chart 16
Irish Albums Chart 3
Italian Albums Chart 3
Japanese Albums Chart 2
Mexican Albums Chart 5
New Zealand Albums Chart 4
Norwegian Albums Chart 7
Polish Music Charts 9
Portuguese Albums Chart 10
Scottish Albums Chart 9
Spanish Albums Chart 1
Swedish Albums Chart 3
Swiss Albums Chart 2
UK Albums Chart 3
US Billboard 200 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2012) Position
Australian Albums Chart 11
Austrian Albums Chart 22
Canadian Albums Chart 5
Danish Albums Chart 17
French Albums Chart 8
German Albums Chart 10
Italian Albums Chart 15
Japanese Albums Chart 9
Mexican Albums Chart 24
New Zealand Albums Chart 35
Norwegian Albums Chart 24
Spanish Albums Chart 16
Swedish Albums Chart 37
Swiss Albums Chart 35
UK Albums Chart 10
US Billboard 200 3
Chart (2013) Position
Australian Albums Chart 26
Canadian Albums Chart 16
French Albums Chart 20
German Albums Chart 32
Italian Albums Chart 42
Japanese Albums Chart 37
Spanish Albums Chart 50
Swedish Albums Chart 65
Swiss Albums Chart 51
UK Albums Chart 22
US Billboard 200 13
Chart (2014) Position
Japanese Albums Chart 61
US Billboard 200 38
Chart (2015) Position
US Billboard 200 47
Chart (2016) Position
US Billboard 200 65

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) Platinum 60,000^
Australia (ARIA) 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI) Platinum 20,000^
Belgium (BEA) Gold 15,000^
Brazil (ABPD) Platinum 60,000^
Canada (MC) 3× Platinum 240,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Gold 15,000^
France (SNEP) 2× Platinum 200,000^
Germany (BVMI) 3× Gold 300,000
Ireland (IRMA) 2× Platinum 30,000^
Italy (FIMI) Platinum 80,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) Platinum 60,000^
Japan (RIAJ) 3× Platinum 600,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) Gold 30,000^
New Zealand (RIAMZ) 3× Platinum 45,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway) Gold 20,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 2× Platinum 80,000^
Sweden (GLF) Gold 30,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 2× Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) 3× Platinum 1,000,000^
United States (RIAA) 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI) 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Worlwide 8,600,000^

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