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Let Yourself is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Sheryl. It was released on March 23, 2013 through Columbia Records. After release her debut album in July 2011, Braxton started to work on the album, the recording of the material lasted more than a year. Braxton wrote every song on the album, and collaborated with a number of producers and writers, including Steve Robson, Greg Kurstin, Ben Roulston, The-Dream, Rami Yacoub, Kara DioGuardi, Eg White, among others. Let 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 Sheryl's life events including the death of her mother, 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 2013 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 Album—making Braxton the yougest female artist to winner these categories.

Let Yourself peaked at number one in more than 30 countries, including in the United States, debuting at number one at Billboard 200 with 405,000 copies sold in its first week, remained in the top three for its first 35 weeks, the top five for a record 46 consecutive weeks, and the top 10 for a total of 82 weeks. Eventually, the album became the world's best-selling album of the year for 2013 and 2014. It was certified seven times by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In Japan, the album became 5th the best-selling by non-Japanese artist. As of May 2017, the album sold 10 million copies in the U.S, while selling 28 million worldwide, becoming second best-selling albums of 21st century, also was the best-selling album by a youngest solo artist.

Five singles have been released from the album, including the international worldwide hits "Out Of My Mind", "All My Love", "Nobody Compares" and "Powerless". The lead single, second and fourth reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; In 2014, the album's lead single, "Out Of My Mind" won Grammy Awards won for Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, while "All My Love (Mum)" won for Best Short Form Music Video. Sheryl has performed songs from the album on different occasions, and as well through her debut sucessfull concert tour, Let Yourself Tour.

Track listing Edit

Standard edition

  1. "Let Yourself" – 3:21
  2. "Out Of My Mind" – 3:42
  3. "All My Love" – 3:25
  4. "Empty" – 3:47
  5. "Nobody Compares" – 3:29
  6. "About You" – 4:01
  7. "Side Effects" – 3:22
  8. "Don't Know Why" – 3:05
  9. "Say It Again" – 3:04
  10. "Love Sensation" – 3:29
  11. "Powerless" – 3:26
  12. "Goodbye"  – 3:31

Deluxe edition bonus track

  1. "Call on Me" – 3:37
  2. "Red Carped" – 4:01
  3. "Hold Me Down" – 3:22

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. "Out Of My Mind" (music video)
  2. "All My Love" (music video)
  3. "Powerless" (music video)
  4. "Nobody Compares" (music video)
  5. "Say It Again (music video)

SinglesEdit

1. "Out Of My Mind"

Released: Jnuary 3, 2013

2. "All My Love"

Released: April 2, 2013

4. "Nobody Compares"

Released: August 12, 2013

3 "Powerless"

Released: November 26, 2013

5. "Say It Again"

Released: April 21, 2014

Charts Edit

Weekly charts

Chart (2013) 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 3
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 (2013) Position
Argentina Albums Chart 2
Australian Albums Chart 2
Austrian Albums Chart 3
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 1
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Croatian Albums Chart 2
Czech Albums Chart 1
Danish Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums Chart 2
Finnish Albums Chart 1
French Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 1
Hungarian Albums Chart 2
Irish Albums Chart 3
Italian Albums Chart 2
Japanese Albums Chart 1
Norwegian Albums Chart 1
Polish Music Charts 1
Portuguese Albums Chart 4
Russian Music Charts 2
Scottish Albums Chart 9
Spanish Albums Chart 2
Swedish Albums Chart 2
Swiss Albums Chart 2
Taiwanese Albums Chart 3
UK Albums Chart 2
US Billboard 200 2
Chart (2014) Position
Argentina Albums Chart 4
Australian Albums Chart 3
Austrian Albums Chart 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 2
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 4
Canadian Albums Chart 3
Croatian Albums Chart 2
Czech Albums Chart 6
Danish Albums Chart 5
Dutch Albums Chart 7
Finnish Albums Chart 3
French Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 2
Hungarian Albums Chart 2
Irish Albums Chart 6
Italian Albums Chart 6
Japanese Albums Chart 1
Norwegian Albums Chart 5
Polish Music Charts 3
Portuguese Albums Chart 4
Russian Music Charts 2
Scottish Albums Chart 9
Spanish Albums Chart 5
Swedish Albums Chart 3
Swiss Albums Chart 6
Taiwanese Albums Chart 3
UK Albums Chart 4
US Billboard 200 3
Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums Chart 17
Austrian Albums Chart 20
Canadian Albums Chart 33
French Albums Chart 31
German Albums Chart 11
Italian Albums Chart 22
Japanese Albums Chart 3
Mexican Albums Chart 30
Norwegian Albums Chart 34
Polish Music Charts 31
Spanish Albums Chart 86
Swiss Albums Chart 59
Taiwanese Albums Chart 34
UK Albums Chart 9
US Billboard 200 5
Chart (2016) Position
German Albums Chart 56
Japanese Albums Chart 17
UK Albums Chart 21
US Billboard 200 34
Chart (2017) Position
German Albums Chart 87
Japanese Albums Chart 77
UK Albums Chart 45
US Billboard 200 51

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) 3× Platinum 180,000^
Australia (ARIA) Diamond 820,000^
Austria (IFPI) 4× Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA) 5× Platinum 100,000^
Brazil (ABPD) Diamond 400,000
Canada (MC) Diamond 1,320,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) 5× Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat) 3× Platinum 70,000^
France (SNEP) Diamond 720,000^
Greece (IFPI Greece) Platinum 6,000^
Germany (BVMI) 7× Platinum 1,510,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ) Platinum 8,000^
Ireland (IRMA) 7× Platinum 105,000^
Italy (FIMI) 8× Platinum 400,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) Diamond 300,000^
Japan (RIAJ) 2× Million 2,850,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) 9× Platinum 390,000^
New Zealand (RIAMZ) 9× Platinum 135,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway) 2× Platinum 60,000^
Philippines (PARI) 3× Diamond 500,000^
Poland (ZPAV) Diamond 150,000^
Portugal (AFP) 3× Platinum 50,000^
Russia (NFPF) Platinum 20,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 7× Platinum 300,000^
Sweden (GLF) 3× Platinum 130,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 10× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) 10× Platinum 3,022,000^
United States (RIAA) Diamond 10,056,000^

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