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Sheryl O'Sullivan is the self-titled debut by American singer-songwriter by Sheryl O'Sullivan. It was released on March 22, 2011 through Atlantic Records. After signing a three-album deal with Atlantic Records in May 2009, she began work alongside Jimmy Douglass, Tim Mitchell, and Greg Wells. O'Sullivan co-written eight of songs from the album. The recordings of the album took place between June 2009 to January 2011 at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. Its incorporates most commercial pop music style with strong elements of pop-rock, dance-pop, and synth-pop. Lyrically, the album explores themes in romantic relationships.

The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who praised O'Sullivan's vocal versatility. It debuted at number twenty-four and later reached number three on the US Billboard 200, the album became the second best-selling album of 2011, selling 2.1 million copies, and has been seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments exceeding 7 million copies. Internationally, the album was also was certified platium in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The album sold over 9 million copies worlwide.

The album's lead single "You've Got To Know" peaked in the US Billboard Hot 100 at thirty-five, served as second single "Foolish Heart", reached number three, and worldwide reached the top ten in some countries, third album's single "Hush", reached number two and remained at that peak for two weeks in the Hot 100, and topped the charts in Australia, Canada and Spain, and New Zealand. The following singles, "If You Go Away (Close the Door)" and "Try" peaked number twenty-two and nine, on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively, and had a moderate successful around the world. O'Sullivan promoted the album by performing in various television shows.

Track listing Edit

Sheryl O'Sullivan  – Standard edition

  1. "Foolish Heart" – 3:46
  2. "You've Got To Know" – 3:34
  3. "Try" – 4:12
  4. "Holding On" – 3:11
  5. "Hush" – 3:26
  6. "Addicted" – 3:09
  7. "If You Go Away (Close the Door)" – 3:24
  8. "Right Here" – 3:41
  9. "Again" – 4:09
  10. "Behind Blue Eyes" – 3:22
  11. "Home" – 3:22
  12. "He Ain't You" – 3:16

Sheryl O'Sullivan  – Walmart Limited Edition bonus track

  1. "Another Night" – 3:16

Sheryl O'Sullivan  – International Edition bonus track

  1. "Stuck on You" – 3:45
  2. "Heartache" – 3:17
  3. "Crossing Lines" – 3:51

Singles Edit

1. "You've Got To Know"

Released: January 4, 2011

2 "Foolish Heart"

Released: April 12, 2011

3. "Hush"

Released: June 28, 2011

4. "If You Go Away (Close the Door)"

Released: September 20, 2011

5. "Try"

Released: November 28, 2011

Charts Edit

Weekly charts

Chart (2011–12) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 15
Belgian Albums Chart (Ultratop Wallonia) 14
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 4
Canadian Albums Chart (Music Canada) 2
Croatian Albums (HDU) 29
Czech Albums (IFPI) 21
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 4
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 16
French Albums (SNEP) 9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 7
Greek Albums (IFPI) 22
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 19
Irish Albums (IRMA) 8
Italian Albums (FIMI) 9
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 3
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 6
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 12
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 9
Polish Albums (ZPAV) 11
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 5
Russian Albums Chart 12
Scottish Albums (OCC) 16
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 9
UK Albums (OCC) 3
US Billboard 200 3

Year-end charts

Chart (2011) Position
Australian Albums Chart (ARIA) 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 33
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 55
Canadian Albums Chart (Music Canada) 9
French Albums Chart (SNEP) 17
German Albums Chart (Offizielle Top 100) 26
Irish Albums Chart 44
Italian Albums Chart (IRMA) 36
Japanese Albums Chart (Oricon) 26
Mexican Albums Chart (Top 100 Mexico) 28
New Zealand Albums Chart (RMNZ) 42
Spanish Albums Chart (PROMUSICAE) 6
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 29
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 35
UK Albums (OCC) 12
US Billboard 200 2
Chart (2012) Position
Australian Albums Chart (ARIA) 29
Canadian Albums Chart (Music Canada) 18
French Albums Chart (SNEP) 38
German Albums Chart (Offizielle Top 100) 10
Japanese Albums Chart (Oricon) 72
UK Albums Chart (OCC) 33
US Billboard 200 9
Chart (2013) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 46
Canadian Albums Chart (Music Canada) 37
UK Albums (OCC) 67
US Billboard 200 45
Chart (2014) Position
Canadian Albums Chart (Music Canada) 62
French Albums (SNEP) 87
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 93
US Billboard 200 92
Chart (2015) Position
Canadian Albums Chart (Music Canada) 89
US Billboard 200 108
Chart (2016) Position
US Billboard 200 121

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA) 4× Platinum 342,000^
Belgium (BEA) Platinum 30,000^
Brazil (ABPD) 3× Platinum 120,000^
Canada (MC) Diamond 438,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Platinum 20,000^
France (SNEP) 2×Platinum 200,000^
Germany (BVMI) 3× Gold 300,000^
Ireland (IRMA) 2× Platinum 30,000^
Italy (FIMI) Platinum 60,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) 2× Platinum 90,000^
Japan (RIAJ) 2× Platinum 662,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) 2× Platinum 80,000^
New Zealand (RIAMZ) Platinum 20,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 2× Platinum 110,000^
Sweden (GLF) Platinum 20,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 2× Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) 3× Platinum 918,000^
United States (RIAA) 7× Platinum 5,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI) Platinum 1,000,000^
Worlwide 10,000,000^