Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Robbie Williams are among the artists crowned with the most successful debut album from their home region or country, according to new analysis.
In celebration of National Album Day this month, the British Recording Institute (BPI) and the Entertainment Retailers Association (EMA) analyzed data from the Official Charts Company to reveal releases The largest first of the 12 regions and countries of the UK.
In the competition for the biggest debut album by an artist from the north-west of England, Manchester’s Oasis took the win with their 1994 release certainly possible, beating out their first release. The Beatles’ Please Please Me and The Stone Roses.
Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys have claimed to be the top debut for an artist from the Yorkshire and Humber regions, with their 2006 classic album. Whatever people say I am, That’s what I’m not.
The Mercury Award-winning album, which includes the hits I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and When The Sun Goes Down, has edged out competition from Kaiser Chiefs’ Employment and ABC’s The Lexicon Of Love.
While the Stoke-On-Trent-born singer, Williams took the title of the most successful debut by an artist from the West Midlands for her first solo album Life Thru A Lens.
Following the release of his discography in 1997, which featured some of his most beloved songs including Angels and Let Me Entertain You, he established himself as a solo artist after leaving Take That.
In the Battle of Greater London, Leona Lewis overcame competition from the Spice Girls and Dido to claim the title of most successful debut album by an artist from the capital with her 2007 release of Spirit.
Scotland’s biggest debut album belongs to the 2012 album Our Version Of Events by Emeli Sande, who grew up in Aberdeenshire.
The album, which included the hits Heaven and Next To Me, beat out the debuts of Susan Boyle for I Dreamed A Dream and Paolo Nutini for These Streets.
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While Bangor-born Duffy claimed the title for an artist from Wales with her 2008 release Rockferry.
Among the other most successful debuts by Welsh artists are Stereophonics’ Word Gets Around, Manic Street Preachers’ Generation Terroists and Charlotte Church’s Voice Of An Angel.
Northern Ireland’s top debut album was claimed by Katie Melua, who grew up in Belfast, to be Call Off By The Search.
Other notable debuts by artists in the area include Ash’s 1977 and Two Door Cinema Club’s Travel History.
Hampshire-born singer James Blunt took home the title for the biggest debut by an artist from the Southeast, with his 2004 album Back To Bedlam – which featured the global hit You’re Beautiful.
Released the same year as Blunt’s album, East Sussex’s Hopes And Fears narrowly finished as did the Tubular Bells, the 1973 debut of Reading multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield.
James Morrison, raised in Cornwall, got the top debut by an artist from south-west England with his 2006 release Undiscovered.
Other top regional launches include the albums of Bristol’s Massive Attack for Blue Lines and Devon’s Muse for Showbiz.
Raised in south Cambridgeshire, Sam Smith emerged victorious with the top debut of an artist from the East of England with the 2014 release of In The Lonely Hour, beating fellow superstar singers Ed. Sheeran for Plus and George Ezra for Wanted On Voyage.
In the East Midlands, Kasabian’s 2004 album of the same name topped the list with the help of hit tracks LSF (Lost Souls Forever) and Cutt Off.
Meanwhile, the North East’s top debut prize went to Newcastle upon Tyne’s Lighthouse Family duo with their 1995 album Ocean Drive.
Geoff Taylor, executive director of the BPI & Brit Awards, and Kim Bayley, chief executive officer of EMA, the organizations behind National Album Day, said: “A special relationship exists between an artist and a person. Fandom is an intimate journey that often begins with a debut album that often deals with shared experiences and stories.
“As this survey shows, it is a journey rooted in all parts of the UK, often reflecting local styles and sounds and drawing on the cultural reference points they have. may have in common.”
National Album Day is on October 15th, celebrating the album’s art form, and this year’s theme is “debut album”.
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