The biggest debut albums of 2017 in the UK

Rag'n'Bone Man, Stormzy and Dua Lipa were among the big breakthrough successes last year.

The last 12 months have seen lot of established artists return to form with big albums - Sam Smith, Pink and Drake to name a few - but 2017 also saw some big breakthroughs by new artists. 

The biggest debut album of 2017 was Rag'n'Bone Man's Human, which OfficialCharts.com recently reported notched up 1 million combined sales in 2017, passing the million mark in the final week of the year. The collection's title track was also hugely successful last year, landing in the UK's Official Top 10 of the biggest singles of the year.

Human finished second place on the overall Top 40 biggest albums of 2017 list, with only Ed Sheeran shifting more albums than Rag'n'Bone Man last year. 

Liam Gallagher's debut solo album, As You Were, was 2017's second biggest debut (281,000). The album landed at Number 1 in October with opening week sales of 103,000, 16,000 of which were on vinyl - the biggest one-week vinyl sale in 20 years. 

British acts make up eight of the Top 10 debuts of 2017, two of which are rap stars. Stormzy's Gang Signs & Prayer - the first pure grime Number 1 album - places third (278,000), and afrobeats artist J Hus finishes with the sixth biggest debut of the year with Common Sense.


Stormzy with his Official Number 1 Album Award.

Elsewhere, Dua Lipa scores the year's biggest debut for a female artist with her self-titled collection, placing fifth on the year-end list, while Zara Larsson's So Good and Sheridan by actress Sheridan Smith are at 8 and 9 respectively. 

Elsewhere, Harry Styles' chart-topping self-titled finishes as 2017's fourth biggest debut, rapper Post Malone is seventh with Stoney, and Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers is tenth with Our Generation.

The Official Top 10 biggest debut albums of 2017

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 1 YEAR
2 AS YOU WERE LIAM GALLAGHER 1 YEAR
3 GANG SIGNS & PRAYER STORMZY 1 YEAR
4 HARRY STYLES HARRY STYLES 1 YEAR
5 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 5 YEAR
6 COMMON SENSE J HUS 6 YEAR
7 STONEY POST MALONE 10 YEAR
8 SO GOOD ZARA LARSSON 7 YEAR
9 SHERIDAN SHERIDAN SMITH 9 YEAR
10 OUR GENERATION TOKIO MYERS 4 YEAR

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