14 April 2015
Pop music, Pop rock
| April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)|
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Eyes Wide Open is the debut studio album by American singer Sabrina Carpenter. It was released on April 14, 2015, by Hollywood Records. The album is preceded by the release of the lead single, "We'll Be the Stars".
The album's lead single, "We'll Be the Stars", was released on January 13, 2015. It made its radio premiere via Radio Disney a day earlier.
Carpenter made the lead track off of the album, "Eyes Wide Open", available for those who pre-ordered the album on iTunes on April 7, 2015. It was released as the album's second single, with the music video premiering on June 14, 2015. In 2016, the song won the Radio Disney Music Award for "Best Anthem".
Writing for the website Headline Planet, Brian Cantor gave the album a positive review, focusing on the emotion conveyed by Sabrina Carpenter's performance. He wrote, "Decidedly loose in construct but rich in personality, “Eyes Wide Open” provides Carpenter with an opportunity to establish her own identity and leave her own mark." Cantor believed the more heavily produced songs put Carpenter at a disadvantage, playing against her strengths. In particular, he singled out "Eyes Wide Open" and "We'll Be the Stars" as weaker songs on the album that do not showcase Carpenter's talents and personality to their full potential. "With every passing moment–even on her weaker tracks–" Cantor wrote, "Carpenter creates distance between the conception and reality of a teen artist."
The album debuted at number 43 on the US Billboard 200 chart, number 31 on the US Billboard Top Album Sales chart, and number 14 on the US Billboard Digital Albums chart. According to Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan, the album sold over 12,000 copies in its first week release.
1Eyes Wide Open3:13Eyes Wide Open (Sabrina Carpenter album) Wikipedia
2Can't Blame a Girl for Trying2:49
3The Middle of Starting Over3:33