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By WhoIsTunde

Many of the hit makers you know today started with just one single and it did not have to do so great on the charts then, because what they are today is way bigger than their first singles. However, these 5 artistes’ first singles turned out to be great hits. Check them out:


ed sheeran

Released in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2011, The A Team was Ed’s lead single from his debut album + . The song was about a prostitute addicted to crack cocainea Class A drug, hence the name A TeamAccording to Ed Sheeran, “The A Team came from an experience I had when I did a gig at a homeless shelter. I was 18 at the time and kind of naive. So, I was a bit taken aback by some of the stories that I heard. I got home that night and I just wrote a lot of the lyrics. I wanted to write it so it sounded kind of upbeat, so you wouldn’t really know what it’s about, because it’s quite a dark subject.”

The song The chorus of The A Team was also used by Sheeran in the track Little Lady, which features Mikill PaneThe A Team was also nominated for a Grammy.

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bruno mars

Off the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Just The Way You Are was Bruno Mars’ first single and it came out in 2011. In an interview, Bruno Mars said I’m a big fan of songs like Joe Cocker’s You Are So Beautiful and Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight – songs that go straight to the point. You know, there’s no mind-boggling lyrics or twists in the story – they just come directly from the heart. And to me Just The Way You Are is one of those songs. There’s nothing mind-blowing about it. I’m just telling a woman she looks beautiful the way she IS – and, let’s be honest, what woman doesn’t wanna hear those lyrics?!”

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From 2011’s So Far Gone and later included on the Thank Me Later album, Best I Ever Had peaked at number two on the US billboard Hot 100 becoming Drake’s first top-ten single. It remained his highest charting single in the United States until One Dance. 

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Kendrick Lamar

Featuring Dr. Dre and produced by Scoop DeVille, The Recipe was the first single off Kendrick Lamar’s first full length, major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. It introduces the world to the 3 W’s that California has to offer: WomenWeedWeather. The Recipe, it’s one of those things that everyone in the world can relate to… That’s the three things you need in life; that’s the recipe you need in life”, Kendrick explained.  

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s debut single One Time was released in 2009 from his debut EP My WorldThe single has been certified Platinum in Canada and the United States. American hip-hop/R&B producer and songwriter Christopher “Tricky” Stewart wrote the song for Bieber.

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