The Best Debut Albums Of 2022

We're ranking the best debut albums of 2022 released by the music industry's hottest rising stars. From EDM supergroup Swedish House Mafia's highly-anticipated Paradise Again to 2021 XXL Freshman Coi Leray's Trendsetter, 2022's top debut studio albums feature diverse singers and rappers across multiple decades and countless subgenres, including hip hop, progressive house music, indie rock, pop, folk metal, trap, electropunk, grunge, drill, and electronic dance music. Indian folk metal band Bloodywood are fearlessly disrupting the heavy metal industry with their debut full-length project Rakshak, and New York native rapper Fivio Foreign continues to thrive with his drill hip-hop album B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth).

Which 2022 debut album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these records will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for your favorite new albums by the music industry's hottest rising stars, and be sure to return weekly for additional albums as they're released. 

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  • B.I.B.L.E.
    Fivio Foreign
    78 votes
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop, Drill, Trap
    B.I.B.L.E. (an acronym for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) is the debut studio album by American rapper Fivio Foreign. It was released through Columbia Records and RichFish on April 8, 2022. ...more
  • Wet Leg
    Wet Leg
    60 votes
    • Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-punk
    Wet Leg is the eponymous debut studio album by British rock band Wet Leg, released on April 8, 2022 by Domino Recording Company.
  • I Used to Think I Could Fly
    60 votes
    • Genres (Music): Pop
    I Used to Think I Could Fly is the debut studio album by Canadian singer Tate McRae, released on May 27, 2022, through RCA Records. It was preceded by the singles "Feel Like Sh*t", "She's All I Wanna ...more
  • Give or Take
    49 votes
    • Genres (Music): R&B, Soul
    Give or Take is the debut album by American R&B singer-songwriter GIVĒON, released June 24, 2022, via Not So Fast and Epic Records.
  • Paradise Again
    Swedish House Mafia
    42 votes
    • Genres (Music): EDM, Progressive house
    Paradise Again is the debut studio album by Swedish house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, released on April 15, 2022 through SSA Recording and Republic Records. The album features guest ...more
  • Cross Country
    16 votes
    • Genres (Music): Country rap, R&B, Gospel, Soul
    Cross Country is the debut studio album by American musician BRELAND. It was released through Bad Realm Records and Atlantic Records on September 9, 2022. The album features guest artists Keith ...more