Top 10 Albums by Artists Under 18 Years Old
This week, the Internet’s raging over the incredibly impressive debut of 16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor, a.k.a Lorde. They have every right: “Royals” is one of the year’s top songs and she matched the hype with nine other bonafide hits. Of course, at such a young age, she’s unlikely to escape that side to her story — she’s not alone, though. Long before she had teenagers, young adults, or twenty- and thirtysomethings singing about “cutting [their] teeth on wedding rings”, several other young artists were walking in those very same footsteps. In light of this, Consequence of Sound decided to task themselves with a list of other similar greats under the age of 18, and rounded up 10 of their best albums. Just remember, if you have kids, there’s always a higher watermark for them to reach. Here’s proof.
Photo by Heather Kaplan.
Bright Eyes, Earl Sweatshirt, Hanson, Hot Boys, Jackson 5, Lil Wayne, Radish, Silverchair, Stevie Wonder, The Runaways, Yung Lean