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10 Acts That Dropped Their Debut Album in 2007

Can you believe these bands and singers were all just getting their start a decade ago?

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May 29: Gaslight Anthem, 'Sink or Swim'

First single: N/A

Where are they now? On indefinite hiatus since 2015. Their most recent/maybe final album, 2014's Get Hurt, was their fifth. Frontman Brian Fallon dropped his second solo release, the Georgia EP, last year.

Who was the greatest musician from the great year of 2007? Vote in our Throwback Throwdown: Who Owned 2007 now!

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June 15: Calvin Harris, 'I Created Disco'

First single: "Acceptable in the 80s"

Where is he now? Half a year out from his relationship with Taylor Swift, and building up to his follow-up to LP4, 2014's Motion. 2016 gave us "This Is What You Came For," the No. 3 single featuring Rihanna and secretly co-written by T-Swift.

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June 18: Justice, '†'

First single: "Waters of Nazareth"

Where are they now? They dropped their third album, Woman, in 2016, but don't expect another one soon, as the prior waits ran four and five years. They've gotten four GRAMMY nominations and won one, Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for their remix of MGMT's "Electric Feel" remix in 2009.

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June 26: Miley Cyrus, 'Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus'

First single: "Make Some Noise"

Where is she now? Traipsing around as one of pop's most provocative performers. 2015's 92-minute Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz was her fifth LP.

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July 31: Five Finger Death Punch, 'The Way of the Fist'

First single: "The Bleeding"

Where are they now? High upon the hill of heavy music, having hit No. 2 with their last three albums (and No. 3 with the one before that). This year they plan to follow 2015's Got Your Six with their seventh full-length.

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Aug. 21: Swizz Beatz, 'One Man Band Man'

First single: "It's Me Bitches"

Where is he now? He waited nearly a decade into his career to drop a solo album, and he hasn't done another since. The last few years have seen production work and guest verses for Kanye WestBusta RhymesPusha T and his wife, Alicia Keys.

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Sept. 4: Baroness, 'Red Album'

First single: N/A

Where are they now? At the vanguard of modern metal. They kept going with the colorful titles, dropping the celebrated Purple, their fourth record, in December 2015.

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Nov. 1: Girls' Generation, 'Girls' Generation'

First single: "Into the New World"

Where are they now? Still killing the K-pop game with eight of their original nine members; Jessica left in 2014. In August 2015 they dropped their fifth LP, Lion Heart.

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Nov. 27: Jordin Sparks, 'Jordin Sparks'

First single: "Tattoo"

Where is she now? After a six-year recording break, Sparks dropped her third album, Right Here Right Now, in 2015. She's also a GRAMMY nominee thanks to "No Air," which got the nod for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2009.

10 / 10

Dec. 11: The-Dream, 'Love Hate'

First single: "Shawty Is Da Shit" feat. Fabolous

Where is he now? While he kept going steady with the solo albums through 2013's IV Play, the first prolonged drought will continue until Love Affair drops, reportedly on March 24. In the last couple years he's lent vocals to Pusha TSolange and 2 Chainz. He has four GRAMMY Awards out of 11 nominations, and will compete twice this year thanks to his work on Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam."

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