EVOLution (stylized as ƎVO⅃ UTION) is the second studio album by American singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter. It was released on October 14, 2016 by Hollywood Records. A United States tour of the same name began on October 18, 2016.


The lead single from the album, "On Purpose", was released on July 29, 2016. The album was made available for pre-order and the first promotional single, titled "All We Have Is Love", was released on September 23, 2016. "Run and Hide" was released as the second promotional single on September 30, 2016. "Thumbs" was released as the third and final promotional single on October 7, 2016.

Critical receptionEdit

Evolution was met with positive reviews, with critics complimenting Carpenter's sense of maturity and growth on the album in comparison to her debut album. Christine M. Sellers of The Celebrity Cafe wrote that Carpenter "proves she's not just another Disney darling transitioning through her teenage years" and that the album "showcases Carpenter's growth as both a songwriter and a vocalist". Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues of ANDPOP gave the album 3.8 thumbs up, saying that "with Evolution, Sabrina is showing a mature musical side, willing to experiment with techno beats, lyrics and what she can do vocally. She provides an interesting indie yet synth take on pop music, and has clearly found a unique sound that she shines in, that separates her from the rest".

Commercial performanceEdit

EVOLution debuted at number 28 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 11,500 copies in its first week.

Track listingEdit

EVOLution — Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. On Purpose Sabrina Carpenter • Ido Zmishlany Zmishlany 3:58
2. Feels Like Loneliness   Carpenter • Zmishlany Zmishlany 3:20
3. Thumbs Priscilla Renea • Steve Mac Mac 3:36
4. No Words Carpenter • Zmishlany Zmishlany 3:32
5. Run and Hide Carpenter • James Michael Robbins Robbins 3:29
6. Mirage Nick Bailey • Carpenter • Jeff Halavacs • Ryan Ogren Ogren • Halatrax* 3:25
7. Don't Want It Back Carpenter • Steph Jones • Robert Leon Persaud Persaud 3:01
8. Shadows   Carpenter • Jones • Persaud Persaud 2:52
9. Space Carpenter • Missy Modell • Daniel Kyriakides Daylight 3:06
10. All We Have Is Love Carpenter • Afshin Salmani • Josh Cumbee NONFICTION 3:02
Total length: 33:21

* Signifies an additional producer


Chart (2016) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) 44
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 181
Canadian albums (Billboard) 84
Irish Albums (IRMA) 98
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[1] 4
US Billboard 200 28


  1. "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart" at Recorded Music NZ

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