Sam Sparro is the eponymous debut studio album by Sam Sparro. It was released in the UK on 28 April 2008, after the success of Sparro's debut single, "Black and Gold", which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The album debuted at number five during its first week of release in the UK, and moved up one spot to number four, its current peak, in its second week of release. In September 2008 the nominees for the 2008 ARIA Awards with the album receiving three nominations including Best Male Artist, Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist – Album.
"Cottonmouth" was Sparro's first single from the album, released one year before the album, on 10 June 2007.
"Black and Gold" was the second single from the album, meant to act as a lead single for the album's release soon there after. The song went on to become a hit in the U.K., as well as in several other countries world-wide. It entered the UK Singles Chart at #23 and went on to peak at #2 for three non-consecutive weeks. The song also went on the peak at #4 in both Australia and Norway, #5 in Ireland, Europe, and Turkey, and #8 on the US BillboardDance Charts.
"Too Many Questions" was released in New Zealand, to the country's iTunes store on 21 June 2008. It is unclear if the song was ever suppose to have been an international release or not, but if it was to have been, its release was cancelled.
"21st Century Life" was the third single from the album to be released internationally (fourth single in New Zealand). It was not as successful as "Black and Gold", however, it peaked just outside of the top 40 at #42 in Australia, and at #44 in the UK.
"Pocket" was the fourth single (fifth single in New Zealand), as announced in an interview with Popjustice, but its release was halted before it could reach the UK or US. However, It peaked at #33 on the Australian Airplay Chart. "Pocket" was released to iTunes in Australia on 13 December 2008.