lovestrong. is the debut album by American singer-songwriter, Christina Perri. Following the release of Perri's unexpected lead single 'Jar of Hearts' and a record deal with Atlantic Records, lovestrong. was released on May 10, 2011.
Lead single from the album, 'Jar of Hearts', was an unexpected success across the United States. After premiering on So You Think You Can Dance, 'Jar of Hearts' peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number seventeen and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album's second single, 'Arms', didn't find as much success on the charts, but was critically acclaimed for it's happier tone and divulging music video. lovestrong. additionally saw multiple promotional singles released onto the iTunes store: 'The Lonely', 'Penguin', 'Tragedy', and 'Bluebird'.
Referring to the album's tracklist, Perri said: 'I believe I picked the best ones--the ones I need to get out into the world. The ones I need to get though. The ones I want to sing to you every night. And the ones I can only hope make you feel something too.'
Perri recorded the album in 33 days in two studios located on the same property, both running at the same time. She described the process as 'the best 33 days of my life and it was the worst 33 days of my life.'