Evolution is Sabrina Carpenter's second studio album that was released on October 14, 2016 by Hollywood Records.
The album peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from music critics.
- On Purpose 3:58
- Feels Like Loneliness 3:21
- Thumbs 3:36
- No Words 3:33
- Run And Hide 3:30
- Mirage 3:25
- Don't Want It Back 3:02
- Shadows 2:52
- Space 3:06
- All We Have Is Love 3:02
"Evolution" debuted at #28 on the US Billboard 200, selling 11,500 copies in its first week.
"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".
On AllMusic, Matt Collar said: "The sophomore full-length studio album from Sabrina Carpenter, 2016's Evolution, showcases the singer/actress' bright, lyrical dance-pop sound. The album follows up Carpenter's 2015 debut, Eyes Wide Open, and finds the Girl Meets World star expanding upon that album's mix of heartfelt acoustic balladry, R&B-influenced pop, and dance-oriented anthems. Included are collaborations with a bevy of name producers including Daylight, Halatrax, Steve Mac, Ido Zmishlany, and others. Featured on the album is the single "On Purpose."