America is the debut album by America , released in 1971. It was initially released without "A Horse With No Name ", which was released as a single in late 1971. When "Horse" became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track.
The album went to #1 on the Billboard album chart in the US] and stayed there for five weeks. It produced two hit singles; "A Horse with No Name" spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard singles chart in 1972 (it peaked at #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart), and " I Need You " hit #9 on the Billboard singles chart and #7 on the AC chart.