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A lead single is the first single to be released from a studio album , by a musician or a band , usually before the album itself is released. During the era of the phonograph record , all music was sold as what is now termed a single, one potential hit song backed by an additional song of generally less commercial appeal on a single ten-inch 78 rpm shellac record. After the launch of the long-playing microgroove record in and the arrival of the 45 rpm single the following year, singles continued to appear separately from albums into the s. For instance, the early rock and roll market of the s and early s was very much focused on singles rather than albums. Songs such as " Heartbreak Hotel ", " Johnny B. Goode ", and " Tutti Frutti " only appeared later on album compilations of singles. This changed in the s as the popular music industry shifted to the album as its main profit center. Singles became advertisements for an album, the lead single conceptually defined as a foretaste of the album to come. On average a lead single will appear about one month before the album's release date. This has become a common practice through the 21st century for album-oriented recording artists.