Since emerging with her 4x-platinum self-titled debut in 1994 (released when she was only 15-years-old), trail-blazing multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop singer, songwriter and actress Brandy Norwood has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is ranked one of the best-selling female artists in American music history by the RIAA, having sold over 11 million albums in the U.S. alone. Not only did 1994's Brandy yield chart topping singles with "I Wanna Be Down" and "Baby," but earned Norwood two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Baby."
"Released five months after Aaliyah's Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, Brandy is a well-rounded look into the life of teenage girl trying to figure it all out. Unlike Aaliyah, however, Brandy very much acted all of 15 years old...Even when she's expressing interest in a guy she likes, it comes off as a mix between youthful naivety and cautiousness, as seen on the album's standout "I Wanna Be Down." But that innocence is all a part of the project's charm." – No. 13 on Complex's 50 Best R&B Albums ofthe '90s