Welcome to Episode #11 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair revisit the debut self-titled album from R&B vocalist, Brandy.
Released on 27th September 1994 by Atlantic Records, the album was chiefly produced by Keith Crouch and reached number 20 on the US Billboard 200 becoming certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Worldwide, the album has sold over six million copies.
Four singles were released from the album in 'I Wanna Be Down', 'Baby', 'Best Friend' and 'Brokenhearted'. The singles garnered Brandy nominations for various awards, including two Grammy Award nominations and the success of the album allowed the young star to establish herself as one of the most successful of the then-new generation of R&B female vocalists who emerged during the mid-to-late 1990s.
Imran & Rhonda delve deep into this definitive 90s R&B album looking at the project, the singles, the collaborators, the remixes and look at other child stars within the 90s R&B realm.
Blue-in-Green:RADIO is a London-based online internet radio station which celebrates 21st century soul, jazz, funk, Latin & hip-hop music.
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