Grammy-Award winning vocalist Brandy’s sophomore album Never Say Never was released 20 years ago on this day via Atlantic Records. With production handled by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Harvey Mason Jr., Marc Nelson, David Foster and Brandy herself, the album would go on to become one of the quintessential albums of 90’s music combining elements of R&B and Pop.
Never Say Never features the #1 hits “Have You Ever” and “The Boy Is Mine”. The latter which is a duet with fellow R&B recording artist Monica, spending 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming the biggest selling single of 1998 and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.
Other singles released are “Almost Doesn’t Count”, “Top of the World” featuring Mase, “Angel In Disguise” and “U Don’t Know Me (Like U Used To)”.
In honor of it’s 20th Anniversary, @RnBJunkieOfficial looks back and rank this classic album. Tell us if you agree/disagree with our ranking:
13 ONE VOICE
12 NEVER SAY NEVER
10 LEARN THE HARD WAY
08 PUT THAT ON EVERYTHING
07 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU
06 ALMOST DOESN’T COUNT
05 ANGEL IN DISGUISE
04 HAVE YOU EVER
03 TOP OF THE WORLD FEAT. MASE
02 THE BOY IS MINE FEAT. MONICA
01 U DON’T KNOW ME (LIKE U USED TO)