Did you know that Aaliyah, Brandy, Usher and Monica all released their debut singles before they were 16 years of age?
Aaliyah, Monica and Usher were all just 14 years of age when they released their debut singles. Usher was the first of the group to hit the music scene on August 16th 1993 with ‘Call Me Back’ and he was followed by Aaliyah with ‘Back & Forth’ on January 1st 1994, just two weeks before her January 16th birthday.
Additionally, Monica issued her ‘Don’t Take it Personal (Just One of dem Days)’ debut single on April 10th 1995. Brandy, on the other hand, was already 15 years of age when she released ‘I Wanna Be Down’ on September 6th 1994.
Who had the the most successful debut among Aaliyah, Brandy, Usher and Monica? The winner was Monica whose ’Don’t Take it Personal’ peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Watch the videos for Aaliyah’s ‘Back & Forth’, Brandy’s ‘I Wanna Be Down’, Monica’s ‘Don’t Take it Personal’ and Usher’s ‘Call Me Back’ below:
Aaliyah – ‘Back & Forth’
Brandy ‘ ‘I Wanna Be Down’
Monica - ’Don’t Take it Personal (Just One
of dem Days)’
Usher – ‘Call Me Back’