is the debut album by American R&B
, released in the United States on December 7, 1999, on Virgin Records
The Neptunes produced the entire album. Its smash hit lead single, "Caught out There
," was a modest urban
radio success and a MTV
video hit in the U.S. The album debuted at number 149 on the Billboard 200
and number 23 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
, selling 12,423 copies in its opening week. The album sold just over 268,000 units in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan
fared better in Europe, where all three singles, "Caught out There
," "Good Stuff
," and "Get Along with You
" were sizable hits. The British Phonographic Industry
gold for sales of over 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom. Kelis' colorful style in both clothing and hair in the music videos with bright contrasting colors combining an urban style while maintaining Girl Power
received considerable attention.
"Caught out There" managed to provide Kelis with a number-52 chart entry on the UK Singles Chart
on imports and it was therefore decided to release the single there, which peaked at number four. "Good Stuff" also proved a modest hit, securing a number-19 position on the UK chart. The third and final single from the album, "Get Along with You," was her first and only solo release to miss the top 40, reaching number 51.