Where were you in 1997? One thing is for sure, R&B was in a great place. From Toni Braxton dominating the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash hit “Un-Break My Heart” to Mariah Carey still impressing the world with her stellar vocals, there was a lot happening for the genre at the time.
As we look back on the year 1997, we can’t help but to reminisce about all the great albums that were released. While artists like Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Usher were building their legacy, other artists including K-Ci & Jo Jo, Badu and Next were making their official debut.
Take a moment to check out albums that will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017.
Erykah Badu — Baduizm [debut]
Release Date: February 11
Record Label: Kedar Records
Singles: “On & On,” “Next Lifetime” and “Other Side of the Game”