While Missy Elliott’s 1st putting your signature on to her Platinum Brain label, R&B vocalist Nicole became the main topic of very much criticism when her debut recording heavily featured Elliott. Given birth to in Salinas, CA, Nicole (given birth to Nicole Wray) relocated to Portsmouth, VA, as a kid, where she fulfilled users of Elliott’s family members in her community. Nicole became among her church’s celebrity choir members, and also started to model in regional fashion displays. When among Elliott’s cousins launched Missy to Nicole, the up-and-coming rapper/vocalist was impressed by the teenage singer’s abilities. Once her mainstream achievement allowed her to start out her very own label, she agreed upon the 17-year-old Nicole initial, immediately likely to focus on her debut record. With manufacturer Timbaland producing for the beats while Elliott had written a lot of the tracks, Nicole completed and released the record in 1998. Despite a star-filled video for the very first single, “ENSURE IT IS Popular,” the album’s product sales were only ordinary, while critics had been harsh for the record for Elliott’s overpowering existence. Still, Nicole wasn’t phased with the response, continuing to utilize her coach on 2001’s “I’m Lookin'” one along with the material on her behalf second record.