Identified is the second studio album by Vanessa Hudgens, released on July 1, 2008 in the U.S. June 24, 2008 in Japan, February 13, 2009 in most European countries and February 16, 2009 in the United Kingdom. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics.
"Sneakernight" was released as the first and only single from the album. The track, produced by J.R. Rotem, was released on May 27, 2008 in the United States and February 8, 2009 in Europe. The song peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video was filmed by Malcolm Jones and premiered on June 13, 2008.
"Identified" was supposed to be the second single from the album, but was not released. In compensation, Radio Disney began playing the song from July 15, 2008. Despite not having official release, the song peaked at 98 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.
Amazed (feat. Lil Mama) was also supposed to be the second single from the album, but was not released either. Just like "Identified," Radio Disney began playing the track from November 20, 2008 and it was included in the Radio Disney Jams 11 CD.
Identified has received generally favorable reviews, having a 63 "metascore" based on 7 reviews.Billboard said that the album "panders to the preteen demo with stop-start pop that ranges from pleasant (the title track) to dull ("Amazed") to off-putting ("Hook It Up"). But for little girls, this is one nonstop sing-along."The New York Times said that "a handful of songs like this would have sufficed to help mature her image, and yet "Identified" is far more interesting and unexpected."
Blender gave it a three stars out of five, and claimed that her "voice was made to rip, and when she lets go just a little, the coyness turns sultry—proof that she might just have a life after high school."Variety said that Identified "shows that the High School Musical veteran is definitely ready to graduate. The better parts of the album find her reaching for a more mature sound, but she hedges her bets with large portions of treacly teen-pop...The weakest link in most of the songs is Hudgens thin, piping voice."