The album peaked at number fifty on the Billboard 200 chart on December 2, 2000. To date the album has sold 300,000 copies in the U.S market according to Nielsen Soundscan and 500,000 copies worldwide.
Following the commercial success of her third studio album "This Moment Is Mine" and first Top 10 single "Chanté's Got a Man", the lead single "Straight Up" was released on March 19, 2000. The song became a commercial success overseas charting at number eleven in the United Kingdom and number twenty-two in France.
The album was met with mixed reviews from critics. Steve Kurutz from Allmusic gave the album a review of 4 stars out of 5. Kurutz stated "Exposed, which was executive produced by Dupri and recorded mainly in Atlanta (the exception being the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced "Love's Still Alright," which was recorded in L.A.) makes a bid to capture some of that trademark funkiness. Moore has a great set of pipes, a mix of the throaty take charge style of Toni Braxton and the soft vulnerability of Janet Jackson, an undeniable sexiness, and a real emotional conviction that lends the songs an authenticity absent in many current releases. ".Metacritic gave the album a score of 66 out of 100.