In 2000, Brown released her debut album Let the Candle Burn. Her singleRun Away was featured along with songs from major-Label artists in Promo-Only's Rhythm Radio series. Her songs have been played on online and commercial radio world-wide.Billboard Magazine featured her in an article about emerging  Her track Confused received an honorable-mention in the 2001 Billboard Song contest. Let the Candle Burn won the Just Plain Folks Music Organization award for Best R&B Song of 2001. The album was runner-up for JPF's Best R&B Album 2001. In 2003, Christmas albumA Cool Christmas, a ten-song R&B/pop-influenced collection of holiday favorites was released online, followed by the release of Brown's singles "I Wonder" and "Queen of Me"; "Queen of Me" was released by AVEX Records, Japan on Soul Essentials 7, together with songs by Rahsaan Patterson, Earth Wind & Fire, and others.