By Craig Seymour
Updated March 22, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

Adulthood becomes this newlywed mama-to-be on her soulful third set, Full Moon, featuring production by Mike City (Sunshine Anderson), Warryn Campbell (Luther Vandross), and Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson). Where Jerkins’ herky-jerky stylings come off cold on Jacko’s latest, they embolden 23-year-old Brandy as she learns the difference between teen heartbreak and grown-up betrayal. Her deep, warm voice now has a scratchy, evocative edge that suggests maturity and the high price that often comes with it.