Teen pop star Jennifer Love Hewitt was already a veteran of several TV series (including Kids Incorporated) and had recorded a 1992 Japanese LP when she signed on to appear in Fox TV's popular series Party of Five in 1995.
That same year, she made her American debut on record, releasing Let's Go Bang on Atlantic Records. Her self-titled second album appeared one year later, and she also contributed two songs to the soundtrack for House Arrest, in which she also starred. Hewitt went on to star in the successful thrillers I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer; her song "How Do I Deal" was featured on the soundtrack to the scary sequel. In 2002, she emerged with a deal with Jive Records, home to Britney Spears and Aaron Carter. She also followed up with a third solo album entitled BareNaked, which was produced by Meredith Brooks, in September 2002. ~ John Bush, Rovi