Sweet Kisses is the debut studio album by American pop singer Jessica Simpson. The album was released on November 23, 1999 in the United States by Columbia Records. The album's lyrical and visual representations maintained the common theme of virginal innocence in the late 1990s teen pop revival. The album was released mainly due to the success of teen artist Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who both released their debut albums earlier in 1999 to commercial success. 'Sweet Kisses' became a major hit in the United States, reaching a peak of 25 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as well as being certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA, for shipments of over 2 million. Worldwide, the album was also met with good commercial reception, selling a total of 2 million copies worldwide, bringing the albums total sales to 4 million.