1 January 1990
Words is the debut album by American R&B musician Tony Rich (under the moniker "The Tony Rich Project"), released January 16, 1996 on LaFace Records. The album is produced, written, arranged and performed by Rich. In 1997, the album won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
At the start of 1996 with the acoustic R&B ballad, "Nobody Knows", the song was a hit peaking at #2 for 2 weeks, going platinum, and spending almost a year on the Billboard Hot 100 (47 weeks).
In total three singles were released from Words: "Nobody Knows", "Like a Woman", and "Leavin'".
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