O'Ryan entered the crowded teen pop arena in late 2004 with his self-titled debut album, released by Tug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Universal. Although 2004 was surely the year of Usher and he lacked the star power of that teen pop front-runner, O'Ryan nonetheless fit in well alongside fellow members of the pack, among them Mario, Ciara, Cassidy, Ashanti, and Marques Houston. O'Ryan's debut single, Take It Slow, didn't take off as well as hoped, nor the album showcasing it, though this wasn't for lack of potential. In fact, O'Ryan was one of the more promising teen pop crooners of the year and his album one of the better. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi