Rap-Up TV: Brandy Talks Comeback, Frank Ocean, & Wedding Bells

Brandy is back. Eighteen years after releasing her multi-platinum debut, the R&B veteran returns to the charts with her biggest hit in 10 years, “Put It Down.” But despite her latest feat, there was a time when Brandy didn’t think she would ever have success again in the music industry.

“I actually thought it was over four or five times,” she told Rap-Up TV. “It’s been that dark for me at moments because when you’re off your path and you can’t find your way—you feel lost, you feel uninspired, you feel unfulfilled—to get this opportunity to reach my fans again and share music with them again, this is really a blessing.”

Her sixth album Two Eleven features today’s top hitmakers including Sean Garrett, Rico Love, Bangladesh, Chris Brown, and Frank Ocean, who wrote “Scared of Beautiful.” “He’s just a genius,” she said of the Odd Future member. “The song that he wrote, it just speaks to the fear of being the best version of you, the best part of yourself.”

Her current single, “Wildest Dreams,” was inspired by her boyfriend Ryan Press. So is Brandy headed down the aisle anytime soon? “I better see wedding bells in the future,” joked the 33-year-old singer, who would like to add a son to her family. “I’m focused on so much right now that even if I was to get my ring today, I wouldn’t be able to start planning a wedding until later.”

However, she does plan to tour in February and is eyeing a collaboration with Kelly Rowland, but she’s just waiting on Kelly to find the right song. “I would love for it to be a groove, so we can kinda do choreography in the video and make it hot and unexpected,” she shared.

Two Eleven arrives in stores and online Tuesday featuring the singles “Wildest Dreams” and “Put It Down” with Chris Brown.



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40 Comments

  1. yeah

    brandy you’ve passed your sell-by date. stay sitting and stfu

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    yooo Reply:

    @yeah, naw brandy is right on point with this album. good thing youre sitting ;-).

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    RNAIVYH Reply:

    @yeah,

    hater. lol

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    leila Reply:

    @yeah, why waste your time and comment : stfu child !

    Can’t wait ’till next week #TwoElevenOctober16

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    kawanis Reply:

    @yeah, why did u come here to comment if you dont like her and the first to comment at that. Obsessed hater you are. Mad you dont have her gift and talent…… Sad.

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  2. Kwame louder

    You u brandy, your amazing

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  3. Warren

    is there a part 2? or this is the full interview, rapup?

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    kawanis Reply:

    @Warren, right…. Where’s the rest of the intervie?
    @the haters…. Find a tall bridge and jump.

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  4. TORREZ

    She looks absolutely beautiful! And doing well on the charts. can’t wait!

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  5. yooo

    Brandy is sooooooooooooooo freaking classy and genuine. I already pre-ordered Two Eleven; the ultimate classic album we’ve been waiting for!

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  6. danisha

    She looks so beautiful I am so getting her album

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  7. Leggo

    Brandy + Kelly + Sean would kinda slay on a track!

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  8. wonderland19

    I’ve always appreciated Brandy but since ‘Put It Down’ i’ve fallen in love with her.This time round she isn’t producing boring/forgettable RnB.I can tell she has that hunger and she wants it bad.I’ve pre-ordered the album and i hope everyone shows out and supports RnB.I would love her too do 80+ first week considering she is RnB.

    Come on people, lets support!

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  9. Brass_knucklez

    She is so fuggin pretty

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  10. Nicholas onu

    ‘m always inspired each tym i listen 2 u & i love u so much

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  11. lyric commander lee

    Kelly and Brandy – 2 besties – same bday – same track = greatness personified – Year of the Woman

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  12. Iamdomo.com

    Brandy is back and the real lovers of music are happy! You don’t have to love her style, but you can’t deny the influence she has on this amazing genre of music. I am wishing her the best and buying Albums!

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  13. jakey

    that part about people not knowing their greatness just resonated with me.

    Love this chick

    Two Eleven Octobre 16 ya’ll

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  14. credits

    Love Brandy, but i know she knew it was not over for her when she recorded ‘how high’ and ‘make believe.’ I’m mean, come on…

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  15. Truth

    Brandys a REAL artist. No gimmicks over here. The album is going to be amazing!!!!

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  16. MmmHmm

    WHERE WAS ALL OF HER PRAISE & WORSHIP WHEN FRANK DROPPED HIS 1ST ALBUM?!

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    Cameran Reply:

    @MmmHmm, Brandy has always said in interviews how much she loved Frank Ocean even before everyone got on to his shit.. hes written a few songs for her… “1st & Love” and “Freedom”

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    Jjay Reply:

    @MmmHmm, Brandy did adlibs on his first mixtape on “Nature Feels.” She also worked with him on her last album.

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  17. ifeoma

    I love u brandy nd I wish u best of luck

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  18. DeL_Cappella

    I Go OFF!!! For Ms.Norwood i love her voice

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  19. QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL

    Where’s the Afrodisiac bitch that I fell in love with. why she’s not setting trends no more?

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  20. umm

    Scared of Beautiful is a song Frank wrote years ago…its on his old mixtape “The Lonny Breaux Collection”

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  21. sweetdiva

    Brandy, I love Kelly and all and i’m #teamkelly and have always supported her throughout her career. Also, I have always emjoyed listening to your music growing up and watching Moesha but Kelly will have u waiting all year! My advice to you do not hold up your projects for her. As a fan to me she doesn’t really take important things serious. One thing I admire about u Brandy though is that u take your sh** serious and u understands tht it can easily be taken away. With Kelly I don’t get that… I know thts your friend and all but to me she just does enough just to get by and hope for the best. She really needs to bring it with this new album. Vocally, promotion wise and with her visuals. As for you I heard your snippets yesterday and your voice sounds beautiful. You sound absolutely amazing…. and the songs r so different. This is what r&b is all about. I will be purchasing on itunes come Tuesday. I wish you well with this upcoming album.

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  22. Lil' Kims Ken Doll

    already pre-ordered by album Brandy ! that album sounds amazing. Full of the contemporary r&b mixed with the NEW. that album is everything i need as an R&B head right now.

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  23. Fire Marshall Bill

    Yess that’s gonna be a sexy song wit her n Kelly.

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  24. Kyle

    OMG…if her and Kelly collaborate I would be so excited. They would sound good on a track together. Kelly should think about that for her new album because it would make sense if she’s trying to cater to the ladies. I can’t wait for this coming Tuesday. I am going to buy TWO COPIES!

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  25. Jay

    I’m so happy for Brandy. YES for a Kelly Rowland collaboration!!! This album is gonna be amazing!!! :)

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  26. True Story

    Brandy i had to download the leak i just couldnt wait but i will be buying 10 copies of the album next Tuesday just to make up for that. This album is absolutely incredible the bonus tracks gave me life. My favorite tracks: Slower, Do You Know what You Have, Paint This House, Can You Hear Me Now, Music. An amazing talent and one of the few Living Legends left.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @True Story, how dare u DL the leak? lol, i know it’s tempting but there’s nothing like buying a Brandy album and just reading through the pamphlet while having an eargasm…

    i really hope u keep ur word and buy 10 copies ; )

    We gotta support our girl so she can reach #1…

    It’s well deserved…this CLASSIC album needs the recognition, it needs to be heard, it NEEDS the #1 title!!!!

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  27. kidddontplay

    I can see that she is so sure of herself now! I love it! 2Eleven All day everyday!

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  28. Chris_DasMyName

    I’m Sure Brandy Will Be Getting GRAMMY’s Next Year For Her Hard Work. She Deserves It. Can’t Wait For This Album “Two Eleven” Oct.16th

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  29. princess

    You do you girl. Your in a new place in your life and I wish you all the best because your a bright and mature woman with a brilliant mind and beautiful voice. Best wishes on your new music been a long time coming and I know it will be fabulous.

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  30. kawanis

    This two eleven is right on time. Finally we got a real singer blessing our ears. This is refreshing… Vocals are taking me thru. Bout to lose it. Sing Brandy. She sings different when she’s in love. Love it.

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  31. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    good interview

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