Brandy Pleads the Fifth on ‘Watch What Happens Live’

Brandy

Brandy was in the hot seat on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” last night. The “Put It Down” singer played “Plead the Fifth,” where she was asked three questions and was only allowed to skip one.

When asked what triggered her famous feud with Monica in the ’90s, she replied, “Our camps and the fans. They kinda put us against each other before we even knew each other.”

She named Frank Ocean as the “toughest” artist that she has collaborated with so far. “He’s so particular and he knows exactly what he wants, so he pushes me and challenges me to be the best vocalist on the songs that he writes,” said Brandy, who worked with the Odd Future member on “Scared of Beautiful.”

She was not surprised when Frank revealed that he was in love with a man. “I just knew he was a genius,” she said. “To tell his truth, it’s so inspiring and I’m so happy for his success.”

She believes there are other closeted artists out there. “People don’t understand or accept and that’s bad that they don’t do that,” she said. “I’m wishing they would just tell us.”

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86 Comments

  1. Diego

    So so sad all I read about everyday is Brandy ass all over and thus flop only selling 70 thousand first week lmao

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    Dante Reply:

    @Diego, why you mad tho?
    & who else is there to talk about? there isn’t any other artist making as many moves as Brandy is this week. This is her time. let her do her and let every one talk about it. don’t wanna see Brandy everywhere. skip over this post or go to another site. or _/

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    Serving Life and Giving Seats Reply:

    @Diego, but take into consideration that R&B records ARE NOT selling right now. You’re lucky to put out an album and move 50K units in the first week. Your ignorance is baffling to me… How are you going to point and laugh at her for not selling as many units as you think is appropriate when all you’re doing is sitting on a computer picking on someone who’s making more money in one appearance than you make in a month. Instead of praising talent, we’re too busy trying to measure someone else’s pocketbook. I’m sure Brandy and any other artist who’s relevant enough to the game to be featured on this site is eating very well without our negative (or positive) comments. You can have that seat that Dante gave you at any time you choose and I’ve just served you your life. Eat up. Oh and don’t forget your bib.

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    Diego Reply:

    @Serving Life and Giving Seats, I understand what u are saying but u guys make her out to be this queen saying things like brandy shut the game down or Brandy this Brandy that please understand that Miguel’s sales were better than Brandy who has much press so that was my point that she didn’t kill like u guys thought

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    yooo Reply:

    @Diego, SHE did shut the game down..the problem is people like you are so infatuated with sales. Labels and fans are so worried about sales that they overlook quality material for an actual album. Brandy has ALL of that on Two Elven. As a fan i’d rather have all 15 tracks be hot instead of 2 which are usually just the singles from other artist. That’s been my problem with Bey, and now as of late A. Keys, because although their sells are strong, their material has been lack luster. True talk. Bran might not have the sales, but she sure as hell made one of the best albums in her entire career.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Diego, 1st of all, those were just “predictions”…how can you assume how she’s done so far when the week isn’t even over…her album has only been out for not even 3 whole days, relax…

    Get off of Brandy’s c.l.i.t…because ur riding it way too much…ur constantly tryin to downgrade, r u that pressed?

    Here u go _/ …take a nap while u at it!

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    Diego Reply:

    @SdotB, I’ll be back when final numbers come out then I would’ve made my point u will see

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    Tyler Reply:

    @Diego, you suck ass

    MUZIC Reply:

    @Diego, You just got served.lmao

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    Speechless Reply:

    @Serving Life and Giving Seats, *bows to you*

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    Bri Reply:

    @Diego, Clearly you have no clue. 70k for an R&B album in this day and age is HUGE!

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  2. G.O.O.D Music

    LOL She needs to plead the fifth about those album sales.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @G.O.O.D Music, Do u know what her album sales are? Guess u or nobody else can answer that question b/c it’s only been out a couple of days…

    stay pressed…have a seat queen!!

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    miles Reply:

    @SdotB, The sales are between 65k-70k.

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    timeless Reply:

    @G.O.O.D Music, Her album is still the best R&B album in a long time regardless to whether or not the public buys it or not. Brandy doesn’t have control over free downloads or that people are buying bullshyt music because they dont have artists like Brandy to remind them of what good music sounds like. Brandy already won regardless to album sales. She’s already PAID.

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  3. eye_zayyuh

    @Diego the week isnt even over, her album was released 3 days ago dummy !

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    keeping It Real Reply:

    @eye_zayyuh, First week Projections already came in. Brandy is going to come in at number 2 with 65-70,000 in her first week.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @keeping It Real, Dumb azz, it’s “Projections”…why don’t u wait til the week is over before u judge…

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    miles Reply:

    @SdotB, Projection are never far off. If she sells more than that it won’t be by much…

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    keeping It Real Reply:

    @SdotB, Because projections are always accurate. This album isnt going to do more than 75k. Human sold 70k so if that album was considered a flop this one will also with sales like that unless there is a sales boost in the coming weeks.

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    HotlikeFire Reply:

    @keeping It Real, Not necessarily. Miguel sold much more than he was predicted to.

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    Truth Reply:

    @SdotB, Like i said Brandy is gonna sell between 65-70,000 copies now go look at this weeks sales. You people make yourself look stupid by saying projections arent accurate when it was EXACTLY correct. She sold 65,000

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    TipTapTop Reply:

    @eye_zayyuh, It doesn’t matter what week, month or year it is. Doesn’t matter if it’s her time or not. The truth/reality is, No artist is selling massive albums anymore, period. Unless you’re Adele. The biggest artist right now can’t even go gold. Many of them had several hits this year and they are everywhere too. I love Brandy (brought her album too), but what makes you think it’s going to be any different for her?

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    Diego Reply:

    @eye_zayyuh, Check hitsdaikydouble dummy they are accurate and her ass won’t sell more than 70 thousand dummy

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    Speechless Reply:

    @Diego, Miguel was only expected to do 50 and ended up doing 20,000 more. Sit your dumb ass down fake ass internet thug.

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    Diego Reply:

    @Speechless, Well u a brandy Stan so I know u soft

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  4. ASIPOFBRANDY

    @Diego STFU Bran you betta werk hunty!! 2/11 is a SMASH, haters fall on sumthin sharp! (in my Jamie Foxx voice).

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  5. Bryan A.

    Brandy is Beautiful yo & Two Eleven is a Dope Album btw. i kinda believe that to what she’s saying that there are artist like that.

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  6. OMG

    Frank Ocean is gay??? OMG??!?!!

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  7. REALITY CHECK

    I also believe there is other artists who are closeted, especially rappers.

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @REALITY CHECK, of Course

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  8. L

    70,000 is respectable for R&B these days. Do a little research Diego.

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  9. Serving Life and Giving Seats

    I need people to understand that albums are not selling these days! ESPECIALLY not R&B albums. You’re poking at a veteran artist for not being able to sell over 100,000 units in the first week but YOU are the consumer! You are the ones who have the power to change that. If you don’t like an artist, how exactly does it benefit you to spend your day commenting on their sales power (or lack thereof)? Anyone or anything I don’t like doesn’t get my attention. I need this internet age of BRATS (primarily adults on these blogs) to grow up, go out into the real world, make your own experiences and stop being the crabs at the bottom of the barrel.

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    Jayla Reply:

    @Serving Life and Giving Seats, OMG SO REAL! PREACH!

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    timeless Reply:

    @Serving Life and Giving Seats, PREACH! MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE FANS OF WACK ARTIST. YOU KNOW THE ARTIST THAT DONT SAY OR TALK ABOUT SH*T IN THEIR MUSIC. JUST A BEAT AND A F’D UP HOOK!

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    Asa Reply:

    @Serving Life and Giving Seats, truth.

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  10. BeautifulDisaster89

    for everyone saying that this album is a flop….y’all are complete idiots lol the album has been universally acclaimed by critics and is doing moderately well…..mean sure it’s not her highest numbers but pretty much every r&b album this year hasn’t had huge sells mainly because ppl rather illegally download…I would love to see yall do half of what she does..

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  11. rup

    Although I like Brandy as a person and an artist, there’s a reason her sales aren’t great.

    Put It Down was a good change of pace for her, but “Wildest Dreams” and almost every other song on the album is very similar to the work she’s done: cool r&b, not really melodically strong, not that easy/catchy to sing along to, not particularly lyrically strong either. It’s indistinct and middle-of-the road.

    She’s not evolving enough. Most of her fans are fans from way back and very few fans are new ones won over by her new material.

    I’m not dissing her because I like her. This is just my take on her sales and popularity.

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    Trillafood Reply:

    @rup, Brandy has definitely evolved as an artist so I don’t know what the fuck you talking about. Clearly, you’ve never heard all of brandy’s to base your irrelevant opinion so fall your ass in a lake.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @rup, R u serious? Brandy has had some of the biggest hits of our generation…what r u talking about? She has had plenty of catchy songs in her career…ALL of her music is melodically strong, and lyrical as well…Brandy has absolutely evolved in every single way, from her image, to her vocal arrangements, her music as a whole…

    what rock did u just climb out from under?? are u delusional? smdh

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    rup Reply:

    @SdotB,

    There was no logic, no proof, and no substance to your vague response and allegations. Your melodramatic exaggerations and personal attacks do Brandy no favours.

    As I said before, I like her. I listen to her music. I’m just sharing my opinion on her growth and popularity over the years.

    Thank you for trying.

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    Wow Reply:

    @rup, you better preach! I’ve been saying this all along but of course I was just simply labeled as a hater. I’m far from it, her album was just not good. And this is coming from way back, so you’re right to me she isn’t evolving enough. When Put It Down first came out, I let my eldest sister listen to it. She grew up with Brandy, in fact she’s the one who introduced me to her. My sister told me to turn it off immediately because she said Brandy is moving backwards and is too old to be singing about silly stuff like that. I’ve listened to the album three times and couldn’t find anything that stood out. I think people are so wrapped in her persona that they’re simply hyping the project up to be more than what it is.

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    rup Reply:

    @Wow

    Thank you. You’re right. People can’t separate the person from the project, and they immediately insult anyone who has a different opinion.

    Whatever. What they say (as well as what we say, of course) doesn’t really change the truth, so they can diss us all they want and call us haters. It just means they’re unable to have an actual discussion.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @rup, I am sooo rooting for Brandy and was hoping she’d at least sell 90,000. I agree that “Wildest Dreams” wasn’t strong enough. As for the rest of the album, I think she let the producers overshadow her.

    Brandy doesn’t realize her potential and how good she really is. She doesn’t need a group of Frank Ocean, Bangladesh, Sean Garrett songs to be hot. They really don’t know how to really execute a true Brandy song b/c, Brandy doesn’t really know where she wants to be sonically. It is a nice R&B album to listen to this fall/winter, but I can’t see it pumping out hit after hit. I bought it the day it came out and there isn’t one song that I really like just yet.

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  12. Rob

    You Ppl Are Never Satisfied. First Of All, Ive NEVER Understood Ppl Who Search For Artist They Dont LIke, Just To Post A Negative Comments On It. Make Something Of Yourself So Ppl Can Write Negative Comments And Blog About You. Brandy IS Relevant At This Time Or No One Would Be Speaking About Her. MUSIC HAS CHANGED AND KEEPS ON CHANGING. R&B is NOTHING Like It Use To Be, Therefore Sales For R&b Is Not Going To Be The same As The 90s. Brandy HAS Evolved. Her Voice Is Impeccable And There Are MANY Amazing Singers That Cant Do What Brandy Does. Her Album Is A GREAT Body of Work. Just Because Its Not What You Expected From Her Doesnt Mean Its Not A Great Album. Most PPl Should Think Before They Comment And They Wont Sound As Dumb As They Do. Regardless If Brandy Sells Only 50-75K Albums, Im Proud To Have Contributed To That And It Was Well Worth It!

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  13. marcus

    yall wiht this rnb albums arent selling.. chile plz.. keyshia cole is rnb she pushed 100k.. mjb is pure soul rnb she push 100k chrisette michelle rnb she pushed 100k… STOP WIHT YALL LIES.

    AND BRANDY U DOTN HAVE TO TELL IT NOW. CAUSE MONICA BEEN TOLD IT.. UR TEAM WAS ENVY OF HER. CAUSE U WAS A STAR. BUT MONICA CAME OUT. AND THEY KNEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW U COULDNT OUTSING HER.

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    yooo Reply:

    @marcus, Chile, Bran is not even checking for Monica. Brandy is the FIRST black Cinderella, had her own TV show, and made stronger albums. I wonder how Monica felt when Whitney approached Bran instead of her to play Cinderella. Now we all know Monica can siiiiiiiiiiiinnng her face off, but she can’t do what Bran does on the harmonies, and sure as hell does not posses the same, special tone. Mo has more power and range than Bran, but lately her material has been a borefest. This album is for Brandy to get her spot back in the game, just like Mo did with “I’m Still Standing”.

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @yooo, churchh ! Lol

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    marcus Reply:

    @yooo, CHILE WHAT STRONGER ALBUM? HARMONY..DONT GET IT BOO.. LOL GIGGLES..JAZMINE SULLIVAN HAS THAT SAME HARMONY AND TONE. BUT SHE CAN SANGGGGGGGGGG…DIFF…CINDERELLA.. LIKE WANST THAT ON ABC. NOT THE MOVIE THEATER.. DURING THE TIME WHITNEY TOLD HER STOP SINGING FROM UR THROAT. LOLLLLLLL CHILE. A TV SHOW THAT SHE DIDNT WANT OTHERS TO SING ON. CAUSE THEY COULD OUTSING HER.. GET REAL…… AS BRANDY SAID HER FANS GOT JEALOUS.

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    HotlikeFire Reply:

    @marcus, You seem to be feeling some kind of way? *pulls out chair*… Care to talk about it?

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    MUZIC Reply:

    @HotlikeFire, lmao!!

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  14. tt killa

    I think people and artist in general just dont understand the fact tat cd are pretty much obsolete now they belong in the smithsonian the new generation everything is digital every thing is online for god sake we have iphones that are computers tupac came back as a hologram they need to make a new way to dustribute music or else no matter how big of an artist you are you will never sale like honestly who buys cd and constantly bumbs it once thety put the file on itunes like once the fix the cd issue people buy music again until then me and the rest of the world is gonna stay music thugs and downlaod my nigga music ilegaly lol

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  15. tt killa

    I think that the main reason why artist dont sell records anymore is mainly because cds if not completly and mostly obsolete they belong in the smithsonian it like the transition form caset tapes to cds when the new thing came along no one bought casets any more becaus ethey were no longer useful just in tofauys age were everthing is digital i mean they put a computer in the palm of our hand and called it an iphone i mean for christ sake tupac came back as a hologram so society has progressed so i dont see why they do not have a new way to distobute these artist music and until they find a way to do so no matter how big of an artist you are your sales are just gonna get worse so like honestly how many people buy a cd and bumb that shit till it the cd gets fucked up umm nobody not any more so until then ima be just like the rest of us niggas are gonna stay in thug mode and be a little nigga theif and illegaly downlaod my music until the fix it lol

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    Asa Reply:

    @tt killa, Learn to punctuate. Sheesh.

    And every damn artist out releases on iTunes. So wtf are you talking about? No one has to buy a CD to buy the music.

    So you’re an idiot. Hell, if you didn’t know about it being on an actual CD, Brandy’s twitter & facebook wouldn’t make it known. It basically only talks about iTunes.

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  16. tt killa

    sdd

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  17. Warren

    Usher and Chris Brown…. read it again, USHER and CHRIS BROWN sold around 120,000 units on first week.

    DO YOU ALL expect Brandy to sell like them without the same label support?

    REALLY?

    Her sales are pretty fine taking into account lack of promo before this week.

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    Le Reply:

    @Warren, You have a generation that promotes nothing but crap music like Nicki, 2chainz, tyga, Rick Ross,ect. FAKE mentally corrupt non-lyrically challenged music. A lyricist tell a story, not rap about the same ole materialistic rich nigga bullshiiitttt.

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  18. miles

    Why are people so offended because of people making fun of album sales. and stop using “lack of promotion” and “r&b don’t sell no more” as excuses. if the album didn’t sell just leave it at that. If you truely love the music, why does the sales matter to you. Just bump your music gosh.

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    Diego Reply:

    @miles, I’m on brandy cause all these Stan’s point her to be this savior of r & b she is ok but all this fuss then her low sales are a joke

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    Bran Star Reply:

    @Diego, Why are you commenting on this then? You claim to have all these educated opinions trying to put the brandy fans in our place, but it’s all negative. Wasted energy. If you don’t have anything nice to say, please go find something more productive to do.

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  19. Warren

    Personally Im not offended.

    I just think that making fun of lower sales than expected with these artists is Bad taste.

    Fans of every artist want them to win, so to read that kind of stuff just show how much lack of empathy and respect these readers have.

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  20. keeping It Real

    Im a big Brandy fan but lets face it this will be considered a flop. Human sold 70k so if this sells less or around the same amount then its a flop since Human was considered a Flop. In order for this album to be a success it needed to push above 100k in the first week. Brandy is a R&B Vet so there isnt denying these lack luster sales.

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    Diego Reply:

    @keeping It Real, Thank u atleast u are being realistic about it unlike some of her other fans

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    Keeping It Real Reply:

    @Diego, They cant accept it. The album is good as far as lyrical content and her vocal ability is great but there are no potential big hits on there like her previous albums thats what gives an album longevity is the HITS. Put It Down is the only song i feel was the song that could be a #1 idk about wildest dreams though its a good song but is it enough to break the Top 10 on Billboard? Overall Two Eleven is ok i think it was way too over hyped like it was gonna be record breaking and have countless hits but it doesnt.

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  21. Diego

    Also she tried to capitalize off of Whitney’s death by coming up with this stupid ass title talkin about it symbolized this and her birthday what a stupid title IMO

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    Warren Reply:

    @Diego, just because you cant understand that Brandy and Whitney had a big love for eachother and Whitney’s death affected Bran in a bigger way than the rest of the artists, specially being her own birthday, doesnt mean its a stupid tittle.

    People call stupid to something they cant understand. So if you cant understand it, the tittle is not a problem, you have the problem. ;)

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  22. Fact

    If this two eleven album isnt a flop then why was “Human” considered one? That album was great but because it didnt perform well and sold 73k it was considered a Flop and a bad album?

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  23. Kyle

    Okay, first – In response to that ratchet and highly disrespectful comparison to Keyshia Cole, I want to point out that not only has Brandy stayed true to her roots (which is in fact R&B), she actually sings about things that are relateable to her life now. Keshia Cole recently stated that her new album has nothing to do with where he is personally, but what her fans are used to hearing from her. Why is it that Keshia Cole is now married and arguably happy or satisfied with her life, but chooses to sing about heartbreak, struggle, and other hoodrat subjects? Stop. I doubt that Keshia Cole’s album will chart at all. Another thing people need to understand is that Brandy has found and reconnected with her roots and is comfortable this time around. Her confidence is soaring! I’m so proud of her. As a Brandy fan and ALSO a buyer of the ALbum as well as her previous efforts, I will honestly say the album is a great step in the right direction. Her team has put in so much more effort than the last album. A great thing about Brandy’s albums is that they are all different, regardless of record Sales. I understand that sales play a huge part in the future of her career (label wise) but at the end of the day, Brandy continues to make music and will always be a household name. I appreciate the music from Two Eleven which may not be club bangers, or top 10 hits, but it is genuine, R&B that Brandy sounds amazing singing. So say what you want, compare her to whoever, but also expect many more Albums!

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  24. Kyle

    Okay, first – In response to that ratchet and highly disrespectful comparison to Keyshia Cole, I want to point out that not only has Brandy stayed true to her roots (which is in fact R&B), she actually sings about things that are relateable to her life now. Keshia Cole recently stated that her new album has nothing to do with where he is personally, but what her fans are used to hearing from her. Why is it that Keshia Cole is now married and arguably happy or satisfied with her life, but chooses to sing about heartbreak, struggle, and other hoodrat subjects? Stop. I doubt that Keshia Cole’s album will chart at all. Another thing people need to understand is that Brandy has found and reconnected with her roots and is comfortable this time around. Her confidence is soaring! I’m so proud of her. As a Brandy fan and ALSO a buyer of the ALbum as well as her previous efforts, I will honestly say the album is a great step in the right direction. Her team has put in so much more effort than the last album. A great thing about Brandy’s albums is that they are all different, regardless of record Sales. I understand that sales play a huge part in the future of her career (label wise) but at the end of the day, Brandy continues to make music and will always be a household name. I appreciate the music from Two Eleven which may not be club bangers, or top 10 hits, but it is genuine, R&B that Brandy sounds amazing singing. So say what you want, compare her to whoever, but also expect many more Albums!!!

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  25. A. Reid

    Why do the haters not see what Brandy has done in her career. Not to mention the vocal abilities that are often underrated. When she came out it was her, Monica and Aaliyah. These young girls at the time sold multi-platinum albums at a time when R&B was on top of it all. I believe if Aaliyah was alive today her albums would still sell large amounts because she always had pop-crossover potential. As seen with “Try Again” and “Are U that Somebody”. However, Brandy and Monica have always stayed true to R&B. Even when Brandy went Neo-Soul (kinda) she still kept to the R&B roots. They don’t wanna make pop records. Sadly, that’s the only way that R&B artist have a chance these days. Usher has crossed over to pop radio and he sang some of the best slow jams and dance tracks back in the day. Yet the Confessions album was the last true R&B record we heard from him. My problem is I know there are true R&B fans from the 90′s and early 2000′s like myself. Music where fancy techno beats and auto-tuned vocals didn’t cover up the lack of some peoples talent or cover up the talent they do have. How many of miss the slow jam’s? Monica’s “Before You Walk Out My Life” Brandy’s “Brokenhearted”? Aaliyah’s “4 Page Letter”? Or how about Toni Braxton’s “Breathe Again”? Not to mention En Vogue, Jodeci, Dru Hill, Boyz 2 Men? Babyface? If you miss those jams then buy a damn r&b album and save this genre of music. R&B album! Not pop-crossover filled with dance beats behind every song, including the ballads. Respect the true talent and support those who have it. If you can’t buy the album then buy a single. They might be 1.99 max these days. We need more than Beyonce’s, Lady Gaga’s, and Nicki’s on the radio and we need to support those who have paved the way for the artists who you love today. It’s alright to have an opinion and not like an artists for whatever reason. But respect where they have been, what they’ve done and how different it would be if they didn’t do what they did. You really think Brandy NEEDS to put out an album? No she does it cause she loves music and she does it cause the fans love her. That girl don’t have to work a day in her life. SN: “Human” was a GREAT album. Another unappreciated body of work.

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    HotlikeFire Reply:

    @A. Reid, Preach!

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    Oh Reply:

    @HotlikeFire, No excuse for her to be FLOP.! Look at Adele.. she isn’t all about LOOKS. Just PURE,RAW, TALENT,!!!! And she’s on her way to having a Diamond album and will be joining legends like Madonna, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles … so yeah… People still do BUY Albums hardcopies, and digital copies. It just depend. I think that Brandy’s album will proably sell more copies on Feb. 11 just because of the fact she named it 2 Eleven. The public doesnt FOLLOW ARTIST like how their “FANS” do so, its the artist’s job and their management/production/PR/agents job to get them TONS AND TONS of Promo/Exposure. Once you have that real good team then you good.

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    A. Reid Reply:

    @Oh, The issue isn’t about record sales. It’s about the genre of music. R&B music does not sell today like it sold in the 90′s. So artists like Beyonce and Usher (to name a few) have abandoned the genre and now make crossover music so that they can be heard on all outlets. Do you realize how many R&B greats would probably be tossing and turning in their graves if they had to hear the music we call R&B. So kudos to Brandy for keeping it real with her fans, sticking true to R&B and keeping the genre alive. One more thing, too. If you’re an R&B singer it’s hard to get promotion on a mainstream out let (SNL, Jay Leno, etc.). So therefore promotion is limited causing it to reach less of an audience.

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  26. Kyle

    EXACTLY! I just watched her Wendy Williams Interview..notice how she said her last albums were “Underappreciated”. She didnt say “Flop” or “Unsuccessful”. That because she Lives and Breathes music. She loves what she does and so do her fans. Stop getting caught up in sales and chart positions, and admire talent. People like Nicki Minaj dont know where or what she wants to be, which is why she serves as a blank canvas for labels and people behind her to transform her into whatever “sells”.

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  27. Matt C.

    I’m not mad at Brandy, I just don’t expect a lot out of her. I think she’s only capable of so much when it comes to her music, performances, etc. She’s not the kind of artist that’s known for blowing people away, (at least not me). So even if her album sells are low and her music content is struggling, I wouldn’t feel any kind of way, (or even care), because that’s just the kind of artist Brandy is.

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    Bran Star Reply:

    @Matt C., So then why are you wasting your time then? I only watch and listen to things that interest me. Anything else doesn’t get my attention. I find it so funny that all of these people that don’t think Brandy’s anything special, have the MOST to say about her. Even if it’s negative, it must be some kind of undercover love you have for her. You may not like her, but there’s just something about her that keeps people, (even haters) watching her moves. But as you were.

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  28. Brandon

    I’m not a Brandy fan nor have I even listened to the album – in fact, I’m not even quite sure how I ended up on this page(!), but my, has it been entertaining. Everyone is attacking this Diego dude because he simply said the album was projected to be a flop saying he’s wasting his time and shouldn’t be be wasting his energy commenting if he has “anything negative to say.” This is quite frankly ridiculous, as anyone is able to express their opinion in anyway. Also realize, you claim he’s the one wasting time and energy when you’re all getting worked up and emotional with petty name calling and endless defenses…

    If you really didn’t care then you wouldn’t be reacting that way.

    I remember Brandy back in the day, and the only reason she ever made it big is because she was marketed at the center of the crap-turning mainstream music label. If you honestly look at the biggest artist today, some of their music is of such low creative quality it almost seems ridiculous they’re even considered “artists”. It’s not about what you put out so much as who is behind you promoting it.

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    Bran Star Reply:

    @Brandon, It’s stupid and he is wasting his time. Why do people spend so much time talking about things that they do like? Hosting such negativity is unhealthy, and I can’t imagine that it provides anything beneficial to anyone. Brandy may not be your favorite artist, but why would you spend and devote SO MUCH time trying to indoctrinate and convert people to your own way of thinking?? Mind you, this is a Brandy topic and everyone is free to express their opinions, but please make usage of some common sense.

    This is a topic about Brandy, so surely her fans are gonna see it, and most of them are going to comment about their love and appreciation for Brandy. Anything contrary to main vibe of the commentary would naturally set things off. If you don’t like Brandy and you don’t like her new voice or new music, that’s perfectly fine. Say that, but say it just once please. Make sure you say it once. Accept that people aren’t gonna agree with your opinion. Like I said, if you say you don’t like something all you have to do is say it one time and then move on with your life.

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  29. Royaleeee

    Lol. I get on here to read about BRANDY & almost everyone brings up Nicki Minaj! I get it your not a Nicki Minaj fan but does that make her a terrible artist?! What’s the logic?! Because iDont like ketchup but others do so iCant say its nasty iJust don’t like it! That’s the same thing with music, some artists aren’t for everyone! Anywho Brandy used to be the best but she doesn’t know how to evolve musically, the dynamic of R&B is so different now! Just singing about love is not enough anymore you have to have somewhat of a crossover or have a futuristic sound & Miguel knows that that’s why he always go with the more futuristic beats. & come on Bran you are too good to put out songs like “put it down” it did nothing for her vocally it was actually a joke, iExpected that type of song from an amateur! She’s just all over the place, just the other day she wanted to be a rapper really -___- She needs to work with The-Dream or Ne-Yo to create a hit! Lets be honest people, a record label isn’t going to support an artist if they aren’t selling singles at least! Look at Rihanna, she’s on her 7th album & still has yet to produce a #1 album but the label is going to support her as much as possible because she can sell the f**k out of a single!

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    Oh Reply:

    @Royaleeee, That’s that QUEEN POWER!!!!! .. If you notice when ANY artist is being talked about whether they are relevant in the situation or now its either Nicki Minaj or Beyonce that gets brought into the discussion somehow !!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Arie

    Brandy will forever be thee artist for me. She is making music that I like and that is all I care about. I will let the label execs worry about first week sales as for Brandy she fullfilled her end of the deal now the marketing department needs to step in and do what they are getting payed to do. I am in South Africa and I have not seen a single ad for her album. I only know about it because I have access to the internet. You guys can sit and argue but what you really need to understand is the Label execs need to take responsibility for the lack of marketing. In the past we did not have internet but we knew when whitney, MJ released albums and it was not because of their brilliance it was because of the power of marketing. Just so we are clear talk shows are not the only form of marketing they are actually part of the problem because these artists end up saying things they should not be saying.

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  31. Matt C.

    @Bran Star, Well, I do like some of her old songs. So of course I have some interest when it comes to Brandy, I wouldn’t say that I’m wasting my time. But my whole point was that I don’t expect much from her which is why I wouldn’t be mad at her or feel the need to say anything negative. And maybe other people like her and have more interest in her than I do, that’s fine too. It was just a comment that I had. But I see your point.

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  32. R to the Sunnie dimondz C

    brandy album will do good I bet it can do good aslo who is that white chick sitting next to brandy. pretty good interview on brandy

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  33. oh yes

    How a good artist could sell a lot of records nowadays where someone who are not even talented are selling records like rihanna. This generation has no tastes, is arrogant while they not even know music. I guess good artists like Brandy should be proud not to sell records by this loosed generation. Quality prevail quantity.

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  34. Thetruth

    Okay, I have literally sat here and read all of these comments. I have purchased her album and as a fan, I was very pleased. I do not like the music that is out today by most artist and to hear an album, where an artist stays true to the music that is in their heart is fine by me. Maybe if more artists did that, R&B would not be dying out. Listen, Brandy has always had haters, since she first came out. As a fan, we just have to continue to support, not argue on her behalf. Brandy said it best to her fans, stop wasting time arguing with people who don’t like her. Remember, she made the music for her fans, not for haters. She did not make the music to try and fit the image of music today, rather she made this album because this is what her fans wanted. And as a fan, I am proud of her. I do not care if she sales 60K-70K in her first week, the album is good to me from beginning to end. Let me discuss the Human album for a moment. It was considered a “flop” to some because overall sales where not good. So meaning, this album could start off with 65K in the first week and go on to have a consistent buying and interest in the material. If overall sales are “okay” then it will not be considered a “flop”. So even after the first week, you have to see what the direction is of the promo team. Human promo completed fell off after the album released and maybe that was because of the lack of the first week sales….. We have to give this album time and see what the promo team plan to do to keep the album going. When you look at other artist like Usher, his latest album does nothing for me and I consider myself a fan. His sales for this album has not been great when you compare them to past albums, but the promo team is still pushing his material. Videos are still being shot and you hear his music on the radio. Same thing with other artists, the album may not be the best, but the management team continues to push the artist to get the most out of the album. That is what Brandy’s team is going to have to do. Not blaming the team, I just feel like Brandy has a solid effort with this album and I think the album can generate more sales if pushed properly.

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  35. Tha Truth

    If you don’t support an Artist why comment on their shit and since we talkin bout album sales how many albums have yall hating asses sold so save it and have several seats

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