Brandy

Oct
19
Brandy Performs on ‘Wendy’ + ‘LIVE with Kelly’

Michelle Obama and Brandy

Brandy pulled double duty this morning, performing on “Wendy” and “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.”

Dressed in a short Stella McCartney skirt, she gabbed with Wendy about her new man, Two Eleven, and life. “God has been so great to me,” said Brandy. “I’ve gone through so much in my life. So much strength has come from what I’ve experienced. I have something to share with the people who are going through the same things.”

She opened up about her new man Ryan, who she’s dated for about a year and lives with, and explained that her song “Wildest Dreams” was inspired by him. She also took the stage to perform Tha Bizness-produced song.

During her visit to “LIVE” earlier in the week, she met First Lady Michelle Obama (“OMG!!!!!!!!!!” she tweeted) and performed her top 5 hit “Put It Down.”

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Oct
19
Brandy Pleads the Fifth on ‘Watch What Happens Live’

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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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Oct
18
Brandy Performs on ‘Good Morning America’

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Brandy is making the media rounds to promote her new album Two Eleven and stopped by “Good Morning America” today to talk music and perform live.

“I couldn’t find my place in music. I didn’t know which way I was gonna go, but I found it and I’m happy, happier than I’ve ever been,” the singer said about her current project, which is expected to sell 65-70,000 copies in its first week. “This is really a good time for me.”

Brandy then took the “GMA” stage for a live performance of “Put It Down” and “Wildest Dreams.” Outfitted in leather shorts and gold gloves and accompanied by two female dancers, she appeared to be having fun with her top 5 hit.

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Oct
17
Review Roundup: Brandy – ‘Two Eleven’

Two Eleven

Eighteen years after the release of her multi-platinum debut, Brandy basks in the glory on her sixth album Two Eleven. Boasting big-name collaborators including Chris Brown, Frank Ocean, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, and Bangladesh, the set aims to please the toughest of R&B critics with cuts like “Wildest Dreams,” “Hardly Breathing,” and “Scared of Beautiful.”

“No gimmicks, real R&B music,” said the now 33-year-old singer of the project, which pays homage to her late idol Whitney Houston with its title.

Did Brandy deliver? Find out below.

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Oct
16
Sneak Peek: Brandy – ‘Wildest Dreams’

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Brandy kicked off her album release week with a series of promotional appearances. During her visit to “106 & Park,” she debuted a sneak peek of her new video for “Wildest Dreams,” the second single off Two Eleven. The video was shot just days ago with director Matthew Rolston. In the 30-second teaser, the R&B diva struts around and shows off some new moves as she dances with her girls.

The record, produced by Tha Bizness and written by Sean Garrett, was inspired by her boyfriend Ryan Press. “The song is just about me feeling like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe this is really happening,’” she told Rap-Up.com. “He loves me for every personality I have. He loves me for every flaw. He accepts me as who I am and he can see me for who I am.”

Get a first look at the video below.

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Oct
16
Brandy Salutes Whitney Houston with Dance Medley at Album Release Show

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Brandy celebrated the release of her sixth album Two Eleven with some of her most loyal fans during a concert at Best Buy Theater in New York City last night. The R&B diva also took a moment to pay homage to her idol Whitney Houston with a dance medley that included “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “How Will I Know,” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).”

“I just want to take this time to take a moment of silence and give Whitney some silent love right now,” she told the crowd. “She is and will always be the greatest voice of all time. I’ll forever love her and forever miss her. Two Eleven is my way of tributing her and solidifying the bond that we had when she was alive and the bond that we will have for the rest of my life. I will just continue to contribute to her legacy.”

Watch her tribute her idol and perform hits from her catalog—from “I Wanna Be Down” to “Put It Down.”

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Oct
15
Brandy Braves ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Life is good for Brandy. The R&B veteran stopped by Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” this morning to chat about all things—personal and professional—going on in her life, from her new album Two Eleven (in stores tomorrow) to her role in Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor and getting married…for real this time.

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