Brandy

Oct
11
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.

Oct
10
New Music: Brandy – ‘Two Eleven’ [Album Snippets]

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The countdown is on to Brandy’s sixth album Two Eleven. With less than a week to go until its release, 30-second snippets have surfaced of the 14 tracks from the standard edition. The follow-up to her 2008 album Human features the Chris Brown-assisted single “Put It Down” and “Wildest Dreams,” with contributions from Frank Ocean, Sean Garrett, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Bangladesh, Mario Winans, and Tha Bizness.

Brandy was happy with the response from her fans. “I just got my life from the comments on @BrandySource and also on twitter about the snippets!! So blessed that you all seem pleased!! Yay,” she tweeted.

Get a taste of Two Eleven before it drops on October 16.

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Oct
7
Brandy Puts It Down at Factory in West Hollywood [Video]

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The camera phones came out when Brandy hit the stage at Hype Fridays at Ultra Suede at Factory in West Hollywood on Friday night. The R&B diva performed a short and sweet set consisting of her two singles “Wildest Dreams” and “Put It Down” off her upcoming album Two Eleven (Oct. 16). As the crowd cheered her on, she delivered some killer moves, hitting all the right notes.

She took a moment to speak to her fans, or Starz as she calls them. “I believe in Two Eleven and I just want to say with every fiber of my being, you are in for a treat when you get this album,” she said. “It’s unbelievable the people I worked with. I’m so happy that I have this opportunity once again to share what God gave me with you because it’s nothing without you guys.”

Last week, she previewed two songs off the album, “No Such Thing As Too Late” and “Let Me Go,” produced by Bangladesh and Sean Garrett.

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Oct
5
New Music: Brandy – ‘Let Me Go’

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Brandy unloads another banger from her upcoming album Two Eleven. Produced by Bangladesh and written by Sean Garrett, the hitmakers behind “Put It Down,” the heavy-hitting record samples Lykke Li’s “Tonight.”

The R&B songstress sings about finding a man so good, she can’t let him go. “Love your cocky talk, damn your denims/ Make me wanna act like I just can’t remember/ If mama saw that side of me, she would be on Twitter, saying, ‘You know I didn’t raise you that way,’” sings Brandy.

The song is yet another taste from her album, due October 16. Earlier this week, she debuted the edgy ballad “No Such Thing As Too Late,” produced by Rico Love and Jim Jonsin.

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Oct
3
New Music: Brandy – ‘No Such Thing As Too Late’

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Brandy preaches eternal love on “No Such Thing As Too Late.” The mid-tempo number, written and produced by hitmaking heavyweights Rico Love and Jim Jonsin, will appear on the singer’s highly-anticipated new album Two Eleven, due October 16.

“I can’t hold out any longer!!!” Brandy tweeted earlier today upon releasing the song for her Starz. In an interview with Rap-Up.com, the R&B songstress said she wants the track to be her third single.

“It’s a ballad, but it has a knock to it,” said Brandy. “Rico Love put his foot in this song. He put his heart and soul into it.”

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Sep
28
Brandy Unveils ‘Two Eleven’ Promo Photos

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Brandy has come a long way since her 1994 debut. The R&B chanteuse is looking better than ever in three new promo images for her sixth album Two Eleven. She glows in a floral-print wrap dress with electric blue heels and plays it cool in a red visor and ponytail in the fierce and fly images shot by Gomillion & Leupold.

After a decade, Brandy returns to the top 10 this week as “Put It Down” moves up to No. 5 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The Chris Brown-assisted single marks Brandy’s tenth top 10 and first since “What About Us?” peaked at No. 3 in 2002.

A grateful Brandy cherished the milestone. “I can’t lie-at one point I thought it was over for me in music but God had another plan thank you Father!” she tweeted.

The album, which features contributions from Frank Ocean, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Bangladesh, and Sean Garrett, is due October 16.

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Sep
19
New Music: Brandy f/ 2 Chainz & Tyga – ‘Put It Down (Remix)’

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Brandy falls in love with 2 Chainz and Tyga on the official remix to her single “Put It Down,” produced by Sean Garrett. Deuce kicks off the bass-heavy banger, name-checking Brandy’s TV character Moesha, while T-Raw does it with the lights off. Re-up with the remix.

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