New Music: Mystery Skulls f/ Brandy & Nile Rodgers – ‘Number 1’

Mystery Skulls and Brandy

While Brandy readies her next album, the R&B diva pops up on a pair of songs for Mystery Skulls. Frontman Luis Dubuc calls upon the singer and guitar legend Nile Rodgers for the disco-infused “Number 1″ and “Magic” off their upcoming debut Forever.

“I think I found my number 1 / You can never be a one-hit winder,” sings Brandy on the blissful track.

“I wrote the song with [Brandy] in mind,” Dubuc told The FADER of “Number 1.” “Then one day she heard it through someone we both knew, and she said yes. We were in the studio like a week later. When she showed up, she asked to sing on my other track, ‘Magic,’ as well. Brandy’s voice is stunning!”

Forever is due October 27. Stream “Number 1″ below.

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Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, & Yo-Yo Reunite at BET Hip-Hop Awards

MC Lyte, Brandy, Queen Latifah, and Yo-Yo

Brandy celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut single with a white-hot performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014, which aired on Tuesday night.

Against an all-white set, the R&B diva reunited with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo to perform the hip-hop remix of “I Wanna Be Down.”

With her brother Ray J looking on, Brandy kicked things off followed by Lyte, Yo-Yo, and Latifah, who earned the largest applause.

Watch the ladies shut it down.

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New Music: Brandy – ‘Magic’ (Coldplay Cover)


Brandy comes through with a cover of Coldplay’s “Magic” for your Sunday listening pleasure. The R&B songstress effortlessly remakes Chris Martin and his band’s hit single off their album Ghost Stories, and the results are, well, magical.

Brandy has been working on the follow-up to her 2012 album Two Eleven and has teased a summer release.

Just last week, she surprised Keke Palmer with a visit to her BET talk show “Just Keke.”

Hear Brandy put it down below.

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Brandy Confirms Split with Fiancé

Ryan Press and Brandy

Brandy and her fiancé Ryan Press won’t be making the trip down the aisle, after all. The couple has called off their engagement.

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Brandy Reunites with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, & Yo-Yo on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Brandy, and Queen Latifah

Twenty years after the release of her debut single “I Wanna Be Down,” Brandy reunited with her remix collaborators Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo on Tuesday’s “Queen Latifah Show.”

The rap divas discussed the making of the song (Latifah rewrote her rap after listening to Yo-Yo and Lyte’s verses) and Brandy admitted that she didn’t understand the lyrics at the time.

“I didn’t know what ya’ll was saying,” she laughed. “I was so happy that ya’ll was on the song, I said I don’t care, honey.”

Brandy also dished about playing Chardonnay on BET’s “The Game” and her surprise 35th birthday, hosted by her brother Ray J.

“I was surprised. I was scared. I was shocked. It was a great experience,” said Brandy. “It was the type of party where I felt like everyone there, I had a moment with them at some point in my life.”

See Brandy and the Queen chop it up below.

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Jessie J and Brandy Perform ‘Conquer the World’ at iTunes Festival

Jessie J

Jessie J celebrated the U.K. release of her sophomore album Alive with a performance at the iTunes Festival in London on Monday. In addition to singing her hits, the blonde-haired Brit brought out Brandy to duet on their empowering anthem “Conquer the World.” The ladies put their powerful pipes on display while belting out the big ballad.

“So overwhelmed right now! Partying with my closest people! Thank you iTunes thank you everyone who gave me love tonight. My heart is heavy with love,” tweeted Jessie.

See the powerhouse divas team up and shut down the stage.

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Brandy and Her Daughter Spend the Day at Disneyland

Brandy and Sy'rai

Following a busy week promoting her role in Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Brandy enjoyed some time off with her 10-year-old daughter Sy’rai. The two spent a leisurely day together at Disney California Adventure Park on Tuesday during Sy’rai’s spring break.

Brandy kept it casual in a head wrap, while Sy’rai wore her Mickey Mouse ears as they made their way around the park with a VIP escort. They had a blast riding in the front seat of California Screamin’ roller coaster and stuck their tongues out when they spotted the paparazzi.

Sy’rai will be the maid of honor in Brandy’s upcoming wedding to music executive Ryan Press. “She’s my best friend. I love her unconditionally,” she recently told Wendy Williams.

Check out more pics from their fun day at the Happiest Place on Earth.

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