Brandy

Mar
26
Brandy Dishes About Wedding on ‘Wendy’

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Brandy is getting ready to walk down the aisle. During her visit to “Wendy Williams” on Tuesday, the soon-to-be-bride was all aglow as she showed off her engagement ring and talked about her upcoming wedding to music executive Ryan Press. She is still planning for the occasion, but the guest list is already getting full.

“I just wish I could invite a lot of my core fans to the wedding because they’ve been there for me for so long,” she told Wendy.

Her 10-year-old daughter Sy’rai will be the maid of honor. “She’s my best friend. I love her unconditionally,” said Brandy.

You can catch Brandy on the big screen in Tyler Perry’s Temptation and in the recurring role of Chardonnay on BET’s “The Game.”

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Feb
12
Brandy, Alicia Keys, & Erykah Badu Perform at BET Honors

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BET celebrated icons in the fields of music, literature, entertainment, media, and education at BET Honors, which aired during Black History Month.

Taped last month in Washington, D.C., the 6th annual event honored Oscar winner Halle Berry, the legendary Chaka Khan, music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant, spiritual educator T.D. Jakes, and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie, with musical tributes from Brandy, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, and more.

A barefoot Brandy staged the first televised performance of her new single “Without You” with dancer Anthony Burrell. Alicia Keys honored Halle Berry with “Brand New Me,” while Erykah Badu and Ledisi paid homage to Chaka Khan. Plus, Mint Condition serenaded Clarence Avant with their hits “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” and “Slo Woman.”

Check out some of the highlights below.

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Jan
19
Brandy Shares Struggles and Triumphs on MTV’s ‘This Is How I Made It’

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Before she topped the charts and became one of R&B’s leading ladies, Brandy was an insecure 8-year-old singing in the church with her family. The superstar singer reflects on her journey to stardom on MTV’s “This Is How I Made It.” She reminisces on her childhood, signing her first record deal, and looking up to her idol Whitney Houston.

“What she did to my soul when I first heard her sing, I didn’t believe that she was real. I didn’t believe that someone could actually sing like that,” said Brandy of the late legend. “I just wanted to be exactly like her.”

In school, she was picked on and had trouble fitting in. But she knew she was destined to be a star after dancing in the talent show and earning a standing ovation.

While she never had plans to be an actress, she took every opportunity that came her way. She eventually landed a role on “Thea” and signed a deal with Atlantic Records at the age of 14. After the success of her self-titled debut, she was tapped to lead the cast of the ’90s sitcom “Moesha.”

Despite all her success, she started to doubt herself later in her career. “I have a fear of not being great,” revealed Brandy. “I started to believe that I was really a has-been, that it’s over for me. But I learned everything about myself through tough times and struggles.”

Watch Brandy’s rollercoaster ride in the 9-minute episode.

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Jan
13
Alicia Keys, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, & Erykah Badu Salute Icons at BET Honors

Halle Berry and Alicia Keys

The ladies of music and Hollywood represented at the 6th annual BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Brandy, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, and more were on hand to perform musical tributes to icons in the fields of music, literature, entertainment, media, and education.

This year’s honorees included Oscar winner Halle Berry, the legendary Chaka Khan, music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant, spiritual educator T.D. Jakes, and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie.

Alicia Keys ignited the stage with a red-hot performance of “Brand New Me,” while the newly-engaged Brandy performed “Without You” off her album Two Eleven. Kelly Rowland presented the award to Chaka Khan, and Ledisi saluted the 10-time Grammy winner with a soulful set.

BET Honors 2013 will air during Black History Month on February 11.

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Jan
2
Brandy Talks Engagement, Wedding Plans, and Kanye & Kim

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Over the holidays, Brandy got engaged to music executive Ryan Press. Fresh from her trip to Hawaii, the “Put It Down” singer showed off her engagement ring and spoke about her wedding plans while hosting a New Year’s Eve gig at LAVO Las Vegas.

“I’m very happy. I’m definitely on cloud 11,” Brandy told PopStop TV. “At one point I gave up on love, so to have this feeling and for it to feel like the first time with the person I feel like God has created for me to be with, it’s just magical and I want it to stay like this.”

The couple hasn’t set a date yet, but they plan to keep the wedding local. “We have a lot of homies that probably won’t come if we do a destination wedding,” said Brandy. “I’ve definitely been imagining it and thinking about what it’s gonna be like.”

She also shared her excitement for parents-to-be Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. “I’m very happy for Kim and happy for Kanye. I was looking at pictures of them online. They just look so happy. I’m really happy for her.”

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Dec
28
Brandy Gets Engaged to Music Executive Ryan Press

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Wedding bells are in Brandy’s future. Over the holidays, the “Put It Down” singer got engaged to music executive Ryan Press.

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Dec
25
New Music: Brandy – ‘How High’

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Brandy unwraps a gift for her fans on Christmas Day with “How High,” a previously unreleased song that did not make her album Two Eleven. The R&B songstress goes all in when it comes to love on the mid-tempo cut, which features a verse from her rap alter ego Bran’Nu.

“When you say jump, I’ll say how high/ I wanna touch the sky,” sings a lovestruck Brandy.

Catch the high below.

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