Brandy

Dec
6
Keri Hilson, Brandy, and Iggy Azalea Added to ‘VH1 Divas’

VH1 Divas

Make room for more divas. Keri Hilson and Iggy Azalea have been added to the list of performers for “VH1 Divas.”

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Nov
27
New Music: Eve – ‘Put It Down (Remix)’

Eve

Following her remixes to Future’s “Turn On the Lights” and Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm,” Eve puts her paws on a remix to Brandy and Chris Brown’s “Put It Down.” Ruff Ryders’ First Lady plays hard to get on her flirty verse, the latest in her “EVEstylin’ Tuesdays” series. The new year will bring new music from Eve with her long-awaited album Lip Lock.

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Nov
4
Alicia Keys, Ciara, Missy Elliott, Brandy, & Keyshia Cole Perform at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Ciara and Missy Elliott

It was ladies’ night as BET aired its annual “Black Girls Rock!” celebration on Sunday. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded affair honored the achievements of women of color with heartfelt performances, tributes, and special awards. This year’s honorees included Dionne Warwick (Living Legend Award), Alicia Keys (Rock Star Award), and Janelle Monáe (Young, Gifted, & Black Award).

Ciara had the crowd on its feet with “Sorry” and the title track off her upcoming album One Woman Army, and was joined by Missy Elliott for “1, 2 Step.” Missy also delivered her new single “9th Inning.” Brandy soared with “Wildest Dreams,” and Keyshia Cole tore the house down with her new single “Trust and Believe” off her upcoming album Woman to Woman.

Alicia ignited the stage with “New Day” and her female anthem “Girl on Fire,” India.Arie performed “I Am Not My Hair” and her new single “6th Avenue,” and Luke James, Anthony Hamilton, and Eric Benét catered to the ladies with “Wildflower.” Even SWV returned to the stage to perform a medley of their ’90s classics.

Watch all the performances on demand below.

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Nov
4
Video: Brandy – ‘Wildest Dreams’

Brandy

Brandy finds love—and looks damn good doing it——in the video for “Wildest Dreams,” the second single off her sixth album Two Eleven. The R&B diva shows off some new moves as she performs in a warehouse in L.A. with some of her fans in the audience.

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.”

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Oct
24
Brandy’s ‘Two Eleven’ Scores Top 3 Debut

Brandy

Brandy is back. The R&B veteran’s sixth album Two Eleven debuts at No. 3 on the Bilboard 200 chart this week, marking her first top 10 album in more than eight years.

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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’

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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