Posts Tagged ‘Brandy’

List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records


While July is known for record-breaking temperatures, trips to water parks, school shopping and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, it’s known to us in the ThisisRnB offices as another month of solid R&B releases.

Whether you were a fan of Usher and Tanks’s dance heavy tracks or went the more subtle route with either Adrian Marcel or Azekel, there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty soulful and sultry singles. Following suit of June, July had its slow moments, but as always, true music showed up and showed out! While there’s really no way that we can make everyone happy with our lists, we definitely do the best we can by pulling the tracks that we feel are deserving of being deemed “Best of”.

Therefore, kick off your shoes and relax your feet as we bring you the tracks that had us hitting repeat all month long.

Check out our Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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Brandy on Oprah’s ‘Where Are They Now:’ “It Was a Big Fib”


Oprah Winfrey‘s interview series “Where Are They Now?” returns this Sunday with special guest Brandy.

In a preview for the forthcoming episode, Oprah confronts the R&B songstress about lying to her the last time that she was on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

“The last time you were on the Oprah show, you told me a fib, did you not?” asked Oprah, while Brandy responded “It was a big fib.”

Check out the preview clip below, and tune into the episode Sunday, August 3 at 9/8c on OWN.

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Throwback Tuesday: Brandy – ‘Baby’

Brandy is a singer, songwriter, and actress, best known for her distinctive sound, characterized by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, intricate riffs, and beat-driven R&B.

“Baby” was the second single lifted off her 1994 self-titled debut album. It was written by Rahsaan Patterson, Kipper Jones and Keith Crouch, who produced by the track.  The single spent four weeks on top of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. A music video was accompanied and directed by Hype Williams.

The music video was shot in the middle of Times Square in New York City. The video was choreographed by Fatima Robinson and features a young Laurieann Gibson. Brandy’s music always possessed a certain flavor and soulfulness about it, especially in her early ’90s music. Enjoy the video above.

New Music: Brandy – Magic (Coldplay Cover)


We are always here for surprises from Brandy!

The R&B vixen has blessed us with a cover of Coldplay’s “Magic” for your listening pleasure. The vocal bible, as her ‘Stars’ call her, effortlessly remakes the band’s hit single off their new album Ghost Stories, and the results are simply magical!

Brandy is busy planning and working on the follow-up to her 2012 album Two Eleven, she has teased fans with a new image featuring the text #Summer2014.

Until further news take a listen to her unexpected gift below!

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Brandy Suprises Keke Palmer on BET’s ‘Just Keke,’ Talks Ending of “Moesha”


On Thursday, Brandy made a surprise appearance on BET’s new talk show ‘Just Keke,’ hosted by Keke Palmer.

The R&B icon was a huge influence on the young singer/actress and they spoke about the journal Brandy gave her when they first met, the ending of the famed show “Moesha,” and more.

Check out the clip below:

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Mario Talks Do Right Foundation & Performs Touching Tribute

This past weekend, Baltimore, Maryland held their annual African American Festival. The two-day event brought out some of R&B’s best and brightest to perform on the Camden Yards outdoor stage. The first night featured up and coming acts Jacob Latimore, Aaron Fresh and Brave Williams along with veterans Monifah, Chico Debarge and headlining act Mint Condition. Day two featured Mario, Johnny Gill and Brandy, who all shut down the stage with their amazing talents.

Our friends at TrueExclusives were in attendance and caught up with Mario to talk about his ‘Do Right’ Foundation. Check out the clip above which also includes footage of his touching performance of the song “Do Right.”

After the jump check out their footage of Brandy’s trip to the festival.

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Brandy Soars With Performance of National Anthem

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Singer and actress Brandy is getting us prepared for what’s to come from her with new music and if this performance is anything to go by, we’re all here for it!

Opening up the Revlon Run/Walk For Women event in Los Angeles, the veteran gave participants and stragglers a sight to see. Performing the “Star Spangled Banner,” Norwood gave an awesome vocal arrangement of the anthem.

Ready to see what she’s preparing us for? Take a look after the jump!

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Brandy Announces New Album on ‘Arsenio’


Brandy‘s last album ‘Two Eleven‘ did not receive the promotion it deserved, but the singer/actress is getting right back to the music for her adorning fans. Taking to the Arsenio Hall Show on Friday night, B Rocka announced that she is indeed about to start working on her next album, and now is the perfect time for her to return to music.

While she hinted that she wants to get very personal on this record and tell a new story, Brandy also wants to really sang! Belting out a quick note for the audience, Arsenio told her he actually wants to hear her rap again! But, Brandy quickly shut that down, telling him straight up, “No!”

“Arsenio, you are goin to have to let that go, rap is never going to be in my future,” she said.

Brandy was on the show as a tribute to Mother’s Day, as she was joined by her mom Sonja Norwood, who talked about Brandy as a child, and why they don’t want Brandy’s daughter to be in showbiz.

Check out the clips below:

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