Posts Tagged ‘Brandy’

Listen: Brandy Connects with Newcomer Mystery Skulls and Nile Rodgers on “Number 1″

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Thanks to a select few DJs, producers and artists, the fun-filled sounds of the classic days of party R&B are still living on, with new tracks inspired by those records. One of these few is newcomer Mystery Skulls, aka Luis Dubuc, who invokes the disco era with his brand new single “Number 1″ featuring the legendary Nile Rodgers and Brandy on vocals!

“I wrote the song with [Brandy] in mind,” Dubuc told The FADER. “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!” (“Magic” also features Rodgers). Both tracks will appear on Mystery Skulls’ debut album, Forever, due out Oct. 27 via Warner Bros. Records.

In addition to those two collaborations, Brandy is currently back in the studio working on her follow-up to Two Eleven.

Stream “Number 1″ below, and check out the behind-the-scenes video of their recording session for “Magic” as well!

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Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, & Yo-Yo Reunite for “I Wanna Be Down (Remix)”

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Brandy had everyone reminiscing as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut single with a surprise performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014, which aired 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.”

Brandy looked more beautiful than ever as she kicked things off followed by Lyte, Yo-Yo, and Latifah, who received an extra large applause.

Watch the ladies shut it down below:

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Brandy Addresses ‘Big Lie,’ Talks Whitney Houston, Ray J and Car Accident on Oprah’s ‘Where Are They Now?’

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On Sunday night Oprah welcomed special guest Brandy to her show ‘Where Are They Now?’ on the OWN Network. The special interview was promoted with a clip that showed the R&B songstress addressing a “big fib” she once told the TV host.

As many guessed that statement was about her alleged marriage to producer Robert “Big Bert” Smith, who is the father of her daughter Sy’rai. During their discussion Brandy opened up about the decision to lie on national television once again. “I was scared, I thought that everything that I had worked hard for and everything that worked hard to build, the image that I worked so hard to build to threatened,” explained Brandy.

Additionally, Brandy talked about what having a daughter taught her about her self, and shared a tough decision she had to deal with as a mother. She also shared with Oprah her struggles to get through the pain of the tragic car accident that she was involved in. “I don’t think that’s something I could ever get over or ever truly understand,” said Brandy.

Along with her personal life, the singer spoke to Oprah about her relationship with Whitney Houston. “She’s definitely one of my angels,” shared Brandy. She also spoke about her brother Ray J’s connection with Whitney and helping him deal with the loss.

If you missed the episode last night check out the clips below:

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records

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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”

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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)

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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”

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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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