Posts Tagged ‘Brandy’

Brandy Hospitalized After Falling Unconscious on Flight


Brandy is recovering after a health scare on a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to New York early Friday morning (June 2).

According to TMZ, the R&B star reportedly fell unconscious on the plane, prior to takeoff. Flight attendants and passengers tried to help her before the L.A. City Fire Dept. and paramedics removed the 38-year-old from the aircraft.

Brandy reportedly regained consciousness and was treated on the jetway before being transported to the hospital.

It’s unclear what caused her complications. Just hours before the health scare, Brandy shared a video of herself playing tennis. “#EarlierToday with Bestie/Coach #Shabaz #Sanity,” she wrote.

UPDATE: According to Brandy’s brother, Ray J, the singer will be fine. He told TMZ, that she was just totally burned out after one too many work trips. Her camp echoed Ray, saying she was just stressed and overworked. At the time of speaking with TMZ at LAX, Ray was flying out of town to fill in for Brandy at a fan convention she was attending this weekend.

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New Music: Sir the Baptist feat. Brandy – Deliver Me

Good Lawd!!

Brandy and Sir the Baptist might not have officially announced if they are a couple or not, but the two have collaborated on an outstanding, soul-stirring new ballad titled, “Deliver Me.”  The gospel influenced track appears on the Chicago artist’s new album Saint or Sinner, which dropped today.

Sir opens the track with a spiritual vibe, talking about a personal matter that’s close to his heart. “I remember my sister Mary would get beat by her husband, who was the deacon of the church,” he says. “The whole church knew, but no one would say anything.”

Brandy plays the role of Mary on the Sir-produced track, hitting an evocative tone with every note. “Love, deliver me / Cause all he seems to do is hurt me,” she sings.

Sir narrates the song with some of his own confessions. “Growing up in the hood, when you got to liking girls, you had to have a lot of them, that was the cool factor,” he says. “It might still be, but we rappers in hip-hop gotta change the cool factor. We gotta start loving on our loved ones. Never hit on a woman and I never will, but mentally, I’ve done the same damage. I just want to say I’m sorry.”

The two have not only been working on music together, but they are rumored to be dating. Brandy joined Sir while he made the promo rounds through NYC this week. “Your music has truly changed my life….can’t wait for everyone to feel your truth,” she wrote on Instagram.

Listen to their collaboration on “Deliver Me” below.

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Contest: Win Tickets To ‘Mother’s Day Good Music Fest’ in NYC with Brandy, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, KEM & More

NYC, it’s contest time once again! Mother’s Day is coming up and what better way to give the mother in your life a special night out with a soul-fulfilling night of great R&B music!

ThisisRnB has teamed up with Brandy to give some lucky fans the chance to win tickets to the upcoming “Mother’s Day Good Music Fest” coming to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, May 12.

For one night only, the arena will be turned into a magical celebration of music and mothers featuring performances from Brandy, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, KEM, and rising artist, Major.

For those of you in the NYC area, we have 2 pairs of tickets available to the May 12 show, and they could be yours!

See the rules and regulations for your chance to win below!

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Brandy Covers ‘Fashion Bomb Daily’ Magazine In Honor of International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, Fashion Bomb Daily Editor-In-Chief Claire Sulmers chatted with their March 2017 cover girl Brandy in an exclusive interview about womanhood, motherhood, confidence, new music and more.

Spending the majority of her life in the spotlight, and starting her career at such a young, pivotal age, Brandy has experienced and gone a lot of difficult times and situations. However, over the years she has learned to understand exactly whom she is as an individual, and through inspiration from her own mother, and being a mother herself, she has become the definition of a strong woman.

To go along with the conversation, Brandy posed for a stylish photoshoot with Tyren Redd, wearing fashionable threads and shoes from brands and designers like The Kooples, Iijin, Teatum Jones and more.

Read some excerpts from the interview, and check out the photo spread below.

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‘SOULQUARIUS’ Brings R&B Greats, Past & Present, to West Coast Fans!

When the flyer for the inaugural SOULQUARIUS Festival in Santa Ana, California dropped in late 2016, R&B lovers everywhere went crazy over the line-up of scheduled performers.  From throwback artists like Jon B. and DMX to current R&B tastemakers such as Ro James, Jhené Aiko, and BJ The Chicago Kid, there was no denying that this event was guaranteed to be a lituation.

Fear of getting rained out and continuous flooding from California’s big storm may have had most on edge but, that didn’t stop ticket holders from coming out in droves to get a taste of what their favorite performers have to offer. Of course, there were a few mishaps along the way (like any huge festival has during their opening year), but SOULQUARIUS — aside from its massive lineup — has plenty of reasons why it should be the R&B festival that you don’t want to miss from here on out.

Delivering a jammed packed mash-up of lovable R&B artists and a few of rap’s most influential, SOULQUARIUS made sure to leave festival enthusiasts with a need to get their coins up for next year.

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R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Jhené Aiko & Many More Join “Soulquarius” Lineup

SOULQUARIUS is bringing a dream team of R&B stars to one stage!

The star-studded festival is set to take place at The Observatory Grounds in Santa Ana, California on Feb. 18 with headliners R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, and a joint set from Ja Rule and Ashanti.

Jhené Aiko, Brandy, Monica, The-Dream, Kelis, Mya, The Internet, and Willow Smith are also on the bill. Other R&B stars on deck include Ameriie, Ro James, BJ the Chicago Kid, Lloyd, Eric Bellinger, Jon B, and a reunited Pretty Ricky.

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Watch The 2016 Soul Train Award Performances

Teddy Riley, Bobby Brown

The 2016 Soul Train Awards are officially in the books, and what a night of celebrating Peace, Love, and Soul it was! Filmed Nov. 6 in Las Vegas at the Oracle Arena, and aired on BET and CENTRIC on Sunday night (Nov. 27), the annual event honoring the best in soul and R&B music featured moving performances by Brandy, Anderson .Paak, Bobby Brown, D.R.A.M., Dru Hill, Doug E Fresh, India.Arie, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guy, Carl Thomas, Eric Benét, Ro James, and more.

The godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host with her eccentric humor and legendary style. GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum singer Brandy was presented with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, while multi-platinum and three-time GRAMMY award-winning producer, singer and songwriter Teddy Riley was honored with the night’s highly coveted Legend Award. Beyoncé led the night’s award winners dominating in top categories including Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Song of the Year.

To kick off the show, Dru Hill got the party started with an amazing medley of 90s R&B jams including “Tell Me,” “In My Bed,” and “Beauty.” Dru Hill lead singer Sisqó then performed his mega-hit “Thong Song,” getting the entire crowd up out of their seats – including Teyana Taylor who knew every word!

Erykah Badu made her grand entrance during a glow-in-the-dark performance followed by her opening monologue where she touched on everything from Trump to alien life. The Queen of Soul revealed her recent time traveling adventures, saying “The future is black; forget the Jetsons, it’ll be more like the Jeffersons.” In addition to her hosting duties, Erykah also hit the stage to perform. First with singer/rapper D.R.A.M., performing their recently released duet, “WiFi” and later bringing out her “sister of soul”, India Arie, to sing the spirited, message-driven song “Breathe.”

Rising stars Anderson .Paak and BJ the Chicago Kid performed “Waters,” while Ro James debuted a stunning stage set for “Already Knew That” and his No. 1 hit “Permission.”

For the second year, the awards unveiled a powerful “Soul Cypher” featuring a mix of legendary and contemporary R&B and soul singers coming together. Badu DJed the cypher while Tyrese, Ne-Yo, Angie Stone and the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight performed raw versions of their songs.

Brandy was presented with the Lady of Soul Award following a heartfelt speech from 2015 honoree Jill Scott and a special tribute video from industry’s top executives and artists such as Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan, Jhene Aiko and more, who spoke to Brandy’s dedication, creativity and vocal prowess. Brandy then blew the crowd away with a full dance and stunning vocal performance of her most beloved hits including “Almost Doesn’t Count,” “What About Us,” “Full Moon,” “I Wanna Be Down,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Baby,” “Talk About Our Love,” “Have You Ever,” and “Sitting On Top Of The World,” joined by MA$E.

Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ presented Teddy Riley with the night’s highly regarded Legend Award honoring the prolific singer-songwriter and producer for his tremendous influence in soul culture and music. Teddy Riley was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation and roaring round of applause. He celebrated with R&B and soul superstars Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Guy, Wreckx-N-Effect, V. Bozeman and Tito Jackson.

Check out the performances below.

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Brandy, Bobby Brown, Teddy Riley, Dru Hill, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ro James & More Bring Soulful Performances to 2016 Soul Train Awards

Teddy Riley, Bobby Brown

The 2016 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS took place on Sunday night (Nov. 6) at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host with her eccentric humor and legendary style. The annual event honoring the best in soul and R&B music featured moving performances by Brandy, Anderson .Paak, Bobby Brown, D.R.A.M. MA$E, DRU HILL, Doug E Fresh, India Arie, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guy, Candice Boyd, Carl Thomas, Eric Benét, MAJOR., Ro James, Tito Jackson, V. Bozeman, Wreckx-n-Effect, and Yuna.

GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum singer Brandy was presented with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, while multi-platinum and three-time GRAMMY award-winning producer, singer and songwriter Teddy Riley was honored with the night’s highly coveted Legend Award.

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