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Hot Shots: Brandy Shares More Photos From ‘Put It Down’ Music Video


Earlier in the week, we got our first glimpse of Brandy on the set of her new music video for “Put It Down,” the lead single from her forthcoming sixth album Two Eleven, due October 2.  Now the singer-actress gives a closer look at the Hype Williams-directed clip with the official stills from the set.

B-Rocka gets close with her collaborator and co-star Chris Brown, rocks ’90s styled braids and shows her moves, courtesy of fame choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. (Michael Jackson, Beyoncè), in front of two Ferraris  in the latest shots.

Check out the pics below.

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First Listen: Tamia – ‘Beautiful Surprise’ [Album Snippets]


Fans of Canadian R&B songbird Tamia can get a sneak peek of her upcoming fifth album Beautiful Surprise before it arrives on August 28. Preceded by the Salaam Remi-produced title track, which continues to rise on urban AC radio, the album will be her second independent release following 2006’s Between Friends. 

Preview the album and watch the music video for the single “Beautiful Surprise,” co-starring her husband Grant Hill below.

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Hot Shots: Brandy & Chris Brown get close in ‘Put It Down’ Video


Brandy gets up close and personal with her collaborator and co-star Chris Brown on the set of her video for “Put It Down,” in a photo posted on Breezy’s Instagram on Tuesday night (July 31).

The “Never Say Never” singer also released the first official photo from the video set on Tuesday. The pic shows Brandy standing in front of two Ferraris flanked by background dancers in the Hype Williams-directed clip, which was choreographed by Frank Gatson Jr. (Beyoncè, Michael Jackson).

“Stay tuned for more surprises this week!” Brandy  teased on Twitter, revealing more she will release more from the video this week.

Put It Down” is the lead single from her sixth album, Two Eleven, due October 2.

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Dawn Richard performs ‘Automatic’ acoustic at BMI “Next Fresh Thing”

Earlier in the week, I posted a video of Dawn Richard performing an acoustic version of “Automatic”for the first time. Well, it was so nice the former Danity Kane diva had to do it twice.  Dawn closed out her set at BMI’s “Next Fresh Thing” showcase at the Viper Room in L.A. last night with another stirring acoustic rendition of the track.

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NEW VIDEO: Bobby V featuring Lil Wayne – ‘Mirror’

Check out Bobby V’s new music video for “Mirror” featuring Lil Wayne, the lead single from his upcoming album Dusk Til Dawn (Oct.2).

VIDEO: Dawn Richard performs acoustic version of ‘Automatic’

Since leaving Bad Boy, Dawn Richard has made major moves. During a recent appearance on KIIS FM’s “New Music Show,” the New Orleans native discussed her independently-released EP Armor On, which topped the iTunes R&B Albums chart, her solo debut album GoldenHeart, and performed an acoustic version of “Automatic” for the first time.

Scroll to 16:24 to watch the performance.

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Video: Brandy performs ‘Put It Down’ for the first time live

Fans at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theater were treated to Brandy’s first live performance of “Put It Down,” the lead single from her upcoming sixth album Two Eleven, last night. The 90s powerhouse commanded the stage with her crisp live vocals and booty-poppin’ choreography. It’s clear Frank Gatson, Beyoncé’s longtime choreographer who’s responsible for Bran’s moves in the still-unreleased “Put It Down” music video, has taught the “Full Moon” singer a thing or two about selling an 8-count and owning the stage.

It’s refreshing to Brandy FINALLY promoting her Chris Brown-assisted single that’s been available on iTunes since May,  even if only through radio promo. Baby steps. Next, she’ll have to follow-up the underperforming track with something to really make people want to shell out $9.99 when her album drops. By the way, there’s no better time than the present to release the video, Bran. Just sayin’.

Watch below.

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NEW VIDEO: Nelly Furtado – ‘Spirit Indestructible’

Nelly Furtado becomes one with nature in the video for “Spirit Indestructible,” the title track and second single from her upcoming new album, due September 18.  The nature-themed clip finds the ‘Like A Bird” singer performing the empowering cut on the beach and peaks of Grouse Mountain in Vancouver.

Watch below.

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