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’.
After weeks of hearing “sometime this summer,” Brandy has finally set a release date for her new album, Two Eleven.
Monica and Brandy’s musical reunion comes full circle on the June cover of EBONY magazine. Inside the magazine, the 90s divas open up about life, love, and reuniting 14 years after “The Boy Is Mine” for their collaboration “It All Belongs To Me.”
Monica’s latest album, New Life, debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 4, becoming her fifth consecutive top five debut. In addition to the collaboration with Brandy, the album features guest spots from Mary J. Blige, Wale and Rick Ross. The wife of NBA player Shannon Brown and mother of two is prepping the release of the album’s second single, “Without You,” produced by her cousin Polow Da Don.
Brandy hit big last week, following her episode of Behind the Music, with the premiere of her new single, “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown. Netting rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the lead single to her upcoming album, Two Eleven, arrives on iTunes on May 8.
Check out excerpts from Brandy’s interview below.
From her multiplatinum successes to her million dollar mistakes, Brandy revealed all on last night’s episode of VH1’s Behind The Music. Recalling the most difficult times in her career, the “I Wanna Be Down” singer opened up about losing her close friend Whitney Houston, living up to media expectations, lying about her marriage, the downfall of her career, the fatal car crash, and finding love in the hour-long special. If you missed it, here’s your chance to hear Brandy in her own words. Watch below.
Brandy recalls the highs and lows of her life and career for the latest episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, airing Wednesday at 9 p.m. From the death of Whitney Houston to lying about her marriage and the car crash that continues to haunt her, nothing is off limits for the “Never Say Never” singer, who will release her sixth studio album, Two Eleven, this summer. Watch a 10-minute preview of the episode below.
In support of their duet “It All Belongs To Me,” Brandy & Monica stopped by NYC’s Power 105 to chat with DJ Envy, Charlamagne and Angela Yee. A visibly uncomfortable Brandy opened up about her relationship with Ray J and dealing with negativity on Twitter, while Monica discussed Whitney Houston and her influence, cyber bullying and more. Their collaboration “It All Belong To Me” will appear on Monica’s seventh album New Life, due April 10, and Brandy’s RCA/Chameleon debut Two Eleven, coming this June.
The family of Whitney Houston, including her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, spoke out for the first time since her untimely death one month ago. In an emotional interview, Oprah traveled to the home of Patricia Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, in Atlanta for the 90-minute special that aired last night on OWN.
“She’s always with me,” said Kristina, who is Whitney’s only child with Bobby Brown. “Her spirit is strong, it’s a strong spirit. I feel her pass through me all the time.” She went on to say that while she has come to terms with the loss, she’s still has her moments. “Sometimes, it’s so surreal. I still walk into the house like, ‘Mom?’ But I’ve accepted it.”
Watch the full interview below.
Fourteen years after “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy and Monica reunite for a “It All Belongs to Me.” Picking up where their 1998 collaboration left off, the ’90s divas tag team an unappreciative suitor on the Rico Love-produced track. “It All Belongs to Me” will appear on Monica’s forthcoming album New Life, due April 3rd, as well as Brandy’s as-yet-untitled RCA/Chameleon Records debut, expected later in the year.