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Has Brandy Signed With J Records / RCA ?

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2rddik5n1 e1312462574981 Has Brandy Signed With J Records / RCA ?

Following months of speculation, it finally appears R&B star Brandy is no longer a free agent.

Full story after the jump…

That Grape Juice received reliable word back in March that the former ‘Moesha’ star was finalizing a new record deal with a “major”.

Fast forward five months and all signs point to the label in question being J Records. Ironically a sub-division of Sony Music (the same label group Ms. Norwood’s last label, Epic, is housed at), the first inkling of her involvement with J was the presence of Breyon Prescott in the trailer for her new reality show. Billed as her “business partner”, Prescott (a well-known J Records exec) revealed that he “signed her to the label”.

What’s more, the official site for the label have begun posting news updates on the 32 year old. Practice which is exclusively reserved for their own artists.

Adding her own salt and pepper to the speculation, the singer this week retweeted the following fan message sent to her on Twitter:

RockBoiZo: I bet you @4everBrandy is signed to J Records. I got a strong feeling!

Home to the likes of Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, and Monica, the label is viewed by many as ‘the’ hub for premium R&B in a musical climate; a climate which – by and large – prioritizes Pop and Electro beats. As such, with Brandy expressing a desire to return to her R&B roots (after ‘Human’s Pop-y flare), J seems like the surest of fits.

An official announcement is believed to be imminent.

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43 Comments

  1. August 4, 2011 at 8:50 am
    Royalkev says:
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    I believe so, it’s been rumored to be for some time now. I just never pictured her on the same label as Monica. #Odd! I guess, I can’t think of another label that suits her better. J Records seem very attentive and they do map out well the needs of their artist individually. So, I’m excited for Brandy! I want this comeback to be major!

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  2. August 4, 2011 at 8:51 am
    YeaBey Is Schoolin' Life says:
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    If a euro-pop songs comes out for Brandy she can consider 1 fan lost….I’m sure I wont be the only one….Her voice is tooo GREAT to go to waste!!

  3. August 4, 2011 at 8:51 am
    honeydip says:
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  4. August 4, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Nick says:
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    I loves me some Brandy! Get it girl

  5. August 4, 2011 at 8:53 am
    The G-List Society says:
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    That is a great move for her or better yet going back to Epic under LA Reid. Reid can pull far more success out of Brandy than Ciara.

  6. August 4, 2011 at 8:54 am
    The G-List Society says:
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    Brandy PLEEEEEEEEZE make that comeback us die-hard fans have been waiting for…You are the real threat to Bee-YAWN-say

  7. August 4, 2011 at 9:04 am
    YOOSONDALOOSE says:
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    Ohh good for her!
    She needs a good record label behind her.
    Good luck to Brandy, never a huge fan, but hey…

  8. August 4, 2011 at 9:05 am
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:
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    Look, if it’s J, I don’t really like it.They abandon all their releases after 2 singles and they never give their artists the chance to do great videos.
    Whatever, as long as they give her a decent budget and advise her about the right direction WITHOUT taking her creative freedom away from her, it will be a good thing for her.

  9. August 4, 2011 at 9:09 am
    MISHKA says:
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    Good for her. Time to stop that real TV sh%t and bing back the music.

  10. August 4, 2011 at 9:11 am
    Steffon says:
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    I just really hope and pray for the best for BRANDY this time around. She really deserves to shine. I hope J Records is in this 100%. Can’t wait for the new album

  11. August 4, 2011 at 9:19 am
    princebarbietv says:
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    :) Gimmie that new music girl!!!!

  12. August 4, 2011 at 9:19 am
    REALTALK 101 says:
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    Brandy’s problem is she has had too much creative freedom. She needs to let someone else guide her career like in the beginning. The hypocritical Im innocent thing is not working for her.
    This seems like a “let’s toss this against the wall and see if it’ll work” kinda deal cause based on what we’ve seen from Brandy’s last few projects it would’ve beeen better to find the next Brandy than revisit the original one. I’m just sayin……………………….

  13. August 4, 2011 at 9:22 am
    todd says:
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    Finally we find out…i think its a great move for her…love this women, she is about to come hard so get ready!!!!

  14. August 4, 2011 at 9:34 am
    tha.goldenchild says:
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    thats a good look for brandy im happy for her
    check me out http://t.co/fWUseRp

  15. August 4, 2011 at 10:05 am
    bran fan from Brazil says:
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    I DON’T CARE WHO BRANDY IS SIGN TO AS LONG AS THEY TREAT HER WELL TO THE BRIM CUZ SHE NEEDS IT.

  16. August 4, 2011 at 10:07 am
    MONICASTAN says:
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    Yay, Brandy is gon be the label mate for Mo. Two fo my all time faves. Lets get this music out asapton. I love you so much onica and Brandy and I hope you do another classic duet in future.

  17. August 4, 2011 at 10:08 am
    RockBoiZo says:
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    OMG!!!!! U guys put my tweet on here!! I almost died when she retweeted me being as though i am a Brandy STAN! But yeah, all clues point to her being signed to J Records, and if you go to RCA’s website u would see a video of her discussing the Majors and Minors TV show! Biggups to Thatgrapejuice.net for sharing my tweet with everyone!

  18. August 4, 2011 at 10:24 am
    MH says:
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    I actually like J Records moreso than many of the other labels. I think that would be a great fit for Brandy, I’m excited for her.

  19. August 4, 2011 at 10:28 am
    RHI RHI IS QUEEN says:
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    EEEEEWWWW THAT FLOP LABEL?.. THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING FOR THE SALES OF FANTASIA, JENIFER OR MONICA’S ALBUMS.. ARE ANY OF THEM EVEN GOLD YET?.

  20. August 4, 2011 at 10:32 am
    KNUCK says:
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    dead @ find the “next Brandy”… Impossible MUCH?! There hasn’t been another mariah or whitney and there sure as hell won’t be another Brandy!!

  21. August 4, 2011 at 10:52 am
    ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ says:
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    I don’t mind Brandy doing pop as well. Her voice can do anything. As long as it isn’t too generic.

  22. August 4, 2011 at 10:53 am
    b**** PLEASE says:
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    BRAN, I JUST CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEW LP CUZ I KNOW IF GON BE THE EPIC ALL THE #STARZ HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR CUZ WE KNOW FOR SURE WE AIN’T SEEN THE BEST OF BRAN YET. REMEMBER YOU’RE HERE TO STAY AND GIVE US THE BEST OF MUSIC TILL THE END OF TIME. GO BRAN!!
    FOLLOW BRANDY ON TWITTER @4EVERBRANDY

  23. August 4, 2011 at 11:06 am
    JP says:
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    YES B-ROCKA! So looking forward to a new Brandy album!

  24. August 4, 2011 at 11:07 am
    brandy fan from uk says:
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    Brandy girl, just bring it hard this time cuz its long over due. One thing people have to understand is, it sin’t about the label but the people out there that will go and support the artist. #starz are here to d just that so Bran make it hot cuz we’re starving for some hot hot hot tunes.lol
    The last time she came to do a surprice show for her fan in the UK it went crazy and didn’t realised she has such a good fan base mostly white in teh UK. Brandy we missed you so much so hurry but strongly come out wiht vegence this time. #starz around the world leggoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. August 4, 2011 at 11:13 am
    BE YOURSELF says:
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    Yes Brandy back to our root cause of everything. I just cannot wait for that new LP. In fact the only person I’m acutally looking forward to hear their music is ofcourse Brandy. I love you Brandy.

  26. August 4, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Moni says:
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    i am so happy for Brandy. you deserve the good that’s comin’ your way girl. give me the music sistah! i will always support you!

  27. August 4, 2011 at 11:49 am
    jamir21: I STAN 4 THE BEEHIVE&THE NAVY !!!! says:
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    Brandy should do R&B-Pop the same thing that MJ, Beyonce, and Rihanna does !

  28. August 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    happy says:
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    Jennifer Hudson is signed to Arista Records, the label of her idol Whitney Houston. Fact check That grape juice and get it right.

    Good luck Brandy.

  29. August 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    kwame says:
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    BRANDY IS BACK TO SLAY. #CANT WAIT!!!!!!

  30. August 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    BRANDYNMONICASTAN says:
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    Bran is signed to Chameleon/J Records a partnership with Breyon Prescott. #STARZ ALWAYZ SHINE
    All you Brandy fans/starz go to my newly created page of Brandy’s upcoming docu-series “On My Own” and LIKE it!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brandy-On-My-Own-Promo-Page/120850884677159?skip_nax_wizard=true

  31. August 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Set it Straiter says:
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    Love Brandy.. yeah.. any label shes on.. just needs to treat her with the respect as an artist and not some new generation signee.. her mistake with Human is that she gave more control to the producers/executives for that project. This time round I cant see her becoming the puppet, with someone else pulling the strings..she had multiple deals offered to her..so she would have chose wisely.

  32. August 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    Jusnot4m33 says:
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    @ RI RI THE FOOL… Yes Monica is gold. And to mind u she went gold after a month wit only 2 single and ONLY promoted 1,” Everything To Me” #1 -7weeks . She never promoted Love All Over Me.. and still the fans made it to #2.. Monica was too busy running around town getting married. and after going GOLD. She started working on her New Album..so i beleive Monica did a GREAT job.. selling 650-700k .. 2 more promoted singles wouldve made Still Standing platinum..
    For monica to have a small fanbase. as hater put it. We are loyal.. Monica is jus not a artist to REALLY promote an album

  33. August 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    Jusnot4m33 says:
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    ANNNNNND Jennifer Hudson.. Is signed to J records.. Thank You

  34. August 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    Tristan says:
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    Brandy has been making humongous moves lately and it looks like she’s headed in the right direction. I’m happy for her and I wish her the best.

  35. August 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    thetruth says:
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    the only one with a budget over there is A. Keys. If Larry Johnson is the A&R, same fate will happen to brandy as has J.Hud, Fantasia, Monica & Jazmine Sullivan… promotion for one single and perhaps a second for a 10 track album. If she uses the same producers as those aforementioned I’m done. Brandy hasn’t sold because she lost her musical identity after Full Moon – Rodney dished that sound out to everyone he came in contact with; Afrodisiac would’ve been better had it been Aaliyah with Timbaland, Human was good but ballad heavy with a very pop sound.

  36. August 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    Teflon Boy says:
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    This seems like a “let’s toss this against the wall and see if it’ll work” kinda deal cause based on what we’ve seen from Brandy’s last few projects it would’ve beeen better to find the next Brandy than revisit the original one. I’m just sayin……………………….,

    ^Agreed, but I took the above more as ‘find the next sound for Brandy rather than going back to an old formula’. Personally, I’m just concerned as to what she and they think going back to rnb means? As far as I’m concerned both with Full Moon and Afro, Brandy was moving in a more interesting direction…, albeit abandoned Full Moon after falling pregnant and got so distracted by Beyonce during Afro’s promo she dyed her hair blond, started dancing and wearing odd and revealing clothes. Basically, the music has not been the issue it has been the continued sloppy and misguided way it’s been handled by her label but most importantly herself. I say this as a fan who has had enough of the excuses.

    Last up, I would hate hate hate to see Brandy using the same producers as any of that bunch. Sorry but they (with the possible exception of Alicia Keys) are some of the most boring and creatively stifled artists in the game. Brandy to me has the potential to be the Black Bjork…, i.e. Urban but Bold and Unique…, IMhO that would work for her as long as she delivers it with confidence and actually gets off her ass and PROMOTE properly and consistently.

  37. August 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    REALTALK 101 says:
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    Let’s be real people. Brandy hasnt shown the need or ability to step her game up. Hit songs are visual and Brandy isnt giving us anything special to look at either. Put that with her same ole same ole sound and you get “FLOP”. When I say something different I mean as a singer not the B-rocka nonsense. I would much rather see a new Brandy discovered than the old one and what I mean by that is a new 15+ year old with some star appeal and vocal ability. A lackluster same ole, same ole artist will not get platinum support so if their expecting 100 to 200 thousand sales then Brandy should be able to get that, other than that it’s off into the sunset unless she pull a serious rabbit out of her hat and gets a damn makerover including surgery. and thats REALTALK all day, Im just saying……….

  38. August 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    nice_gurl says:
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    This looks true to me. Good news!!!

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  40. August 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    kiddontplay says:
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    To be honest~ No matter the stages or whatever you wanna call it! No one has done what Brandy has done, If she wants to go back to the style of the first Album fine with me! Because no one has done what Brandy has done for R&B Music! That’s Why Brandy is roundly respected! J-Records is home of Legends, Clive Davis inks this company! Brandy is in the rank with Witney and Mariah if you ask me! She is a legend a Young legend if you ask Oprah and other famous ones! She still has years to complete the success she has already achieved! I am honored that she is on the rooster with such famous and relative ppl! I do agree with her being guided, like on the first album, I to do agree with Rodney being responsible for allowing so many others to still her sound! She is the reason he is as famous as a producer as he is! But, this time around you can visible tell that Ms. Norwood is ready, Dancing with Stars showed you that she was no longer that little girl that everyone wanted her to remain, she is a woman! She is ready to show you the next stage of Brandy! She is even returning to the big screen, I think her and her management are really mapping it out, Because to be honest, there is only one Brandy! She has done alot in her youth, but now she is really to do it all over again as Brandy Norwood! J-records girl have done well! I see all these comments about this and that, but Fantasia recieved a grammy, J-hudson is very well known, Monica is good and already ready to put out another album, Whitney is Whitney whatever she puts out will sale! And besides ppl like half of you don’t buy albums! Brandy is ready, J-Records be sure that she does the Job! Love Brandy!!!!!

  41. August 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    kiddontplay says:
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    @RealTalk 101 another 15 years old is not about to come out and be like Brandy when she was 15, times have changed!!!They come out @ 9 and play in the studio! (whiPMy hair)! Brandy at 14, shyt @ 9 years old was singing classical musical, if you know what classical music is! She doesn’t need plastic surgery @ this point! Then she wouldn’t be Brandy, she looks different she doesn’t look bad, so therefor plastic surgery is for you and Vivica! Only one of Brandy’s Album was considered a Flop, and to be honest it was a good album and no matter how you put it hater, Brandy is a self made star, she didn’t have to f*** to get hers! Her mama taught her what they teach you in the South, slave and work! Same ol Artist, you sound stupid with growth comes change and Brandy has changed so go head on!

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  43. February 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Hester Clauson says:
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