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brandy diamond e1356284754120 Watch: Brandy Covers Rihannas Diamonds

After years of sluggish performances, 2012 brought with it a song Rihanna could actually sing well – ‘Diamonds’.

And while her solid live showings of the track have been welcome, nothing tops hearing an actual singer flow over the Benny Blanco helmed hit. Indeed, songwriter SIA proved this with her rendition last month and now Brandy does too.

Recorded recently backstage at a show, The Vocal Bible served up a sermon on how to sing your song better than you.

Notepads at the ready? Ms. Norwood’s brief-but-brilliant showing of ‘Diamonds’ awaits below…

Who knew “epic” could be relayed in 22 seconds?!

Haunting delivery and trademark adlibs make this yet another stellar showing from Brandy, one which has us salivating for material like this on her next project. For, as much as we love the all-R&B aura of ‘Two Eleven’, the singer’s voice boasts a Pop sensibility that we’re keen to see her tap into more (we’re sorry, Sis, but ‘Human’ was the business).

Put simply, B-Rocka sounds superb on almost any beat, hence a little genre flirtation could see her cast her comeback net further.

Your thoughts?

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171 Comments

  1. December 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Cassidyboi says:
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    Yesssssssss Brandy

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm
      PSA (FAF) says:
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      REAL vocals & talent !

    • December 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm
      Ayo says:
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      Sang Bran Bran

    • December 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm
      HALF AMAZIN says:
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      I ride for Brandy but I didn’t like it. Some songs don’t need the runs, vibrato, adlibs, etc. different voices are suited for certain songs. Just like the song she and Melanie Fiona both recorded with Tyrese. I forgot the name of the song….but point is, MF sounded better, just because her voice type sounded better with those lyrics/production

  2. December 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    Lax says:
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    Brandy Cool ,,,

    • December 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm
      RymeReason says:
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      The Rihanna stans are so mad, all because of a 22 second clip of a song? Was Brandy that good? Is that why they so mad? You would think Brandy released an official remix to Diamonds and we just heard it play on the radio.

      It’s not that serious people, it’s a random backstage being silly having fun video! All you stans are doing is exposing your insecurities and unhealthy obsession with Rihanna. Never seen such a bitter angry set of fans, can’t be happy for others and respect talent.

      • December 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm
        Anne says:
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        Lord knows I’m anything but a Rihanna fan and I think Brandy is a better vocalist than Rihanna but Brandy did not sing that song as well as she could have. You could tell it was just a spontaneous, light-hearted moment because if she would have continued and let her self really get in tone she could have really given the Rihanna fans something more to feel insecure about.

      • December 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm
        Anne says:
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        Listened to it again and now I think Brandy did do her best and it did not sound as spontaneous as I thought before. Still something about it that I don’t like. I was expecting Brandy to really improve the song but I guess she was oversinging just a bit for that type of song. I think the song works better for Pop singers, guess that’s why Rihanna recorded it.

  3. December 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Lax says:
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    Tasha says:
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    Rolls eyes! She should be trying to get her a hit!

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm
      BITCHPLEASE says:
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      SHE ALREADY HAVE SOME HITS AND STILL KEEP COMING. STAY MAD b****!!!!!!!!!!!

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm
        Tasha says:
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        @BitchPlease O yea i forgot about that! Yea that’s right she’s performing at the SuperBowl! O yea she just got a 50 million deal with Pepsi! Damn my mind! Thanks! Merry Christmas!

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm
        BITCHPLEASE says:
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        b**** ALL THAT YOU FUSSING ABOUT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE BY BRANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!! LISTEN UP IGNORANT f***, BRANDY HAS GOT NOTHING TO PROVE TO NOBODY SO STAY MAD OR DROP DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm
        Tasha says:
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        Lol! Lol! You die like Brandy career!

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm
        Tasha says:
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        Brandy can’t even book a gig to sing at that VH1 divas! No AMA NO GRAMMYS! Bye!

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm
      CHUDDS says:
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      And you should be trying to get a d***** for that rancid p**** you have. You are dismissed b****.

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm
        Tasha says:
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        CHUDDS If that made any sense i would of commented on it but it don’t! Kanye Shrug! Bye!

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm
        CHUDDS says:
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        *checks your ghetto, uneducated grammar* Maybe it’s best that you refrain from responding, h**.

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm
      BITCHPLEASE says:
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      b**** YOU’RE ONE OF THE REASON WHY CHRISBROWN WANNA LEAVE THIS PLANET. I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MUSIC SO I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO YOU. BRANDY HAS BEEN IN THIS INDUSTRY OVER A DECADE AND STILL CHARTS ON THE BILLBOARD. ENOUGH SAID!!

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        Brandy has a grammy, stupid c***

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm
      BITCHPLEASE says:
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      YOU MUST THINK BRANDY IS JUST IDLE. BTW SHE WAS STILL INVITED THOUGH RIGHT??? OH OK!!! IGNORANT b****!!!!!!!

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm
        Tasha says:
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        Shrug! I sorry i see why y’all mad! That’s ok remember she was known in the 90’s! Just take those memories and cherish those 4ever STARZ!

      • December 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        She was born in the 90s ? Chile what ????

    • December 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm
      Don't_Start_No_Shit!!! says:
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      @ Tasha silly ass. Brandy is what is called a true singer. in the music industry, in churches around the global and she could see circle around the artist that song that song. You need to seat your raggedy ass down somewhere chile!!

    • December 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm
      studentofthebiz says:
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      @Tasha……..How old are You???? You have clearly missed some history lessons. Brandy made a lane for Rihanna…Already have platinum on her walls sold out shows, with no gimmicks… I do believe Put it Down has a stint on R&B HipHop Charts Floating through the top five……Stop being a Hater; and you watched this video, sooo you a HATA!!!!

      • December 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm
        studentofthebiz says:
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        A a matter of fact….She has already BOOKED DIVAS 1999 and was featured on the soundtrack…Hmph

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm
      truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans b****!!) says:
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      h** i was gon drag u but everyone has…STINK p**** s***!!

    • December 24, 2012 at 12:23 am
      Ezra says:
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      Isn’t it sad that the only piece of news she could get was to cover a song from someone who “ThatPressedJuice” calls a “goat”, vocally challenged or even nasally? What in that did she even slay? she can “slay” a Rihanna song but she can’t promote her own singles? I’m done. This is pathetic

  5. December 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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    Sam, I wish you let us comment on the “Rihanna donates $1.75 million….” post. Since you didn’t though, I just want to take the time to say that its a very generous act and she should keep it up. It makes me respect her as a person for spending some time/energy/money on a beneficial thing for her country.

    Anyways, back to this topic at hand, I like Brandy and I think she did a great job with this little cover. Unlike some of her songs, Diamonds fits Rihanna’s voice perfectly and she doesn’t have the utmost difficulty performing this song that she does/did with her other songs……

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm
      BITCHPLEASE says:
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      THE COMMENT IS OFF FOR A REASON CUZ HE KNOWS THE NAVYS WILL COME FOR HEAT AND SHE CANT TAKE THE HEAT. ROTFLMBAO

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        no one cares ! why would we comment on Rishitta doing that when it automatically comes out her contract as a part of her 360 ?

    • December 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm
      HALF AMAZIN says:
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      @FAF

      you’re such a failure.

    • December 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm
      Benron (King of The Phucking Navi) says:
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      Hey Mc, loved the awards!

  6. December 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    BITCHPLEASE says:
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    OK BRAN YOU BETTER STOP PLAYING WITH THOSE SLAY RIGHT???LOL

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm
      Tasha says:
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      Lol! Lol! Lol!

  7. December 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    BrandyLoveInfinity says:
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    SLAYED!!! in 22 Secs.. Only True Artists Can Captivate in Under 30 Secs

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm
      BITCHPLEASE says:
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      FUCKCING CO-SIGN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

  8. December 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    CHUDDS says:
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    Awww I’m sure Rihanna will be smiling ear to ear when she sees this! She loooves Brandy! And my b**** killed it as usual.

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm
      BITCHPLEASE says:
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      IKR??????LOL

      • December 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm
        Tasha says:
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        LOL!

  9. December 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    I wouldn´t call it “epic”, that´s obviously not the case and not smart from TGJ. But she sounds great like she always does with that unique voice of hers. Better than Rihanna if that was what TGJ wanted us to say AGAIN :)

  10. December 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    PSA (FAF) says:
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    brandy is a true vocalist and pop culture phenomenon & icon ! her own barbie, successful sitcom and 3 platinum albums, grammy etc !

    • December 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm
      Tasha says:
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      One grammy! Wow! What’s going on now! Flop! Flop! Flop!

      • December 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm
        laytee says:
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        girl shut up & grow up. brandy is a legend. platinum albums, awards, a sitcom, her own barbie. pay homage dike.

    • December 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm
      wrinkle flop ora says:
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      and yet white america have never heard of her

      • December 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm
        CHUDDS says:
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        Who cares about white America?

      • December 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm
        ANTHONY says:
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        WELL I DO BELIEVE WHITE AMERICA KNOW OF BRANDY AT THE TIME SHE WAS KIND OF RULING TRL ON MTV, WHEN TRL COUNTDOWN ONLY CATTERY TO WHITE MUSICIANS

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm
        HALF AMAZIN says:
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        You must be a 90s baby because Brandy was totally mainstream in her prime. Take a nap!

      • December 24, 2012 at 9:44 am
        GREG says:
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        who cares about whether white america hears of her….Brandy is a legend, she did pave the way for Rhianna, i like Rhianna but i dont like the way these fans are trying to dismiss Brandy, Brandy did it and did it BIG…..i agree Bran has NOTHING to prove…and yes she is a true vocalist.

  11. December 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    Oh go brandy that was good I liked..xoxo

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm
      beyonce says:
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      YES TO THAT >>>>>>>>>>

  12. December 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Fierce p**** says:
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    She slays others songs and her own. That’s a true vocalist/talent.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm
      beyonce says:
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      YESSIRE >>>>>>>>>

  13. December 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    Rih4lyphe says:
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    I must say this sounds better than Rihanna… would I have bought the single by Brandy? prolly not.

    bt Sia sounded like a f****** goat so stop lying that Sia sounded better than Rihanna on this

    • December 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm
      Saetana says:
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      You are right about Sia, she did not sound as good as Rihanna. Then again, I don’t think Brandy sounded better either, too many runs, often used to cover up vocal inadequacies like actually holding a note ;o)

      • December 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm
        laytee says:
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        who died & made you a vocal coach f*****?

      • December 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm
        TinaMinaj says:
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        Vocal inadequacy?? And yet you claim Rihanna did it better??? LMAO!

      • December 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm
        beyonce says:
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        I SUPPOSE YOU CAN DO ANY BETTER SO WHY DONT YOU SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT???????

  14. December 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    WTF says:
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    Never thought I ever say this but, I actually prefer Rihanna’s version. Brandy your runs are not always needed nor are they welcome in a song like ‘Diamonds’.

    • December 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm
      Saetana says:
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      Oh wow, see my reply to the previous post – totally agree with you about the runs. I hate singers doing too much of it, I can’t stand Mariah Carey for that very reason. Diamonds is perfect as it is with Rihanna singing it – even Sia didn’t sound that good and its her song ;o)

    • December 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm
      CHUDDS says:
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      Girl it’s a random 0:22 second clip in a dressing room. She put her signature “Brandy” twist on it. It’s never that serious. Yall act like she redid the damn song.

      • December 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm
        Tasha says:
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        CHUDDS If she did remake it! Flop! Flop!

      • December 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm
        CHUDDS says:
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        Weren’t you dismissed a few posts ago? Girl bye.

      • December 24, 2012 at 4:15 am
        Saetana says:
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        The reason we are acting like we are is because TGJ are bigging it up like its the second coming, just to have another dig at Rihanna. They put Brandy up for analysis of her copy, blame them ;o)

    • December 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm
      Ken Dahl's p**** says:
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      That’s what makes this song hot you stupid b****, Rihanna’s runs.

      And Brandy just proved she does it better.

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm
        Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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        Nope sorry, NO ONE CAN SING A RIHANNA SONG BETTER THAN RIHANNA. This is a proven fact.

  15. December 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Sierra says:
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    BrockA !!! :-) she did good

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm
      beyonce says:
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      YES >>>>>

  16. December 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    Ddrew says:
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    Yesssssses Brandy ! That was awesome

  17. December 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Jakkkey says:
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    What kinda IMMASHITONYOURWIGANDTHEGAME?

    I can’t with this biblical hymn Brandy. You need to keep slaying, 2012 was yours, here comes 2013!

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm
      beyonce says:
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      COMING >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  18. December 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    A says:
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    So Great to hear Bran singing this song, even if its a small part

    would wish to hear the full version so we all could enjoy her amazing tone and voice

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm
      beyonce says:
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      THAT IS BRANDY FOR YA.

  19. December 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    laytee says:
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    you f****** better learn to respect the vets. your fav will not be around for much longer. the next generation won’t be able to trash talk them because they will be forgotten! i am tired of seeing the brandy, christina, mariah, britney, mary, etc slander. those women paved the way for your spur-of-the-moment favs! keep it cute bitchesssss!

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm
      beyonce says:
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      THESE NAVY BE HATING ON YA COMMENT.LOL

  20. December 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Jakkkey says:
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    why can’t this continue
    like forever. it’s pure heaven.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm
      beyonce says:
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      HEAVEN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  21. December 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Bran Star says:
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    Haha, so now Brandy does too many “runs” because she’s trying to cover up an alleged vocal inadequacy within herself? SMH, the things some of you assholes will type just to sound pseudo-intellingent about music…It’s quite the joke sometimes!

    Brandy could’ve easily sung without any vocal tricks and be ordinarily bland, but it’s NOT that serious for a 22 second snippet…At least Brandy has a trademark vocal style that she can bring life to any song she sings.
    Rihanna’s signature sound is like channeling a billy goat.

    #PayHomageToTheVets

    • December 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm
      laytee says:
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      yes boo. these dirt-brain f****** wouldn’t know anything about paying homage. you are only as good as your last #1 album, single or iTunes hit to them. once you go through a rough patch, they move on to the next regardless of your good music or talent. silly, pathetic queens.

      • December 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm
        beyonce says:
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        NON FACTOR b**** BETTER FALL BACK.

  22. December 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    remmy says:
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    no shade to rih or brandy cuz she did good…but anyone can sing this better…

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm
      beyonce says:
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      :) >>>>>>>>>>

  23. December 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    One of the best diamonds cover ever!!!!

    • December 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm
      Ken Dahl's p**** says:
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      stupid ho. that cover is a mess.

      try this one instead:

      • December 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm
        Monstarebel says:
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        Oooo I really like this, he made it his own Yaaas thanks for showing me hun xoxo…

        but the one I posted shits over the one you posted haaaa!

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm
        Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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        Nope, I prefer Jade Novah’s, it was on poiint.

  24. December 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    Bran Star says:
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    Excuse my french on this Sunday afternoon but…
    Do y’all see what’s happening here?

    She’s just f****** sitting in her make up chair singing a snippet of a rihanna song, and the blogs are blazin’ up over it.
    I mean, Brandy>>>>>

    This proves that she’s still relevant 18+ years later, and that there’s a great need for her talent in the music game. Hope Rih likes this. She loves Bran.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm
      beyonce says:
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      f****** CO-SIGN >>>>>>>>>

  25. December 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    Ken Dahl's p**** says:
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    I worship the ground this b**** walks on.

    who else???

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm
      beyonce says:
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      ME TOO >>>>>>>

  26. December 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    laytee says:
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    i have LOVED brandy since 1995. and i will STILL love her regardless of under-performing albums, personal controversy etc. want to know why? because i am a TRUE fan! brandy has been consistent vocally. her voice deepened and got a little raspier by the time full moon dropped, but she is still a force to reckon with. brandy has NEVER release a bad album. you can always connect with her. she does things that other artists can not! as SOON as rihanna, gaga, katy etc etc start going downhill, these fair weather stans will JUMP ship and hop on whatevers hot!

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm
      beyonce says:
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      YOU CAN READY >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • December 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm
      RymeReason says:
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      All these crazy Rihanna stans in here disliking positive comments. What did Brandy do to make you sound so mad, what, sing the song better than your favorite? #CARRYONHATING

  27. December 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    Brandy that was cute n all ,but plz cover songs from your own album, 211 is too good to be wasted#imjustsayin

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm
      beyonce says:
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      2/11 IS NOT WASTED SHE HAS BEEN BUSY FILMING SO SHE WILL SOON SET THE BALL ROLLING SO STAY TUNED. THERES NO SUCH A THING AS TOO LATE >>>>>>>>>>>>

    • December 24, 2012 at 4:40 am
      Ayo says:
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      People need to realise that little clips like this actually help her to get more noticed, look at how the clip blew up over the blogsphere its already got 40.000 plus views on youtube. People who don’t know about her will come to know about her through little things like this, and might decide to check out material she has done. Plus she is gonna be in heavy promotion come top of the year

  28. December 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    SLAYRIAH CAREY says:
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    “After years of sluggish performances”

    I cannot deal with this shady b**** right now.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm
      beyonce says:
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      b**** FALL BACK :(

      • December 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm
        SLAYRIAH CAREY says:
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        You obviously have a problem, I don’t know what it is but u need to get that s*** figured out before you pick a fight.

  29. December 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    SLAYRIAH CAREY says:
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    MariahCarey’s #AIWFCIY is available from iTunes smarturl.it/MariahChristmas | Amazon smarturl.it/AIWFCIYAmazon | Google Play goo.gl/dmWZ7

  30. December 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Jer says:
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    Every seat. Every stadium. You tried

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm
      beyonce says:
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      ???????????

  31. December 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Fierce p**** says:
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    The ones that saying she doin too much with the runs STFU. Ur just mad ur fave prolly can’t do the runs like brandy nor can ur ass sing so stop trying to act like the expert unless u can demonstrate better. It was only a few lines she sung anyway. Jeez.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm
      beyonce says:
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      CO-SIGN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  32. December 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    She seem like she about to c** or something.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm
      beyonce says:
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      b**** FALL BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. December 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    ohhey! says:
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    Brandy can sing anything! if she sang the phone book she would slay! LOL

  34. December 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    Bran Star says:
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    Rih stans are bitter. They’re disliking EVERY positive Brandy comment. LOL y’all will deal!

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm
      beyonce says:
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      WHAT RI STAN BE TRIPPING FOR???LOL

  35. December 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Inka says:
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    Brandy sounded good…slow news day huh? This just a random clip..TGJ act like she was performing it….2/11 In stores now..Great Album

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm
      beyonce says:
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      TGJ BE TRIPPING AS ALWAYS.

  36. December 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Fierce p**** says:
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    bran star I know I went in on the other post about their fat nose fave since they stay coming after mutha bey and they couldn’t take the truth. Best dramatic meltdown ever. Oh well. Who cares about those faggies anyway. They will be gone with the wind if Rih ever flops cuz I know most of them probably arnt true fans. Just fence riders becuz she’s selling right now. Pssh. Pathetic. Her talent won’t stand the test of time.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm
      beyonce says:
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      I SECOND THAT >>>>>>>>>>>>

  37. December 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    TinaMinaj says:
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    I see the navy hating in this post as usual and thumbing down all the positive comments so think i’ll just move along. FACT IS BRANDY SLAYED in 22 seconds and YOU WILL DEAL!

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm
      beyonce says:
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      NAVY SHOULD JUST CHILL CUZ BRANDY WAS JUST PLAYING..LOL

  38. December 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    CHUDDS says:
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    LOL @ all of the dislikes. You queens are terrible.

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm
      beyonce says:
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      THAT IS WHAY THEY GOOD AT RIGHT??? BRANDY WE LOVE YOU AND STILL SUPPORTING TO THE CORE.

  39. December 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    Tru2myBrand_yyy says:
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    Brandy is amazing I love her. I know Rihanna is feeling bittersweet because she loves Brandy and Brandy jus slayyed dat ass in 22 secs lol…

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm
      beyonce says:
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      BRANDY BE SLAYING WITH LITTLE SNIPPETS >>>>>>>>>>>>>

  40. December 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Pop Royalty says:
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    i don’t see anything wrong in rihanna’s version in the first place , i like you brandy , but stick to what you do better and that is releasing urban songs !!!!

    • December 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm
      CHUDDS says:
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      Are you stupid? The clip is 22 seconds. She was singing a song that she LIKES. Rihanna sounds good singing it, and so does Brandy. Calm your wig heffa.

      • December 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm
        beyonce says:
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        LOL :)

      • December 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm
        Ayo says:
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        Thank u

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm
        Pop Royalty says:
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        @chudds :

        b**** you are wackness , you commented just for the sake of being in my reply section , what you said is not nothing new , it is already in my initial comment.

        @ayo :

        Meh.

      • December 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm
        CHUDDS says:
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        *Looks over your comment* uhhh. How about no b****? keep it cute or put it on mute darling.

      • December 24, 2012 at 4:37 am
        Ayo says:
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        I was agreeing with you btw

      • December 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm
        mobwife: Lovin' that boy Beezy no matter what! says:
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        LOL THIS!!

        Brandy is a fan of both Rih and Bey. She is actually friends with them both as well. Ppl need to really chill out with this stan war crap and just enjoy the music! Also, Misha B smashed her version of this song yet folks seemed bitter about it. I just don’t get it? 0_o

    • December 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm
      Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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      “i like you brandy , but stick to what you do better and that is releasing urban songs !!!!”

      **Looks at Two Eleven**

      Clearly the urban thing has not worked has it now…

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm
        Pop Royalty says:
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        I like it , but girl ……. we know it and no need to pour salt in an open wound .

    • December 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm
      RymeReason says:
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      Is it really that serious for a 22 second non official random phone clip? You Rihanna stans are really showing your insecurities in the fact that maybe you think your favorite cannot sing. Listen to yourself, you would think Brandy recorded an official Diamonds remix and we just heard it play on the radio. SMH

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm
        Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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        Pop Royalty is not a Rihanna fan. He was kicked out of the Navy and blocked by RIhanna lol.

      • December 24, 2012 at 4:38 am
        Ayo says:
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        LOOOL so true

  41. December 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    mc the place to be! says:
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    Brandy this is cute and all but you better come out with something come 2013 two eleven have great songs on them and you ain’t doing s***!

    • December 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm
      beyonce says:
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      I THINK SOMETHING WILL BE COMING SOON I BELIEVE SO STAY TUNED.

  42. December 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    Why are they talking while Brandy is singing??????

  43. December 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    Very nice but let’s be honest, there’s no way Brandy would have made this song the hit it is today. #1 for 3 weeks on the Hot 100 and #1 all over the world since release. Doubt Brandy can do that in this current climate, just being honest.

    • December 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm
      Bran Star says:
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      Who cares? Today’s music climate is dry…The talent is lacking, and the singers suck ass…#1 songs don’t really mean much nowadays to me since you don’t need great vocals and lyrics to obtain them currently. She’s already had #1 songs on mutiple charts, sold millions of records, and been relevant for almost 20 years now.

      Brandy has absolutely NOTHING to prove to anyone.

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm
        Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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        Who cares? Today’s music climate is dry…The talent is lacking, and the singers suck ass…

        The music buying public disagrees with you. What was the last album you bought again??

        This is why Taylor, Rihanna, Katy and Lady Fatga are winning, because their fans actually buy music.

        You want this so called “talent” back, buy the music. I’ll still buy the music I like.

        **files nails**

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm
        Bran Star says:
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        Do they really? What was the last album YOU bought? And did you get it digitally? Online? Or did you go out to the store and buy it?

        Rihanna and Katy are singles artists, Taylor is riding the teeny-bopper fan wave, and Lady Gaga is modern incarnation of Madonna, relying on costumes and controversy to sell her brand.

        I buy from artists that I like, like Brandy, Melanie Fiona, Toni Braxton, etc…The generic, cheesy, bland, whitewashed, disposable pop music that clearly WON’T stand the test of time isn’t for me. Enjoy it if it tickles your fancy.

        *Departs*

      • December 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm
        Non Stan says:
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        I agree @Bran Star!

      • December 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm
        Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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        Do they really? What was the last album YOU bought? And did you get it digitally? Online? Or did you go out to the store and buy it?

        Here’ s the list of albums I bought in the last couple of months.

        Brandy – Two Eleven

        Christina Aguilera – Lotus

        Usher – Looking for myself

        Rihanna – Unapologetic

        Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

        And these are all deluxe editions (with the exception of Bruno Mars) and mastered for iTunes.

        Rihanna and Katy’s album sales refute your assertion that they’re singles artists. They are the artists who are selling big today. Christina, Brandy, Beyonce wish they had their sales.

        Keep on buying your boring bland 90s music but don’t complain about people buying other music they like today.

        **closes door**

      • December 24, 2012 at 12:36 am
        Ezra says:
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        Rihanna and Katy are not singles artists, a singles artist is more like Ke$ha or Flo Rida.

        Back on point. R&B music is classic and I love most of the lyrics and smooth sounds but it’s real REPETITIVE and GENERIC as well. R&B has no depth into it, at least pop music can mix hip hop, electro/dance, reggae/dancehall or dubstep into its beats so people will always have fresh new sounds.

    • December 23, 2012 at 10:27 pm
      laytee says:
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      omg whoooo cares? she sang it for all of 22 seconds. and out of all the people you named, taylor and gaga’s fans are the only ones who TRULY buy music. rihanna always has HUGE hits, but her biggest selling album (good girl gone bad) only sold 2 million. why doesn’t she sell as much as taylor or gaga? and didn’t katy have like 600000 #1 hits from her album? i thought it would have at least sold 5 million in the states!

      • December 27, 2012 at 6:07 am
        lola says:
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        Teenage Dream you are so stupid and you need to stop trying to act like you know what you’re talking about. Rihanna, Katy, Taylor, and Gaga sell millions of singles and albums BECAUSE THEY RECORD THE MUSIC THAT IS IN! It has nothing to do with talent. I don’t mind Taylor Swift, but the other three have weak voices or just can’t sing worth a damn and rely on gimmicks and catchy tunes. If Brandy, Melanie Fiona, and more R&B artists were recording Electro-Pop, Techno-Pop, and Dance-Pop and had millions of dollars spent on marketing them, along with a sexed up and controversial image, they would be selling big numbers too!

  44. December 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    Trudy says:
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    Love her voice, so unique. No one sounds like her!!!

  45. December 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    Bran Star says:
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    @Teenage Dream

    Like I said, Brandy has nothing to prove darling, she’s already sold millions! 40+ Million to be more precise! Those people you listed in that former post of yours are playing catch up to HER!

    There’s nothing significant about their “talent” that sets them apart from their contemporaries. The simple fact that Brandy can make headlines on blogs for singing a 22 second clip of a generic pop song in her make up chair says that people CRAVE music from Brandy!

    Think about it. Will any of those people that you named be relevant within the next 8-10 years? Don’t even answer that. Just think about it.

    • December 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm
      Teenage Dream (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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      The simple fact that Brandy can make headlines on blogs for singing a 22 second clip of a generic pop song in her make up chair says that people CRAVE music from Brandy!

      Interesting assertion, so why hasn’t this reflected in her sales for Two Eleven? Why is Two Eleven flopping harder than Lotus (I bought both albums BTW)?? Why can’t Two Eleven generate a hit if people are so thirsty for Brandy’s music??

      The people’s i’ve listed will be around in 8-10 years time because unlike Brandy and the rest of the RnB divas, they DO NOT STICK TO THE SAME FORMULA. They are more versatile have have adapted to the current climate (Unlike Brandy).

      The industry has changed a lot, Brandy and the rest of the RnB divas from the 1800s should adapt to the current climate.

      • December 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm
        Bran Star says:
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        SMH, you’re biased, your views are skewed, and it’s clear that you don’t have a clue about what you’re talking about. No point in even conversing or even acknowledging the prescence of a katy perry fan, much less a person who stans for artists who constantly make forgettable, disposable pop music.

        This conversation is OVER and the subject is CLOSED!
        You are dismissed, stage left.

  46. December 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    Fierce p**** says:
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    Nothing bland about brandy. She makes good music and music critics agree. Y is it that regular people can buy a Katy perry or Rihanna album but if they didn’t how else would they remain relevant? Ppl depend on them for a hot song. Not because they respect them as actual artists. Brandy is still relevant even tho she may have not sold much because of the climate. MC is not selling like she use to but that doesn’t take from her merits. CA made some generic pop song called your body and she’s white but I don’t see her sellin like the Taylor swift and Adele. Sales don’t have anything to do with greatness and Quality of music. It’s mostly luck and promotion. Rihanna is the “it” girl. Of course she would sell. Not to mention she’s been going now 7 years non stop. Her team makes no hesitation to keep her in the spotlight supremacy.

    • December 24, 2012 at 3:40 am
      theman says:
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      All of MC’s albums get certified, and she has major hits. She isn’t nowhere near in the same boat as B randy.

  47. December 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm
    PrettyPrissyPrincess says:
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    No maam…and where do yall get this vocal bible s*** from? Ri voice for this song is perfect

  48. December 24, 2012 at 12:39 am
    Ezra says:
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    Brandy girl, please cover your OWN songs. People who cover other people’s work are not slaying anything. You are just promoting Rihanna’s Diamonds even more.

    • December 24, 2012 at 4:18 am
      Ayo says:
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      she was just singing a song she liked, gosh, don’t you?

  49. December 24, 2012 at 12:41 am
    Ezra says:
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    Chile Brandy’s photo looks like a contestant from Rupaul’s Drag Race.

    • December 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm
      Ken Dahl's p**** says:
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      I’m sorry sis, but judging by your pic, you got no room to talk. sit.

      • January 9, 2013 at 10:48 am
        ange says:
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        YOUR UGLY HAHA BRANDY IS FKN FLY GET OFF OF HERE REALLY BE QUIET

  50. December 24, 2012 at 4:11 am
    Rob says:
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    BRANDY’S COVER SONG WAS WAY MORE BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL. SHE OWNED THAT SONG. #SLAYED

  51. December 24, 2012 at 5:48 am
    Oh Yeah!!! says:
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    Better than Rihan

  52. December 24, 2012 at 7:08 am
    Girl007Bond says:
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    Rihanna did better ..

  53. December 24, 2012 at 7:25 am
    RLL says:
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    Rihanna’s version >>>>>>>>>

  54. December 24, 2012 at 8:18 am
    RoyalKev says:
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    Bran’s singing always adds a new dimension to anything. This short version of Diamonds was sultry and earthy. I don’t really care for the song, but her take on it was something interesting to watch. Bran’s so versatile and I see why people would encourage her to do another “Human” album, but that’s not very sensible for Bran to do in today’s music scene! I think she should stick to innovative R&B/pop crossover material. The industry is not flooded with artists like Brandy going mainstream right now, but Bran incorporates everything and I think that formula works best for her.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  55. December 24, 2012 at 9:30 am
    bigtranny says:
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    brandy what the f*** are you doing

  56. December 24, 2012 at 10:07 am
    IDK says:
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    Go brandy!

  57. December 24, 2012 at 10:36 am
    Sierra says:
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    Go brandy :-)

  58. December 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    mobwife: Lovin' that boy Beezy no matter what! says:
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    Beesh…you better “werk”! LOL BRANDY per usual, you were amazing! Misha B also smashed this song. Folks can hate all the like but “Diamond” is just that cut. If you can sing, it shows when you cover this particular song for whatever reason! :-)

  59. December 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Tasha says:
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    Beyonce is on the cover of Vogue! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOOLOLOLOL! Your fav! Shrug!

  60. December 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Tasha says:
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    Beyonce! Beyonce! 2013! Starz fall back! I mean Haterz fall! lol1

  61. December 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Haw says:
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    In my opinion,
    Brandy only sings 22 seconds and she did a great job!!
    I love her vocal, her voice.
    It seems that she sings better than the original version.

    However, if this song is for Brandy, it might be good or great but not a hit.
    And on the other hands,
    Rihanna sang this and be a hit.
    As we can see, more and more people do not care about talent or vocalist.
    Just because Rihanna is more famous than Brandy, and this is the truth.

    So I think that’s why more and more talented singers are all underrated.

  62. January 9, 2013 at 10:45 am
    ange says:
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    SHE A PRO RIHANNA SHOULD BE AMAZED BRANDY HAD PAID HER ANY ATTENTION THERE IS NO COMPARING BRANDY IS THE DEFINITION OF TRUE MUSIC ALWAYS AND WILL BE A FAN MY SOUND IS SIMILAR AMD I LOVE MY VOICE DONT FKN HATE BRANDY WOULD MAKE HIM A FKN STAR IF HER WROTE MUSIC FOR HER

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