Brandy Unveills ‘Human’ LP

Published: Friday 15th Aug 2008 by Sam
Brandy Unveills 'Human' LP Just days after Brandy’s ‘comeback’ single ‘Right Here (Departed)’ surfaced, the R&B star’s new label Epic Records have issued a press release regarding her forthcoming album. Titled ‘Human’, the set will arrive in stores on November 11th. Check out the press release below:

NEW YORK, Aug 15, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Epic Records proudly announces the release of “Human,” the new full-length studio album from the multi-platinum-selling Grammy-winning R&B/pop music superstar Brandy, available online and in stores on Tuesday, November 11.

Brandy’s Epic Records debut and first new album since 2004’s Grammy-nominated RIAA gold-certified “Afrodisiac,” “Human” is a bold new collection of songs reflecting the artist’s evolution as a musician and an individual.

‘Human’ is my most personal album to date,” said Brandy. I have grown so much since my last album. Being able to express myself and my journey through my music is a feeling I can’t describe. With this new chapter of my life it feels good to have Rodney, a familiar face, by my side again. He brings out emotions in me like nobody else.”

Reunited with executive producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who first collaborated with Brandy on her 1998 multi-platinum-selling collection “Never Say Never,” Brandy has created the most emotionally resonant album of her career with songs and performances reflecting the truth and complexity of her experiences.

“It feels good to be back in the lab with Brandy again,” said Rodney Jerkins. “We’ve always made great records and I’m humbled and honored to be continuing our legacy. The sound might be new, bigger, and more uplifting but we’ve kept our musical promise by making great songs and great music once again. There is no musical combination like ours!!!”

The album’s title is a real life mirror of Brandy as a woman, an artist, a musician and a performer, communicating what it means to be fully “Human”: strong yet vulnerable, candid and triumphant, in love with life and in touch with the things of the spirit.

“Right Here (Departed),” the first single from “Human,” will impact Pop radio on September 16. The single and ringtone are scheduled to be released on August 26, with a digital pre-order for the album slated the same day.

Other key tracks on “Human” include “Fall,” which Brandy co-wrote with the chart-topping British dance/pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, as well as the new songs “Long Distance,” “Piano Man,” and “Torn Down.” Brandy’s other musical collaborators on Human include Brian Kennedy (Rihanna/”Disturbia”), emerging production whiz RedOne (Kat DeLuna, 2006 World Cup Official Single “Hips Don’t Lie” with Shakira & Wyclef Jean), and James Fauntleroy (Jordin Sparks/”No Air”).

I’m really anticipating this one. Welcome back, Ms. Norwood!

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  1. AaronMichael August 15, 2008

    I’m rootin’ for her, but I want to hear some more tracks before I can honestly say I will buy the album.

  2. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    brandy AND monica are both coming out this year. i’m pysched!

  3. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    She’s coming back HARD. Please don’t doubt it! The music will speak for itself.

  4. Miranda Priestly @ Runaway Mag August 15, 2008

    the list of contributors to this album is very very impressive!! Let’s hope they market her.. I honestly see her going international with this album!

  5. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    She is DONE! Why is this ugly b**** still trying? Didn’t she get the point with her last flop album?!

  6. Soufian August 15, 2008

    nice, i’ll be waiting!

  7. MANNY August 15, 2008

    i swear if they push pack her album im gonna be really upset

  8. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    Didint brandy kill someone when she backed out her car after pulling in on the motorway !

    NUFF SAID !

  9. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    Brandy has NEVER had a flop album. Full Moon and Afrodisiac may have underperformed (due to pregnancy and label issues) compared to her previous efforts, but they went platinum+ and gold+ respectively. Please, let’s not be ignorant.

  10. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    Love Brandy to death…but, her new song i'm not feeling at all. I understand she wants to cross over but i was really hoping she fill the void of what's missing in r&b music. Rhianna is considered r&b just because she is black by pop stations…her sound is not r&b is poop pop.,lol. I wanted Brandy to come hard & correct…so i'm disappointed. But, this is only 1 single…i'll have to see what's up her sleeve.

  11. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    Ignorant my ass. Brandy has had a flop album. Afrodisaflop. That album sell less than 400,000 and that is a flop by the standards she’s set for herself. Brandy stans live in denial.

  12. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    I'm really ready to hear something different in R&B. I think Brandy can bring that alternative/Pop/R&B sound that I want to hear….you know some music you just put on your ipod and listen to until you fall asleep. I can't wait to preorder the album!

  13. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    arent ciara monica and beyonce all releasing albums around that time…uh ohh

  14. tia August 15, 2008

    this sounds promising,it seems like they are behind the album 100 percent but we will see,hopefully no push backs cuz i’m tired of artist getting pushed back albums and labels making them come out with mediocore first singles that they know isnt going to cut it

    departed however is not a mediocore single imo i love that song

  15. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    Who cares. I’m still not buying it.. I prefer Monica..

  16. Anonymous August 15, 2008

    I love the title of the album, HUMAN. Very excited to know FALL will be a single on the album. Absolutely thrilled and curious to hear Brandy being personal on this album. Will cop it. In fact I plan on buying two cuz I have a tendency to scratch my CDs, playing it so much. It is good to always have a backup. I love Brandy. I like when artists bring the realness in their music instead of overmanufactured crap we hear today nowadays. RnB has been dead for quite a while. Brandy and Monica hopefully can bring that original flavor back in the game.

  17. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    hi haters…lol..u guys are a mess…dnt get mad cuz ur life isn’t where’s supposed to be right now…i knew some b****** would be heated when they found out that brandy was comin back…damn dnt be mad..u may bring up the accident which happened a yr ago and btw she beat the case and all charges were dropped or u can bring up the fact that her marriage was fake..but make sure u dnt forget to mention those 10.5 million units sold in america alone..or the 100+ industry awards..and definitely dnt forget to mention the fact that this woman brings the heat everytime she comes back..some of u may see u dnt like the new single or her coming back..but this yr she will be #1 cuz that new song is the s***…lol…but haters stop hating take a look at urself and think about what ur doin with ur life and look at this pic of brandy and think about how she’s gonna shut it down again and how ur gonna be there to see it..lol…anyways i love the album title and i will be buying 5 copies…

  18. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    I’M UNSURE AFTER READING THAT!!! I so dont want an album full of average mid tempo slush and ballads with her blabbing on about how far she’s come and how she’s grown… pass the sick bucket. Afrodisiac and Never Say Never are two of my fave albums of all time, would love Human to be in the same vein.

  19. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT MONICA AND BRANDY ARE RESURFACING AT THE SAME TIME! LEMME FIND OUT …LOL THE BOY IS MINE 2009

  20. David August 16, 2008

    I’m very excited for her return. She’s definitely being set up for success. The single is already starting off well, getting a positive response and picking up spins at radio. And I’m thrilled she’s back with Darkchild!

  21. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    Sadly I do not think this will be a big success for Brandy.
    With the industry being how it is and her not having a BIG buzz I just can't see it being a smash album. Especially from an artist from the 90s. Sorry but I thin kthats the truth.
    The lead single is OK, kinda catchy, but I couldn't see it become a Top 10 Hot 100 song, which is what you need to have an album sell decent now days, or iTunes single thats in their Top 100 top 10….
    I guess we'll see huh?
    Not trying to diss Brandy, but I just kinda see it as Ashanti who is more relevant to the decade, her album didn't have great first week sales, so how could Brandy's. >>THats my opinion.

  22. Nick August 16, 2008

    YES LORD- BRANDY IS MY GIRL!!!!!! CNT WAIT, Nov jst seems soooo far away — ugggh IM READY NOW!!

  23. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    I really don’t think Brandy can be compared to Ashanti. Just my opinion.

  24. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    …Brandy is in a whole different class of singers then Ashanti.

  25. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    For the haters…continue to hate. Brandy has some tricks up her sleeve, which is WHY she didnt put out a banger for her 1st single. The pop industry is defeating the RnB industry right now, and if she gets tha crossover appeal (which she’s slowly doing) then she’ll sell well here, grab da #1 spot, and put many of dese artists to shame!! Jus watch…and for clarification above, NONE OF HER ALBUMS FLOPPED!!! All were certified 4x, 5x, 1.2x platinum and Gold (for Afrodisiac, 600,000 copies) respectively. And before we talk about albums floppin, holla at da people who produce her s***, cuz TIMBALAND NEVER makes an album flop! Look at Nelly Furtado’s “Pop” career. Her “Loose” album went 2x platinum BECAUSER of Timbo and daz b/c of the POP industry! BRANDY has this under control…sit and watch HATAZ!! Im def buyin da album cuz I know it’s gon b better then Never Say Never and Afrodisiac. She said so HERSELF!!!!

  26. JNez August 16, 2008

    def looking forward to the brandy’s return. i hope it’s a hit for her; she’s had a rough few years.

  27. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    I’m NOT comparing Brandy with Ashanti, POINT BLANK!

    ALL I said was Ashanti is more relevant which is true, so is Beyonce, Amerie, Ciara, Tweet, ect. since they all came out (solo-ly) in the 2000s.

    Not knocking Brandy or Monica but they are artists who most fame came from the 90s. If they become bigger than they were then (the 90s), THEN COME TAK TO ME!

    AND the single does not sound to Pop to me anyways. Still an OK-good song

  28. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    Brandy is the best stop hatin…

  29. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    It seems like everybody is dropping their album in November. I wish everybody good luck because competition is going to be tough!

  30. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    Both Brandy and Monica singles are hot to death. I’m rooting for both these exceptional ladies. DEPARTED will be international pop hit and STANDING will be a RnB/HipHop Hit. I hope EPIC/J Records put money where their mouth is by promoting the artists properly. Real Music is making a comeback.

  31. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    The Boy is Mine 2? Not a bad idea…

  32. Energy August 16, 2008

    I’m hella juiced..Brandy has NEVER came wack on any of her albums..I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since “Never Say Never” came out, that s*** still go..

  33. Anonymous August 16, 2008

    Ain’t nobody hating… But people will see with time if Brany and Monica sell like they used too….

    [Sadly I don’t think it’s possible]

  34. iRvy_iRv August 18, 2008

    too bad Afrodisiac sold more than 500,000 copies so everyone stop hating…she’s never flopped so f*** off b****** B rocka is back!!!!!

  35. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    Oh Yeah!!!!!!!! The real B. is back. She NEVER disappoints. Damn!! Her music is so flawless just like her voice. She makes REAL music. The type of CD’s you can listen to from track 1 to the end. This girl has accomplished so much in life, music, tv, movies (first black cinderella), and modeling. Haters fall back. Brandy will bring it as usual. Time for these non-talent chicken heads to sit down.

  36. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    Love the new track brandy…definitley a good start..but shes gonna have to work hard to get back to where she was…afrodisiac was serially underrated. im going to be optimistic…go bran! get that potential hit :)!

  37. SS2008 August 18, 2008

    I prefer Monica! 🙂

  38. Anonymous September 18, 2008

    WELL I LOVE BRANDY…AND WE ALL KNOW BRANDY HAS ALWAYS OUT SOLD MONICA AALIYAH A LOT OF OTHER ARTISTS….ANYWAY THIS WILL BE A #1 ALBUM FOR BRAN

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