Brandy & Ray J Ready Joint Album

Published: Tuesday 3rd Aug 2010 by Sam

R&B siblings Brandy and Ray J have mentioned many a time their desire to release a collaborative album; it now appears such wishes are to come to fruition later this year.

Full story after the jump…

Via Billboard:

“Even though the business is difficult and challenging, we can do a lot of non-traditional and traditional marketing,” Jason said. “And the blending of those things will make us successful where others are struggling.”

Slated for a fourth-quarter release, the Brandy and Ray J project will be a family-oriented album inspired by the siblings’ popular VH1 reality show, “Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business,” which will start its second season September 19. It features performances by various members of the Norwood family, including Brandy, Ray J, father/musician Willie Sr. and manager/mom Sonja.

“The VH1 show gave us a platform to broaden our family brand,” Ray J said, “and now this Time-Life project opens up more doors.”

Footage shot during the family’s recording sessions will appear in the next season of the VH1 show because, Brandy said, “fans want to see us back in the studio.”

As one who has long shuddered at the thought of a Brandy/Ray J LP (just no…), I can’t say news of the album has me anticipating it in any which way. That said, all signs point to the album, thankfully, being a side-project of sorts; clearing the way for what folk are anticipating most – Brandy’s next studio album.

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  1. Lele August 3, 2010

    Don’t see why not. love em both……

  2. Kross August 3, 2010

    Yes I’m sorry I don’t like Ray J…no one is checking for his floppin ass album and nobody wants a f***** Brandy & Ray J album…NO WAY…Brandy needs to stop playin and release her s***…that’s the album I’m checkin for…smh

  3. AKisdabest August 3, 2010

    WHY LORD WHY?!?!??!?!?!

  4. A August 3, 2010

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..Brandy is SO talented on her own.

  5. k August 3, 2010

    Brandy is way more talented but I have some hope this may be good.

  6. royalkev August 3, 2010

    I truly am a big Brandy fan. She’s one of my top 3 favorite artist of all time – ever! I loved her from the beginning! I can accept a RayJ album (solo). I never anticipate any of his albums, but he may have a hit song or 2. I’m just not feeling a Brandy /Ray J project! Who asked her to sign up for that? I don’t even understand why that’s given any energy! …Who is even slightly interested in that?

    Anyway, she has her dad singing on a special project now too! What is going on?… Seriously? It’s like she might as well introduce every aunt, uncle, God mother, play cousin, neighbor and child hood friend on every track and add them to the album as well. This is the worst idea I ever heard! I love the Norwoods, but this is just ridiculous. I hope this is a small side project that their not seriously marketing. This just seem like a big joke!

  7. Bugsy August 3, 2010

    No thanks

  8. MrIncredible August 3, 2010

    I don’t understand why Brandy is doing this to her career! She clearly has self worth issues judging by her behavior on the show. If she were wise, she would distance her brand from Ray J as much as possible! Earth to Brandy: this album will flop… NO ONE is checking for Ray J like that or your damn Father. I can’t imagine that a failed collabo album will help create the buzz she needs for her solo project.

  9. Richard August 3, 2010

    Nice TV show cash in. But please, B-Rocka, give us another solo studio album!

  10. Waddie G. August 3, 2010

    Brandy is continuing to play herself in the industry. Instead of releasing an album of greatness and hits for the fans, she is going to record songs with her brother whom NOONE cares about. Hasn’t she checked his record sales? This is why Beyonce is on top of the world — stupid decisions made by Brandy, Mariah, Monica, Ashanti, Janet, etc.

  11. Christopher Brown Stan ..Deal with it August 3, 2010

    I know Ray J is her brother… but no… just hell no. This is like when Soulja Boy jumps on a perfectly good song and just completely ruins it.

  12. creig August 3, 2010

    damnn so much negativity!
    ya’ll dont remember? back in the day Ray -J had some good songs, give the man a chance, at least he can sing. Everybody gave up on him after the famous tape.
    and of course that was stupid (although we loved watching it haha) and made me
    doubt him too as an artist but thats already some years ago…

    brandy’s album will come, give her time..let her her & ray j enjoy this time and make an album out of it. the rest will come. brandy aint goin nowhere.

  13. Steffon August 3, 2010

    I’m a huge ass BRANDY fan but this is a bad bad bad idea. Brandy why are doing this to your career. Not feeling this. Ray J cannot sing what so ever. IDK. If they want to do a joint album…dammit it should be a Christmas/Gospel album of some sort.

  14. Brandon August 3, 2010

    Hmm, this album will probably feature songs that were featured in the show.
    That won’t make their solo albums… I am not mad at that. I can’t w8 for the
    next brandy album though…

  15. The-Truth August 3, 2010

    Bad Idea! Brandy your throwing your career away, well what little career you have. Sorry. I like Brandy but this just a wrong move for her

  16. Ankka August 3, 2010

    “clearing the way for what folk are anticipating most – Brandy’s next studio album.” – WHO???? her 2 fans/stans? SAMantha and TRENT-isha????

  17. anon August 3, 2010

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! BRANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I WANT YOUR SOLO ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. piat August 3, 2010

    I can’t stomach Ray J….at times he seems like he can be down-to-earth but then his Hollywood persona makes him appear to be a douchebag. He thinks too highly of himself w/o the evidence to back up his hype. Girls trying to seriously hook up with Ray J don’t love themselves.

  19. Rush August 3, 2010

    Listen the Norwood family is tryin to give Sounds of Blackness with this new album and I can’t take…

  20. royalkev August 3, 2010

    @ Steffon, you came up with a better idea! I rather they come together for a Christmas or Gospel album than ruin her comeback. If anything this project should follow Brandy’s solo project, as well as Ray J’s solo album. She has to make her comeback first and Ray J is still proving himself. I don’t know what their thinking!

  21. Christian August 3, 2010

    NO!!!! JUST NO!!!!!! A HOT MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be looking out for Brandy’s next studio album

  22. ~TeAM WeeZY~ August 3, 2010


  23. teflon boy August 3, 2010

    ^Yeah, a Chrismas album could be a nice idea (if they absolutely have to release something as a family). I don’t see it as career s****** though, does anyone know who and what ‘TimeLife’ is? It’s the company that puts out those mammoth compilation albums at 3 in the morning when terestrial tv has finished.

    It just has to be a lowkey release for fans of the show…, as long as it’s not accompanied by dodgy/tacky promo then it needn’t be more than a quiet side-project for die-hard fans to seek out…, or just wait up til 3am with their credit card ready lol.

    I’m expecting a lot of Brandy’s next album though so what I don’t want is that we finally get her looking hot, re-invigorated and rockin’ with a new sound and swag only for ‘Project Norwood’ to completely derail the vibe created with poor styling, mediocre-production and ill-judged weave i.e. times ten what ‘Tell Me’ did for Christina when it dropped mid B2B.

  24. EXPOSED August 3, 2010


  25. Chile Please! August 3, 2010

    @ Kross Yes Yes Yes!! You summed everything up that i wanted to say…..I so agree wit you! Come on Brandy stop playing & come out with a new album.

  26. A August 3, 2010

    I went on Billboard and didnt find this article…

  27. #Fact August 3, 2010

    Brandy is already struggling to get people to rush to record stores and purchase her album, and now that struggle is sure to continue. She chose to release an album with her brother, who might I add, has never had a significant hit on the charts, and his most successful album selling a whooping 230k to date. Brandy was already struggling to find a label to sign her, and now it looks she’s orchestrated her own demise. Bravo Brandy! Bravo!

  28. James August 3, 2010

    Okay… I’m on the fence about this R&B project. I went back and listened to the PM Dawn cover of I’d Die Without You, and they killed that song. Also, Ray J’s vocals are ever so present on the Full Moon CD. Whether its actually him or not (uncredited) I still hear his influence… They do know how to play off of each others vocals, but LET’S BE SERIOUS… RAY-J cannot hold a CANDLE, MATCH, OR SPARK to BRANDY RAYANA NORWOOD… She is one of the few artists that has shown vocal growth over the years. She uses her vocal cords as an INSTRUMENT… BRANDY if you read this.. PLEASE take my advice and concentrate on your SOLO career first… You have been exciting FANS & STANS alike again with your TV appearances, Unreleased youtube tracks and BATHROOM VOCAL BOOTH SESSIONS… Don’t let ANYONE steal your JUST DO shine…

  29. Seankill August 3, 2010

    WOW!!!! I am a huge of Brandy and i support all her efforts. But this album that she’s planning on doing with Ray-J is such a bad idea. I will not be supporting her decision on this one.

    Brandy just quit all this b******* and release ur own new album already cause honestly no one is checking for some trash album ur gonna do with your wack ass brother!! Just the idea alone just screams Flopppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!

  30. NICK August 4, 2010

    I like rhe R & B theme, its cute, I am sure it can be a fun album, BUT I LOVE BRANDY TOO MUCH!!!! I want a solo album, every album of hers is FLAWLESS!!!! RAY J makes good klub dance booty shaking music, so IDK, it may just be interesting…

  31. Quiana August 4, 2010

    Brandy no dear I just want you by yourself and not ray j

  32. Caitlin August 4, 2010

    I am interested to see how this turns out. Ray J has a good voice, he’s just gotta put it to good use. And Brandy has been a favorite of mine for awhile now. So I’m interested.

  33. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 4, 2010

    I know for sure tis gone be hot, hot and hot. By the way B Rockah still waiting for that your upcoming LP cuz I can’t wait.

  34. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 4, 2010


  35. BENJAMIN August 5, 2010

    But nobody cares about Ray J as an artist. On a side note, I TRULY wish Brandy would stop it with overdoing the makeup, she looks draggish. I’ve seen her with less of it, she looks beautiful.

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