That Grape Juice A&R: Brandy’s Upcoming Album

Published: Sunday 23rd Oct 2011 by David

Yesterday, reports that R&B royal Brandy had returned to the studio with Sean Garrett to work on her new LP served to generate even more excitement for the long awaited project.

Slated for an early 2012 release, there are many who are to see how the LP fares, following a string of under performing releases churned out by the singer who many deem the ‘Vocal Bible’.

Now it’s your turn to play A&R.

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Listing 11 songs from any genre or period of music from any artist out there, we want you to create the ultimate Brandy album made up of cuts you feel would serve to win over the buying public and critics alike.

Maybe you feel Ciara’s ‘Promise’ is just the song she needs to help to force her into higher chart ground or is Beyonce’s Start Over’ just the kind of sound she should be going for if it’s critical acclaim she desires.

It’s completely up to you.

If you’re feeling extra bossy why not tell us how you would promote the album, the marketing strategy behind it and even what month you’d release it in.

Who knows? maybe someone from Team Norwood may see your ideas and take them on board.

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  1. The-Truth October 21, 2011

    I think Brandy should release a hot urban track with crossover appeal, which isn’t hard for her to do. The track also needs to be signature Brandy with no feature. She should prepare to drop a Promo only single as well that showcases the “Bathroom voice” lol. Brandy Really needs to be thinking about Video treatments and Not sell her self short by ignoring it (just because she’s not lady gaga or missy elliott). Brandy REALLY NEEDS TO TAKE THE TIME TO HEAVILY PREPARE FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE PROJECT. GET HER STAGING AND PERFORMANCE GAME ON LOCK. SHE NEEDS TO MOST IMPORTANTLY STAY AWAY FROM FRANK GATSON, HE DOES NOT HAVE HER BEST INTEREST AT HEART HE ONLY TRIES TO MAKE OTHER ARTIST GIVE A BEYONCE VIBE AND HAS GONE ON RECORD TO SAY SEVERAL TIMES THAT SHE IS TOP TIER AND NO ONE CAN BE AS GOOD AS HER,THEREFORE EVERY ARTIST SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM HIM. BRANDY NEEDS TO ALSO LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF CROSS PROMOTING HER SONGS, WHEN SHE DROPS THE ALBUM SHE NEEDS NOT JUST PERFORM THE SINGLE 40 DIFFERENT TIMES WITH THE SAME PRERECORDED VOCALS. THE INTERNET AND YOUTUBE AGE MAKES IT SO OBVIOUS. SHE NEEDS TO LEARN TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY PERFORM THE SINGLE BUT THE SECOND SINGLE, FAVE BALLAD OFF THE ALBUM TO SHOWCASE ALL SIDES OF THE PROJECT. MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE YOUR ALBUM HAS ARRIVED

  2. Liam October 21, 2011

    Brandy’s only flop album is Human all her other albums are RIAA certified O_O

  3. psycho October 21, 2011

    we all love brandy love songs and her vocals are just>>>>> no one can f**** with her
    but her music is usually the same ol beat and lyrics.. heart break, falling in love etc….
    i want to see that and more grown sensual type of tracks not the sexual s*** we hear everywhere and especially not her doing dance… i want her to do an album more like kelly rowlands…
    songs like
    turn it up
    all of the nights
    keep it between
    those are the songs i would love to see her do.. but also pick some stuff from beyonces closets like a song like best thing i never had… u know a lil cheezy but that u can’t get out of your head for hours…..
    but i seriously don’t want her to do dance yes i want her to sell that’s why i need her to work with timbaland and bring a bombass video!!!! for her first single..

  4. psycho October 21, 2011

    oh yeah i need her to rap more BRan-nu was HOTTTTTTTTTTT

  5. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    Brandy needs to stop doing them boring ass songs. She needs a new direction and sound. Her voice is great but she sounds the same on every song… Please do Not work with any old producers you have worked with in the past including Rodney. Those old n***** aint hot no more… And she needs new writers….. SHe also need to learn how to dance. If she doesnt want to dance then she will need to start dropping some real power house ballads, instead of those songs where she is mumbling all over the track… I like Monica’s direction and now Brandy needs to find herself…

    And fire your stylist, and hair dresses…. some of those wigs aint for u… who ever styled Brandy for her Derek Blanks shoot was on point. She needs to hire that person.. And get creative with your videos. Is it really that hard to find an innovative director? if the lable wont pay for it ur a millionaire, pay for it yourself… alot of these rich artists never invest their money in themselves… Lady Gaga invested in herself and in the end she got more money back then she spent….

    I love Brandy but if artists like rihanna can some how find good producers and songwriters to create hits for her so why cant Brandy do the same. There is so much new talent with great songs that would die to give Brandy their songs. These old writers and producers have given out their fresh ideas and now they are recycling…. Find a new team Brandy and Hustle hard!!

  6. The-Truth October 21, 2011

    BRANDY ALSO NEEDS TO DRAMATICALLY STEP UP HER STYLE GAME, SHE NEEDS TO STOP ATTEMPTING TO BE CONVENTIONALLY PRETTY, “BEAUTY PAGEANT PRETTY” DOES NOT WORK FOR HER. BRANDY IS SO GORGEOUS WHEN SHE PLAYS UP HER EXOTIC FEATURES, HER LOOK IS AVANT GARDE AND HIGH FASHION MODEL AND SHE NEEDS TO START REFLECTING THAT IN HER STYLE,VIDEOS, PHOTOSHOOTS, ETC. SHE CAPTURED THAT PERFECTLY IN HER WHAT ABOUT US VIDEO AND FULL MOON COVER. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS NOT FOLLOWING A TREND BUT PLAYING UP YOUR STRENGTHS THAT OTHER ARTIST ARE NOT SERVING. BRANDY NEEDS TO DO WHAT SHE DOES BEST AND BE THE BEST VERSION OF HER SELF. BIANCA GOLDEN IS A MODEL FROM ANTM THAT RESEMBLES BRANDY SO MUCH AND EVERYTIME I SEE A PIC OF HER I SEE THE POTENTIAL THAT BRANDY’S STYLE HAS. BRANDY WILL DELIVER MUSICALLY NO DOUBT HER ISSUE IS PROMOTION AND BRANDING

  7. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    She needs to do songs like what Kelly Rowland is doing or go the Adele route. Brandy you haved stuck to R&B so long its dragging you down. explore some other genres…. DO something like what Adele is doing…. idk but you need to fire your team because they no longer know what they are doing with your career. Brandy this may be your last shot to win us back

  8. PatriceJanee October 21, 2011

    1.) Until Its Gone- Monica
    she needs a powerhouse ballad something that’s gonna send a message like until Its Gone catchy nice vocal arrangements and gives her the chance to showcase what we truly loved about her the alto
    2.) Meet me halfway- black eye peas
    hey she wants to rap give her one of these type of songs… Nothing like what she did with Tim I love brandy but that was a culture shock.. Ease into it don’t come all hard.
    3.) Sober- brandy
    this song shoulda been on the album..”I was once strung out on love but now I’m sober” lyrics are phenomenal redo the track and add some changes its def something to eff with
    4.) Love on Top- beyonce
    as corny as this song is its a hit… She needs at least 6 off this album
    5.) Don’t look down- J. Hud
    cute club song 2 step… Steve Harvey air play…
    6.) Trust In Me- Eta James she sang at last so Damn good lets try this etta classic and make magic happen
    7.) Truth Is- fantasia
    8.) So into you -ledisi
    love songs… Never go wrong
    9.) 4am – melanie fiona
    lily bit of heartache.. Give me something I can relate to and locally slay me
    10.) Forever Mine – O’jays
    no samples… Just remake the song to fit a woman singing to a man she loves.. I got what you like
    11.) Neither one of us– Gladys Knight
    Its a Gladys knight classic don’t mess it up by doing too much BUT make it your own..

  9. The-Truth October 21, 2011

    BRANDY NEEDS TO WORK ON HER LIVE VOCALS AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT SOUNDING BAD, SHE NEEDS TO SING HER SONGS IN THE KEY THAT THEY ARE RECORDED AND NOT DROP IT DOWN TWO OCTAVES OR LIPSYNC JUST TO PLAY IT SAFE. I UNDERSTAND THAT LIPSYNC IS COMMON AND THE VOICE NEEDS REST WHEN PROMOTING BUT BE AWARE OF WHEN TO PROPERLY LIPSYNC FOR EXAMPLE SING THE SONG LIVE ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA, BUT LIPSYNC ON A PARADE FLOAT.

  10. The-Truth October 21, 2011

    BRANDY REALLY NEEDS TO PREPARE ACOUSTIC VERSIONS OR PIANO ACCOMPANIENT VERSIONS OF HER SONGS AS WELL AND BE ABLE TO PERFORM HER SONGS WITH A LIVE BAND AND HIRE BACKGROUND SINGERS THAT CAN KEEP UP WITH HER AND DO SOME OF THE COMPLEX ARRANGEMENTS IN HER SONGS.

  11. Michael Sam, Jr. October 21, 2011

    I for damn a sure want to hear music if it was my choice:
    Ex-Factor-Lauryn Hill
    Unthinkable-Alicia Keys
    Speechless-Ciara (her tone would rip this song apart esp…the I,I,I part)
    Turntables-Adele
    Each Other-Kelly Rowland
    and thats it for right now…

  12. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    @the-truth

    completely agreed. there are some photos ive seen of Brandy where she looks like a black chinese Barbie doll… but then some other pix she just looks a mess…. You need better wigs Bran… Better yet… I saw a pic a few months ago with Brandy wearing her signature Braids… Maybe she should rock the braids again… I mean that was her trademark… and in the pic the braids made her look like she was 23 years old where as some of her wigs make her look 40… and she needs better live performances… her vocals are always on point but just standing there aint gona cut it in 2012… that performance she did in Africa would not fly over here in the US… who ever choreographed that and told her to dance barefoot with her legs cocked open needs to be fired lol… TWO WORDS ….. NEW TEAM!

  13. Jack October 21, 2011

    Brandy’s always been stronger than a Monica or a Keyshia Cole, Brandy can handle hard beats and a tougher more experimental sound. I’d like to hear something like that from her. Though I think she’s just been unlucky with promotion, because songs such as ‘Afrodisiac’ and ‘Right Here (Departed)’ have been crazy popular, it’s just no one knows about them. The amount of times I’ve shown people those two tracks and they’ve been like ‘Wow, never heard this before it’s amazing’. She literally only needs promotion, because that will be the key to her success. A song with Minaj or someone similar will get her attention, or a remix of a popular song like JoJo did to get back into the scene. She just needs to come back hard and actually mean it this time, cos she has everything she needs now.

    Tracks I’d love to hear from her are… ‘Swim Good’ – Frank Ocean / ‘Earthquake’ – Labrinth (she seriously needs to work with him for production.. wow) / ‘Super Bass’ – Nicki Minaj (maybe as Bran Nu for the rap and feature Nicki herself on a similar joint?) / ‘What’s My Name?’ – Rihanna / ‘E.T.’ – Katy Perry / ‘Back To Black’ – Amy Winehouse (something similar lyrically would be hot!) / ‘Dancing On My Own’ – Robyn.

    That’s only 7, but that’s just off the top of my head. I think Labrinth would jump at the chance of working with a star like Brandy, and he’d give her that cross-over appeal to be successful in the UK aswell as the US. She just needs hype, promotion & hot tracks. But hype is a big thing, people tend to be sheepish and like what’s popular and up’n’coming, she needs to be what’s cool, and it’s easily achievable.

  14. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    @THE-TRUTH… most singer lip sync in parades because the crowds are so loud and the echo would give so much feedback that it could throw the singer off key even with the playback in their ear. thats why a lot of singer pre record their national anthem for the super bowl… same thing

  15. The-Truth October 21, 2011

    BRANDY DOES NOT NEED TO MAKE MUSIC LIKE KELLY ROWLAND. UM……EXCUSE ME KELLY IS FLOPPING, SO THAT IS A NO NO.

  16. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) October 21, 2011

    how many times I’m gonna say this :

    R&B is DEAD ! it is an IRREVERSIBLE process !! it won’t be as what it once was ! it’s all about dance music now.

    Unless you are ADELE. !

    If the supposedly queen of R&B beyonce didn’t do that well with 4 , why I will expect that brandy will be better ?! especially if we took In consideration that brandy isn’t that big now or even popular as before ?!

    Few ppl are checking for her and her latest album flopped , that’s say it all !

  17. The-Truth October 21, 2011

    BRANDY HAS BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY TOO LONG TO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE HER CONNCECTIONS, SHE NEEDS TO DESPERATELY SEEK OUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO SING /PERFORM WHEREEVER SHE CAN. SHE NEEDS TO START PERFORMING AT THE TRIBUTES FOR OLDER ARTIST TO GAIN THE ATTENTION OF THE OLDER MUSIC BUYING PUBLIC.

  18. Royalkev October 21, 2011

    You can’t give Brandy just anything, it has to flatter her voice. If I was to craft a Brandy album it would look like this:

    1. Alicia Keys – Unthinkable
    2. Rihanna – Breakin Dishes
    3. Nina Sky – Turnin’ Me On
    4. Amerie – All I Need
    5. Brandy – Full Moon
    6. Keyshia Cole – Heaven Sent
    7. Kelly Clarkson – Miss Independent
    8. Kelis – In the Morning
    9. Amerie – All I Need
    10. Chris Brown – Sing Like Me(melody wise)
    11 Mariah Carey – Breakdown
    12 Fantasia – Truth Is

    http://thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  19. tyra October 21, 2011

    @pop royalty u stay mentioning beyonce all the time just f*** off man u p*** me off u r obsessed incase u cant read this is a brandy post

  20. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    she needs to start leaking some tracks that she has recorded so we can really give her some feedback on which direction she should go… If she really wants promo, she needs to start doing it herself… She better drop a track every week if she has to. if not for anything shee should atleast do it to keep her fans engaged and interested. what is so hard about giving your fans a couple of free songs.. I know she maybe feels like she is above doing that but she needs all the help she can get. if she really wants her career back she would be in the studio pumping out some hits…

    I hate to do this but someone was gona mention her eventually….. lol but someone like Beyonce is in the studio pumping out 3 or 4 songs a day according to people swhes worked with, so where are Brandy’s songs? Maybe she’s just not willing to work hard for that top spot.. Laziness is what kills most artists… why isnt she in someone’s dance studio learning some moves… Maybe she really doesnt want a comeback and is complacent with where she’s at….. The only time i see Bran is when she out going to dinner. Ray J is grindin harder thenBrandy right now….

    I know shes has a role on some whck show or she’s gona have her own show come out some time soon or something like that but Bran do you want to act or do you want your singing carrer back? you can do both but not right now. There is a fork in the road and if you go down that acting path, dont come back to the music scene later expecting open arms from your fans cuz mines are folded…

  21. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    @the-truth

    If Kelly ROwland is flopping it is not because of the songs. its her promo. they wait months to put videos out for her singles. she barely has any live performances and i dont see her doing televised interviews…. so the song choice is not a problem for kelly its just the way they are promoted…. so i have no problem with brandy doing songs like that. as long as there is good promo behind it… hot music videos hot performances and tv interviews and better wigs

  22. JP October 21, 2011

    Sadiddy
    After The Flood
    Anybody
    All In Me
    What About Us
    Full Moon
    Louboutins
    Warm It Up With Love
    Beyonce – I Care
    Beyonce – Disappear
    Mariah – Migrate
    Maximum Risk

  23. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) October 21, 2011

    @Tyra :

    I was just giving an example … , isn’t beyonce R&B ?! isn’t beyonce is 24/7 RELEVANT in this s***** blog ?!

    if your answer is yes then your comment about me is BS ! just that 😉 , cuz someone was going to mention her sooner or later in this post.

    and FYI , I can mention whoever the f*** I want !! I have an opinion and u have yours , keep it like that !!

  24. SipDatBoyz October 21, 2011

    Brandy needs to make music she feels strongly about…and be confident in her sound and visual…Get promo set up and plan everything to the last detail…if she does that ..and keeps her face on every magazine,every talk show, and every billboard in major cities..she will be successful

  25. Lover October 21, 2011

    @JP Hey ;0)
    But as for songs I think brandy should do are:

    1. Thank You- Brandy
    2. Why R U- Ameriie
    3. Better Without You- Kelly Rowland
    4. Excuse Me- Jazmine Sullivan
    5. So Cold- TC (Brandy Demo)
    6. Love U Long Time- Jazmine Sullivan
    7. Until You Come Back- Whitney Houston
    8. Honey- Brandy
    9. Scared Of Lonely- Beyonce
    10. Turn It Up- Kelly Rowland
    11. Should I Go- Brandy

    I honestly think that brandy should be marketed to the urban community with crossover appeal by showing a more up beat side of brandy, but also keeping her grounded in her roots. I think that this time around brandy is going to do great

  26. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    i dont get it? why are people naming other artists songs for Brandy to do? Mind you most of the artists connected to the songs named couldnt even sell the songs themselves so why would Brandy be able to? lol she needs a new sound new direction something unexpected…. yall over namin Amerie songs n sh*it… clearly the people naming these songs are people who want Brandy to stay at the bottom

  27. Tristan October 21, 2011

    I’m really hoping Brandy delivers something along the lines of Danity Kanes ‘Right Now’ or Beyonce’s ‘I Miss You’. Those are the type of songs meant for Brandy and could easily put her back in the Top 40 charts. The main thing for Brandy is that promotion is key. The music won’t be a problem. It would be smart if she released the first single in January and the album in March, but prior to the album release and even after, she can promote the single. Her management team needs to have her on ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Late Show with Jay Leno’, ‘Live with Regis & Kelly’, ‘Wendy Williams Show’, and going back to perform on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ would work in her favor. Promo, promo, promo!

  28. Angelique October 21, 2011

    Brandy has a unique voice. She should just go in the studio, and release whatever comes from her heart. But that’s just me.

  29. Stussy October 21, 2011

    Completely agree about Labrinth producing… I want edgy, dark, experimental Brandy back – both visually and musically. She should think outside the box and work with some less conventional people- I think a Santigold collab would be incredible, would also like a Linda Perry ballad

    1) Labrinth – Earthquake
    2) Brandy – Drum Life
    3) Janet – What have you done for me lately
    4) Mariah Carey – Breakdown
    5) Sugababes – Nasty Ghetto
    6) Britney – Gimme More
    7) Coldplay – Trouble
    8) Brandy – You’re Beautiful Interlude
    9) Chris Brown – Beautiful People
    10) Sugababes – Freak Like Me
    11) Prince – Beautiful Ones
    12) Kelis – Accapella

  30. Angelique October 21, 2011

    @Pop Royalty

    R&B isn’t dead. It’s just not mainstream.

  31. @EnvyAaronSteven October 21, 2011

    the perfect Brandy cd would go as follows

    1. Ciara Promise….beat wise
    2. Keri Hilson let me down interlude
    3. Floetry Say Yes
    4.Melanie Fiona it kills me
    5. Fantasia Free Yourself
    6. kelly rowland every thought is you
    7. ceelo ft melanie fiona fool for you
    8. Miguel All i want is you
    9. danity kane…any of their interludes….i love how brandy’s first cd had interludes..she def needs to do that again
    10. Janet Jackson thats the way love goes
    11. Eric Benet Feels Good
    12. Faith Evans i love you
    13. new edition can you stand the rain
    14. danity kane ohh ahhh
    15. a polo the don track
    16. bangladesh track
    17. basic instinct ciara brandy can showcase some of branu rapping
    18. interlude..maybe singing a gospel song

  32. TJ October 21, 2011

    1) What’s My Name – Rihanna
    2) Feeling Me Right Now – K. Row
    3) Turn It Up – K. Row
    4) What About Us? – Brandy
    5) Full Moon – Brandy
    6) He Is – Brandy
    7) Angel in Disguise – Brandy
    8) More Than Friends – Mariah
    9) Porcelain Doll – Brandy
    10) Love All Over Me – Monica
    11) Have You Ever – Brandy
    12) Should I Go – Brandy
    13) Fly Like a Bird – Mariah

    What Brandy needs is classic “her” with a modern, more contemporary flavor. Her team needs to be on it though. I better see her on ALL the morning shows, music show(s), late night shows, reality competition shows, etc. “I’m rooting for her. We are all rooting for her!”

  33. @EnvyAaronSteven October 21, 2011

    tracks 14 -17 would come before track #1

  34. @EnvyAaronSteven October 21, 2011

    and if this albulm is for the fans…we definetely need more than 11 songs…give me a full albulm

  35. C-mo October 21, 2011

    First of all let me say that I have loved Brandy’s last two albums. Afodisiac is in my top 5 of all time. She experimented so much on that album, was so truthful, and hecka edgy. Id like her to go hard again and experiment, that album was a critic favorite, she introduced mainstream to Coldplay, TI, and made Kanye bigger. The entire album is more than listenable but favorites are
    I Tried
    Afrodisiac
    Where You Wanna Be
    Necessary
    Finally
    Should I Go
    If that album was released now people who get it more.
    I think Brandy needs to really enjoy the ride more. Its like she is so hungry that she doesn’t take time to enjoy it and just have fun.

  36. .loveCRIMES October 21, 2011

    This is stupid as f***.
    1st of all, Brandy has never done the same type of album over again.
    All her albums sound different. She’s the most experimental R&B female artist in the game.

  37. LMAOOOOO October 21, 2011

    MILLHOUSE

    Brandy’s not lazy at all. the girl is always recording. Brandy is doing so many things. i’m proud of her. she is even doing a movie. so happy for this girl. do your thing Brandy!!!

  38. tyra October 21, 2011

    NO POP ROYALTY U R A PRESSED B**** THT SHADES BEYONCE ALL THE TIME GO LOOK FOR A RIRI POST SINCE U LEAVE AND BREATHE HER IDIOT

  39. LouisWoodz October 21, 2011

    Brandy is headed in the right direction already, it seems as if she is going back too her roots, with a straight R&B direction.. working with the likes of Chris Brown, who is an incredible writer as well as a singer…. Frank Ocean who really is putting R&B back on the map with his styles of writing and singing… and Rico Love who produced the song of the year.. ‘Motivation’… Brandy has it… she proved it before… she needs the right first single too release.. and she will be set… if Monica can do it, i know Brandy can for sure…If the label is smart, they would even get her a rapper or 2 on the album… as well as a hyping another duet with Monica.. i feel as if this album is gonna get Brandy where she deserves.. and where she should have been.. her album Never Say Never was a classic R&B album.. and it still remains a classic.. Human just wasn’t it.. and i think she realized it.. and now we are watching probably one of the greatest R&B albums for 2012 being created…

  40. Noni October 21, 2011

    I think Brandy is headed in the RIGHT direction with Bangladesh. Afrodisiac is her BEST work til date and she needs to keep taking risks, mixing different sounds, like she did there. Human was uninspired and generic. We need innovativa futuristic RnB like she says shes going to give us. She shouldnt be afraid to use HEAVY hip hop beats like Aaliyah used to. Bangladesh is probably perfect for her voice.
    SHE SHOULD NEVER lose her signature background vocals and runs like she did on Human. THat is what makes her original!

    Style wise she needs the style from the 160 grams shoot. Gomillion and Leupold capture her best! She needs to look on point ALL THE TIME…How can her hairstylist let her appear in public not looking on POINT? She needs the bangs but only heavy like in the 160grams shoot. NOT like they are right now, thin. SHE SHOULD USE HER EXOTIC BEAUTY IN HIGH FASHION VIDEOS…she doesnt have to dance in videos…she can have a club bangeer and just have glamour shots of her exotic and weird beauty. WORK it BRAN! Make the videos as weird and futuristic as that 160 grams shoot.

    This list is just the songs that popped up in my mind…

    1. I Tried – Brandy
    2. Turn it up – Kelly Rowland
    3. Miss you – Beyonce
    4. Fall for your type – Drake
    5. Power – Kanye West (She shouldnt be scared to use heavy beats like this)
    6. Someone Like You – Adele
    7. Stars 4ever – Robyn
    8. Dancing on my own – Robyn (make it a bit more urban)
    9. We all try – Frank Ocean
    10. Bust your windows – Jazmine Sullivan
    11. without you – Stacy Barthe ft Frank Ocean

  41. OneSlapIsNeverEnough October 21, 2011

    Ok here’s strategy.
    I would put out an R&B buzz single like Keri Hilson’s ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ and see how it does, if it doesn’t do as well as id hope, Id then put out the albums lead single- Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl In The World’ and milk it till the cows came home just in time for the albums release. Im talking endless live performances on shows EVERYONE watches, an affordable BUT dope video which basically would highlight Brandy’s beauty.

    Id make her do a number of legnthy sit down interviews so the wider mainstream can get to know her again and have appear on a LOT of day time tv.

    THEN… I’d release a song like If I Were A Boy but with a more R&B vibeto keep the core fans happy but deliver a ‘mainstream video’ so basically have a white man for a love interest and make her perform this song up and down the late night tv circuit.

    Then do a mini concert tour- probably partnered with BET or something- kind of in the vein of the intimate show Beyonce for thanksgiving two years ago.

    Then I’d release another Top 40 smash like ‘Best Thing I Never had’.

    The ultimate goal would be to have an album filled with six definite top ten singles and the other 5 songs be well written, thought out R&B songs, but the entire album would be geared not to an R&B fan base (where were they when Human came out) but to a mainstream audience.

  42. Noni October 21, 2011

    PS. She needs to keep the singles coming until one comes..

    Remember how Rihanna released Umbrella directly after it was recorded…even though she didnt have a finished album to go with it??? Thats what bran needs to do..if she recorded a hot track just release it with a BANG! And keep on releasing albums like rihanna and ull have success…Just keep em coming until they stick

  43. Noni October 21, 2011

    PS FASHION IS IT THESE DAYS…Im not saying she should look like gaga but she needs to look like that 160grams look EVERYTIME she steps out of the house..this will make her interesting to the trendy young ppl. Style IS EVERYTHING! Be on POINT! Land spots in Vogue, W etc

    Remember the bangs Brandy had on the BET awards 2010? THATS the hairstyle she needs…HEAVY BANGS. That hairdo landed her a spot in INSTYLE magazine.

  44. Noni October 21, 2011

    Oh music wise there were so many tracks on Diddys last train to paris that SHOULD have been brandy tracks.

  45. Bey Fan… October 21, 2011

    Not mention Beyonce, but with “4” there are songs where you can hear live elements. I looooove my B’s (Beyonce and Brandy) and I love when they sing live.

    So I say, she should incorporate live vocals, live instruments, and her more raspy tone.

    But to be honest, Im in love with Brandy’s tone, she could sing anything and I’d love it.

    Hell, she could re-release Afrodisiac. The album was sooo underrated

  46. JP October 21, 2011

    @ LOVER,

    Hey wuzzup. I def agree with number 5 on your list, but I didn’t know how to list it. I think Brandy’s voice would be perfect for that track. Drumlife is also a hot Brandy track.

    I also agree with the poster who mentioned the Danity Kane track.

  47. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    I AGREE THAT THE 160 GRAMS SHOOT IS BRANDY’S BEST PHOTO SHOOT TO DATE! HANDS DOWN! SHE LOOKS LIKE A BARBIE DOLL… IF SHE LOOKED LIKE THAT MORE OFTEN PEOPLE WOULD START TO PUT HER IN THE LEAGUE WITH BEY AND RIH…. THOSE PIX ARE HOT

  48. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    LIKE I SAID BEFORE…. FIRE YOUR HAIR STYLIST, YOUR WARDROBE STYLIST AND THE REST OF THE TEAM… SHE NEEDS A NEW TEAM

  49. BRockahStan4eva October 21, 2011

    LIKE SOMEONE EVERYONE SAYS, IN THE 90’S BRANDY WAS WORKING TOO MUCH MAINLY ON TV AND NEVER TOURED THAT MUCH HOWEVER THIS ERA YOU’LL NEED ALL THE TROUING IE PROMOTION YOU CAN GET TO GET TO THE TOP LIKE RIHANNA IS DOING. BRANDY YOU NEED TO START PROMOTING TO THE CORE IE PERFORM IN EVERY CORNER OF THE TOWNS AND MAJOR CITIES WAY BEFORE THE RELEASE OF THIS LP. DON’T WAIT TILL TWO MONTHS OR RELEASE TO START PROMOTING OTHERWISE PEOPLE WONT NOTICE YOU. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE USTREAM, TWEET MORE AND INTERACT WITH THE FAN AND PROMOTE YOURSELF IN EVERY OPPORTUNITY.
    NOW, THE LACEFRONT ISN’T ACTUALLY CUTTING IT FOR YOUR LOOKS. PLEASE PLEASE ROCK THAT TRADE MARK BRAIDS ONCE AGAIN CUZ IT MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE TEENAGER ALL OVER AGAIN AND THEN THESE LIL KIDS (THAT DOWNLOAD MOST OF THE MUSIC) WILL BE INTERESTED AGAIN. YOU DESRVE ALL THE PRAISE, ACCOMPLISHED AND SUCCESS YOU CAN GET. THERE IS MORE TO BRING IN THIS INSUSTRY SO PLEASE DON’T OVERLOOK OUR ADVICE BUT ACT ON IT. PROMO PROMO PROMO!

  50. STEPHANIE October 21, 2011

    I think B-Rocka needs to bring that new jack swing/uptown music back again. That sound that everybody was rocking to way back in the 90’s. First Teddy Riley was bring that New Jack Swing music with BBD and GUY, then Diddy came with Mary J Blige & Total, and then Rodney Jerkins was bringing Brandy with that flavor. B-Rocka was up there with SWV, SHAI, SILK, BOYZ 2 MEN, MONICA, AALIYAH,TONI BRAXTON, TOTAL, FAITH EVANS, MARY J BLIGE, KELLY PRICE, R KELLY and more artists from the 90’s. Yeah she was up there on that level with them. Damn I miss those days. I just hope she can bring that flavor back to us. Plus it’s all about how her team can push her product out correctly. I think with artists coming back out with new music in 2012, I think there will something to look forward to next year. We’ll just have to wait and see!

  51. C*** October 21, 2011

    who?

  52. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    nah, brandy dont need to bring back no body’s new jack swing… there are too many artists trying to recreate the past or mesh it with something new…. what happened to being innovative. leave that old sh*it in the past. its been done before… 2 many time by 2 many people

  53. beyhives October 21, 2011

    @c*** your username says it all so imma have to leave it like that…smh
    @poproyalty never so never so imma have to leave it like that. do you know how rihanna started performing in lil clubs in barbados???smh
    brandy need to promote herself well album wise. due to been of for awhile you must start from scratch all over again otherwise all the fans will disappeared.
    image wise I agree with @brockahstan, bran need to bring back that braids cuz it makes her look so young and lovely like before. i hope bran and her team are reading this to implement it for her benefit.

  54. The-Truth October 21, 2011

    I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH BUT TO SAY IT AGAIN BRANDY PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM FRANK GATSON, HE ONLY MAKES OTHER ARTIST LOOK LIKE THEIR TRYING TO BE A CERTAIN SOMEONE ELSE, INSTEAD OF BRINGING OUT YOUR OWN SIGNATURE STYLE OF CHOREOGRAPHY.

  55. MsHonay October 21, 2011

    Don’t know exactly what she should do musically at this point because nobody is really selling like they use to these days. I love her music, own every cd she ever put out. Hmm… I think if she would make an R&B album add a “swig” of pop to a couple of the songs 2 at the most, Some hip hop sprinkled throughout (Brand NU), a ballad or two , and a few features all without losing her signature sound she will do well.
    Also, she needs to revamp her style and hire a NEW stylist . B dresses way to old for her age. I know she’s a mother and probably dont want to come off being trashy but… them jackets, turtle necks and grandma outfits should be left for much older artist. No Leotards, already been done!!
    Lastly , I personally think she really, really needs to gain a few pounds somewhere in between 5 and 10. I don’t think its appealing that the bones in her chest can be seen. I think she looks better with a little meat on her bones (Moesha days). I think the men out there would appreciate a curve or two. Although it should ‘nt, it makes a definite difference.

  56. B**** PLEASE October 21, 2011

    I’ve always said braids suits Bran far better that lacefront cuz that her signature and it can’t be taken away from her.
    Brandy start promoting and getting the #starz involve in the making of this delicious lp..lol
    Brandy should stay away from all those SAD and BORING songs that doesn’t appeal to the masses but club banger or something uptempo like howhigh. Brandy must never sleep on this album no matter how many offers she gets on TV but to tour, release singles and get up on everyones faces cuz you’ve done it before and nothing stopping you from doing it again but YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Everybody follow our girl Bran @4everBrandy

  57. MONICABRANDYSTAN October 21, 2011

    FIRST OF BRANDY MUST BRING BACK BRAIDS.
    SECOND BRANDY NEED TO PUT ON SOME STONES..LOL
    THIRD BRANDY MUST PROMOTE FROM NOW PERFORMING IN EVERY LIL CLUBS TO BUY SOME AIR TIME TILL THE MAJOR PROMO FOR THE RELEASE OF THE LP.
    BRANDY MUST DO HAPPY AND FUN SONGS LIKE LOVE MAKING AND S*** BUT AVOID SO FUNERAL SONGS CUZ THAT WILL NEVER GONNA GET ANY WHERE.
    PLEASE BRANDY I HOPE YOUR READYING THIS CUZ IT MEANS A LOT TO ME FOR YOU TO BE OUT THERE AGAIN. *TEARS*

  58. junior seven October 21, 2011

    FIRST SHE BETTER STOP ACT LIKE A SOCIALISTE

    SECOND FIND NEW PRODUCER….GO AWAY FROW DARKCHILD PLEASE

    DO SOME APPARITION TO BIG EVENT LIKE…GRAMMY,AMA, etc…not some stupid pertiss event

    CHANGE YOUR LOOK

    GO TO ELECTRO DANCE.FOR THE FIRST SINGLE,it will generate buzz….THEN A POWER BALLAD FOR THE SECOND SINGLE

    CALL MELINA OR COLLIN TILLEY AS DIRECTOR…BUT DONT GO TO GAGA WORLD …I BEG YOU

    RELEASE AROUND APRIL-MAY…CHOOSE THE RIGHT WEEK…..PLEASE NO PUSHED BACK

    PERFORM ON BIG EVENT. OR TV SHOW…BET AWARDS,jimmy fallon, today show,american idol,

  59. junior seven October 21, 2011

    THIS ALBUM WILL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE….BECAUSE YOUR CARREER WILL NOT SURVIVE AFTER ANOTHER FLOP!!!!!!YOU BETTER WORK

  60. junior seven October 21, 2011

    FIRED YOU MOM,she is not the right manager for you…….CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE

  61. junior seven October 21, 2011

    HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH KELLY…SHE CAN HELP YOU

  62. brandy fan from uk October 21, 2011

    Brandy the last time you came to UK at the indigo I thought I was the only that was going to see you so was so surprice and pleased to see tones of people mostly whites queing to see our girl. If you don’t tour much you will defo loose all these #starz abroad which is acutally killing me cuz you have so much to give us which we havent seen yet. Brandy you should also do album signing in all the major cities ie LA, NYC, MIAMI and ATL cuz that can also pull more album sales. Brandy I swear there are at least 100,000 #starz in every country in the world so don’t let them disappear for good.
    TGJS thank you so much for raising this topic and please make sure Brandy get wind of what the majority of us that are ever ready to support her are talking about. God bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. SLW1 October 21, 2011

    I wouldnt chose 11 previous released songs of any genre because the goal is to create something new for the listening ear….what i will say is that brandy voice is sooo dynamic, ground-breaking, soul, and powerful she just simply needs music that showcases her vocals to the fullest of her abilities…..I wouldnt write off the old producers because they are legendary for a reason…I would just give new producers more a chance with this album….she also needs some type of up tempo records as well cause everybody wants to dance and brandy can pull it off….(see Drumlife Full Moon Afrodisiac)…i also believe that she should heavily promote this album…shes on a series of TV shows and gearing up for a movie so releasing an album and doing the following would only be beneficial to her career…release the documentary showcasing the personal side and the business side of brandy…since oprah is gone…do a barbara walter/diane sawyer interview, appearance on The View, Good Morning America, performance on the major award shows a mini tour leading up to the album…. then a big tour after the album is released….also once a date is given stick with it and dont release a single 5 months prior to the album…if its not ready dont rush it but dont take forever either….i personally believe that when albums get pushed back thats when the hype and anticipation for the album dies (see..Ciara Fantasy Ride & Basic Instinct) Her visual should really aid in bringing the song to life as well….and the last thing i would add would be to give brandy a big budget as far as the album is concerned….meaning she is a legend in the industry so she shouldnt be short changed…this album needs more depth in tracks 15-18 songs should be placed on the album….brandy and her team need to remind America of why we fell in love with her 17 yrs ago…following this plan i believe will really put brandy back where she wants, needs, and deserves to be

  64. Lenny October 21, 2011

    I think something like Afrodisiac album would be perfect for Brandy. She don’t need to be like somebody else because she’s unique.

  65. kwame October 21, 2011

    @juniorseven she isn’t managed by her mother anymore but Frank. Also how can Kelly help her??? #justcurioustoknow

    Brandy must perform in major awards shows cuz all about promotion promotion and promotion.

  66. beyonce October 21, 2011

    I AGREE SOME NEW PRODUCERS SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN AN CHANCE TO SHOWCASE SOMETHING NEW OTHERWISE IT WILL REMAIN THE SAME AND NO CREATIVITY. BRANDY SHOULD NEVER NEVER PUSH BACK THE ALBUM RELEASE DATE AS THAT BRINGS BAD LUCK. YOU SHOULD ROCK THOSE BRAIDS CUZ YOU’RE THE REASON WHY I USED TO ROCK MINE BACK IN THE DAYS..LOL
    ALBUM PACKAGING IS ALSO IMPORTANT, DVD AND UP TO 18 SONGS WILL DO THE TRICK. THIS IS CUZ MOST OF YOUR UNRELEASED COULD HAVE EASILY MADE A HIT WITHOUT EVEN TRYING SO 18 IS EVEN NOTHING!!
    BRANDY WE KNOW YOU CAN DO IT SO PLEASE DON’T CHICKEN OUT ON US BUT PROMOTE YOURSELF TO THE BRIM NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKE. TOUR TOUR TOUR AND PROMOTE FROM NOW TILL THE RELEASE AND SO ON. I LOVE YOU AND I KNOW FOR SURE THAT YOU CAN DO IT.

  67. Bran Star October 21, 2011

    SMH…this post is interesting and sad at the same time…It shows that there’s still an interest and buzz going on with Brandy’s music career, which is good. As a fan, I don’t mean to offend anyone with this, but it seems like a LOT of you aren’t even familiar with Brandy MUSICALLY. All of you saying she needs to be more creative with her music by exploring other genres couldn’t be any more wrong! Comments like that just prove that you aren’t familiar with Brandy’s musical catalog at ALL. None of Brandy’s albums sound the same. Line them up in order and it’s a completely different voice, style of vocals, and musical sound. She’s one of the most experiemental and versatile singers in R&B today, and she still stays true to her roots in the process of doing that. Most of you probably haven’t even followed Brandy since the Moesha days…And haven’t bought a Brandy albums since Never Say Never, or Full Moon….So I wouldn’t expect people like to know how she’s been handled in the past decade…

    That being said, the music is NEVER the problem with Brandy…She hasn’t made a bad album yet…All of her albums, despite sales or chart success are creative and inspired in some way…I’ve always thought that Brandy has been a casualty of bad business decisions and promotion, which is why a LOT of you don’t know about her past two or three albums. She got pregnant early during Full Moon, couldn’t promote it fully, lack of singles. She was in competition with her label during the Afrodisiac era, trying to get collabs and singles, but they din’t belive in her, so she left Atlantic. Human was just not promoted well. Last minute performances, lack of singles, vidoes, direction of the promotion, etc…That’s all in the past….

    Brandy is in a much better place now…She on a new label…She’s been to Africa TWICE in the past two months and has performed over there…She’s expanding her fanbase…Brandy’s acting career has been revived and she has a string of MORE acting projects coming in the future…All of this is GREAT exposure for Brandy because she’s being viewed by different demographics with her acting roles…Hopefully this will translate in a response in her music…

    As far as her music, you just can’t give Brandy hand-me-downs and leftovers from other artists….What Brandy is given has to complement her voice….Her voice needs to be heard above all other techno hard beats people with throw at her…The fans and majority of the general public just want to hear her SANG. She’s been in this game for over 17 years…COME ON 17 YEARS! Brandy has her own distinct musical style and sound that sets her apart from everyone else…As far as that’s concerned, she should release music that she’s feels good about and that she’s confident in…I believe in her.

  68. junior seven October 21, 2011

    omg FRANK….THAT MEAN FLOP AGAIN……

  69. MH October 21, 2011

    1. Aaliyah – More Than A Woman
    2. Melanie Fiona – 4 AM
    3. Mary J. Blige – Deep Inside
    4. Lauryn Hill – I Used To Love Him
    5. Jill Scott – Rolling Hills
    6. Aaliyah – Rock The Boat
    7. Janet Jackson – Come Back To Me
    8. Beyonce – Dance For You
    9. Fantasia – Move On Me
    10. Destiny’s Child – Free
    11. Beyonce – Party

    I would really love to hear a smooth and somewhat low key type album from Brandy, something that everyone can vibe and relate to. Fu

  70. A October 21, 2011

    Great Post!!!

    First of all, I wanna say that Im 100% sure this album will put her on Top again.

    If we look at all the things her new label/team are doing for her lately, we’ll have an idea of how BIG the new era will be.

    Some Tv shows already confirmed and aired:

    Drop Dead Diva
    90210
    The Game

    and that just Before the album…. so be ready for all the tv proyects and movies she will get After the album.

    And back on topic…..

    If I worked on her team/label, Ill push for:

    + a HOT Urban single, of course an uptempo. A Hot beat with crazy vocals, showing ALL her potential as an artist/singer.

    + An EPIC video. A complex video, with a great concept, and a good budget, a storyline, many sets, looks, extras and all. Her best video to date

    + Some high fashion photoshoots here and there (magazines, album bokklet….)

    + Great promo: the best late night shows, some awards/events, young shows, and a few morning talk shows.

    + Some feattures on her album: one rapper, one hot female, and a hot male too. 3 would be enough, and of course, to release one of them as a single (second, or third single)

    If her label get All of that, she will easily be on Top again.

  71. Brandy will ALWAYS be a global superstar! October 21, 2011

    Brandy needs to go back to her roots of TRUE R&B. Afrodisiac and Human were clearly not her best work. If her next album is NEVER SAY NEVER + FULL MOON on STEROIDS (with the passion, hunger, and drive from the debut album BRANDY) , she will be snatching wigs & weaves left and right. Bran needs to remember people love her for her VOICE, you don’t have to dance around or do reality shows …. Just SING! People tend to forget Brandy has done so much from starring in her own sitcom for 6 years to Covergirl to endless endorsement deals t having multiple BARBIE dolls. If she gains back her confidence she once had prior “the accident” and just places her frustration, pain, and soul into her music … she will be # 1 again.

  72. mobwife (takin’ heads) October 21, 2011

    1. Angel in Disguise (one of my favorites by Brandy)
    2. Street Symphony by Monica
    3. Love On Top by Beyonce
    4. No Air (Duet Love track) by Jordan Sparks & Chris Brown
    5. Motivation (Duet S*** Track) by Kelly Rowland and Wayne
    6. Full Moon
    7. Break the Ice by Britney Spears
    8. Fallin by Mya
    9. My Love Is Like Wooo by Mya
    10. My All by Mariah
    11. I Will Always Love You by Whit-Whit

    ***NO MJB or KEYISHA COLE whining…..oh wooo is me tracks please!!

  73. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 21, 2011

    I’m not going to list any songs that I think she should do..wouldnt be fair to her..

    all I want from her is a good solid r&b album..i dont want to hear any generic crap.. I dont want to hear something Ive heard before…

    i dont want her to try to compete with anybody….

    her label needs to focu s on the real singers like Brandy…..I hope this time around she gets all the promotions her talented self really needs..

  74. STEPHANIE October 21, 2011

    @millhouse I guess you don’t what real music is, nuff said!

  75. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 21, 2011

    I have a strong feeling that alot of people who made comments on here doesnt even know what REAL talent or REAL music is..

    if u listen to all of Brandys albums none of them are the same beats or the same lyricks…her voice is amazing , she can sing anything..and she has..

    what does her changing her look have to do with TALENT…

    the only thing brandy needs is to hire rodney back, and make sure her label promoe the hell out of her beautiful voice

  76. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 21, 2011

    she doesnt need to hire a hot producer of the moment…f*** that..i dont want her to try to compete with these fake ass wanna be singers..

    these new producers all they care about is getting a hit song..so they will put out anything, even if if sound like s***..and the masses fall for it..

    she needs to get timbaland, and rodney…f*** all these new producers…

    hell even neyo…but make sure she works with rodney too

  77. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    @stephanie… obviously real music to you is a bunch of slow ass R&b songs…. If Brandy takes my advice she will be right up there with Bey and Rih. Clearly the so called real music she is making isnt cutting it. The things I said earlier are all the things she needs to do to make it back to the top… If she wants to make so called real music then fine, but i dont wana hear sh*it when that album flops…

    and she dont need to work with old producers even if they are legends. these people have exhausted their creative ideas… you wana know why music is so whack these days… look at the producer and writing credits of the songs on the radio. a lot of it is made by these so called legends, and they givin us whack sh*it…. ex… the dream, rodney jerkins, JD… they work with so many artists that they begin giving the same sound to every artist and its getting redundant.

  78. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    EVERYONE know brandy is talented. but to sell albums you need more then that! if her music was soooooo good, it would be flying off the shelf, her look and sound r wrong…. If I were her A&R these are the things i would tell her to do to have her big comeback…. if she wants a mediocre career then should just continue doing what she is doing….

    I THINK EVERYONE POSTING IS A BRANDY FAN WE’RE JUST SIMPLY STATING WHAT SHE COULD DO TO HELP BRING HER BACK ON TOP BECAUSE CLEARLY HER AND HER TEAM ARE NOT DOING SOMETHING RIGHT

  79. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    @RatedXX

    you must work for Rodney Jerkins cuz ur delusional… Rodney WAS HOT for a while but no his sound is generic and washed up. and he tried Brandy when he was producing for her and gave her whack sh*it… Even Brandy said it herself when she confronted him on her VH1 show. He didnt put his all into her project and he was focused on other artists… I think it was that Human album… Rodney go sit ur fat skinny *ass down… He is still trying to recreate the great s*** he did in the past but its time for something new not old… and dont use known writers like frank ocean and ester dean, i like them but they are being used up as we speak… the industry floods these writers with people to write for until they have no fresh ideas left. right now they are writing songs for every artist out which means all these aretists will sound the same and it will get played out fast…

    Brandy get new writers and producers i dont care how comfortable you are with the people u worked with previously, or if they are your friend or if you have chemistry. u need to make chemistry with some new people

  80. Dark Black October 21, 2011

    1. Bout A Thang (Tonex)
    2. All For You (Janet)
    3. Suga Mama (Beyonce)
    4. Seniorita (Justin Timberlake)
    5. Prototype (Andre 3000)
    6. Make Me Over (Keyshia Cole)
    7. Butterflies (Michael Jackson)
    8. Hide & Seek (Imogen Heap)
    9. I Get Lonely (Janet)
    10. Earth (Meshell Ndegeocello)
    11. Like Someone In Love (Bjork)
    12. Love You Down (Meshell Ndegeocello)

  81. Orville October 21, 2011

    I agree with the other posters Brandy NEEDS a new sound I sincerely hope Rodney Jerkins is NOT on this album! The sound for Brandy’s last CD Human sounded so dated like it was an early 2000s album. Brandy needs to stay up with the times and work with the new hot producers!!! She needs to STOP recycling her old song and she’s NEEDS a hit song.

  82. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 21, 2011

    @MILLHOUSE
    I’m delusional because I stated my opinions? I dont see how it affects u personally boo..u sound pressed coming at somebody personally that never even acknowledge ur presence…

    honey at the end of the day my opinions are the only thing that mathers..if u dont like them u can kiss my ass..

    basic people gets on my nerves…theres a way to come at people..the name calling makes u sound basic as hell….

  83. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 21, 2011

    like I stated earlier

    Brandy doesnt need all these new hot producers..she needs kiss and make up with rodney..

    mariah also had a fall out with jermaine d..and they are back in the studio..

    after she realized hiring all these new producers wasnt doing s*** for her..

    Human didnt flop because of rodney it flop because of the lack of promotions..

  84. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 21, 2011

    my thing is, Brandy already has all the Talent she needs..changing her looks and hiring these new producers who only care about a hit single, is not a good look

    thats why real talent is not selling anymore, people only want to listen to whats hot now..

  85. MoGorgeous October 21, 2011

    1. Beyonce – Save the Hero
    2. Jazmine Sullivan – Dream Big
    3. Joi Campbell – Love Story
    4. Rihanna – Skin
    5. Kelly Rowland – Keep it Between Us
    6. Jill Scott – Boom
    7. Brandy – Torn Down
    8. Brandy – Something’s Missing
    9. Brandy – Shattered Heart
    10. Monica – Love All Over Me
    11. Marsha Ambrousius – Hope She Cheats

    Promotion:
    Facebook Exclusive Videos and Q&A with Fans
    Nightclub Tour Pre-Album
    Arena Tour – Post Album Possibly with Another Big Name
    Bonus Tracks via Target or Walmart
    Contest to Win Cd or Lunch with Brandy
    TV Commercials on BET, MTV, VH1, TV ONE, Centric, VH1 Soul

  86. junior seven October 21, 2011

    NO DARKCHILD aka RODNEY JERKINS AGAIN…..

  87. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 21, 2011

    1) Aaliyah- One In A Million 🙂
    2) Aaliyah-The One I Gave My Heart To 😉
    3) Aaliyah- If Your Girl Only Knew 😉
    4) Aaliyah- Try Again 😉
    5) Aaliyah- More Than A Woman 🙂
    6) Beyonce- Love On Top
    7) Brandy- I Tried
    8) Mariah Carey- Breakdown
    9) Alicia Keys- Unthinkable
    10) Mariah Carey- We Belong Together 😉
    11) Kelly Rowland- Motivation 🙂

    Well We All Know Aaliyah Was Before Her Time Music Wise 🙂 And You Can Play Her Music Today & It Would Sound Like It Came Out Yesterday 😉 ! Sound Like Mariah’s Comeback Back In 05, I Would Like Missy, Tim, Swizz And Others Writing & Making Beats Also No Gimmick Features Like Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Big Sean And Etc.

  88. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    @ratedxxx ur proly a dark skinned bitter fat bit*ch. if u want everyone to agree with u then maybe u shud start ur own blog. u delusional bi*tch

  89. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    o sh*it i just described rodney jerkins lol

  90. BRANDYALLDAWAY October 21, 2011

    First of all the album should sound like

    1 Brandy: First in Love
    2 Brandy Porcelin Doll
    3 Brandy: Whos the Loser Now
    4 Joe Jonas: Lighthouse
    5 Brandy How High
    5 Omarion: Forget our Love
    6 Brandy: Drum LIfe
    7 Brandy Sweet Nothings
    8 Frank Ocean: Swim Good
    9 Kevin Mccall: Goodbye ( DOPE)
    10 Beyonce: End of Time
    11 Beyonce: Single Ladies
    12 Alicia Keys: Unthinkable
    13 Brandy: Angel In Diguise
    14: Brandy: It was Fire and The Rain Came
    15: Brandy: Make Believe
    16: Brandy: Open
    17: Brandy: Never say NEVer

    I Could go On…

    BUT I want brandy to get those DANCING HEELS ON, WORK those s*** hips, give the SWAGG like only SHE CAN, and OWN the stage. MAybe she should work with Laurieanne Gibson/ Frank Gatson.. he wanted to work with her before..

    SHes currently working with Bangladesh and Sean Garrett, Chris and Frank OCean will cook up some DOPE s*** for her as well.

  91. Jake T October 21, 2011

    Brandy should NOT look at the other artists out there to inspire her upcoming project. She should develop her music based on her artistry, her vision, her hearts emotions.

    There is one thing that Brandy has that trumps most artists our there. Her voice on its own is an instrument. She should develop this gift to create music with harmonies that take people on a journey. She realized this on Full Moon and Afrodisiac, and on some tracks off Human. She should continue.

    She shouldn’t be afraid to venture out there and find new producers. That way she’ll avoid that redundant sound out there, and also avoid the big egos in the industry.

    And lastly, she should not focus entirely on an “R&B” sound. She will definitely lose out on reaching a fan base that is ready for her comeback. Infusing elements of pop, hip hop, and even some dance/techno will make this album a commercial success.

  92. Jake T October 21, 2011

    There is something else that brandy does so well, that she should definitely do on this album, at least for a few tracks. The melancholic, sad beats/harmonies. Like “Finally”, “Tomorrow” and “Focus”. That is her signature sound, no one can recreate this.

  93. Mely B October 21, 2011

    OK – this is fun because I have been a Brandy fan since she debuted.

    RE her promotion: she needs a catchy uptempo “buzz single” that has r&b + pop appeal. Her team needs to try to push the song for commercial use so that people hear it enough to make it recognizable (like how Beyonce’s COUNTDOWN has been used to promote a channel’s lineup).

    **Brandy got a profile boost by appearing on DWTS but the negative press she’s gotten from the “spiritual union”, clowning by the baby daddy & that car accident will be difficult to overcome. The reality show was a good look for her but many people (me included) were so turned off by Ray J that I stopped tuning in. I would do another reality show more along the lines of Monica’s – show Brandy in the studio: writing songs, arranging her vocals, playing the piano, etc. Show people how talented she is and make former fans remember why they fell in love with her.

    RE marketing her: I’m not sure how strong a fan base she has in the UK but I would promote her there to test the waters. As for Amerikka, right now there’s not a lot of love for Black women singing r&b but I would still push for tv appearances on every talk show that’ll allow her to perform as well as be interviewed.

    RE month to release: May 2012 or June 2012 could work out depending upon other releases. Look @ Jill Scott’s ability to get a #1 album this summer!!

    RE song idea direction, I tried to mix it up:

    PAINT ME OVER – AMERIE ( heartfelt lyrical ballad)
    SADIDDY – BRANDY (uptempo track from Afrodisiac)
    BITTERSWEET – FANTASIA (smoking melodic mid tempo)
    NO ONE GONNA LOVE YOU – JHUD (melodic mid tempo yet danceable track)
    UNTHINKABLE – AKEYS (smoking ballad)
    HANDS TIED – TONI BRAXTON (mid tempo)
    SWAG BACK – AMERIE
    ACAPELLA – KELIS (pulsating disco-ish dance track)
    THE BOY IS MINE – BRAN & MONICA (it worked before)
    HOLDING YOU DOWN – JAZMINE SULLIVAN (get a hot retro track from Missy & work it)
    SO IMPOSSIBLE – KEYSHIA COLE (smoking ballad)

  94. BrandyNMonicaStan October 21, 2011

    First off ya’ll need to check out Brandy in the studio with Sean Garrett on his USTREAM. Brandy just needs to be Brandy and she’ll be great! Everyone that claims they are a fan or a star need to step it up and put Bran Bran back on the top #VOCALBIBLE!!! 4 LIFE

  95. Betty October 21, 2011

    But what i’m afraid of is her promotion and the fact we all know she can sing her ass off but what about how the public accept her again! I know i’m down with her but we all know it ain’t about singing anymore! Look t all the people who had great Cd’s and didn’t sell! I just don’t know about these times now but i do agree with THE TRUTH and MILLHOUSE! It’s just so different now in this industry! A lot of no talent people is making it big!

  96. Betty October 21, 2011

    I would luv for her too do a music special like story teller or something on Bet! I think that’s the only way too get everybody back in her life and keep RayJ and the money team away!

  97. Betty October 21, 2011

    But it all goes back too what people are into these day’s! She got a lot too do! We all on here want R&B but it’s going too take a lot!

  98. RIRISTAN October 21, 2011

    brnady will so well no matter what just buy the album when it come out and stop yakking!

  99. newlook October 21, 2011

    BRANDY SURE NEED THE NEW LOOK THOUGH AND BRING BACK THAT DAMN CLASSIC BRAIDS TO TOP IT OFF. I LOVE THIS WOMAN.

  100. HUMAN October 21, 2011

    I’m praying for you Bran so never stop till its all over. Remember Never Say Never!!!

  101. Bran Star October 21, 2011

    @Millhouse Why does Brandy have to look at what Bey and Rih are doing to be on “Top”? Mind you, they are both successful but Brandy has been around far too long to be following the trends of today’s current pop stars just to get some success and win over fickle, disloyal fans like you. And I don’t mean to offend you saying that, but you come off as a bandwagon ship jumper, who left Brandy in favor of Rihanna and Beyonce because they’re more popular/successful than Brandy is now. But I guess you didn’t forget Brandy because you have a LOT to say about her, and what YOU think she should do just to be on top. Why can’t Brandy just be on top of her game? Be content with that. Let Brandy be the best Brandy she can be. We don’t need her trying to be Bey, Rih, Monica, etc…

    @RatedXX I’m actually against her working with Rodney because look what happened with Human. BOTH Brandy and Darkchild have expressed their displeasure with that project. If you want that hot-chemistry between Brandy and Darkchild, you have Never Say Never and Full Moon for that. He produced the bulk of those albums. We don’t need Brandy taking steps back by trying to re-create OLD albums. I’m here for new, fresh-sounding music and vocals, not dated material. Besides, Darkchild is very controlling and selfish when it comes to working with Brandy. I don’t want the album to sound bland, or repetitive with his work all over it. I don’t think you know this but he said that the ONLY way he’d be able to work with Brandy would be if he produced the WHOLE album, which means no other producers would have any place on the album. And that’s because as a producer with history with Brandy, he feels like he has this unwritten right to her music….And that’s a no-no…She’s working with him, but not on a whole album…until he cleans up his act, No to Darkchild. Sorry.

  102. Lionel October 21, 2011

    I hope Brandy will work with the neptunes!!! Other than that, I trust her to make the best of anything she´ll get offered.

  103. Ralph_Seagrams October 21, 2011

    The perfect Brandy album would be

    1)Ass on the floor- Dirty Money
    2)Hate that you love me- Dirty Money
    3) Me Myself & Y- Dawn
    4) Fireworks- Drake
    5)Drink my Pain away- Stacey Barthe
    6) Firebomb- Rihanna
    7) All of the Lights- Kanye
    8)Meet me halfway- Black eye peas
    9)I Gotta Feeling- Black eye peas
    10) Saltelites- Beyonce
    11) Wait to they see you smile-Alicia Keys
    12)Sinking Friendship- Jonsi

    Its really important that Brandy use Fashion as a way to gain some relevancy. Because of her exotic features she could channel models like Chanel Iman & Jordan Dunn. She needs to build relationships with designer like Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, & Donna Karen. She could make herself relevant through fasion alone. Her first video MUST be nothing short of Epic. The album cover must be Epic. She shouldn’t skimp on the budget for eighter one.

  104. Gregory Thomas October 21, 2011

    I would do it like this…. Brandy has been gone for a long time . Her fans are anticipating on this album . I say go hard on promotion . Radio, commercials, videos, the works . One thing I can say bout beyonce is that she take chances . She forces the music on her fans . Brandy needs to get alot of radio play . She can sing and promote on talk shows, and late shows . Im really hoping for a concert after her album reaches it’s top sales . Come on work Brandy . She got go hard, and her team has to go hard . And the fans should call in to request her single on the radio . Lets do it .

  105. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    @bran star. Im comparing her to bey and Rih because those are the only two black girls out right now that can go out and headline a world wide tour… Im sorry but Brandy has been in the game how long and has only been on 2 tours? No wonder her fan base wasnt strong enough to keep her on top. I understand she had a show and a couple of movies and a daughter but im sorry she has let too much time pass by just sitting around doing nothing….

    Im not asking her to slap on a blonde wig or start windin her waist, or even make the same music as them. but if she was to compete with girls who are on top now, she is going have to dress the part… Which is more high fashion, better clothes, newer shoes, better wigs, or go back to the Duke braids…… I want to see Brandy looking glamorous always! Just look up her 160 GRAMS photo shoot… That is how Brandy needs to come out looking… THose pix have “Star” written all over them…. but the pic at the top of this post says “Boooooring”… Clothes and appearance play a big role in an artist’s success these days so lets not act like it doesnt. and sometime her stylist has her looking a mess

  106. sentfromupabove October 21, 2011

    my tracklist would look something like this
    1. Intro(epic sounding intro with signature vocal runs)
    2. the first single(Full Moon vibe with a sick beat(danja style) and with some crossover appeal)
    3. another beat driven track(severe urban vibe and angry lyrics) with an appearance from Bran’Nu
    4. something urban sounding(sweetheart/mariah carey)
    5. emotional interlude(mood change)
    6. heartfelt slow number(make believe)
    7. love song (i love you/faith evans)
    8. classic brandy track(full moon vibe with all the vocal massiveness/layers(love wouldn’t count me out))
    9. dark track(timbaland production(last hangover/keyshia cole))
    10. emancipating interlude
    11. party track(it’s like that/mariah carey)
    12. something completely original and futuristic sounding(surprise me Brandy)
    13. classic cover of an older song(that’s the way love goes/janet jackson)
    14. Phoenix from the ashes outro

  107. MILLHOUSE October 21, 2011

    Lets give a round of applause for getting Brandy over 100 comments on this post… The only people who get numbers like these are artists we care about… So as you can see people are still interested so now Brandy its up to you to keep us interested

  108. Miss Shady October 21, 2011

    Vocal Bible? Brandy? Sam gorl..ch

    Hasn’t she flopped the last two times. Sis why try again? Not here for another attempt at relevancy from this flop.

  109. Ashley October 21, 2011

    Honestly I am excited for Brandy’s new album to come out next year so I can’t wait to hear how it sounds and I hope it will be just as hot as all of her past albums because each year whenever I had her work I heard a lot of growth and maturity so Bran Bran don’t let us down sweetheart.

  110. Bran Star October 21, 2011

    @Millhouse 1st of all, that photo of Brandy in this post wasn’t for some high-profile photo shoot…If I’m not mistaken, that’s the single cover for the single “Talk About Our Love”. That being said, I know the music industry isn’t the same as it was during Brandy’s golden years. It’s not about having talent anymore, because that can only get you so far. Now, the talent has to be packaged in something that people are interested in buying and or paying attention to. I can agree that Brandy should play up her more exotic feautures. Trying to dress up as a conventional pretty girl won’t work. She’s got a lot to work with, and she can look better than ever if her feautures are brought out in the right way. It’s been done before. Me personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing the braids again. It would remind older fans of her “I Wanna Be Down” days.

    As far as the touring and assumption that she’s not “doing anything” I completely DISAGREE there. A lot of the downfalls in Brandy’s career have been the result of a lack of support or promotion and bad business decisions. Full Moon era, she got pregnant with Sy’Rai and she really couldn’t tour or promote the album as her pregnancy got further along. After that, Brandy was in conflict with her label over the direction of Afrodisiac. Talk About Our Love wasn’t even supposed to be the lead single from that album. If you read Brandy’s interview on Vibe.com, you’d see that Afrodisiac was halfway done in recording before Kanye came to the project. She felt that T.A.O.L. was a good song, but not as the 1st single.

    Also, Who Is She 2 U? was’t supposed to be the 3rd single, Brandy wanted it to be “I Tried” and she wanted it to have a video as well, but the label told her NO, and Who Is She 2 U was picked in favor of it. Brandy was supposed to duet with Usher on “Who Is She 2 U?” and was going to be on tour with Usher during his confessions era, but she was replaced by Kanye West. Brandy could’ve also dueted with Usher on “My Boo” but she was relpaced in favor of Alicia Keys. All of these things Brandy wanted to be a part of, but she was fighting against her label in the process of doing these things. It seems like Atlantic Records lost faith in Brandy after she had the baby….That and the people that were with Brandy from the start of her career at Atlantic were gone, so she felt that the people there didn’t know what to do with her, which is why she left.

    Epic Records and Human…Now Epic Records was going through some staff and structure changes while Brandy was there…Inititally the president who was there when Brandy was signed wanted Brandy to have all the promo she needed for that era, but that plan was scrapped as soon as staff and management changes were made. Brandy has singles out during the Human era, but they didn’t get to really take off because the promo was less than favorable and very last minute. After lackluster sales for Human, Epic basically abandoned that project. Surely you can imagine that they weren’t going to fund a tour for her. Brandy did what a REAL HUSTLER would do at that time, she came out of her own pocket and got a budget together and funded a mini International Tour for herself to reconnect with her fans as well as that BET Special.

    To conclude what I’m saying, the music is NEVER the issue with Brandy…all that needs to be done is to revamp her image a bit, and to PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE the hell out of the music! The public needs to hear the music, know the songs, know the words, etc…Whatever Brandy does, even more important is that the Label MUST be behind her 200%, they have to support her and believe in her. Everyone asking her to make these Halloween exotic Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry videos need to sit down somewhere…Brandy’s never been a “Epic music video” kind of artist…With a distinct sound and vocal style all her own, her songs should be able to stand alone without the aid of a music video. They should only be used as a supplement to the songs. All they have to do is get the music out there, constantly promote it, and have Brandy busy, making steady constant appearances/exposure etc…

  111. Bran Star October 21, 2011

    @Miss Shady Umm, come again??

    All but one of Brandy’s albums are RIAA certified…Top 40 singles from BOTH, the previous of the two which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Where’s the 2nd flop?

  112. truthis October 21, 2011

    100 comments from her fans…yeah!!!! gurl bye, everybody gets comments on they posts.

  113. V October 21, 2011

    Brandy is THE QUEEN!!!! Im soo ready for this new album! LONG Overdue, I think she should have the perfect mixture of up-beat and slow songs on the album, deep lyrical content with niice beats! Upgrade your sound and also add elements of your past work! UGH Im sooo excited!

  114. credits October 21, 2011

    Brandy- Who’s the loser now (produced by timbaland)
    Brandy- Perfect Love
    Brandy- Chinese Home (produced by timbaland)
    Brandy-Drum Life (produced by timbaland)
    Brandy-Gonna find my love
    Brandy- How high
    Brandy- Make believe
    Brandy- I don’t care
    Brandy-Life guard
    Brandy- Silent Night
    Brandy- Right here ft. Ne-yo

    …….2 or 3 more up tempo’s and BAM!!!! we have a hit album! Songs like these are perfect! Brandy makes brandy music, when she sings something you can’t imagine any other artist doing it. She has some serious chemistry with timbaland so he better be on it.

  115. Ci’Yonce October 21, 2011

    Okay FAGGZ I SEE YOU bum CRUSTY DELUDED SIMPLE-MINDED IMBECILES are coming for B-ROCKA on her post. CLEARLY and FORE-MOSTLY Brandy doesn’t need the gimmicks or the extra OVER THE TOP s*** to get the public interested in her. I love to see Brandy stans/fans support our girl. That shows REAL SUPPORTIVE fans know what they WANT from their fav. Brandy’s music is TIMELESS and you LESSORS who are PRESSED will #DEAL. I hope this project gets Brandy back on top where she left her MARK STAMPED in the music industry. She just gotta stay focused and keep it 200% all the way. I feel she will make a SUCCESSFUL era. And NO I wouldn’t say it a COMEBACK because she’s been through s*** the past couple of years. I feel this new album will set her to the PEDASTAL. GO B-ROCKA!!!!!=)

  116. QUEENb4LYFE October 21, 2011

    Brandy should make music that fits her sound (so of course R&B. she is lyrical in her raps but should let that be a hobby not a career)

    The ultimate sound i would love to hear in this next album is a mixture of AFRODISIAC (the song) and NEVER SAY NEVER. An album that is urban R&B but also mainstream (in the sense that not just those from the urban community will listen to it) is key $$$. Similar to beyonce, i would love to hear some 90s tunes on this new album.

    Lastly, I think Brandy should start to express her womanhood/sexuality more. Not saying do a 360 like Kelly Rowland and try to be the sexiest woman on the planet, but people are not buying the “innocent” look (that was seen in the “long distance” video). Rooting for you Bran Bran!

  117. Ci’Yonce October 21, 2011

    @QUEENB4LYFE

    I agree with everything you said except the sexuality part. I feel Brandy is already comfortable in her own skin and for you to go that route wouldn’t be a wise choice as far as appealing to her audience. I mean if you saw her music video Afrodisiac she did show some of her sexuality but it was too over the top. She has always been NATURAL about her sexuality. She doesn’t need to go to that hardcore stuff. I mean I would say give a little more RAW EDGE and GRITTER. BUT in a classy and suitable preference. However I agree with the direction of her musical style it has always had a more GRITTY DARK EDGE/SMOOTH style. If she could go back and do FULL MOON 2.0 BUT evdiently that might not happen because “Full Moon” is the only and one record that can never be replaced and it still SHITS. =) Brandy just gotta stay doing Brandy and she will be fine.=)

  118. Ci’Yonce October 21, 2011

    @QUEENB4LYFE

    Oh I meant “And for her to go that route.” It was a mis-typo. Sorry my mistake. lol!=)

  119. Ci’Yonce October 21, 2011

    Sheesh….. I need to check my spelling and sentence structure. lol! UGHHH let me clear my post up!

    @QUEENB4LYFE

    I agree with everything you said except the sexuality part. I feel Brandy is already comfortable in her own skin and for her to go that route wouldn’t be a wise choice as far as appealing to her audience. I mean if you saw her music video Afrodisiac she did show some of her sexuality but it wasn’t too over the top. She has always been NATURAL about her sexuality. She doesn’t need to go to that hardcore stuff. I mean I would say give a little more RAW EDGE and GRITTER. BUT in a classy and suitable preference. However I agree with the direction of her musical style it has always had a more GRITTY DARK EDGE/SMOOTH style. If she could go back and do FULL MOON 2.0 BUT evdiently that might not happen because “Full Moon” is the only and one record that can never be replaced and it still SHITS. =) Brandy just gotta stay doing Brandy and she will be fine.=)

  120. KELIS October 21, 2011

    SHE NEEDS PURE HITS!
    ————————————
    BRANDY NEEDS DANCE SONGS!

    1.Britney- gimme more
    2. Rihanna –Whos that chick
    3. wyntor gordon- dirty talk
    4. kelis-bossy/4th of july
    5. Nicole sherzinger-dont hold your breath/Poison
    6. jlo-on the floor/papi
    7. Kelly Clarkson –sober
    8. lil kim- Jumpoff/no matter
    9. jennifer hudson-where you at/spotlight
    10. toni – he wasnt man enough for me
    11 Kelly Rowland-Rose colored Glasses/Lay it on me

  121. Matater October 21, 2011

    Brandy Needs Real Music 🙂

    such as 🙂

    1. Jazmine Sullivan – Love You Long Time
    2. Mariah Carey – Its Like That
    3. Monica ft. Ludacris – Still Standing
    4. Rihanna ft. Jay Z – Umbrella
    5. Kelly Rowland – Grown Ass Woman
    6. Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor
    7. Fantasia – Lucky
    8. Ciara – You Can Get It
    9. Keyshia Cole ft. Timbaland – Hangover
    10. Beyonce – Irreplaceable
    11. Keri Hilson – Make Love

  122. Matater October 21, 2011

    I’d definitely have her strengthen her voice more before releasing her first single such as a track like “Grown Ass Woman” so she can promote herself on morning and radio shows.. then come out with a video totally out of her element just to give the fans a taste of uniqueness!

  123. Hush October 22, 2011

    I’m sorry, but anyone who is on here suggesting that Brandy ought to switch over to dance/pop needs to be gonged. No one wants to hear Gaga or Rihanna coming out of Brandy. That is not who she is, or what her fans want from her. No act with a soul jumps on trends. And frankly the sound is becoming played. I also think it’s silly that so many people are coming here and rattling off a bunch of songs already recorded by others as examples of what she should be singing. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m not in favor of copycatting. If it’s already been done, it doesn’t need repeating.

    The bottom line is that Brandy needs to make a good album; one that she is 100% in favor of and comfortable with performing live. It doesn’t matter if she works with a hot producer, or a producer who has a modest resume…what needs to come out of it is good music, first and foremost. The promotional tactics is something that should be pondered outside of the studio. Brandy needs to make sure her team at the label and her management is confident, competent, decisive, thorough, can put together a good long term marketing strategy…and has has the industry clout to make sure it’s all executed to her benefit.

  124. NICK October 22, 2011

    The only thing Brandy needs to do is incorporate better music videos (dancing for the up-tempos) & perform live more!!! HER MUSIC IS AMAZING & HER VOALS ARE THE BEST, but no one ever sees her, she did NO kinda promo for HUMAN!!! I love every album, every song she has created thus far, she just needs to know which songs should be 1st, 1nd, & so forth., that will ensure her a spot back on the charts/;) LOVE U GIRL!

  125. nate October 22, 2011

    Brandy needs albums like Mary j blige the breakthrough album, keyshia Cole just like you, or take it back to her never say never days and records songs like have you ever, put that everything, or almost doesn’t count, she just needs a album you can play all the way through and she could do that with the right people, Damn I wish I was her manager, producer, or person that helped choose her music, her comeback would be great because I noticed when all of our r&b artists stay urban with that crossover appeal they do really well

  126. aaron9139 October 22, 2011

    1. Brandy – talk about our love
    2.Brandy – turn it up
    3. Beyonce- party
    4. Kelly Rowland- keep it between us
    5. Kelly rowland- heaven and earth
    6. Brandy- how i feel
    7. Brandy- sadiddy
    8. Rihanna- please don’t stop the music
    9. Brandy- camouflage
    10. Monica – love all over me
    11. Brandy- when you touch me
    12. Usher- There goes my baby
    13. Jackson 5- never can say goodbye

  127. The Real B! October 22, 2011

    ::holds hands with Bran Star and Hush::

    I don’t know how old you guys and dolls are but like said, naming these other artists whose favorite artist IS Brandy is ridiculous and laughable. They studied Brandy’s voice at NYU for it’s PERFECT pitch. Let’s cut the crap. B (the original and only in my book) knows exactly what time it is and what is at stake. Sis, is about to go ooooooff on this album. Every producer she works with says that she is a vocal genius. Brandy is an intelligent singer and most of her fans are as well. She knows where she is going in the song before she even gets there. Make NO mistake that this album will make others follow suit. She paved the way and laid the foundation for today’s artist. TRUST me! F*** an endorsement and all that which she will be getting again….but the girl will make you rewind a song twelve times in disbelief of what she does with her voice.

    Look wise…..160 grams all day. B was a doll in that feature. The posing…killing it, The fashion…killing it…the hair make-up…killing it. That pic when she is grabbing for her leg on that bench and the bottom of that hair is touching her ass. SIIIIIICK! Come on yall. I get that we are in a follow suit aka copy cat time but sis, need NO help. This Bangledesh beat and The Pen lyric and her voice……OMG!!! It’s really about to be a problem. They said she started crying in the booth because she was so humbled and hyped by the experience. Thas some hot s***!! Stacey Barthe, Frank Ocean, Timbo, Rico Love….and Timbo tweeted how he and Missy want to do a song with her and she retweeted it….come on yall. As yall like to say. Brandy Norwood is about to snatch her crown back. I really don’t have anything else to say because the proof is ALWAYS in the pudding. TBH she in some loooong as Braids would be hot again. B knows wassup.

    Follow her @4everbrandy and also follow @TeamBRocka too. They keep some good news and like to rally the #starz. RT Brandy news and support her by actually purchasing her album. I know it’s hard times and sometimes easier to just download it for free, but save a dollar a week, starting now and you can cop a few, for this new era is about to be epic. F*** the past. Find your destinies in the future.

    PS. Sam give RIhanna a break She’s making music fun and she’s a BIIIG Brandy fan.

    God Bless

  128. The Real B! October 22, 2011

    p.s. The above picture see is SIT-TING (beautiful)!!!! and Afrodisiac was, again, another example of how she paves the way (MY FAVE then FULL in a close 2nd) Recall Tim did most of that and oh how I wish “Nodding Off” made the album for it was another KNOCKER, but then Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson, Nelly F. followed suit and did the whole album Tim production thing. Who did it first and best? BRANDY!!! She floated over those beats….road the s*** outta them like NO other can do. She sings these men and women under a table on any given day, I guarantee artists are going to flock to the named producers and beg for what they are giving her. BET! If I’m wrong I will buy every poster on this thread their own copy….of Brandy of course.

  129. The Real B! October 22, 2011

    …….and Dawn is CLEARLY Brandy’s “daughter”!!!!

  130. N**** PLEASE October 22, 2011

    :LOVE MY GIRRL BRANDY !!! 🙂

    1. Monica – Everything To Me
    2. Keyhsia Cole – L.O.V.E
    3. Jazmine Sullivan – Love With Another Man
    4. Keri Hilson – Make Love
    5. Ciara – LIsten To My Song
    6. Kelly Rowland – All Of The Night.
    7. Rihanna – Take A Bow
    8. Mary J. Blige – Im Going Down
    9. Mariah Carey – Angels Cry
    10. Brandy – Have You Ever
    11. JoJo – Forever

  131. brandy biggest fan October 22, 2011

    i truly think i would like to see her do a club single like turn it up but do it as bran nu as well and maybe get kim or nikky on the track but she has to have something to slay as her first single before introducing bran nu and just have fun stop being shy and unleashed that girly lasp we all need through a lil sas to it maybe even never say never and rock the braids and through some sexyness in it

  132. MILLHOUSE October 22, 2011

    if she’s not careful Dawn will come and snatch her spot… they do have very similar tones. i would love to hear Brandy do some dirty money type songs. you know, with a hard ass beat n sh*it

  133. Keona October 22, 2011

    As far as music and sound goes Brandy never disappoints, I think Brandy should go in the studio and reinvent herself and her sound just as she has done on all 5 of her previous albums she should just go into the studio and do Brandy, which is what I believe she’s doing right now. I feel that Brandy as of now is doing her part she said herself she was going to put everything she has into making this album a classic. I believe the team that she has now is doing an excellent job at getting her back out there like she was in the 90’s. Brandy is doing her part we as fans need to step up and do our parts and support her in every way possible and when this album drops we need to go out and support Brandy and request her videos and singles And promote her as well. If Brandy does her part, her team and label do there parts and the starz/fans do our parts then everything else will fall into place #teambrandy lets gett’em

  134. Chazzarae October 22, 2011

    Branndy can make a huge comeback…
    Stay doing acting cuz thats your niche too girl…
    Lose the bad wigs please…how her hair was on DWTS was on point all the time…keep that wig!!!!
    Stick to r&b, lose Darckchild & promote promote promote!!!! A reality show about the making the album would be hot….and throw out singles like Rihanna! Two singles & quitting will not get u through…u got a new team, new label & millions of fans rooting for u B!!!! Do it as big as you can!

  135. Bran Star October 22, 2011

    @Millhouse Dawn is not replacing a thing! It’s clear that there’s an element in her sound that’s so Brandy-esque, it’s crazy! She’s clearly influenced by her. That’s what you get when you have an artist as infuential as Brandy is, she worked hard to develop a sound for herself, and people who understand music can pick up on it. Then people like Dawn try to re-create that sound, but never truly capture the true essence of it! Brandy’s sound may be imitated, but never duplicated! Believe that!

    Oh an one more thing, no more reality shows. I’m all for a documentary displaying the process of how she works in the studio.

  136. Keona October 22, 2011

    Dawn imitates Brandy DOMINATES you can copy but you can never replace the original #teambrandy

  137. B**** PLEASE October 22, 2011

    WELL YOU CAN COPY BRANDY ALL YOU CAN BUT YOU CAN NEVER EVER REPLACE HER SO MOVE ALONG. IT’S LIKE SOMEONE TRYING TO REPLACED MJ……B**** PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *WALKS OFF*

  138. The Real B! October 22, 2011

    OOOOOOK, Bran Star, Keona, and B**** Please! Dawn taking Brandy’s spot? What? HAHAHAHAHAHA! Thas a funny.

  139. BRANDYALLDAWAY October 22, 2011

    @Credits

    Thank you for reminding me of ‘Chinese- HOme. that should have been on my list as well as, Im Right Here, but without Neo..

    I like18: decisions decisions feat Neo
    19: Supreme
    20: List

  140. Jessica October 22, 2011

    Brandy should work with Missy, Timbo, Monica as her writers because Missy made a killing for Still Standing for Monica and this new album New Life!! She should try one track with Darkchild and see how it goes, if it doesn’t work out then she should leave him. Also she should ask Joe to produce a track- Angel in Disguise was produced by him on the Never Say Never album. Get Ne-Yo in a track also, Frank Ocean is alright if he did a track like I Miss You on the Beyonce album then its all good. I want R&B, not dance, everyone is doing that same ass wack beat, Brandy is a true R&B artist and she shouldn’t follow what is in right now, the stuff that is out now is garbage- R&B- pop songs, Brandy should go back to her first album and the reason we fans loved her from 1994. I’m sorry she better not go into the Rhianna route, Rhianna is not true to herself…..We need substance!!!! Brandy if your listening- STICK TO R&B, DONT GO TO THE POP ROUTE!!!!! Also do a track with Tyrese- like “The Rest Of Out Lives” THAT WAS THE TRACK!!!! Also Brandy get R.Kelly produce a track for you, that will kill the scene, trust me!!!

  141. Mister C. October 22, 2011

    I am really looking foward to this “futuristic R&B” Brandy has been talking about. I just want Brandy to be the artist that she clearly is. She has an ear for music that is unmatched in my opinion. The “Afrodisiac ” album was SO ahead of it’s time so if she can give us something along those lines with some Full Moon/Bathroom Banger vocals, I would be in heaven.

    I would like for her to stay away from doing POPPISH songs like some of her Unreleased Material (see LIFEGUARD). Although I love most of her songs, if I were not a fan, songs like that would not make me want to hear more from her.

    Producers like Neff-U (Say U Will, Can’t Cope), Kanye (Talk About Our Love, Where U Wanna Be, Bring Me Down), and Soundz (Something’s Missing, Skin by Rihanna) seem to know exactly what to do with Brandy’s voice. I would love for her to get in some studio time with them. Although I love the work that she and Darkchild have done in the past, if he can’t give her something innovative, I want her to stay away from him. I am also very interested in what she and Rico Love come up with.

  142. Mister C. October 22, 2011

    @Jessica

    I love Missy also but, as of late, ALL of the songs she has produced contain samples. I hear that Jazmine Sullivan wrote a song for Brandy so that would be dope as long as she gets someone other that Missy to produce it. For example “Everything To Me” was sung beautifully by Monica but, it was clearly Jazmine’s style. I can tell it was meant for Jazmine.

  143. Love Letter October 22, 2011

    She’s done.

    Her time as the “It” girl in the industry passed when Beyonce debuted as a solo artist.

  144. Mister C. October 22, 2011

    NOBODY is the IT GIRL pass their 20’s! Brandy knows that. She had her time as the IT GIRL, now it is about putting out CLASSIC albums which Brandy has done even as the IT GIRL. It’s all about the MUSIC now.

  145. Bran Star October 23, 2011

    @Love Letter, If Brandy’s done, then she wouldn’t have gotten a new record deal at RCA. If Brandy’s done, then she wouldn’t have obtained these new acting/TV roles on shows like Drop Dead Diva, Majors & Minors, 90210, and The Game. If Brandy was done, then she wouldn’t have made two appearances in Africa to perform within the past couple of months. If Brandy was truly done, then none of these songwriters, producers, or artists would be hungry to work with her, but that’s clearly not the case.

    Brandy has surpassed the momentary “IT” girl phase. She’s already solidified her status as a seasoned R&B veteran, and you get that by having LONGEVITY. She’s accomplished enough to inspire others to want to walk in her footsteps. The fact that there’s still people willing to work with her and give her their best work proves that she’s still got something to offer, so she’s not going anywhere. Suck it up, and swallow it down!

  146. Cory October 23, 2011

    Although I love every album Brandy has released I feel like Human was some Taylor Swift type of songs. They tried to be too anthem driven and too crossover-sh. Brandy needs to go back to where she left off with Afrodisiac, I’m telling you. That was some futuristic s*** for real. It was something you never heard yet contemporary and kinda neo-soul-ish. Don’t go back to Mr. Jerkins, your time with him although successful it has run its course. When Brandy and Timbaland get together all type of good s*** happens same with Monica & Missy. I would love love love if Jazmine wrote something for Brandy since they has similar vocal delivery. I’m not too worried about the material Brandy would come up with the issue lies with the promotion. Yes there is a certain sound “dominating” radio but its up to us to make the switch or a counter-genre on the radio. I wish she had stayed with Epic a lil longer til LA Reid came. RCA is too congested now since the absorption of all the sub labels. This also mean she and Monica are label-mates. Boy Is Mine part 2????

  147. Diane October 23, 2011

    Thanks to Kelly Rowland’s latest success, Brandy can come out now because she has a similar “soft singing R&B” style like Kelly. Anita Baker once said that she was only successful after Sade’s successful debut. She said the world accepted Sade’s smooth jazz sound and was now ready for her R&B/Jazz sound.

  148. BRANDYALLDAWAY October 23, 2011

    Remember back when I gave u my day time number number number Number

    LIke I known you all my life but where perfect strangers strangers stangers strangers..

    FIREFIREFIREFIREFIREFIREFIREFIRE

  149. A October 23, 2011

    How high!!!

    LOVE that snippet! I hope it leaks one day…..

  150. tulisahaveseveralseats October 23, 2011

    brnady better come out very harder than ever or just give it up. i’m talking about new look including her classic braids that make her look eveh younger than ever not to mention promo promo promo and let the whole world know you’re here. brandy only promo a single after her album release and just sit down without doing anything. come only 2 tours??? no matter what happens this time she should work as harder than ever cuz there are till some fun out there that would like to see her over and over again.
    brandy start the mini promo now appearing on talk shows
    club concerts way before the album release
    after the release major promos like snl, wendy good morning america, etc
    arena tours with another major artist like drake and tyrese
    release about 4 singles
    album packaging should also be on poin including dvd and digital album.
    with all the above combine, brandy will sure stay where she was for a long time to come.

  151. beyonce October 23, 2011

    I HOPE NONE OF BRANDY’S NEW SONGS LEAKS TILL THE ALBUM IS RELEASED SO THE INTERESTED PEOPLE CAN GO AND BUY IT . BRANDY YOU ARE A STAR IN MY EYEZ SINCE YOU DEBUTED. DON’T JUST GIVE UP BUT NEVER SAY NEVER CUZ NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IN HIS NAME.

  152. VOCALBIBLE October 23, 2011

    Thats my girl forever. Brandy please you must take note about what everyone is saying cuz we only care so much. Put on some extra pouns and bring back the braids and most importantly promotiona in all corners this era cuz it been long overdue to come out again.Starz love you so much and cannot wait to hear from you once again musically ofcourse. 🙂 😉

  153. BRANDYALLDAWAY October 23, 2011

    @A

    I reallllly want HOW HIGH on the ALBUM.. and if they wanted to include a feat or remix.. I would say DRAKE.. but clearly she wouldnt need a feat .that track as a snippet is dope and is the direction I want BRANDYS album to go.., that with.. WHOS DA LOSER, and DRUM LIFE

  154. MISTER C. October 23, 2011

    Brandy should definitely keep the album under wraps until it is released. I really admire what Jay-Z and Kanye did to protect the integrity if their project “Watch The Throne”. They didn’t release any promotional copies to critics or media outlets. They both kept a copy in their possession at all times and let certain people hear it as needed.

  155. jarel October 23, 2011

    yeaaa im so excited about this next Brandy album. I agree , as far as the creative process, I want brandy to just do brandy period. Promotion everywhere and Im glad she is doing acting again. Yes brandy has not been the it girl for some time now but, tbh, beyonce is passing that point of being the “it” girl too, so it happens to everyone.

  156. beyhives October 23, 2011

    BRANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NUSAID

  157. JASONKYLE34 October 23, 2011

    FIRST I THINK SHE NEEDS TO START WRITING HER OWN SONGS AND FIND BRAND NEW PRODUCERS OTHER THAN THE ONES ALREADY MAKING HITS AND WORK ON A FRESH NEW SOUND I DONT THINK SHE SHOULD COME OUT WITH ALBUM UNTIL SHE HAS SOLID HITS AND MAYBE SHE SHOULD JUST RELEASE A SONG WITH OUT ANYONE KNOWING ITS HER TO SEE WHAT THE RESPONSE WILL BE IF ITS GREAT THEN IT WOULD GIVE HER AN IDEA OF WHATS GONNA WORK BE IT HER VOCALS ARE GREAT NO ONE IS REALLY CHECKING FOR HER AND SHE GONNA HAVE TO WORK 100 TIMES HARDER BEING THAT SHE HASNT MADE THE COME BACK AFTER 2 LACK LUSTER ALBUMS I WOULD SAY SHE NEEDS A DIFFERENT WAY OF PERFORMING LIVE TO MAKE HER INTERESTING AGAIN LIKE A N ORCHESTRA INSTEAD OF A BAND AND MAYBE TRY DOING DANCES THAT FIT HER AND EVEN COMING OUT WITH HER OWN DANCE AND I DONT THINK SHE SHOULD DO ANY FEATURES JUST MAKE A STRONG COME BACK AND BE SELECTIVE WITH ANY FEATURES SHE DOES SO SHE WONT MAKE PEOPLE TIRED OF HER NOW WITH HER VIDEOS I SAY SHE NEEDS TO GO ALL OUT AND JUST TRY SOMETHING THATS NEVER BEEN DONE IN VIDEOS AND JUST TAKE AS MAY RISK AS POSSIBLE EVEN IN SONG CONTENT TALK ABOUT REAL THINGS EVEN IF ITS HARD TO SAY IT MOST TIMES THOSE SONGS ARE ARTIST BIGGEST HITS BUT I MOST DEF WANNA SHE HER ON TOP AGAIN

  158. beyhives October 23, 2011

    Looking forward to see Brandy all over again which I just cannot wait. Brandy should do a super promotion though including tour cuz she seems not doing that often. Anyhow, wishing Brandy all the best for the future cuz she deserves it.

  159. Bran Star October 23, 2011

    I really wish people could type with lower case letters and caps combined. Typing in all caps doesn’t really get your message across better. That being said…

    @Cory Brandy’s Human album was NOT straight pop…It wasn’t anthem heavy and it wasn’t an effort to go totally “crossover” like…People like you make it seem like she tried to make a Britney Spears or a Jessica Simpson kind of album…a f****** white-washed, cheesy, bland, generic pop record. The album had Pop, R&B, and Country influences, but there were still elements from her R&B roots even on Human. If you didn’t hear that, or get that from her last record, then I highlt doubt that you know Brandy and you probably aren’t very familiar with her musicality.

    All these people saying she needs to try new things and explore other sounds with her music need to sit down somewhere. Brandy is one of the most musically experimental R&B artists that we have. For YEARS, she’s been adding to her sound and exploring and excelling in new things, all while staying true to her roots in the process. She’s still growing and expanding, as a true artist should. She should do the music that she belives in and feels confident about it in her heart.

  160. Hush October 23, 2011

    Typing in all caps only gets your posts ignored.

  161. BROCKAFAN October 24, 2011

    I think a different look would be good. I think her music will be great… I think she understands what works for her this time around.. YOu only gone mess up once or twice not again… I do think the braids….1 club banger, and 1 ballad and 1 midtempo………

  162. BROCKAFAN October 24, 2011

    I agree with @branstar………

  163. The Real B October 24, 2011

    Did dude say, “release a song without anyone knowing it’s her”…..? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Dude we’re talking about BRANDY! That’s impossible unless it was chopped and screwed. This “advice” some of you are suggesting is quite left field. I won’t bash too much but……..YALL ARE TRYING IT!!!!!

    Lastly, why do you guys think that she would or should give up? Gladys, Aretha, Patti #Legends Brandy is ONLY 32. Why would she dare quit because she doesnt go “Adele” (meaning selling an alarming amount of albums). B is an artist…..pre-super sales and “you gotta go number 1”. It’s about quality not quantity, young bucks. STUDY, STUDY, STUDY. Music did not just start in 2005. OK?

  164. The Real B October 24, 2011

    ……….AAAAAAND she sings your favorite into a box. Her voice and vocal ability is STILL evolving and she’s a beast already……Quit coming at B’s neck!!!! PLEASE!

  165. The Real B October 24, 2011

    …….and what last two efforts were a flop? Human was not a “flop” and Afro as well as Full Moon, sonically, were a decade before their time. You could play both and they far surpass anything out today….yes…beats and vocals…AAAAND lyrics. #WalterMilsap #Study.

    STOP TRYING B!!!!

  166. killer smile October 24, 2011

    IT DOESN’T MATTER WHEN PEOPLE TYPE IN CAPS JUST READ WHAT YOU’VE JUST TYPED WHETHER IT MAKES SENSE OR NOT BECAUSE I FIND IT HARD TO UNDERSTAND OTHER PEOPLE GRAMMAR…DAMN….LOL!

    ANYWAYS BRANDY SHOULD START DOING MINI TOURS IN CLUS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND EUROPE WAY BEFORE THE ALBUM IS BEING RELEASED CUZ THAT WILL DO HER VERY GOOD. WE LOVE YOU BRAN… 🙂

  167. beyhives October 24, 2011

    @Jason I’m still trying to understand your comment cuz it doesn’t seems to make sense whatsoever..lol
    I’ve been a huge Brandy fan till I could speak a work so still have the faith and believe in her that she’ll always deliver no matter what. I will also go for the classic braids, new stylish and promotion from the ground because Bran you must work twice as hard to capture all the #starz both lots ones, old and new. Club tours should start now and arena tours with another major star like tyrese, Drake or Kanye should be in the works when the album is finally released.

  168. uk starz October 24, 2011

    Brandy must also come to uk very often like bey always does because brandy never……. I always love to see her in braids though. any album will sell if the right promotion is being done to back it up and that is what brandy should be doing from now. brandy don’t actutally realised she still has many fans all over the world and the more you stay out of contact with with the more you loose them so start doing little touring around the world now.

  169. real talent October 24, 2011

    Brandy talent is untouchable and just hope she never let it go waste which I trust wil never happen. Anyone copying Brandy should stop cuz it’s just a huge fail in my books. Brandy the right promotion is the key to success.

  170. bran fan from Brazil October 24, 2011

    PLEASE BRANDY COME TO BRAZIL BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU HERE AS WELL AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE ALBUM TO ARRIVE. 😉

  171. bEyfan October 24, 2011

    braids….braids…..braids……braids……..braids…….braids……I think the same style TASHA SMITH had on JUMPIN ThE BROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  172. MONICABRANDYSTAN October 24, 2011

    BRANDY PLEASE BRING THIS ALBUM OUT ALREADY CUZ YOU’RE KEEPING IT TOO LONG.LOL AND DON’T FORGET TO DO LOTS OF PROMOTION TO LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU’VE ARRIVED. GO BRAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  173. ojie king October 24, 2011

    BRANDY JUST NEEDS ONE HIT!!!!! JUST ONE BIG RECORDS AND SHE’S BACK. PLUS I THINK SHE SHOULD GET HERSELF ON ONE OF THESE NEW RAPPERS TRACKS JUST FOR THE AUDIENCE TO HEAR HER A BIT! BUT ALL IN ALL, SHE NEEDS JUST ONE HIT! LOOK AT JENNIFER LOPEZ, ALL SHE NEEDED WAS ONE HIT AND SHE WAS HOT AGAIN. JUST ONE BRANDY, JUST ONE. LOOK AT KELLY ROWLAND, MOTIVATION AND SHE BECAME THE “IT GIRL” ALL OF A SUDDEN. SO B, JUST ONE HIT!

  174. melvin October 24, 2011

    @BRANDYALLDAWAY i like Lighthouse by Joe Jonas too. Chris Brown wrote that. plus Joe’s cd is really good.

  175. cvt October 25, 2011

    CASSIE- SKY DIVER
    WORK IT MAN- KELLY ROWLAND
    YESTERDAY – TONI BRAXTON
    ALICIA KEYS – SO SIMPLE
    BEYONCE – I MISS U
    KELLY ROWLAND – KEEP IT BETWEEN US
    DAWN RICHARDS – HEY
    MARIAH CAREY – MORE THAN FRIENDS
    JENNIFER LOPEZ – RUN THE WORLD… HOT FEATURE RICK ROSS..
    JOE – ALMOST THERE
    TONI BRAXTON – NO WAY
    NICOLE SCHERZINGER – CASULTY
    THE NEW BRUNO MARS SONG

  176. Kwame October 27, 2011

    Brandy will always do well if we support her like others do to their fave no matter what. I mean look at Rihanna. #noshades cuz I’m a fan as well.

  177. We Found Love October 27, 2011

    I agree Brandy needs one huge hit to stimulate her comeback just everyone will know she’s back. But lots of promo though!

  178. sandra rose October 27, 2011

    Brandy must also loose DC cuz his music creativity is lacking the hit factor.

  179. navy October 27, 2011

    WE LOVE U BRANDY SO HURRY UP!!!!!!! 😉 😉 🙂 🙂

  180. navy October 27, 2011

    WE LOVE YOU BRANDY SO HURRY UP WITH ALBUM.

  181. Songscribe October 27, 2011

    Whoever says Human was a flop is lost. i still have the whole album in my playlist, The only problem was promotion, if they had released piano man as a follow up single to departed, the album could have done much better commercially. I totally disagree with those who say the album was boring. lets face the facts, people jst disliked the fact that it was wholly produced by Darkchild, but nevertheless he came up with good productions. Imagine if long distance, piano man, comoflouge, true, fall, right here, human, 1st and love had been done by another artist like Beyonce or Rihanna. who would be saying the songs are wack. So clearly the problem is not the music she makes or anything of that sort, she just needs to tour, tour and tour, feature everywhere possible, hope her team is working on that.
    On her upcoming project may be a duet with Beyonce would do. i have always felt that the two are talented and with Beyonce’s soprano and brandy’s alto, it could do. also if artists like beyonce acknowlegded her influence in the music industry like what rihanna did i think it could put the word accross. I don’t know about Chris brown working on her album, its just dont sound o.k, Chris brown’s voice sounds jus like Brandy’s and i dont kno if her writing skills could give us what is needed for her new project. We also want a Brn nu track on this album. Songs like “List’ are spot on, drag in Lil wayne or nicky Minaj in one of the tracks. Two ballads would be fine ala long distance and true. Timbo is a good producer, stick with him, a track with darkchild wont be bad. i liked Piano man. not so many producers if any can come up with a bit of such standards, thats futuristic to me. Human was seriously underrated but surprisingly if you give someone to listen to one of the tracks they become so overwhelmed and immediately fall in love with the song, the next day they would be playing it all over again.
    Please release more singles and accompanying videos.
    i also think listing songs by other artists for her wont do any good without promotion.
    Going the classic r n b root might cost her, look at beyonce’s 4, it jst wasnt that much appealing and she was not original in that album. and anywhere beyonce is a pop queen not r n b queen. Classic r n b songs can b included but it should not be wholly 90’s r n b.
    I support you 110% B Rocka and evry1 in ma hood knos that u are ma no. 1 artist.

  182. Songscribe October 27, 2011

    Correction on ma post, i meant CB’s songwriting. I like CB but dont think for this project he is the right person we want. why pick jusine bieber for one r n b song, that cld do.
    Dont go the Euro pop route, you are an authentic artist. In your unreleased catalogue, i like Keyed, one thing, Believer with Timbo, home, Drumlife, List, here Standing. i wonder y any of these tracks are not featured in any of your last two albums. I listened to ‘silent night’, the hook is a Big NO, fo me. it sounded like a 13 year old Kesha (m not hating, it feedback), pliz dont take that route. It also sounded like a song by Neyo but cant stil remember which one.

  183. infiniti October 27, 2011

    Brandy Need to give us more top notch old whitney style ballads … would even love for her to remake you give good love ….. why hasnt she worked with missy ?

  184. brockaallday October 27, 2011

    i feel one club banger and 2 ballads and 1 midtempo……..many of u may not agree…..this time around she need to do something different., something she never done……A club banger she has never done before, that will most definitely increase her fanbase.

  185. Karla October 31, 2011

    brandy seriously as much as you want this album and your self to be successful this time around please don’t look to other artist as an example. look in yourself for that added inspiration. i no it will be hard because of the success of some of the artist that you might look up to but don’t strive to get their success but the kind that will came from your doings, your ideas, your team. don’t rush-even through i would love some new music from you-be 100% sure and certain of the people that will be surrounding you as your strive to succeed your goal for this album. if you want to go back to your early r&b era go there and if you want to incorporate your new passion(rap) do it. bring something new to the industry, not something recycled. i have faith in you whole-heartedly b-rocka. GO FOR IT. DON’T HOLD BACK AT ALL BABY! 2012 IS YOUR YEAR! BELIEVE IT”)

  186. birimbi November 8, 2011

    i just want 90’s rnb back… these were good times

  187. Ivory December 1, 2011

    I LOIVE BRANDY AND I HAVE DOWNLOADED ALL OF HER SONGS BUT I THINK SHE HAS A STRONG VOICE AND I EXPECT HER TO RETURN TO HER ROOTS BUT WITH SURPRISES. IM NOT SURE ON THE WHOLE ELECTRONIC HIP HOP VIBE BUT WATEVA SHE DO I HOPE IT BE FIRE BECUZ THE GIRL CAN SING AND I NEED HOW HIGH TO BE ON THE ALBUM

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