Hot Shots: Monica & Brandy Beam In Studio Pic, Spark Duet Rumors

Published: Friday 6th Jan 2012 by Rashad

‘The Boy Is Mine’ co-stars Monica and Brandy beam in this collection of personal snapshots uploaded to the ‘Don’t Take It Personal’ singer’s Twitter moments ago.  Sending fans into a frenzy, the two spark rumors that their 1998 mega-duet may be getting a successor soon.

Mo, who joined super producer Rico Love in Miami to record the finishing touches for her ‘New Life’ album (due in February), shared a touching thought with the photo:

“We’ve been blessed beyond measure…14 years later. ##TURNTHELIGHTSON ❤Love”. 

Have long time fans’ cries been heard?  We’ll certainly be keeping our fingers crossed on that one.  The timing, if the collab rings true, couldn’t be any better given that Brandy is preparing new material for 2012 as well! This   will play out interestingly to say the least.  Until then, check out our exclusive interview with Miss Norwood here.

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  1. @Rihject January 6, 2012

    AWWWWW! Both ladies look GORG! cant wait to hear the duet! <3 R&B

  2. pat January 7, 2012

    Epic…can’t wait.

  3. MALE MADONNA January 7, 2012

    MONICA: NEW LIFE (MARCH 6TH) LETS GOOOOOOO!!!

  4. THATORANGEJUICE January 7, 2012

    CANT WAIT FOR BRANDY NEW ALBUM!!AND KEYSHIA

  5. Avenger January 7, 2012

    Stop trying to stir things up for blog traffic. To my knowledge, neither Brandy nor Monica have indicated that another duet between them was in the pipeline. That picture was probably taken as a result of the 2 of them simply being in the same vicinity. Stars take random candids with each other all the time, and it usually means nothing — other than they just happened to be in the same building.

  6. B**** PLEASE January 7, 2012

    GET IT CLASSY LADIES………… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. MONICABRANDYSTAN January 7, 2012

    Yes Yes Yes and I just can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. RyGuy12 January 7, 2012

    *shaking & crying* this is ALL i needed to hear about music in 2012!! YAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

  9. Ratedx(bitter bishes makes me sick) January 7, 2012

    yes, yes..

    my two favs making music together…

    both ladies look gorgeous..

    i want Monica’s hair color…….

  10. Me January 7, 2012

    @avenger yes it a duet, they are both in the studio with Rico and he retweeted someone who said he got a Big Diva duet to do today ( @iamricolove) so…. anyways i cant wait to hear

  11. The Real B(randy) January 7, 2012

    Why you sound so bitter, Avenger? You wrote all that negativity and it equalled zilch. There will be a new duet and it may land of both lady’s album. They’re label mate’s now [RCA] and I’m sure they would not be in the same studio with Rico if they werent on a joint together. Check ya tweet’s boo or be quiet next time.

  12. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare January 7, 2012

    Yasss! Have loved them both for many years. Would LOVE to hear a duet from them!

  13. DaHotNig January 7, 2012

    NOOOOOOO! This is gonna be a FAIL! They can NOT recreate that magic from the 90s because they are now both struggling to stay relevant. I am Brandy’s biggest fan, don’t really like monica. I hate this!!!

  14. PIPSY January 7, 2012

    @AVENGER The Boy…evidently…was NEVER yours…hahahaha LOL

  15. The Real B(randy) January 7, 2012

    @DAHOTNIG

    You COULDNT be Brandy’s biggest fan, talking about she’s struggling to stay relevant. CLOWN, she is relevant enough to be on mad shows in the last few month’s and casted as a member of The Game. Who the f*** are you? I never heard of you. Relevant? How the f*** dare you.

  16. Arin January 7, 2012

    @DAHOTNIG wat the f***!! monica has been one of the rare ppl holding it down for rnb and brandy can sing the phonebook and it would sound amazing!! How can a fan of either of them not be jumping for joy!! Their voices have matured beautifully they sound miles better than the boy is mine days .. Any fan of theirs should be rejoicing (the way 90 percent of the ppl who have heard about this news are) .. When it comes to them its not about billboard or radio its about great music!! I can’t wait this is so needed .. Two of the originals coming back to light a fire under this rnb game!! I can’t f****** wait

  17. Jessica January 7, 2012

    Haters stay pressed!!! LMAO!!! Can’t wait for these girls to drop a track together!!! I’m just waiting for Brandy to drop the date for the album and I’m pre-ordering that with the Monica album that I already pre-ordered.

    @DAHOTNIG: STAY MAD BECAUSE THEY ARE MAKING TRACKS AND MAKING ROUNDS AND YOUR NOT, LMAO. CAN YOU SAY TO YOURSELF “I’M A SAD LITTLE PERSON”?? LMAO!!!

    #TEAMMONICA, #TEAMBRANDY # 1!!!!

  18. White girl mob January 7, 2012

    TWO IRRELEVANT H***!!! #kreayshawn #vnasty #whitebrickmob #basemovement #Lil B #riffraff #souljaboy

    Brandy & Monica Ya need to stay far away from a studio if ya know what’s good for you OK! Ya two gonna be tha biggest FLOPS when ya album drop OK.

    Leave tha studio for REAL artists like kreayshawn & v nasty OK do ya hear me??? OK

  19. Jessica January 7, 2012

    @White girl mob: UMMM… OK… ROLL EYES, LMAO!!! WTF IS KREAYSHAWN OR WHAT EVER LITTLE GIRL??? PLEASE STOP EMBARRASSING YOURSELF ONCE AGAIN FROM THE LAST POST TONIGHT LMAO!!! LOOK KREAYSHAWN OR CRAPSHAWN OR WHATEVER IT IS IRRELEVEANT, LMAO!!! RICK ROSS AND DAVID BANNER KILLED THAT FOOL CAREER DOWN THE TOILET, LITTLE GO TO BED, NO ONE GIVES CRAP ABOUT YOUR WACK ASS IRRELEVANT ARTIST WHO CAN’T RAP FOR S***!! LMAO!!! STOP EMBARRASSING YOURSELF ON THE REAL!!!

  20. Jessica January 7, 2012

    @White Girl Mob : LITTLE GIRL, GO TO BED!!! LMAO!!

  21. truthis January 7, 2012

    cant wait to hear this song!! monica is really pretty…will support both ladies, they are legends in this industry!!#SHOWRESPECT

  22. MISHKA January 7, 2012

    Let’s hear it!

  23. JP January 7, 2012

    Both ladies looking simply gorg…can’t wait for that infamous follow-up duet!

  24. RoyalKev January 7, 2012

    Kind of agree with, DAHOTNIG – except that I think these ladies are both relevant(in terms of them both having a successful status overall in music).

    I’m not hating, but this news is not very exciting at all. I like Brandy and Monica as friends, but I don’t care for their partnering in music. They sing totally different styles of music. Monica’s more traditional R&B and Brandy’s more innovative R&B /pop and that concerns me. Also, Rico ‘Motivation’ Love producing them REALLY concerns me. I think his work is more traditional as well. I also hated ‘Motivation’ btw, and that seem to be his signature. Anyway, if this does happen, these women have my support. I just hope it’s the first single if it’s dropping, so that it can be done and over with and then I could get into Brandy’s follow ups. I hope both women do very well with their upcoming albums.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  25. LaLa January 7, 2012

    Wow, more that decade later after tBIM & they still look fresh! Cannot wait for the duet it will be awesome!!!

  26. Bran Star January 7, 2012

    They are both grown women now and having them sing about arguing over a man seems highly unlikely. Both of their voices have grown since The Boy Is Mine era. They both have different voices and approaches to music which to me could produce a blend of interesting flavors. It’s gonna spark a nice buzz that’ll help the both of them gain some attention. I approve of this!

  27. YOOSONDALOOSE January 7, 2012

    OMG! LOVE THE BOY IS MINE AND THESE TWO WOULD BE EPIC! DAMN!

  28. V January 7, 2012

    These 2 are the best thats EVER done it!!!! Soulful, Sincere, Sassy and Sophisticated!!!!
    Cant live without these 2 music in my life!
    IM SOOO SOOO SOOO Proud of Brandy and everything going on in 2012 for her!
    The Game! The Marriage Counselor! Majors and Minors!
    MOST IMPORTANTLY THE ALBUM!

  29. Kris&Kucc January 7, 2012

    hmmm this should be interesting…im monicas biggest fan but hearing of this duet didnt really move me 1 way or another…what i was hoping for was a monica & mary j duet/tour!! im not really fond of brandy….but i will support (of course) anything that has to do with monica. i hope it exceeds all expectations.

  30. Crib n wine January 7, 2012

    NEW LIFE 2012

  31. Keona January 7, 2012

    I love both Brandy and Monica Im a big fan of both ladies however im a bigger Brandy fan and i love Brandy a little more. Im excited that these 2 ladies are friends and working on new music both together and separately. However I dont think that they can recreate magic which was The Boy Is Mine with that being said Im not expecting The Boy Is Mine type of success with this new duet. Like I said i love both ladies Im a big fan of both of theirs and i hope i didnt offend anyone with my comment.

  32. Songscribe January 7, 2012

    I love Brandy so much and have everything she has ever dished. I do like monica too. I m a bit concerned about the duet. The BIG question is WHAT WILL THEY TALK ABOUT? They talked about fighting for a boy well and it worked, J.Hudson and Fantasia, talked abot tht too and it worked. For real any duet by women kinda hs to touch that subject if its got to succeed. Any subject other than tht may not fly. For this song it might just end up being a vocal contest between the two. *jus my opinion* i do love the girls.

  33. JAIYAH January 7, 2012

    MO & BRAN FOR 2012!

  34. rir navy January 7, 2012

    YES LOVING BOTH WOMEN TO BIT AND CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR SOMETHING FRESH AND NEW FROM THEM. WE YOU BRAN AND MO 🙂 🙂 🙂

  35. Royalkev January 7, 2012

    I hope this time around the track is nothing like ‘Boy is Mine’ and I don’t want anything similar to Monica/Keyshia’s ‘Trust’ either. If anything I’d prefer a ‘The Boy Can Leave’ concept.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  36. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) January 7, 2012

    who ?! 😡

  37. Bran Star January 7, 2012

    All I know is that they have the most successful female duet of all time for The Boy Is Mine. Like, that’s history, just check Billboard. I highly doubt that they’ll sing or argue over a man. I mean, think about it. Monica and Keyshia Cole sang about relationship trust. Whitney and Mariah sang about Believing. Beyonce and Gaga sang about something on a Telephone. And NONE of the songs done by any of the artists above have outdone the success of The Boy Is Mine!

    This is gonna be very interesting.

  38. @antertain January 7, 2012

    TWO WORDS:

    LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. BrandyNMonicaStar January 7, 2012

    I can’t wait for what’s to come from both of my girls!!! I love Brandy and Monica let’s get it ladies!!! P.S Rico Love you better give them the kitchen sink!!! #TEAMVOCALBIBLE #TEAMMO #TTLO

  40. BrutallyHonest January 7, 2012

    Let me keep it real:

    Monica’s “buzz” singles failed to make a splash or any type of impact ; falling way short of her previous album. She has pushed her album back twice (a sign of no buzz; no hype, and adding songs to replace the current ones etc). Album push-backs are NEVER good signs; add to that, R&B is pretty much dead, and I do not see it being revived anytime soon.

    Brandy has a better chance imo vs Mo: Brandy has a more versatile presence; she is appearing in two new films; The Game; and the buzz for her album is hot right now. I think she has everything to gain and nothing to lose. She is 33 years old now, and this will be her “Make me or break me” album, meaning:

    If the album fails (anything shy of 400k total sales), her music career would be over. If she was a consistent seller, I would add more leeway to her sales, but at this point, her past 3 albums were flops – very hard to come back from; but I do believe this will be THEE album that will bring Brandy back to the forefront.

    Monica is one dimensional: she does not take risks like Brandy; she is not into other aspects of entertainment such as writing, producing, acting etc; basically: she isn’t branding herself. I hope Shawn continues to rank in the money because Mo seems like she is comfortable just being simple.

    My money will ride on Brandy over Mo this era

  41. JG January 7, 2012

    @brutallyhonest…..THe only brandy flop was her last album which was her 5th studio LP Human….THe first 4 were certified Quad and triple and dbl plat….THE 4th album was certified GOLD>>>>>So what are u talkin bout… DO your research first before making any statements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. The Real B(randy January 8, 2012

    You wrote that long thesis and all that misinfo, @Brut. You get a D-. Thanks for calling yaself defending B, but ya stats were wrong. Youre the flop.

  43. BrutallyHonest January 8, 2012

    JG

    January 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    @brutallyhonest…..THe only brandy flop was her last album which was her 5th studio LP Human….THe first 4 were certified Quad and triple and dbl plat….THE 4th album was certified GOLD>>>>>So what are u talkin bout… DO your research first before making any statements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ————————————————————————-

    Keep telling yourself that. Everyone and their momma knows that Afrodisiac and Human were flops, and neither one hit no where near platinum . So by your logic, you’re saying that Afrodisiac was 4xs platinum????? Afrodisiac was Brandy’s 4rth studio album. You call yourself a fan and don’t know that? The only 3 albums before Afrodisiac were Full Moon, NSN, and Brandy, so how was Afrodisiac certifies quad platinum?

    H** take several seats!

  44. BrutallyHonest January 8, 2012

    The Real B(randy

    January 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    You wrote that long thesis and all that misinfo, @Brut. You get a D-. Thanks for calling yaself defending B, but ya stats were wrong. Youre the flop.
    ————————————————————————–

    Why do I feel you and JG are the same people? #Sit!

    And you happened to read that long ass thesis, so take another seat

  45. JG January 8, 2012

    @brutallyhonest………..I dont think a Gold album is a FLOP!!! U must dont know about album sales. YEa some artist want Platinum sales…..BUt if the album is certified gold its medicore sales, which is okay>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read up your stuff please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUh it wasnt a flop. Yea it want her best… But it passed…. BLack people need to read and search before running there mouths…

  46. JG January 8, 2012

    @brutallyhonest…….. are u stupid….Yea we know it wasnt her best….BUt it was certified Gold……Which is medicore sales…NO FLOP! PLease read before making in statements…

  47. JG January 8, 2012

    B**** use Wiki…..Google if your a stupid Ass!!!!!!!!

  48. JG January 8, 2012

    LOOK H**! use WIki…..It Went Gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! her 4th studio album Afrod……WHich is not a flop…..Do U understand the words that i just typed!!!!

  49. BrutallyHonest January 8, 2012

    Afrodisiac was released when music sales weren’t as bad as they are now; so on that alone, Gold certification for that time period is considered a flop! #DealWithIt! People were still selling 4-5xs platinum during Afrodisiac’s era! Your argument may have been valid had the album was released post 2008.

    Deal with the facts, Afrodisiac was/is/willalwaysbe a flop!

  50. JG January 8, 2012

    Its not in my book… Maybe in your little crazy book……Rihanna’s talk that talk was gold certified….CHris Brown fame album gold certified!!!!!!! MEdicore okay babeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats like the minimum for Record Labels……..SO have u look those artist up……. WHat is your major???? I hope not music?????

  51. JG January 8, 2012

    I been in the music business since 2001/ !!!!!! I think i know what im talking about. Have you ever heard of Geffen Records…..NO PRobably Not!!!!! GO to be…. A gold album is not a FLOP!!

  52. JG January 8, 2012

    Only if a ALbum is not certified from the RIAA. It would be considered a flop…… NOW i rest my case…..

  53. Bran Star January 9, 2012

    @Brutally Honest

    Brandy has been with us since 94. Every artist is bount to experience some ups and downs in their careers. No one is immune to flops. No one’s overexaggerating the underperformance of Afrodisiac compared to Brandy’s earlier albums. But I still wouldn’t call it a flop, YOU ARE overexaggerating with that. No one’s trying to say it was 4X platinum dumbass. Brandy wasn’t treated as the top artist at Atlantic when Afro was released. The people who were there to support her had left the label. The new people didn’t know how to market her and didn’t believe in her.

    The point I’m trying to make is, Afrodisiac booked a Top 40 single, sold over 400K to date, and is certified GOLD. It’s a grammy nominated album. And if we call that a FLOP then we have to call Monica’s still standing album a flop too…I’m just saying. Educate yourself before you spurt out b*******, k?

  54. JG January 9, 2012

    @Bran star….

    U are super smart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WoW……I couldn’t have said it better…..You did awesome!

  55. BrutallyHonest January 9, 2012

    I have NEVER heard anyone refer to Affrodisiac as a success; not music critics, magazines – only her stans! Even Brandy has stated many times in the past couple years that she felt depressed and yada yada because her music wasn’t selling, and she was referring to Afrodisiac and Human.

    You can believe Afrodisiac was a success all you want, but critics and alike are saying different! Talk That Talk and Fame are 2011/2012 albums, 500k in this day and time is equal to Platinum of yesterday; Afrodisiac was released during the time most albums were still selling upwards of 2mill….excuses excuses by some pressed stans

    Bottom line: Afrodisiac and Human will go down as 2 Brandy flop albums, idgaf what you say

  56. JG January 10, 2012

    @brutallyhonest…..U are brutallystupid DAMN!!!I dont care what you say … U dumb is f***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We didnt say it was success stupid!! And it wasnt a FLOP! either… It was a certified GOLD album…..I DOnt like you cuz it sounds like u are a hater!!!!!!!!!!

  57. JG January 10, 2012

    IF she gets a gold album this time around I would be happy.. Because its her contract….And she dont have to worry about being dropped from the record label….But if its not ceritified then we should worry…….BUt we are pushing for her to get a platinum album!!!!!!!!!!!

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