‘The Game’: Brandy Boosts BET Ratings Ahead Of New Album

Published: Thursday 6th Mar 2014 by David
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Directed by Salim Akil and penned by Kenny Smith, season 7 of BET‘s ‘The Game‘ kicked off in spectacular fashion on March 4th, marking the first serving of the show since September 3rd 2013.

The above, facts any familiar with the series will already be aware of.

However, what these fans may not know, is that their support of the series helped it to pull in a viewing figure that made it the highest viewed cable show of the night, beating the likes of MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ FOX‘s ‘Family Guy’ and ABC‘s ‘Pretty Liars.’

Now find out why members of the general public have cited R&B royal Brandy as the driving force behind the season’s success below!

As it pulled 3.4 million viewers during its initial run and a further 1 million when it aired again an hour and a half later, ‘The Game’s latest episode stormed social media as viewers took to Twitter to praise the singer’s portrayal of Chardonnay Pitts!

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Credited for the show’s continued success, Brandy‘s starring role in the series will reach new heights on April 8th when it unveils ‘Chardonnay Goes Kissing’, an episode set to see her character take centre stage once again!

Her run on the show also comes as anticipation builds for her seventh studio album, the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Two Eleven.’

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  1. Marina’sDiamonds March 6, 2014

    Slay a bit Brandy.

  2. Tahiry’sAssTho March 6, 2014

    Word?! I didn’t know that show was snatching and slaying like that. I’ll watch it when it next comes on.

  3. FentySoSnatched March 6, 2014

    Not Brandy coming for Scandal’s wig though.

  4. BeachHouseBritney March 6, 2014

    What kind of random slayage? BET have shows that get these kinds of ratings?

  5. cocobutta March 6, 2014

    I’m so pi$$ed that they don’t show it over here in the UK & yet we get Let’s Stay Together kmt.

    Anyway’s thank the gods for online as been watching it properly since the last season Tia was in it, then got hooked when Brandy came in.

  6. BeyBeyKing March 6, 2014

    Yaaaaaaaaaaassss b****!

    get
    dem
    RAAAAAAAAATIIIIIIINGGS.

  7. MILA J (@MilaJ) STAN March 6, 2014

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did y’all see that teaser Mila J uploaded to her instagram account for her music video “Smoke, Drink, Break Up?

    She totally snatched Ciara’s weave BALD!!!!!!!!!
    http://youtu.be/YysVPtXtfkQ

  8. AubreyOSlay March 6, 2014

    Shonda Rhimes wishes she could.

  9. pat March 6, 2014

    SCANDAL…chile please….lol…they triple those ratings….

  10. BeyWhoUWanna March 6, 2014

    Haus Mutha Brandy, I’m not even worthy.

  11. Lovebird March 6, 2014

    Who is this FLOP?

  12. FantasiaSlayrino March 6, 2014

    I tried my best to ignore it but this article made me wanna watch it so badly now.

  13. King B Agent (Blue Ivy Brother) March 6, 2014

    The Game always had high ratings so please stop. Let’s not forget in 2011 they pull 7.4 Million Views, then in 2012 5 Million and in 2013 4 Million.

  14. MUSICHEAD March 6, 2014

    Congratulations to Brandy for winning Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for The Game at the Image Awards. Well Deserved!

  15. OVOBarbie March 6, 2014

    Brandy got it going like that? Get it sis.

  16. BanjeeRiri March 6, 2014

    I sense Emmy’s in ha future.

  17. CiciFinnaBeABride March 6, 2014

    Wow @ all those positive messages they left her.

  18. Rosie March 6, 2014

    Death at anyone thinking this is coming close to Scandal. Pretty sure it got somewhere around 10 million viewers last week.

  19. JOHNVIDAL March 6, 2014

    Of course in Sam´s eyes Mariah Carey deserves to be bashed every day and is a huge flop (even though he admits he loves how good she is) but Brandy, Kelly Rowland, my beloved Toni Braxton and many more are slaying right??? LOL
    PD: no shde to these people, Brandy has s uch a special voice and her own style. I´m just saying how ridiculous Sam is.

  20. RoyalKev March 6, 2014

    Brandy’s the ONLY reason why I bother watching that show after Derwin and Melanie left!

    *sings*
    Everything’s better with hot sauce
    French fries
    Ramen noodles
    Chick strips
    Chips
    Hot sauces, hot sauce
    America’s deal!

  21. TisForTamar March 6, 2014

    What about her sales?

  22. Draggin4MrsCarter March 6, 2014

    Rosie, why are you worried about Brandy when Lorde is wiping the floor with Lana and Born to Botox.

  23. anonymous March 6, 2014

    slay em Brandy.

  24. 4EverJames March 6, 2014

    What about Tamar’s tour? Oooops SHE DOESN’T HAVE ONE!

  25. RoyalKev March 6, 2014

    Love the scene with Bran & Cici! Chardonnay is so cray!

  26. Sandra March 6, 2014

    Please write a post about Brandon Howard who’s claiming he’s Michael Jackson’s son! He says he has DNA evidence

  27. Rosie March 6, 2014

    What’s a Lorde? Sorry, I don’t pay attention to locals.

  28. Wtf? March 6, 2014

    This had NOTHING to do with Brandy, was she not on the show last season too? I know I watched for the first time but it damn sure wasn’t because of Brandy who can’t even Act. She acts the same in EVERYTHING she is in!

  29. TamartianArmy March 6, 2014

    Oh Rosie, you really ARE higher than giraffe p**** if you think Lorde is local. Not because Lana can’t sell in America means she is international, it just means she is a reject. Ok b****.

  30. Rosie March 6, 2014

    If Lana can’t sell, then what is Tamar doing?
    I don’t consider still charting with a two year old album with no hits or promo “not selling.”

  31. BrandNuStar March 6, 2014

    I don’t really have time to drag Tamar’s lowly and delusional stans 2bh. I mean, I could drag them about the fact that the only reason she has a career is because she used Toni’s name to get her family their own TV show and her own spinoff. I could say that if Toni didn’t agree to do that tv show Tamar would still be home clipping Vince’s toe nails right now.

    I could say that Tamar is nothing more than a LOCAL opening act who will never touch Brandy’s GLOBAL sales ever in life and will never have her impact.

    So many things I could say about Buy My Own Albums Braxton that I won’t.

  32. VisionofMimi March 6, 2014

    Look at Rosie the dog picking on the Tamartians because Lana is being slayed by Queen Lorde. #Haha.

  33. Rosie March 6, 2014

    I don’t think only being certified in 6 countries (5 English speaking) is “slaying” anything exactly.
    Worry about You’re Mine needing to go back to the iTunes top 1500 so The Art Of Letting Go (of My Career) won’t be pushed back for the 88th time.

  34. MUSICHEAD March 6, 2014

    Brandy singing that damn hot sauce song was hilarious! I found it on Youtube. “Everything’s better with hot sauce” lol.

  35. anonymous March 6, 2014

    @4everJames actually Tamar said she was planning a solo tour soon, so yes she will be touring.

  36. BitchyBey March 6, 2014

    I want to know why Lovebird is calling anybody a flop when he stans for Rihanna. Only one number one album boo boo?

  37. anonymous March 6, 2014

    @Brandnustar provide reciepts that she’s buying her own albums. yall been using that same ole tired line for months and yet still have no proof. How is Toni’s name helping Tamars career when Toni’s own career isn’t even doing as well as it used to???

  38. OrangeJuiceInstead March 6, 2014

    Good for Brandy!
    Glad to see her slay in some shape or form. The show is still very good and Brandy certainly helped it continue to stay fresh.

  39. ( TEAM CHADONNAY ) March 6, 2014

    MY BABY!!!!

  40. BrandyStan March 6, 2014

    Y’all can go back and forth about Brandy’s sells if you want but for someone that has had The late Michael Jackson do background vocals on her album (Full Moon) y’all can have several!!! Brandy’s first four albums are multi-platinum certified and her acting is amazing!! Out of black female artists that is at the top I see Beyoncè, Rihanna, Brandy, and Kelly Rowland! Tamar ain’t there and probably won’t be there for years to come. As far as Legendary Toni Braxton her album with Babyface is phenomenal and her vocals is slaying!! So don’t try putting Tamar and Brandy in the same sentence because there is no comparison vocally, sales wise, and talent wise. So in the words of Bey, bow down to the four queens I listed!! Because they didn’t send for none of you

  41. KEYSHIAKEYSHIA March 6, 2014

    The nerve of a Tamar stan coming for sales when she had a reality show, 50 singles, major promo, a talk show, beef with K Michelle, and still couldn’t sell 350k. Be seated

  42. ( TEAM CHARDONNAY ) March 6, 2014

    BRANDY….LEGEND ICON…FIRST BARBIE…FIRST BLACK CENDERELLA….TAMAR….STRUGGLING TO KEEP THE WRINKLES AWAY….SMH

  43. ( TEAM CHARDONNAY ) March 6, 2014

    UNFORTIONATLY I’VE LEARNED THAT MRS IT….AKA S*** JUST HAS TO MUCH TIME ON ITS HANDS…..BUT BEAUTIFUL YOUR ENDORSEN MY WIFES POST…..GOOD IT…..V E R Y. N. I C E. -______________-

  44. ( THE REAL BEYONCE ) March 6, 2014

    I’M HAVEN SEVERAL SEATS TRYNNA LEARN ALL ABOUT IT……MAYBE IF I STEAL HER DRESS ILL BE ABLE TO ACT ON T.V AGAIN….THIS IS THE ONLY REASON I DO COMMERCIALS……I DON’T EVEN LIKE PERFUM….I BELIEVE IN NATURAL B.O ….MY DAUGHTER SMELLS LIKE A STAR!! I will NEVEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR COMB HER HAIR!!!!!!

  45. It ain’t Ralph tho!!! March 6, 2014

    She did recently win an image award for her role in The Game. 🙂 I don’t have a problem with Tamar, but she could and would never accomplish a quarter of what Brandy has. Keep it cute.

  46. ( THE REAL BEYONCE ) March 6, 2014

    I’M HAVEN SEVERAL SEATS TRYNNA LEARN ALL ABOUT IT……MAYBE IF I STEAL HER DRESS ILL BE ABLE TO ACT ON T.V AGAIN….THIS IS THE ONLY REASON I DO COMMERCIALS……I DON’T EVEN LIKE PERFUM….I BELIEVE IN NATURAL B.O ….MY DAUGHTER SMELLS LIKE A STAR!! I will NEVEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR COMB HER HAIR!!!!!! !

  47. Navy Nick March 6, 2014

    Brandy is the reason I started watching this show…I LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!!

  48. ASIPOFBRANDY March 6, 2014

    Don’t act like y’all ain’t know that Rocka been a BEAST at everything she does!!!! @RoyalKev that damn hot sauce song had me screamin lmao and she looked so gorge in the dress. #AllBrandyAllTheTime #QueenBee

  49. missdiva March 6, 2014

    Sam u a brandy.fan so I see why u bias but u failed to mention that Kelly Pitts got triple messages as brandy that nite and she was a reason most tuned in and The Game ratings were much better than these numbers before brandy joined(Darwin&Melanie) pulled much higher numbers…even Tiny and Toya Show also Monica(Still Standing) Show was pulling 3.8 million viewers when they aired so your inflation of these numbers are overrated……

  50. RoyalKev March 6, 2014

    @ AsipofBrandy

    Exactly, I love everything Brandy! She’s just brings things to life! I played that song all day when I found it online! It’s been in my head since 10 am this morning. I love the hot sauce, hot sauce line …

  51. Michelle March 6, 2014

    Congrats Bran!!! So many people are still underestimating you and yet you still keep it pushing and winning all the time!!!You are the definition of a true superstar!!! I love you girl!!! Keep giving them HATERS a reason to talk that b******* and negativity!!! #YouMad lol

  52. I SAID IT March 6, 2014

    This show is still on..wow I thought it was cancelled a while ago. And by the way, Brandys an ASTRONOMICAL FLOP lol, and might I add, AS UGLY AS A KICK IN THE BALLS.

  53. anonymous March 6, 2014

    @KeyshiaKeyshia Tamar has already sold 350k and her album is STILL charting on the Billboard charts so what are you talking about???

  54. anonymous March 6, 2014

    @Brandystan I like Kelly rowland, but did you really just say that Kelly was one of the top Black Female artists now??? how is that when none of her last 3 albums even sold 300k except her gold ceritfied debut??? sorry I like Kelly, but shes not at the top of anybodys most successful artist list. aside from DC she has a moderately successful solo career but I Wouldn’t say she’s one of the top Black female artist though.

  55. Yolanda March 6, 2014

    Come on now. Everybody knows that Brandy is more of an actor than a singer. Most of her singing success was derived from her acting career, Moesha. That is why she doesn’t sell as well now because it was the combination of singer/actress that gave her the success as a recording artist.

  56. Brian Love March 6, 2014

    Did this character “Brandy Stan” just include his flop fav in the same sentence with BEY and RIH, even excluding multi Grammy winner Alicia Keys, LOL I can’t. Can you please stop with the delusions, and go find a gold or platinum cert for your favs LAST 3 FLOP ALBUMS, along with locating her non existent vocal range. As much reaching as you Brandy stan’s do, you all sure didn’t reach for her last three albums lol.

  57. really March 6, 2014

    I’m NoT Taking Anything Away From The Artist You Named But Don’t You Think You’re Being A Little Harsh On Brandy ??? I Don’t Understand Why Y’all Knock Everyone On Here That Pretty Much Accomplished So Much In The Past And Real Talk Having 3 Multi Platinum Albums a Gold Album And Two Under Appreciated Albums Is Not Too Shabby

  58. ( TEAM CHARDONNAY ) March 6, 2014

    THESE FOOLS CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT….BUT BRANDY IS A FORCE BY HER DAMNNNNNF….SHE DON’T NEED GAY Z OR GAYO TOHELP HER….SHE DON’T NEED TO STEAL….AN SHE DAMn SuRE DON’T GOTThA POP HER P**** AROUND TO SOLVE A POINT…….AND FACT WE ALL KNOW THE HEIGHTS SHE CAN REACH WHEN SHE GAINS MOMMENTUM……SHORTY YOU’LL SEE..( LIKE A TRAIN SHE MOVEN FOWARD) YOU’LL SEE…..BEYONCE CLOWN ASS BLEACHEN HERSELF AN S***…..FALLING ALL ON STAGE AN S***….GETTEN THAT TACKY WEAVE CAUGHT N FANS AN S***…..SHE JUST LOOK LIKE A PLUMP FOOL IF U ASK ME!!! UNTRAINED NO VOCAB BIIIIIIOOOTCHHH

  59. anonymous March 6, 2014

    @Brian Love you’re right. I would have said Alicia Keys as one of the top black r&b female artists before saying Brandy or Kelly Rowland.

  60. ratedxx(love is beautiful) March 6, 2014

    I’m sorry I borderline stan hard for Brandy..but umm I pass on the game..

    I used to watch it when it was on the CW, as soon as it switched to BET, it became garbage…

    they should have kept the same writers..

    BET hires the most ghetto a** writers they can find…the only show that I would say is aight, is being mary jane, only because gabby is playing her self..

    and I don’t even watch that ish

  61. ( TEAM CHARDONNAY ) March 6, 2014

    LOL I WOULD LIKE TO SEE BEYONCE ENTER A SPELLING B. -____________-

  62. ratedxx(love is beautiful) March 6, 2014

    we all know Alicia keys has been the top bish in the R&b game for decades now…

    Brandy is the better singer, they don’t call her the vocal bible for nothing..but Alicia is more likeable in this white people world.

    I’m not trying to be racist or anything but when a white woman sings the same ish as brandy or other soul r&b singers, she gets all the attention..

    adele for example…21..please our people has been singing about the same thing for years..

  63. ( TEAM CHARDONNAY ) March 6, 2014

    I LIKE THE OLD ALICIA KEYS….THE NEW ONE JUST BE. SCREAM AN STUFF NOW….HAVE SEVERAL SEATS WELP UU KNOW WHAT DON’T EVEN SIT YO ASS DOWN…..AWWW NOW PLEASE ANYTHING BUT THAT….STOP DANCEN PLEASSSSSSSSEEEEE

  64. Jag March 6, 2014

    Brandy is still relevant and doing her thing 20 years later. No vocal range? Lol please you obviously know nothing about Brandys ice cold vocals.

  65. Timago March 6, 2014

    “I can’t wait to HATE U [massive shart] Oh s***!! J.D., get me a bucket! Ray Ray? Trey Songz? Lambs?! Anybody?!?! Oh no… SMELLY FLOPLAND!! HERE I COME!!!!”

  66. IStanForYourFav March 6, 2014

    Um how can we talk about promo when Brandy was on The Game, killed & sacrificed Whitney Houston (her supposedly idol), tried to regain a buzz by doing a sorry ass follow up with Monica, Norwood Family Values (flop reality) and more just for an album with her dry horse sounding vocals that you all claim is so damn distinctive. She sounds like she is singing through a cold. Very irritating. She is no where in the league of Beyoncé or Rihanna or anyone else. She is not even cute or pretty. Her vocal runs (you all like to brag on) are written for her. She has nothing going for her except the fact that Whitney gave her E.T. ass a role as Cinderella and the fact she was lucky enough to have MJ (Thanks to him working with Darkchild) on her album back in 2001. I don’t know how anyone could stan for Brandnu. She’s shady (Countess Vaugh will tell you in a second), ugly (eyes too close and ugly features all around), hateful, a murderer, can’t drive, can’t dance, can’t sing, can’t rap, & can’t sell. Smh. Don’t come for anyone else’s fav, when you’re fav is Moesha…

  67. 4evershelton March 6, 2014

    Listen I am a tamar fan but I Stan for Brandy and in this case, don’t you dare come over her talking bout sales until tamar sales 16 millions albums on one album! Which isn’t possible so never come for brandy! Bc she only do music for her fans not to be popular! She already did it on the biggest stages with out reality tv to get her there also on get own tour not as a opening act for somebody else! Straight off of pure talent boo so TIS that!

  68. IStanForYourFav March 7, 2014

    And no that b**** is not the Vocal Bible… That would belong to either Etta James, Aretha Franklin, or Patti Labelle.. the women who inspired Whitney, Mariah, and etc so this new non singing generation of prostitutes could have a dream…

  69. I SAID IT March 7, 2014

    Lmao @ IStanForYourFav, READ that overrated cold sounding nasally no vocal range shady Angler Fish looking bit*h.

  70. Comptons Finest March 7, 2014

    Congrats to B-Rocka for this success, man I’m ready for Brandy to get her mojo back musically R&B could use her along with some of these other 90s teen stars turned veterans.

  71. Mark111 March 7, 2014

    Brandy is so pretty, I love her eyes.

  72. FutureCIARA March 7, 2014

    @TGJ

    Need to post on why Tamar is being accused of NOT paying her employees, And why she fired one over INSTAGRAM……

    Heres The Article….

    “Tamar Braxton-Herbert has been accused of stiffing some of her employees! See what she has to say about it. This could explain why she ‪#‎blasted‬ someone on Instagram the other day!

    Do you believe the ‪#‎gossip‬, or is Tamar being unfairly targeted? Braxton Family Values Tamar & Vince Vince & Tamar Herbert”

  73. ( TEAM CHARDONNAY) March 7, 2014

    LOOK PERFECT CLOWNS….SORRY TO PICK OF YOUR CHERRIES BUT IT TAKES TALENT TO REALIZE REAL TALENT…THATS Y I WONT BAG DOWN TO YOUR HANDICAPPED ALIGATIONS….AN U WANNA TALK ABOUT WHO AHE KILLED….YALL ALL NEED A RUDE AWAKING ON WHO MRS BEY DONE POPPED OFF SMH YALL SO DAMN STUPID….BRANDY IS A RAW ACT GOOFIES….IM BEGGING TO BELIEVE SOMEBODIES TONE DEATH DUE TO ALL THAT DAMN GROWING MR BABES B DOEN….HER VOICE ALICIA TAMAR…NONE OF THEM WORSHIPPERS WILL B N NORWOODS LANE…YALL CAN ACT LIKE THEY GOT IT ALL TOGETHER IF U WONT TO…BUT THE TRUTH IS MOST OF EM JUST WAIST OF A CONTRACT NOW A DAYS LMAO I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MR KING BABES N HER 40S WHEN SHE START LOOKING LIKE HER POPPED ASS MOMMA WAT YALL GO B SAYEN…LMAO HER MOMMA LOOK LIKE TASHA MACK ON THE NEW SEASON OF THE GAME…LIKE THAT B**** HAD A STROKE….TIME WILL TELL…THIS IS KING BS BEST EFGORT AN WE ALL KNO THIS …STILL NO NUMBER ONE….GOOFY CONFUSED NON COUNTING SKIN BLEACHING MO BALANCE FALLING ASS BIOOOOUTCHHH

  74. BeYAWNce March 7, 2014

    WTF! This Black Belt FAKE B**** thought she could be BIG after involving in Whitney Houston Murder

  75. ( TEAM CHARDONNAY ) March 7, 2014

    B ROCKA…
    TEAM WINNING NUFF SAID

  76. The Boy Toy March 7, 2014

    I like Brandy. She makes good music and that’s all that matters. Plus my fav stans for her. 😉

  77. Mr. Cee March 7, 2014

    I would DIE if Shonda brought on Brandy as Olivia Pope’s long, lost half sister….JUST DIE!!!!!!

  78. Sandra March 8, 2014

    There’s some very delusional people in this comment section, saying Brandy is more of an actress than a singer? Excuse me lol?
    Brandy is an AMAZING vocalist, she has amazing range, tone and doesn’t SCREAM when she sings like a certain SOMEONE.

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