From The Vault: Brandy – ‘Have You Ever’

Published: Sunday 17th Oct 2021 by Joe

From The Vault is back this week and salutes another major artist.

Today’s pick is ‘Have You Ever’ by the Vocal Bible herself, Brandy.

Helmed by wordsmith Diane Warren and maestro David Foster, ‘Ever’ was the third single from the artist’s 1998 blockbuster sophomore set ‘Never Say Never.’

Dealing with unrequited love, the ballad returned B-Rocka to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and  Top 20 in the UK – at #13 – after the cultural reset that was the Monica-assisted ‘The Boy Is Mine.’

The song’s visual was directed by Kevin Bray and depicted a lovelorn Brandy house-sitting for her best friend…whom she secretly loves. While he’s away, she walks around his closest and even wears one of his suits.

‘Ever’ was a huge hit on BET, and also on MTV where it was nominated for a Video Music Award in 1999.

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With only but a few days to go before Brandy’s TV comeback courtesy of ABC’s ‘Queens,’ we sincerely hope new music is on the horizon for the R&B royal.

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  1. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 17, 2021

    This was my LEAST favorite on Never Say Never…

    • Shivo October 17, 2021

      Waaa? How.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 17, 2021

        It’s a typical, run-of-the-mill, purchased from Diane Warren ballad, to slap on an album in the 90s for the sake of having a ballad on there. Sickly sweet, no depth, no substance, should I go on?

      • Blinding lights October 17, 2021

        Wrong wrong wrong. Than again you do stan that no talent flopmila and Lana flopray .so it should come to no surprise that you do indeed have shittÿ taste across la board..

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 17, 2021

        Stick with your surface-emotion crap like this

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 17, 2021

        Pitchfork readers rank ‘Norman F****** Rockwell’ by Lana Del Rey as the best female album released in the last 25 years.

      • Marylin MonH0 Da real Diva 👠 October 18, 2021

        Stfu gayla liar . Lana is a damn ugly flop she ain’t never had a number one hit like brandy can’t sing at all brandy can actually sing and brandy has a Grammy fata del cow thighs has none in site 💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻

  2. marilyn monh-O-E 👠(DIVA got da Real Groove💃🏼) October 17, 2021

    Have you ever killed somebody? Brandy: yesssss 💅🏿

    • Yup I said it October 17, 2021

      Just stfu already lol. Basic stiff aka Taylor flat a** still can’t sing dance . She’s A typical run-of-the-mill white privileged no talent overhyped flop just like fatdele sweetie

      • marilyn monh-O-E 👠(DIVA got da Real Groove💃🏼) October 17, 2021

        Stfu back at you💅🏿 Taylor ain’t s h I t on da real diva 👠 Brandy hit & run killed some it’s daughter and that’s a fact. Y’all people think y’all can erase the history? Oh hell no, Diva didn’t approve this ❌🚫

      • Marylin protects hers 👠 October 18, 2021

        No h0 she’s right YOU shut yo stank std riddin gaping as$ hole all the way up and take your penicillin ugly crusty dusty f a ggo t always wanna be a girl but you’ll neva be you stinky t*****
        💯💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻

  3. Monica Stan October 17, 2021

    FLOP

    • Truth October 17, 2021

      Where’s trenches on the charts?? Tread lightly or we’ll drag that flop eyed yodeling bug

    • Kandi burruss October 17, 2021

      Stfu

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 17, 2021

        Kandi is an even bigger flop lmaoooooooooo 🤣

  4. eric October 17, 2021

    I like the song, but not as much as Diane’s work for Aaliyah and Monica: I looove the melody in “For You I Will”. It never gets old. And then I just can’t forget the video and radio version for “The One I Gave My Heart To”. Really great memories.

  5. Dev October 18, 2021

    The comment section stared off well with what seemed like a decent conversation about views on the song, and then descends into the usual foolishness by the usual subjects. Why don’t ya’ll just start a whatsapp group, a discussion on clubhouse, have an orgy

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 18, 2021

      Because, on here, if you’re even slightly critical of a song/artist somebody else likes, they start throwing “where is Flopmila on the charts?” or “Flop Del Rey?” Pathetic at this point. We’re all entitled to our opinion.

      • Dev October 18, 2021

        Ok…But you bring up Normani and call her horrible things all the time. you and crazyston are the worst so don’t even with all that . Fraud.

  6. Adele’s BBL October 18, 2021

    “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” is THE best cover my ears heard. And at just 19. NSN is unskippable.

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