Brandy announced today (Oct. 2) on New York radio station Hot 97 (WQHT) that she is planning on partnering with her brother Ray J for a collaborative album tentatively titled "R&B."

Brandy announced today (Oct. 2) on New York radio station Hot 97 (WQHT) that she is planning on partnering with her brother Ray J for a collaborative album tentatively titled "R&B." The title is a nod to the siblings' respective first initials as well as their chosen style of music.

Meanwhile, Brandy's fifth studio album, "Human," is due Nov. 11 via Epic. First single "Right Here (Departed)" reached No. 24 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.


-- Mariel Concepcion, N.Y.







Reigning Country Music Association male and female vocalists of the year Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the 42nd Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 12 in Nashville.

In addition to their hosting duties, Paisley and Underwood will also perform. Previously announced performers include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

Last year's awards show featured multiple hosts, including LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans, actor James Denton and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley.


-- Ken Tucker, Nashville

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