1. Brandy, Tyrese Perform at Mother's Day Music Festival

    May 14, 2017 11:48 AM EDT R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother's Day two days early at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. The second annual SJ Presents Mother's Day Good Music Festival took place at the Barclays Center, which also included rising singer…

  2. Brandy, Chromeo, Aaron Carter & More to Perform at L.A. Pride Festival

    May 09, 2017 7:05 PM EDT ILOVEMAKONNEN, Young M.A, Erika Jayne, Brooke Candy and Kat Dahlia will also perform at the June 10–11 event. Chromeo and Brandy will headline this year's LA Pride Festival on June 10 and 11 in West Hollywood, California.  Other performers include Aaron Carter ,  ILOVEMAKONNEN ,  Young M…

  3. Ashanti Talks 'Crashed' Cameo, Favorite Ja Rule Collaborations & How Jay Z Almost Featured on 'Foolish'

    March 07, 2017 4:42 PM EST In the early 2000s, Murder Inc. built an indomitable empire of radio hits. With rapper  Ja Rule supplementing his swagger and edginess, Ashanti  etched her lane as the sensual songbird.  Born Ashanti Douglas, the Long Island native reeled listeners in early on with her smooth vocals. First,…

  4. Soulquarius Brings All-Star R&B Acts, Production Flaws to Santa Ana, CA

    February 19, 2017 6:13 PM EST Performances by R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Monica and more weren't enough to overlook bad planning. How do you assemble one of the greatest R&B lineups in contemporary history and still manage to taint it with grave production flaws? That was the conundrum at the promising…

  5. Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus & More Address Women's March in Downtown L.A.

    January 22, 2017 3:11 PM EST Women’s Marches took place all across the country on Saturday (Jan. 21), bringing out record crowds in the name of equality. Washington, D.C., garnered the main spotlight but the March in Los Angeles may have been just as significant in terms of garnering attention through star power and…

  6. Brandy Honored With Lady of Soul Award, Teddy Riley Tribute Brings Out the Classics at 2016 Soul Train Music Awards

    November 28, 2016 11:33 AM EST On Sunday (Nov. 27), R&B heavyweights including Brandy , Erykah Badu , India.Arie , Teddy Riley and Dru Hill were on-hand to perform at the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards. Sparked by a soulful performance by Lady of Soul recipient Brandy -- who dived into a medley of classics, including her…

  7. Judge Rules Against Publicist Who Sued Sony Music Alleging Racial Discrimination

    April 11, 2016 6:43 PM EDT Indie PR veteran Courtney Barnes claimed RCA's Sarah Weinstein-Dennison had him fired from Fantasia's publicity campaign. Sony Music Entertainment has won a summary judgment motion against independent music publicist Courtney Barnes who alleged that RCA Records’ senior VP of…

  8. Soul Sisters Podcast: Brandy Puts 'Other People's Opinions' In Perspective

    February 23, 2016 1:00 PM EST Early into this episode of  Soul Sisters,   Brandy remarks on the "hundred thousand butterflies" she feels when we remind her of how much success she's had, on the Billboard charts and beyond, in her 20-plus year career as an entertainer. From her lightning hot debut album …

  9. Brandy on 'Beggin & Pleadin': 'This Particular Song Is Freedom' (Exclusive)

    January 20, 2016 1:09 PM EST "This particular song is freedom," Brandy says of her raw and gritty single "Beggin & Pleadin." "[It's] liberty to express myself in the most interesting, edgiest way possible."  The R&B veteran and  Zoe Ever After  star recently recalled creating…

  10. Brandy Shares New Song 'Beggin & Pleadin': Listen

    January 06, 2016 1:10 PM EST Just after the debut of her new TV series Zoe Ever After  last night (Jan. 5) on BET, Brandy  is sharing new music with a soulful track called “Beggin & Pleadin" that has a little bit of a twang.  Brandy Breaks Down the Songs of Her Self-Titled Debut 20 Years Later Produced by Oak…

  11. Brandy Talks 'A Classic Holiday' Album, BET Rom-Com 'Zoe Ever After' & Omarion Grammy Snub

    December 09, 2015 3:57 PM EST The way Brandy explains her holiday traditions, Christmas at the Norwood residence sounds lit like a tree. With holiday cookies and Temptations classics on the menu, the Grammy-winning R&B songstress is also bringing the festive spirit with a special gift on the Christmas album called A …

  12. Boyz II Men & Brandy Added as Soul Train Awards Performers

    November 05, 2015 5:36 PM EST The Soul Train Awards have added two new performers to the lineup: Brandy and Boyz II Men . Also, L.A. Reid , Kat Graham and Jaheim have been added to the list of presenters. Earlier this week,  Billboard  reported that Fantasia ,  Jazmine Sullivan ,  Empire ’s  V. Bozeman ,  Tevin Campbell …

  13. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 15 Years Ago, 'Oops,' Britney Spears Did It Again

    June 01, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 2000, Spears' second album debuted at No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Paula Abdul, Brandy & Monica and Elton John. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. June 1, 1991 Several notable albums enter…

  14. Exclusive: Brandy Breaks Down the Songs of Her Self-Titled Debut 20 Years Later

    September 27, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Brandy gives Billboard a song-by-song breakdown of her first album, released Sept. 27, 1994. Like many of her fans 20 years later, Brandy can still remember the first time she heard her debut single “I Wanna Be Down” on the radio in the late summer of 1994. Brandy, 'Brandy' at 20:…

  15. The Juice Podcast: Jennifer Hudson Interview, Nick Hakim Performance & 'Brandy' 20-Year Anniversary

    September 26, 2014 3:30 PM EDT On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's associate editor Steven Horowitz and I discuss the current state of R&B including new artists ( Daniel Caesar , Nick Hakim ), upcoming releases ( Jennifer Hudson ’s JHUD , Keyshia Cole 's Point Of No Return ) and…

  16. Brandy, 'Brandy' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    September 26, 2014 1:05 PM EDT In 1994, the biggest worry in Brandy 's small world was an unrequited crush. For those of us coming of age in the mid-'90s, life was similarly low-strung. Silly boys and stupid cliques ran our conscience. But these were things that were achingly tragic to a teenager. Four months…

  17. Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Track List: Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Trey Songz & More

    August 24, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Chris Brown's new album will be released on Sept. 16 through RCA. Chris Brown’s long-delayed sixth album, X , will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar , R. Kelly , Trey Songz , Akon and Brandy , among others. Brown has already released several new tracks for the forthcoming…

  18. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Brandy & Monica Fight Their Way To No. 1

    June 02, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1998, the divas' harmonic dispute 'The Boy Is Mine' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Elton John and Eminem Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  19. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please…

  20. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Jill Scott, Maxwell Set The Mood

    July 06, 2013 12:51 PM EDT Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott and Maxwell were among the big names who kicked off the Essence Music Festival Friday night (July 5) at the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But even before the first performance started around 7p.m. CDT, the 19th annual event had already achieved…

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