Brandy Releases Her First Album in Eight Years ‘B7’

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The blueprint is back. Eight years after Two Eleven, Brandy has released her masterful, long-awaited seventh LP B7.

As always with Brandy, the project is a musical reset. The runs, the riffs, the tonality, the transitions and the vocal layering are out of this world and consistent with her almost three-decade run.

Brandy entered the scene with her debut self-titled project in 1994. She soon after began starring in the hit UPN series Moesha which ran for 6 seasons. The series will be streamable on Netflix beginning August 1.

The songstress followed up Brandy with Never Say Never featuring her and Monica’s Grammy-winning hit “The Boy Is Mine,” but it was her third release Full Moon that locked in her influence on the genre of R&B and vocal production.

Now in 2020, she’s reaffirming why she’s referred to as the Vocal Bible.

Featuring Chance the Rapper, Daniel Caesar and her daughter Sy’Rai, B7 is a journey in and behind the album.

Brandy faced legal challenges with her former label, but she’s found freedom in rectifying those issues and now releasing B7 on her imprint Brand Nu distributed by eOne Music.

“I went forward in that light and I was able to team up with eOne and create my own imprint, my own label from there and start the process of creating B7,” said Brandy to Rolling Stone. “It took a long time, but I’m so grateful that I’m in this position right now, and I feel so proud of the work that I was able to do in this time.”

The 15 track project’s beauty lies in her freedom. Brandy’s full creative control and exceptional team including the late, phenomenon LaShawn Daniels, the star Camper and other incredible producers and writers allowed her to fully realize her sound and ability as a 41-year-old legend.

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Bryant Lydell

Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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