Ponder on this: Brandy was 15-years-old when her debut self-titled album Brandy dropped. At 33 the R&B songstress still has the powerful voice beautiful enough to put goosebumps on your arms. At 93.9 WKYS’s free concert held at the Howard Theatre in D.C., Brandy performed Put It Down in a royal blue romper. Brandy is back like she never left! Along with a couple backup dancers, B puts the ‘umph’ in every choreographed move hitting each gyration flawlessly. Similar to her BET Awards tribute to Whitney Houston, it’s obvious Brandy is here to win. The vocals? My god. Like every time Brandy opens her mouth (remember her singing Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” in her bathroom acapella?), even performing a song about putting it down between the sheets, she reminds you why she’s a true vocalist to the core.
“Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown is the second single from Two Eleven, the follow-up to 2008’s Human. In the four years since Brandy’s last album she starred in her reality TV show Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, focused on her daughter, found love and clearly worked hard toward her big comeback. There are only three words to describe the performances and music we’ve heard thus far: Work it, Brandy!
Brandy Performs ‘Put It Down’ Live in Washington, D.C. [Stupid Dope]
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