Yesterday was Brandy Norwood‘s 35th birthday. We have to say, we’re a little shocked. It feels like Brandy’s been in the game so long she could have been 100. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at her musical duel with Monica, “The Boy Is Mine” and we’re going to decide once and for all who won that fight. And it’s not just Brandy vs Monica we’re concerned with today. We’re going head to head for Usher vs R. Kelly, Beyonce vs Shakira, Michael Jackson vs Paul McCartney and a host of other iconic romantic song battles. Want to know who came out on top? Check out our rankings after the jump. Read more…
Brandy or Ray J? It’s a question for the ages. On paper, the answer to this question may be obvious when factoring in talent, overall charm, and taking a look at both of their resumes – Brandy, duh! – but that’s only until you look further. And by look further, I mean, “my boyfriend is out of town and I’ve binge watched every episode of Happy Endings, so I need to do something else to pass the time.” I kid, I kid. The truth of the matter is that I simply love comparing celebrity siblings.
By Christopher Rosa
Instagram works wonders, people. It can turn our favorite singers from the late ’90s and early 2000s into superstars all over again. Don’t believe us? Check out these nine former R&B stars who now rule Instagram. From va-va-voom bikini bods (hey, Ashanti) to rock-hard pecs (yes, you Craig David) these singers are setting the web on fire with their glorious #grams.
Brandy lets Big Morning Buzz Live know about her tennis skills, Courtney Love throws shade at a rock legend, and back in the 1990s, Def Jam Records missed out on signing one of the greatest MCs of all time.
Singer, actress and newly engaged superstar, Brandy Norwood stopped by VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan this morning to dish on her new flick, Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. But that’s not all this busy lady is up to, she’s also starring in BET’s hit series, The Game and has much to say about her character Chardonnay Pitts.
The dead of winter hasn’t hit NYC yet but the lineup for the Essence Music Festival has us dreaming of warmer weather and beignets. Every year the EMF is held in New Orleans on Fourth of July weekend to celebrate black music and culture. Brandy, Jill Scott, Maxwell and Keyshia Cole are scheduled to hit the stage for the 19th annual event that takes over the city for four days.
Eight stages will rock with a myriad of artists including LL Cool J, New Edition and Charlie Wilson; and crowds will gather around smaller stages for Mint Condition, Blackstreet, Big Daddy Kane and others. Essence Music Festival is a big deal–”one of the most important forums for non-hip-hop black music and culture” according to the New York Times.
Last summer VH1 flew to New Orleans for the food, music and culture of the city and event. One of The Top 5 Most Entertaining Moments was Dru Hill reuniting on stage! How’s that for a trip down memory lane? Summer, we miss you. Come again soon.
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Fairytales do come true in their own time. Fifteen years ago 60 million viewers tuned in to watch a young Brandy play Cinderella in the television adaptation of the Disney cartoon movie. For Brandy, real life is far greater than the Cinderella story. A newly engaged Brandy was glowing on New Year’s in Vegas when she chatted with PopStop TV about her engagement to Ryan Press. The R&B beauty also had some advice for Kim Kardashian on motherhood. Read more…
Last week, we successfully brought you the VH1 staff’s favorite songs of 2011 without any bloodshed, and we’re happy to report that no one’s brain exploded while trying to narrow down the amazing albums of 2012 into a concise list. Again, what VH1 staffers enjoyed in 2012 was a rich and vibrant tapestry of genres, created both by newcomers and veterans.
As far as consensus is concerned, there were 23 LPs that appeared on multiple ballots, but only 6 that appeared on four or more lists: Miguel‘s Kaleidoscope Dream (7 ballots), Emeli Sandé‘s Our Version Of Events and Frank Ocean‘s channel ORANGE (6 ballots apiece), Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d. city (5 ballots), Taylor Swift‘s RED and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ The Heist (each with 4 ballots).
Now, on with the show!