On July 31, the album was released for digital download/streaming pre-order which included an instant download of "Baby Mama", "Love Again" (with Daniel Caesar) and a new song, "Rather Be". New Releases. 3 on Billboard’s R&B albums chart and No. Brandy Promises Her Upcoming Album ‘b7’ Is Her Most Authentic Yet. Sam Tabone via Getty Images Brandy performs during RNB Fridays Live on Nov. 9, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Executive produced by Brandy along with DJ Camper and LaShawn Daniels, this 15-track confessional is her most personal to date. With Her First Album in 8 Years, Brandy Finally Feels Free The “Vocal Bible” talks about creative control, Broadway and working with her daughter Sy’rai on ‘B7’ Authenticity is present on this album; she confidently steers her own ship by taking a new approach by writing every song on the album to create something personal [...] She was the moment in the '90s, and now she is the moment in 2020. 30 songs. It took a while because I didn't want to rush. Released on Friday, the album is the 41-year-old … News. Brandy B7 Tops The Charts First week debut for Brandy’s ‘B7’ saw the album come in on the Billboard 200 finish line at #12. 10 with album units of 25,200. Back Home (feat. [7], During an interview with British newspaper The Guardian, Norwood said of the situation that "music [was her] therapy" and she "[wouldn't] know what life would be without it." Albums five and six spread across a quadrennial release schedule as the … Released on Friday, the album is the 41-year-old … [10] Norwood can be heard to be warmly wearing her heart on her sleeve as her love interest plays hard-to-get. Brandy Drops Cover For New Album 'B7', where the station declared that they "loved" the cover. The album also debuted at No. Brandy’s new album, B7, arrived on Friday (July 31). “b7” was released on July 31st via Brand Nu & eOne, and is Brandy’s first studio album in 8 years. When I would hear his music it was like, 'This is what Never Say Never would sound like in the future. "[43], Jennifer Gonsalves, from MEA WorldWide wrote, "Brandy delivers flawless vocals, smooth vibes and effortless storytelling on comeback release and proves her crown is hers alone". Discover. Additionally on "High Heels", Norwood duets with her daughter Sy'rai and also raps one of the verses. Listen to B7 by Brandy on Top Charts. Re: B7 Hits #1 on Three Billboard Charts « Reply #141 on: August 12, 2020, 12:54:47 PM » And for additional perspective, the Top Current Album Chart is the older version of the Billboard 200 before they added Streaming. [26] Like "Baby Mama", the video for "Borderline" was directed by Derek Blanks and Frank Gatson Jr.[27] On August 19, 2020, Norwood released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "Borderline" video. "[39] Chicago Defender journalist Kimberly M. Dobine felt that "This album is a vibe, very reminiscent of what we have come to expect from Brandy, yet so distinctly different then what we are used to [...] I believe this is the Brandy that she's always wanted to be and always wanted us to experience [...] It’s cohesive, and the most honest reflection of who she is as an artist today. Would I tell my story as deep as I could tell it? Advertisement. Lyrically, in freeing herself from them, the singer discusses how her own mental health has improved. “The #VerzuzEffect in REAL-TIME‼️” Swizz wrote of the feat. Brandy’s newest album, B7, climbed to number-one while Monica’s LPs re-entered the Top 40 R&B & Soul Albums roster. [49] Clash editor Robin Murray called the album "a triumph. SA Music Mag By. [16] Norwood told the New York Post: "I have not been diagnosed as bipolar [...] but I’ve had moments where trauma has caused me to not be myself, and I felt at a point that I could’ve experienced moments of that. Brandy is getting all her things in 2020. On the last song of her fourth album, she claimed hard-fought control and contemplated retirement. The album features lead single "Baby Mama" featuring Chance the Rapper, and "Borderline". The album also debuted at No. "[4], Speaking about the process of making the album, Norwood was clear about the dedication she put into the project, "I've dedicated the last couple of years of my life to new music, my new project. 15 tracks (45:48). Kearse added "There's a strong sense of distance to B7, as if Brandy is recounting stories secondhand despite them ostensibly being her own. B7 is the seventh studio album by American singer Brandy Norwood. Norwood's Grammy-nominated collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar, "Love Again", is also included on the album. "[2] Describing the album as authentic and her most personal to date, Norwood said that fans could expect her "entire heart" on the album, with themes of "love and heartache and coming into [her] own and finding [her] own self love". b7 was released on July 31st, and is Brandy’s first studio album in 8 years. Brandy B7. "[13] In an interview with the New York Post, Norwood shared the story behind the single, "I loved someone that was not available to be loved by me, and so that drove me crazy," adding, "I wanted to use my music as a way to start more conversations about mental health and how that’s something that we all need to work on every day. "[3] Part way through the making of the album Daniels, an early career mentor for Norwood, passed away. As a result, was not only the week’s top debut among all albums on that tally but also sitting reached #1 on the Independent Albums chart and #3 on the Top R&B Albums chart. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP After an eight-year hiatus, Brandy has returned to music with her seventh album “ B7,” which released July 31 via her … Sam Tabone via Getty Images Brandy performs during RNB Fridays Live on Nov. 9, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. After the mass genocide of R&B from the top of the charts in the mid 2000s, many R&B acts who debuted in the late 90’s and early aughts found themselves incapable of future significant commercial success. The wait is over. SHARES. Comparisons were also drawn to singer-songwriter Syreeta Wright, who often wore her hair in braids too. The album features lead single "Baby Mama" featuring Chance the Rapper, and "Borderline". The ‘expensive’ single from b7 follows in “Baby Mama” featuring Chance the Rapper. Norwood's Grammy-nominated collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel … I was balancing television and studio time. B7 is Brandy’s seventh studio album, released on July 31, 2020 via Brand Nu, Inc and eOne Urban. [9] Interpreted by some critics as an "apology,"[8] it has Norwood explaining her absence from music following the break-up of her relationship with music executive Ryan Press. [24] The latter was produced by Darhyl "Hey DJ" Camper. [58], In the United Kingdom, B7 debuted at number two on the UK Hip-Hop and R&B Albums Chart Top 40,[59] marking Norwood's highest debut on any UK chart since Full Moon debuted atop the same chart in March 2002. Brandy – B7 (Album Review) Posted at 09:46h CrypticRock cryptic rock, CrypticRock, Music reviews, News, Reviews 0 Comments. "[45], Michigan Chronicle critic Ashley Stevenson wrote that "throughout the album, Brandy toys with techno undertones without losing her iconic sultriness bending her voice to each track, even doing some rapping. Upon its release, the album received generally favorable reviews from critics and numerous publications included it on their lists of the best albums of 2020. [22], In March 2020, it was announced that Norwood would release the album's lead single "Baby Mama" featuring American recording artist Chance The Rapper on the American talk show The Talk. What would it sound like? Pharrell Williams) [Remix] 3:21 0:30. Norwood's Grammy-nominated collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel … [8] Norwood can be heard to refer to her mentor, Whitney Houston as the "goat" — a common acronym attributed to singer Houston, meaning ″the greatest of all time.″[9] The album's third track "Rather Be" was co-written with Victoria Monét and sees Norwood return to the distinctive smooth, sultry balladry of previous albums. @4everBrandy's 'B7' debuts at No. The look was designed and styled by celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble. [62], Credits adapted from album booklet and liner. She is back and better than ever. Brandy – B7. The Fight for More Meaningful Music. Brandy is among the few artists to achieve mainstream success as a teenager and make smooth artistic transitions across a multi-decade career. b7 is Brandy’s first studio album in eight years. Get chart statistics for airplay, downloads and streaming. It was released on July 31, 2020, through her own label, Brand Nu, Inc and eOne Music. Another cool new item, is the “B7” album art T-shirts. Release date: 31 Jul 2020; Chart debut: #3 (31 Jul 2020) Highest Position: #3 (31 Jul 2020) Most recent chart position: #96 (07 Sep 2020) Days on US Albums Chart: 26 'b7' has charted in the following countries: United Kingdom, United States, Germany, France, Canada, Spain and Australia. Brandy - 'b7' American iTunes Chart Performance "b7": Chart Statistics. [28] "Borderline" was performed as part of Norwood's Verzuz battle against fellow R&B singer Monica on August 31, 2020 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Brandy, who'd worked on B7 for around three years, says she was worried the album would feel out of place or poorly timed in 2020. gave the album 7.3 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus. Back in the mid ’90s R&B music was scorching the Billboard charts. Norwood's Grammy-nominated collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar, "Love … [31], At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, B7 has an average score of 78 based on 6 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews,"[34] becoming Norwood's highest Metacritic rating to date. She's described the record [...] as "freeing," but she generally feels more withdrawn than liberated. B7, an Album by Brandy. Would I just bare it all? Executive produced by Brandy along with DJ Camper and LaShawn Daniels, this 15-track confessional is her most personal to date. BRANDY - B7 (ALBUM) Year: 2020: World wide: B7 is the seventh studio album by American singer Brandy Norwood.It was released on July 31, 2020, through her own label, Brand Nu, Inc and eOne Music. The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2020 Soul Train Awards. I believe in it, and I just felt like this was the time. I was able to really get a lot of things off of my chest, really use music as a way to escape and heal. Play on Spotify. Brandy captioned Saturday's screen shot of the digital album chart. I put everything I could into this project. B7 is her first studio album since 2012's Two Eleven.The album features lead single "Baby Mama" featuring Chance the Rapper, and "Borderline".Norwood's Grammy-nominated collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel … It was so freeing for me, because I did get a chance to really dig in and write from my heart of hearts. [18] Glennisha Morgan from KISS 95.1 FM commented that the cover featured Norwood's signature braids, and the choice of gold beads complimented the gold eye shadow in the cover photo. ... Brandy’s ‘Borderline’ Enters Top 10 on Billboard Adult R&B Airplay Chart. Brandy, a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop singer, songwriter, and actress, was one of the most successful multi-media stars of the '90s, thanks to her constant presence on both the pop and R&B charts, her popular hit sitcom Moesha and the classic made-for-TV movie phenomenon Cinderella, which attracted more than 60 million viewers. One who has … Brandy B7 Tops The Charts. B7 is her first studio album since 2012's Two Eleven. Watch BTS for Brandy’s ‘Borderline’ video here : https://youtu.be/uJVZpQiXxLw, Your email address will not be published. [55][56] The album was marked as the highest debut for that week and earned Brandy her eighth Billboard 200 chart entry. Best Albums. In the image, Norwood is pictured face forward towards the camera with "beads cascading down her forehead". B7 is her first studio album since 2012's Two Eleven. eOne artist Brandy released her first album in eight years, b7, on July 31 and the results are in: it’s a bona fide hit! Brandy - B7 on Top40 Charts. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. 4 on the Billboard Top Albums and the Top Current Charts. Read the latest music news on rock, pop, country, jazz, rap, hip hop and more, get ringtones and lyrics. [29], On October 14, Norwood introduced an alternate version of the song "No Tomorrow" which she performed live at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Critics praised the album's authenticity, its cohesiveness, and Norwood's vocals. [2][3] During an interview with the HuffPost' Taryn Finley, Norwood said she was letting her "authentic experiences inform [her] music". b7 is Brandy’s first studio album in eight years. The album also debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Albums and the Top Current Charts. Both albums debuted at No. Brandy was born into a musical family, the Mississippi-born daughter of Willie and Sonja Norwood, became one of the most successful multi-media stars of the ’90s. B7 is her first studio album since 2012's Two Eleven. Pharrell Williams) - Remix Snoh Aalegra, Pharrell Williams • Whoa (feat. I feel very strong about my music, confident about where I am with it. Artists: Brandy Album: B7 Year: 2020 Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320kbps Genre: R&B/Soul Dua Lipa feat. B7 is her first studio album since 2012's Two Eleven. [30] It was released for digital download the same day. 4. [15], The album's cover art and title were unveiled on May 7, 2020. A week after “Borderline,” her second most-played song from b7, officially entered... About Us. I don't know what life would be without it, "Brandy Is Her Most Authentic Self on 'B7': Album Review", "New Music: Brandy – Rather Be (Produced by DJ Camper)", "Brandy – 'B7' review: illustrious R&B star shares hard-won truths on forthright comeback record", "Brandy talks Kanye, Whitney and her first album in eight years", "Brandy's New Song "Bye BiPolar" Is an Open Discussion of Mental Health", "Brandy Shares Cover For Forthcoming Album 'B7'; Fans Say She's Paying Homage To Whitney Houston", "Brandy Stuns In Must-See Braids On The Cover Of New Album 'B7, "Yasss! "[46] In her review for The Observer, Kadish Morris was critical with Norwood's rapping effort on songs such as "High Heels" but praised the album's "familiar acrobatic vocals and sublime harmonies. Lists. Brandy captioned Saturday's screen shot of the digital album chart. b7 was released on July 31st, and is Brandy’s first studio album in 8 years. "[3], On why Norwood chose Darhyl "DJ" Camper, Jr. to helm the project, she shared, "His tracks were so different, but still connected to me in a way where it didn’t feel so different from what I’ve done. It was released on July 31, 2020, through her own label, Brand Nu, Inc and eOne Music. Norwood's Grammy-nominated collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar, "Love Again", is also included on the album. B7 debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart, earning 25,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. ", "Brandy Promises Her Upcoming Album 'b7' Is Her Most Authentic Yet", "With Her First Album in 8 Years, Brandy Finally Feels Free", "Brandy Tells Apple Music About New Song "Rather Be, "Brandy Makes A Glorious Return With Long Awaited 'b7' Album", "Brandy: 'Music is my therapy. Lavin added the new album had been worth the wait, "because it has helped one of R&B's most revered talents find her smile again. 2. Listen free to Brandy – B7 (Saving All My Love, Unconditional Oceans and more). Charts. November 11, 2020. First week debut for Brandy’s ‘B7’ saw the album come in on the Billboard 200 finish line at #12. "I went into this album thinking, 'If this were my last project, if this were the last time I would ever sing…what would I do?' All of the charts, sales and streams, constantly updated. It was almost like a continuation. Community. I'm saying never", acting as a reference to Norwood's 1998 album Never Say Never while also marking Norwood's personal growth and transition since then. Jul 31, 2020. #B7 out now!" Read the latest music news on rock, pop, country, jazz, rap, hip hop and more, get ringtones and lyrics. Brandy - 'b7' Canadian iTunes Chart Performance "b7": Chart Statistics. 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