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R&B Superstar, Brandy, Partners With Motown Ahead of Eighth Studio Album

One of R&B’s most enduring icons is teaming up with the record label credited with perfecting the art form.

Friday, Brandy, who had hinted at the deal in her social media posts during the previous month, announced she has partnered with Motown Records and plans to release a new album soon.

The 43-year-old singer, songwriter, actress and model, who has sold over 40 million records worldwide, rushed to Instagram to share the news of her first major label record deal since 2012.

“Thank you God for a dream come true! I’m so excited to announce my partnership with @motownrecords and the incomparable @theethiopiandream,” she wrote. “Thanks to my team and my beautiful fans for riding with me all these years.”

Motown Records CEO & Chairwoman Ethiopia Habtemariam said of the partnership in a statement, “Brandy is one of the most prolific voices in the history of music.”

She added, “Her contribution to R&B continues to influence newcomers and contemporaries around the world. We are ecstatic to welcome Brandy to the Motown family and eager to join her in making musical history.”

To celebrate the announcement, she released a performance of “Rather Be” from her seventh studio album “b7” as the finale to the COLORS SHOW — a performance and content series by Motown and COLORSxSTUDIOS celebrating Black Music Month that kicked off June 17 and has featured other Motown artists such as Ne-Yo, ELHAYE

The label and the artist teased an upcoming eighth studio album from the diva, who released “B7” independently in 2020. Critically lauded, the album was No. 1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200.

1 comment:

  1. Motown hasn't been an important R&B label for at least 25 years, thus it's signing Brandy based on past glories.


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