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Brandy Joins Motown. Announces Commencement Of Working On New Album.

Brandy is embarking on her next chapter with a brand new record label.

Easily one of music’s most iconic vocalists, the songbird is now nesting at one of music’s most prestigious imprints. The deal serves as Brandy’s first major-label partnership in over a decade and follows the chart-topping indie release of her 2020 album, ‘B7.’

Speaking about signing with Motown, the star said in a statement:

“I’ve always wanted to work with Ethiopia [Habtemariam, Motown’s CEO and chairwoman]. I’ve just always thought that she was just a bad-ass Black woman who loves music, knows music, and I saw her work her way up because she’s so talented. So when I heard that she was who she is now at Motown, I was like, ‘If I ever were to go back to a major label, I would want to work with Ethiopia.’ And it happened.”

She added:

“I used to always wonder when I would watch Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and all of the amazing Motown artists, ‘Would I ever be able to make it in that time? What would I have sounded like on Motown?’ I would have loved to have that Motown sound. And then, years later, I get this opportunity to do this unbelievable partnership with them. And it’s Ethiopia. And it’s Motown. And I’m like, ‘Wow, this is the universe! I’m going with this! I have to go with this.’ They’ve just been so supportive of me.”

There’s new music on the way too in the form of Brandy’s forthcoming 8th album:

“I can’t wait to get started on the music because it’s going to be so refreshing, so different. And I’m just looking forward to singing and listening and learning and growing all over again. I feel like I’m reborn. I feel like I have a whole new energy, a whole new spark, to keep going, to keep moving, and to keep doing what I love to do, which is sing, rap, act and dance.”

 

While speaking on the deal, Habtemariam said:

“Brandy is one of the most prolific voices in the history of music.  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.”

Congratulations from us all at AE, Brandy!

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