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While working hard in the studio with Stacey Barthe and Hit-Boy on her 7th studio album, Brandy is still keeping busy as she just announced that she will be making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago. The eight-week limited engagement runs from April 28 to June 21 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York.

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Has Brandy switched record labels?

All signs certainly suggest so after the singer’s manager, Breyon Prescott, was recently appointed as the head of urban A&R at Epic Records, home to R&B artists such as CiaraTamar Braxton and, as announced today, Mariah Carey. What’s interesting is that the appointment sees the business mogul move his Chameleon Entertainment imprint – which Brandy is signed to – with him.

Now, Brandy is no stranger to label switches, as some may remember that Epic Records is the same label she departed from back in 2009 following the release of fifth studio album “Human“, before releasing her last effort, “Two Eleven“, via RCA Records and Chameleon in 2012. Her future with RCA has since been questioned after being removed from the labels website, prompting speculation that she is now without a record deal or has signed elsewhere.

Details below via Music Week:

Breyon Prescott has been named head of urban A&R at Epic Records.

In the role, announced by Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, Prescott will be responsible for identifying, developing and nurturing new and existing talent for the label in addition to managing the urban A&R team. The exec will also bring his Chameleon Entertainment imprint to the label.

Said Reid: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Breyon to Epic Records. His instincts, relationships and ability to deliver the hits are a perfect match for our A&R team. I’m especially proud of Breyon for spearheading the revival of iconic R&B group Jodeci… the guys have delivered an incredible album.”

Added Prescott: “After 20 years in this industry, I am honored to work with one of the last, true “record men” who undeniably has the best ears in the business. I am continually impressed by L.A.’s leadership and ability to stay passionate for his craft, in spite of all his groundbreaking success. We have some incredible music on deck for 2015 and I’m looking forward to having many more banner years at Epic.”

Prescott has worked as A&R executive, producer and executive producer on multi-platinum projects with Jamie Foxx, Drake, Kanye West, D’Angelo, Angie Stone and Brandy to name a few. As President/CEO of Chameleon Entertainment, Mr. Prescott continues to executive produce the latest Jamie Foxx project which is set for a December release, along with managing acts such as Nikki Williams and Brandy.

Whatever the case, Brandy’s return to music would be a great addition to 2015’s music calendar. Previous album “Two Eleven” saw her return to form when it produced the club banger that was “Put It Down“, her first top 10 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in over 10 years. Here’s hoping the label move doesn’t hold up the new album’s release for too long.

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I can’t wait till Brandy comes back with another album but, until then we will have to settle for her guest features. Earlier today newcomers Mystery Skulls called upon Brandy & guitar legend Nile Rodgers for their  “Number 1″  off their upcoming debut Forever. Check out the single below.

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While she is working on the follow up to her 2012 album Two Eleven, Brandy gives her fans something to hold them over till the meantime putting an R&B twist  to Coldplay’s  hit single Magic. There is no word as when Brandy will announce her new music and label home but hopefully we will hear an announcement soon. Check out her cover below.

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Two Eleven saw music  the return of Brandy but since then a lot of things have changed, after a poor promotion for the project Brandy has put all her efforts into her acting. Now that she is currently hitting up different promo spots to promote the new season of The Game, Brandy stopped by The Queen Latifah show to talk about the new direction of her upcoming album.

“I’m going deeper into my R&B roots. Deeper. Not back in the day cause I am still trying to be current. But deeper in terms of lyric and sound,
Even thought Two Eleven had some great single choices that were not used I’m hoping now that she is no longer with RCA that the next label she signs with really promotes this project the right way Brandy is way to talented music wise to be forgotten.

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The new season of The Game debuts tonight and last night the whole cast including Brandy Norwood, Coby Bell, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Brittany Daniels Jay Ellis, and Lauren London appeared on the Aresenio Hall show to talk about the upcoming season. Check out the interview below and make sure you tune into BET tonight at 10 for the new season of The Game.

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While the new season of The Game starts Tuesday, it’s main character Brandy who plays Chardonnay on the show is having some real life relationship issues. A few weeks ago the news broke that the singer has broke up with her fiance Ryan Press, while at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Brandy spoke to HipHollywood about her relationship. Find out what the singer had to say below about her rumored breakup.

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With the new season of The Game coming this March Brandy starts her new year giving us all some new music, the song talks about B regretting a relationship after being dumped. Other than working on the new season of The Game Brandy is currently working on her follow up to Two Eleven.

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brandy-london-jen-kao-black-origami-fold-dressWhile returning to London after 4 long years to perform at the UK Live music showcase Musicalize , Brandy caught up with press from various outlets and YourMusicMyWorld was in the building. During this new interview we flipped the script on Brandy by asking her some questions that a lot of people don’t really ask her. Check out what B had to say and find out what music acts Brandy would join forces with for a R&B super group.

Sope: Hi Brandy how are you today? Enjoying your stay in London?

Brandy:  I love London. I need time here to work and play because such it’s a great place and I want to see everything. I want to sing and do everything.

Sope: Well I’m going to take a unique turn and ask questions that aren’t so generic.

Brandy:  Good! I’ll take that turn with you.

Sope: In recent years Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys have celebrated albums deemed as iconic in their catalogue by performing the entire album as a concert and since your ‘Never Say Never’ and ‘Full Moon’ albums are often seen as classics, would you ever see yourself performing one of those albums as a full-length concert?

Brandy: That’s a great idea and I didn’t know that they did that so I should *speaks to herself* “Get on it lady!”

Sope: My choice is ‘Full Moon’ but it’s your choice. The ‘Like This’ song is my favourite.

Brandy: *Sings snippet of ‘Like This’*. Yeeees what you know – you look a little young to know about that song!

Sope: Tyrese, Tank & Ginuwine have had huge success with their group project ‘Three Kings’ recently so would you consider doing something like that with two other females and if so who would you pick?

Brandy: You know I had that idea a while back and it was so funny, I asked around to see who would be interested and I didn’t get a lot of good responses because I definitely reached out to those artists who are solo artists and you know solo artists want to stay solo artists so I completely understand and respect that. But I don’t know who do you think would be a good suggestion?

Sope: I would pick Tamia.

Brandy: Tamia! She’s awesome. I almost cursed that’s how amazing she is.

Sope: Tamia & Melanie Fiona

Brandy: That’s such a cute group. Melanie Fiona is amazing and she’s so sweet.

Sope: My final question is and this may throw you off a little but ‘Brokenhearted’ is one of your most often covered songs by YouTube artists and aspiring artists, so I’m just wondering why haven’t you performed that recently and would you consider putting that back in your set list?

Brandy: I need to actually perform that song. A friend of mine has been trying to get me to perform that song for a while and I need to just go head on, buckle down and do it – no excuse!  I definitely will consider that. There are a lot of songs I need to do.

Sope: I could give you a list but we don’t have time! ‘Put That On Everything’, ‘Follow Me’  but that’s unreleased.

Brandy: See! – All those things. I just need to do a whole two hour concert huh?

Sope: ‘How High’ even.

Brandy: I wrote ‘How High’ and that’s a special one because I actually penned that one so I feel great about it!

Sope: And you did your thing on that especially in the rap.

Brandy: Thank you, you liked the rap? I got to Bran’Nu back to life because you know she’s gone but I got to bring her back.

Interview by Sope Soetan (@SopeSoetan)