|(August 10, 2020) – GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandy debuts at #1 on the Current R&B, the Current R&B/Hip Hop and the Independent Chart this week with her new album b7 (Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One (“eOne”). The album also debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Albums and the Top Current Charts.
b7 was released on July 31, 2020 and is Brandy’s first studio album in 8 years. Executive produced by Brandy along with DJ Camper and LaShawn Daniels, this 15-track confessional is her most personal to date as she debuts her writing skills for the first time in her career. The album features Daniel Caesar, Chance The Rapper, and her daughter Sy’rai Smith. Other featured producers and writers include Hit Boy, Cory Rooney, Victoria Monét, Antonio “Tony” Dixon, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk among others.
Here’s what some critics have said about b7:
“Brandy proves peerless on ‘b7′” – Dazed
“[b7] … is a Brandy project that feels more ‘Brandy’ than ever, with vocal production and arrangements that lean all the way into her instantly recognizable rich and smoky tone” – EW
“[‘b7’].. is Brandy Norwood at her purest: an eclectic mix of modern and classic R&B sounds strung together by her distinctive, powerful voice.” – Rolling Stone
“The best album…since 2002’s ‘Full Moon.’” – NPR Music
Brandy also released the video for her new single, “Borderline” on July 31st. The haunting video for “Borderline” was directed by Derek Blanks and illustrates the darker, emotional loneliness that can take over a romantic relationship. The video already has 1.2M views in a week.