Whenever a musical act stumbles upon a rough patch in their career and the hits seem harder and harder to come by, the public often times takes it upon themselves to start referring to that artist as a has been. This is the case with Brandy, a singer who has sold over 20 million records, won several Grammys, been a television star, a movie star, graced the cover of dozens of magazines and once had endorsement deals that Forbes said totaled over 10million dollars. Despite her many accomplishments in several different fields of the entertainment industry, the fact that she hasn’t had a certified hit single in the last few years causes a lot of people to discount her and her talents. This no doubt is the reason why the singer has taken to posting You Tube videos of herself singing in her bathroom and performing at small venues like she did earlier this week. Brandy is trying to remind the public that despite the lukewarm reception to her last few albums, she is still an amazing voice in R n’ B music to be reckoned with. Just as I believe R n’ B needs the Monica’s of the world, they need the Brandy’s too. They need artists who put music first and want to make a connection with their fans that is based on something real. I think Brandy did just that when she performed several songs Tuesday evening at the R&B Live event in Hollywood, California. Brandy went old skool on the crowd- performing with a live band- no smoke- no mirrors- no crazy get-ups- just a microphone and her amazing voice.
Check the clip below of the singer belting out one of her biggest hits… Almost Doesn’t Count.