Monday, October 29, 2012

Just Vids: Nicki Minaj- Va Va Voom

Everybody, look at this! I don't really care for this song, personally, maybe you will, but the video is crazy!  Its Nicki's take on classic fairy tales, I guess you can say. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Just Vids: Ellie Goulding- Lights

This song was released way back in May of 2011! It just peaked at # 2 on the Hot 100 this August.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- Brandy on the F Word

Brandy did this interview for Music on Demand's The F Word.  She is very eloquent in this interview.  Her speaking voice is nice, here. 

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Keke Palmer Gushes About Brandy.

Keke Palmer is a huge Brandy fan.  Brandy loves her too, and even said that she would want Keke Palmer to play her in a movie about her life.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just Vids: Alicia Keys- Girl on Fire

This is the official video. Alicia Keys plays a house mom in it (???).  Furthermore, it does not include Nicki Minaj's rap verses.   I was not expecting this for the video.  It isn't right for this song, I think.  Maybe you will like it.  I still like the song, though.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Music News: Brandy Debuts at # 3! 1st Top 10 in 8 Years

Brandy's new album debuted this week at # 3 on the Billboard 200.  Her last album to reach the top 10 was 2004's Afrodisiac- which also peaked  at # 3.  It also debuts at # 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, becoming Brandy's 2nd album to do so, following 2002's Full Moon.  The album sold 65,000 copies, making it the 2nd highest album sales week for a female r&b album of 2012.  Now Brandy has 4 top 10 albums under her belt that span 3 decades- 1990s, 2000s, 2010s...Keep it up!  Please pick up a copy of Two Eleven, in stores NOW!  You can check out the story here:

Brandy, still winning!

Brandy Lands an Album on the UK Charts for the 1st Time in 7 Years

Brandy's Two Eleven first week sales were enough to land it on the UK albums chart.  It is her first album to land on that chart since her 2005 The Best of Brandy greatest hits album.  It also debuted at # 4 on the UK r&b chart with little promotion in that country so far.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Vocal Assassin- Brokenhearted Live

Great Performance!  Just Brandy, wailing...

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Vocal Assassin- Baby Live

When Brandy was younger, she always did this thing where she descended from a high voice into her deeper voice .   Her singing Baby is a good example of that. I can't even describe how crazy it is!!!  Her deep tones were full and silky smooth too.  Runs like butter...  I like this  one a lot, espescially that thing she does at about 2:40.

Just Vids: Adele- Skyfall (Lyrics)

This song is the theme to the 23rd James Bond movie.  It debuted on the Hot 100 2 weeks ago at # 8.  Did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the very 1st James Bond movie? 


Monday, October 22, 2012

Alicia Keys' Girl on Fire Album Cover

Alicia Keys' 5th studio album, Girl on Fire, is in stores on November 27.  

Girl on Fire (2012)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Photo (10/21/12)

There is still time to pick up your copy of Brandy's new album- Two Eleven.  Its in stores now!!!  If you don't feel like leaving the house you can also download it...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Vocal Assassin- I Wanna Be Down Live

Brandy was fearless at the beginning of her career, which equated to some really great live performances. She really added some great ad-libs during this time. Here are some videos of Brandy performing her 1st single. She sang the song a different way both times. In the 1st performance she hit all those really high pretty,  fluttering  bird-like notes that she doesn't hit anymore, now that her voice is gotten much deeper in her adulthood. 

Just Vids: Usher- Numb

This is the video to Numb, the 4th single off of Usher's Looking 4 Myself.  The video is pretty cool.  Some of the comments on youtube the people  said it reminded them of the video for We Found Love by Rihanna.  I guess they say that because of the moving clouds and lights while he is standing on the wall.  I see what they are saying.  Its still a good watch. 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Vocal Assassin- On Thea

Most of America was introduced to the songstress that is Brandy on the television show Thea.  It began our now 18 year love affair with her voice.  On a very special episode, Brandy gives us her rendition of Anita Baker's Joy.

She also sings Aretha Franklin's classic, Respect.

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Vocal Assassin

Watch this video.  Its a compilation of some of the best live vocal performances by Brandy throughout her life.  It's really good.

Brandy, Brandy Brandy! Why I Love Her So Much...

If you haven't figured it out yet, I think Brandy is kind of a big deal...  The reason being she has a beautiful voice.  I am not the only person who thinks this.  Whitney Houston, arguably one of the greatest vocalists to ever live, gave Brandy her stamp of approval from the very beginning.  Also, many of today's biggest stars in the music industry praise Brandy for her vocal performance, and cite her as one of the best (if not THE best) vocalist of her peers.  Everyone from Kelly Rowland to Rihanna, Jazmine Sullivan, Keyshia Cole, Chris Brown, and India Arie. Check out these comments:

Ok. Let's just not take the star's word.  Let's look at some of Brandy's vocal performances.  

Just Vids: Alicia Keys- Girl on Fire (Lyrics)

Here is the lyrics video to Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys.

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- Sad.

Brandy has said in numerous interviews that she feels like Two Eleven is her last chance in the music industry,  and that is really sad. No one of her talent and accomplishments  should ever have to feel like that.  Brandy is amazing!  She has arguably THE (THE) best voice of any female artist under the age of  35 out today, plain and simple. That is why everyone has to support her latest album.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- Urban Informer

Brandy on the Urban Informer.  Its in 2 parts. 

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- Wired 96.5

Brandy hits up Philly's Wired 96.5.

Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- Kiss 107.1 KillaVision: In the Mix

Brandy does a radio interview in Delaware.  (When she hits that note when she is listening to Sittin' Up in My Room starting at 4:30 though...that's just IT for me!)

Rihanna's Unapologetic

Rihanna's 7th studio album will be titled Unapologetic and you can expect it in stores on November 19.

Unapologetic (2012)

Music News: The Charts- Billboard Changes the Rules (10/16/12)

One Direction

Only 1 shake-up on the Hot 100 this week- UK boyband, One Direction insert themselves with a # 3 debut. Everything else is the same.

Hot 100
  1. Maroon 5- One More Night
  2. Psy- Gangman Style
  3. One Direction- Live While We're Young
  4. fun.- Some Nights
  5. Taylor Swift- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Meanwhile, the R&B/Hip-Hop chart is another story...  Billboard has changed the calculation of this chart.  From my understanding, it WAS basically based on airplay, but NOW is configured like the Hot 100.  They now include things like digital downloads, and social networking sites etc...  So, Rihanna's Diamonds is the new # 1.  (???)  Kanye West surges to # 2 with his latest single, Clique,  and his former # 1, Mercy, also re-enters the top 5, jumping to # 3.  They have changed  all of the charts under the R&B/Hip-Hop section. Now Psy is the # 1 rap song.  (???)  Billboard also added a new chart- R&B songs.  The R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Airplay chart is the closes to what the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart looked like last week.

R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
  1. Rihanna- Diamonds
  2. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean- Clique
  3. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz-Mercy
  4. Miguel- Adorn
  5. 2 Chainz featuring Drake- No Lie

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Music News: Kaleidoscope Dream has Great Debut Week

    Miguel's 2nd studio album, easily best his debut effort starting off at # 3 on the Billboard 200 albums and topping the R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart.  The set sold 71,000 copies.

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- Redefining a Brand on Kempire Radio

    This interviews is a couple of months old, so its talking about a lot of things that have already happened, but it also includes some different and very interesting questions.  This is a great interview, while watching it, I fall in love with Brandy all over again, because she is such a good person.  Warning- This interview is very long... About an hour.

    Brandy on 106 and Park

    To kick off the release of her new album, Two Eleven (in stores now!), Brandy will make an appearance on BET's 106 and Park tonight (10/16/12).  It says she is going to perform!!! Check it out at 6/5 central.

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Music- Wildest Dreams

    The 2nd single off Two Eleven, in stores NOW!!!  Just Brandy...Enough Said.


    Wildest Dreams

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Photo (10/16/12)

    Its the big day.  Where is your copy of Two Eleven?  Go Get It! Go, Go! Pick it Up! Like Now!

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! It's Time!!!

    Fan-made trailer video.   Two Eleven in stores 10-16-2012.

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy!- The Making of Wildest Dreams

    Check out this video- The Making of Wildest Dreams- which shows us a behind the scenes look at creating Two Eleven's 2nd single.  Wholly Molly! Brandy looks good in that performance! I hope someone post it somewhere so I can see it. 

    Calling all Countries: Buy Two Eleven!!!

    Since I have been getting a couple of views in several other countries, I just had to remind you that Brandy's album, Two Eleven,  has already been released in the U.K., Vietnam, Norway, Poland and a host of other countries worldwide.  Go pick up a copy.  It will be released in North America tomorrow! (10/16/12).

    In Stores Now!!!

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

    Brandy on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show.  A fan calls in and gets to speak to Brandy.  It is really amazing, it will almost bring you to tears. 

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- You Know I Got Soul

    Brandy does an interview with You Know I Got  This guy asked some very good questions.  They were different.  Not like all those other ordinary interview questions.  Very original. 

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Interviews- The Skorpion Show

    Watch a few interviews.  Brandy opens up about her new album and her life today.  Here she is on The Skorpion Show, an internet video blog, you can say, I guess.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Just Vids: Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pools (Drank)

    Kendrick Lamar is one of the most impressive new rappers out today.  This song is climbing the Hot 100 and R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.  Look out for his debut album, dropping October 22 (2012). 

    good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Photo (10/10/12)

    Throwback Brandy!

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Just Vids: Future- Turn on the Lights

    Pluto (2012)

    This has become newcomer, Future's biggest hit so far.  (#2 r&b/hip-hop songs).  It is off his debut album, Pluto.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    The Best of Brandy- # 1

    Well, this one is basically a given.  Brandy and Monica tagged teamed for  the most epic cat fight in musical history.  This became one of the longest running # 1 songs in Billboard Hot 100 history, staying at # 1 for 13 weeks. In 2008, it was included in Billboard's 50th Anniversary List of The 100 greatest Hot 100 songs of all time and the list of R&B/Hip-Hop greatest songs of all time.  It was the 1st single off of Brandy's 2nd studio album, Never Say Never, which sold 16 million copies, and became her biggest selling album.  It also won the ladies a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.  Not bad for something that they recorded when they were about 18.

    1. Brandy & Monica- The Boy is Mine (1998)

    The Best of Brandy- # 2

    This single became Brandy's 2nd # 1 song on the hot 100 while peaking at # 2 on the r&b chart.

    2. Brandy- Have You Ever (1998)

    The Best of Brandy- # 3

    Brandy got to work with her musical idol for the first time, Whitney Houston, recording this song for the soundtrack to the motion picture, Waiting to Exhale.  It peaked at # 2 on both the hot 100 and the r&b charts. 

    3. Brandy- Sittin Up In My Room (1995)

    The Best of Brandy- # 4

    This song peaked at # 4 on the hot 100 as well as topping the r&b chart for 4 weeks, making it Brandy's second straight # 1 there at the time.  It also earned Brandy her first ever Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

    4. Brandy- Baby (1994)

    The Best of Brandy- # 5

    This is the song that started it all.  This is Brandy's debut single.  It peak at # 6 on the Hot 100 and spent 4 weeks at # 1 on the r&b charts, making Brandy one of the youngest artist to top the chart.  

    5. Brandy- I Wanna Be Down (1994)

    The Best of Brandy- # 6

    This single was Brandy's last top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 (sad face).

    6. Brandy- What About Us (2002)

    The Best of Brandy- # 7

    This song is off of Brandy's debut album. It peaked at # 9 on the Hot 100, making it the 3rd single off the album to reach the top 10. It also peak at # 2 on the r&b/hip-hop songs chart. This video is of the remix version featuring Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men.

    7. Brandy- Brokenhearted (1995)

    The Best of Brandy- # 8

    I just discovered this song in recent years, and it has quickly become one of my favorite Brandy songs ever. 

    8.  Brandy- Almost Doesn't Count (1999)

    The Best of Brandy- # 9

    The title track off Brandy's 3rd studio album.  This video included a pregnant Brandy.  It has always been one of my favorite Brandy videos.  Its beautiful, even still today. 

    9. Brandy- Full Moon (2002)

    The Best of Brandy- # 10

    On Missing You, Brandy collaborated with r&b legends Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan, as well as  Tamia, who, like Brandy, was a newcomer at the time.  This song followed the breakout success of her self-titled debut album and was featured on the soundtrack to Set it Off.  It was nominated for a Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy, and peaked at # 25 on the Hot 100 (# 10 r&b/hip-hop songs).  The video, like all of my videos so far, are from Youtube.

    10. Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight, and Chaka Khan- Missing You (1996)

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy!- The Best of Brandy

    Let's countdown Brandy's 10 biggest hits on the Billboard Charts. 

    Just Vids: Ne-Yo- Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)

    Last week I posted Rihanna's new single Diamonds (see Just Music: Rihanna- Diamonds), it was written by Austrailian, Titanium singer, Sia.  Sia has been very busy, it seems, she also wrote some of this song, which is # 25 on the Hot 100 this week. 

    Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy!- Two Eleven Coming Soon!

    Have you seen the  cover of Brandy's highly anticipated 6th studio album?

    Two Eleven
    in stores

    Sunday, October 7, 2012

    Brandy, Brandy, Brandy! Photo (10/6/12)

    Cory's Song has been visited over 2200 times, by people on 5 different continents!  Keep coming back.

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    Just Vids: Miguel- Do You...

    This is the 2nd single off of Kaleidoscope Dream, in stores right now.

    October 2012 = Brandy,Brandy, Brandy!

    I'm about to go hard for Brandy, everybody.  Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

    Vinh Nguyen Adorn Choreography

    Vinh is at it again, this time with Miguel's Adorn.  It's short (only the 1st verse) which is a bit upsetting, because they were doing good  (Vinh is a choreographer).

    Vinh Nguyen Zodiac Choreography

    When I was looking up Zodiac by Ryan Leslie to post I found this video.  Its Vinh Nguyen, I don't know who he is, maybe a choreographer or maybe just a dancer.  Its crazy!!!  He and some others are dancing to Zodiac.  The choreography is sick!!!

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Miguel & Marvin Gaye Mash-Up!

    This is a mash-up of Adorn by Miguel and Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye.  Nice!!!

    Miguel Performs Adorn

    Check out this video of Miguel doing a great performance of his # 1 r&b single, Adorn, on Big Boy's radio show. 

    Miguel Releases 2nd Album

    Miguel released his 2nd studio album this week, Kaleidoscope Dream.  It is released following the high-flying success of smash hit 1st single, Adorn, which is spending its 4th week atop the r&b/hip-hop songs chart.  Go buy it and support Miguel.

    Kaleidoscope Dream (2012)

    Track Listing
    1. Adorn
    2. Don't Look Back
    3. Use Me
    4. Do You...
    5. Kaleidoscope Dream
    6. The Thrill
    7. How Many Drinks?
    8. Where's the Fun in Forever featuring Alicia Keys
    9. Arch & Point
    10. ***** is Mine
    11. Candles in the Sun
    12. Adorn remix featuring Wiz Khalifa

    Music News: The Charts (10/5/2012)


    The hot 100 top 5 this week is exactly the same as last week (yawns, right). But there is exciting news on the r&b/hip-hop songs chart! Brandy is now # 3.  Slowly, but steadily, Brandy has made her way back into the top 3! Now its time to get it to # 1...

    Hot 100
    1. Maroon 5- One More Night
    2. Psy- Gangman Style
    3. fun.- Some Nights
    4. Taylor Swift- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
    5. Pink- Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
    R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
    1. Miguel- Adorn
    2. French Montana featuring Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne- Pop That
    3. Brandy featuring Chris Brown- Put it Down
    4. Future- Turn on the Lights
    5. 2 Chainz featuring Drake- No Lie

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012