While Brandy and Monica reunited once before in 2012 for another duet called “It All Belongs to Me,” the reconciliation was short-lived as old tensions began to take hold once more. As of 2020, Brandy has sold over 40 million records worldwide. The Boy is Mine was on Brandy’s Never Say Never, which sold 17 million copies worldwide. Monday night at 5PM PT/8PM ET, the culture WINS Live on @applemusic and Apple TV in HD, and on @verzuztv IG #Verzuz Drinks by @Ciroc, A post shared by Verzuz (@verzuztv) on Aug 26, 2020 at 1:17pm PDT, Cardi B Set To Spend At Least $200K On COVID-19 Testing In 2021: 'This Is Seriously A New Business', Kid Cudi Takes Credit For Starting The Skinny Jeans Trend As He Readies His Own Clothing Line, Who Is Pooh Shiesty? “Missy aint never screamed ‘New Brandy!’” another fan said, jokingly, referring to what hip-hop legend Missy Elliott excitedly wailed when announcing the arrival of a new Monica single. It’s harder to be cordial with each other when there’s a constant narrative being spun that There Can Only Be One. If Brandy (age 15 when Brandy was released) sounds perpetually anxious in most of her adolescent work, Monica is overflowing with swagger. As the two vied for attention from largely the same audience, they were presented with opposing images and pitted against each other. Neither were Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell nor Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. It’s harder to be cordial with each other when there’s a constant narrative being spun that There Can Only Be One. And an iconic acting career. “When I wanted to be sad or happy at 11, I could,” the singer told Cheo Hodari Coker for the July 2004 issue of Vibe. As part of the battle, Verzuz sold limited edition Brandy v. Monica merchandise with all proceeds going to When We All Vote. Photo courtesy www.nickiswift.com. Thank you QUEENS for such an EPIC #VERZUZ! “We’ve long removed ourselves from the dramatics of it,” Monica told ET. She began singing in public at local youth groups and eventually to high profile gigs. Can we do a Verzuz part two?” while Monica let the singer have the floor for a moment to talk about her newfound freedom as an independent artist and the release of her latest studio album, B7. !” Fans of Monica purportedly began teasing Brandy for making a self-indulgent post about Houston that, inevitably, perpetuated the idea of their rift. Always thinking something is about her. It was a very special time where each of us were individuals, we did our own thing, and we all made our own mark.”, On Monday night, with over a million people watching, Brandy and Monica seemed, for the most part, to leave the past in the past. Brandy’s entertainment profile is more versatile, as she’s an accomplished actor and stage performer with her television, film, and Broadway credits. Better album sales, more iconic singles and also international recognition. ', Lil Wayne Unleashes 'Ain't Got Time' Single Following Donald Trump Pardon, Chicago Rapper Serving 39-Year Murder Sentence Curses Out Donald Trump For Lack Of Pardon, Kanye West Screams At Chance The Rapper In Leaked 'Donda' Documentary Footage, Nas Hits The Golf Course With DJ Khaled For Lavish '27 Summers' Video: Watch It Now, Suge Knight, C-Murder, YNW Melly & Bobby Shmurda: Rap Figures Donald Trump Didn't Pardon, 2Pac Verzuz Biggie? Brandy spoke first, saying she was “so happy and elated that we are together.” Monica responded in kind, taking a moment to acknowledge the news of Chadwick Boseman’s death and the tumultuous year that has been 2020. Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), better known by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman. Brandy (Norwood) was born on February 11, 1979, in Mississippi, and raised in California. #Brandy or #Monica? Though they were adamant there was no beef, looking at how often they were placed in opposition to one another, it’s easy to see how some kind of conflict was inevitable, even if rumors of actual strife were unfounded. She also let Brandy kick off the event, which was held in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios. The album was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, becoming Norwood's best-selling album to date. You brought joy at a much needed time ✨. Love and Luck, she actually dropped the "Brandy" album before the Moesha show came out and it sold 4 million copies. Though adept at singing, the two were not at all prepared to endure the manufactured rivalry that seemingly became a real thing. “It just soiled my whole dream,” she said. 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Outside of singing, she was also featured in the reality series Brandy: Special Delivery in 2002. — more than 20 years since their duet “The Boy Is Mine” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for an impressive 13 weeks, Brandy, 41, and Monica, 39, decided it was time to bury the hatchet that has shadowed their legendary careers and appear together on the Instagram Live show Verzuz last night. Monica had a little more sass than Brandy. Then I want to say Aaliyah because she vocalized the hell out the end of that song. Everything about who you are is great. About Brandy Since emerging with her 3x-platinum self-titled debut album in 1994 (released when Brandy was only 15-years-old), this trail-blazing pioneer has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide Hell Beyonce and Rihanna, just got above 5 number one hits. lol yet brandy is the one who was still bringing monica up decades later while monica was actually legally married wit her family n her active career unlike brandy who drops albums every full … In 2009, Hilson remixed her hit “Turnin Me On,” changing not only some of the lyrics but also the title of the song. Her third studio album Full Moon was released in 2002 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Escape will cancel and close the window. The highly anticipated Verzuz battle between the legendary 90s Black “it girls” Brandy and Monica gave a clear view of who wins this alleged ongoing 25-year-old beef between the two singers. Some fans sensed a palpable “TENSION” between the women, while others picked up on an awkwardness emanating from Brandy and chalked it up to her excitement about the battle. Brandy got nominated for like 15 Grammys and Monica two. It's not!!! “When we did the song together, [there] were all these misconceptions about controversy, but I think it kind of took the fun out of it for people to see we got along,” she said. And that’s pretty much it. “Turnin Me Off” featured lines which some assumed were directed at her peers Beyoncé and Ciara. Monica & Brandy . Then again, Monica’s material on her debut disc, Miss Thang, was more adult than Brandy’s love soaked debut. Now-defunct magazines YM, Fresh!, and Right On! “But in this industry, you always have to be okay. “So I’m trying to get to know myself, and to give myself a chance. What you talking ’bout?”, #PressPlay: #2Chainz has already picked who he’s riding with ahead of tonight’s #Verzuz battle!! In 2016, Brandy was dismissive when asked if she would participate in the #SoGoneChallenge, where fans remixed Monica and Missy Elliott’s 2003 song of the same name with their own original freestyle. Ironically, the duet won the pair a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999, a shared honor that remains the only Grammy each of them have to their name. As with everything online during the COVID-19 pandemic — and because the women haven’t been in close proximity in nearly a decade — the show got off to a bit of a clumsy start. “I would work with her again. Make sure you typed in your email correctly. When you talk about the best-selling artists, their total single sales outpace their album sales mainly because they have many more singles than albums. The idea to come together was originally Brandy’s, who was hoping to quell the persistent rumors that the two teenagers loathed each other. “We’re gonna have a very in-depth conversation that may possibly be shared even with the audience because there’s a lot that happens, the fans have no idea what really took place, what really caused the initial friction.”. Still, this act of resistance proved futile as the wildly popular pop stars’ budding relationship inevitably became frayed. He never made me feel like, ‘If she's not selling records, she's not important.’ It was always about, ‘Look, are you okay? You will forever be missed.” Brandy later posted her own tribute and thanked Houston for “trusting” her “with the torch!! "It's so much stuff I can post about the hateful things they say to me... but I will never have time for that. Their reunion on the quarantine entertainment staple that has blessed music lovers with song battles between Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, Babyface and Teddy Riley, and Johntá Austin and Ne-Yo — just to name a few — was “for the culture” and a celebration of “the love of music.”. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Don’t let them tell you different. Monica has more number ones than many TOP ARTIST today, Including Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Chris Brown Etc. “There was a time when I was kicking in doors and smacking chicks," Monica said, right before introducing her song “So Gone.”. In an Instagram Stories video uploaded to his account on Sunday night (August 30), Chainz was very clear on who’s going to emerge victorious from tonight’s showdown. Monica was never as big as Brandy. Meanwhile, in 2017, Monica celebrated Whitney Houston’s birthday with an Instagram caption that, in part, said, “You will forever be the greatest …. 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Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Monica and Brandy, who have, respectively, sold a staggering 30 million and 40 million albums worldwide, have had a real on-again, off-again professional relationship, and the reason behind the static surrounding them has never been made plain. Body Measurements. “You can dance, she can sing but need to move it to the left,” Hilson sings along with the line “go sit down and have babies.” She was, unfortunately, never able to live the incident down because the Hive never lets anything slide. Brandy feat. In the US alone, she has sold over 10.5 million albums. Is this too much? (: @gettyimages), A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Aug 31, 2020 at 7:31am PDT. Finally — finally! The record blends West's then-cutting edge production with Brandy's more traditional R&B … Find Monica discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. Both Brandy and Monica took a page from a common ‘90s strategy to sustain public interest between albums with appearances on soundtracks. Read More: Brandy, Monica Verzuz battle draws over 1.2 million viewers Brandy’s newest album, B7 , climbed to number-one while Monica’s LPs re-entered the Top 40 R&B & Soul Albums roster. Still, her 2003 comeback album, After the Storm, was delayed several times before its release, eventually debuting at No. My first instinct would be to say Monica because I use to sang this song everywhere. And the Grammy line is a bit backhanded. T.I. Brandy quickly added that things were in the past while Monica, attempting to keep things light, simply said, “What had happened was, we had a disagreement” and left it at that. Why can’t we just accept that these two women are great in their own unique ways, like we do with the beloved Reginas — King and Hall — and praise them both without it being a competition?! Monica’s last two albums did better than this one and Brandy’s last one. It's never been an easy situation, but the reason that I would do it is because we are from a special elite group,” Monica said on The Real in 2016. On Monday night’s Verzuz faceoff, the two iconic ‘90s singers left the past behind. playlist_add. ‘Black In Blood’ Rapper Has The Likes Of Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, Charlamagne Tha God Hype. Though Monica hasn’t been completely innocent in the feud — Dallas Austin even went so far as to say Monica punched Brandy in the face prior to their 1998 VMA performance — she has since only praised Brandy in interviews. Monica, who hails from Atlanta, has eight studio albums under her belt, the latest being 2015’s Code Red. 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