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Brandy Stimulates Top of Charts with AFRODISIAC

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Atlantic recording artist Brandy returns to the top of the national charts with her eagerly awaited new album, “AFRODISIAC,” which debuted in the #3 spot on the Billboard 200. At the same time, the album has earned the “Pacesetter” award with its #4 premiere on the magazine’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart. “AFRODISIAC,” Brandy’s fourth album, marks her first new music since 2002’s RIAA platinum, Grammy-nominated “FULL MOON.”

“AFRODISIAC” has been garnering a string of press raves, among them an “A-” lead review in Entertainment Weekly, a four-star “Critic’s Choice” pick in People, a three-and-a-half star lead review in Vibe, and three stars in USA Today and the New York Post. She is also featured on the cover of the July issue of Vibe, along with covers and features in a host of other national publications — including ranking in the top ten on Entertainment Weekly’s prestigious “Must List.”
RIAA platinum, Grammy-nominated “FULL MOON.”

“AFRODISIAC” includes the lead-off hit single, “Talk About Our Love,” produced, co-written by, and featuring Kanye West. The song’s companion video is currently the #1 most-played clip on BET, while Brandy can be seen in a host of special programming airing on BET, MTV, VH1, and Fuse. Brandy celebrated the album’s arrival in stores on June 29th with an appearance as a presenter on the 2004 BET Awards show, preceded by a special live performance on “106 & Park.” She then headed to New York for July 1st appearances on MTV’s “TRL” and Fuse’s “Daily Download.” In addition, tracks from “AFRODISIAC” were streamed over one million times via mtv.com’s “The Leak” in the week preceding the album’s release.
RIAA platinum, Grammy-nominated “FULL MOON.”

Online, Brandy is the LAUNCH “Artist of the Month” for July. The promotion includes an exclusive interview and performance as well as a contest to win a live video chat with Brandy. “Talk About Our Love” has been streamed more than 4.6 million times on LAUNCH since its debut. The “Talk About Our Love” online campaign kicked off with an AOL “First Listen” premiere, and Brandy was AOL’s “Artist of the Month” for June. Her “Sessions@AOL” performance will debut on the service at the end of this month.
RIAA platinum, Grammy-nominated “FULL MOON.”

The majority of the songs on “AFRODISIAC” were produced by Timbaland, including such highlights as “Who Is She 2 U” — which will be the album’s second single — and the title track. Other contributing producers included Kanye West (“Talk About Our Love,” “Where You Wanna Be,” featuring T.I.), Warryn Campbell, Organized Noize, Ron Feemster & Big Chuck, and Walter Millsap. All vocals on the album were produced by Brandy, with Brandy, Craig Kallman, G. Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua serving as Executive Producers.
RIAA platinum, Grammy-nominated “FULL MOON.”

The consummate modern artist, Brandy is a charismatic and multi-talented star whose gifts span a diversity of creative worlds. But it is music, above all, that has always been her one true passion. Since making her Atlantic debut a decade ago at the age of 15, her list of achievements includes multi-million-selling albums — including 1995’s RIAA 4x-platinum certified “BRANDY” and 1998’s RIAA 5x-platinum certified “NEVER SAY NEVER,” and a string of enormously popular singles — including “Baby,” “Sittin’ Up In My Room,” “Have You Ever,” and the RIAA double-platinum, Grammy-winning, #1 smash, “The Boy Is Mine.”

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