2018 Essence Festival - Day 2

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Brandy is back, and if you’re not sure what we mean by that, allow us to point you toward her comeback announcement from earlier this week.

It’s been six years since Brandy’s last full-length release, Two Eleven. Since then, she’s stolen hearts on Broadway, helmed a BET sitcom, went on her first headlining tour in eight years, and became the second recipient of the Lady of Soul Award at the Soul Train Music Awards. There, she performed a nine-minute song medley that included hits like “Almost Doesn’t Count,” “Talk About Our Love,” among others. The performance was met with unanimous applause, and we’ve been pining for a new album ever since.

Of course, there was the single she dropped at the top of 2016, and a club remix of “I Wanna Be Down” (called “I Could Be Wrong”) surfaced on streaming platforms in June. But enough singles, man. We want our edges snatched in full LP format. Please and thanks.

That said, if you’re looking for some of Brandy’s biggest fans, look no further than the folks here at CASSIUS. As we do our best to tame our excitement at the prospect of new Brandy being on the way, we rounded up the team to compile this playlist of all our favorite Brandy songs from ’94 and onward. Don’t see yours? Hit us up on Twitter and let us know what should’ve been here.

Press play:

  1. Sittin’ Up In My Room
  2. Best Friend
  3. I Wanna Be Down
  4. I Dedicate [Part II]
  5. Angel in Disquise
  6. The Boy Is Mine
  7. Almost Doesn’t Count
  8. Top of the World (feat. Ma$e)
  9. U Don’t Know Me (Like U Used To)
  10. Have You Ever
  11. Full Moon
  12. What About Us?
  13. Who is She 2 U
  14. Talk About Our Love (feat. Old Kanye)
  15. Where You Wanna Be
  16. Focus
  17. Right Here (Departed)
  18. So Sick
  19. Long Distance