Brandy has also sold more than both Monica and Mya but that is neither here nor there. Born into a musical family, Norwood was raised in Carson, California, beginning her career as a backing vocalist for teen groups. But I think Mons is aware. fa-play-circle . !” Fans of Monica purportedly began teasing Brandy for making a self-indulgent post about Houston that, inevitably, perpetuated the idea of their rift. 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. “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. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. “There was a time when I was kicking in doors and smacking chicks," Monica said, right before introducing her song “So Gone.”. She began singing in public at local youth groups and eventually to high profile gigs. In the US alone, she has sold over 10.5 million albums. ', Eminem’s 'Music To Be Murdered By: Side B' Album Makes Billboard 200 Debut, Meek Mill To Capitol Building Terrorists: 'Y’all People Are Really On Some KKK SHIT! 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. In 2009, Hilson remixed her hit “Turnin Me On,” changing not only some of the lyrics but also the title of the song. Los Angeles native Brandy, on the other hand, has pumped out seven studio albums … Monica has more number ones than many TOP ARTIST today, Including Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Chris Brown Etc. At the age of 15, Brandy burst onto the music scene with her R&B and pop crossover hit, "I Wanna Be Down." Contact Michael Blackmon at He never made me feel like, ‘If she's not selling records, she's not important.’ It was always about, ‘Look, are you okay? Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Elliott intervened, saying, in an emoji-laden message, “Come on y’all... Let’s CELEBRATE the fact that these two women are coming together again … Let’s Enjoy both of their catalogues because they both are Legends with a IMPACT & have made UNDENIABLE TIMELESS music.” She was quickly reassured that it was all in jest. The young divas put to bed rumors of a rivalry—well, sort of—with the epic collaboration "The Boy Is Mine," easily 1998's Song of the Summer.Brandy was on top of the world in the late '90s with a sophomore album, TV show, and various film projects. Put It Down music_note. Find Monica discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. “We’ve long removed ourselves from the dramatics of it,” Monica told ET. Meanwhile, in 2017, Monica celebrated Whitney Houston’s birthday with an Instagram caption that, in part, said, “You will forever be the greatest …. Though there were perceived jabs and playfully shady moments, the one thing that’s been made crystal clear from their Verzuz appearance is that there has always been, and always will be, room for the both of them to thrive.●. As of 2020, Brandy has sold over 40 million records worldwide. “Chile bye” was Brandy’s response. She was a TV star (Moesha) and a beauty icon (a Cover Girl with her own Barbie Doll) all before she could even legally drink. That’s all I can do, you know?” She came off very guarded in interviews, offering matter-of-fact statements when asked about her relationship with Brandy. “So many of us, especially women, don’t know ourselves; we let other people tell us what we need and want,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 1998. American R&B singer Monica has released 8 studio albums, one extended play, and 35 singles (including six as a featured artist). She from the Southside. And that squeaky-clean image catapulted her to mainstream success: She was a pop star, called “The Vocal Bible” by fans who know her deep cuts, and held her own while singing alongside music royalty on hit soundtracks (Waiting to Exhale, Set It Off, Cinderella). 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. Escape will cancel and close the window. “Monica needs to really check her evil ass fans," Brandy said in an Instagram caption at the time. 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. She is also one of the cousins of the famous rapper Snoop Dogg. Finally — finally! Monica & Brandy . Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), better known by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman. “It was her, Aaliyah, and myself. (: @gettyimages), A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Aug 31, 2020 at 7:31am PDT. “Once I speak with her and see how much of what she wants to share can be shared, then we'll share some things with you guys.”. Though adept at singing, the two were not at all prepared to endure the manufactured rivalry that seemingly became a real thing. Later in the night, Brandy said, “I’m having so much fun. T.I's Gun-Pointing Allegations Hit The Wall With Wife Tiny's Rebuttal, Fivio Foreign's 24kGoldn Grab Has Fans Seeing What The Debut Album Could Sound Like, Orlando Rapper Kuttem Reese Sees 2021 ‘Madden’ Single Morph Into Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV Pre-Anthem, Megan Thee Stallion's Attorney Suggests Gunshot Residue Was Found On Tory Lanez's Hands, Yo Gotti Signs EST Gee To CMG — & Gives Him $750K In Cash: 'He Got What It Takes', Nicki Minaj, Dr. Dre, Gucci Mane, Nipsey Hussle & More To Be Probed For ‘Hip Hop Uncovered’ FX Series, The-Dream Presents His Version Of Truth As Rick Ross' VH1 'Signed' Controversy Festers. Monica merchandise with all proceeds going to When We All Vote. "The fans have no idea what really took place, what really caused the initial friction, and we vowed to keep that between us,” Monica teased in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. 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 Brandy has sold more than 30 million records Albums Brandy - 6m NSN - 14m FM - 4m AFRO - 1m H - 0.5m TBOB - 0.5m VH1D - 1m Singles TBIM - 5m ADIP - 2m WAU - 2m IWBD - 1m BABY - 1m SUIMR - 1m HYE - 1m TOTW - 1m BH - 1m RHD - 1m Way more than 30 million over all. A dispute over who had the rights to “The Boy Is Mine” spilled over into the public eye at the time of its release and there’s been animosity ever since. 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. 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. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies. 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. You don't have to do this. Brandy got nominated for like 15 Grammys and Monica two. 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. 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.”. Better album sales, more iconic singles and also international recognition. Something’s Wrong. 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Years later, even when attempting to shed her good-girl image to show the world she had grown more mature, Brandy was candid about the costs of always presenting herself as perfect. The differences arise when you look at their journeys with fame. What you talking ’bout?”, #PressPlay: #2Chainz has already picked who he’s riding with ahead of tonight’s #Verzuz battle!! As part of the battle, Verzuz sold limited edition Brandy v. Monica merchandise with all proceeds going to When We All Vote. When Brandy and Monica’s Verzuz was announced on Aug. 22, fans of the singers almost immediately launched into the ladies’ discographies, drawing battle lines and making their case for which star would ultimately prevail in the end. Actually get your facts straight, Brandy sold more albums, but Monica has 5 number one hits, not including the single First Night topping 3 other charts. But Hilson said she was essentially powerless because she was so young in her career and felt pressured to do as she was told. You will forever be missed.” Brandy later posted her own tribute and thanked Houston for “trusting” her “with the torch!! 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. And that’s pretty much it. And let’s be real: There was a tiny bit of petty behavior, but the women made it clear at the outset that they were all about unity and friendship. 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. Want to see more stories like this? Brandy clearly eclipses Monica with her peaks. Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in McComb City, Mississippi, United States, on February 11, 1979. You brought joy at a much needed time ✨. 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. “I would work with her again. It’s harder to be cordial with each other when there’s a constant narrative being spun that There Can Only Be One. It’s an unresolved pop culture mystery, and the singers have played into its longevity just as much as fans. Brandy and Monica, who were 18 and 17 at the time, hadn’t actually met before they recorded “The Boy Is Mine” in 1997. It was Brandy and Monica’s second studio album. The Boy is Mine was on Brandy’s Never Say Never, which sold 17 million copies worldwide. 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. Tory Lanez Pushes Court To Let Him Speak On Megan Thee Stallion Case — But What Was That 'DAYSTAR' Album? Brandy & Monica performs their hit #1 single, “The Boy Is Mine,” at the MTV Video Music Awards. And fans — more than 1 million, to be exact, including everyone from former first lady Michelle Obama to Lil’ Kim to, yes, even vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris — tuned in to see these women reconnect. Though adept at singing, the two were not at all prepared to endure the manufactured rivalry that seemingly became a real thing. It may be all fun and games for onlookers, but these women were simply trying to entertain us and were saddled with unbelievable pressure. Love and Luck, she actually dropped the "Brandy" album before the Moesha show came out and it sold 4 million copies. “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.”. — 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. n/a Her father, Willie Norwood, used to sing gospel music, and her mother, Sonja Norwood, worked as a district manager for a tax preparation company called H&R Block. Monica was never as big as Brandy. According to the executive producer of Monica’s first two albums, Dallas Austin, the Miss Thang singer allegedly punched Brandy in the stomach. 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. Monica has more hits on the R&B charts. Monica, who hails from Atlanta, has eight studio albums under her belt, the latest being 2015’s Code Red. So I felt like I was trapped in a happy image, where sometimes I was really fucked up. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Brandy has … Still, her 2003 comeback album, After the Storm, was delayed several times before its release, eventually debuting at No. playlist_add. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Body Measurements. “It just soiled my whole dream,” she said. “Monica. “But in this industry, you always have to be okay. I was really sad, I was really hurt, I was really blazing. 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. Both Brandy and Monica took a page from a common ‘90s strategy to sustain public interest between albums with appearances on soundtracks. And the Grammy line is a bit backhanded. Monica bombed at acting and only had success in music. “If Brandy plays one of the Cinderella tracks, it’s a wrap for Miss Monica on the spot!” one fan said, adding an oft-memed clip of Blac Chyna saying “Cut the cameras...deadass” for maximum effect. Monica started out doing talent shows and … Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston weren’t exempt. 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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. And an iconic acting career. Monica had a little more sass than Brandy. Brandy and Monica are R&B frenemies who've been reportedly feuding on-and-off for the past two decades. Brandy and Monica attends the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. #Brandy or #Monica? Photo courtesy Albums - Brandy Two Eleven . featured attention-grabbing headlines that alluded to “catfights” and a “rivalry” that eventually got to the two women. Los Angeles native Brandy, on the other hand, has pumped out seven studio albums during the course of her musical career, including B7 which just arrived at the end of last month. Brandy was clearly the bigger star -- movies, dolls, endorsements, mainstream magazine covers and tv shows. Still, this act of resistance proved futile as the wildly popular pop stars’ budding relationship inevitably became frayed. Become a BuzzFeed News member. 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?! Hell Beyonce and Rihanna, just got above 5 number one hits. From there, she released a slew of successful albums, ... Dallas Austin, and more. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next album might make her crack the 40 million Brandy, as recently as 2018, performed “The Boy Is Mine” solo at Essence Fest, slightly changing the ending by singing “the song is mine,” an apparent dig at Monica. #Roommates, who ya’ll got? 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. Her third studio album Full Moon was released in 2002 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Always thinking something is about her. “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. But to answer the askers question I am a bigger fan of Brandy but I really like Monica too. 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. Then again, Monica’s material on her debut disc, Miss Thang, was more adult than Brandy’s love soaked debut. Then I want to say Aaliyah because she vocalized the hell out the end of that song. 1 on the Billboard 200. Is this too much? Brandy (Norwood) was born on February 11, 1979, in Mississippi, and raised in California. As the two vied for attention from largely the same audience, they were presented with opposing images and pitted against each other. Check out the track listings for their album below and … I mean, if we really wanna go deep, we can throw it back to Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. “So I’m trying to get to know myself, and to give myself a chance. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link. 2 Chainz, who was in his early 20s when the song came out, has already decided on a winner. The record blends West's then-cutting edge production with Brandy's more traditional R&B … Brandy has one brother, and he is the singer, songwriter, TV personality, and actor Ray J. The idea to come together was originally Brandy’s, who was hoping to quell the persistent rumors that the two teenagers loathed each other. Beginning of dialog window. Make sure you typed in your email correctly. 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. Ex: Madonna has sold … This particular Verzuz battle is unique in the sense that the two veteran singers have been pitted against each other for decades. On Monday night’s Verzuz faceoff, the two iconic ‘90s singers left the past behind. Now-defunct magazines YM, Fresh!, and Right On! And while Brandy was facing the pressure of being more of a commodity than a person, Monica was given permission to be what she described as “sassy and more attitude-oriented.” Speaking about her mentor and producer Dallas Austin, who signed her to Rowdy Records at the age of 12 last year on The Breakfast Club, Monica said, “It couldn't have been anybody better to have signed me at that age because he treated me as his daughter. It's not!!! 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 … The … Michael Blackmon is a culture reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. This really ain’t a battle — it’s historic! She also let Brandy kick off the event, which was held in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios. T.I. R&B queens Monica and Brandy will face off in a Verzuz battle on Monday night (August 31), over 20 years since “The Boy Is Mine” shot to No. There’s real damage that’s done too. Brandy’s entertainment profile is more versatile, as she’s an accomplished actor and stage performer with her television, film, and Broadway credits. Don’t let them tell you different. Keri Hilson, who began her career as a songwriter before becoming a singer, recently opened up to former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan on her talk show, Out Loud, about how she was essentially pressured by industry executives to start a rivalry with Beyoncé. Outside of singing, she was also featured in the reality series Brandy: Special Delivery in 2002. With this kind of fabricated antagonism still prevalent in the music industry today, it’s no wonder the beef with Monica and Brandy has become the stuff of legend. My first instinct would be to say Monica because I use to sang this song everywhere. Sh… Monica addressed their long-standing feud but didn’t divulge any shocking details, only saying that the consistency at which they were discussed in the press during the heyday of their careers “led to it being more difficult” for the two women to connect. Swizz Beatz Has The Posthumous Rap Battle On His Wishlist, KXNG Crooked Fears Snoop Dogg Vs. Eminem Could Become Most 'Polarizing Beef Ever In Hip Hop', Snoop Dogg Calls Eminem's 'Zeus' 'Soft Ass Shit' After Slim Shady Breaks Song Down, DaBaby Crowns Himself & Lil Wayne The 'Best Rappers Alive', MF DOOM Has Died — Cause Currently Unknown, Rick Ross Knocks 50 Cent’s Current Rap Abilities: ‘Rozay Probably Couldn’t Save Him! "It's so much stuff I can post about the hateful things they say to me... but I will never have time for that. The main event kicks off at 5 p.m. PST and will be simulcast on Apple Music, Apple TV and the official Verzuz Instagram account. Brandy and Monica should be commended for how hard they tried to resist falling into the trap, but they were, unfortunately, just next up in a long line of legendary stars who were forced to endure the tired rivalry trope. 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 image was the epitome of the girl next door. First time since ‘98. Neither were Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell nor Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. “Somebody asked me who I got for the Verzuz — Monica versus Brandy,” he said. Brandy 1 Monica 4 Xscape 7 Aaliyah 9 I distinctly remember loving each of these songs immeasurably at different points in time. ', Cardi B, 50 Cent, Wale & More Rappers React To Trump Supporters Storming The Capitol Building. Thank you QUEENS for such an EPIC #VERZUZ! The night ended with an embrace, after the two played “The Boy Is Mine,” and the former rivals exited stage right. Monica, while promoting her second studio album, The Boy Is Mine, on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee in ‘98, also seemed to suggest they were on the same page. If I’m not present to say it for you, you say it yourself.’”. That’s the thing, though, isn’t it? Brandy and Monica are two very different women, two very different artists, who happen to make phenomenal music — as a duo — and as solo artists. I was a human being.”, Monica, meanwhile, was presented to the public as a beautiful and talented singer who was very sure of herself — “wise beyond her years,” as Daily Press put it in 1995, when the singer was just 14 years old. The two R&B veterans would later reunite in … 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. ‘Black In Blood’ Rapper Has The Likes Of Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, Charlamagne Tha God Hype. Everything about who you are is great. The most attention Monica ever got was when The Boy Is Mine was released. Brandy and Kanye West offered their take on a classic Motown duet with "Talk About Our Love," in which they play quarreling partners trying to get back on track. Chris Brown ... View more View less . “Turnin Me Off” featured lines which some assumed were directed at her peers Beyoncé and Ciara. But according to an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Monica says there’s more to the story and the Verzuz battle will help put an end to the speculative chatter. Since her 1994 debut album, singer, songwriter, and producer Brandy Norwood has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide with over 8.62 million albums sold in the United States alone. The series documented the birth of her daughter. ET. Monica’s last two albums did better than this one and Brandy’s last one. 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? 10 . “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. “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. “We're friends and we're cool and no matter what anybody says we're going to stay tight,” said Brandy in a late-’90s interview clip about the collaboration. 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. Brandy came out in 93/94 and Moesha came out in 1996. "You sure was," Brandy responded, who — in an attempt to make a joke — added that she was on the receiving end of Monica's wrath. @Brandy vs @MonicaDenise. Monica dropped her album, The Boy is Mine and it went double platinum. Now that the new Brandy album 'Human' has flopped, it soon will be Monica's turn to make a comeback. “It’s a working relationship,” Monica flatly told an interviewer for VIVA, the German music channel, right after being questioned about why she named her sophomore album The Boy Is Mine (which, c’mon, feels just a little petty considering it’s technically Brandy’s song), but apparently she just wanted to “make a bold statement.” Monica, who excelled in her own right — though she never matched Brandy in star power — also made songs for the soundtracks for The Preacher’s Wife and Space Jam and scored hits like “The First Night” and “Angel of Mine.”, Monica, who was firmly slotted into the R&B category, would suffer a slump after the commercial success of The Boy Is Mine.