Brandy Dropped from Epic Records? Jawn Murray Reports

Brandy Norwood:
Singer Dropped By Label & Parts With Management
Posted by Jawn Murray on Jul 9th 2009 1:23PM
Filed under: Exclusives, Gossip, Music

R&B singer Brandy Norwood is in search of a new record deal. BV Buzz has learned exclusively that the 30-year-old singer was just dropped by her label Epic Records because of the lackluster sales of from her comeback CD, ‘Human.’ Released on Dec. 8, 2008, the CD has only sold 196,509 units to date according to SoundScan. “Her friend Brandon Creed that works as an A&R representative at Epic Records has been making calls to see if other labels would be interested in signing her,” a record company source told me. In addition, Brandy has also parted ways with her management. The former ‘Moesha’ star had been represented in recent months by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management. The McComb, Miss.-bred singer’s relationship with Roc Nation supposedly dissolved because of “creative differences.” A rep for Roc Nation did confirm the split to BV Buzz. “Roc Nation no longer reps Brandy,” the publicist Jana Fleishman said in an e-mail yesterday. A source tells me that Brandy’s business relationship with Roc Nation “is what kept Epic Records from dropping her months ago.” Since the singer is no longer repped by the firm, the label “didn’t see the benefit in giving her another album.” “She was signed to Epic when Charlie Walk was president of the label. Now that Amanda Ghost is president, she is the one who decided to let Brandy go,” the source explained. Coincidentally, Roc Nation had also represented Ghost, who in addition to being president of Epic Records is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has written for BeyoncĂ©, Jordin Sparks and Shakira. Brandy’s last CD ‘Human’ was her first release in more than four years and her debut album for Epic Records. Prior to signing with Epic, the singer had recorded exclusively for Atlantic Records, where she released four CDs before parting ways with that label in 2005. BV Buzz’s call to Ghost’s office was forwarded to Elisa Goldman in the publicity department. That call has gone unreturned. A message was left for Creed as well, though he has yet to respond. An email sent to Brandy’s mother/on-again, off-again manager Sonja Bates Norwood has gone unanswered as well.

UPDATE: Brandy posts this on her Twitter page: #notagoodlook when so called journalist spread false rumors without the facts:) Don’t believe everything you read or see!

2 Responses to “Brandy Dropped from Epic Records? Jawn Murray Reports”
  1. baby j says:

    brandy i love you

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