Brandy videography

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Norwood filming for her reality show Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, January 2011.

This is the listing of official video releases by Brandy Norwood, an American musician and entertainer. As of March 2010, Norwood has released twenty music videos and two VHS and DVDs.

Throughout her career, Brandy has collaborated with a variety of directors for music videos, including Hype Williams (5), Chris Robinson (3), Matthew Rolston (3), and Dave Meyers (2).

Music videos[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Music video Director(s) Notes
1994 "I Wanna Be Down" Keith Ward The video portrays Brandy in her tomboy image, dancing in front of a jeep near a forest, flanked by several dancers.[1]
"I Wanna Be Down" Hype Williams An in-studio video featuring Brandy singing with MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Yo-Yo against black and white backgrounds. It earned Brandy her first nomination for Best Rap Video at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.[1]
1995 "Baby" The video portrays Brandy and her company dancing at the New York Times Square, wearing skiing outfits.[1]
"Best Friend" Matthew Rolston A partially black and white, partially colored video featuring Brandy and her backup troupe displaying their hip hop dancing skills in front of a garage.[1]
"Brokenhearted" Hype Williams The video portrays Brandy dreaming about doing a duet with Wanya Morris on various settings of an empty mansion.[2]
"Sittin' up in My Room" In this video, Brandy is swimming in thoughts of a guy, keeping herself penned up in a trippy retro, cartoonish room after her friend told her that her love interest is joining the party, which is going on downstairs.[1]
1996 "Missing You" F. Gary Gray The video portrays Brandy, Tamia, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight performing in different landscapes each.[1] It included scenes from the 1996 film Set It Off for whose soundtrack the track was recorded.[1]
1998 "The Boy Is Mine" Joseph Kahn In this video, Monica and Brandy portray both neighbours and challengers, fighting over the same boy, only to end up as allies who amicably settle on dumping their unfaithful lover, played by Mekhi Phifer. The video was nominated for two 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best R&B Video and Video of the Year.[3]
"Top of the World" Paul Hunter A surrealistic clip built on digital effects, the video features different sequences of Brandy floating in the air, flipping and balancing vertically and horizontally alongside New York City skyscrapers and other buildings.[1]
"Have You Ever?" Kevin Bray Brandy looks after her best friend's empty house, waiting for his return while watching videos of the two of them.[1]
1999 "Almost Doesn't Count" The video depicts Brandy as a wedding guest and singer whose oldtimer suffers from a breakdown in the middle of Mojave Desert prior to the wedding ceremony in the evening.[1]
"U Don't Know Me" Martin Weisz

2000s[edit]

Year Music video Director(s) Notes
2001 "Another Day in Paradise" Nick Quested, Gil Green
2002 "What About Us?" Dave Meyers Entirely shot in front of a greenscreen, the video features Brandy in a highly digitalized, futurtistic environment, where enslaved men are treated as objects such as providing the foundation of a human pyramid. It concludes with her sitting in the passenger's seat in a lowrider, amid a sea of lowriders, next to brother Ray J.[4]
"Full Moon" Chris Robinson While stargazing through a telescope on her Los Angeles balcony at full moon, Brandy turns her attention to a house party where she catches the eye of a longhaired male. As the video progresses, she decides to crash the shindig in hopes of meeting him.[5] Norwood was nearly six months pregnant at the time of the shot.[5]
2004 "Talk About Our Love" Dave Meyers Based on a treatment by producer Kanye West, the video portrays Brandy and West as a couple who is frequently disturbed by nosy friends and neighbours, who keep on popping in and out of their house to find out about their affairs.[6]
"Who Is She 2 U" Jake Nava Brandy plays an all-knowing narrator, who gives the central male character pause with her wicked glances that let him know she's watching his every move throughout Los Angeles. She follows him from a bus to a construction site to a barbershop to a bus stop, all the while catching him in the act with various women, sometimes before his girlfriend does.[7]
"Afrodisiac" Matthew Rolston A simple dance video, set in a water-flooded outtrack world where the sung-about afrodisiac is visualized in various forms of liquid.[8]
"Wake Up Everybody" Mark Young Compilation video of Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Eve, Ashanti, Wyclef Jean, Monica, Fabolous, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Babyface, and many more recording their vocals in the booth.
2008 "Right Here (Departed)" Little X The concept of the video depicts Brandy as an angel, who is crossing over to the other side and coming back into her family and friend's lives, comforting them just with her singing.[9] The art direction for the video was loosely inspired by the 2007 science-fiction film I Am Legend.[10]
"Long Distance" Chris Robinson Black-and-white video depicting Brandy a singer who deals with the circumstances of a long distance relationship. Towards the end of the video, it changes to color as it starts to rain.[11]

2010s[edit]

Year Music video Director(s) Notes
2010 "We Are the World 25" Paul Haggis Compilation video of Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Jennifer Hudson, Janet Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, and many more recording their vocals in the booth.
2012 "It All Belongs to Me" Chris Robinson Inspired by the films Thelma & Louise (1991) and Waiting to Exhale (1995), the music video portrays Brandy and Monica in dysfunctional relationships and helping in both situations.
"Put It Down" Hype Williams The video features interactions with Brown, as well as scenes including Norwood dancing in front of both blue-lit industrial backdrops and artful Jackson Pollock-esque green screens.[12]
"Wildest Dreams" Matthew Rolston[13] A stylized performance video, "Wildest Dreams" features Norwood performing the song onstage in front of cheering fans inside a warehouse, flanked by three back-up singers. Intercut with black-and-white solo shots, Norwood wears skimp blue-jean shorts with red boots in the visuals.
2016 "Beggin & Pleadin" Mike Ho Inspired by the motion picture The Color Purple, Norwood plays a Shug Avery-inspired protagonist in a Harlem-themed club. Shot in Los Angeles, the video features cameo appearances by Ray J, Princess Love, and girl group Glamor.

Video albums[edit]

Music video compilations[edit]

Year Video details Notes
1999 The Videos
  • Released: June 15, 1999
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
Includes all of Norwood's music videos from years of 1994 to 1999, except "Missing You" and the alternate video of the Human Rhythm Hip Hop Remix of "I Wanna Be Down."

Concert videos[edit]

Year Video details Notes
2000 VH1 Divas Live 99
  • Released: April 4, 2000
  • Formats: CD, DVD
Contains the VH1 Divas Live 99 concert, headlined by Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Cher and Brandy. Shot live at the New York City Beacon Theatre on April 13, 1999, the DVD was certified gold by the RIAA in 2001.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Porter, Nina (2000-01-25). "The Brandy Star Profile". Master Dance Tones. 
  2. ^ "Shaggy The 'Humna Kid,' Brandy And Wanya, Mariah's 'Fantasy': This Week In 1995". MTV News. 2002-08-26. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Brandy Talks About Teaming With Monica". MTV News. 1998-04-30. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  4. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2002-01-11). "Brandy Stands On Hill Of Men, Rocks Low Rider In New Video". MTV News. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  5. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (2002-03-25). "Brandy Plays Peeping Tom-ika In New Video". MTV News. VH1. Retrieved 2007-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Making the Video: Brandy and Kanye West - 'Talk About Our Love'". MTV News. 2004-04-05. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  7. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (2004-08-05). "Brandy Scopes Out A Cheater In 'Who Is She 2 U' Video". MTV News. VH1. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  8. ^ "Making of Afrodisiac". YouTube. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  9. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2008-08-15). "Brandy Readies Human After Four-Year Hiatus". MTV News. VH1. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  10. ^ Harrison, Dave (2008-08-18). "Brandy Announces Her Return to Music (With a Little Help From Ray J)". MTV News. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  11. ^ "Rap-Up TV: On Set of Brandy's 'Long Distance' Video". Rap-Up.com. 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  12. ^ "Brandy (and Her Braids) Are Back in the "Put It Down" Video". Pop Dust. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sneak Peek: Brandy – 'Wildest Dreams'". Rap-Up. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  14. ^ "Gold & Platinum Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 

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