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Brandy will add another impressive accolade to her storied career when she receives the President’s Award at this year’s BMI R&B/Hip-Hop ceremony, set to take place August 29 in Atlanta.
Brandy joins a star-studded roster of previous recipients which includes Curtis Mayfield, Ludacris, Toni Braxton and Will.i.am.
“As a singer/songwriter, actress and humanitarian, Brandy is a triple threat in every sense of the word,” BMI Vice President Creative Catherine Brewton said of the distinguished vocalist. “Her timeless hits about love and heartbreak were anthems to many coming of age during the 90s and secured her place in R&B history.”
Brandy first captivated the hearts of music lovers everywhere at the tender age of 15 with her single “I Wanna Be Down,” lifted from her self-titled debut. Two additional singles from that album, “Best Friend” and “Brokenhearted,” also topped the charts and paved the way for Brandy to become one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, according to the RIAA.
So far, Brandy’s sold more than 40 million albums, including the five-times platinum LP Never Say Never featuring the smash duet, “The Boy is Mine,” with Monica. She’s also taken her talents to the small screen, starring in the TV sitcom Moesha, and made history as the first black princess in Disney’s 1997 TV adaptation of Cinderella, opposite Whitney Houston.
Most recently, Brandy teamed up with Daniel Caesar for the endearing ballad “Love Again,” a taste of what’s to come from her yet-to-be-titled forthcoming album.
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