Brandy and Monica Collaborate on New Song After 14 Years
1990s nostalgia is the latest pop culture trend. Nickelodeon is bringing back its ‘90s television shows, Beavis and Butt-Head are on MTV again, and the Smashing Pumpkins are releasing another album. So, why wouldn’t another Brandy-Monica collaboration be in order? The two mid- and late-‘90s R&B chart toppers behind 1998 smash “The Boy is Mine” returned to the studio in early January and have since recorded a new track, titled “It All Belongs to Me.”
Earlier this month, the two singers were in the studio, and Monica tweeted a hint of their collaboration. She wrote: "Wonderful night in the studio! I wasn't 100%, but I gave it my all it turned out great! Just a little more raspy than normal:)"
Produced by Rico Love, “It All Belongs to Me” comes out on February 6. Like their first collaboration, the new song will appear on both artists’ upcoming albums. In 1998, “The Boy is Mine” was included on Monica’s album of the same title, and it was also added to Brandy’s Never Say Never. In 2012, “It All Belongs to Me” is set for inclusion on Monica’s upcoming March release, New Life, and may be added to Brandy’s comeback album, on which Rico Love is a producer.
Sean Garrett, Bangladesh, Timbaland, and Jim Jonsin are additionally producing Brandy’s upcoming album, about which she explained to Billboard: "What I'm truly excited about is how the album is all about R&B and figuring out the new sound of R&B, and that was the challenge for me. I wanted to do something different -- I didn't want to just sing about love over regular beats. I think the fans have been very patient with me, but I just wanted to make sure that this album was right -- the right type of music, the right core. I feel like we're getting to that point where I felt comfortable with putting something out."
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