Solange Calls Brandy “The Goddess of R&B”



No lies were told when it comes to Brandy and her musical contributions over the years, last year, she took to Twitter to defend Brandy’s Two Eleven album and offer the album’s haters a piece of her mind. I must agree that album was everything to me and more….

Solange recently explained to NPR that there were times she wasn’t even able to hold a decent conversation with critics about the genre they’re paid to cover. “I would have these conversations where I would use different references, or I would talk about Jaheim, just anything, anyone and get nothing back,” said Solange who received some backlash for her criticism of the critics. However, she said it was time for her to speak out. “It’s something that has been expressed by a lot of people. I had no problem vocalizing about it,” she said.

Solange mentioned Monica, Aaliyah and TLC’s Chilli as R&B singers whose music touched and influenced her. “There’s no way to really explain the emotional and physical and mental reaction when you’re at a party in seventh grade and a 702 record comes on,” Solange said. “[R&B] is all those things. It’s the gelling down your baby hair because Chilli did it and you want it to look like Chilli so much. The whole phenomenon of Tommy Hilfiger after Aaliyah wore it. All of those elements, and then you have your very, very obscure ones too.”

Brandy, who Solange holds in high regard she states, “Brandy is a goddess in R&B to a lot of people. She is really the foundation for a lot of this very innovative, progressive, experimental R&B. Brandy influenced a lot of that,” said Solange.



  • Nicola Gossips

    Brandy allowed her personal life to overshadow her music. That’s what killed her career. I love the tone of her voice. I wish she would come back to the top of the charts again.

  • Coffy Brown

    I totally agree with her whole statement and that is why I love Solange sooo damn much – Bey gets the hype – But to me no shade, Solange has more substance!

  • Yazmar

    Brandy has a cool little voice

  • Ciera Chantál | CheckoutMyBlog

    I love Brandy she doesn’t get the proper recognition.

  • mb

    Brandy does not get enough credit for her contribution to music. Also, the same for Monica.

    • Ciera Chantál | CheckoutMyBlog

      I so agree with this.

  • Gigi

    I agree with everything Solange said especially about Brandy. She still doesn’t get enough credit to me. That two eleven album was great I still don’t understand how that album didn’t sell more and get more recognition.

  • Me

    So true. I get the feeling Solo is not feeling her sis latest album.

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  • cottenkandi

    Solange know music. And yes, I’m a Brandy fan. Her raspy voice is everything. Really listen to her albums and RnB songs. Everything!

  • Meiqua

    That’s nice of her to say.

  • KiaSoto

    thats a great compliment