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With five studio albums under her belt, Brandy Norwood has found a new label for her upcoming record.
Sony announced on Monday that Norwood has signed with RCA Records as part of a venture with Chameleon Records. The Grammy award-winning singer is currently in the studio working on her debut album with the label, set for an early 2012 release.
“Brandy is an icon who changed the sound of music, I’m proud to say she has signed with RCA/Chameleon Records to take her to the next phase of her career,” said Bryon Prescott, CEO of Chameleon Records, in a statement. “She’s a blessing and music needs her again.”
Brandy’s first four albums were released via Atlantic Records, while her last venture, Human, was released in Dec. 2008 from Sony’s Epic Records.
“This is truly a blessing,” Brandy said of the new partnership. “Breyon Prescott, Peter Edge and Tom Corson believe in me and have introduced me to a home that also believes and knows exactly what to do with the type of music I’m doing. Breyon and the team at RCA/Chameleon are creative and forward-thinking and I am thrilled to be working with them.”
Peter Edge, CEO of RCA Music Group added, “Throughout her career Brandy has consistently won the vote as everyone’s favorite female vocalist. I am sure that in her next chapter at RCA and in partnership with Bryon Prescott, we will record her most exciting music to date.”
Brandy burst on to the scene in 1994 with her self-titled debut, peaking at No. 20 on the Billboard 200. It was her sophomore effort, Never Say Never, which introduced the hits “Have You Ever?” and “The Boy is Mine.” The singer, who starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha, recently ventured into the world of reality television as a contestant on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars and on the VH1 reality series, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, alongside her brother and parents.
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