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BrandyCognac glass.jpgCognac brandy in a typical snifter

Brandy is a spirit produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 3560% alcohol by volume (70120 US proof) and is typically drunk as an after-dinner digestif. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks. Others are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of aging, and some are produced using a combination of both aging and colouring. Varieties of wine brandy can be found across the winemaking world. Among the most renowned are Cognac and Armagnac from southwestern France.[1][2]

In a broader sense, the term brandy also denotes liquors obtained from the distillation of pomace (yielding pomace brandy), or mash or wine of any other fruit (fruit brandy).[3][1] These products are also called eau de vie (which translates to "water of life").

History

The origins of brandy are tied to the development of distillation. While the process was known in classical times, it was not used for significant beverage production until the 15th century.[4][5][6]

Initially wine was distilled as a preservation method and as a way to make it easier for merchants to transport. It is also thought that wine was originally distilled to lessen the tax which was assessed by volume. The intent was to add the water removed by distillation back to the brandy shortly before consumption. It was discovered that after having been stored in wooden casks, the resulting product had improved over the original distilled spirit.[1] In addition to removing water, the distillation process led to the formation and decomposition of numerous aromatic compounds, fundamentally altering the composition of the distillate from its source. Non-volatile substances such as pigments, sugars, and salts remained behind in the still. As a result, the taste of the distillate was often quite unlike that of the original source.

As described in the 1728 edition of Cyclopaedia, the following method was used to distill brandy:[7]

A cucurbit was filled half full of the liquor from which brandy was to be drawn and then raised with a little fire until about one-sixth part was distilled, or until that which falls into the receiver was entirely flammable. This liquor, distilled only once, was called spirit of wine or brandy. Purified by another distillation (or several more), this was then called spirit of wine rectified. The second distillation was made in balneo mariae and in a glass cucurbit, and the liquor was distilled to about one half the quantity. This was further rectified as long as the operator thought necessary to produce brandy.

To shorten these several distillations, which were long and troublesome, a chemical instrument was invented that reduced them to a single distillation. To test the purity of the rectified spirit of wine, a portion was ignited. If the entire contents were consumed by a fire without leaving any impurities behind, then the liquor was good. Another, better test involved putting a little gunpowder in the bottom of the spirit. If the gunpowder could ignite after the spirit was consumed by fire, then the liquor was good.[7]

As most brandies have been distilled from grapes, the regions of the world producing excellent brandies have roughly paralleled those areas producing grapes for viniculture. At the end of the 19th century, the western European markets, including by extension their overseas empires, were dominated by French and Spanish brandies and eastern Europe was dominated by brandies from the Black Sea region, including Bulgaria, the Crimea, and Georgia. In 1884, David Sarajishvili founded his brandy factory in Tbilisi, Georgia, a crossroads for Turkish, Central Asian, and Persian trade routes and a part of the Russian Empire at the time.[8]

Technology

Except for few major producers, brandy production and consumption tend to have a regional character and thus production methods significantly vary. Wine brandy is produced from a variety of grape cultivars. A special selection of cultivars, providing distinct aroma and character, is used for high-quality brandies, while cheaper ones are made from whichever wine is available.[9]

Brandy is made from so-called base wine, which significantly differs from regular table wines. It is made from early grapes in order to achieve higher acid concentration and lower sugar levels. Base wine generally contains smaller amount (up to 20mg/l) of sulphur than regular wines, as it creates undesired copper(II) sulfate in reaction with copper in the pot stills. The yeast sediment produced during the fermentation may or may not be kept in the wine, depending on the brandy style.[9]

Brandy is distilled from the base wine in two phases. In the first, large part of water and solids is removed from the base, obtaining so-called "low wine", basically a concentrated wine with 2830% ABV. In the second stage, low wine is distilled into brandy. The liquid exits the pot still in three phases, referred to as the "heads", "heart" and "tails" respectively. The first part, the "head," has an alcohol concentration of about 83% (166 US proof) and an unpleasant odour. The weak portion on the end, "tail", is discarded along with the head, and they are generally mixed with another batch of low wine, thereby entering the distillation cycle again. The middle heart fraction, richest in aromas and flavours, is preserved for later maturation.[9]

Distillation does not simply enhance the alcohol content of wine. The heat under which the product is distilled and the material of the still (usually copper) cause chemical reactions to take place during distillation. This leads to the formation of numerous new volatile aroma components, changes in relative amounts of aroma components in the wine, and the hydrolysis of components such as esters.

Brandy is usually produced in pot stills (batch distillation), but the column still can also be used for continuous distillation. Distillate obtained in this manner has a higher alcohol concentration (approximately 90% ABV) and is less aromatic. Choice of the apparatus depends on the style of brandy produced.[9] Cognac and South African brandy are examples of brandy produced in batches[9] while many American brandies use fractional distillation in column stills.

Aging

After distillation, the unaged brandy is placed into oak barrels to mature. Usually, brandies with a natural golden or brown colour are aged in oak casks (single-barrel aging). Some brandies, particularly those from Spain, are aged using the solera system, where the producer changes the barrel each year. After a period of aging, which depends on the style, class and legal requirements, the mature brandy is mixed with distilled water to reduce alcohol concentration and bottled. Some brandies have caramel colour and sugar added to simulate the appearance of barrel aging.[9]

Consumption

Serving

Brandy is traditionally served at room temperature (neat) from a snifter, a wine glass or a tulip glass. When drunk at room temperature, it is often slightly warmed by holding the glass cupped in the palm or by gentle heating. Excessive heating of brandy may cause the alcohol vapour to become too strong, causing its aroma to become overpowering. Brandy drinkers who like their brandy warmed may ask for the glass to be heated before the brandy is poured.[10]

Brandy may be added to other beverages to make several popular cocktails; these include the Brandy Sour, the Brandy Alexander, the Sidecar, the Brandy Daisy, and the Brandy Old Fashioned.

Culinary uses

Brandy is a common deglazing liquid used in making pan sauces for steak and other meat. It is used to create a more intense flavour in some soups, notably onion soup.

In English Christmas cooking, brandy is a common flavouring in traditional foods such as Christmas cake, brandy butter, and Christmas pudding. It is also commonly used in drinks such as mulled wine, drunk during the festive season.

Brandy is used to flambe dishes such as crepe Suzette and cherries jubilee while serving.[1] Brandy is traditionally poured over Christmas pudding and set alight. The flames consume most of the alcohol but the pudding is left with a distinctive flavour.

Terminology and legal definitions

The term brandy is a shortening of brandywine, which was derived from the Dutch word brandewijn, itself derived from gebrande wijn, which literally means "burned wine".[11]

In the general colloquial usage of the term, brandy may also be made from pomace and from fermented fruit other than grapes.[1]

If a beverage comes from a particular fruit (or multiple fruits) other than exclusively grapes, or from the must of such fruit, it may be referred to as a "fruit brandy" or "fruit spirit" or named using the specific fruit, such as "peach brandy", rather than just generically as "brandy". If pomace is the raw material, the beverage may be called "pomace brandy", "marc brandy", "grape marc", "fruit marc spirit", or "grape marc spirit"; "marc" being the pulp residue after the juice has been pressed from the fruit.

Grape pomace brandy may be designated as "grappa" or "grappa brandy".[12] Apple brandy may be referred to as "applejack".[12] There is also a product called "grain brandy" that is made from grain spirits.[13]

Within particular jurisdictions, there are specific regulatory requirements regarding the labelling of products identified as brandy. For example:

  • In the European Union, there are regulations[14] that require products labelled as brandy, except "grain brandy", to be produced exclusively from the distillation or redistillation of grape-based wine or grape-based "wine fortified for distillation" and aged a minimum of six months in oak.[15] Alcoholic beverages imported to the EU from the United States or other non-EU states can be sold within the European Union using labels that refer to them as "fruit brandy" or "pomace brandy", but such a label cannot be used in the EU for products produced in an EU-member state.
  • In the US, brandy that has been produced from other than grape wine must be labelled with a clarifying description of the type of brandy production such as "peach brandy", "fruit brandy", "dried fruit brandy", or "pomace brandy", and brandy that has not been aged in oak for at least two years must be labelled as "immature".[12]
  • In Canada, the regulations regarding naming conventions for brandy are similar to those of the US (provisions B.02.050061). According to the Canadian food and drug regulations, Brandy shall be a potable alcoholic distillate, or a mixture of potable alcoholic distillates, obtained by the distillation of wine. The minimum specified aging period is six months in wood, although not necessarily oak (provision B.02.061.2). Caramel, fruit, other botanical substances, flavourings, and flavouring preparations may also be included in a product called brandy (provisions B.02.050059).[16][17]

Within the European Union, the German term Weinbrand is legally equivalent to the English term "brandy", but outside the German-speaking countries it is particularly used to designate brandy from Austria and Germany.

Varieties and brands

Brandy de Jerez in barrels aging
  • Most of American grape brandy production is situated in California.[1] Popular brands include Christian Brothers, E&J Gallo, Korbel, and Paul Masson.
  • Armenian brandy has been produced since the 1887 and comes from the Ararat plain in the southern part of Armenia. Bottles on the market are aged anywhere from 3 to 20 years.
  • Armagnac is made from grapes of the Armagnac region in the southwest of France, Gers, Landes and Lot-et-Garonne. It is single-continuous distilled in a copper still and aged in oak casks from Gascony or Limousin or from the renowned Troncais Forest in Auvergne. Armagnac was the first distilled spirit in France. Its usage was first mentioned in 1310 by Vital Du Four in a book of medicine recipes. Armagnacs have a specificity: they offer vintage qualities. Popular brands are Darroze, Baron de Sigognac, Larressingle, Delord, Laubade, Gelas and Janneau.
  • Cognac comes from the Cognac region of France,[1] and is double distilled using pot stills. Popular brands include Hine, Martell, Camus, Otard, Remy Martin, Hennessy, Frapin, Delamain and Courvoisier. The European Union and some other countries legally enforce the use of "Cognac" as the exclusive name for brandy produced and distilled in the Cognac area of France, and the name "Armagnac" for brandy from the Gascony area of France. Both must also be made using traditional techniques. Since these are considered "protected designation of origin", a brandy made elsewhere may not be called Cognac in these jurisdictions, even if made in an identical manner.
  • Cyprus brandy differs from other varieties in that its alcohol concentration is only 32% ABV (64 US proof).[18]
  • Dried fruit brandy is a potable alcoholic distillate, or a mixture of potable alcoholic distillates, obtained from sound dried fruit. It may contain caramel, fruit and other botanical substances, and flavouring preparations.[17]
  • Greek brandy is distilled from Muscat wine. Mature distillates are made from sun-dried Savatiano, Sultana and Black Corinth grape varieties blended with an aged Muscat wine.
  • Brandy de Jerez originates from vineyards around Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain.[19] It is used in some sherries and is also available as a separate product. It has a protected designation of origin (PDO).[20]
  • Kanyak (or konyak) is a variety from Turkey that originated in the Tekel region, whose name is both a variation of "cognac" and also means "burn blood" in Turkish, a reference to its use in cold weather.[21]
  • In Moldova and Romania grape brandy is colloquially called coniac, but is officially named Divin in Moldova and Vinars in Romania. After a double distillation, the beverage is usually aged in oak barrels and labelled according to its age (VS minimum 3 years old, VSOP minimum 5 years old, XO minimum 7 years old, XXO minimum 20 years old).[22]
  • In Russia brandy was first produced in 1885 at the Kizlyar Brandy Factory according to a recipe brought from France.[23][24][25][26] Kizlyar brandy is produced according to the classic cognac technology and is one of the most popular beverages in Russia.[27][28] Also in 2008, the factory restored the status of the Kremlin Suppliers Guild.[28][29]
  • Pisco is a strong, colourless to amber-coloured brandy produced in specific regions of Peru and Chile. The name Pisco derives from the Peruvian port of the same name. Pisco is still made in Peru and Chile but the right to produce and market it is subject to disputes between both countries.[30]
  • South African brandies are, by law, made almost exactly as Cognac, using a double distillation process in copper pot stills followed by aging in oak barrels for a minimum of three years. Because of this, South African brandies are a very high quality.[9][31]
  • Italian Stravecchio has been produced since the 1700s in the North of Italy, especially in Emilia-Romagna and Veneto, using grapes popular in winemaking such as Sangiovese and Grignolino. Colour, texture and finish are most resembling those of their French and Spanish counterparts. Most popular brands are Vecchia Romagna, Stravecchio Branca and Stock 84. Northern Italy is also noted since the Middle Ages for another type of wine spirit, Grappa, which is generally colourless but has some top-shelf varieties called barrique which are aged in oak casks and achieve the same caramel colour as regular brandies. There is a vast production of Stravecchios and Grappas in Italy, with more than 600 large, medium or small distilleries in operation. Ticino, in Italian speaking Switzerland, is also allowed to produce pomace brandy under the name of Grappa.

Labelling of grades

Brandy has a traditional age grading system, although its use is unregulated outside of Cognac and Armagnac. These indicators can usually be found on the label near the brand name:

  • V.S. ("very special") or ??? (three stars) designates a blend in which the youngest brandy has been stored for at least two years in a cask.[32]
  • V.S.O.P. ("very superior old pale"), Reserve or ????? (five stars) designates a blend in which the youngest brandy is stored for at least four years in a cask.[32]
  • XO ("extra old") or Napoleon designates a blend in which the youngest brandy is stored for at least six years.[32]
  • Hors d'age ("beyond age") is a designation which is formally equal to XO for Cognac, but for Armagnac designates brandy that is at least ten years old. In practice the term is used by producers to market a high-quality product beyond the official age scale.

In the case of Brandy de Jerez, the Consejo Regulador de la Denominacion Brandy de Jerez classifies it according to:

  • Brandy de Jerez Solera: one year old.
  • Brandy de Jerez Solera Reserva: three years old.
  • Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva: ten years old.

Russian brandies (traditionally called "Cognac" within the country), as well as brandies from many other post-Soviet states (except Armenia) use the traditional Russian grading system that is similar to the French one, but extends it significantly:[33][34]

  • "Three stars" or ??? designates the brandy with the youngest component cask-aged for at least two years, analogous to the French V.S.
  • "Four stars" or ???? is for the blends where the youngest brandy is aged for at least three years.
  • "Five stars" or ????? means that the youngest brandy in the blend was aged four years, similar to the French V.S.O.P.
  • /KV ("Aged Cognac") is a designation corresponding to "XO" or "Napoleon", meaning that the youngest spirit in the blend is at least six years old.
  • /KVVK ("Aged Cognac, Superior Quality") designates the eight-year-old blends and tends to be used only for the highest quality vintages.
  • /KS ("Old Cognac"): At least ten years of aging for the youngest spirit in the blend (similar to the Armagnac's "Hors d'age").
  • /OS ("Very Old"): Beyond the French system and designates the blends older than 20 years.

See also

  • Cut brandy
  • Dutch brandy
  • Fine (brandy)
  • Fortified wine

References

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American recording artist Brandy Norwood entered the music business as a backing vocalist for R&B boy bands such as Immature, prior to launching her own career in 1994. Her discography, as a solo artist, includes six studio albums, one compilation album, one extended play, 27 singles, 28 album appearances and 18 soundtrack appearances. Norwood has sold over 8.62 million albums in the United States,[1] and more than 40 million records worldwide.[2] Additionally, she has won over 100 awards as a recording artist.[3] In 1999, Billboard ranked Norwood among the top 20 of the Top Pop Artists of the 1990s.[4]

Originally signed to Atlantic Records, Norwood's self-titled debut album, a collection of street-oriented R&B with a hip-hop edge, was released in September 1994, and sold over six million copies worldwide.[5] It produced the three top 10 singles "I Wanna Be Down", "Baby" and "Brokenhearted", of which two reached the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and were certified gold and platinum, respectively. A fourth single released from the album, "Best Friend", became another top 10 hit on the US R&B chart. The following year, Norwood contributed songs to the soundtracks of the films Batman Forever (1995) and Waiting to Exhale (1995), with the single "Sittin' Up in My Room" becoming another top 10 success in the US and first top 30 entry in the United Kingdom. In 1996, she collaborated with Tamia, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight on the single "Missing You", released from the Set It Off soundtrack, which became her major success in New Zealand, reaching number two.

Norwood's second album Never Say Never was released in 1998 and achieved international chart success, establishing her as one of the most successful of the new breed of R&B female vocalists to emerge during the mid-to late 1990s. It included the number-one singles "The Boy Is Mine", a duet with Monica, and "Have You Ever?". The album was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, becoming Norwood's best-selling album to date.[6] Her third studio album Full Moon was released in 2002 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It spawned the top 10 hit "What About Us?", alongside two other singles. Norwood's fourth studio album Afrodisiac was released in 2004 and was certified gold. The album failed to achieve success on international music markets.

Following another hiatus and a label shift to Epic Records, her fifth studio album Human was released in December 2008. The album spawned two singles "Right Here (Departed)" and "Long Distance", of which both reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.[7] Norwood's sixth album Two Eleven was released in October 2012 and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Its lead single, "Put It Down", featuring Chris Brown and peaked reacher number three of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming Norwood's 10th top 10 single on the chart and her first in a decade. A second single, "Wildest Dreams", was released in August 2012. In 2015, Norwood made guest appearances on numerous singles, including "Magic" with Mystery Skulls and "The Girl Is Mine" with 99 Souls. The latter song, a funky house mash-up of "The Boy Is Mine", marked her highest-charting single in a decade in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales US
[8] US R&B
[9] AUS
[10] CAN
[11] FRA
[12] GER
[13] JPN
[14] NL
[15] SWI
[16] UK
[17] Brandy
  • Released: September 27, 1994
  • Label: Atlantic (#82610)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
20 6 26 20 86
  • US: 4? Platinum[18]
  • CAN: Gold[19]
  • UK: Silver[20]
  • US: 2,140,000[21]
  • World: 6,000,000[22]
Never Say Never
  • Released: June 9, 1998
  • Label: Atlantic (#83039)
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
2 2 13 3 12 10 14 5 11 19
  • US: 5? Platinum[18]
  • AUS: Platinum[23]
  • CAN: 4? Platinum[19]
  • FRA: Gold[24]
  • JPN: Platinum[25]
  • UK: Platinum[20]
  • US: 4,600,000[A]
  • World: 14,000,000[6]
Full Moon
  • Released: February 25, 2002
  • Label: Atlantic (#83493)
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download
2 1 13 8 12 8 15 23 7 9
  • US: Platinum[18]
  • CAN: Gold[19]
  • JPN: Gold[26]
  • UK: Gold[20]
  • US: 1,100,000[27]
Afrodisiac
  • Released: June 28, 2004
  • Label: Atlantic (#83633)
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download
3 4 53 57 44 10 45 26 32
  • US: Gold[18]
  • JPN: Gold[28]
  • UK: Silver[20]
  • US: 416,000[29]
Human
  • Released: December 5, 2008
  • Label: Knockout, Epic (#727271)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 5 129 37
  • US: 214,000[30]
Two Eleven
  • Released: October 12, 2012
  • Label: Chameleon, RCA
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3 1 173 103 87
  • US: 186,000[31]
"" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Live albums

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications Divas Live '99
  • Released: April 13, 1999
  • Label: VH1
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
90 43 42 60 41 14
  • US: Gold[32]

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications US
[8] US R&B
[9] AUS
[10] FRA
[12] JPN
[14] UK
[17] The Best of Brandy
  • Released: March 28, 2005
  • Label: Atlantic (#812274)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
27 11 25 129 28 24
  • UK: Silver[20]

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details Title Extended play details U Don't Know Me
  • Released: September 1999
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album US
[33] US R&B
[34] AUS
[10] FRA
[12] GER
[35] NL
[15] NZ
[36] SWE
[37] SWI
[16] UK
[17] "I Wanna Be Down" 1994 6 1 12 11 36
  • US: Gold[18]
Brandy "Baby" 1995 4 1 16 4
  • US: Platinum[18]
"Best Friend" 34 7 11 "Brokenhearted"
(featuring Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men) 9 2 6
  • US: Gold[18]
"Sittin' Up in My Room" 1996 2 2 99 6 60 30
  • US: Platinum[18]
Waiting to Exhale "Missing You"
(with Tamia, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan) 25 10 2
  • NZ: Platinum [38]
Set It Off "The Boy Is Mine"
(with Monica) 1998 1 1 3 2 5 1 1 3 3 2
  • US: 2? Platinum[18]
  • UK: Platinum[20]
  • AUS: Platinum[39]
  • FRA: Platinum[40]
  • GER: Gold[41]
  • NZ: Platinum[42]
  • SWI: Gold[43]
Never Say Never "Top of the World"
(featuring Mase) 39 39 42 52 11 52 42 2
  • UK: Silver[20]
"Angel in Disguise" 72 17 "Have You Ever?" 1 2 8 85 58 23 1 57 13
  • AUS: Platinum[44]
  • NZ: Gold[45]
"Almost Doesn't Count" 1999 16 16 88 13 15 "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)" 79 25 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" 65 28 "Never Say Never" 2000 "Another Day in Paradise"
(featuring Ray J) 2001 11 11 2 6 29 4 3 5
  • AUS: Gold[46]
  • FRA: Silver[47]
  • GER: Gold[41]
  • SWI: Gold[48]
Urban Renewal and Full Moon "What About Us?" 2002 7 3 6 24 13 11 8 16 8 4
  • AUS: Gold[49]
Full Moon "Full Moon" 18 16 43 27 54 51 53 72 15 "He Is" 78 "Dance with Us"
(with P. Diddy and Bow Wow) The Wild Thornberrys "Talk About Our Love"
(featuring Kanye West) 2004 36 16 28 89 25 42 6 Afrodisiac "Who Is She 2 U" 85 43 99 50 "Afrodisiac" 31 25 36 11 "Right Here (Departed)" 2008 34 22 7 39 22 54 Human "Long Distance" 38 "Talk to Me"
(with Ray J and Willie Norwood) 2010 A Family Business "It All Belongs to Me"
(with Monica) 2012 23 New Life "Put It Down"
(featuring Chris Brown) 65 3 Two Eleven "Wildest Dreams" 68 "Beggin & Pleadin" 2016 Non-album single "Love Again"
(with Daniel Caesar)[50] 2019 Case Study 01 "Freedom Rings"[51] 2019 Freedom "" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album US
[52] US R&B
[34] AUS
[53] CAN
[54] IRE
[55] NL
[15] NZ
[56] SWE
[57] UK
[58] "Wake Up Everybody"
(with Various Artists) 2004 119 non-album release "We Are the World 25 for Haiti"
(with Artists for Haiti) 2010 2 18 8 9 8 5 50 "Magic"
(Mystery Skulls feat. Nile Rodgers and Brandy) 2015 Forever "The Girl Is Mine"
(99 Souls featuring Destiny's Child and Brandy) 33 8 5
  • ARIA: Gold[59]
  • BPI: Platinum[20]
non-album release "Optimistic"
(August Greene featuring Brandy) 2018 August Greene "I Could Be Wrong"
(Lucas & Steve with Brandy) 55 non-album release "Right On Time"
(Ray J featuring Flo Rida, Brandy and Designer Doubt) Raydar

Other charted songs

List of non-single songs, with selected chart positions Title Year Peak chart positions Album US
R&B
[34] US
RHA
[34] US
RDS
[34] US
GDS
[34] US
JDS
[34] GER
BC
[60] KR
Gaon
[61] "Rock with You"
(Quincy Jones featuring Brandy and Heavy D) 1996 74 Q's Jook Joint "Turn It Up" 2004 2 Afrodisiac "The Definition" 2008 111 Human "True" 118 "Scared of Beautiful" 2012 48 Two Eleven "Do You Know What You Have" 61 "Wish Your Love Away" 66 "What Are We Doing"
(Robert Glasper featuring Brandy) 2013 15 Black Radio 2 "God On My Mind "
(The Walls Group featuring Brandy) 2014 23 Fast Forward "Do Better"
(Chris Brown featuring Brandy) 110 X "LA"
(Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kendrick Lamar, Brandy and James Fauntleroy) 2015 38 Free TC

Album appearances

List album appearances by Brandy Title Year Other artist(s) Album "Jook Joint Intro"[62] 1995 Quincy Jones Q's Jook Joint "Rock with You"[62] Quincy Jones, Heavy D "Stuff like That"[62] Quincy Jones, Charlie Wilson, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Ashford & Simpson "Brokenhearted (Soulpower Groove Mix)"[63] Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men The Remix Collection "Thank You"[64] 1997 Ray J Everything You Want "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"[65] 1999 Faith Hill VH1 Divas Live 1999 "Have You Ever?"/"Almost Doesn't Count"[65] N/A "I'm Every Woman[65] Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, LeAnn Rimes "Love Is All That Matters"[66] Diana Ross Every Day Is a New Day "A Love Shared"[67] 2001 Willie Norwood, Kirk Whalum Bout It "Top of the World (Remix), Part II"[68] Big Pun, Fat Joe Endangered Species "N 2 Da Music"[69] 2003 Timbaland & Magoo Under Construction, Part II "Fall Back" Lloyd Banks, Fabolous Mo Money in the Bank, Part 2 "Like It Was Yesterday"[70] 2004 N/A CG Vibes: Hear the Love, Spread the Love "Bring Me Down"[71] 2005 Kanye West Late Registration "War Is Over"[72] Ray J Raydiation "Thought You Said"[73] 2006 Diddy Press Play "Somethin' Bout You"[74] 2007 Carl Thomas So Much Better "Please Come to Boston"[75] Babyface Playlist "Quickly"[76] 2008 John Legend Evolver "Bridge to Love"[77] 2009 Ginuwine A Man's Thoughts "Meet in tha Middle"[78] Timbaland Shock Value II "Symphony"[78] Timbaland, Attitude "Special"[79] Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams Malice n Wonderland "Tell Me"[80] Sho Sho & Tell (Thug & A Gentleman) "Family Business"[81] 2011 Ray J, Willie Norwood, Sonja Norwood A Family Business "Talk to Me"[81] Ray J, Willie Norwood "Lifeguard"[81] N/A "I Don't Care"[81] N/A "Conquer the World"[82] 2013 Jessie J Alive "What Are We Doing"[83] Robert Glasper Black Radio 2 "God On My Mind"[84] 2014 The Walls Group Fast Forward "Do Better"[85] Chris Brown X "Number 1" Mystery Skulls, Nile Rodgers Forever "Magic" Mystery Skulls, Nile Rodgers "The Rest of Our Lives"[86] 2015 Tyrese Black Rose "Silent Night"[87] India Arie, Joe Sample Christmas with Friends "LA" Ty Dolla Sign, Kendrick Lamar Free TC "Deliver Me"[88] 2017 Sir the Baptist Saint or Sinner "Ascension"[89] Jhene Aiko Trip "Lullaby"[90] 2018 Todrick Hall Forbidden "Jet Black" 2019 Anderson Paak Ventura "Love Again" Daniel Caesar Case Study 01 "Even More" MAJOR. Non-album single

Soundtrack appearances

List soundtrack appearances by Brandy Title Year Other artist(s) Film/Series "Where Are You Now?" 1995 N/A Batman Forever[91] "Baby" 1996 N/A All That[92] "Moesha Theme Song" N/A Moesha "A Lovely Night" 1997 Bernadette Peters, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle-Reid Cinderella "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful" Paolo Montalban "Impossible" Whitney Houston "In My Own Little Corner" N/A "It's Possible" Whitney Houston "Ten Minutes Ago" Paolo Montalban "The Sweetest Sounds" "Almost Doesn't Count" 1999 N/A Double Platinum "Happy" N/A "Have You Ever?" N/A "Love Is All That Matters" Diana Ross "Open" 2001 N/A Osmosis Jones[93] "Beginning Together" 2005 N/A Sesame Beginnings: Beginning Together[94] "Dig This" 2008 N/A Meet the Browns[95] "A Love Shared" 2011 Willie Norwood, Kirk Whalum Fathers of the Sport[96] "Ohhh Lord" 2018 Queen Latifah, Patti LaBelle Star[97] "All I Need" N/A Star (Season 3)[98] "Spotlight" Queen Latifah

Notes

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  • A ^ As of July 2012, Never Say Never has sold 4,600,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan,[99] with additional 665,000 copies sold at BMG Music Clubs.[100] Nielsen SoundScan does not count albums sold through clubs like the BMG Music Service, which were significantly popular in the 1990s.[101]

See also

  • Brandy videography
  • List of songs recorded by Brandy

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  • "Baby"
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  • "The Boy Is Mine"
  • "Top of the World"
  • "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)"
Full Moon
  • "Another Day in Paradise"
  • "Die Without You"
  • "Full Moon"
  • "He Is"
  • "What About Us?"
Afrodisiac
  • "Afrodisiac"
  • "Should I Go"
  • "Talk About Our Love"
  • "Turn It Up"
  • "Who Is She 2 U"
Human
  • "Long Distance"
  • "Right Here (Departed)"
  • "True"
Two Eleven
  • "Put It Down"
  • "Scared of Beautiful"
  • "Wildest Dreams"
Other songs
  • "Beggin & Pleadin"
  • "It All Belongs to Me"
  • "Love Again"
  • "Magic"
  • "Missing You"
  • "Optimistic"
  • "Rock with You"
  • "Sittin' Up in My Room"
  • "Stuff Like That"
  • "Talk to Me"
  • "The Girl Is Mine"
  • "Wake Up Everybody"
  • "We Are the World 25 for Haiti"
  • "Where Are You Now?"
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The Best of Brandy
Jump to navigation Jump to search The Best of BrandyBrandy Norwood  The Best of Brandy.jpgGreatest hits album by BrandyReleasedMarch28,2005Recorded19942004Genre
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Length76:22 (Int. version)LabelAtlanticProducerBrandy Norwood (exec.), Dallas Austin, Babyface, Mike City, Keith Crouch, Barry Eastmond, David Foster, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Quincy Jones, Johnny de Mairo, Walter Millsap III, QDIII, Guy Roche, Soulshock & Karlin, Timbaland, Kanye WestBrandy chronology Afrodisiac
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The Best of Brandy is the first compilation album by American singer Brandy Norwood. Completing her contract with Atlantic Records after eleven years with the company, it was released in March and April 2005 on most international music markets, marking her final release with the label.[1] The album comprises nearly all of her singles released between the years of 1994 and 2004, compiling her first four studio albums Brandy (1994), Never Say Never (1998), Full Moon (2002) and Afrodisiac (2004), as well as songs she contributed to film soundtracks such as Waiting to Exhale (1995) and Set It Off (1996). While it features no original material, the greatest hits disc contains rare tracks such as a 1995 cover of Michael Jackson's "Rock with You", her international single "Another Day in Paradise" and the single remix of "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)".[2]

The Best of Brandy was appreciated by contemporary critics who noted the creativity of Norwood's back-catalogue.[3] It debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling about 26,000 units in its opening week,[4] and became a top thirty success in Australia and the United Kingdom.[5][6] In international territories, the second US single from Afrodisiac, "Who Is She 2 U" was released as a single in support of The Best of Brandy. The album was certified silver by the BPI in September 2019, for over 60,000 copies sold. [7]|}

Background

On November 1, 2004, four months after the release of her fourth studio album with Atlantic Records, Brandy's publicist Courtney Barnes announced that the singer had requested and was granted an unconditional release from her recording contract with the music label, her record company since 1994, as Norwood was at "a place where [she wants] some change in her life [and] wanted to move on" musically.[1] Brandy was subsequently asked to complete her contract with the release of a greatest hits collection, a plan which she considered a true compliment and showcase for her development as a recording artist over ten years.[8] "I'm really proud of it," Brandy said about the compilation album the following year. "When you get a chance to step back, you notice all these great things you've done and all these great people that you've worked with. The album is a celebration of me being in the industry for so long, and I'm still going."[2] In addition, Norwood declared her satisfaction with the conclusion of her Atlantic era: "I just thought it was a great idea to put 18 songs together of the best of everything that Ive done made me feel really good. And also, it is giving me a reason to move on from everything I've done. I'm excited about putting it out and also putting it behind me."[9]

Reception

Critical response

Professional ratingsReview scoresSourceRatingAllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]Slant3.5/5 stars[10]Stylus(A)[11]

The Best of Brandy received generally favorable reviews from music critics.[3][10][11] Andy Kellman of AllMusic gave the compilation four and a half out of five stars and commented that "the disc is straightforward and rather thorough in its makeup, compiling almost all of Brandy's charting singles, [and] though the last two albums evidently didn't produce big singles, they're just as strong and fresh as the first two so this set, unlike so many other anthologies from her contemporaries, hardly confirms dwindling creativity or popularity."[3] Thomas Inskeep from Stylus magazine commended that Norwood "helped soundtrack highs and lows, especially highs, with your so fresh/so clean stable of killer singles. Now that theyre collected like this, its like my own personal time capsule. Heres to another decade, Brandy. As Aaliyah sang, youre more than a woman, and the pop/R&B landscape is richer for your presence in it. Thanks."[11] He gave the album an "A" rating.[11]

In his review for Slant magazine, Sal Cinquemani criticized both Warner Music and Atlantic for "botching the promotion of her last studio album [Afrodisiac]" and Norwood's subsequent drop.[10] He was however positive with the album's track lisiting, stating: "The collection is capped off with non-album tracks like the #2 hit "Sittin' Up in My Room" and covers of Michael Jackson's "Rock with You" and Phil Collins's "Another Day in Paradise", which, though it's not exactly a labor of love for Brandy's longtime label home, makes The Best of a must-have for the hardest-core Moesha fans."[10] He rated the compilation three and a half out of five stars.[10] Less enthusiastic, Chris Taylor from MusicOMH felt that album proved that Norwood was "a fine wine that has never quite fully matured [...]The overall result is a middling collection which ultimately leaves one frequently fast-forwarding, wondering what could have been."[12]

Chart performance

In the United States, The Best of Brandy debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200 and number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling about 26,000 units in its opening week.[4] It remained five weeks within the chart and was left uncertified by the RIAA.[4] Internationally, the compilation album entered the top thirty in Australia and the United Kingdom only, where it reached number 25 and 24 respectively, but enjoyed short runs on the national albums charts.[5][6] In addition, the album reached number 92 on the European Top 100 Albums chart.[13]

Track listing

North American edition

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length1."Baby"Keith Crouch, Kipper Jones, Rahsaan PattersonKeith Crouch4:192."Best Friend"Keith Crouch, Glenn McKinneyKeith Crouch4:483."I Wanna Be Down"Keith Crouch, Kipper JonesKeith Crouch4:094."Brokenhearted" (duet with Wanya Morris)Keith Crouch, Kipper JonesSoulshock & Karlin4:455."Angel in Disguise"LaShawn Daniels, Traci Hale, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Isaac Philips, Nycolia TurmanDarkchild4:486."The Boy Is Mine" (duet with Monica)LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Brandy NorwoodDallas Austin, Darkchild, Brandy4:007."Almost Doesn't Count"Shelly Peiken, Guy RocheFred Jerkins III, Guy Roche3:398."Top of the World" (featuring Mase)Mason Betha, LaShawn Daniels, Traci Hale, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Isaac Phillips, Nycolia TurmanDarkchild, Brandy4:419."U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)" (featuring Shaunta & Da Brat)Sean Bryant, Paris Davis, Rodney Jerkins, Brandy Norwood, Isaac Phillips,Darkchild, Brandy4:0010."Have You Ever?"Diane WarrenDavid Foster3:3411."Full Moon"Mike CityMike City3:5312."What About Us?"LaShawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Brandy Norwood, Nora Payne, Kenisha PrattDarkchild4:1413."Who Is She 2 U"Candice Nelson, Timothy Mosley, Walter Millsap IIITimbaland4:4314."Talk About Our Love" (featuring Kanye West)Claude Cave II, Harold Lilly, Kanye West, Carlos Wilson, Louis Wilson, Ricardo WilsonKanye West3:3415."Sittin' Up in My Room"Kenneth EdmondsBabyface5:0016."Rock with You" (with Quincy Jones and Heavy D)Rod TempertonQuincy Jones, QD III4:0917."Another Day in Paradise" (duet with Ray J)Phil CollinsGuy Roche4:3218."I Wanna Be Down" (Remix) (featuring Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo and MC Lyte)Keith Crouch, Kipper JonesKeith Crouch4:16 Spotify streaming editionNo.TitleLength15."Another Day in Paradise" (duet with Ray J)4:3216."I Wanna Be Down" (Remix) (featuring Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo and MC Lyte)4:1617."The Boy Is Mine" (Remix) (featuring Shaunta)4:50 International editionNo.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length1."The Boy Is Mine" (duet with Monica)4:002."Top of the World" (featuring Mase)4:413."Another Day in Paradise" (duet with Ray J)4:324."Who Is She 2 U"4:435."Afrodisiac"Tim Mosley Isaac Phillips, Kenisha Pratt, Kenneth PrattTimbaland3:486."Never Say Never"Sean Bryant, Paris Davis, Rodney Jerkins, Brandy Norwood, Isaac PhillipsDarkchild5:097."I Wanna Be Down" (Remix) (featuring Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo and MC Lyte)4:168."Sittin' Up in My Room"4:519."U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)" (featuring Shaunta and Da Brat)4:0010."Almost Doesn't Count"3:3911."Baby"4:1912."Full Moon" (Cutfather & Joe Remix)Cutfather & Joe3:5313."What About Us?"4:1414."Talk About Our Love"3:3415."Brokenhearted" (duet with Wanya Morris)4:4516."Have You Ever?"3:3417."Missing You" (with Tamia, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan)Gordon Chambers, B. EastmondBarry Eastmond4:1318."Rock with You" (with Quincy Jones and Heavy D)4:09

Credits and personnel

  • Dallas Austin producer
  • Babyface producer
  • Liz Barrett project assistant
  • Marc Baptiste photography
  • Mike City producer
  • Phil Collins composer
  • Keith Crouch producer
  • Sara Cumings art direction, design
  • LaShawn Daniels composer
  • Ginger Dettman project assistant
  • Malia Doss project assistant
  • Mike Engstrom product manager
  • Roger Erickson cover photo, photography
  • Alan Fletcher project assistant
  • David Foster producer
  • Annaliese Harmon project assistant
  • Dan Hersch remastering
  • Jacqueline Hilliard composer
  • Robin Hurley project assistant
  • Bill Inglot remastering
  • Fred Jerkins III producer
  • Rodney Jerkins producer
  • Kipper Jones producer
  • Quincy Jones producer
  • Johnny de Mairo producer
  • Jonathan Mannion photography
  • Mark McKenna project assistant
  • Sonja Norwood management
  • QDIII producer
  • Ray J performer
  • Guy Roche producer
  • Timbaland producer
  • Becky Wagner project assistant
  • Kanye West producer
  • Corey Williams project assistant
  • Steve Woolard project assistant

Charts

Chart (2005) Peak
position Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 25 European Top 100 Albums (Billboard)[13] 92 Scottish Albums (OCC)[14] 68 Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 28 UK Albums (OCC)[6] 24 UK R&B Albums (OCC)[16] 14 US Billboard 200[17] 27 US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[18] 11

Release history

Country Date United Kingdom[19] March 28, 2005 Austria[20] April 4, 2005 Germany[20] Switzerland[20] Canada[21] April 5, 2005 United States[22] France[23] April 12, 2005

References

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External links

  • ForeverBrandy.com official site
  • v
  • t
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Brandy Norwood
  • Awards and nominations
  • Discography
  • Filmography
  • Songs
  • Videography
Studio albums
  • Brandy
  • Never Say Never
  • Full Moon
  • Afrodisiac
  • Human
  • Two Eleven
Compilation albums
  • The Best of Brandy
Extended plays
  • U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To) The Remix EP
  • Full Moon: Remixes
Concert tours
  • Never Say Never World Tour
  • Just Human Tour
  • Slayana World Tour
Related topics
  • Brandy Norwood products
  • Ray J (brother)
  • Willie Norwood (father)
  • Wikipedia book Book
  • Category Category
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