Posted by | Cyrena Rose

What’s going on in the Music world?  Check out the snippets below:

Brandy (above) announced the album release date for her sixth studio album Two Eleven; expect the LP in stores just before the end of summer on August 28thRico Love, Bangladesh and Sean Garrett are some of the hit-makers Brandy collaborated with for her new project.

Usher’s Looking 4 Myself  tops Billboard 200 despite dismal sales/reviews; the project has only sold 128k copies this week.  The R&B veteran has crossed over into the world of Pop; thus, in my opinion, the reason for his meager sales.  The 14-track Looking 4 Myself  album includes contributions from Danja, Diplo, Pharrell and Rico Love.  Hopefully sales will increase!

Mariah Carey has been dropping hints via twitter and facebook of a summer comeback.  She has supposedly been “in the lab, mixing up some concoctions.”  Mimi is working on her new album with producers Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael-Cox, DJ Clue and Randy Jackson.  She also recently sang a new song called Bring It on Home for President Obama and has written a new song called Mesmerized  for The Paperboy soundtrack.

Chris Brown‘s Fortune commercial has a movie-like vibe.   A young break-dancer wanders through an abandoned warehouse, and runs for dear life all while being targeted by some mysterious shadows.  Running to a safer location, he takes out an illuminated cube from his backpack.  The cube shuttles into a wall and unlocks the singer, only for Breezy to transform into dust.  A copy of Fortune is left in his wake and the little fella holds the album with an ecstatic look on his face.  Check it out…[youtube id=”v1Cv4dkydqE” width=”600″ height=”350″]

R. Kelly‘s Write Me Back album is set for a June 26th release date and new material from the LP has surfaced.  One of the songs, All Rounds On Me, is said to have a rock n’ roll vibe.  The album preview includes a mix of R&B, Soul and even Rock & Roll.  Young Jeezy also makes an appearance on Believe in Me, thus adding a Hip-Hop element to the project.  Listen to Kell’s All Rounds On Me (sounds like a mix of Ray Charles and Little Richard to me):

[youtube id=”z5J6Wxwz9bU” width=”600″ height=”350″]What are your thoughts?