Brandy told fans on Instagram Live this week that she will be releasing her new album independently.
She's only 37, so I feel a book at this time in her life would be a bit premature. Maybe in say... 15 years? I'm a bit fearful about the independent route, because the industry is very ageist. Even though she is not old, being a black R&B female approaching 40 is going to be quite challenging without the significant support machine of a major label. Not to say it would be totally impossible for Brandy to regain back some success, but it won't be easy and that's the reality. Even if her commercial days of topping the Hot 100 are over, she can still win over Adult Contemporary audiences. I don't think Brandy should focus on charts too much, but just concentrate on putting out a dope album, and line herself up with a great team. She can still bag herself that Grammy!