Brandy Tells All: The Stories Behind Her Classic Records

Brandy, “Brokenhearted” (1995)

Producer: Keith Crouch

Album: Brandy

Label: Atlantic

“My mom and my dad always told me I had something. My dad always told me never look to the left or to the left. Just stay low and keep it moving, and what he meant by stay low was keep moving and pay attention to you and don’t worry about anyone else because no one else can’t be you. So I kept that in my head.

“Plus, before that, in school and the things that I went through in school kind of helped me build a character and build a strength for this business. I mean when you can sing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ in front of your peers and the whole school is laughing at you, then you keep going, you’re built for something. And I think I was built for this business.”

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