Grammy winning R&B performer Brandy, took over New York's Best Buy Theater on Monday (October 15), giving those in attendance an intimate, energetic performance. The show, which was hosted by Power 105.1 and RCA Records, allowed Brandy to celebrate the release of her latest album, Two Eleven, with fans.
After Roc Nation's Bridget Kelly and Hal Linton warmed up the crowd as the opening acts, Brandy hit the stage dressed in all black, raising the energy in the room with "What About Us" and "Full Moon." Brandy then took the crowd back a few years to her early and mid 90s classics with "Top of the World," and earlier hits "I Wanna Be Down", and "Baby" while moving across the stage, showing off smooth moves which flowed with the songs.
While Brandy left the stage for a quick outfit change Luke James sang his hit "I Want You" to the ladies in the crowd.
But Brandy wasn't gone for long before kicking off the second half of her set with a tribute to the memory of her idol and mentor Whitney Houston. The tribute reached full steam by the time she got to performing Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," which found Brandy embodying her late mentor's bold and fiery spirit.
It was after this segment of the show that Brandy took some time to ask for a moment of silence to remember Whitney and shared her love for Houston and how the album's title Two Eleven was inspired by Houston's untimely passing.
After performing for almost an hour, Brandy wrapped up her set with her latest single " Wildest Dreams," and revealed that she would be previewing a clip from the song's music video on 106 & Park. Before Brandy left the stage for the night she "Put It Down" on the crowd with her neck-snapping, trunk-rattling single. It was a noisy but fitting finale to Brandy's monumental comeback campaign so far.
Brandy's latest album, Two Eleven, hit stores October 16, and is available on iTunes.