Brandy Releasing New Album In 2014? Singer Teases Mystery Summer Project On Instagram

  @TreyeGreen t.green@ibtimes.com on May 16 2014 9:59 PM
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    Brandy's last album was "Two Eleven." Released in October 2012, the project didn't perform as well as expected. In an interview with Sister 2 Sister magazine, she revealed she was disappointed in the album's sales. Reuters
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    Brandy posted this picture to her Instagram account on Friday afternoon, immediately sparking speculations that she will release new music in the coming months. Reuters
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The drought of new Brandy tunes may be ending as soon as this summer. 

The singer posted a photo to Instagram on Friday, featuring a curious symbol resting on a background of ethereal clouds. The image was captioned "#summer2014 - stay tuned!" and included the link to her website.

The singer's last album was "Two Eleven," her first album since 2008's "Human." Released on October 12, 2012, the album was her debut release after her move to Chameleon Entertainment and RCA Records. The project received mostly favorable reviews and debuted at the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 65,000 in its first week. 

Though the album's Chris Brown-assisted lead single, "Put It Down, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard R&B chart, the album's subsequent singles, "Without You and "Wildest Dreams," flopped. Toward the top of 2013, most promotion on the album slowed as Norwood hit the road for a numerous live performances across the country.

During several recent interviews, such as an April appearance on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz," Brandy has shared that she is working on her seventh studio album. After she posted the image above, many fans immediately speculated she'd be kicking off her new project this summer. And with Brandy calling off her engagement to her manager Ryan Press, the siren will obviously have a great deal to talk about on her new project. 

In October of 2013, Brandy told Sister 2 Sister that she was indeed working on new music and in the beginning stages of crafting the project. “Yes, I have started the process of working on the new album. I’m just putting it all together—putting the vision together,” Brandy told S2S.

Many fans are also speculating that the announcement might be about another tour from Brandy, who spoke openly about her renewed confidence on stage after several years out of the spotlight. 

At this point we only have clouds, a gold squiggly symbol and a very vague date. But that mysterious trio is enough to offer hope that our summer playlists will soon be graced with some new tunes from B Rocka. 

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