Former RnB superstar Brandy sings on the subway…and no one notices

15 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Awkward! 90s chart star Brandy sang on the New York subway – and nobody recognised her.

Because despite her best efforts to entertain a crowded subway carriage with her rendition of Home from the musical The Wiz, not one of her fellow commuters appeared to notice who she was.Brandy Norwood, one of the most high profile singers of the 1990s, sang her heart out on a New York City subway carriage – but her fellow passengers failed to recognise her. “This is an important city ready to embrace you.

The world seems to have forgotten about Brandy, the Grammy Award-winning singer and actress who dominated the top of the pop charts for much of the ’90s and early 2000s.Just ask pop star Brandy, who had someone film her subway-car performance while unmoved commuters in the background continued to look in other directions. All of which made for a rather awkward video as the now 36-year-old singer (in somewhat tongue in cheek fashion, we’ll wager), came to terms with being ignored. Uploaded to YouTube Monday, the three-minute video — titled “#aMomentinNY: Riding the subway & singing my heart out!” — has collected more than 100,000 views in 24 hours. “What did y’all thought of that?” she asks her fellow subway riders, who don’t appear to respond. “Y’all thought that was cool?

You’re too much into yourself,’ he told the former chart-topping Grammy winner, completely oblivious to who she was. ‘You gotta go up and sell yourself. She doesn’t particularly seem to mind the dearth of attention she’s receiving in the city, though: in the video, she jokes with a middle-aged man on the subway — her “one fan,” she says — who advises her to “go out there and engage with the people” if she wants to make it, erm, big. Nobody cares? … I just gave that my all, and ain’t nobody sayin’ nothing.” Brandy does manage to chat with at least one supporter, who praises her voice and offers constructive criticism before she gets off the train at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue. A genie could have emerged from a puff of smoke to announce the granting of wishes for everyone aboard the car, and not one soul would have removed his/her earbuds. 2. Unauthorized movement between subway cars is prohibited, so even an accomplished vocalist’s tune could be considered an affront if there’s no safe (or legal) escape. 3.

Proof: When Brandy asks a fellow rider what he thinks of her song, he says that while she’s got talent, she may need a platform that’s not at the bottom of subway stairs. “We’ve seen this [subway-car performance] a million times,” he adds. “You’ve got to do something different.” Thankfully for Brandy, she already has something different in play. Plenty of New York audiences are paying to watch her sing on Broadway, where she’s a featured performer in the current production of “Chicago.” She’ll continue to play the role of Roxie Hart through Aug. 2.

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