The Billboard Music Awards went down in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and it was a big night for Brandy! The 41-year-old ’90s icon performed for the first time ever at the ceremony, and we’re just wondering what took so long? Brandy treated us to a soulful performance of her hits “Borderline” and “Almost Doesn’t Count,” as well as “No Tomorrow” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The entire thing was so soothing and nostalgic, we didn’t want it to end.
Brandy’s Billboard debut comes three months after the release of her seventh studio album, B7. She cowrote and coproduced the project, which was a first for her. While speaking with Billboard magazine recently, Brandy explained that it was “really important for me to just discover that part of myself.” She added, “I was working with some amazing people like DJ Camper and LaShawn Daniels, who helped guide me, and it was a way for me to really use music to heal and be therapeutic. It felt different than anything that I had ever done, and it’s something that I felt like I needed to do.” Watch Brandy’s performance above.