Baby (4:19)

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“Baby” is a song by American singer Brandy Norwood, taken from her self-titled debut studio album, Brandy (1994). It was penned by Keith Crouch, Kipper Jones, and Rahsaan Patterson and produced by the former. Released as the album’s second single on December 24, 1994 in the United States, the song spent four weeks on top of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the New Zealand singles chart, and number 16 in Australia.

A music video was accompanied and directed by Hype Williams. It was photographed in the middle of Times Square in New York City in December 1994 and portrays Norwood and her company dancing in skiing outfits. Met with generally positive reviews from contemporary critics, “Baby” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1996 ceremony.

“Baby” was written by Keith Crouch, Kipper Jones and Rahsaan Patterson, while production was handled by the former. Conceived within a few days only, the song was created during additional songwriting sessions with Patterson, with whom Crouch had worked on several songs for the Brandy album. On the production process, Patterson commented in 2011: “I remember going over to his [Crouch’s] house for two nights in a row and from the first night that he wanted to play the track for me, I heard what I heard, but I kept it to myself because I was pretty much intimidated thinking he would think it was horrible.

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  • Vallyre

    Love this song...

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Brandy's second hit single. I love it!

    28 May 2014 Reply
  • extraordGntlmn

    new classic

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BlueFirestarter

    killer bass line

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Batiste369

    @discotequedude - Actually I Wanna Be Down was Brandy's first single : )

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • jinglynnbabee

    song is still hittin today!

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • takeela2007

    Nothing like the 90s! Takes me back! I think she sounds bettet back in these days, but she still good.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Vallyre

    I love this song.... Nice :)

    21 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Mann72

    true classic...Rodney Jerkins laid this one out

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ThirstLight

    YES................I.............LOVE.....................SONG............TO...................CHILL............................TOO!!!!

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jlee1261

    Love this song!!!

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rereluvsprodigy

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • LaFresaMasDulce

    Oh yes my Baby Baby's Oh sooo Fine! :)

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Baby" is the song at started it. Brandy's debut single still brings a smile to my face. I wish Pop/R&B stay just like this.

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Behg

    Reminds me of highshool...

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • Jenny_Babydoll

    Epic !)))) My fave from this album ;)

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • tweeteebird

    akwardturtle7 PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lioness28213

    not my favorite, but it does bring back some good memories

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • xxxvanessaxx

    brings back memories

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Lyndalyn

    Shoulder poppin muzik, fine as they be!!!!

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
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