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17 Reasons Brandy Is Black History, Present, And Future

Because no one else can say Whitney Houston chose them to make history.

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3. Jessie J listening to Brandy is literally all of us.

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Same!

4. Like, the tone, the control. Sleep. Not. On. The. VOCALS!

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12. And she said Brandy's Afrodisiac album inspired her in the making of Good Girl Gone Bad.

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"When I was in the studio that was the album that I listened to all the time, and I really admired that every song was a great song," Rihanna told Entertainment Weekly. "You could listen to the entire album. And I was like, You know what? I have to make an album like this."

13. Which makes perfect sense because great recognize great, and her voice literally sounds like an instrument.

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But y'all don't hear dem riffs.

14. Honestly, we could go on and on about how special her singing is, but it'd take forever so just watch this tribute of more really famous people saying it.

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Missy, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo, Gladys Knight...you know, only other amazingly talented artists.

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15. Let's take a look at her crossover into acting, though, and how she was a black girl in a horror movie and didn't die!

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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer aka How We All knew Brandy Had Made It.