New York’s weather forecast saw plenty of heavy rain and winds on October 15, but that didn’t stop
from shutting down the Best Buy Theater for a legion of devoted fans, who came out to celebrate the release of her sixth studio album,
Put It Down
singer went old school for most of the show, but still kept it soul with a heart-warming tribute to Whitney Houston that included a dance-medley of the icon’s greatest hits,
How Will I Know
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
. Clad in an all-black ensemble reminiscent of her days in the 90’s, the R&B diva also performed some of her classics such as
Baby, Sitting Up In My Room
I Wanna Be Down
, reminding the audience why they fell in love with her voice over 18 years ago.
With her swagger at an all-time high, the Grammy-Award winning artist exuded a new found ferociousness that is evident in all of her latest records like on
, which undoubtedly makes up for 2008’s less than perfect
. Regardless, Bran-Nu is back to let critics know that even though she’s had some missteps in the past, she’s bringing real R&B back in 2012.