BRANDY’S BACK WITH TWO ELEVEN – DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD R&B ALBUMSCHART
#3 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART AND #3 ON TOP DIGITAL ALBUMS CHART
“her most impassioned album in years” USA TODAY
( New York- October 24, 2012) Multi-platinum-selling Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop singer songwriter and superstar actress Brandy makes a victorious return to the music arena with her first album in 4 years, TWO ELEVEN, debuting at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart, her first #1 debut on the R&B chart in 10 years, #3 on the Top 200 Albums Chart and #3 on the Top Digital Albums Chart. This is Brandy’s first album for RCA/Chameleon Records, the second album of her career to debut at #1 on the R&B Album chart (following 2002 release Full Moon), her fifth Top 5 debut on the R&B Album chart and her fourth album to debut Top 5 on the overall Top 200 Album Chart.
Comments Breyon Prescott, CEO Chameleon Entertainment and producer of TWO ELEVEN: “Brandy’s return to music in such a big way is incredibly rewarding and I believe this album has changed the face of R&B, bringing new beats to old school sounds. I am so proud Brandy trusted me to make this incredible album with her and am grateful to Peter Edge and Tom Corson for believing in the vision.”
In addition to celebrating her chart-topping album release, Brandy’s massive lead single from TWO ELEVEN “Put It Down” with Chris Brown is #3 on the R&B mainstream chart and her recently released single “Wildest Dreams” is climbing the charts.
Album release week, Brandy appeared on several TV shows including BET’s 106th & Park, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Michael, Wendy Williams, E!’s Fashion Police, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, and more.
TWO ELEVEN has been welcomed with critical praise – USA Today calls TWO ELEVEN “her most impassioned album in years,” Associated Press writes “Another Brandy album, and another winner. Two Eleven, is a collection of R&B songs that are personal, flavored and fantastic”¦.Brandy’s raspy-yet-earthy tone weaves into each song’s beat nicely to create outstanding tracks that will have you listening again and again.” People Magazine in a 3 ½ star review describes TWO ELEVEN as “full of subtle, sensual pleasures,” Rolling Stone as Brandy’s “most realized: romantically shaky, vocally sharp and musically sound,” and Ebony states “Brandy is back with the ethereal sound we love her for”¦.it’s easy to re-fall in love with Brandy’s signature raspy voice and unearthly blend of ballads, slow jams and pop delights.”
Produced by Breyon Prescott, TWO ELEVEN album collaborators include Timbaland (Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z), Bangladesh (Ke$ha, Usher, Nicki Minaj), Mario Winans (Mariah, Puffy, Keyshia Cole), Danja (Britney Spears, Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx), Harmony (Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Fantasia), Jim Jonsin (Usher, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx), Switch (Beyonce, M.I.A, Christina Aguilera), along with hit making songwriters Sean Garrett (Usher, Beyonce, Britney Spears), Rico Love (Usher, Beyonce, Chris Brown), Frank Ocean (Justin Bieber, John Legend, Tyler, the Creator), and Chris Brown, to name a few.
Brandy Norwood is a superstar actress, R&B/pop singer, songwriter, host, spokesmodel and record producer. Ranked by the RIAA as one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, Brandy has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, while receiving a plethora of awards, including a Grammy, an American Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, three Billboard Awards, four MTV Awards, six Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, two Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and three BMI Awards. She arrived with a self-titled debut album at the age of fifteen and went on to record a series of hit CDs that established her as one of the successful R&B/pop female vocalists to emerge in a generation. Brandy is a cast member of BET’s top-rated scripted series “The Game,” receiving rave reviews and will be appearing in Tyler Perry’s upcoming Lionsgate release, “The Marriage Counselor.”