Brandy to Release 'Two Eleven' Album in August
Brandy's follow-up to 2008's "Human" will drop on Aug. 28, the singer announced via Twitter this week. The tweet, which has since been deleted (although the message is still viewable on her Facebook page), read simply "Two Eleven 8/28."
The "Two Eleven" album title is a reference to the month and date of her birthday and also a tribute to Whitney Houston, who passed away on Feb. 11, 2012.
Brandy's RCA debut includes "Put It Down," featuring Chris Brown, which climbed 74-58 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also features "It All Belongs to Me," her first track with Monica since the pair teamed up for their 1998, "The Boy Is Mine," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album also touts contributions from Bangladesh, Frank Ocean, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Hit-Boy and more.
Earlier this year, Brandy told Billboard that her goal was to record an "album that has something for everybody; real R&B with dance songs and bang-out ballads."
Brandy has had nine top 10s on the R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart overall, with three of them landing at No. 1.