Brandy’s ‘Two Eleven’ Scores Top 3 Debut

Brandy

Brandy is back. The R&B veteran’s sixth album Two Eleven debuts at No. 3 on the Bilboard 200 chart this week, marking her first top 10 album in more than eight years.

Her first project for RCA/Chameleon Records sold 65,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fueled by the Chris Brown-assisted single “Put It Down,” she also snagged the No. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The well-received set gives the 33-year-old singer her fourth Billboard 200 top 10 and second No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, following 2002’s Full Moon.

Her previous effort, 2008’s Human, sold 73,000 in its opening week, while the Timbaland-produced Afrodisiac entered at No. 3 in 2004 with 132,000.

“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,” said Breyon Prescott, CEO of Chameleon Entertainment and producer of Two Eleven. “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.”

R&B fared well elsewhere on the chart, with Miguel’s sophomore LP Kaleidoscope Dream moving up from 11-7 (22,000 units).



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147 Comments

  1. FlavorOfLife

    Wow I find those sales pretty bad for a veteran with a hit single on the radio. Piracy is no longer an excuse. Wishing her the best though.

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    EyFresh Reply:

    @FlavorOfLife, are you part of the 66k people who got the album… I’ll wait, but yall too quick to write smack on the internet. -.-

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    Blu Ivy Reply:

    @EyFresh, Amen

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    Fa Reply:

    @FlavorOfLife, who you calling a veteran?
    How old are you?
    12?
    Have you ever heard anyone in the last 10 years (with a few exceptions) who can delivers such flawless vocals?
    Bring them on :
    Ciara? Kerry? Rihanna? Who’s your new school talent????
    Who???
    Bring it on!
    And now sit down and turn your plastic pop back on!
    FOOL!

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    rup Reply:

    @Fa,

    FlavorOfLife’s term “veteran” is not an insult; if anything, it’s a compliment. Brandy is definitely a veteran in the contemporary music scene with 18 years in the business.

    FlavorOfLife’s age is irrelevant.

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    Meme Reply:

    @Fa, I don’t think u comprehen the use of the term veteran

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    rup Reply:

    @Meme,

    hahahahaha

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    Trev Reply:

    @FlavorOfLife, don’t complain if you didn’t buy the album…I did, and I usually don’t buy albums but I wanted Brandy to win…anyway got 4 more to buy then I’m done…Nicki, Rihanna, Keyshia same day Nov 19th…and Meek next week

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    FarrahFan1 Reply:

    @FlavorOfLife, Seeing that Brandy has #3 debut would mean that there are fewer people buying records full stop. This isn’t a reflection of the artist or record. It probably helps to understand numbers in context.

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  2. Ethan

    can we stop pretending now? these are horrible sales!! 66k? come on… This is Brandy, the princess of R&B, i know she didn’t do numbers with Human neither but this is just sad. What is happening to music bruh

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    LEW Reply:

    @Ethan, I hate to agree being Ive been a fan since day 1. I have to agree. Its BS that her album has sold over 100k in the 1st week. SMH. Its just pure BS to me. Im still rooting for her as always tho.

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    Fact Reply:

    @LEW, you mean “didnt ” sell over 100k in the first week

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    LEW Reply:

    @Fact, I konw that!SIR

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    LEW Reply:

    @Fact, I know that SIR!

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    mus Reply:

    @Ethan, Yeah i agree i was expecting at least a 100k, i mean she had the internet on fire and promoted like crazy. If she doesnt have decent sales with this album i dont know if its even possible for her chartwise again

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  3. EyFresh

    B-ROCKA!

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  4. Roman must die

    What the hell? I bet you if Brandy would have half sung, made a pop song, started some controversy and dressed half-naked she would have been number 1 with big sales. Smh.

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    yooooooooo Reply:

    @Roman must die, SO TRUE!!! its sad what happening to the respectable R&B singers (keri hilson, brandy, monica, keyshia cole, jaMyn sullivan… ist goes on and on) that dont just make up beat dance-pop tracks)

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  5. G.O.O.D Music

    LOL Enough said

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  6. Blu Ivy

    Still proud of Brandy. #1 Song & album came in at #3 it also went #1for r&b albums that great to me and top5 in UK nobody did that since Bey released 4.. Brandy is back and Two Eleven is awesome.

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  7. stanled

    Its not about first week sales! Bruno Mara’s debut album opened
    with 55k first week sales! Despite that, his album eventually went double platinum! Brandy still has a chance to succeed!

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    LEW Reply:

    @stanled, wow that is true.

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    It ain't about the sales people Reply:

    @stanled, I agree with u. It ain’t about the first week sales! There are so many artists whose first weeks sales didn’t much up to the expectation but did well afterwards. To have a #3 record in this tough economy and especially election year is unspoken for. Brandy gave her all in this abum and you can feel it. That’s what matters to me! She has so many songs in that album that can be hit singles and that is rare for an album. She is a true talent and her voice cannot be compared to any singer out there right now! Period

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    relly Reply:

    @It ain’t about the sales people

    True and it’s a pretty average expected amount.

    Usher with “Climax” leading and pop singles, Trey Songz with an r&b hit in “Heart Attack”, Chris Brown post Rihanna duets Bet Awards performance, and Frank Ocean with a coming out letter all had first week sales of 120,000 – 140,000.

    As for women Elle Varner, Monica, and Melanie Fiona all opened this year under 70,000. No strong major hit singles, no gossip, some televised performances

    We seen Brandy on tv for a week so we feel she was really out there but promo starts way before that week. Most of the things Brandy shot for are going to be released in November…

    Her sales will climb and deservingly so. Critics, fans, and skeptics on blog comments 90% agree that this album is excellent. Great voice and material.

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    Phoenix Wright Reply:

    @relly, you pretty much said it all.

    For some reason I just doubt the sales will maintain a good pace unless she has bigger hits than Put It Down.

    Brandy follow up singles used to chart as good or even better than her first singles (based on her first two albums). But now, regardless of how good her second and third singles is it usually doesn’t reach nearly as high as her first single (this is common most artists these days). I wish her the best though.

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    rup Reply:

    @stanled,

    Maybe if you look at the numbers out of context, yeah. But if you consider their styles of music and what sells right now, it’s very clear Brandy will not eclipse Bruno Mars’ success.

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    LEW Reply:

    @rup, you never know tho.

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    Diego Reply:

    @stanled, Please just accept she floped Bruno had pop hits she will not have any pop hits therefore the downward fall will continue u need to be realistic she floped move on damn

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    Fact Reply:

    @stanled, Bruno Mars sold 12.5 million + singles with Just The Way You are and was #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for weeks. Its one of the best selling singles of all time. Then he released Grenade which also shot to #1 on Billboard Hot 100. Bruno Mars album was backed by #1 singles and the sales helped his album get Platinum status. Brandy doesnt have that so i doubt this album is gonna be able to pull off that. I doubt it will even be able to go Gold

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    YOLO Reply:

    @Fact, He only sold that much because of the DIGITAL ERA.

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    YOLO Reply:

    @Fact, Maybe BRANDY AND BRUNO KARS should do a duet, i think she worked eith him before he was famous,, she shud do a duet with him so he can introduce her back to the mainstream audience and top ten hot 100

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  8. coolio

    This proves that sales are not based on talent. Brandy is super talented, but these numbers say otherwise. People just need to support the right artist these days instead of listening and buying POP records.

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    Mike Reply:

    @coolio,

    I disagree just because an artist is talented doesn’t mean people are supposed to buy their music. If the artist in question music sucks, I’m not gonna put my hard earned money to support them

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    relly Reply:

    @Mike, talent doesn’t just mean ability but talent to put out a great body of work…which she did

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  9. Mindset212

    That is terrible. Brandy did national tv/radio promo for 2 weeks. Regis & Michael, Good Morning America, Wendy Williams, 106& Park, Z100, Ryan Seacrest etc. at least 100 blog interviews and had the alleged support of every singer, musician and “REAL R&B head” on twitter with her 1.8 million followers and only sold 65,000 of that album. That is a complete and utter shame and I know shes hurt by the lack of support. Taylor Swift is on slate to sell 500K in a few days. I dont want to hear ANYONE say they want R&B back, because when it comes you dont support it.

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    yasss Reply:

    @Mindset212, exactly!!!!

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    TeamQUEENBEE Reply:

    @Mindset212, partially correct but Brandy’s team slacked on the promo. They didnt make people anticipate the album. They released ‘put it down’ and took so long to get the music video out that it lost momentum to chart faster. she could’ve been had a #1 and then put out wildest dreams which could’ve went #10. Her label did not believe in the album as much as she did i feel.

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    credits Reply:

    @TeamQUEENBEE,

    I think you are right about the lack of label support which is quite evident to me, given the quality of the put it down video. It could have been way better. but let’s not forget that ‘it all belongs to me’ was a quality video and that single underperformed…Let’s see how ‘wildest dreams’ turns outs….

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  10. tears

    I bought two copies and am about to buy more, I love that CD. It jams. I know as lot of Ppl who bought it. Not to mention the radio are playing songs off the album. While I too, am upset at the numbers it’s not to late. No matter who you Stan for get that album after all it’s great and she’s your faves fave. :)

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  11. Tam

    Brandy’s album is the sh*t! I luv #3, #4, #10, Hell I luv the entire CD. When I purchased Brandy’s CD, it was the only CD left on the shelf. Hopefully people will catch on to such a great CD.

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  12. TG

    The Billboard Charts dont come out until tomorrow. I just check their website so WHERE you getting this information from. Thats sad yall posting this information and Billboard dont release it until every Thursday. Dont believe this people.

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    marcus Reply:

    @TG, BOO…NELSON SOUNDSCAN calculates the sales..which is posted..Then sent to BILLBOARD which mark the placement of the site..Nelson know the sales in one week. Billboard post on Thurs after the tally.So this is how the numbers and placement comes up..

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    Diego Reply:

    @TG, Why do y’all just not want to accept that she tanked do u think billboard numbers are gonna be more wake up she will sell 65 thousand lol

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    Fact Reply:

    @Diego, There in denial Diego there in denial lol

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  13. Truth

    Two Eleven FLOPPED. It sold less than Human did. I said it last week that Brandy wasnt gonna even hit 70k. Thats just horrible

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    LEW Reply:

    @Truth, and?

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    Truth Reply:

    @LEW, anddd your obviously mad.

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    T Reply:

    @Truth, did you buy?

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    Truth Reply:

    @T, Did u buy it? Thats the question

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    rup Reply:

    @Truth,

    I agree with Truth. Whether or not (s)he bought it is entirely irrelevant.

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    Rob Reply:

    @Truth, So The Numbers Make It A Flop? Have You Done Your Research? Even Billboard, You Know The Ppl Who Actually Provides The Chart And Numbers Info, Said This Was A Great Comeback For Brandy. So Since You Are The Expert, Please Let me Know How Many Sales Shouldve Been Made The First Week To Consider This Album, “Not A Flop”.. And Better Yet, Did You Even Buy The Album? Do You Even Like Brandy? If Not, Why Are You Commenting?

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    rup Reply:

    @Rob,

    Assuming your uncited vague claims are true, they still said “great comeback FOR BRANDY”. I think Truth is talking about the sales relative to other artists. 66K is not great and as much as you or I are fans of Brandy, defending it or staying pressed won’t do her any good.

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    Rob Reply:

    @rup, I Never Said The Sales Were Good. I Just Dont Understand Why Ppl Are So Hung Up And Arguing About sales. Even Ppl On My TL Are Arguing. Im Like No Need To Argue, Just Buy The Album Enjoy It, And Keep it Moving.

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    Truth Reply:

    @Rob, Do you know how many great albums have been released that have flopped? Sorry but in the music industry if your album doesnt sell well its gonna go on the backburner no matter how great it is. Unless sales pick up from her next singles then this album is a flop. point blank period. Not hating simply stating facts

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    Rob Reply:

    @Truth, I Dont Think You Are Hating. We Are All Epxressing Our Opinions In Which I Respect. I Just Feel Like Good Music Should Be Reported. Whether Or Not It Flops, Its Still A Great. Now.. If Ppl Didnt Support The Album And Dont Like Brandy, Why Are We Putting The Flop Stamp On It. Its LIke You have No Room To Talk If You had No Part In Supporting It.

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    LEW Reply:

    @Rob, Say that ish bruh! The music industry is so up and down that the sales could boost up to number 2 around thanksgiving or xmas time. so like I said who knows.

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    LEW Reply:

    @Truth, People said that about Rhianna but hers went platinum about a month or 2 ago and it was released least yr. So there is hope for brandy i believe. I honestly dont think someone could certify a album “flopped” as you call it in only the 1st week? But then again Rhianna and Brandy are in to different genre’s so who knows.

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    A-Team Reply:

    @LEW, But Rihanna has Number One singles to back it up thats why her albums still go platinum. Rihannas albums sell more than 100k copies. LOUD sold 207,000 copies in its first week and Talk That Talk sold 198,000 first week and was backed up by We Found Love and other singles that were top 10 hits. Thats why Rihanna still goes platinum. Brandy doesnt have massive hits on this album that will help the sales of this album.

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    LEW Reply:

    @A-Team, Yea, Rihannas do have massive hits. Massive hits in the pop world of course.

    c Reply:

    @A-Team, she is also in the media eye because her crazy life and lifestyle. I mean looks what going on now before her album comes out. Rihanna is a pr genius or the people who is working for her
    I love brandy and the fact she gave and r&b album but brandy must realize talent no longer sales albums. You have some crazy going on in your life before your album drop. It can be good or bad but u must get the blog and people talking about it.

    Fact Reply:

    @Rob, Billboard will say that about any album thats great but if the album does not sell then its pretty much pointless. Human was a great Brandy album too it got very good reviews but it sold 70k debut week. It was brandys worst selling album of her career and now you get to two eleven which has broken that record for Worst Selling Album of Brandys career. This album is sadly a flop as much as you want to deny it.

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    Rob Reply:

    @Fact, Im Not Denying Anything. Yes, The Album sold Less In The First Week Than Another Other Album She Has Put Out. All Im Saying is, Dont Worry About The Numbers. When We Were Younger Numbers Didnt Matter, We Bought Albums And Enjoyed Them. Why Do We Have To Do The “Told You So” And Show Negativity Towards A Great Solid Album? Just support It Cause Its Good. Not becuase she Didnt Sell That Much During The First Week.

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    LEW Reply:

    @Fact, But I think they declared that “WEEKS” later after the 1st week sales of “Human”. Today makes it a week and half a day since the release of Two Eleven and lol people are already calling it a flop. If thats the case then why do artisst release more single/videos after they album dropped? For fun you think?

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    Fact Reply:

    @LEW, There able to release more singles and videos because there albums perform well. If an album doesnt do well Labels refuse to provide budgets for music videos and to release more singles. It costs labels a lot of money to do that and if there not racking in enough money from the artists album they wont even bother to promote the artist no matter how great and talented they are. This has been the case with Brandy for the past several albums.

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    LEW Reply:

    @Fact, I kinda doubt that with this album, they’re already in talks of releasing another single and video. And if you think Im lying, go on her twitter page where she posted the interview a couple days ago.

    Fact Reply:

    @LEW, Yeah Wildest Dreams is the next single. The video was already shot and should be coming out soon. I never heard anything about Brandys label releasing a third single.

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    LEW Reply:

    @Fact, Well Like I said, Go on her twitter page where she posted a recent interview of the (3RD) single. Fans wants her to release “Without You” but she says she loves “Let Me Go” but she’s doesn’t know yet.

    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @Rob, Aren’t these the same people that be on Nicki’s post talking shit???

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  14. OMG

    Rnb fans are poor. That’s why she sold so little

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  15. Rob

    So To All The Ppl Saying Sad This, Shame That… How Significant Are Sales Numbers When As A Consumer, All We Need To Do Is Support Good Music? Why Are We So Hung Up On Sales? Its A Great Album, So Shouldnt We Just Show Support And Keep The Negativity Silent? Just Because It Ranked @ #3 On The 200 Chart And #1 On R&B Chart With Only 65K Sold Means its A Flop? Does That Mean Its A Bad Album? The Only Bad Reviews Are Coming From Pressed Queens Leaving Comments On Blog’s About Artist They Dont Even Like. Reviews That Actually Matter Have Come From Rap-Up, USA Today, Associated Press, People Magazine, Ebony, Billboard, Rolling Stones, Etc. And All Reviews Have been Great. Maybe If Ppl Would Stop COONin And Actually Buy Albums Then The Numbers Wouldve Been Greater. Regardless Of The First Week Sales, Two Eleven Is A Great Body Of Work And Should Be Supported By Everyone.

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    It ain't about the sales people Reply:

    @Rob, You absolutely nailed it!! This is the first album I have purchased in a long long time and there is still more I’m going to purchase. I feel like she put in her all and RCA did give her the support she needed! R&B in not received the same anymore like it used to. With all these artists doing dance songs and stuff like that. I commend Brandy for sticking to her roots.

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  16. tone

    I was expecting around 100k at least but I’m sure the sales will pick up because Put It Down is still rising on every chart and so is Wildest Dreams and a third single Will definitely increase sales. A lot of artists start off slow but pick up with more singles and promo. just look at gaga, bruno and Katy and kesha

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  17. Stephen A

    listen you Weirdo’s! True shes a vet but she hasnt been out for 4years you gotta give her time to get her name out there. Its almost like starting from scratch!…So with this album momentum will be built for whats to come! no hate lets just be happy for her genuinely…

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    Rob Reply:

    @Stephen A, Thanks Stephen! Even Brandy said She Feels Like This is A New Beginning, Starting Over.

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    A-Team Reply:

    @Stephen A, Hasnt been out for 4 years? Have you been living under a rock. Brandy has been out since 1994 smh

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @A-Team, dumbass Brandy hasn’t released an album since 2008 and even that sinked so yeah she haven’t been out since 2008. Your comment doesn’t even make any sense. With fans like you I see why she tanked.

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  18. A-Team

    FLOP!!! You Brandy fans dont support your artist then be dumbfounded when she flops. A talent like Brandy shouldnt be flopping especially with a great album like Two Eleven. I bought 4 copies of her album thinking ok she will atleast pull off 100k yet she didnt even break the sales of her last album.

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    Rob Reply:

    @A-Team, LOL So Your 4 Purchased Copies Wouldve Definitely Pushed It To 100k.. Ok…Good Math.. #FAIL

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    A-Team Reply:

    @Rob, lmao well atleast i tried to help her out. Most people just downloaded the leak. I really did think Brandy would sell atleast 100k.

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    Rob Reply:

    @A-Team, HAHA No I Understand, Just Joking With You. My Point Is, I Dont Care How Many Sales Were Made During The First Week. We Should Support It!

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    A-Team Reply:

    @Rob, exactly the fact the album didnt do well doesnt change how great of an album it is. I do sound pretty messed up when i say “Flop” but hey its the truth. I wanted to see Brandy win.

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  19. LEW

    Brandy made a deeply rooted/modren day R&B album and no one really supported it. A few weeks ago, I was @ the baber shop and there was a DJ getting a hair cut. One of the baber’s asked him where he been and he said he’s been working/networking and listening to Alternative music. the Baber said why? and He said he had to boarden his style and that if he wants to make some “real” money that he has to go that route. Now with him saying that, I respect it but at the same time its also a wake up call that Hip/Hop and R&b isnt the same. Im not going to say its dead but it sure isnt the way it use to be 7 or more years ago.

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  20. Easy Street

    The bad sales of this album is gonna make this album not get the attention it needs. Singles wont be released. The record label will refuse to provide budgets for music videos, release a third and fourth single. This is what us Brandy fans did not want. Two Eleven is a good album but it does not have those massive hits that will give this album longevity. Thats what the problem is. If this album was a success then they would probobly do a re-release or brandy would release another album after this quickly. Brandy is not gonna want to release another album now due to the poor sales of two eleven. I feel like shes gonna call it quits.

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    TeamQUEENBEE Reply:

    @Easy Street, wrong. shes gonna continue to promote the album, do her acting thing, and go on tour (which is gonna pull in decent numbers). She is going to become an all around performer because that is whats going to make her record label keep her.

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  21. Meme

    Ppl are making me upset complaint about r&b not selling and everyone making dance tracks. Like very thing else music changed over time. Music from 1980 didn’t sound like the music in 1998 either. These artist needs to realize growth is a must in this industry. I must say brandy did a fairly good job trying to step outside her comfort zone…but at the end of the day r&b does not sell. Even beyonce couldn’t sell r&b. lets move on

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    Fact Reply:

    @Meme, R&B still sells. Its just that people rather download the leak than to support the artist. R&B can still sell but the thing is nobody is releasing r&b albums with big hits. The songs arent formatted for radio

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    LEW Reply:

    @Fact, Its so many under rated BIG R&B hits out here (past and present) its a crying shame. If you was to put up a voting poll on whats genre is most listened to R&B my be in the middle end some where. Its just not that many of a particular crowd that supports R&B 4real. I listen to all kinds of music ( BIG Hits also) . That dont mean I’ll buy it. But I’ll go out and Buy some R&B in a flash lol because thats just what i choose to do. And I think thats how (ALOT) of other people feel about the other genre’s of music they listen to.

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    meme Reply:

    @LEW, very well said.ill be honest I wouldnt buy an R&B album today. Thats not to say I don’t listen to R&B. I just choose to spend my money on dance music and rap. Is kinda like clothes, certain things I just wouldnt spend my money on but if you give it to me ill wear it. idk

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    LEW Reply:

    @meme, Exactly I feel you 100%!!!!! Unfortunately thats how people look @ R&B today. Thanks MEME!

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  22. bibi93

    Good job Brandy

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  23. Kyle

    These are the exact sales I predicted about two weeks ago on one of her posts and everyone jumped on me and said she was going to move a lot more copies. I’m a huge Brandy fan, I bought a standard copy and a deluxe copy of “Two Eleven.” I’m just REALISTIC! If you think about it, she hasn’t been a multi-platinum selling artist since “Never Say Never” and that was back before the turn of the century!!! Brandy fans set their expectations way too high. Just be happy that she released a new album and enjoy the music! The only people who should care about her sales are the music label and Brandy herself. Don’t let the fact that she sold 66,000 copies deter your liking for her music.

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  24. marcus

    .She didnt even push 70k.her weakest
    first week sales of her career.. DO I THINK ITS A BAD ALBUM. AS I STATED B4. It’s an wonderful album mid-tempo songs. In this day and era.folks want to hear vocalssss. key changes. Im also stunned @ the many so call “BRANDY” fans.cause yall let her down.She should’ve pushed 100k easily.Yet yall spend effortless hours online comparing.instead of supporting.

    and Brandy stans thought she was a bigger than Monica cause she did a TV show. NO… MONICA never had to try and cross over..and this is why her sales are just 4 mill behind Brandys. and AALIYAH is above Brandy…

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    Girl Bye Reply:

    @marcus, i doubt it! sales don’t really mean nothing…brandy has more power in her name than monica and aaliyah…brandy did things in her career monica wished she did. Aaliyah good but her career was cut short.

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    A-Team Reply:

    @Girl Bye, Aaliyah was much bigger than brandy at the time she passed. Aaliyah was a crossover artist she was an actress and a singer. She would have been Beyonce status right now no doubt about that i think even bigger since she was going to be doing big blockbuster films.

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    NOLA Navy Reply:

    @A-Team, Aaliyah was flopping at the time of her death. That’s why her record company made her shoot a video for Rock the Boat to save sells and we know how that ended. Brandy ALWAYS outsold Aaliyah and was the bigger star. Did you forget she had a tv show, tv movies, and real movies all before 25? Y’all Aaliyah stans need to quit trying to rewrite history.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @NOLA Navy, Speaking ill of the deceased? Classless, but typical of you people.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Kalin, that’s not speaking ill…that’s just stating facts…i’m a HUGE Aaliyah fan but I will admit she was no where near Brandy’s status at that time…

  25. Jay

    Great!! Good for Brandy!!! The album is amazing!! :)

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  26. Haw

    I am proud of her, happy for her :)
    Congratulations !
    I really hope “Ciara, Keyshia, Ashanti, etc”
    can do it too!
    I really miss that time.

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  27. Diego

    Lmao where all the Stan’s now saying oh its only a prediction she will sell more I actually gave her 70,000 but looks like I was off by 5,000 she tanked damn this is horrible sales for all y’all stans hype

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    Truth Reply:

    @Diego, I knew this was going to happen lol. Brandy didnt even surpass the sales of her last album. This sold worse than the album she “Claimed” wasnt a good r&b album. Two Eleven could have been way better i dont see any other songs doing well on Billboard off that cd.

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  28. jon

    if she put out slower or let me go, it will rise to the top….mark my word..

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    Diego Reply:

    @jon, Please Brandy floped no matter what she puts out its all downhill from here

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    Legendary Lane Reply:

    @jon, Slower isnt even single worthy. Let Me Go maybe has a chance or So Sick

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  29. WayneRules2012

    @TG, boo the charts top 10 are released on wednesday, then the charts are refreshed in its entireity on thursday

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  30. Christine

    Well I think that RCA didn’t expect her to have that much success since her cd were sold out in most stores I had to go to three different store before I got mine. I read that o lot in twitter Either way congrats to her

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    [email protected] Reply:

    @Christine,

    Yes! It took me 3 days to find this damn cd. It was always sold out everywhere I went to lol

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  31. Legendary Lane

    This album should have sold 150k-200,000 easily. The hype for this album was pretty major. i am shocked it sold worse than her last album. Unfortunate smh

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    YOLO Reply:

    @Legendary Lane, The album is sold out

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  32. @ClothezMinded

    this album was amazing (except the intro and outro)like i knew it would be. i listen to do u know what u have? and wish your love away several times a day lol. . .but ya’ll seem to forget that r&b sales are down and have been down for awhile. and also considering the fact that her last two albums did horrible i would say her sales are great. aside from sales she has been receiving exceptional reviews. less not also forget that monica is also a veteran and she only managed to sell 65k too. brandy is back on the rise mark my words!

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  33. Real Talk

    Brandy should have featured a rapper on “Let Me Go” either Drake or J.Cole and release it as the third single. Maybe do a remix to it and see how it does on radio and the charts.

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    @ClothezMinded Reply:

    @Real Talk, good idea. do u know what u have should be the 4th.

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    [email protected] Reply:

    @Real Talk, I said the same thing, but my suggestion was adding Flo-Ride since the Hot 100 seems to love him.

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  34. Kristiopher

    Monica and brandy r still young they shud start doing other ventures like acting endorsements stuff of that nature & every now & then pop up & show the young ones what r&b really is cus we love them both!!!!

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  35. Thetruth

    I have been reading the comments and people are selling the album short. I am a fan and I did not expect big numbers. Why, because she has been gone for a long time. 4 years, in today’s music, that is a long time to be away from your fans. She has to put out an album at least every 2 years to keep a consistent fan base. I am okay with the numbers, as long as the music label releases at least one more single and video besides WD. I like WD, but I have always said that Full Moon was the last good second single Brandy dropped. WD is an okay song, but it was not good enough to make a second single. Although, I hoped for the best, the time inbetween PIT and WD was too long. And even with WD being officially dropped as the second single, we still do not have the video yet. People buy off of your first two singles and where I live, I still have not heard WD on the radio. Even though PID gets airplay, other people want to hear other songs. I support Brandy in anything she does, but her promo team should get it together. It is like, people do not really know how to market R&B now and days. I believe people would buy if it was put out there more. Think about this, the people that grew up to Brandy’s music and are real R&B lovers, do not listen to today’s radio. So how do you get the info out there to them if PID does not make it on a R&B type station and you have not even heard WD yet. Who would buy an album based off that? Beyonce has the best team supporting her. They make sure she has music going to all types of radio stations, hence her selling well. I know Brandy wanted to stay in the lane of R&B and if so, she should be happy with the numbers and as a fan, I want to see her move more because the album is good, but the fact is, it did not. Let’s just hope the record company continues to put money into the project. Maybe they expected low numbers, because a lot of places were sold out of the cd, which means the record label did not ship too many copies. So maybe, just maybe they are playing it close. That way they are not losing money. And for Diego, please wait a little while before you say the album flops. Again, Human is considered a flop because of the overall sales. Not just because of the first week. If that is the case, then there are a lot of flops out there that went gold and platium. If this album goes gold, I will be satisfied as a fan. My thought for her would be to tour and get right back in the studio and come out with another album quick.

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    Rymz Reply:

    @Thetruth, that could be true about it to do it safely

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    Real Talk Reply:

    @Thetruth, Thats the problem this two eleven album wont even make it to Gold status.

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  36. Rymz

    The muSic business change to see how much the artist can sale their album to make it to the topest doulbt gold album

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  37. John

    So after all that stanning, Brandy’s fans can’t even get her to 100K during the first week?

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  38. brainfood.com

    Flopped?

    #3 out of 200 projects and she flopped? I mean how many units YOU movin? Oh. You still babysittin’ that computer cause you gave up on yo dreams so you a little bitter when you see other folks makin’ moves, right? It’s cool. Livin’ in the barrel with the rest of yo people’s should keep you nice and comfy.

    And whether you like her or not, Brandy still FLOPPIN’ ALL IN YO MOUF. Keep talkin.

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    Drew Reply:

    @brainfood.com, How many units have YOU moved? Oh.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Drew,

    But wait…how many have YOU moved? Right. And I didn’t know we was talkin’ about my album…I THOUGHT we was talkin’ about supportin what you like and NOT wastin’ time on what you don’t. But uhhh, if you get a thrill outta seein’ folks “flop,” you know…keep ya eye on the prize right?

    And What you mad at? Cause I’m tellin folks like YOU to keep it positive? Cause I’m fightin’ the “crabs in a barrel” mentality? Low-self esteem is a crippling state of mind and it’s usually displayed in negative comments by people too scared to speak up in real life, so they hide behind a computer tryna shoot down anything that looks like forward progression. It’s clear where I’m comin’ from but again, I ask you: What you really mad at?

    And for the record, the units I move are found in elevated thinking of self and others tryna make somethin’ outta themselves…you know…somethin’ like all the folks that chose to SKIP my post…except you. lol I know. Truth hurts when you ain’t livin’ it. Good luck with that, sweetness.

    But you probably think those 3 paragraphs was too long. I bet if I was goin’ in on Brandy, you would’ve read it, wouldn’t you?

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Drew,

    Hey Drew! You mad! LOL You the only one felt some type of way about my comment…must’ve hit home huh? Crab in a barrels usually don’t like to be told the truth.

    My units move in elevated thinking. I don’t need Billboard, HOllywood or quietly hoping for people to FLOP to feel important. Can you say the same? Probably not. Your response proves that. Focus more on YOUR self-esteem and not Brandy NOR my units. Cause while she out “floppin” you hidin’ behind a screen wastin’ ya talent.

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  39. AllAmerykhanBoy

    So did Nicki Minaj flop???

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  40. @EuroYellaDude

    This Album is it! This album is a true reflection as to why she’s a multiplatinum-selling recording artist. I commend her on a unique and pure structure of Real Music! ComeBack of the Decade! Brandy remained committed to her own sound on this album, and connected with each track! She sounds dedicated to making Hit Records again! This is what your fans need! (The #Starz)… She didn’t attempt to cross over to PoP, She keeps it 100% R&B!I can respect that!

    I love Brandy’s Raspy vocals and how she understands and knows her control of her powerful lower registry! Alot of people have posted opinions about the track “Music” but its actually one of my favorites. I wouldn’t be surprised if the track “Music” became a single, She showcases her appeal to use her falsetto, and give brillant Ad Libs with an old school funk to this Great Song!She gives me a mixture of Maze & Franky Beverly, with the soul of Anita Baker, and Hints of Aaliyah (with her ad libs)… I see a possible video! If you read this post, & you haven’t gotten #TWOELEVEN Yet, do yourself a favor and support this project! She delivered hands down 5 Stars! In my Rating!
    I’m excited about this album! I encourage everyone to go out and purchase this album!

    Please keep in mind these sales reflect album sales not Itunes/Amazon MP3/Zune/Nokia Music & so many more resources of purchased Downloads. She was between #1-#2 on itunes of the most downloaded album, so shes selling well! SUPPORT, SUPPORT, SUPPORT!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @@EuroYellaDude, it’s #20 on itunes…i wish it was #1-#2 though…this is a Classic ablum!!

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    TWOELEVEN Reply:

    @SdotB, this is the era of
    piracy enough said…

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  41. A

    The term flop is thrown around loosely these days. Would 100K have really changed anyone’s impression of Brandy or her music? Not really. Even if she had broke 100K it would have still been difficult for her to go Gold. She solidified that she can still make dope music with Two Eleven. Mission accomplished. When Rihanna only does 100K-150K first week, it would have been virtually impossible for Brandy to do that, so I don’t understand everyone’s shock. She will be good – couple more videos/singles and open for a big name act on tour.

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  42. CODENAME_M3

    2.11 sounds gr8 IMO… Just glad kelly rowland beat her with 77k first week sales with HERE I AM… #team kelly – I.C.E (##,) love you brandy bt its the era of YEAR OF THE WOMEN…

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    SdotB Reply:

    @CODENAME_M3, ummm…but Brandy’s overall sales will def surpass Kelly’s…and people only bought Here I Am b/c of Motivation, and that wouldn’t have been nearly as big if it weren’t for Lil’ Wayne…

    and btw…sorry for #team Kelly, but I.C.E. has been released MONTHS ago and is going absolutely NOWHERE…it’s not even being played on radio…and I live in NYC, no stations are playing it….she needs an alternative single, BADLY…

    Don’t try and come for Brandy by bringing Kelly into this…Kelly wishes she was anywear near Brandy when it comes to solo success…

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  43. Quinn

    If it looks like a flop, sounds like a flop, sells like a flop ….. IT’S A FLOP. You Brandy stans are funny as shit. Doing the most now that the abysmal numbers are out. Nothing but karma for this ugly, horse faced bitch killing that innocent woman.

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    Girl Bye Reply:

    @Quinn, LOL!! She will never ever, never ever be anything more.

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    Sisi Reply:

    @Quinn, And im pretty sure karma will do the same for you based on this ignorant ass comment you made along with the fool that agreed with you. Brandy pay the cost for what she did when it came to that accident and she stated many times that it something that will stick with her for the rest of her life and I want to say prayers and blessings to the victims family and rest her soul but you on the other hand have no right to be judging someones downfall only God has the authority to determine that! The End!

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    [email protected] Reply:

    @Sisi, Speak on it

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  44. lisabonae

    karma at its finest.

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    c Reply:

    Cant wait to karma gets u@lisabonae,

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  45. dojo29

    The real argument should be “why are people even arguing on who sells what?” Do you receive a check from the artist or the label? Hell, I’m a big Monica fan and shes not footing any of my bills; Monica singles from New Life didn’t even crack the Top 20 and she sold 69,000; SO WHAT, Monica was never a big opener when it came to first week sales.

    You should appreciate the artist for the music he/she makes and be happy about that. Brandy and a lot of other artist were R&B back then but crossed over easily in the 90′s……People seem to be more interested in dancing now, its what sells…Brandy went a diff route and it didn’t open as big as people thought; MOVE ON…If the label play it right the album will remain consistent on the charts and it will sell “OVER TIME”…..Anywho TWo Eleven is a great album, just didnt open well…..

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  46. mon88

    who cares nobody is checking for brandy, because #1 she named her album after they day whitney was murdered (how sick) 2. She acting as if she loved whitney when the footage we saw of her and whitney the day before she died show brandy was acting STANK! 3.Ray j is her brother and we all know he was complicit in setting whitney up so NO aint nobody check for her devil worshiping ass sorry but thats the real

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    Colin Reply:

    @mon88,

    Wow…seek HELP!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @mon88, please go sit IN a toilet and flush urself!

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    TeamQUEENBEE Reply:

    @mon88, chyle….im calling the cops bc yur obviously losing it

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  47. YOLO

    Um dumbasses tha album is SOLD OUT!! Ever thought maybe thats why she pulled in 65 k?

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  48. rin

    Its the quality of the music not the quantity which matters.

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    itsmister2you Reply:

    @rin, Damn right!!

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  49. YOLO

    At this point Brandy, needs to continue to promte the album while rca ships more to the stores so that while it is being promoted the album can be bougt much easier. And the HYPE can still be there.. A lot of dedicated Real rnb fans dedicated to artists such as monica and brandy actually buy physical copies, hence why monica’s still stading sold an outstanding amount of physical copies!

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  50. Prncss

    It’s about endurance not speed. The album may not have sold masses in the opening week, but Brandy’s music has staying power. I’m still listening to full moon and never say never. Who’s listening to ‘pon de replay’ in 2012? not many!

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  51. Sari hiking

    Brandy ,,,,,sold her soul to the devil because she needed any type of help,,she turned her back on the very man that gave her life that gave her this voice,,you can’t take fame or your money when you leave this earth but you do have to stand in front of your father in heaven and answer his questions,,You people better read up on the illuminati because its very real,,,WHAT A WEAK WOMAN,,,Shes THAT desperate?!…

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