Brandy was among the performers who graced the stage at V-103 Atlanta’s “For Sisters Only” event at the Georgia World Congress Center on Saturday. Rocking braids, the former “Moesha” star performed “Put It Down” and her latest single “Wildest Dreams” off her upcoming album Two Eleven, due October 16. She caught up with her friends Kelly Rowland and Miguel and took photos with fans during a meet and greet.
The countdown is on to Brandy’s sixth album Two Eleven. After dropping two singles and releasing the tracklisting, the R&B diva is ready to make her much-anticipated return on October 16.
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With little over a month to go until its October 16 release, Brandy pulls back the curtain on her sixth album Two Eleven. The standard version includes 14 tracks, with contributions from Sean Garrett, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Bangladesh, Mario Winans, and Tha Bizness. Chris Brown appears on the lead single “Put It Down” and co-wrote “Slower” with Sevyn, while Frank Ocean penned “Scared of Beautiful.” Those who opt for the deluxe edition will receive four additional songs.
“It’s just an R&B album, a rhythm and blues album. No gimmicks, real R&B music,” Brandy told Rap-Up.com of her RCA/Chameleon Records debut. “It’s a little bit sexier than my previous albums—very vibed out, and it’s versatile.”
After much anticipation, Brandy unveils the artwork for her sixth album Two Eleven. The R&B diva rocks a long ponytail and bares her abs while standing over a mirror on the cover, photographed by Gomillion & Leupold.
Due October 16 via RCA/Chameleon Records, the project features the Chris Brown-assisted single “Put It Down” and follow-up “Wildest Dreams,” with contributions from Sean Garrett, Frank Ocean, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Bangladesh, Tha Bizness, and more.
“It’s just an R&B album, a rhythm and blues album,” Brandy told Rap-Up.com of her first record since 2008’s Human. “No gimmicks, real R&B music.”
Check out the standard and deluxe cover art, below.
“No gimmicks, real R&B music,” says Brandy while describing her sixth album Two Eleven. The 33-year-old songstress is not playing games this time around, assembling an all-star cast of collaborators including Sean Garrett, Frank Ocean, Chris Brown, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Bangladesh, Tha Bizness, and more.
The album doesn’t drop until October 16, but the support has been pouring in from her fans and peers. “I kinda forgot what that felt like,” says Brandy, who topped the charts at the age of 15 with her self-titled debut.
In addition to her career, her love life is also having a resurgence these days. Just when she had given up on love, she reconnected with music executive Ryan Press. “He loves me for every flaw. He accepts me as who I am and he can see me for who I am,” says Brandy of her beau, who inspired her second single “Wildest Dreams.”
With her boyfriend sitting by her side, Brandy opened up to Rap-Up.com about being embraced once again, compliments from her collaborator Chris Brown, and falling in love. Plus, will she be reuniting with Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins on this album? Find out in Part 1 of our exclusive interview.
Brandy finds true love on “Wildest Dreams,” the second single from her RCA/Chameleon Records debut Two Eleven, due October 16. The follow-up to the Chris Brown-assisted “Put It Down” was inspired by her real-life boyfriend Ryan Press.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think someone could care ’bout me/ Not just the way you love me, but you know I’m emotional,” sings a vulnerable Brandy on the mid-tempo record, produced by Tha Bizness and written by Sean Garrett.
According to Rolling Stone, Brandy’s album will feature contributions from Bangladesh on the Lykke Li-sampled “Let Me Go,” Mike WiLL Made It (“Do You Know”), Mario Winans (“Wish Your Love Away”), Rico Love and Jim Jonsin (“Hardly Breathing”), Hit-Boy (“White Flag”), and a potential duet with Frank Ocean on “Scared of Beautiful.”
In addition to premiering her video for “Put It Down” with Chris Brown, Brandy filled in as co-host on Tuesday’s “106 & Park.” The former “Moesha” star felt right at home sharing hosting duties with Rocsi. She spoke about her new album Two Eleven (due Oct. 16) and welcomed guests Jermaine Dupri and Michael Jackson’s nephew Austin Brown. If you missed it, catch the full episode below.
Brandy is back and better than ever in the dance-heavy video for her first single “Put It Down.” The R&B diva rocks her signature braids and cozies up to her co-star Chris Brown in front of a white Ferrari in the colorful clip, directed by Hype Williams. She hits the streets and shows off some moves courtesy of choreographer Frank Gatson (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland).
“She’s been one of my inspirations musically. As far as females are concerned, she’s one of the best vocalists,” Chris told “The Insider” on set of the L.A. shoot. “I’m honored to have the chance to be on the record with her.”
Brandy’s sixth album Two Eleven arrives October 16 via RCA/Chameleon Records. It will feature contributions from Timbaland, Danja, Hit-Boy, Noah “40” Shebib, Rico Love, Ester Dean, Frank Ocean, and more.