R&B singer Brandy has finally unveiled the artwork for her much anticipated sixth album Two Eleven which is expected to hit shelves October 16th. On the cover, the singer shows off a more modern day, fashion forward look then her previous covers.
Two Eleven (February 11) marks the singer’s birthday and the date her mentor Whitney Houston died. Houston played a huge part in Brandy’s career in 1997. The made-for-TV movie Cinderella originally did not feature Brandy. When Whitney Houston signed onto the film, she was listed as producer and in the role of Cinderella. However, she later asked Brandy to audition for the role of Cinderella, saying “I’m already 33 years old, and I want you to play Cinderella“. Brandy only agreed to do the part if her idol played her fairy godmother.
Brandy has definitely stepped up her game from her last effort Human (2008). From her hit reality show on VH1 (Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business) to reuniting with fellow R&B singer Monica for another successful duet (“It All Belongs To Me“), Brandy is on top of her sh*t this time around.
Two Eleven features production by Sean Garrett (Beyonce), Frank Ocean (Jay-Z), Rico Love (Kelly Rowland), Jim Jonsin (Trey Songz), and Bangladesh (Lil’ Wayne). This project is an important release for Brandy commercially speaking. Since her last album flopped in sales and this is her first release on her new label, RCA/Chamelon, Brandy has a lot to prove this time around.
Two Eleven is scheduled to be released on October 16
Check out Brandy’s video for “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown: