Brand’s comeback album, Two Eleven, along with lead single “Put It Down,” has helped her regain a slice of her once dominant chart presence. Two Eleven landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, her highest placement in 8 years and her fourth top ten debut. The set also serves as her second No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, behind 2002’s Full Moon. Brandy first appeared on the coveted Billboard charts 18 years ago.
“I didn’t know if I was going to ever get the chance to share my music the way I had shared it before – with a team behind me, a major label push and a direction. I stopped believing in myself. I thought it was over,” Brandy told the Chicago Tribune. “I felt like I wasn’t being a good example to my daughter. I wanted to make her proud.”
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Adele continues to reign with her sophomore album 21, as it re-enters the top 10 at no. 9. The set’s chart records is the longest reign by a woman in the chart’s 56-year history.