People are still talking about how R&B singer Brandy out-sang the Diva Monica at their dual concert here in Atlanta last month. Even Monica’s most loyal fans say Brandy slay Mo’ vocally during their sets. They even say Brandy “held back” on their tepid single “It All Belongs To Me.”
Of this buzz surrounding Brandy has launched the promotion for her sixth studio album, Two Eleven into high gear. Brandy recently shot an artistic photo layout for something called YRB magazine.
Inside this issue, she talks about her much-anticipated album and how the late Whitney Houston influenced the album’s title:
BRANDY: “Some of the titles I was working with were Rebirth, Reincarnation, Reinvention, Resurrection… I just felt like Two Eleven describes all of that. It’s the day I was born, and each year, I evolve and change with time. It also has a whole new meaning to it because I gained my angel. My icon is my angel now. It’s all tied in there and I just think it best represents who I am and the responsibilities I have moving on”.
On the different musical styles on the album:
“It’s definitely R&B, but it has the crossover appeal. It’s grittier, it’s edgier, it’s just different type of R&B. It’s not your regular smooth, soft with the beat type music. It’s just taking risks and hearing how I sound over different types of music, and I wanted an album that different people can listen to. Not just R&B, but pop and hip-hop. I wanted everyone to have something that they can listen to on this album”.