RCA reminds me of how Atlantic used to be, they really believed in my vision as an artist when they signed me at 14, RCA welcomed me and Breyon Prescott and Peter Edge showed such passion for what I wanted to do".Before Prescott worked with Norwood he sought the permission of the singer's long-time collaborator and friend Darkchild.They’ve stood by me for so long, so I can’t and won’t put them through that big of a wait again.And that’s a promise." Soon after, it was reported that Norwood had been dropped by Jay-Z's management company Roc Nation, something which Norwood's team refuted in July 2009 by stating "They [Epic] have not dropped her. We’re in waiting" and that "Brandy and Roc Nation parted amicably".I feel like we're getting to that point where I felt comfortable with putting something out." Speaking of the types of records she was making, in a separate interview with Rap-Up, Norwood compared her album to previous records.
Timbaland endorsed that [...] He really gave me a shot to be different and be versatile. This is a wonderful opportunity." Approached on the subject, she later dismissed the idea of recording a rap album, stating that “it was a hobby.
Upon its release, the album received critical acclaim, with many complimenting Norwood's vocals, the album's production and the overall direction of the album.
Two Eleven debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with first week sales of 65,000 copies, becoming Norwood's fourth top ten and her first in eight years.
Two Eleven is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Brandy Norwood.
Released on October 12, 2012, it served as the singer's debut release with Chameleon Entertainment and RCA Records after departing from Epic Records soon after releasing her previous album, Human (2008).