Last Tuesday, Brandy debuted her new album, “Two Eleven”, to the world. For her first week album sales, Brandy debuts at number 3 on the Billboard 200 with approximately $66.8K albums sold, 66,856 to be exact, according to Hits Daily Double.
Now, some people are surprised by these numbers because, well, it’s Brandy! But don’t be too sad, Brandy was able to garner the #1 album on the R&B Charts!
She arrived on the scene with her self titled album, “Brandy” in 1994. Fast forward 6 albums later and Brandy is number 3 on the charts. A little known fact is that Brandy has never actually had a number one album. Shocking huh? Her highest debut to date is her 2002 “Full Moon” album, which, debuted no. 2 with 156k sales in its first week. Even its predecessor, “Never Say Never”, couldn’t claim the no. 1 stop with its no. 3 debut and 160k units sold in its first week back in 1998. With the disappointment of her 2008 album “Human”, Brandy was determined to make a much needed comeback and reclaim her spot as one of music’s finest. The album sold 73k units in its first week, debuting at number fifteen.
Although “Two Eleven” is Brandy’s lowest selling debut, the album was still album able to debut highly on the charts. A clear indication that album sales are down tremendously regardless of the artist. I also think the first week sales are still pretty good for an album that didn’t have a spectacular first single. We may also have to factor in I-tune sales. It’s very common that most people today choose to purchase a downloadable version of the album instead of a hard copy. I, personally, downloaded the CD just because it was Brandy and I love her music. I believe that with the ability to download through sites like Spotify, one has to question if that number is really true.
The second single, slated to be “Wildest Dreams”, will definitely boost sales.
Here’s a the single artwork.
I will always stand behind Brandy and I hope she continues to put out great music. Only time will tell. Are you surprised by “Two Eleven” first week album sales?