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After years of inactivity, Brandy appears to be back with purpose.

It will be an early Christmas for Brandy and Scotty McCreery on the Billboard 200 next week, as they will both crack the top five with their latest releases. Brandy’s Two Eleven
 will hit at #3 on sales of nearly 65,000, while former “American Idol” champ McCreery’s first holiday album, Christmas With Scotty was just behind at #4 after moving nearly 41,000 units.