Chris Brown (album)


Chris Brown (album)
Chris Brown
Studio album by Chris Brown
Released November 29, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre R&B, Pop, hip-hop
Length 55:44
Label Jive, Zomba
Sony BMG (International distribution)
Producer Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts (co-exec.)
Scott Storch, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean, The Underdogs, Dre & Vidal, his number one fan is jiaaira , Shea Taylor, Tyler Matthews, Cool & Dre, Sean Garrett, Nick Pope, Hunter Atkins, Dabling Harward, Shannon "Slam" Lawrence, Moe Faisal Oak, Eddie Hustle, Carlos Paucar, LRoc)
Chris Brown chronology
Chris Brown
(2005)
Exclusive
(2007)
Alternative cover
International cover
Singles from Chris Brown
  1. "Run It!"
    Released: August 9, 2005
  2. "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
    Released: December 13, 2005
  3. "Gimme That"
    Released: April 4, 2006
  4. "Say Goodbye"
    Released: August 8, 2006
  5. "Poppin'"
    Released: November 21, 2006

Chris Brown is the eponymous debut album by American R&B singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 in the United States on Jive Records. It was a commercial success, certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for scanning two million in the United States,[1] and sold over three million copies worldwide.[citation needed]

In 2006 a CD/DVD set entitled Chris Brown's Journey was released, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and commentary from Brown. Chris Brown was also released twice in DualDisc format.

Contents

Conception

Background

Chris Brown, born in small-town Tappahannock, Virginia, started as a rapper. He switched over to singing in his preteen years when his mother Joyce Hawkins noticed his talent and soon begun looking for local producers. At age 13 in 2002, Brown was discovered in his birth father's gas station by a production team who were looking for local talent.His father later got married to Olivia Angall. They have three children together. They were connected with Timmy Allen, a music producer for Jive Records who lived in the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, New York.[2][3] Brown moved in, only returning to Virginia for holidays, school and basketball season.[4] He bonded with Allen's son, T.J., an aspiring rapper who went under the name "T-Breezy", as Allen begun to shop both of their demo CDs around to music labels.[2]

By August 2004, Brown, who had adapted the stage name "C Sizzle", and T.J. attracted the attention of Tina Davis, Def Jam Recordings' senior A&R executive, and auditioned them in front of Island Def Jam Music Group CEO Antonio "L. A." Reid.[2][5] Afterwards, Reid offered to sign both of them on the spot but Brown claimed Allen had become "greedy" during the prolonged negotiations that spanned two months.[2][5] Davis advised Brown not to sign the deal.[2] Davis later lost her job due to restructuring after Island Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records merged.[6] That same day, Brown hired her as his manager and moved in into her New Jersey home.[2] After weeks of label searching, Brown had a deal with Jive Records, known for their pop and R&B artists such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and R. Kelly, by Christmas Eve 2004.[4][5] He also dropped out of the 10th grade at Essex High School in Virginia in favor of tutoring. Brown recorded the album in Miami with Mark Pitts, the Jive A&R who signed Brown to the label. They recorded up to 50 songs.

Music

Singles

The album's lead single was "Run It!", which features rapper Juelz Santana and was produced by Scott Storch and Moe Faisal. It received continuous airplay(topping the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay), and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for five weeks. It replaced "Gold Digger" by Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, and was replaced by Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us". It also topped Billboard Pop 100. Other singles released from the album include "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)", another U.S. top ten hit for Brown, as well as "Gimme That", released as a remix featuring rapper Lil Wayne, and the fourth single, "Say Goodbye", which peaked at number ten in the U.S. The fifth and final single from the album, "Poppin'", charted outside the U.S. top forty.

Reception

Commercial performance

The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 154,000 copies.[7] It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[8] As of April 2011, the album has sold 2.1 million copes in the United States alone.[1] Worldwide, it has sold more than three million copies.[citation needed]

Track listing

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Christopher Brown, Edmund Clement Eddie Hustle 0:56
2. "Run It!" (featuring Juelz Santana) Scott Storch, Sean Garrett Scott Storch 3:49
3. "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"   Johntá Austin, Andrew Harris, Vidal Davis Dre & Vidal 3:49
4. "Young Love"   Vinnie Barrett, Antonio Dixon, Bobby Eli, Keri Hilson, Harvey Mason Jr., J. Que, Damon Thomas The Underdogs 3:38
5. "Gimme That"   Storch, Garrett Scott Storch 3:06
6. "Ya Man Ain't Me"   Erik Dawkins, Dixon, Thomas, Mason, Steve Russell, Durrell Babbs The Underdogs 3:34
7. "Winner"   Brown, Bryan-Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean, Adonis Shropshire Bryan-Michael Cox, WyldCard (co.) 4:04
8. "Ain't No Way (You Won't Love Me)"   Garrett, Warren Felder, Zhang Fu-Quan Sean Garrett, Oak (co.) 3:23
9. "What's My Name" (featuring Noah) Brown, Andre Lyon, Marcello Valenzano, Stephens Noah Cool & Dre 3:52
10. "Is This Love?"   Dawkins, Dixon, Mason, Russell, Thomas The Underdogs 3:17
11. "Poppin'"   Austin, Harris, Davis Dre & Vidal 4:25
12. "Just Fine"   Brown, Daniel Glass, Bennett, Michael Winans, Peter Zora, Shannon Lawrence Lance Bennett, Michael Winans, Slam 3:52
13. "Say Goodbye"   Cox, Dean, Shropshire Bryan-Michael Cox, WyldCard (co.) 4:49
14. "Run It!" (Remix) (featuring Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri) Jermaine Dupri, Garrett, Shad Moss, Storch Jermaine Dupri, LRoc (co.) 4:04
  • (co.) signifies a co-producer.
Samples credits
  • "Run It!" – "I Know What Boys Like" by Christopher Butler
  • "Young Love" – "Sideshow" by Blue Magic
  • "Ain't No Way (You Won't Love Me)" – "Song of the Dragon & Phoenix" by Zhang Fuquan
  • "Run It! (Remix)" – "Jam Master Jay" by Run-DMC
  • "So Glad" – "It's Great To Be Here" by the Jackson 5

Promotion

Through the winter, Brown joined the Scream V Encore Tour, featuring Ciara, Bow Wow, Omarion and Marques Houston, as a supporting act. Later, he headlined the Xbox 360 Presents: Chris Brown Tour, supported by T-Pain.

Charts

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Album Charts[9] 57
Austrian Albums Chart[10] 66
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[10] 47
Dutch Albums Chart[10] 47
European Top 100 Albums[11] 42
French SNEP Albums Chart[10] 51
German Albums Chart[10] 31
Irish Albums Chart[10] 71
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[10] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[10] 18
UK Albums Chart[10] 29
U.S. Billboard 200[12] 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[12] 1

Personnel

  • Executive producers: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts
  • Art Direction: Courtney Walter
  • A&R: Leticia Hilliard, Matt Schwartz
  • Assistant Engineers: Val Brathwrite, Vadim Chislov, Anthony G. Crisano, Patrick Magee, Lucas McClelland, Tadd Mingo, Aaron Renner
  • Bass: David Cabrerra
  • Design: Courtney Walter
  • Engineers: Wayne Allison, Vincent Dilorenzo, Conrad Golding, John Horesco IV, Eddie Hustle, Charles McCrorey, Oak, Keith Sengbusch, Sam Thomas
  • Guitar: Val Brathwrite, Aaron Fishbein
  • Keyboards: Kendrick Dean
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • Mixing: Kevin "KD" Davis, Vincent Dilorenzo, Jermaine Dupri, Jean-Marie Horvat, Eddie Hustle, Rich Keller, Phil Tan, The Underdogs
  • Mixing Assistant: Val Brathwrite, Steve Tolle, Mike Tschupp
  • Multi Instruments: Bryan-Michael Cox, Vidal Davis, Kendrick Dean, Andre Harris
  • Photography: Clay Patrick McBridge
  • Remix Producer: Jermaine Dupri, L-Rock
  • Vocals (background): Steve Russell
  • Vocal Producer: Lamont "LA" Flemming, Shannon "Slam" Lawrence
  • Vocal Recording: Charles McCrorey
  • Vocal Tracking: Ian Crosse

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars 2005
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References

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  3. ^ Robertson, Alex. "Chris Brown interview". Virgin Media. http://www.virginmedia.com/music/interviews/chrisbrown.php. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  4. ^ a b Eggar, Edgar (2006-02-12). "The new Michael Jackson". The Times (London: Times Online). http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article728620.ece. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ a b c Hildebrand, Lee (2006-10-01). "Brown runs with it". Hearst Corporation (San Francisco Chronicle). http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/01/PKG5ULA4C41.DTL&type=music. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  6. ^ MacDonald, Patrick (2006-03-24). "Chris Brown, triple threat: singer, dancer, songwriter". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20060324&slug=cbrown24. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  7. ^ Grein, Paul (March 30, 2011). "Week Ending March 27, 2011: Albums: Chris Brown's Recovery - Chart Watch". Yahoo! Music. http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74346/week-ending-march-27-2011-albums-chris-browns-recovery/;_ylt=Ak3Hy5O1j1eETJ7pnwB2fWkPwiUv. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum". RIAA. http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=chris%20brown&format=ALBUM&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=Artist&perPage=25. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  9. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20060410-0000/issue833.pdf
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Chris Brown - Chris Brown - Music Charts". aCharts. http://acharts.us/album/14236. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  11. ^ "European Top 100 Albums - Chris Brown - Chris Brown". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=293&cfgn=Albums&cfn=European+Top+100+Albums&ci=3064758&cdi=8560266&cid=03%2F11%2F2006. Retrieved 2009-01-20. [dead link]
  12. ^ a b "Artist Chart History - Chris Brown - Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Albums&model.vnuArtistId=679240&model.vnuAlbumId=986558. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

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