"my weekly recs are late due to putting together a video of chillin at the 101.3 kdwb jingle ball…hanging with chris brown, destroying a bunch of expensive shit, chilling with some dude from the hills who i’ve never heard of, and checking out some live performances from T.I., rihanna, and more.
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Interesting article, make sure you read it in full.
IT’S BEEN A BANNER YEAR FOR CHRIS BROWN
“Chris is just coming out of the shower, so we’ll call you back in a couple of minutes.”
There’s no doubt that many young females (as well as older ones, as you’ll read below) would give anything to hear Chris Brown’s assistant say those words. Bursting out of Tappahannock, Va., three years ago as a wide-eyed newcomer, Brown has rapidly morphed into a pop and R&B tower of power with a screaming fan base to match.
Still riding high on the success of his 2007 set “Exclusive,” which has sold 1.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the singer/songwriter and dancer/actor is wrapping up a banner 2008. Not only did he snare two more Grammy Award nominations — best pop collaboration (with Jordin Sparks on “No Air”) and best male R&B vocal (“Take You Down”) — he emerges as Billboard’s top pop artist of the year. Brown chatted with Billboard about preparing his next album, what he’s learned and how much he truly appreciates all those screaming fans.
Q. Why does “Exclusive” have so much staying power?
A. Because of the potential of the songs on the album and the collaborations. When I was recording the album, there were certain people I wanted to work with. I got Kanye West to do “Down.” I also got to work with the Game, Lil Wayne and T-Pain. I had a great chance to do something in a different creative forum.
Q. The reissued version of the album includes the hit “Forever.” What was the inspiration for that?
A. I wasn’t even planning on doing “Forever” for the repackage; it was going to be on my next album. But then I decided I wasn’t ready to release a new album yet. So we gave the fans the rerelease with four new songs. The original inspiration for the song was to just make a dance record, a European kind of record that everybody all over the world could listen to. It turned out to be one of those big explosions.
Q. Care to reveal any potential collaborations you’re considering?
A. Right now, there’s really nothing in the works. I’m going to take it one step at a time. We just put out another single, “Superhuman,” with Keri Hilson. So we’re going to ride that out and let “Exclusive” die down. Then I’m going to go away for a little while so people won’t get tired of me [laughs]. After that I’ll come back and give them some bangers.
Q. Can we at least expect a duet from you and your girlfriend, Rihanna, on your next album?
A. Of course. I actually have a couple of songs written already that would be dope collaborations between me and her. And I’m writing for her new album now.
Continue reading “Chris Brown: 2009, Naked Fans and Old Ladies” »
Professionally, Rihanna and Chris Brown couldn’t be more high-profile. She has just been named Billboard’s Top Female Artist of the Year, and he earned both Top Male Artist and Top Artist of the Year.
The 19-year-old Brown helped write her hit “Disturbia,” and during her recent tour of Australia and New Zealand, he joined Rihanna nightly onstage for “Umbrella.”
Tonight, Rihanna, 20, is headlining the B96 Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena with David Archuleta and Jesse McCartney. And, surprise surprise — there will be a “special appearance” by Brown.
When it comes to their personal life, though, the power couple keep it private. They’ve been friends for years, and are rumored to have started dating in early ’08.
Good luck getting them to admit it, though.
Despite all the paparazzi, an offstage photo of the two of them together is “a rare commodity,” says Ian Drew, editor at large of Us Weekly. “It’s almost like there’s a bounty on it.”
They go to clubs together but leave separately. They have two sets of matching tattoos — one is stars, the other described as “tribal patterns.” They downplay any significance to the identical ink. “A lot of people have the same tattoos,” Rihanna has said.
Whether they’re just friends or friends with benefits, they’ve had an enviable year. “They’re doing everything right,” Drew says. “Everything they touch turns to gold.”
A few reasons why it works: Continue reading “Power Duo Rihanna, Brown Keep Private Lives Quiet” »
Chris topped the list with “Forever”, but it doesn’t stop there. He also placed on the list 4 (or 5) times. All above the top 50!
Here are the CB-related highlights:
01. Chris Brown – Forever
04. Jordin Sparks – No Air (With Chris Brown)
08. Rihanna – Disturbia
14. Chris Brown – With You
44. Chris Brown – Kiss Kiss (Feat. T-Pain)
SOURCE: Z100 <3
Chris Brown depended on Auto-Tune (especially in the almost Euro-disco “Forever”) and choreography of a wilder kind. Unlike most of the other acts Mr. Brown’s didn’t use a full band: most of the time it was just Mr. Brown with a microphone, a drummer, one musician manning the digital backing tracks, and nine break dancers. The energy seemed uncentered, except when Rihanna came out to alternate verses with him on “Cinderella” (the remix of her song “Umbrella”) and “Live Your Life” (her new song with T. I.): Mr. Brown ran around her like a tetherball whipping around a post.
MTV has released a list of the top 25 most viewed music videos of 2008 and Chris Brown popped up on the list four times. Yes, four. Rihanna’s isn’t her own. We all know Chris was the mastermind behind the song so let’s give credit where credit is due. Oh, and GO BRITNEY!
Top Songs of 2008:
25. Soulja Boy Tell’em – “Yahhh!”
24. Paramore – “Decode”
23. Day26 – “Got Me Going”
22. Tokio Hotel – “Monsoon”
21. Rihanna – “Disturbia”
20. Madonna – “Four Minutes”
19. Rihanna – “Don’t Stop the Music”
18. Danity Kane – “Bad Girl”
17. Tokio Hotel – “Ready, Set, Go!”
16. Katy Perry – “I Kissed a Girl”
15. Rihanna – “Take a Bow”
14. Pussycat Dolls – “When I Grow Up”
13. Usher – “Love in This Club”
12. Jonas Brothers – “When You Look Me in the Eyes”
11. Chris Brown – “With You”
10. Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”
9. Jonas Brothers – “Burnin Up”
8. Flo Rida – “Low”
7. Mariah Carey – “Touch My Body”
6. Danity Kane – “Damaged”
5. Britney Spears – “Piece of Me”
4. Chris Brown – “Forever”
3. Jordin Sparks (featuring Chris Brown) – “No Air”
2. Lil Wayne – “Lollipop”
1. Britney Spears – “Womanizer”
Source: MTV News
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- DJ Clue talks to Chris about what hes been up to on tour.
- DJ Clue talks to Chris Brown about the paparazzi and his relationship with Rihanna.
- DJ Clue talks to Chris Brown about “This Christmas”, Ne-Yo and who can go toe to toe with him dancing.
- DJ Clue talks to Chris Brown about how long he plans to perform and his cars.
Video after the cut.
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Still riding high on the success of his 2007 sophomore Jive set “Exclusive,” which has sold 1.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Chris Brown is wrapping up a banner 2008.
Not only did he snare two more Grammy Award nominations — best pop collaboration (with Jordin Sparks on “No Air”) and best male R&B vocal (“Take You Down”) — he emerges as Billboard’s top pop artist of the year (click here for Billboard’s Year in Music special section).
Brown says he’s content to let the album “die down,” although a new single, “Superhuman” featuring Keri Hilson, was recently released. “Then I’m going to go away for a little while so people won’t get tired of me,” he says with a laugh. “After that I’ll come back and give them some bangers.”
In the meantime, Brown is plenty busy with other projects, including new music with girlfriend Rihanna. “I actually have a couple of songs written already that would be dope collaborations between me and her,” he says. “And I’m writing for her new album now.”
Among other outside writing projects, Brown says he “did a couple of songs for the Jonas Brothers, but I don’t know if they took any of them. And I did a couple of songs with the Backstreet Boys and the Pussycat Dolls. I’ve also been writing songs for several new girl groups who are coming out.”
But his most surprising collaboration is with Tim McGraw, on a song called “Human” which has yet to be released. “It’s incredible, he says. “I wanted to do something more along the country line. That’s a bigger and different audience for me. I also did a song with the Japanese group called the Teriyaki Boys out of Pharrell’s camp.”
Next year will see the release of Brown’s first artist on his CBE label through Interscope, 13-year-old Scooter Smiff. Brown appears on Smiff’s first single, “Head of My Class.” “I will also have another label through Jive that’s still in the works,” he says. “Urban acts are the hardest to pick because of the competition level that’s out there right now. You don’t want to choose a novelty artist who’s only going to give you one record.”
NEW YORK — The accolades keep coming for Chris Brown — this time, he’s been named Billboard’s top artist of 2008.
“It’s bigger than what I can ever imagine. It’s unexpected totally, so it’s a surprise,” Brown said in an interview Thursday.
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for Brown. He not only nabbed the Billboard honor in 2006, he had a great ’08, with solo hits like “With You” and “Forever” as well as successful collaborations, like the Jordin Sparks duet “No Air.” Last month, he won three awards at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year.
But the 18-year-old Brown says he’s still not used to all the accolades.
“I’ve had a good year but I still feel like a little insecure in those parts. I’m like, ‘There’s little ol’ me getting an award’ — that’s incredible,” he said.
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