Chris Brown Albums
Chris Brown albums are full of diverse musical forms including R&B, pop, rap, and club hits. Chris Brown stepped onto the hip-hop scene at only sixteen-years-old, projecting a sense of innocence and youth that the media grabbed a hold of. With his choreography comparable to that of his idols Michael Jackson and Usher, Chris Brown pulled on the heart strings of teenage girls around the nation. Unfortunately, today, his name often brings up images of a battered and beaten Rihanna, his ex-girlfriend whom he physically assaulted in February 2009. After completing his community service, Chris Brown attempted to make a comeback by producing three more albums, for a total of five.
- "Chris Brown" was his self-titled debut album. The first Chris Brown album projected Chris as an innocent boy-next-door, who was only sixteen-years-old at the time of the album's release. The Chris Brown album featured some of his best songs, including the song "Run It", hype dance song that soon became a club favorite. Other songs on the album included "Say Goodbye" and "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" which enjoyed considerable airplay. The album has many similar sounding tracks and is far from superb, but with his innocent image and choreography similar to Michael Jackson's, it was hard not to like. His debut album is definitely one of Chris Brown's best albums.
- "Exclusive" featured a more grown up appeal. When Chris Brown was eighteen, he released "Exclusive" which featured a more diverse selection of music including bouncy dance songs, R&B and various collaborations. The album left a lot to be desired, but it was obvious that Chris was growing and experimenting with different styles and more risque lyrics.
- After the February 2009 incident with then-girlfriend Rihanna, "Graffiti" was released. Chris Brown attempted to make a comeback with "Graffiti." Unfortunately, the album wasn't very successful and many of the songs seemed to refer to Rihanna. With lyrics such as "Sorry B, I don't wear no halo/You were the first to play the game though/Sorry I bust the windows out your car," Chris Brown seemed a little too full of himself, especially after such a publicized incident. Even so, the album did show that he was still experimenting with different styles of R&B and dance.
- "Fan of a Fan" was Chris Brown's album to fans. Tyga, part of Young Money, collaborated with Chris Brown on many of the songs for the "Fan of a Fan" album. Many guest appearances are made on the album dedicated to fans of Chris Brown, and the fans took to it well. The song "Deuces" made it's debut on the Fan of a Fan album and quickly became one of the hottest songs of 2010. Even though many references in the song seemed to be directed at Rihanna, the song enjoyed much success, while the album itself seemed only satisfactory.
- "FAME" was his real comeback. Certainly one of Chris Album's best albums since his first release, "FAME" proves that he's becoming more in tune with his musical identity. "Deuces" appeared as the first track on "FAME" after enjoying much success and airplay. In "FAME", Chris hoped to show off the more "creative sides" of his mind. The album showed Chris in a new light, with a more daring and confident feel. The music is incredibly diverse, featuring slow jams, dance music, love songs and his usual R&B. He raps much more on the song and certainly shows that he is finding out who he is as a musician. "FAME" certainly was a force to be reckoned with compared to Brown's previous albums.