Chris Brown is on the way to successfully making a huge comeback. Collaborations with hip hop’s top men like Lil’ Wayne and Busta Ryhmes, an amazing performance on the BET Awards and even reconciling a friendship with ex-girlfriend Rihanna ensures that the young Tappahannock native’s talent will not be wasted. Chris has come a long way since Krumping on cars and wearing Charlie Brown inspired hoodies. Though many haven’t forgiven Chris for the Domestic Violence incident that occurred with Rihanna, Chris is determined to make it back to the number #1 spot we all thought he was destined to claim. With a his new album F.A.M.E approaching a highly anticipated release on March 22,2011 TheUrbanDaily.com put together Chris’s Top 10 Songs.
10. Song: With You
The love ballad “With You” was written by Johntá Austin and became Chris’s second biggest selling single. Every teenage girl swooned over the R&B singers soft vocals. The care-free beat felt like “good music.” It has reached number 1 on the Billboard Charts. “With You” was a world-wide success!
9. Song: Yo
Album: Chris Brown
The follow-up to “Run It” was a smooth one. Chris Brown proved at this point that he wasn’t a “One Hit Wonder” or going anywhere anytime soon.
8. Song: Ya Man Ain’t Me
Album: Chris Brown
“Ya Man Ain’t Me” was featured on Chris Brown’s debut album “Chris Brown.” The albums boasts singles “Run It, Gimmie That, Yo [and] Say Goodbye” which all reached significantly high on the Billboard Charts. “Ya Man Ain’t Me” was not released as a single but still an album favorite for teen girls throughout the nation.
7. Song: Wall To Wall
Chris Brown had taken a small break from music and returned in 2008 with a more mature/ swagged out appeal. “Wall To Wall” talked about women instead of “teenage love” and sexual innuendos not heard before from the adolescent. Chris established that he was older and what his audience was in-store for with his new album. “Wall To Wall” tributes Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. It was written by “The Pen” Sean Garrett.
6. Song: Sing Like Me
While “Graffitti” wasn’t a commercial success, Chris Brown received 2 Grammy nominations, one for Best Contemporary R&B Album and one for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the track, “Take My Time.” “Sing Like Me” was released as a promotional single and generated mixed reviews for the racy song about leaving the club with a female. “Sing Like Me” was a slow ballad with a mixture of Asian-strings and 808 drums. It was neatly produced and sexy!
Album: In My Zone(Mixtape)
DJ Drama hosted Chris Brown’s musical efforts after “Graffitti” on his Mixtape “In My Zone.” After a highly publicized altercation with Rihanna, Chris’s music had taken a backseat in fans and audience’s mind but “In My Zone” got them listening again. “Too Freaky” picked up where “Take You Down” left off. By now Chris had fully embraced his inner-freak and unleashed it all over a Mixtape.
4. Song:Take You Down
“Take You Down” catapulted Chris Brown into “sex symbol” territory. The raunchy video showcased Chris’s muscular body, smooth hip movement and ink- obsession. His high pitched voice and lyrics came together harmoniously to create a beautiful “baby-making” song.
3. Song: No Bullsh*t
Album:Fan Of A Fan(Mixtape)
“No Bullsh*t”got people back to talking about Chris Brown’s music/dancing instead of his altercation with Rihanna. It presented him in a more mature way. The video was steamy and ultra mature. The nature of the lyrics were enticing and the song delivered!
2. Run It
Album: Chris Brown
“Run It” started Chris Brown’s career. Juelz Santana laced the track with his swaggy rhymes and Chris Brown danced his way into little girls hearts. “Run It” is Chris’s biggest selling single to date.
Album: Fan Of A Fan (Mixtape)
“Dueces” might arguably be Chris Brown’s biggest song to date. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and featured Kevin McCall and Tyga. The song peaked at Number 14 and is still rising. It has literally one of the most played songs on the radio in 2010. Drake, Kanye West, Fabolous, Andre 3000 and TIP jumped on the remix of “Dueces” making it an even bigger hit than it had already become.
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