Chris Brown burst onto the pop charts at the tender age of 16 with the platinum #1 single "Run It!". This is a guide to the 10 best songs of him.
"She's Not You" (2011)
"She Ain't You" is based on the instrumental rhythmmiguel jacksonHit single "Human Nature." The sampler gives the song a retro soulful feel. It was released as the album's fourth single.FAMA."She Ain't You" peaked at number 5 on the R&B Songs chart and reached the Top 20 on mainstream pop radio. It was one of the top ten R&B songs of the year.
The accompanying music video is a danceable tribute to Michael Jackson. Directed by Colin Tilley, who also directed Kendrick Lamar's acclaimed video Alright in 2015. The video for her She Ain't You begins with the dedication: "Dedicated to my greatest inspiration... I love you. RIP. Michael Jackson. 8/29/58-6/25/09". Chris Brown wears an outfit similar to Michael Jackson's in his "Smooth Criminal" music video.
"Sim 3X" (2010)
"Yeah 3X" was released as Chris Brown's lead single from the album.FAMA.Album. It was a return to fast-paced, European-influenced dance pop. Chris Brown explained that it was an attempt to cater to his pop audience after focusing on R&B and hip-hop. The controversy was generated in the British producerCalvin Harrishe claimed that "Yeah 3X" plagiarized his single "I'm Not Alone". Eventually, Harris's name was added to the songwriting credits. The song was given to Chris Brown by DJ producer Frank E and reminded Chris Brown of his hit "Forever". "Yeah 3X" was a top 30 hit on the dance chart and peaked at #15 pop. It reached the top 10 on both pop and dance radio.
Colin Tilley directed the "Yeah 3X" music video. Includes guest appearances by Teyana Taylor, Kevin McCall and Future Funk, all contestants on America's Got Talent. The music video was nominated for Best Choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards.
"Deuces" con Tyga y Kevin McCall (2010)
Many critics believe that "Deuces" is primarily Chris Brown's response to the dissolution of her relationship with him.Rihannaand domestic violence conviction. The song showcases her singing wonderfully soulful. "Deuces" was released as part of theFrom someone's fansMixtape with Tyga and then Chris BrownsFAMA.solo album. The song was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. "Deuces" topped the R&B chart, peaked at number 14 on the pop chart, and was certified platinum.
The music video for "Deuces" was directed by frequent collaborator Colin Tilley. It is filmed in black and white on the concrete culvert of the Los Angeles River. Chris Brown once danced in an underground tunnel. Featured artists Tyga and Kevin McCall also appear in the video.
"Look at Me Now" with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes (2011)
In "Look At Me Now," Chris Brown talks awkwardly, but then Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne show him how to do it right. The latter two received strong critical acclaim for their verses on the song. The production is set in a skeletal "Dirty South" style. Dance producers Diplo and Afrojack worked on the song. "Look At Me Now" has inspired a variety of cover versions. The song topped the R&B and Rap Songs charts. It was the biggest rap hit of 2011, reaching #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the Pop chart. "Look At Me Now" was nominated for a Grammy in the categories "Best Rap Performance" and "Best Rap Song" and won three BET Awards, including "Best Collaboration" and "Video of the Year."
The "Look At Me Now" music video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video. It was directed by Colin Tilley and filmed in Los Angeles. The clip was seen as an homage to old school rap.
“Run It” con Juelz Santana (2005)
At 16, Chris Brown topped the pop charts with this spectacular dance floor hit. was produced byScott Storchand gave Chris Brown ample space to show off his singing and dancing skills. "Run it!" it became the third debut single by a male solo artist to reach number one.billboardHot 100. It also reached number 1 on the US R&B chart. The song also reached number one in Australia and New Zealand and rose to number two in the UK.
Its accompanying music video was nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist. It shows girls and boys participating in dance competitions in a school gym. The clip was directed by Erik White. Actress Destiny Lightsy appears in the music video as Chris Brown's love interest.
"Run it!" was the lead single from Chris Brown's self-titled debut album. It reached number 2 on the album charts and sold over 150,000 copies in its first week. "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" was the second Top 10 single from the collection. The album went on to sell over two million copies in the United States alone and received two Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Contemporary R&B Album.
"Turn Up the Music Volume" (2012)
"Turn Up the Music" is Chris Brown's first single from the album.fortuna. It's a dance club track that continues in the direction of their previous hits "Forever" and "Yeah 3X." "Turn Up the Music" was written and produced by The Underdogs. "Turn Up the Music" was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching the US Pop Top 10 and reaching No. 1 on the UK Pop Singles Chart. It also entered the top 10 on the dance radio chart. "Turn Up the Music" sparked controversyRihannaappeared on the official remix. It was his first official collaboration with Chris Brown after his domestic violence conviction.
The music video for "Turn Up the Music" was co-directed by Godfrey Tabarez and Chris Brown himself. It was another clip that showcased Chris Brown's impressive dance skills. The video won Best Male Video and Best Choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards.
"With You" (2007)
ObreastboneThe production duo provide a backing production based on simple acoustic guitar, then eschew Chris Brown's romantic vocals here. In addition to writing and producing, Stargate also played all instruments except lead guitar, which was played by Espen Lind. Chris Brown sings on "Hearts Around the World." "With You" went to #2 onbillboardHot 100 and spent six non-consecutive weeks selling over two million copies. It also reached the top of the mainstream pop radio chart and the top 10 of the UK Pop Singles Chart.
The music video for "With You", co-directed by Chris Brown, won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video. Chris Brown said it shows the more mature side of his personality. He shows him dancing, but not with complicated choreography.
"Don't Wake Me" (2012)
Chris Brown's dance song "Don't Wake Me Up" was originally intended for this.VirgenAlbumMDNA. However, his busy schedule prevented the recording. Dance producer William Orbit collaborated with Benny Benassi on the album. The websites originally reported that David Guetta was working on Don't Wake Me Up, but he denied the suggestions. The song became a huge pop hit, reaching the top 10 on the US pop chart and peaking at number 2 on the UK pop singles chart. It also reached the top 10 on both pop and dance radio. "Don't Wake Me Up" was one of the few Chris Brown songs to miss the R&B chart entirely.
The accompanying music video was directed by Colin Tilley. Model Araya Nicks plays the love interest of Chris Brown. She shows the artist going in and out of a dream world. Chris Brown promoted "Don't Wake Me Up" by performing it live atHoyShow.
"Kiss Kiss" con T-Pain (2007)
After the song "Wall To Wall" failed to catch fire, Chris Brown's second album Exclusive was pushed back a few months to make room for that single. A wise move, as the clever mix of R&B and hip-hop topped both the pop and R&B charts. "Kiss Kiss" was co-written and produced by T-Pain. It has a distinct bouncing sound to the arrangement. "Kiss Kiss" received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Vocal Collaboration. The song reached number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Top R&B Songs chart.
The accompanying music video features Chris Brown appearing as both a nerd and a jock. Directed by Chris Brown and Erik White, former employee of the video. The clip was filmed on the Florida International University campus in Miami, Florida. Rihanna made a cameo appearance and the video received a nomination for Best Choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Chris Brown himself co-wrote Forever. The song originated from a jingle written for Doublemint Chewing Gum. It was one of four new songs recorded for the exclusive re-release of the album. Producer Polow da Don has given the whole thing a European dance feel and uses autotune effects. The result was a #2 hit onbillboardHot 100 for Chris Brown. A video featuring "Forever" as the wedding march song was uploaded to YouTube and received over 1.5 million views in its first week. "Forever" was the rare Chris Brown release to break into the top 40 on adult pop radio.
The "Forever" music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, known for a long and successful career in music videos.EminemGrammy-winning "Sin Mí" andTaylor SwiftGrammy Winner "Bad Blood". Model Megan Abrigo plays the love interest of Chris Brown. "Forever" was nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.