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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Chris Brown's career was trending sharply downward. The singer's self-titled debut went double platinum. Exclusive went single platinum. 2009's Graffiti fell well short of gold-sales status, though it was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary R&B Album: far and away the worst disc to receive the honor. Rather than vanish and position himself for a spectacle-like comeback, Brown wisely continued to release new music through 2010. The offhandedly belligerent "Deuces" hit that summer and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, while Brown also appeared on numerous singles headlined by others, including Twista's Top Ten "Make a Movie." By the time F.A.M.E. ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Chris Brown's career was trending sharply downward. The singer's self-titled debut went double platinum. Exclusive went single platinum. 2009's Graffiti fell well short of gold-sales status, though it was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary R&B Album: far and away the worst disc to receive the honor. Rather than vanish and position himself for a spectacle-like comeback, Brown wisely continued to release new music through 2010. The offhandedly belligerent "Deuces" hit that summer and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, while Brown also appeared on numerous singles headlined by others, including Twista's Top Ten "Make a Movie." By the time F.A.M.E. was released in March 2011, the album's variety of styles was already known. A total of five songs, including the slinking pop-R&B of "Deuces," had hit various singles charts. The bleepy rap track "Look at Me Now," where Brown displays some competence as an MC but is devoured by Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes' rapid-fire verses, was one of them. The celebratory "Yeah 3x" and the anthemic "Beautiful People," a pair of club singles, nodded to Eurodance. And then there was the smoothly percussive "No BS," a slow jam with chivalrous sweet nothings like "I'm-a leave it in when we do it" and "Don't you be on that bullshit." Despite the success of some of these pre-album singles, they don't represent the best of F.A.M.E. On the earnest ballad "Up to You," the Michael Jackson/SWV-sampling "She Ain't You," and the remorseful "All Back" (written and produced by Timothy Bloom, one to watch), Brown plays to his strength as a boyish, romantic pop-R&B singer, while "Say It with Me" shows that he can handle harder grooves that are more R&B than pop. This all makes F.A.M.E. the equal of Forever, if not slightly better, and it hints that Brown's best is yet to come.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 886978606723
  • Catalog Number: 786067
  • Sales rank: 25,151

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Deuces (4:36)
  2. 2 Up 2 You (4:07)
  3. 3 No BS (4:07)
  4. 4 Look At Me Now (3:42)
  5. 5 She Ain't You (4:08)
  6. 6 Say It With Me (3:01)
  7. 7 Yeah 3X (4:01)
  8. 8 Next to You - Justin Bieber (4:25)
  9. 9 All Back (4:26)
  10. 10 Wet the Bed (4:26)
  11. 11 Oh My Love (4:44)
  12. 12 Should've Kissed You (4:24)
  13. 13 Beautiful People (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Brown Primary Artist
Lamar Edwards Keyboards
Amber Streeter Background Vocals
Technical Credits
John Bettis Composer
Tina Davis Executive Producer
Kevin McCall Composer
Steve Porcaro Composer
Steve Russell Composer
Trevor Smith Composer
Damon Thomas Composer
Eric Dawkins Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Mark Pitts Executive Producer
Brian Springer Engineer
James Slater Composer
Harvey Mason Jr. Composer
Andrew Hey Engineer
Lamar Edwards Composer
Jean Baptiste Composer
Courtney Walter Art Direction
K Mac Producer
Alessandro Benassi Composer
Dabling Harward Engineer
Ron English Cover Painting
Diplo Producer
Justin Henderson Composer, Producer
Courtney Harrell Composer
Kweli Calderon grooming
Timothy Bloom Composer, Producer
Chris Brown Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Donnie Whittmore Composer
Joe Bereal Composer
Antwoine "T-Wiz" Collins Composer, Producer
Brian Kennedy Composer, Producer
Tha Bizness Producer
Adam Messinger Composer, Producer
Afrojack Producer
Nasri Atweh Composer, Producer
Free School Producer
Michael Stevenson Composer
Ryan Buendia Composer
Derrick "Bigg D" Baker Composer, Producer
Andre Merritt Composer
Jason Boyd Composer
Christopher Bridges Composer
Brian Morgan Composer
Dwayne Carter Composer
Christopher Whitacre Composer, Producer
Eric Bellinger Composer
Alessandro "Alle" Benassi Producer
Marco "Benny" Benassi Producer
Justin Franks Composer, Producer
The Underdogs Producer
Wesley "Diplo" Pentz Composer
Marco Benassi Composer
Harmony Samuels Composer, Producer
Amber Streeter Composer
Richard Adam Wiles Composer
Michael Congdon Engineer
Lonnie-Smoek-Stinson grooming
The Messingers Producer
Team Breezy Executive Producer, Art Direction
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