Pop superstar Chris Brown releases his sophomore album, Exclusive, on November 6. The CD’s new single, "Kiss, Kiss," features T-Pain and has climbed the charts since its September 25 release date.
Brown, a Jive Records artist, has had to meet great expectations from fans and critics after his multiplatinum debut. The single “Kiss, Kiss" ranked at number two on Billboard’s Hot Ringmasters, nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop 100 Airplay and 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay. The “Kiss, Kiss” video, co- directed by Erik White and Chris Brown, is in Big 10 rotation at MTV and at number one on BET’s 106 and Park.
“I feel it’s an album especially for my fans,” Brown said about the meaning of the album title. “I made this album ‘exclusively’ for them.”
In addition to collaborating with fellow platinum-selling producer and label-mate T-Pain, Brown worked with artists and producers like Kanye West, Wil-i-am, Sean Garrett, the Underdogs and Bryan-Michael Cox. Brown also contributed as a co-writer on several tracks on Exclusive.
The now 18-year old Tappahannock, Virginia, native signed to Jive Records when he was just 16. Two years ago, Brown gained critical-acclaim and recognition for his self-titled Grammy nominated debut, Chris Brown. His first album spawned several hits including “Run It,” “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)” and “Gimme That,” earning him worldwide sales in excess of 3 million units.
The musical prodigy has also experimented with acting. Stomp The Yard being his first feature film. Soon, he will be acting again for the Gems/Sony Pictures holiday film This Christmas, in theaters November 21.
At the 2007 MTV Awards Brown offered an amazing performance, showcasing his dance abilities and gaining respect from larger musical predecessors like Diddy, Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake. So far he has had a flawless reputation but recent allegations may cast the singer in a different light. According to MediaTakeOut.com Brown may be a 33-year old woman’s baby daddy.
The pair met at the Essence Music Festival a few months ago and according to the female, who already has three children from previous relationships, they shared a "night of passion." The woman declared she will keep the baby and is sure Brown will make a "wonderful father.”
In due time, a paternity test will prove whether or not Brown is actually the father. In the meantime audiences can focus on his music and expect even more singles, videos and general everything’s from the young’un.
Keep reading Blast for the upcoming review of Exclusive.