In an interview with Billboard, Chris Brown's manager Tina Davis revealed that he would not be doing any interviews in 2012. She told the magazine that he won't do interviews, but he will "concentrate on performing and recording....." She added, "We're not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in anyway. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent."
In related news, Chris plans on making a triumphant return to the Grammy Awards in February 2012. A source close to Chris said, "Chris has grown tremendously as a person, and an artist from that time in his life. Chris has complied with all terms of his probation and has completed most of his court ordered community service. He has been a model probationer, but more importantly, Chris accepted responsibility for what he did."
The source added, "Chris took that experience and vowed to learn from it and become a better person, and he was thrilled and truly humbled that he was nominated for three Grammys. Chris absolutely plans on attending the Grammys and is in talks with producers of the show to possibly perform."
Chris is nominated for three Grammys, Best R & B Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song.
Chris' mom and Rihanna subtweeting each other
Chris and Rihanna possibly subtweeting each other
Chris was spotted (without Karrueche but she was near) heading to the movies at the Grove in Hollywood, CA Saturday (December 24) wearing the new retro Jordan Concords 11′s.
50 Cent and Chris Brown are about to set fire to your speakers. The superstars have recorded their first collaboration.
The record, entitled “Lighters,” was produced by Los Angeles DJ Felli Fel. “I just did 50 Cent’s new record with Chris Brown,” the Power 106 DJ revealed to Rap-Up.com. “It was supposed to be my record. I produced it, me and Chris wrote it. He sings the hook and did a verse as well.”
The song is scheduled to appear on the G-Unit mogul’s upcoming album. “I meticulously put these two together because I realized they never did a record together and I found that odd,” explained Felli. “50 loved the record and the next day I get a call from [50’s manager] Chris Lighty saying, ’50 wants the record.’ I was kinda torn because it was one of those bittersweet things. I knew what we had with this record.”
Felli, who produced the 2007 club banger “Get Buck in Here,” has big hopes for “Lighters.” “It’s probably going to be the biggest record I’ve ever done.”
50 praised Chris after introducing the singer at the American Music Awards. “Chris brown aint no joke. I told yal the main event. I all ready left the show that’s all I wanted to see,” he tweeted.
Chris Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche were snapped by paps leaving Club Eden in Breezy’s custom Lamborghini Thursday (December 15) night. The two recently made it back to the states from Dubai after a tour date and tons of down time!
Think Like a Man official trailer
‘Think Like A Man’ opens nationwide on March 9!
BET's Top 20 albums of 2011
F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
On F.A.M.E., Chris Brown breezes over mountains of criticism and self-inflicted troubles with his slickest, most solid effort yet. Inescapably catchy highlights like "Look at Me Now" dominated 106th & Park, and justifiably so.
VIBE's The BIG List: 66 Most Important Hip-Hop Songs of 2011
"Look At Me Now" - Chris Brown Feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne
The fact that an R&B singer had one of the year’s most outstanding rap records—over a head-nodding Diplo track—is a feat in itself. Add Busta and Lil Wayne’s rapid-fire raps and you’ve got an anthem that’s ruled for nearly 365 days strong.
Popdust's 100 Best Songs of 2011
5. CHRIS BROWN FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES & LIL WAYNE, “LOOK AT ME NOW”
“Deuces” paved the groundwork for Chris Brown’s comeback, but “Look At Me Now” made it undeniable. The year’s first great pop jam, “Look At Me Now” was exactly what Chris Brown needed for a total career re-invention, re-casting the once-squeaky-clean teen singer as a rapping skater brat, making him seem legitimately cool for the first time in his career in the process. Of course, plenty of singers have tried rapping without cool being the first word that came to mind, but CB was given a hell of a handicap by a loopy, bubbling, whistling Diplo beat that sounded like the obvious evolution of The Neptunes’ “Drop It Like It’s Hot” track (in other words, awesome), as well as stellar supporting appearances by rap vets Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne. Make no mistake, though—the song is still unmistakably Breezy’s, whether he’s crooning “Ladies love me / I’m on my Cool J,” inviting haters to “say hi” to his dick (wouldn’t be the last time in 2011) or bragging on the song’s brilliant stop-start chorus, “I’m gettting payyy-puhhhhrrrr!” Love him or hate him, “Look At Me Now” proved that while many may have been ready to write Chris Brown’s career off in 2008, in reality, we’re only done with the first act. —A.U.
Arab News: Chris Brown in Dubai: The American singer mesmerizes audience
Twenty-two-year-old American singer-songwriter, dancer, rapper and actor Chris Brown rocked a Middle East audience with an extravagant performance on Dec. 9 at the Dubai Festival Centre, the award-winning retail resort of Dubai Festival City, as part of his F.A.M.E. tour.
It was the first time for Brown to perform in Dubai. The tour began in Australia and Brown headlined 37 concerts in North America, Oceania and the Middle East. The started on April 20 and ended on Dec. 9.
Event organizers 321 Events put up a gigantic set for the show, with large LED screens, displaying a countdown to Chris Brown’s arrival onto the stage. The 44 m stage itself consisted of 200 lights, larger than life Roman pillars and platforms with lion statues that captured the attention of the audience’s before Chris Brown walked onto the stage for his first performance.
Around 10,000 fans attended the Dubai concert with his core audience of teens and 20-something males and females. The audience were very much mesmerized by Brown’s performance and signing; he managed to keep his fans entertained, happy and excited.
“It’s pretty much amazing how you see thousands of people singing along and dancing to Chris Brown’s music especially the young ones who look up to him,” said Carl Naveed, a 27-year-old fan. “I came here with my friends and I have to say I wasn’t Brown’s biggest fan, but after this show, I can see what people like in him. He is such an energetic young man who lives to please his fans.”
Brown changed his outfit for each performance, which made the fashion lovers look forward to the next look. “Every time Brown left the stage, I cannot stop thinking of how would his next outfit would look like,” said Damini, a 22-year-old fan from India. “As soon as he comes back to the stage, you can literally hear people gasp, especially for the glow in the dark suit that his crew wore in the last performance. It was literally breath taking.”
For 24-year-old British student April Lukas, it wasn’t the first time she sees Brown in concert, as she attended his concert in Sydney back in 2008. “I very much enjoy his video clips but watching him dance live is just another story. He always manages to wow the crowd, even though Rihanna accompanied the Sydney concert and this is just a solo. He also managed to amuse us,” said Lukas.
“After attending the 2008 concert, I thought to myself that I have to go to the Dubai one too. He never let his fans down, and this is even better that the other one,” she added.
Armed with a highly talented and energetic dance crew, Brown unleashed his dancing and singing gifts, with beautiful renditions of some of his most popular tracks, including “I Can Transform Ya,” “Run It,” “Look at Me Now,” “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “She Ain’t You,” “Deuces & Ballin,” amongst several others.
His performance finished with one of his most popular songs, “Beautiful People,” which was a stunning display of glow-in-the-dark costumes and apparels that had the crowd enthralled.
Haya, a Kuwaiti mother who flew to Dubai with her 12-year-old daughter, especially to attend the concert, thought the event was not organized well.
“We bought the fame lounge tickets because I wanted to make sure that my daughter was comfortable and able to see the concert from a good place. We were promised good service and better seating than everybody else, but that’s not what happened. We did not have a special entrance, so we ended up waiting for two hours in line with every other class even though we paid triple what they did,” said Haya.
The fame lounge was supposed to be in front of the main stage but the people who paid around Dhs 1,000 ended up standing in a high cubicle in front of a large screen.
“I was very disappointed with this treatment and I couldn’t help myself but wonder: ‘why did I pay that much money just to stand in front of a screen?’” said Haya. “On the other hand, my daughter and I had a blast with Chris Brown’s performance. He did everything he could to entertain his fans and everyone was happy with his music, dancing and even his costumes.”
Kanye West, Chris Brown, and Will.i.am Really Love Megaupload
There's the old adage, "Don't bite the hand that feeds you," but "Megaupload Mega Song" is more like "Shaking the hand that steals from you." Kanye West, Diddy, Will.i.am, Alicia Keys, and many more people who depend on the music industry to make a living have all participated in this "We Are the World"-esque tribute to Megaupload, one of the most popular sites people use to illegally download albums by all those talented people. This song and its corresponding video are like the equivalent of Metallica taking Napster out for a nice sushi dinner and then giving it a foot massage.
All these celebrities were probably well paid using the money the site gets from all those suckers who actually pay for "Premium" membership. In fact, pictures of Alicia Keys and Kim Kardashian feature on the Megaupload site (where you'll have to hear this song, because YouTubes are vanishing quickly). If this is one big Funny or Die scam, then it's incredibly well done. If not, all these artists are probably going to be fielding some unpleasant phone calls from the label reps any second now. "I love Megaupload because it moves fast, just like I like it," exclaims Ciara, whose last album Basic Instinct debuted with a whopping 44,000 copies and a No. 44 entrance on the Billboard 200 in 2010.
Yes, the song sucks, but the statement is resounding: Musicians, those most affected by illegal downloading destinations like Megaupload, use the site to pirate one another's music. Maybe this is also a case of biting the hand that feeds you, since the major labels and the RIAA — both of whom have been fighting Megaupload and its doppelgangers for years — are probably really pissed right now. All we need now is an indie rock tribute to Rapidshare and an all-star hip-hop ode to Mediafire and the music industry will set itself on fire.
Download: Chris Brown feat. Teyana Taylor – Push Me Up (Prod. by Brian Kennedy) (No Tags)
Listen: She Can Get It: http://soundcloud.com/newn/she-can-g
Download: Fuckin' Wit the Best http://hulkshare.com/hqe738m90ggm
Power List - Power 105.1 FM
The year's winding down and we want to know what you thought of the music, artists and events that helped shape 2011. Tell us who your favorite artists of the year are, and share with friends. Then come back on January 4, 2012 to see who took the crown on the Power List 2011.
2011: Artist Of The Year - Chris Brown
2011: Album of the Year - Chris Brown F.A.M.E.
2011: R&B Artist of the Year - Chris Brown
2011: Video Of The Year - Chris Brown Look at Me Now
The Best of the Booth 2011
Over the course of 2011, we at DJBooth.net have kept our ever-growing community of DJs, artists and listeners up to date on all the latest and greatest in Hip-Hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to step into our virtual polling booth and cast your votes for our third annual Best of the Booth awards!
Factoring in reader feedback and ratings as well as staff recommendations, we've nominated the front-running candidates in 20 different categories. From now till 12:00 PM (EST) on January 3rd, you'll be able to vote on the urban artists, albums and songs that defined 2011. Check in the second week of January to see who was selected as the Best of the Booth in 2011!
Best Collaboration Record - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look At Me Now”
Best Crossover Record - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look At Me Now”
Best Club Anthem - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look At Me Now”
Bigger version than I posted before
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Could Busta Rhymes and Chris Brown be developing a long-lasting chemistry? The pair, along with Lil Wayne and the Dungeon Dragon, ruled airwaves in 2011 with their collaborative hit, "Look at Me Now," and now they're hoping for similar results with Busta's new single "Why Stop Now."
Though the title may suggest that the two singles are somehow related, Busta insists that his latest song with Breezy wasn't as methodically put together as people may think.
"I wasn't actually trying to capture the energy of ['Look at Me Now'] and bring it into this project," the newly signed Cash Money MC told MTV News while on the song's video set. "I just think that for me, especially at this stage in my career, I only do records with people that I respect."
The Diplo and Afrojack-produced "Look at Me Now" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs Chart and was voted #9 on MTV's Best Songs of 2011 list. The Colin Tilley-directed video remained among the year's best, receiving multiple nominations at the 2011 VMAs. Not a bad track to build a blueprint off of.
The bass-rattling "Why Stop Now," which was produced by Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph, is reminiscent of "Look at Me Now," mostly because it features the same type of speed-rapping by Bus. But rather than a retread of a tried-and-true formula, Busta says the new collaboration came about much more organically. "It was just fortunate that I had something that worked well for what we do to be able to have another collab with him," he said. "If I didn't have that record, then we wouldn't be doing this video and we wouldn't have had another song out together.
"I'm just about making sure that the music ultimately speaks in the most organic way possible," he continued. "It doesn't just seem like something that we threw together to try and capitalize off of a momentum that was there."