Chris Brown Begs Fans for More Airplay?
Earlier today, an alleged 90-second plea from R&B singer Chris Brown appeared on SayNow.com — a website that allows celebrities to leave short, public voicemails to their fans. In the recording, which you can listen to here, Brown asks his fans for help since “radio stations aren’t playing my records.”
Brown’s last album ‘Graffiti’ — released in December of 2009 — peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the R&B and Hip-Hop Album chart, but has experienced lower sales than his last album due to the lack of airplay. Radio stations seemingly put the recording artist on the back burner after he plead guilty to felony assault of his former girlfriend Rihanna and lost a considerable part of his fanbase.
“There’s nothing else that I can do,” the voice on the message says. “I’m doing everything that I need to do. I’m doing me as a person and I’m a better guy. But it’s on y’all.” There is no confirmation that the voice on the recording is in fact Brown. It certainly doesn’t sound like him.
“My singing and my music is all great,” the message goes on, “but I do it for you guys and everything else but it won’t be possible if I’m not relevant on the radio and it won’t be possible for me to be an artist if I don’t have any support from people that give me an artists outlet. I can’t be an underground mixtape artist! I just want all my fans to help me.”