Chris Brown Hopes ‘F.A.M.E.’ Will Go Platinum in a Week
Chris Brown is hoping to join the elite group of top selling artists who have had the privilege of selling a million records in just one week. Brown, who is prepping the release of his fourth album, ‘F.A.M.E.,’ revealed to Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that when it comes to his latest musical effort, his expectations are pretty high.
“I would love to do like a mill the first week, honestly,” he said. “And that’s really pushing, and I know that’s pushing, but I’m happy with anything I sell. If I sell 100,000 like last time, I’m cool. My last ‘Graffiti’ album was only 100,000, but it was a lot more added to it back then.” “More added to it” is in reference to the bad press following his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The ‘Yeah 3x’ creator doesn’t think the sales goal isn out of his reach. “I wouldn’t consider it jinxing myself, but I always dream big,” he said. “I wouldn’t have thought when I was 15 I would be able to do this music. I would love to just solidify that, as much as ya’ll wanna keep talking about stuff, bringing stuff up, ya’ll can’t stop [my] music.”
Brown also addressed his recently leaked nude photos, maintaining that after forwarding them to an unidentified woman, he did not think they would somehow end up in the press. “I wasn’t angry though. I was very concerned,” he said, laughing.
After a pretty steep fall from grace, Brown appears to be back in a positive, public light, and has garnered a healthy amount of buzz around the release. The Virginia native’s latest single ‘Look at Me Now,’ peaked at the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B charts, while just narrowly missing the top 10 on the Hot 100 singles charts, coming in at No. 11.
As previously reported the 21-year-old is already contemplating his fifth album, which he hopes to drop later this year. ‘F.A.M.E.’ hits stores March 22.