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Chart News: Frank Ocean’s ‘channel Orange’ headed for top 10 debut

Frank Ocean has been practically inescapable since revealing a past same-sex relationship last week. Although opinions on the matter vary, the predicted first-week numbers for his debut album, channel Orange, tell ONE story — SUCCESS.

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Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Fortune claims the top spot, selling 134,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.  The album follow his last release, and first No.1, F.A.M.E., which launched with 270, 000 in 2011.

Billboard notes that Brown is the second R&B star to score a No. 1 debut with comparably soft numbers within the last month. Four weeks ago, Usher’s latest, Looking 4 Myself, bowed atop the Billboard 200 with 128,000 — a significant slide from the 329,000 start for Raymond v. Raymond in 2010.

If you haven’t already check out my review of Breezy’s Fortune.

See more chart stats below.

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Album Review: Chris Brown – Fortune

Fresh off his win for best R&B album at this year’s GRAMMYs, Chris Brown follows up with Fortune, released on July 3 via RCA Records. The 14-track (standard edition) picks up where his last album left off, showcasing multiple sides of the controversial singer.  On one hand, he’s a fearless, 20-something whose only priority is partying and chasing women. On another he’s a defiant rebel who occasionally raps about coming from nothing to something and does not want to be judged by his past. He then adopts the typical bravado synonymous with R&B male singers, before displaying surprising sense of vulnerability and heartbreak.

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New Music: Nelly featuring Chris Brown – “Marry Go Round”

After going through a Euro-pop/dance phase on his last album, Nelly comes back to earth on the twerk-worthy “Marry Go Round” featuring Chris Brown, the first single from his upcoming seventh album M.O. 

The St. Louis rapper delivers his signature flow on the verses, while Chris Brown gets melodic on the hook of the infectious cut, produced by Da Internz (Rihanna “Birthday Cake”). Ride the wave below.

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New Music: Chris Brown – “I Don’t Like” (Drake Diss)

You know the Apocalypse is near when a singer who raps and a rapper who sings throw bottles in clubs, take subliminal shots on Twitter, and drop diss tracks. Jesus be a fence. 

Chris Brown fuels his beef with Drake on the remix to Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” which also features a new verse from Game.

“A fuck ni**a, that’s that shit I don’t like/ They throwin’ bottles, I’m throwin’ models just ’cause I give a bitch long pipe,” raps Breezy. “I be singin’, he be singin’, so it’s on, fight/ But hold up, I ain’t give a ni**a no green light/ This head up, my bread up, one on one, what you scared, bruh?/ Matter fact, take care bruh, you a pu**y ni**a/ My ni**a Tunechi, yeah that ni**a nice/ Shout out to Nicki, man, that ass tight/ Them eyebrows, man, them shits is yikes/ OVO, you overdosed, screamin’ YOLO no, I live twice.”

Listen below.

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New Music: Chris Brown – ‘Fortune’ [Album Snippets]

We’ve heard the singles, now get a taste of the full album. Listen to snippets from the deluxe edition of Chris Brown’s new album Fortune below.

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D’Angelo to perform at the BET Awards

D’Angelo will make his first televised performance in over a decade at the this year’s BET Awards.

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