In light of the media craze Chris Brown has created this week, the R&B singer’s new F.A.M.E. album is projected to crush its competition and debut atop the sales chart next week.
Along with Brown, new releases from singers Jennifer Hudson and Kirk Franklin will also chart.
Barry Weiss certainly didn’t leave the cupboard bare at Jive/RCA when he split for UMG. The label group will have the top four debuts on next week’s chart, with Jive/JLG’s Chris Brown album, F.A.M.E., leading the way, boasting a total of in the 250-275k range. That would make it the second-largest of the year after Adele’s 351k. If you didn’t know, the acronym stands for “Forgive All My Enemies.” Nice. Arista/RMG’s Jennifer Hudson sophomore album, I Remember Me, bows this week with 150-175k in sales, which is about what she dropped in weight. Gospocentric/JLG’s Kirk Franklin rounds out Jive/RCA’s impressive week with a #4 debut for Hello Fear, his first new studio effort in four years, which will debut with between 80-95k. (HITS Daily Double)
R&B singer Bobby V and rapper Gucci Mane both have new releases hitting the chart.
Capitol/EMI R&B singer Bobby V’s fourth album, Fly on the Wall, should do between 30-45k. Warner Bros. rapper Gucci Mane’s The Return of Mr. Zone 6, should bow with between 20-25k in first-week sales. (HITS Daily Double)
Last September, Chris Brown opened up about beginning F.A.M.E.
“I’m putting out singles a lot right now, so everything’s coming together. But I definitely am gonna to say this and plug it quick: The name of my album is Fame so make sure you check it out,” Brown said when he recently played radio host on 102.3 The Beat in Austin, Texas. According to some reports, the title references a “Fame” tattoo a “Fame” tattoo the singer sports on his arm. The singer also urged fans to look out for the singles “Yeah 3X,” a high-energy track infused with chirpy techno rhythms, and “Calypso” which hetweeted about in early September. “I’m trying to get everything together, figure out what I’m [going to] do with the album,” he explained. (MTV)
Yet to crack over 500,000 albums sold, Brown’s previous album debuted in the Top 10 releases last December.
R&B singer Chris Brown made his comeback this week as Graffiti debuted at No. 7, falling behind Susan Boyle‘s I Dreamed a Dream which moved 582,000 records this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Breezy’s third solo album has sold 101,900 copies after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Chris Brown interview down below: