Chris Brown (album)

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Chris Brown
Studio album by Chris Brown
Released November 29, 2005
Recorded January - May 2005
Genre
Length 55:44
Label
Producer
Chris Brown chronology
Chris Brown
(2005)
Exclusive
(2007)
Singles from Chris Brown
  1. "Run It!"
    Released: June 30, 2005
  2. "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
    Released: December 13, 2005
  3. "Gimme That"
    Released: May 7, 2006
  4. "Say Goodbye"
    Released: August 8, 2006
  5. "Poppin'"
    Released: November 21, 2006

Chris Brown is the self titled debut album by American R&B recording artist Chris Brown. It was released on November 29, 2005 by Jive Records. The album also earned Brown his first two Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2006. The album is mainly a hip hop and R&B album.

Track listing[change | change source]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"  
Eddie Hustle 0:56
2. "Run It!" (featuring Juelz Santana)
  • Scott Storch
  • Sean Garrett*
3:49
3. "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"  
Dre & Vidal 3:49
4. "Young Love"  
3:38
5. "Gimme That"  
  • Scott Storch
  • Sean Garrett
  • Scott Storch
  • Sean Garrett*
3:06
6. "Ya Man Ain't Me"  
  • The Underdogs
  • Antonio Dixon*
3:34
7. "Winner"  
  • Bryan-Michael Cox
  • Kendrick "WyldCard" Dean*
4:04
8. "Ain't No Way (You Won't Love Me)"  
  • Warren Felder
  • Zhang Fuquan
  • S. Garrett
  • Sean Garrett
  • Oak*
3:23
9. "What's My Name?" (featuring Noah)
  • C. Brown
  • Andre Lyon
  • Stephens Noah
  • Marcello Valenzano
Cool & Dre 3:52
10. "Is This Love?"  
  • E. Dawkins
  • A. Dixon
  • H. Mason Jr.
  • S. Russell
  • D. Thomas
The Underdogs 3:17
11. "Poppin'"  
  • J. Austin
  • A. Harris
  • V. Davis
Dre & Vidal 4:25
12. "Just Fine"  
  • C. Brown
  • Daniel Glass
  • Lance Bennett
  • Michael Winans
  • Peter Zora
  • Shannon Lawrence
  • Lance Bennett
  • Mike Winans
  • Shannon "Slam" Lawrence
3:52
13. "Say Goodbye"  
  • B. Cox
  • K. Dean
  • A. Shropshire
Bryan-Michael Cox 4:49
14. "Run It! (Remix)" (featuring Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri)
  • Jermaine Dupri^
  • Scott Storch
  • LRoc*^
  • Sean Garrett*
4:04
15. "Thank You"  
  • C. Brown
  • Tina Davis
  • Lamont "LA" Fleming
  • Shea Taylor
Shea Taylor 4:27
16. "Gimme That (Remix)" (featuring Lil Wayne)
Scott Storch 3:56
Total length:
55:44
  • (*) Denotes co-producer.
  • (^) Denotes additional producer.
Samples credits

Promotion[change | change source]

Through the winter, Brown joined the Scream V Encore Tour, featuring Ciara, Bow Wow, Omarion and Marques Houston, as a supporting act. Later, he headlined the Xbox 360 Presents: Chris Brown Tour, supported by T-Pain.

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Album Charts[1] 57
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 66
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[2] 47
Dutch Albums Chart[2] 47
European Top 100 Albums[3] 42
French SNEP Albums Chart[2] 51
German Albums Chart[2] 31
Irish Albums Chart[2] 71
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[2] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[2] 18
UK Albums Chart[2] 29
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[4] 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[5] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Executive producers: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts
  • Art direction: Courtney Walter
  • A&R: Leticia Hilliard, Matt Schwartz
  • Assistant engineers: Val Brathwrite, Vadim Chislov, Anthony G. Crisano, Patrick Magee, Lucas McClelland, Tadd Mingo, Aaron Renner
  • Bass: David Cabrerra
  • Design: Courtney Walter
  • Engineers: Wayne Allison, Vincent Dilorenzo, Conrad Golding, John Horesco IV, Eddie Hustle, Charles McCrorey, Oak, Keith Sengbusch, Sam Thomas
  • Guitar: Val Brathwrite, Aaron Fishbein
  • Keyboards: Kendrick Dean
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • Mixing: Kevin "KD" Davis, Vincent Dilorenzo, Jermaine Dupri, Jean-Marie Horvat, Eddie Hustle, Rich Keller, Phil Tan, The Underdogs
  • Mixing assistant: Val Brathwrite, Steve Tolle, Mike Tschupp
  • Multi instruments: Bryan-Michael Cox, Vidal Davis, Kendrick Dean, Andre Harris
  • Photography: Clay Patrick McBridge
  • Remix producer: Jermaine Dupri, L-Rock
  • Vocals (background): Steve Russell
  • Vocal producer: Lamont "LA" Flemming, Shannon "Slam" Lawrence
  • Vocal recording: Charles McCrorey
  • Vocal tracking: Ian Crosse


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