F.A.M.E. (album)

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F.A.M.E.
Studio album by Chris Brown
Released March 18, 2011
Recorded 2010–11
Genre
Length 53:53
Label
Producer
Chris Brown chronology
Graffiti
(2009)
F.A.M.E.
(2011)
Fortune
(2012)
Singles from F.A.M.E.
  1. "Yeah 3x"
    Released: October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
  2. "Look at Me Now"
    Released: February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)
  3. "Beautiful People"
    Released: March 11, 2011 (2011-03-11)
  4. "She Ain't You"
    Released: March 28, 2011 (2011-03-28) (radio)
  5. "Next to You"
    Released: June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24)
  6. "Wet the Bed"
    Released: September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13) (radio)

F.A.M.E. is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Chris Brown, first released on March 18, 2011 by CBE Jive Records. It was his last album to be released by Jive as the label closed down later on that year.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Deuces" (featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall) Kevin McCall 4:36
2. "Up 2 You"  
The Underdogs 4:07
3. "No BS" (featuring Kevin McCall)
  • Brown
  • McCall
  • Christopher Whitacre
  • Justin Henderson
Tha Bizness 4:07
4. "Look at Me Now" (featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne)
  • Diplo
  • Free School*
3:42
5. "She Ain't You"  
Free School 4:08
6. "Say It With Me"  
H Money 3:01
7. "Yeah 3x"   DJ Frank E 4:01
8. "Next to You" (featuring Justin Bieber)
The Messengers 4:25
9. "All Back"   Timothy Bloom Timothy Bloom 4:26
10. "Wet the Bed" (featuring Ludacris)
Bigg D 4:26
11. "Oh My Love"  
  • Brown
  • Samuels
  • Harrell
  • Bellinger
  • Streeter
H Money 4:44
12. "Should've Kissed You"  
  • Brian Kennedy
  • T-Wiz
  • Brown*
4:24
13. "Beautiful People" (featuring Benny Benassi)
  • Benny Benassi
  • Alle Benassi
3:46

 • (co.) Co-producer

Notes

  • Track 14, "Bomb" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), was on iTunes Stores for a limited time only.

Sample credits

  • Track 5, "She Ain't You", samples "Human Nature" as written by John Bettis and Steve Porcaro, and "Right Here" as written by Brian Morgan.
  • Track 7, "Yeah 3x", contains elements of "I'm Not Alone" as written by Calvin Harris.
  • Track 14, "Bomb" (feat. Wiz Khalifa), samples "Bam Bam" as written by Winston Delano Riley.

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for F.A.M.E. adapted from Allmusic.[4]

  • Afrojack – producer
  • Nasri Atweh – producer
  • Derrick "Bigg D" Baker – producer
  • Mark Beaven – assistant
  • Alessandro "Alle" Benassi – producer
  • Marco "Benny" Benassi – producer
  • Timothy Bloom – producer
  • David Boyd – assistant
  • Chris Brown – creative director, executive producer, producer
  • Kweli Calderon – grooming
  • Kenneth Cappello – photography
  • Antwoine "T-Wiz" Collins – producer
  • Michael Congdon – assistant, engineer
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Michael Daley – assistant
  • Tina Davis – executive producer
  • Diplo – producer
  • Lamar Edwards – keyboards
  • Ron English – cover painting
  • Dustin Faltz – assistant
  • Iain Findlay – assistant
  • Justin Franks – producer
  • Free School – producer
  • Jesus Garnica – assistant
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Dabling Harward – engineer
  • Justin Henderson – producer
  • Andrew Hey – engineer
  • Ghazi Hourani – assistant
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing
  • Marcus Johnson – assistant
  • K Mac – producer
  • Ryan Kelly – assistant
  • Brian Kennedy – producer
  • Mike Layos – assistant
  • Lonnie-Smoek-Stinson – grooming
  • Justin Merrill – assistant
  • Adam Messinger – producer
  • The Messingers – producer
  • Mark Pitts – executive producer
  • Harmony Samuels – producer
  • Brian Springer – engineer, mixing
  • Brian Stanley – mixing
  • Amber Streeter – background vocals
  • Anthony Taglianetti – assistant
  • Team Breezy – art direction, creative director, design, executive producer, stylist
  • Tha Bizness – producer
  • David Thomas – stylist
  • The Underdogs – producer
  • Courtney Walter – art direction, creative director, design
  • Christopher Whitacre – producer

Charts[change | change source]

Weekly charts[change | change source]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 3
Australian Urban Albums Chart[6] 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[7] 33
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[8] 51
Canadian Albums Chart[9] 6
Danish Albums Chart[10] 33
Dutch Albums Chart[11] 16
French Albums Chart[12] 44
German Albums Chart[13] 39
Irish Albums Chart[14] 8
New Zealand Albums Chart[15] 7
Scottish Albums Chart[16] 18
Spanish Albums Chart[5] 76
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 34
UK Albums Chart[18] 10
UK R&B Albums Chart[19] 1
US Billboard 200[20] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[21] 1

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (2011) Position
Australian Albums Chart[22] 53
US Billboard 200[23] 26
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[24] 8
Chart (2012) Position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[25] 48

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] Gold 35,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[27] Gold 7,500x
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] Gold 500,000^

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

Release history[change | change source]

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Region Date Format Edition(s) Label
Australia[30][31] March 18, 2011 Deluxe edition Sony Music Entertainment
Sweden[32]
Belgium[33][34]
  • Standard
  • deluxe edition
Norway[35][36]
Netherlands[37][38]
France[39][40] March 21, 2011
Finland[41][42]
New Zealand[43] Deluxe edition
United Kingdom[44][45]
  • Standard
  • deluxe edition
RCA Records
United States[46][47] March 22, 2011 Jive Records
Canada[48][49] Sony Music Entertainment
Italy[50][51]
Spain[52][53]
Ireland[54] April 4, 2011 Deluxe edition
Japan[3] April 6, 2011

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