September 21st, 2010
05:33 PM ET
Fresh off the success of his first No. 1 single in four years, Chris Brown is ready to bring the "F.A.M.E." - which is the title for his upcoming album, he revealed while guest-hosting at Austin, Texas's 102.3 The Beat.
The name may be in correlation to the tattoo the 21-year-old star also has inked on his arm, which Brown explained as “Forgiving All My Enemies," but perhaps it's also applicable to Brown's current wave of success that's come with the release of his latest single, “Deuces,” and a role in box-office-topping flick, “Takers.”
“I’m putting out singles a lot right now, so everything's coming together,” Brown told the Austin radio station.
Brown’s last album, “Graffiti,” came out shortly after his controversial domestic abuse incident with his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. In light of the allegations, dropped sponsorships and the fading image of a squeaky clean pop star, “Graffiti” moved just 319,000 copies.
With forthcoming singles “Calypso” and “Yeah 3x” on the way, Brown says he’s trying to just get all of his ducks in a row musically. "I'm trying to get everything together, figure out what I’m [going to] do with the album,” he said.
Kevin McCall, Brown’s collaborator on “Deuces,” recently told Rap-Up that “F.A.M.E.” is shaping up nicely, but the hardest part is picking Breezy’s best material.
“We’re going to keep working on new stuff from here,” McCall said. “That kid’s got a lot of records so it’s tough picking out cuts. It's really new right now.”
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