With club hits like “Strip” and “Turn Up the Music” Chris Brown’s new album 'Fortune' seems to pick up where F.A.M.E. left off. You can enjoy a little of everything from fist-pumping hits to R&B ballads and a sprinkle of Hip Hop as an added bonus. 'Fortune' includes guest appearances from Rap artists Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa and Nas. His ballads show an adult side, as they all are explicit and detailed love making songs. Most of the tracks are going to be club and radio favorites, but there was nothing surprisingly new, or genuinely timeless about the album. The media completely trashed the album for its lack of creativity. Yet one should not expect much from 'Fortune,' as it was originally going to be double disc collaboration with F.A.M.E. and was simply pushed back on it’s released date. However would Fortune continue in the same footsteps as its precursor? F.A.M.E. was nominated for three Grammy Awards, winning one golden gramophone statuette in 2011 for Best R&B Album.
This is Brezy's fifth studio album and his redemption from a lot of bad press he has been receiving, which he addresses in his ballad “Don’t Judge Me”. Still, most critics remain unimpressed by Brown’s new album. The scrutiny may be because of the material, or because of his public image, stemming for the Rihanna incident, he continues to spiral out of control, first with his chair throwing incident during a Good Morning America appearance and most recently his NYC club brawl with Hip-Hop artist Drake, a PR nightmare his team has yet to fix for the bad boy of R&B. After the immediate backlash, he can crown himself the “LeBron James” of R&B. I am confident 'Fortune' will have strong first-week sales with his solid fan base behind him, as he was trending worldwide on Twitter today, July 3rd, upon his album's release. Celebrities and athletes alike have tweeted how much they enjoyed it, so Brown can forget the haters in the media, since his fans, “Team Breezy”, seemed pleased with his latest effort.