With his fourth album F.A.M.E. arriving in stores next Tuesday, Chris Brown is setting the bar high. The R&B heartthrob has blockbuster numbers in mind when it comes to his opening week sales.
“I wouldn’t consider it jinxing myself, but I always dream big,” Chris told Hot 97s Angie Martinez. “I wouldn’t have thought when I was 15 I would be able to do this music. I would love to just solidify that, as much as ya’ll wanna keep talking about stuff, bringing stuff up, ya’ll can’t stop [my] music.”
He set a lofty goal for his first week, but added that he’d be happy with any amount. “I would love to do like a mill the first week, honestly. And that’s really pushing, and I know that’s pushing, but I’m happy with anything I sell. If I sell 100,000 like last time, I’m cool.”
Breezy chalked up disappointing sales of 2009s Graffiti to poor timing. It was released less than a year after the Rihanna incident. “My last Graffiti album was only 100,000, but it was a lot more added to it back then,” he said. “Right now it’s a more comfortable position. People are accepting the music now.”
During his visit to the radio station, he also confirmed that his next single from F.A.M.E. will be the Michael Jackson and SWV-sampled “She Ain’t You.”
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