Chris Brown

Sep
22
Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, & Trey Songz Hit the Court for Power 106 All-Star Game

Chris Brown

The stars shined on and off the court at Power 106′s Celebrity All-Star Game on Sunday. Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga, Jason Derulo, Nick Cannon, and Sage the Gemini all brought their A-game during a friendly game of basketball at USC’s Galen Center.

Karrueche cheered on her man alongside Kylie Jenner, Sevyn Streeter, and Amber Rose, who watched courtside with her son Sebastian. The Game also made it a family affair, bringing along his four kids.

Jasmine V sang the national anthem and performed her Kendrick Lamar-assisted single “That’s Me Right There,” while Tinashe treated the packed arena to her DJ Mustard-produced hit “2 On” and new single “Pretend.”

With her rumored beau Big Sean looking on, Ariana Grande headlined the halftime show, belting outs her hits “The Way” and “Problem.”

Tyga teased that he may be joining Breezy and Trigga on their joint tour. “Whose Ready for Tour?” he wrote on his Facebook page along with a photo of the R&B singers.

Check out photos from the star-studded game below.

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Sep
20
Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown, & Ariana Grande Perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

The iHeartRadio Music Festival returned to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena for two days of the biggest music stars on the planet. Friday’s jam-packed lineup included Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Usher, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, and Coldplay, with plenty of surprises.

Queen Nicki delivered her biggest hits including “Super Bass,” “Beez in the Trap,” and “Anaconda,” and even spit her verse on Beyoncé’s “Flawless (Remix)” a cappella. She also brought out Ariana Grande for “Bang Bang,” and closed with “Starships.”

Ariana served up a soaring set of her own with “The Way” and “Problem,” as well as new cuts off her No. 1 album My Everything. While her rumored boyfriend Big Sean was backstage, Childish Gambino joined her on stage for “Break Your Heart Right Back.”

Usher lit up the arena with his UR singles “Good Kisser” and “She Came to Give It to You,” and surprised the crowd by bringing out Chris Brown for “New Flame.”

Surprise guest Alicia Keys, whose second child is due in November, showed off her baby bump and blessed the stage with her empowering new anthem “We Are Here.”

Watch highlights from night 1 below.

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Sep
17
Review Roundup: Chris Brown – ‘X’

X

After a series of delays, Chris Brown’s long-awaited sixth album X finally arrives in stores this week. The star-studded set boasts over 10 appearances from artists including Brandy, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Rick Ross, and Trey Songz.

From his sex-drenched duet with R. Kelly on “Drown In It” to the brooding ballad “Autumn Leaves” with Kendrick Lamar, the follow-up to 2012′s Fortune embodies his diverse tastes.

But did X mark the spot with critics? The reviews are in.

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Sep
17
Chris Brown Freestyles Over ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Studio’

Chris Brown

With his sixth album X in stores, Chris Brown stopped by Power 106′s “Liftoff” show on Tuesday. The R&B crooner showed off his freestyle skills, rapping about booty, his red bandana, and his three Lambos over ScHoolboy Q’s “Studio.”

“Chillin’ in the south of France / St. Tropez, Nice, Monaco / But nothing compares to what’s in my pants,” boasts Breezy.

X is vying for No. 1 against Barbra Streisand on next week’s chart. According to HITS, the album is on track to sell 120,000 copies in its first week.

Trey Songz hit up Walmart to support his tourmate, purchasing all the remaining copies of his album.

Hear Breezy beast it out on the mic.

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Sep
16
Rap-Up TV: Teyana Taylor Talks ‘VII,’ Kanye West, & Chris Brown

Teyana Taylor will silence her critics when she releases her debut album VII on November 4. The project has been years in the making for the Harlem singer, who parted ways with Pharrell’s Star Trak/Interscope Records and signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2012.

And no one could be more excited than Teyana herself. Rap-Up TV caught up with G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady backstage at August Alsina’s “Testimony Live” tour in L.A. to discuss the long-awaited release.

“It’s kinda hard because people don’t really know the politics behind the industry,” said Teyana. “Everybody is being impatient and so am I. I’m like, ‘I need answers now.’ I finally got an album. I’m just as excited as everybody else and I just hope everybody likes it.”

She has enlisted production from Bangladesh, Harmony, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, and The Order, with appearances from Pusha T, Yo Gotti, Fabolous, and her friend Chris Brown, who appears on “Do Not Disturb.”

“It’s one of those slow animated songs,” she said of the Breezy duet, which she has been performing on tour.

Unlike her past situation, Kanye West has given her the freedom to do what she wants. “He definitely gives you that creative control. He kinda lets you do you and then you take your project to him,” said Teyana. “You have it all laid out and then he puts the icing and the candles and blows ‘em out and everything else.”

But she won’t hand in the album to Kanye until it’s perfect. “I’m a perfectionist just like him. He always says I’m a female version of him.”

In keeping with the title, VII will be packaged with seven visuals, which she plans to tease in the weeks ahead.

Sep
13
New Music: Chris Brown & Trey Songz – ‘Tuesday’ + ‘Made Me’ Remixes

Chris Brown and Trey Songz

Ahead of their upcoming joint tour, Chris Brown and Trey Songz team up on a pair of remixes. The R&B heartthrobs put their spin on ILoveMakonnen’s Drake-assisted single “Tuesday” as well as Snootie Wild and K Camp’s “Made Me.”

“Hit the club with my strap in case a ni**a wanna test me / My killas don’t know how to act / Snipe a ni**a like Wesley,” sings Breezy on “Tuesday.”

On “Made Me,” Chris practices safe sex. “100 condoms in the condo / I can have no babies,” he croons.

A few weeks ago, Chris posted several Vines of him and Trey recording these remixes as well as TeeFLii’s “24 Hours.” The tourmates have also collaborated on the R. Kelly-inspired “Songs on 12 Play” for Chris’ album X.

Hear what Breezy and Trigga have cooked up.

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Sep
13
Rap-Up TV: Jhené Aiko Talks ‘Drunk Texting’ with Chris Brown

Common, J. Cole, and Drake have all co-signed Jhené Aiko, and now Chris Brown is calling on the in-demand songstress. The two engage in some “Drunk Texting” on their intoxicating duet off Brown’s new album X.

With her own album Souled Out in stores, Rap-Up TV caught up with the L.A. native to find out how the collaboration came to be.

The singers have known each other since Chris released his 2005 debut, and things happened organically. “For me, I like to just do things that I really like. If I like the song, then I’ll do it,” said Jhené.

“They sent the song and it was easy. I just had to go in there and sing it with him. I actually recorded it in this tight schedule, but I really did enjoy the song and I felt like people are really gonna be singing this. They’re gonna relate to the song ’cause everyone of drinking age can relate to drunk texting.”

She’s been a CB fan since “Run It,” and admires his perseverance. “I’ve always been a fan of the music and just his drive to keep going despite everything that happens, and I feel like I can relate to that because it happens, especially in this industry,” she explained. “They’re gonna come after you, time and time and time, you’re always gonna be your mistakes in people’s eyes. But it’s not about that. At the end of the day, it’s about the music.”

Check back for more from our exclusive interview with Jhené next week.