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Chris Brown confirms new duet with Ariana Grande “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”

2 Mar

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Chris Brown has confirmed the details of his new single.

The R&B crooner christened “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” as the next promotional release from his sixth studio album, “X,” out on May 5 via RCA Records.

The track features vocals from Ariana Grande, who’s currently putting the final touches on her upcoming sophomore album. The still-untitled LP is scheduled for release later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Video treatment for “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” was handled by Chris Brown along with Joseph Labisi, whose credits include MKTO’s “Classic” [Columbia Records] and Jason Derulo’s “Stupid Love” [Warner Bros. Records].

Other artists assisting Brown on “X” – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Fortune” – are Brandy [Epic Records], Kelly Rowland [Republic Records], Nicki Minaj [Young Money Records] and Kendrick Lamar [Interscope Records].

On the production front, the “Loyal” star teamed up with Drumma Boy (Goapele, Angie Stone), Mel & Mus (Keyshia Cole, Verse Simmonds), B.A.M (Ne-Yo, Kandace Springs) and Diplo (Katy Perry, Britney Spears).

Watch the music video for previous single “Fine China” below.

Chris Brown to release new album ‘X’ in November

1 Oct


Chris Brown has announced the new release date for his upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter will release “X” in the United States on November 19 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The set will be preceded by the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Autumn Leaves,” co-written by Eric Bellinger (Usher, Christina Milian) and produced by Brandon Alexander Hodge (RaVaughn, Marsha Ambrosius).

Other artists confirmed on “X” are Nicki Minaj [Young Money Records], Kelly Rowland [Republic Records], Wiz Khalifa [Atlantic Records], Brandy [RCA Records] and Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Production work on the follow-up to 2012’s “Fortune” is handled by Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake), Nathaniel “Danja” Hills (Jamie Foxx, Britney Spears), Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Katy Perry, Sia Furler), Christopher “Drumma Boy” Gholson (Angie Stone, Musiq Soulchild).

Watch the video for previous single “Don’t Think They Know (featuring Aaliyah)” below. The track was helmed by Melvin Hough and Rivelino Wouter of songwriting and production duo Mel & Mus.

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj debut new single ‘Love More’

22 Jul

Chris Brown has debuted his new single online.

“Love More” – which features Nicki Minaj – marks the third promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sixth album, “X,” scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track serves as the follow-up to previous single “Don’t Think They Know,” which features vocals from the late Aaliyah and a sample from Job B’s hit single “They Don’t Know” (produced by the legendary Tim & Bob).

Meanwhile, “X” is confirmed to yield productions from Mel & Mus: Melvin Hough & Rivelino Wouter (Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx), Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Nathaniel “Danja” Hills (Ciara, Justin Timberlake) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Bruno Mars, Wynter Gordon).