New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Sony Music/ Chris Brown Fans Website)
Chris Brown's fourth studio album, F.A.M.E. makes a very impressive debut this week, catapulting into the No 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart in the US and No 3 on the ARIA album chart in Australia.
The album marks the multi-platinum singer's first No 1 album on the Top 200 chart and his highest ever album chart position in Australia to date, and is the second highest-selling album of the year in the US. In addition to this, F.A.M.E has topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and the ARIA Urban Album charts taking out No 1 on both.
Brown's second single 'Beautiful People' is currently Top 10 in the ARIA charts after only two weeks of sales and his first single 'Yeah x 3', a No 1 aiplay song, has been certified triple platinum and is his highest selling single in Australia to date.
Brown co-wrote the majority of F.A.M.E., the follow-up to his 2X Grammy-nominated 2009 album, Graffiti. Sporting collaborations with Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Ludacris, among others. F.A.M.E. has drawn various critical accolades including People Magazine gave the album a 4 out of 4 stars album review and boasts, "This is the kind of R&B-pop blockbuster that Michael Jackson might have made if he were 21 in 2011." USA Today adds Brown "has delivered the strongest album of his career."
Chris will bring his F.A.M.E. worldwide tour to Australia next month and ticket sales are soaring. This is the first stop on the world tour and Australian fans can't get enough of this talented performer...and it seems the feeling is mutual with Chris saying 'I always appreciate Australia and I'm going to every state, it's incredible and I just love to be a part of whatever Australia has to offer me.'
STOP PRESS: Marvin Priest has been added to the blistering support act line-up for the Chris Brown F.A.M.E. tour which already includes Jessica Mauboy, Justice Crew and DJ Havana Brown. Marvin's debut single "Own This Club" is getting bodies moving on dancefloors across the country, and with the smouldering DJ Nino Brown backing him on the tour there is no doubt audiences are in for one helluva show!
Tour dates are:
Wednesday 20th April
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Saturday 23rd April
Rod Laver Arena
Tuesday 26th April
Sydney Acer Arena
Friday 29th April
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 3rd May