After hearing he’s up against Lil Wayne, Usher, T.I. and Flo Rida, the Best Male Video nominee for his “With You” clip told MTV News, “I lost. There’s, like, a 5 percent chance now. Wayne is definitely on top of his game right now. He might win. He has the flavor.”
There’s also one other nominee that 19-year-old Brown owes some props to: “Usher has been in the game for a while.”
He does have some other opportunities to get himself a piece of a Moonman: His clip with Jordin Sparks for “No Air” has been nominated for Best Female Video, and voting for Best Dancing in a Video will begin after Friday’s “FNMTV.”
Brown is really just looking forward to having fun and rocking out on September 7 when the VMA festivities go down. “I think it’s going to be crazy,” he said. “Like, I don’t know if I’m performing this year or next year, but I want to see what the old school gonna do.”
Until then, Brown has a hit single to keep him busy. And the song “Forever” is not only the #3 song in the country — it’s also the new jingle for Wrigley’s Doublemint gum.
Brown, fellow R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo and “Dancing With the Stars” dancer-turned-country singer Julianne Hough recorded their own versions of classic Wrigley jingles. “When I first recorded the song, I didn’t think it was going to be a jingle or anything like that. When the song came out,” he said, “I fell in love with the record.”