Chris Brown's life outside of the studio has seen ups and downs, but somehow, even through all the drama, Breezy manages to keep churning out great music.
His last album, the Grammy-nomnated X was originally slated for a 2013 release off the back of the LP's lead single (and bonus track) "Fine China," but after mounting legal trouble and mandated anger management treatment X, continued to slide backwards.
Brown was arrested in March 2014 on a probation violation and locked up until June 2014, and his album became shrouded with a great deal of uncertainty. Thankfully for him (and fans) Chris' hit single "Loyal" ran up the charts and kept him musically relevant even while behind bars.
X was finally released on September 16, 2014 and it was well worth the wait. Tracks like the aforementioned "Loyal," "New Flame" with Usher and Rick Rick Ross, as well as the slow-rolling "Autumn Leaves" helped to prop the album up for a Best Urban Contemporary Album nomination at the 2015 Grammy Awards. "New Flame" is also nominated in the Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance categories.
The road to release for Chris Brown's X was a long one and if the album was released in 2013 when it was originally intended there's a chance that it may not have gotten the Grammy recognition it deserves. In honor of Breezy's latest we take a look back at the road to X as told by Brown himself.
Chris Brown Explains X.
It All Starts With 'Fine China.'
The Production Is Key.
"Autumn Leaves" With Kendrick Gives Us Substance
X Celebrates Brerezy's 10 Years In The Game.