After a year of R&B singer Chris Brown continuously pushing back the release of his sixth album, on Sept. 16, Brown finally released “X.”
According to contactmusic.com, “X’s” original release date was July 16, 2013.
Then, the release date moved to Aug. 20, 2013. After missing its deadline again, Brown supposedly changed it to November. When November came, “X” wasn’t on shelves.
Then Brown planned to release it May 5, on his 24th birthday. The reason the May release was changed was Brown’s incarceration for an alleged assault.
While going through constant release delays, “X” also went through a name change, being originally entitled “Carpe Diem.”
During an interview with Ebony.com, Brown explained his reasoning for naming the album “X.”
“The title of the album is called ‘X,’ so basically, it’s defining who I am as a 24-year-old male trying to grow up, but also ‘X’ is also a release,” he said.
The album features top singles “Loyal” (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga), which was 10 on the Billboard Charts Hot R&B Songs, “Love More” (featuring Nicki Minaj), which hit on the Billboard Charts Hot R&B Songs, “Fine China,” “New Flame” (featuring Usher and Rick Ross), which was 15 on the Billboard Charts Hot R&B Songs and “Don’t Think They Know” (featuring Aaliyah).
The album has 22 songs on deluxe edition and 17 on the standard version.
Collaborations include singers, Trey Songz, R. Kelly, and Ariana Grande and rappers, Kendrick Lamar and Akon.
The ‘X’ deluxe edition is $14.98, and the standard version is $11.96 on Amazon.com, and on iTunes.com the deluxe edition is $14.99, and comes with a digital booklet, and the standard version is $9.99.
The parental advisory is due to explicit content.