American singer Chris Brown has released his first single,“WE (Warm Embrace)” from his upcoming tenth studio album, “Breezy”.
According to Billboard, Brown is one of the most influential and successful R&B singers ever, with several considering him the “King of R&B” alongside Usher and R. Kelly.
Chris Brown’s musical style has been defined as polyhedric, with his R&B being characterized by several influences from other genres, mainly hip hop and pop music. His lyrics develop predominantly over themes of sex, lovesickness, regret, romantic love, fast life, desire, and the difficulty of managing emotions.
Being described by media outlets and critics as one of the biggest talents of his time in urban music, Brown gained a cult following, and wide comparisons to Michael Jackson for his stage presence as a singer-dancer.
In December 2019, Brown revealed that he started working on new material for his tenth studio album. Later, on April 29, 2020, Brown announced the release of a collaborative mixtape with Young Thug, Slime & B. The mixtape was released on May 5, 2020, and features the hit single “Go Crazy”, which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Brown’s first song to spend one full year on the chart.
In April 2021, Go Crazy broke the record for the longest running No. 1 song on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, a record that was previously held by Brown’s 2019 hit single No Guidance.
On May 1, 2020, Brown was featured on Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape on the track “Not You Too”. The song earned Brown his 100th career entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, as it entered and debuted at number 25.
On July 9, 2020, Brown announced via Instagram that the title of his tenth album would be Breezy, a reference to his stage nickname. No release date has been announced yet. Chris Brown said in July 2021, while working on the album, that he wanted to make some “really endearing music” that “talk to women’s soul”.
On August 2, he announced on his Instagram that his Breezy album would be accompanied by a short film of the same name. Later on December 18, he said that the lead single of Breezy would be released during January 2022. On January 14 he released the song “Iffy”.
On March 15, 2022, Brown shared a snippet of a second single entitled “Warm Embrace” on his Instagram account with the caption “Is this the BREEZY you’ve been waiting for?”. The song has a more traditional R&B sound and is set to be released on April 1.
On March 16, 2022, Brown took to his Instagram account to tease a new joint tour for Summer 2022 with a mystery co-headliner. The tour will coincide the rollout of the new album.