R&B continues to go pop for Top 40 radio and Chris Brown is no exception. With his latest album,Fortune, Breezy continues on the trend he left off of on F.A.M.E. First single “Turn Up The Music” has proven perfect for mainstream radio. But tracks like “Bassline” with its aggressive beats and “Mirage” which has a more laid back vibe (thanks to Nas) would suit well for Hip-Hop/R&B stations. Brown mixes Hip-Hop/R&B with Pop/Dance music and jumps on the dupstep trend on second single “Till I Die”
The album isn’t just full of upbeat tunes. Chris continues to battle the press, confronting the issue of rumors on the ballad “Don’t Judge Me” asking for his lover (and possibly his fans) not to form any bad opinions about him. Several songs deal with the usual R&B/Hip-Hop themes of naked girls and sex, like “2012″ and “Strip”. But Chris has a softer side that’s showcased on “4 Years Old” about his aspirations and achievements.
Fortune has all the current sounds going for it and can capture the demographics of Chris’s fan base well because there’s some music for everyone’s tastes.