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Chris Brown just released his fifth studio album called "Fortune". This is the follow up to his last album "F.A.M.E." which won him a Grammy Award for best R&B album. But music critics are not impressed with the singer/rapper's latest release.
Melissa Locker of Times Magazine called it "boring" and told her readers not to buy it. The Los Angeles Times Randall Roberst rated the album 2/4 stars. The website Metacritic.com gave it only 40/100. Entertainment Weekly's Kyle Anderson graded it a 'C-minus' saying the album "furthers the uncomfortable and frustrating disconnect between Brown's hotheaded personal life and his oddly edgeless musical persona". British critic Nick Levine of the BBC says the album is "cripplingly pointless".
Brown's unfortunate past may be responsible for the negative reviews his album received. His career has not fully recovered after beating up ex-girlfriend Rihanna 3 years ago. Just last month, he got into a bar fight with rapper Drake.
Despite all the poor ratings, the album managed to shoot to the top of the iTunes charts. The song "Turn Up The Music" is now on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at no.10. Chris Brown also recently won Best Male R&B Artist at the BET Awards.
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