Chris Brown’s neighbors better purchase some ear plugs because the R&B crooner has a lot to celebrate over. After a well received performance on Dancing with the Stars last night (Mar 29.), Brown’s fourth studio album F.A.M.E. debuts this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album chart and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with total album sales of 271,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
F.A.M.E. has spawned three consecutive No. 1 singles and marks the multi-platinum singer’s first No. 1 album on the Top 200 chart. F.A.M.E. is also the second highest-selling album of the year and Brown’s second highest debut next to Exclusive’s” 294,000.
The success of F.A.M.E. follows Brown reaching the No. 1 position on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the Urban Mainstream radio charts with his current single “Look At Me Now” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.
“Look At Me Now” is Brown’s third successive No. 1 Urban Mainstream single from the new album. It was preceded by “Deuces” featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall and “No BS.”
Brown co-wrote the majority of F.A.M.E., the follow-up to his 2X Grammy-nominated 2009 album, Graffiti. Sporting collaborations with Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Ludacris, among others.
In more chart news, Jennifer Hudson’s sophomore effort took the runner up spot on this week’s Billboard 200, selling with 165,000 units. Hudson’s debut album also bowed at No. 2 but sold 217,000 the first week.
Bobby V’s “Fly On the Wall,” landed at No. 9 with 38,000.