Between his name, his equally generic, clean-cut image and a voice that's barely distinguishable from Omarion's, Chris Brown's always seemed like the no-name brand version of a more exciting performer.
But he must be doing something right right? Exclusive follows his popular self-titled debut, and is full of songs that'll make the girls swoon and the clubs jump.
Kiss Kiss, Hold Up with Big Boi, Lottery and even Picture Perfect with will.i.am (which is great until My Humps himself rolls up and starts rhyming "jiggle it" with "wiggle it") are all premium Chris Brown numbers.
Then again, With You is a Xerox of Beyoncé's Irreplaceable with its acoustic guitar-meets-808 formula. Some of the innuendo (Take You Down) is kind of hurting but the song Nice, gangsta-fied by a Game appearance, is solid.