Chris Brown wants to do something every artist dreams of, but most don’t even come close. He wants to sell 1 million copies of his new F.A.M.E. album the first week it releases!
The “Yeah 3x” singer admitted live on the radio in a recent interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that he believes his new album, which hits stores tomorrow (Tue. Mar 22), is good enough that it could possibly sell a million copies this week.
“I would love to do like a mill the first week, honestly. And that’s really pushing, and I know that’s pushing, but I’m happy with anything I sell. If I sell 100,000 like last time, I’m cool. My last Graffiti album was only 100,000, but it was a lot more added to it back then,” the 21-year-old singer said.
Brown’s last album Graffiti was released at the end of the 2009, just 10 months after the Rihanna assault incident, which was probably why he was only able to push 100K units the first week. But these days, Chris Brown is a bit more optimistic.
“I wouldn’t consider it jinxing myself, but I always dream big. I wouldn’t have thought when I was 15 I would be able to do this music. I would love to just solidify that, as much as ya’ll wanna keep talking about stuff, bringing stuff up, ya’ll can’t stop (me and) my music. Right now it’s a more comfortable position. People are accepting the music now.”
Gotta love the guy’s optimism!
The last mainstream artist to sell 1 million copies of an album in one week was Taylor Swift when she released her third album Speak Now in October 2010.