"Like you just got in trouble for sneaking your girl into the house, or you can't drive, so you steal a car or something." Chris Brown was a relative commercial success with the time; selling over two million copies in the United States—where it was certified two times platinum by the RIAA—and three million copies worldwide. ", made Brown the first male act (since Montell Jordan in 1995) to have his debut single to reach the summit of the Billboard Hot 100—later remaining for four additional weeks.
On June 13, 2006, Brown released a DVD entitled Chris Brown's Journey, which shows footage of him traveling in England and Japan, getting ready for his first visit to the Grammy Awards, behind the scenes of his music videos and bloopers.
Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year.
The song peaked at number 17 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and number eight on the US Hot Rap Songs chart.His second album Exclusive (2007) spawned his second Hot 100 number one "Kiss Kiss", in addition to "With You" and "Forever". Alongside his work in the music industry, Brown has pursued an acting career.The album was also certified double platinum by the RIAA. In 2007, he made his on-screen feature film debut in Stomp the Yard, and appeared as a guest on the television series The O. Other films Brown has appeared in, include This Christmas (2007), Takers (2010), Think Like a Man (2012), and Battle of the Year (2013).According to him, he would experiment a different musical direction for his new album—titled Graffiti—while hoping to emulate singers Prince and Michael Jackson.He stated, "I wanted to change it up and really be different.