Breezy pulled a good move when he re-released the lewd, "No BS," originally recorded and featured on his mixtape, "In My Zone" (2010). The single, which hit No. 3 on February 5, 2011, also highlights Breezy's and singer-songwriter Kevin McCall's hit-making dynamic.
Chris Brown feat. T-Pain R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 2
Breezy rode to the No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 and No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in late 2007 with some help from T-Pain's synthesizer magic. Not a bad for a newly legal-age young singer, right?
Chris Brown feat. Kevin "K-Mac" McCall R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 3
A sexified hit for C.B. and K-Mac, "Strip's" long chart life -- it debuted in Nov. 2011 and is still on the charts as of June 2012 -- set high expectations for Breezy's fifth studio album, "Fortune."
Chris Brown feat. Jay Biz R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 5
Dre & Vidal's tough, slinky soundscapes, such as on "Poppin," not only boosted Breezy's success but also created the roughened the edges of his self-titled debut album alongside other producers, the Underdogs, Cool & Dre and Scott Storch. This track hit late in the album cycle, jumping to No. 5 on March 3, 2007.
Take You Down
Chris Brown R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 4
"It ain't my first time, but baby girl we can pretend," Chris Brown seductively sings on one of the most explicit slow jams on 2007's "Exclusive." Breezy paid homage to one of his biggest influences, Michael Jackson, by including the riffs from "In the Closet" in the song's beginning. The single rose to No. 4 on June 7, 2008.
She Ain't You
Chris Brown R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 5
"She Ain't You," which was No. 5 on June 18, 2011, gave Brown's fans a sneak peek at his electro-pop stylings and foreshadowed his deep dive into the genre. The mid-tempo ballad samples Michael Jackson's "She Ain't You" and "Right Here" by SWV, who later appeared on the song's remix.
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 4
Leave it to Breezy to hit high more than once on the same chart simultaneously. Big Sean's "My Last," which features CB, peaked at No. 4 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs the very same week Breezy's own "She Ain't You" peaked right below at No. 5.
Chris Brown R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 1 (two weeks)
16-year-old Chris Brown made a splash from when introducing himself to the music world. His debut single, featuring Dipset rapper Juelz Santana, became his first No. 1 on November 9, 2005 and claimed the top slot for two weeks.
Look At Me Now
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 1 (eight weeks)
"Look At Me Now" is a hit, sonically, lyrically -- and of course, in terms of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it ruled for an amazing eight weeks beginning on April 2, 2011. Diplo's addictive beat and impressive verses from all three of the songs' artists make the song one of Breezy's catchiest cuts.
Chris Brown feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 1 (nine weeks)
Chris Brown showed his fans and haters that he can't be stopped with the perfect mix of smooth vocals and soundscapes. The song welcomed Breezy back to the No. 1 position on September 11, 2010 for the first time since his 2005 No. 1, "Run It!" and remained atop for nine weeks.