Chris Brown's 'Loyal': The Strategy Behind Its Several Versions and Chart Success

Chris Brown
Wayne: Ethan Miller/Getty Images. Too Short; Leon Bennett/Witeimage. Brown: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Filmmagic. Montana: Rick Diamond/Getty Images. Wayne Rachel Murray/Getty Images. Map Illustration: Alvin Jewett Johnson/Getty Images.

Brown's West Coast version of "loyal" features (from left) Lil Wayne and Too Short; on the East Coast, Wayne and French Montana.