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Chris Brown
X
Features Nicki Minaj
Released July 23, 2013
Recorded 2013
Format Digital download
Genre Hip-Hop, R&B
Length 3:10
Label RCA Records
Writer Christopher Brown, Onika Maraj
Producer The Freshm3n III
Single information
Single release July 23, 2013
Video release August 17, 2013
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"Love More" is a song by Chris Brown from his sixth album X, which features guest vocals by Nicki Minaj. The song serves as the third single from the album. It was written by Christopher Brown and Onika Maraj. It premiered on 99.1 KGGI radio station on July 22, 2013, and as a digital download shortly after. It officially impacted Rhythmic radio on July 23. A music video was shot on August 2, and premiered on August 17. The song has been certified Gold in Australia and the US.

BackgroundEdit

On March 29, 2013, Brown confirmed that Minaj will appear on his upcoming album, saying that she just gave him a "mean verse."[1] Minaj later said that the beat of the song is very stupid and that her fans will going to love it.[2] On June 30, the song premiered as a live performance by Brown and Minaj at the opening act of the BET Awards 2013.[3] The name of the song was also confirmed to be "Love More."[4] The track was planned to be released with the whole album on July 16, but, for unknown reasons, the release was canceled. Minaj was asked about the song and she replied "one more week," on July 16.[5]

The song premiered on 99.1 KGGI radio sation on July 22 at 6:30 am,[6] and was released as a digital download the same day.[7] It was released to Rhythmic radio on July 23, 2013.[8] During the week of release, it was the #1 most added song on Urban & Rhythmic radio. The song was released to Aussie radios on July 27.[9]

Artwork Edit

The cover artwork was revealed on July 19 by Brown on his Twitter account.[10] The artwork resemblance his previous cover of his single "Don't Think They Know."[11] It features Brown behind a smoke in shape of heart with the font "CHRIS BROWN - LOVE MORE FT. NICKI MINAJ" in the bottom right corner, aligned as an X.

Composition Edit

"Love More" was produced by The Freshm3n III, lyrically about forgetting the problems you affront in the day with your partner and enjoy the night with him or her.[12] The record features an upbeat production with a west coast feel[13] and a dupstep-inspired club beat.[14]

Critical reception Edit

Critics gave the track great reviews, calling it a club hit. Elijah Watson from Billboard praised the track, calling it a "club favorite," Brown's hook "provocative and memorable" and saying that Minaj "goes in" her verse. Watson also noticed the reference to film "Django Unchained" by Minaj.[15] Jim Elliot from The Source said that the song is "destined to be a hit in the club," the beat is "impressive," and pointed that "Minaj may have the most memorable line of the song."[16] Jonathan Sawyer from HYPETRAK was more impressed by Chris vocals than Minaj and enjoyed the "energetic, club-friendly tune."[17] Richy Rosario from Global Grind commented that "Breezy outdid himself on this one" with the "club banger, raw and raunchy" song.[18] Chris Thomas from Hip-Hop Wired ensured that the song will be in club and radio rotation.[13]

Music video Edit

Music Video Information
Chris Brown - Love More (Explicit) ft04:15

Chris Brown - Love More (Explicit) ft. Nicki Minaj

Premiere August 17, 2013
Filmed August 2, 2013
Director Chris Brown
Producer Andrew Sandler, Jay Tauzin
Production co Riveting Entertainment
Exec. producer Andrew Listermann
Editor
Choreographer
Length
Source [1]

Minaj confirmed on July 27 that they were planning to shot the music video for the song in "a few days."[19] It was shot on August 2 by Chris Brown himself. The video premiered on Vimeo on August 17.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Love More feat06:15

Love More feat. Nicki Minaj - Behind The Scenes

Live performances Edit

"Love More" was performed live for the first time on June 30, 2013, at the BET Awards 2013 by Chris Brown and Minaj. Chris has promoted the song without Nicki numerous of times since then.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 29
Australia Urban (ARIA) 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40 72
France (SNEP) 148
Germany (Media Control AG) 48
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 32
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) 6
US Billboard Hot 100 23
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 7
US Pop Songs (Billboard) 39
US R&B Songs (Billboard) 3

Release HistoryEdit

Region Date Format
United States July 22, 2013 Radio premiere[6]
Digital download[7]
July 23, 2013 Rhythmic radio[8]
Australia July 27, 2013 Radio[9]

Lyrics Edit

Explicit version Edit

Clean version Edit

References Edit

  1. Twitter: @NICKIMINAJ will be on the ALBUM. Just gave me a mean verse!!! Love Boo! Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  2. Twitter: The beat is stoooooooooooooooopid. Yall gon love it! ;) > RT @kellyminaj_ @NICKIMINAJ sooo spill the tea on this song with chris;) Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  3. Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Kick Off BET Awards With 'Love More' Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  4. Twitter: 'Love More' RT @ActTfUP: What's the name of the song Chris & Nicki Performed? Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  5. Twitter: 1 more week babes > RT “@KiNG_RoMAN_SHxT: @NICKIMINAJ where's #LOVEMORE Nic?!?!?!?!?” Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 NEW Chris Brown Ft Nicki Minaj Drops Monday On KGGI !! Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 iTunes: Love More (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Top 40/Rhythmic-Crossover > Future Releases Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Playlist - EDGE96ONE Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  10. Twitter: New single #LoveMore feat. @NickiMinaj dropping soon… pic.twitter.com/zZiVAYPAhP Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  11. Image file: "Don't Think They Know" Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  12. DJ Booth: Chris Brown - Love More Retrieved date.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Chris Brown ft. Nicki Minaj – "Love More" (LISTEN) by Chris Thomas from Hip-Hop Wired Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  14. AllHipHop.com:#AlternativePick: Chris Brown ft./ Nicki Minaj- “Love More” (AUDIO) Retrieved date.
  15. Chris Brown Releases Nicki Minaj-Assisted 'Love More': Listen by Elijah Watson from Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  16. Chris Brown Teams Up With Nicki Minaj On His Latest Single “Love More” by Jim Elliot from The Source. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  17. Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj – Love More by Jonathan Sawyer from HYPETRAK. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  18. Chris Brown Feat. Nicki Minaj "Love More" (NEW MUSIC) by Richy Rosario from Global Grind Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  19. Twitter: Shooting in a few days 😃 > RT “@TeamRomann: @NICKIMINAJ YASS !! But What About Love More Video Is It Gonna Be A Video For Love More ?” Retrieved July 27, 2013.

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