Love More

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"Love More"
Single by Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album X
Released July 16, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:09
Label RCA
Writer(s)
  • Christopher Maurice Brown
  • Onika Maraj
  • Darrell Eversley
  • Howard Eversley
  • Shaun Spearman
  • Verse Simmonds
  • Eric Bellinger
Producer(s) FRESHM3N III[1]
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Don't Think They Know"
(2013)
"Love More"
(2013)
"Sweet Serenade"
(2013)
Nicki Minaj chronology
"Get Like Me"
(2013)
"Love More"
(2013)
"I Wanna Be with You"
(2013)
Music video
"Love More" on YouTube

"Love More" is a song by American R&B recording artist Chris Brown. It was released on July 16, 2013, as the third official single from his upcoming sixth studio album X. The song, produced by FRESHM3N III,[1] features a guest appearance American rapper Nicki Minaj. The song peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 29 on the Australia Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

Parts of "Love More" premiered at the 2013 BET Awards, along with "Don't Think They Know" and "Fine China".[2] MTV praised the performance stating: "Brown hit the stage with his backup dancers in tow, sporting a black leather jacket while all the members of his crew donned sweatshirts with a neon 'X' across them, a nod to his upcoming July 16 album. For 'Fine China', Breezy kept it thematic, with images of Chinese fire dragons and fire lanterns flashing across the LED screen behind him, as he delivered his usual flawless choreography."[2]

On March 29, 2013, Brown confirmed that Minaj will appear on his upcoming album, saying that she just gave him a "mean verse."[3] Minaj later said that the beat of the song is very stupid and that her fans were going to love it.[4] On June 30, the song premiered as a live performance by Brown and Minaj at the opening act of the BET Awards 2013.[5] The name of the song was also confirmed to be "Love More".[6] The track was planned to be released with the whole album on July 16, but, for unknown reasons, the release was pushed back. Minaj was asked about the song and she replied "one more week," on July 16.[7]

The song premiered on the radio station 99.1 KGGI on July 22 at 6:30 am.[8] It was sent to Rhythmic radio on July 23, 2013.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California and was directed by Brown himself.[10] The video premiered on YouTube on August 17, 2013.[11] It features Brown taking some of his friends to a night club in his car, when he turns on the radio and the song starts. The music video features a cameo by Nick Swardson as they drive shotgun.[12] At the club, Brown is seen flirting, singing and performing synchronized dance moves with his backup dancers, while multiple shots of Minaj are shown. The video was uploaded on Brown's Vevo channel on August 29, 2013.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard praised the single stating: "Raunchy and sure to be a club favorite, 'Love More' is the latest single off of Brown's forthcoming album, 'X'."[14] AllHipHop also released a positive review stating: "Over a frenzied, dubstep-inspired club beat, Nicki and Brown exchange sexual innuendos, party recaps and their own brand of love."[15][16]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Love More" (featuring Nicki Minaj) Christopher Maurice Brown, Onika Maraj, Darrell Eversley, Howard Eversley, Shaun Spearman, Verse Simmonds, Eric Bellinger FRESHM3N III[1] 3:09

Chart performance[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[30] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States July 16, 2013[31] Digital download RCA
July 23, 2013[32] Rhythmic contemporary radio
October 8, 2013[33] Mainstream radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chris Brown - Love More". DJBooth.net. July 26, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Kick Off BET Awards With 'Love More'". MTV. June 30, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Twitter: @NICKIMINAJ will be on the ALBUM. Just gave me a mean verse!!! Love Boo! Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Kick Off BET Awards With 'Love More' Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  6. ^ Twitter: 'Love More' RT @ActTfUP: What's the name of the song Chris & Nicki Performed? Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  7. ^ Twitter: 1 more week babes > RT “@KiNG_RoMAN_SHxT: @NICKIMINAJ where's #LOVEMORE Nic?!?!?!?!?” Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  8. ^ NEW Chris Brown Ft Nicki Minaj Drops Monday On KGGI !! Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  9. ^ Top 40/Rhythmic-Crossover > Future Releases impacting songs Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  10. ^ http://www.vibe.com/photo-gallery/chris-brown-nicki-minaj-shoot-love-more-music-video
  11. ^ "Chris Brown - Love More ft. Nicki Minaj (Official Music Video)". 
  12. ^ "Chris Brown hits the club with Nicki Minaj in the dance-heavy video for "Love More."". 
  13. ^ "Chris Brown - Love More (Explicit) ft. Nicki Minaj". 
  14. ^ "Chris Brown Releases Nicki Minaj-Assisted 'Love More': Listen". Billboard. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Press Loves Chris Brown’s "Love More"". RCA Records. July 26, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  16. ^ "AlternativePick: Chris Brown ft./ Nicki Minaj- "Love More" (AUDIO)". AllHipHop. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chris Brown feat. Nicki Minaj – Love More". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
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  26. ^ "Illegal name entered Chris Brown Featuring Nicki Minaj/Chris+Brown+Featuring+Nicki+Minaj/chart?f=367 Chris Brown Featuring Nicki Minaj Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chris Brown Featuring Nicki Minaj.
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  28. ^ "Illegal name entered Chris Brown Featuring Nicki Minaj/Chris+Brown+Featuring+Nicki+Minaj/chart?f=378 Chris Brown Featuring Nicki Minaj Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Chris Brown Featuring Nicki Minaj.
  29. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 24, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Chris Brown - Love More (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single". iTunes Store. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Top 40/Rhythmic-Crossover > Future Releases". AllAcess Music Group. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  33. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=16691