F.A.M.E. (Chris Brown album)

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F.A.M.E.
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 18, 2011
Recorded2010–2011
Studio
Various
Genre
Length53:53
Label
Producer
Chris Brown chronology
Graffiti
(2009)
F.A.M.E.
(2011)
Fortune
(2012)
Singles from F.A.M.E.
  1. "Yeah 3x"
    Released: October 25, 2010
  2. "Look At Me Now"
    Released: February 1, 2011
  3. "Beautiful People"
    Released: March 11, 2011
  4. "She Ain't You"
    Released: March 28, 2011
  5. "Next to You"
    Released: June 24, 2011
  6. "Wet the Bed"
    Released: September 13, 2011

F.A.M.E. (backronym of Forgiving All My Enemies) is the fourth studio album by American singer Chris Brown. It was first released on March 18, 2011, recorded by Jive Records. The album serves as the follow-up to his third album Graffiti (2009). The album also marks his last album with Jive Records.[1]

On F.A.M.E., Brown worked with several record producers and songwriters; including Kevin McCall, H Money, Timbaland, The Underdogs, Diplo and Benny Benassi among others. The album features guest appearances, from Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Wiz Khalifa, Game, Justin Bieber and Big Sean, among others. The album was supported by eight singles, "Deuces" featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall, "No BS", "Yeah 3x", "Look at Me Now" featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, "Beautiful People" featuring Benny Benassi, "She Ain't You", "Next to You" featuring Justin Bieber, and "Wet the Bed" featuring Ludacris.

The album was worked on simultaneously with the three mixtapes that anticipated it; In My Zone, Fan of a Fan, and In My Zone 2. The album's aesthetics feature a multicolored pop-art graffiti imagery, conceived by Brown himself, Courtney Walter and American contemporary artist Ron English. F.A.M.E. shows a wide variety of musical genres including R&B, pop, hip hop, dancehall, soft rock and Europop, while the lyrical content concentrates on finding positivity in life. The album received positive reviews from music critics, that praised its musical versatility, its production, and Brown's decision to take his music to an edgier direction, finding his artistic identity. The album received three Grammy Award nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards, winning Best R&B Album which was Brown's first Grammy Award. It also won Top R&B Album at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards and Album of the Year at the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards. The album is considered to be one of Brown's most iconic projects, also being regarded as the album that defined Brown's musical style and persona.

F.A.M.E. debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 270,000 copies. It was Brown's first number-one album in the United States and his fourth consecutive top ten album following Graffiti. "Yeah 3x", "Look at Me Now" and "Beautiful People" were commercially successful worldwide. In the United States, "Look at Me Now" reached the number one spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, and became the best-selling rap song of 2011, as well as one of all-time best-selling singles in the United States. F.A.M.E. is certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),[2] which makes this Brown's third multi-platinum selling album following Exclusive (2007). To support the release of the album, Brown embarked on his F.A.M.E. Tour in Australia and North America.

Background and recording[edit]

Kevin McCall, (left) and Sevyn Streeter (right) contributed notably to the album's creation.

Brown's third studio album, Graffiti, was released in December 2009, and was considered to be a critical and commercial failure compared to the singer's previous works, because the singer was in the middle of controversies and blackballing following his 2009 scandal of domestic violence that had him and his ex-girlfriend Rihanna as protagonists.[3] In 2010, following the release of Graffiti, Brown composed and released 3 free mixtapes: In My Zone (Rhythm & Streets), Fan of a Fan (collaborative mixtape with Tyga), and In My Zone 2, which featured a new style of writing for the singer, facing more grown themes, and having a different musical style, that mixed R&B with hip hop. For the mixtapes he started to work with new producers, most notably Kevin McCall.[4] Meantime, the work for F.A.M.E. started.

Brown told The Guardian in a 2013 interview that during that period he was having a "troubled time" because he was receiving lots of judgement on his private life. He said that he "felt the hatred from more adult people, and I didn't fully understand it at the time, because I was still going through struggles in my own personal emotional state", but he affirmed that he was sure that working hard would've led him to a comeback, saying that he thought: "I'm going to come back, I know the music that I'm doing, how hard I work, is not just for nothing". He found himself writing several songs every night, "just out of pure… I wouldn't say heartbreak, but just pure ambition. To prove people wrong".[5]

In his 2017 self-documentary, Welcome to My Life, Brown said that the songs that he made were representative of his mental state at the time, that wasn't about focusing on the negative that was going on in his life, but instead he wanted to make records that transcended life and expressed positivity, as much as he was trying to do in his everyday life.[6]

Originally, Brown wanted the album to be a double-disc consistent of 25-30 tracks, but the label was contrary to that,[7] so he cut down the project to 13 tracks for the standard version, extending it to 19 songs in the most expanded deluxe edition of the record.[8] On September 18, 2010, Brown announced the title to the album; F.A.M.E.[9] The backronym of the title has two meanings, "Forgiving All My Enemies" and "Fans Are My Everything".[10]

Prior to its release the artists that were listed for working with Brown on F.A.M.E. were Kevin McCall, Timbaland,[11] Justin Bieber,[12] Bruno Mars,[13] Wiz Khalifa,[14] Asher Roth[15] and Game.[16] In describing the album, Brown said,

This album compared to my previous ones has contents aimed to a more adult audience. The sound that i did for F.A.M.E. represents different parts of me, there are various types of songs with different genres: from street songs with a soul style, to songs with 808 and heavy bass that you'll hear in the clubs, and then others that come from the heart; songs that mothers and grandmothers can listen to and love. Overall, F.A.M.E. is me giving my audience every aspect of who I am as far as my art, my culture, and my concepts."[17]

Composition[edit]

F.A.M.E. was defined by critics as a "musical kaleidoscope", containing songs of many genres including R&B, pop, hip hop, dancehall, soft rock and Europop. Its sound has been described many times as "colorful" and was complimented for being "very consistent despite its diversity of genres".[1] The lyrical content concentrates on finding positivity in life, through genuineness, romantic love, desire, self-assurance, sex and light-hearted pleasure. F.A.M.E. is considered to be Brown's album that defined his musical style and persona.[1]

Brown's vocal performances on the album mostly exhibit his R&B singing, characterized by harmonization and melisma.[1] Critics commended the singing performances on the album for being "soulful", mostly displaying his natural timbre, but also having sporadic usages of autotune. On the record the singer occasionally raps, marking his first studio album that features this type of performance by Brown.[1]

The opening track, "Deuces", which features Kevin McCall and Tyga, is a slow, downtempo alternative R&B track that starts off the album telling "a bitter male point of view of his failed relationship", where the artists affirm that they moved on to a better moment in their life, reminiscing the pain caused by their past lover.[1] Joanne Dorken of MTV UK noted that the song shows off Brown's "well-harmonized smooth vocals".[1] The following tracks of F.A.M.E. have a more uplifting mood, showcased by lively musical arrangements. "Up 2 You" is an R&B ballad, which follows on from the break-up theme. The song was likened to the musical styles of Bobby Brown[18] and Usher.[1] "Next to You", featuring Justin Bieber, is a "thumping mid-tempo pop&B track".[1][19] In the song, they both sing about their love for a girl.[1] Sarah Rodman from The Boston Globe wrote that the song "offers one of Brown's most tender vocals to date".[20] The third track, "No Bullshit", is an R&B slow-jam, which features a "classic 90's feel", with an instrumental that combines percussion instruments, piano chords and a tenor flute, talking to a girl whom the singer is about to spend an intimate night.[1]

The album's up-tempo tracks, "Yeah 3x", and the album's last track "Beautiful People", both feature house and Europop influences.[1] "Yeah 3x" was compared to Brown's single "Forever" (2008), and was likened to the musical styles of The Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Jay Sean, while "Beautiful People" was described for its particular progressive house and dancehall influences. Its lyrics encourage a positive view of life.[21][22][23][24] The fourth track, "Look at Me Now", which features American rappers Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, is a braggadocious "dirty south" hip hop song,[25][26] featuring "fast-rapping" from Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.[27] The song was musically compared to Soulja Boy's work and Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie" (2010).[28] The fifth track, "She Ain't You", is an R&B ballad that Brown defined as a tribute act to his departed biggest inspiration, Michael Jackson. It samples Jackson's single "Human Nature" (1983) and SWV's "Right Here" (1993).[1] "Should've Kissed You", is a pop&B ballad about the indecision of giving an overthought first kiss to the loved one.[1] The ninth track, "All Back", is a soft rock ballad that features "raw vocals and prominent guitar".[1] It was musically compared to Ryan Tedder's work.[24] Brown revisits his rapping skills on the alternative hip-hop tracks "Say It With Me" and "Oh My Love", that both feature influences from disco in their chouruses, and from rock in their productions.[1] "Bomb", which features Wiz Khalifa, is a dancehall-rap track, and was musically compared to Beenie Man's work.[1] The closing track of the deluxe edition, "Beg for It", is an R&B slow-jam about an exciting sexual encounter, inspired by early works of singer R. Kelly.[1]

Artwork[edit]

Contemporary artist Ron English, who designed the album's artwork

The album cover was designed by American contemporary artist Ron English, and it was revealed on February 14, 2011.[29] The cover features a multi-colored, neon portrait of Brown striking a serious pose, while two identical profiles of him wearing a baseball cap and diamond earrings face opposite directions on each shoulder.[29] Its background is composed by very numerous posters, captioned by the words "Forgiving All My Enemies", that show many figures, including Brown in a stone faced pose, and a child wearing a combat helmet branded with the peace symbol (☮).[30] The album's esthetic direction was handled by Brown himself, Courtney Walter and Ron English. Its aesthetics feature a multicolored pop-art graffiti imagery.[31]

Release and promotion[edit]

The standard edition of the album was released simultaneously with the deluxe edition from March 18, 2011. The deluxe edition included five additional tracks.[32][33] The official track listing for the album was revealed on February 22, 2011.[33]

To promote the album, Brown performed "Yeah 3x" and "No Bullshit" on Saturday Night Live on February 12, 2011.[34] During the week leading up to the US release of the album, Brown treated fans to a series of secret listening sessions, and gave them an exclusive bonus track and music video.[35] It was a campaign that Brown launched on behalf of his worldwide fan base, nicknamed "Team Breezy".[35] The first listening session was held on March 14 in Los Angeles.[35] It was then followed by consecutive sessions in Atlanta (March 15), Washington, D.C. (March 16) and New York City (March 17).[35] Each session was held at a secret location and was hosted by Brown and the "Team Breezy" team leaders in each city.[35]

On March 22, 2011, Brown appeared on Good Morning America to perform "Yeah 3x", and later appeared on 106 & Park, where he performed "Deuces", "Look at Me Now" and "Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout You".[36][37] His Good Morning America appearance sparked controversial headlines because, following his interview with Robin Roberts at the Times Square Studios, where he was repeatedly asked about the Rihanna situation and restraining order, Brown started crying and became violent in his dressing room during a commercial break before his, later cancelled, second performance ending that day's program, and broke a window overlooking Times Square punching it.[38] Following the incident, he apologized, saying that he was very tired of people bringing up the incident.[38]

On March 29, 2011, a pre-taped performance of Brown performing "Yeah 3x" and a medley of "Forever" and "Beautiful People", was broadcast on Dancing with the Stars (US).[39] On June 26, 2011, he performed "She Ain't You", "Look at Me Now" and "Paper, Scissors, Rock" live at the 2011 BET Awards.[40] On July 15, 2011, Brown appeared on The Today Show, as part of the show's concert series, which took place at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.[41] Brown performed "Yeah 3x", "I Can Transform Ya", "She Ain't You" and "Forever" at the concert.[41] On August 28, 2011, Brown did a medley of "Yeah 3x", "Protect Ya Neck", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Beautiful People" at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, performing a highly acclaimed choreography that included flying parts.[42]

Singles[edit]

"Yeah 3x" was released as the album's lead single on October 25, 2010. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised its production and lyrics. The song peaked at number 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100.[43] It reached the top-ten on the singles charts of Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.[44][45][46][47]

"Look at Me Now", which features American rappers Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, was released as the album's second single on February 1, 2011.[48] It was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio in the United States on February 8, 2011.[49] Music critics noted "Look at Me Now" as the standout track on the album, and praised Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne's rap verses.[50][51][52] The song peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Brown's highest chart position since "Forever" (2008).[53] It reached number one on the US Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.[54]

"Beautiful People", featuring Benny Benassi, was released as the album's third single on March 11, 2011.[55] The song was well received by most music critics who praised its production and lyrics.[51][56][57] "Beautiful People" reached the top-ten in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.[58] In the United States, the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, and became the first number-one single for both Brown and Benassi.[59] "She Ain't You" was released to urban radio in the United States on March 28, 2011, as the fourth US single from F.A.M.E..[60] It peaked at number five on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, number 17 on the US Pop Songs chart, and number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[61]

"Next to You", which features Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, was released as the fourth international single on June 24, 2011. Most music critics positively reviewed the song, complimenting the blending of Brown and Bieber's vocals.[62] The song reached the top-twenty in Austria, New Zealand and the United Kingdom,[63] and the top-thirty in Australia, Germany, Ireland and the United States.[63][64]

"Wet the Bed", which features American rapper Ludacris, was sent to US urban radio on September 13, 2011, as the album's fifth US single.[65] It peaked at number six on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 77 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[66]

Tour[edit]

Brown embarked on his F.A.M.E. Tour in April 2011 in Australia.[67] Jessica Mauboy, Havana Brown, and Justice Crew, served as the supporting acts on all dates of the Australian leg.[67] 32 show dates in North America were later added to the tour, which began in September 2011.[68] Kelly Rowland, T-Pain, Bow Wow and Tyga served as the opening acts of the North American leg.[68]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic52/100[69]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[70]
The A.V. ClubC[71]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[19]
The Independent2/5 stars[72]
Los Angeles Times2.5/3 stars[56]
The New York Timesmixed[18]
PopMatters9/10 stars[73]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[74]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[75]
USA Today5/5 stars[76]

F.A.M.E. received positive reviews from music critics that analyzed it musically, praising its versatile sound, its production, and Brown's decision to take his music to an edgier direction, while some critics refused to support it because of Brown's 2 years prior scandal of domestic violence.[69]

AllMusic editor Andy Kellman gave it three-and-a-half out of five stars and complimented its "variety of styles", writing that "it hints that Brown's best is yet to come".[70] Steve Jones of USA Today found it "edgier" than Brown's previous work and called it "the strongest album of his career".[76] Andy Gill of The Independent expressed a negative response because he didn't wanted to support "someone who, lest we forget, was convicted of assaulting a woman".[72] Los Angeles Times writer Margaret Wappler gave it two-and-a-half out of three stars and commented that it's "artistically his best work", stating "the album leaves not an impression of one singular style but of the great effort required to make a musical kaleidoscope".[56] The Observer's Ally Carnwath wrote that Brown "finally found his artistic vision for his tinged R&B, going to an edgy direction".[77] The Boston Globe's Sarah Rodman commented that "most of the tracks truly showcase Brown's strengths with flawless productions".[20] David Amidon of PopMatters found Brown's vocal performance "at his peak" and praised the overall production for being "unique and tasteful".[73]

Entertainment Weekly's Brad Wete complimented its "intoxicating hooks" and commented that the album "shines brighter than anything he produced before".[19] BBC Online's Nick Levine viewed that Brown has found his "artistic identity", and complimented its "club-pop" songs and stated "its mid-tempo RnB cuts are surely ear-pleasing, but songs like "Oh My Love" and "Beautiful People" outline why F.A.M.E. is worth to listen to".[24] Evan Rytlewski of The A.V. Club wrote favorably of the album's "effervescent slow jams and up-tempo R&B struts", but criticized its "oversold ballads".[71] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times wrote favorably of Brown's vocal performance but was indecisive supporting it, because of Brown's domestic violence scandal.[18] Rolling Stone writer Jody Rosen commented that "Brown has a good nose for production" and called F.A.M.E. "a pop'n'b album with something for everyone".[74] Slant Magazine 's Eric Henderson commented that "The cute-to-ick ratio is significantly more favorable than it was last time around".[75] Sean Fennessey of The Washington Post called the album "a colorful portrait of Brown's new musical face".[52]

Accolades[edit]

Brown received six nominations at the 2011 BET Awards and ultimately won five awards, including Best Male R&B Artist, Viewers Choice Award, The Fandemonium Award, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for "Look at Me Now".[78] He also won three awards the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, including the People's Champ Award, Reese's Perfect Combo Award and Best Hip Hop Video for "Look at Me Now".[79] F.A.M.E. was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the 2011 American Music Awards.[80][81] On November 27, 2011, it won Album of the Year at the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards.[82] The album and its single, "Look at Me Now", earned Brown three nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.[83] F.A.M.E. eventually won in the Best R&B Album category. At the 2012 NAACP Image Awards, the album was nominated in the Outstanding Album category.[84] F.A.M.E. was nominated and later won in the Top R&B Album category of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.[85]

Commercial performance[edit]

F.A.M.E. debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 270,000 copies, serving as Brown's first number-one album on the chart.[86] Its first week sales also served as the second-largest one-week sales of 2011 in the United States alone.[87] On the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, F.A.M.E. also debuted at number one, giving Brown his third non-consecutive number-one album on the chart.[88] As of May 2012, F.A.M.E. has sold 872,000 copies in the United States.[89] In October 2021, the album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for combined album sales and album-equivalent units of over three million units in the United States.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Deuces" (featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall)Kevin McCall4:36
2."Up to You"
The Underdogs4:07
3."No Bullshit" (featuring Kevin McCall)
  • Brown
  • McCall
Tha Bizness4:07
4."Look at Me Now" (featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes)3:42
5."She Ain't You"
  • Brown
  • McCall
  • Poo Bear
  • Cheryl "Coko" Gamble
Free School4:08
6."Say It with Me"
H Money3:01
7."Yeah 3x"
4:01
8."Next to You" (featuring Justin Bieber)
  • Brown
  • Streeter
The Messengers4:25
9."All Back"Timothy BloomTimothy Bloom4:26
10."Wet the Bed" (featuring Ludacris)
Bigg D4:26
11."Oh My Love"
  • Brown
  • Streeter
  • Harrell
  • Bellinger
H Money4:44
12."Should've Kissed You"
  • Brown
  • Whitmore
4:24
13."Beautiful People" (Main Version featuring Benny Benassi)
  • Brown
  • Benny Benassi
  • Alle Benassi
3:46
International bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."Champion" (Chipmunk featuring Chris Brown)
H-Money3:58
Deluxe edition additional tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."Bomb" (featuring Wiz Khalifa)
Free School3:33
15."Love the Girls" (featuring Game and Eva Simons)
Polow da Don3:11
16."Paper, Scissors, Rock" (featuring Timbaland and Big Sean)3:46
17."Beg for It"
3:44
International deluxe edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
18."Champion" (Chipmunk featuring Chris Brown)
  • Brown
  • Fyffe
  • Bellinger
H-Money3:58
Team Breezy deluxe edition bonus track[90][91]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
18."All About You"Brown3:15
Japan deluxe edition bonus tracks[8][92]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
18."Talk Ya Ear Off"Timbaland3:13
19."Champion" (Chipmunk featuring Chris Brown)H-Money3:58

Notes

  •  • (co.) Co-producer
  • "Up to You" is titled as "Up 2 You" on the iTunes version of the album.[93]
  • "No Bullshit", which features Kevin McCall, is sometimes titled "No BS".
  • "Yeah 3x" is stylized as "Yeah 3X" on the iTunes version of the album.
  • "Next to You", which features Justin Bieber, is written as "Next 2 You" on the iTunes version of the album.
  • "Bomb", which features Wiz Khalifa, was on the same version of the standard edition of the album, for a limited time only.

Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Credits for F.A.M.E. adapted from Allmusic.[94]

  • Afrojack – producer
  • Nasri Atweh – producer
  • Derrick "Bigg D" Baker – producer
  • Mark Beaven – assistant
  • Alessandro "Alle" Benassi – producer
  • Marco "Benny" Benassi – producer
  • Timothy Bloom – producer
  • David Boyd – assistant
  • Chris Brown – creative director, executive producer, producer
  • Kweli Calderon – grooming
  • Kenneth Cappello – photography
  • Antwoine "T-Wiz" Collins – producer
  • Michael Congdon – assistant, engineer
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Michael Daley – assistant
  • Tina Davis – executive producer
  • Diplo – producer
  • Lamar Edwards – keyboards
  • Ron English – cover painting
  • Dustin Faltz – assistant
  • Iain Findlay – assistant
  • Justin Franks – producer
  • Free School – producer
  • Jesus Garnica – assistant
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Dabling Harward – engineer
  • Justin Henderson – producer
  • Andrew Hey – engineer
  • Ghazi Hourani – assistant
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing
  • Marcus Johnson – assistant
  • K Mac – producer
  • Ryan Kelly – assistant
  • Brian Kennedy – producer
  • Mike Layos – assistant
  • Lonnie-Smoek-Stinson – grooming
  • Justin Merrill – assistant
  • Adam Messinger – producer
  • The Messingers – producer
  • Mark Pitts – executive producer
  • Harmony Samuels – producer
  • Brian Springer – engineer, mixing
  • Brian Stanley – mixing
  • Amber Streeter – background vocals
  • Anthony Taglianetti – assistant
  • Team Breezy – art direction, creative director, design, executive producer, stylist
  • Tha Bizness – producer
  • David Thomas – stylist
  • The Underdogs – producer
  • Courtney Walter – art direction, creative director, design
  • Christopher Whitacre – producer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[116] Platinum 70,000double-dagger
Ireland (IRMA)[117] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[118] Platinum 300,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[119] 3× Platinum 3,000,000double-dagger

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Edition(s) Label
Australia[32][120] March 18, 2011 Deluxe edition Sony Music Entertainment
Sweden[121]
Belgium[122][123]
  • Standard
  • deluxe edition
Norway[124][125]
Netherlands[126][127]
France[128][129] March 21, 2011
Finland[130][131]
New Zealand[132] Deluxe edition
United Kingdom[133][134]
  • Standard
  • deluxe edition
RCA Records
United States[135][136] March 22, 2011 Jive Records
Canada[137][138] Sony Music Entertainment
Italy[139][140]
Spain[141][142]
Ireland[143] April 4, 2011 Deluxe edition
Japan[8] April 6, 2011

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