|Single by Chris Brown|
|from the album Royalty|
|Released||June 26, 2015|
|Chris Brown singles chronology|
Background and composition
On June 25, 2015, Billboard revealed that Brown's new album will be released in the fall of that year. In the same interview with Billboard, Brown stated that "Liquor" will be included in the album's track list. The song was premiered on June 25 and was released for digital download the next day.
On August 7, 2015, a few images from the music video shoot were released online. On August 27, 2015 Brown uploaded a teaser for "Liquor" on his Instagram. The music video premiered on September 22, 2015, along with "Zero" as one video.
The music video for "Liquor/Zero" was directed by Brown. The “Liquor” part of the video begins with Brown at the bar alone drowning his sorrows, before accepting a drink from a female, that had put a drug in his glass. Brown after drinking that drink starts to feel confused. After that, the girl and Brown take a taxi that takes them to the girl's house, but Brown is under the effect of the drug and sees everything in a psychedelic way. After the night spent with the woman, the "Liquor" part ends with Brown that takes a taxi that takes him to his home.
The song saw moderate success, peaking at number 60 on US Billboard Hot 100 and spending a total of 17 weeks on the chart.
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||19|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||82|
|US Billboard Hot 100||60|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||14|
|US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)||1|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||22|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- "Chris Brown Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
- "American single certifications – Liquor". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.
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