Liquor (song)

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Single by Chris Brown
from the album Royalty
ReleasedJune 26, 2015
FormatDigital download
  • ToneStith
  • The Aquarius
Chris Brown singles chronology
"All Eyes on You"
"Body on Me"
Music video
"Liquor" on YouTube

"Liquor" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown from his seventh studio album Royalty. It was released as the lead single on June 26, 2015, by RCA Records.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Billboard revealed that Brown's new album will be released in the fall of that year.[2] In the same interview with Billboard, Brown stated that "Liquor" will be included in the album's track list.[2] The song was premiered on June 25[2] and was released for digital download the next day.[1]

"Liquor" was written by Chris Brown, ToneStith, Jordan Evans, Matthew Samuels and Omega Shelton, and was produced by ToneStith and The Aquarius.[3][4]

Music video[edit]

On August 7, 2015, a few images from the music video shoot were released online.[5][6] On August 27, 2015 Brown uploaded a teaser for "Liquor" on his Instagram.[7] The music video premiered on September 22, 2015, along with "Zero" as one video.[8]


The music video for "Liquor/Zero" was directed by Brown.[9] 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.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

The song saw moderate success, peaking at number 60 on US Billboard Hot 100 and spending a total of 17 weeks on the chart.


Chart (2015) Peak
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[11] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 82
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 14
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[15] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[16] 22


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b "Liquor - Single by Chris Brown". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Chris Brown to Release New Album in Fall: Exclusive". Billboard. June 25, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
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  5. ^ "Chris Brown Shoots 'Liquor' Video". Rap-Up. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
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  7. ^ "Watch a Sneak Peek of Chris Brown's 'Liquor' Video". Rap-Up. August 27, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
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  11. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  17. ^ "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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