No Bullshit

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"No Bullshit"
Single by Chris Brown
from the album In My Zone, Fan of a Fan and F.A.M.E.
A-side"Deuces"
ReleasedJanuary 18, 2011[1]
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010, Richmond, Virginia
(In Your Ear Studios)[2]
GenreR&B
Length4:07
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tha Bizness
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout You"
(2010)
"No Bullshit"
(2011)
"Look at Me Now"
(2011)

"No Bullshit" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown, released as the second single from his second official mixtape Fan of a Fan (2010). The song was originally recorded for and included on Brown's previous mixtape In My Zone (2010), and was later included on his fourth studio album F.A.M.E. (2011). Musically, the song is about Brown encouraging a woman to come back to his apartment in the hope that she will "do it all night". It was written by Brown, Kevin McCall and Tha Bizness.

The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[3] number one on urban radio,[4] and number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "No Bullshit" was directed by Colin Tilley and premiered online on May 24, 2010 along with the video for "Deuces".[6] In the video, Brown is seen wooing and romancing his leading lady. It shows them kissing, licking, and touching on display in the shower, living room, and bedroom. During the video Brown is also seen dancing on a rooftop in a black outfit. The girl in the video is wearing all black.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic editor Andy Kellman was positive about the song: "then there was the smoothly percussive "No BS", a slow jam with chivalrous sweet nothings like "I’m-a leave it in when we do it" and "Don’t you be on that bullshit" but he noted that this isn't the albums best.[8] The A.V. Club's Evan Rytlewsky described the song as a "after-dark fare."[9] Entertainment Weekly wrote an impressed opinion stating that it leads to intoxicating hooks, calling it a "bedroom knocker" and continued: "which for better (or worse), rivals the bump-'n'-grind heights of '90s Casanova crew Jodeci."[10] David Amidon of PopMatters wrote a mixed review: "But then there are the songs like "No Bullshit" he'll no doubt be expected to slow his sets with. The "no bullshit" is his ability to make love for an entire night, of course. He'd also prefer that you "don’t be on that bullshit" as far as disbelieving him is concerned."[11]

Chart performance[edit]

Initially only released as a B-side to Brown's previous single "Deuces", the song was later released to rhythmic radio on January 18, 2011 as a single in its own right. The song peaked at number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number three on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010–11) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 62
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 3
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 33

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 40 Rhythimc Future Releases". Allaccess. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  2. ^ F.A.M.E. (Booklet). Chris Brown. Jive Records. 2011.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ a b "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/chris-brown/chart-history/r%26b/hip-hop-songs
  5. ^ a b "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ Rodriguez, Jayson (2010-05-24). "Chris Brown And Tyga Premiere Two Fan of a Fan Videos". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  7. ^ "Video: Chris Brown - 'No Bullshit'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  8. ^ Andy Kellman (2011-03-22). "F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  9. ^ "Chris Brown: F.A.M.E. · Music Review · The A.V. Club". The_A.V._Club. Avclub.com. 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  10. ^ Brad Wete on Mar 09, 2011 (2011-03-09). "F.A.M.E. Review | Music Reviews and News". EntertainmentWeekly. EW.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  11. ^ Amidon, David. "Chris Brown: F.A.M.E." PopMatters. PopMatters. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  12. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Brown – No BS". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.