Privacy (song)

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"Privacy"
Privacy cover.jpg
Single by Chris Brown
from the album Heartbreak on a Full Moon
ReleasedMarch 24, 2017
FormatDigital download
RecordedDecember 31, 2016
StudioPlatinum Sound Recording Studios, New York City
Genre
Length3:40
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
  • Brown
  • Jim Stewart
Producer(s)D. A. Doman
Chris Brown singles chronology
"I Think of You"
(2017)
"Privacy"
(2017)
"Whatever You Need"
(2017)
Music video
"Privacy" on YouTube

"Privacy" is a song by American singer Chris Brown from his eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon. It was released by RCA Records as the third single from the album on March 24, 2017.[1]

Background[edit]

On January 4, 2017, Brown previewed two snippets on his Instagram profile from the songs "Privacy" and "Tell Me Baby", that were unreleased songs planned to be on his upcoming eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon.[2] On January 10, 2017, Brown posted a video of himself dancing to "Privacy" in his recording studio.[3] It was later announced that "Privacy" would be released as the next single from Heartbreak on a Full Moon.[4][5] The single was released on March 24, 2017.[6]

Composition[edit]

"Privacy" is a R&B slow jam,[7] that was produced by David Doman, and it contains a vocal interpolation of the 1990s dancehall song "Tight Up Skirt" by Red Rat in the first part of the chorus.[8][9]

Music video[edit]

On March 24, 2017, Brown uploaded the audio for "Privacy" on his YouTube and Vevo account.[10] The music video for the song was directed by Brown and shot in Los Angeles on March 27, 2017.[11][12] The music video was released on April 14, 2017 on Vevo.

Synopsis[edit]

The neon-colored, dance-filled music video starts off in a Casino where Brown is walking and performing stylized dance moves on the tables, then entering an elevator, a lady catches his eye. Once following her into a room, he is transported on the stage with other superpower like dancers. At the end Brown is transported back to that hotel elevator. This time, he walks out with the girl he had been searching for, holding hands, and looking at the camera with a knowing smile.[13][14]

Live performances[edit]

Chris Brown performed the track during 2017 Bet Awards,[15] and also during a charity concert organized by Tidal, and during a free pop-up concert in New York City some days before the dropping of his album Heartbreak on a Full Moon.[16]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[17]
  1. "Privacy" – 3:40

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[18]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[33] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[35] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listen To Chris Brown's New Single "Privacy" | Complex UK". Uk.complex.com. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Jefferson, Devon (January 5, 2017). "Chris Brown Teases Unreleased Music". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Chris Brown Dancing To New Song 'Privacy' In Studio | Ghanaclassic.com - Ghana's Official Music Site". Ghanaclassic.com. January 16, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Matteo Berardi (February 8, 2017). "Chris Brown annuncia il prossimo singolo: è Privacy!". Rnbjunk.com. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Chris Brown Announces New Music Dropping Next Week". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Danny (March 24, 2017). "Chris Brown - Privacy | Stream [New Song]". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.rnbjunk.com/chris-brown-annuncia-il-prossimo-singolo/
  8. ^ Desire Thompson (March 24, 2017). "Chris Brown Wants Good Loving, Touching & 'Privacy' on New Song". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Red Rat Talks Chris Brown Sampling "Tight Up Skirt" On "Privacy"". Dancehallhiphop.com. 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  10. ^ "Chris Brown - Privacy (Audio)". YouTube. 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  11. ^ Goddard, Kevin (2017-03-23). "Chris Brown Shoots Music Video For "Privacy"". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  12. ^ "Chris Brown Shoots 'Privacy' Video". Rap-Up. 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  13. ^ "Video: Chris Brown – 'Privacy'". Rap-Up. 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  14. ^ "Chris Brown Prefers His "Privacy" in New Neon-colored Visual". JetMag.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  15. ^ "Chris Brown and Gucci Mane Turn Up the Party! | BET Awards | Season 2017". Bet.com. 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  16. ^ http://thesource.com/2017/10/26/chris-browns-nyc-pop-show/
  17. ^ "Privacy - Single by Chris Brown on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  18. ^ "TIDAL". Listen.tidal.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  19. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #414". auspOp. April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  20. ^ "ARIA Urban Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  21. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 13, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  22. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 3, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Chris Brown – Privacy". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  25. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  26. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  27. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  28. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  29. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  30. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  31. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  32. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Songs - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Billboard.
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  34. ^ "British single certifications – Chris Brown – Privacy". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 12, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Privacy in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  35. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Brown – Privacy". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 1, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.