Questions (Chris Brown song)

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"Questions"
Questionsbrown.jpg
Single by Chris Brown
from the album Heartbreak on a Full Moon
ReleasedAugust 16, 2017
Recorded2016
StudioParamount
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length2:09
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Pip Kembo
  • B HAM
  • A1
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Pills & Automobiles"
(2017)
"Questions"
(2017)
"Either Way"
(2017)
Music video
"Questions" on YouTube

"Questions" is a song by American singer Chris Brown from his eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon (2017). It was released by RCA Records as the fifth single from the album on August 16, 2017.[2]

The song is a dancehall track written by Brown, Christopher Dotson, Melvin Moore and Bobby Turner Jr., while its production was handled by Pip Kembo, B HAM, A1. The single achieved a good commercial success worldwide, being certified gold in Canada, New Zealand, Denmark and Switzerland, and platinum in Australia, United Kingdom and United States.[3]

A "colorful" videoclip for the song was released on August 16, 2017. The music video shows Brown and a group of ladies execute a dancing choreography.[4]

Background and release[edit]

In September 2016, in a then deleted video from his Instagram account, Brown previewed some sections of the song whilst painting in his house. Fans speculated that the song was a cover of Kevin Lyttle’s 2003 single "Turn Me On".[5]

In July 2017, he announced the pending release of upcoming singles from his album.[6] Later on August 4, 2017, he released "Pills & Automobiles", that features guest vocals from American trap artists Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Kodak Black,[7] then on August 14, 2017, he announced the dropping of the fifth official single from the album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, for August 16, which was "Questions".[8] The song leaked online a week before its actual release, though, with iTunes versions appearing online on August 11th, it’s believed that the track was prematurely released onto iTunes in select countries before being taken down. With these versions, the cover art was simply a black picture.

Composition[edit]

"Questions" is an uptempo dancehall song with pop influences,[1] with a bouncy island beat produced by A1 Bentley, Pip Kembo and B HAM that samples Kevin Lyttle’s 2003 hit song "Turn Me On".[9][10][11][12] In the song Brown asks to a girl that catches his eye if he could take her home for the night.[13]

Music video[edit]

On August 16, 2017, Brown uploaded the music video for "Questions" on his YouTube and Vevo account. Amy Sciarretto of PopCrush described the video as a clip "immersed in colorful scenarios where Brown showcases his dancing skills".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[2]
  1. "Questions" – 2:09

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[35] Platinum 70,000double-dagger
Canada (Music Canada)[36] Gold 40,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[37] Gold 45,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[38] Gold 15,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[39] Gold 10,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[40] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[41] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "From the moment you was dancing in the party, pushing all on me / Giving everything, you're giving everything tonight / And if you thought you could get away from me and get away from me / Girl, just take your time (time, time), you're coming home with me tonight". Genius. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
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  7. ^ "Chris Brown - Pills and Automobiles Feat. Kodak Black, Yo Gotti & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie". HNHH. 4 August 2017.
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  21. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
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  30. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
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  32. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  33. ^ "Chris Brown Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  34. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Billboard. 2 January 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  35. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  36. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Chris Brown – Questions". Music Canada. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  37. ^ "Danish single certifications – Chris Brown – Questions". IFPI Danmark. Retrieved December 18, 2018. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2019 to obtain certification.
  38. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Chris Brown – Questions". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  39. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Chris Brown; 'Questions')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  40. ^ "British single certifications – Chris Brown – Questions". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 5, 2019.Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Questions in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  41. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Brown – Questions". Recording Industry Association of America.