Chris Brown Reaches No. 1 With F.A.M.E Despite 'GMA' Outburst

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Mar. 30 2011, Published 12:18 p.m. ET

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Nothing like a good meltdown to promote an album. Looks like Chris Brown's Good Morning America outburst last week helped catapult the R&B singer's new album F.A.M.E. to No. 1 on the charts! F.A.M.E. landed at No. 1, with first-week sales of 270,000 copies, on Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, despite the 22-year-old singer's tirade after GMA last week when interviewer Robin Roberts asked him about legal issues stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna rather than limiting the interview to discussion of the album, which dropped March 22.

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Chris did apologize one day later on BET’s 106 & Park show: “I felt like they told us this just so they could get us on the show to exploit me. That’s what I thought. So I kind of took it very, very hard. And I kept my composure throughout the interview, although you could see me upset, you know. I kept my composure and did my performances, and when I got back, I just let off, like, steam in the back … I just had to release the anger that I had inside me, because I felt like I worked so hard for this music.”

He has since performed on ABC hit Dancing With the Stars and even got a standing ovation from the crowd.

"CBFAMEnumberONE" Chris Tweeted followed by, "I live for my music!! I survive for my fans!!!"

Are you happy to see him succeed? Do you think his notoriety helps album sales? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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