Chris Brown has signed a new partnership with is record label, RCA Records, that allows him own his master recordings. This comes smack in the middle of allegations of the singer being involved in sexual assault in Paris.
The singer’s upcoming album Indigo will mark his first release under a new license agreement that not only extends his partnership with RCA, it also allows Brown to become one of the youngest artists ever to own any of his master recordings.
“This new deal structure between Brown and RCA Records, will undoubtedly enhance the release of new Chris Brown music, content, and much more throughout 2019 and beyond,” reads a statement from RCA.
Brown’s first album for RCA was 2012’s Fortune, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum. Since then, he has released four other albums on the label including 2014’s X, 2015’s Royalty and Fan of a Fan: The Album with Tyga, and 2017’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon.
His ninth studio album Indigo is due later this year featuring the Scott Storch-produced single “Undecided,” for which he also dropped a music video co-starring “Empire” actress Serayah.
Throughout his 14-year career, Brown has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and surpassed 10 billion audio streams across digital platforms. He has more Billboard Hot 100 entries than any contemporary male singer alive to date, with 160 consecutive weeks charting on the Hot 100.