F.A.M.E. (abbreviated as Forgiving All My Enemies) is the fourth studio album by American singer Chris Brown. It was first released on March 18, 2011, by Jive Records. The album serves as the follow-up to his third album Graffiti (2009). The album also marks his last album with Jive Records. On this album, Brown worked with several record producers and songwriters; including Kevin McCall, Jean-Baptiste, Brian Kennedy, DJ Frank E, The Underdogs and The Messengers, among others. The album features guest appearances, from Wiz Khalifa, Game, Timbaland and Big Sean, among others.
Musically, F.A.M.E. combines the musical genres of R&B, pop, hip hop and europop. Upon its release, the album received mixed reviews from most music critics, who were ambivalent towards its songwriting and material. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 270,000 copies, Brown’s first number-one album in the United States and his fourth consecutive top ten album following Graffiti in 2009. The album garnered three Grammy Award nominations at the 54th annual ceremony, eventually winning Best R&B Album. F.A.M.E. also won the Album of the Year at the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards. As of December 2012, F.A.M.E. has sold 872,000 copies in the US.
The album was supported by seven singles, “Yeah 3x”, “Look at Me Now” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, and “Beautiful People” featuring Benny Benassi, and Deuces. “Yeah 3x” and “Beautiful People” were commercially successful in Oceania and some European regions. In the United States, “Look at Me Now” has reached at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. To support the release of the album, Brown embarked on his F.A.M.E. Tour in Australia and North America.