I can sort of agree with Frank, in the respect that he doesn't want to be classified as R&B when his music isn't.
Like think how CRAZY it would be if Fefe Dobson was labeled as an R&B artist when her music is clearly rock, or Darius Rucker labeled as same when his music is bar none country.
Hootie and the Blowfish is clearly a rock band leaded by an African-American.
If they labeled them as R&B, I'd think the industry is racist and delusional.
Frank's music is definitely more alternative-leaning than his contemporaries, but most of it (or at least what we've heard) still IS R&B music. Most of Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape was very soul-influenced, as are Thinkin Bout You and Pyramids.
Originally posted by Shepard
What if they have a child and Chris ends up beating it?
I'm going to be honest & say I don't think his numbers are that stellar. Which is hypocritical considering that he's debuting with twice the amount Rihanna, Katy, & Usher can do, but I feel like he's one of the IT artists right now who should be able to debut with at least 500K. I thought he could approach a million, but obviously I was waaayyy off. I think too many people hate him or something.
MW2.0 debuted with only 100K less, so I feel like his sales should have jumped a little more. I guess I think this is the peak of his career & he should be able to do more, considering how much popularity he has gained. Maybe teen pop fans aren't as devoted now as they used to be.
I could be entirely wrong. Maybe the album will sell with time like My World 2.0 did. It's just interesting to me how this works out. Plus, the fact that the predictions are falling is not a good sigh already.
The only other songs that come to my head are Forever and Yeah 3x. I think he said that he wrote those two songs in less than an hour and he was proud of that or something . He has a good ear for a hit pop song IMO.