January 05, 2012 06:11:09 GMT
'Part of the strategy was to introduce his core fan base to Chris Brown now: the same talented guy who's 22 and has a little more edge,' Breezy's manager explains.
Chris Brown is getting ready for a big year in 2012. His manager, Tina Davis of TDC/Phase Too, revealed to Billboard about the strategy his camp is planning for him. "[The goal is] not have him do interviews but to concentrate on performing and recording," she said.
"We're not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in any way. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent," the manager explained further. "He signed up to sing and entertain. Not to talk about his personal life. We look at it as starting all over."
"Part of the strategy was to introduce his core fan base to Chris Brown now: the same talented guy who's 22 and has a little more edge," she said. "Our grind, our choices are different than they probably would have been three years ago. But we are humbly trying to get back into the swing of things."
Though his comeback after his 2009 altercation with Rihanna is considerably slow, Chris Brown actually has made a positively-steady progress which led to a quite eventful year of 2011. He got at least three top-10 singles on Billboard R&B Song chart, and scored No. 1 single with "Look at Me Now".
Months leading to the end of the year, Breezy received a lot of nominations at music awards and winning some of them including one Soul Train Award for Album of the Year and three BET Hip-Hop Awards. He closed the year by getting three Grammy nominations for the upcoming 54th anniversary celebration.
Breezy's journey in 2011 was not all sunshine though. Back in March 2010, he got bad publicity for reportedly going ballistic on "Good Morning America". He allegedly lost his cool when being asked about his 2009 altercation with Riri. He was rumored to storm off stage to his dressing room, scream and smash a window before leaving the building.
Without mentioning the incident, Tina did note in the recent interview with Billboard, "The hardest part was trying to get people to understand that it wasn't as easy as saying, 'I'm sorry,' or having the right answers in an interview. It takes more than a year to deal with things that have happened in your past -- whether you're 50 or 20."
Breezy himself has kicked off the New Year by tweeting to his followers, "I LOVE Team Breezy unconditionally! Goodbye 2011. Let 2012 bring as much peace positivity and happiness as possible!" He added, "And I f**king love every single radio station who supports my music! It means the world to me! Thx"