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Exclusive is Chris Brown's second studio album that was released on November 6, 2007 by CBE, Jive Records and Zomba.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Throwed
  2. Kiss Kiss (featuring T-Pain)
  3. Take You Down
  4. With You
  5. Picture Perfect (featuring will.i.am)
  6. Hold Up (featuring Big Boi)
  7. You
  8. Damage
  9. Wall To Wall
  10. Help Me
  11. I Wanna Be
  12. Gimme Whatcha Got (featuring Lil Wayne)
  13. I'll Call Ya
  14. Lottery
  15. Nice (featuring The Game)
  16. Down (featuring Kanye West)

Forever Edition

  1. Forever
  2. Superhuman (featuring Keri Hilson)
  3. Heart Ain't a Brain
  4. Picture Perfect (Remix) (featuring Bow Wow & Hurricane Chris)

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Exclusive" debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 294,000 copies in the United States. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 2 million copies.

As of March 2011, the album has sold 1,973,000 copies in the United States.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Exclusive" received generally positive reviews from critics, scoring 69 out of 100 based on 11 reviews on Metacritic.

Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone said that “It's been a long stretch between Usher albums — long enough for Chris Brown to build a whole career, growing from a temporary substitute to an undeniably major pop star."

He seals the deal with "Exclusive", an all-grown-up album on a level with Justin Timberlake's "Justified, Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" or even Bobby Brown's King of Stage" and gave the album three and a half out of five stars.

Neil Drumming from Entertainment Weekly rated the album as B- said that, "Like his onscreen (This Christmas) character, Brown is most charming when he's playing up his youth: singing of MySpace romance, meeting his girl's 'pops,' and such".

But he also said, "sadly, Brown's adolescent voice and playful scatting — while cute — are steamrolled by pushy collaborators, whether it's those Stargate guys (Ne-Yo, Rihanna) falling back on that ol' guitar noodling, or T-Pain milking his vocoder. Ease back, people, and let the boy sing".

However, Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine criticized the unoriginality of the album, writing, "...there's still nothing very 'exclusive' about Exclusive at all."

Michael Arceneaux of PopMatters wrote, "Exclusive seems aimless, an album where Brown is doing what he’s told versus being the anchor of his own ship."

The album ranked #34 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.

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