Clearly Chris Brown’s legal issues and controversies haven’t affected his ability to draw in a crowd, whether it’s because people are genuinely interested in him or if it’s because of the “train-wreck syndrome” he has ignited in people. Yes, people are fascinated with the young r&b star, to the tune of 19 million viewers tuning in to watch his Dancing With The Stars appearance on Tuesday, Brown incited a 31% increase in viewers since the season opener last year. Brown was on his best behavior during the show and earned two standing ovations following his performances.
There is little question that the singer has the Midas touch, turning anything he touches into gold, but will Brown’s latest album draw an audience as large as the one he attracted on Tuesday? Thus far, the album has received mixed reviews from critics despite rocketing to the number one slot on Billboard’s Top 200.