"If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficent reason
for living." Leo Tolstoy

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chris Brown: Beautiful People

"Beautiful People" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown featuring Italian DJ Benny Benassi. It was written by Brown, with Jean Baptiste, Marco Benassi and Allessandro Benassi, with the latter two also handling its production. The song was released as the third single from Brown's fourth studio album F.A.M.E. on March 11, 2011. It was later included on Benassi's fifth studio album Electroman (2011). Musically, "Beautiful People" is an uptempo song which draws from the genres of electro house, dancehall and Europop, and contains influences of R&B. The song's lyrics revolve around Brown encouraging "everyone on the dance floor to keep their heads up and discover the beauty inside."

The song was well received by most music critics who praised its production and lyrics. In the United Kingdom, "Beautiful People" peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart, and became Brown's fifth top-ten UK hit as a lead artist. In the United States, the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, and became the first number-one single for both Brown and Benassi. It also attained top-ten positions on the Australian, Irish, and New Zealand charts.

An accompanying music video was released on March 22, 2011, and features personal footage of Brown's everyday life. The video features appearances from several of Brown's famous friends, including Diddy, Bow Wow, T-Pain, Nelly, Timbaland, among others. The song has been performed on the American version of Dancing with the Stars, and on Brown's Australian F.A.M.E. Tour.

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