You’re one of a kind. There’s not a single person in this world like you. You’re so different from the rest, so special, that I want you to know that, I really hope you know that.
Please, don’t let nothing steal your peace. Don’t let people’s expectations, hate, envy, or whatever other feeling or opinion they may have about you, discourage you or steal your dreams.
When you stare at your reflection in the mirror, when you find yourself thinking about your past experiences or “failed” relationships, I hope you also remember how deserving you are of being loved with a pure love, hope you remember you’re not your mistakes, hope you remember your worth, and that you can’t hold any type of guilt forever.
Hey, you’re loved. I always tell you this, because it’s true. When I look at you, I see energy, I see talent, I see someone special. Please, don’t let nothing overshadow your inner light.
I know your heart is big, don’t be afraid to open it up to the right person. Don’t be afraid of trying new things, keep believing in yourself.
The pain exists to makes us know that we can be healed. Challenges exist to make us grow. Some situations happen to make us know how strong we can be, how powerful we can become when we simply choose to be positive and ignore anything else.
Today, and always, I wish you well. Stay surrounded by those who love and value you for who you are. My heart chose to love you, and I accepted this with open arms. For eleven years straight, you’re like family to me, you’re in every prayer I say.
I hope you find people who will embrace you and enrich your journey. I hope you find strength and compassion to overcome those who wish you bad.
Hope you understand your purpose. Hope the deepest desire of your heart comes true. Hope you see more sunrises, and feel grateful for every sunset.
Here’s to another stepping stone. Here’s to a new chapter. A new chance to make everything work out for good. I know you can make it. You will make it. It’ll be worth it, you’ll see. YOU ARE WORTH IT.
May God bless you in every aspect of your life.
You’ll be forever my favorite, Happy Birthday!
For all the air that’s in your lungs
For all the joy that is to come
For all the things that you’re alive to feel.
I know how it’s like to live under people’s judgement. I know how it feels to be bombarded with negative comments. Believe me, I didn’t have an easy life, for years I had so many bad thoughts, feelings and complexes. I gave up on so many opportunities, — you might know what our lives can become when we live like this, and also, webecome person that we were never meant to be. I went through so much, I fought so many battles, that I’m sure that I wouldn’t win if I didn’t have God by my side. Who you see today, was molded my God. I chose to pray for that people. I forgave myself, I forgave them.
Going through that phase, I learned how to see the good in people. I learned the power of forgiveness and self love. I learned about God’s truth. His truth can’t be changed, and He says that I am precious, loved and by grace and faith in Him I can reach a new life, and that’s what I did. With confidence I embraced His truth about me and stopped listening to those who only wanted to bring me down with words or attitudes towards me. Who you see today, decided to live through God’s perspective. I learned to listen to what really matters.
Hey you, reading this, I really hope you keep being positive, keep being mature, youdon’t need to live under people’s approval. I hope you embrace God’s truth for you. Don’t let any comments (or self thoughts), turn into sadness, or any other kind of bad feeling, instead, love them and ignore their “death words”. Remembering of my own experiences, made me feel able to write about this and, of course, made me think even more about people surrounding me, and everyone that might need this encouragement.
Don’t give up, you can choose a different future, write a different story. God has this direction for you. ❤️ You’re loved and appreciated, don’t let anyone else define you, because God’s truth and desire are completely different from what the world has taught you so far.
Todo ano o Spotify monta uma playlist especial com as 100 músicas mais tocadas no ano por cada um de seus assinantes, e eu recebi a minha lista, acessando o site 2017wrapped.com – eles também fornecem informações interessantes que logo abaixo, também vou dividir com todos vocês!
Every year, Spotify shares with their subscribers, a special playlist, with our most played songs in 2017, 100 to be more specific! And I am so proud of my list 🙂 every song is important to me! I went to 2017wrapped.com and they gave me informations that I’m gonna share right now with you all ❤
21.379 minutos de música de 1.800 diferentes músicas e 530 diferentes artistas de 34 gêneros! Não há nenhuma dúvida de que eu AMO MÚSICA certo? Quero fazer um agradecimento ao Spotify por dividir esses dados com a gente, estou completamente satisfeita com o serviço. Vou colocar aqui pra vocês a lista que eles fizeram com o meu Top 100, e as listas que fiz chamadas de “The Best So Far”, a cada trimestre de 2017, dos meus lançamentos favoritos 🙂
21,379 minutes of music from 1,800 different songs and 530 different artists from 34 genres. There’s no doubt, I LOVE MUSIC! I wanna thank Spotify for sharing this with us, I’m completely satisfied with the streaming service, in my opinion, this is the best streaming app for music. I had a great time listening to that playlist. I’m also gonna share three playlists named “The Best So Far”: 30 songs in every quarter of the year 🙂
Muito orgulhosa dos meus top artistas 2017, são todos favoritos meus – olha só meu favorito Chris Brown no topo da lista! Sobre o meu top 5, eu lembro do papel de cada uma na minha vida: cada fase, cada sentimento, os bons e os maus momentos… é incrível, realmente impressionante como a música marca, como a música ajuda, como ela carrega nossa personalidade 🙂 todas são lindas e super amadas por mim!
I’m also very proud of my top artists 2017, they are all my favorites – aww look at my fave Chris Brown being #1! About my top 5, I remember the moment of each song in my life, every phase, every feeling, hard and good times… it’s really amazing, really impressive how a song can help you go through something, how it carries our personality 🙂 every song are beautiful and super loved by me!
* Essa playlist ainda está em progresso! Continue acompanhando, e em breve a versão final será postada aqui.
This playlist will be updated soon! Keep checking this post to see the final version.
Então, vocês já sabem, quem possuir uma conta na plataforma Spotify, corre para esse site e vá conferir suas estatísticas também! Divide comigo seu top artistas, seu top 5, gênero mais escutado e por aí vai! Beijos, eu sinceramente amei o meu 2017 na música!
So, you already know, anyone who owns an account on Spotify, check out this website 2017wrapped.com, and share your statistics too! Share with me, your top artists, your top 5, most listened genre and so on! I sincerely loved my 2017 in music!
I don’t know where to begin. I may know when it began, but not how it began. I don’t know why my heart chose you. You’re special and part of my life now, my story.
I know, a lot of people don’t understand. Some still question me how it happened, or why I allowed it to happen.
I grew up with this feeling. Grew up on the inside. I had so many opinions before that were completely changed…
What didn’t change was my “protective way”, and how still bothers me some words that hurt. But I learned how patience with persistence, + prayers heal.
Always pray for those you love.
You’ll never know what future holds. Nothing’s guaranteed. You don’t know what can happen tomorrow… or when you’ll still have them by your side to laugh, annoy you, or simply be there for you. Pray for what you see. Pray for what you don’t see. Pray for their dreams, their will… pray for their life. Ask for compassion, protection, and peace in every aspect.
Things that I learned during these years:
Learned about where I should place my heart — yes, this is very important. Love God, keep Him first, and then love somebody else. I promised I’d never make that mistake again, and so far, thank God I’m keeping it!
Learned about how unique we are, and how alike we are too. Different mistakes, same essence. We, as humans, often make a “escale” but God sees us in a different way, and treat our mistakes the same way. When we truly regret them, we’re given another chance. We receive other perspective in life.
Learned how God’s mercy works. How undeserving we are, and how Good He is. Learned how grace works. How much we need this to be grateful and forgive.
Learned how our treasures can be drowned when we don’t know how to act, or even worse. When act based in our feelings. Learned how our mental health matters. Learned how people’s judgement can affect us, saw how they think they know everything, how they want to take control over us…
But I also gained reasons to smile and celebrate. To cry in God’s presence, and receive the relief in my soul. Learned how to fight for another person.
Chris Brown with a solid twelve-year career, in 2017, most specifically on October31st, took an important step: he released a double album with 45 tracks named “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” – and a bonus song (Last All Night), especially for fans on Soundcloud.
What to many people seemed like a “shot in the foot”, especially in this “digital era” when people doesn’t seem to be interested on buying physical media, eventually became a milestone in his story thanks to his talent, team and fans – who gave all the support needed to make this possible.
In just one week, “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” has now won the gold certification (for 500,000 copies sold) a fact confirmed by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Amazing, isn’t it?!
Everything started with an Instagram post in May, 2016:
“NEW ALBUM (HEARTBREAK ON A FULL MOON) NEW SINGLE DROPS MAY 5th…” – Chris Brown via Instagram
It gives us an idea of how early the work for this album happened. Chris Brown is a workaholic. Music is his refuge, his art, something that he truly loves to spend time doing it. In the past years, he released for free (via mixtapes), previewed snippets on social media like Periscope and Instagram, put out songs on Soundcloud, and of course, released albums too… that’s a lot of music!
Chris, himself, said in a interview, that he had on his phone 800 songs! And can you imagine how many more he’ll have after a studio was built in his house? Haha. So, would this be the reason behind his new album, “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” have so many songs? I don’t know, but it’s a way to start finding answers for this question.
“I thought Heartbreak On a Full Moon was a depiction of what my soul wanted to say. It’s funny because we’re not doing a double album. I’ve done so many records, but all of the records, to me, are personal favorites and I feel like it gets what I want to say across. It gives a vibe. You get nostalgia or you get a sense of individuality.” – Chris Brown
This might be his most personal album
As a fan for years, I can honestly say that I follow his art in every detail, I listened to every album, even his collaborations with different artists, and I noticed a progress in this project, I noticed growth. I feel like he finally felt ready to open up his deepest feelings, his inner thoughts – in songs.
He started doing it, in his – well done – documentary called “Welcome To My Life”, where he really welcome us, to his experiences, his career, his life choices, his pain, victories and defeats in pure honesty. We were invited to know his side of the story. We saw how everything started, we saw vulnerability, we saw the strength and the pain. The answers to a lot of questions.
And I guess that he followed the same formula with “HOAFM” – he doesn’t hide his preferences in his love life, or his choices according to who he’s gonna have a relationship with. I don’t wanna make any reference to anyone, it’s not about his exes, or about who inspired what song (yes, he wrote a lot of songs in this album) – it’s about his perspective, about his feelings, it doesn’t matter if it’s happy song, love song or a sad song, it’s about his own view.
“#💔🌕 HOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING SEASON 1 AND 2😂🕺🏽🔥!” – Chris Brown via Instagram
What should we expect from “Heartbreak On A Full Moon”?
Cohesiveness and a story to tell. The first song “Lost And Found” is a great example of a opener! You feel the impact, as soon as you hit the play button.
Another thing that I love about this album: the samples! Michael Jackson (Even), Tupac (Juicy Booty), Outkast (This Way), Seal (Nowhere), Kevin Lyttle (Questions)… legends only! They were all perfectly chosen!
Singles, they were just a sneak peak of what the album could sound like. So far, “Party” is the most successful one, reaching Billboard’s Hot 100, 40th position, “Pills AndAutomobiles” is almost there, being at the 51th spot. Another fact that must be commented: every single from this era, charted!
“… very thankful to be able to inspire y’all while doing something I love ❤️. I LOVE YALL EVEN MORE FOR MAKING ME WORK HARD. #💔🌕 🙏🏽❤️ ” – Chris Brown
“HOAFM” is a treasure to be explored, a journey amid the loves, many life experiences and feelings of Chris Brown. This new project it’s like as if he had read the comments of fans and learned from previous mistakes, and gathered all this new information for a new phase in his new work.
Captivated even the unbelievers!
In three days, Brown achieved an impressive number: 68,000 copies sold – which even surpassed the predictions of several critics. What should also be highlighted is the total time of the album: 2h40min – no other artist has released such an extensive work. It’s at least audacious! He did it all by himself – with no support from his own label, no sponsor, no PR stunt… he made it thanks to his own talent, team, and of course, his dedicated fans.
On Twitter, overall positivity. At first, some people thought it would be a “torture” to listen to so many songs. Others stated that his album wouldn’t be “curated enough” and there would be a lot of “fillers”. Others followed the delusional crowd that unjustly says “all his songs/albums sound the same since…” – but all of this was proven wrong, once they hit the play button. “He did his thing with this album”, critics made positive reviews, I saw a lot of positive reactions from the public, and yes, artists and peers came supporting too.
We could see people comparing this album to their favorites, to his acclaimed and grammy award winner “F.A.M.E.” – something really special happened this week!
45 songs that flows naturally
Chris gives us a little bit of everything, and I think it’s amazing. A multi-talented artist, who doesn’t like to be “labeled”, who likes to take risks, who loves to try new things, couldn’t give us an album stuck in a “box”, or with two genres.
Number of featured artists: this also impressed. With an extense tracklist, a large number of collaborators were expected, but that was not what happened. Chris really trusted himself and gave us all of him ❤ Different producers: Chris had already mentioned that he does not listen to much of the popular stuff out there because he does not want to look or sound like anyone else… Working with “lesser-known” names, made his sound original, with well structured songs in every aspect.
PS: Chris worked again with Scott Storch, Polow da Don & Boi-1-da
Vocals, melodies, harmonies… production wise, it’s definitely his best album!
1. Lost & Found
3. Juicy Booty (feat. Jhené Aiko & R. Kelly)
5. Heartbreak on a Full Moon
8. Rock Your Body
10. Handle It (feat. DeJ Loaf & Lil Yachty)
12. Everybody Knows
13. To My Bed
14. Hope You
15. This Ain’t
16. Pull Up
17. Party (feat. Usher & Gucci Mane)
18. Sensei (feat. A1)
19. Summer Breeze
20. No Exit
21. Pills & Automobiles (feat. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie & Kodak Black)
22. Hurt The Same
23. I Love Her
24. You Like
26. Other Niggas
27. Tough Love
29. Covered In You
31. High End (feat. Future & Young Thug)
32. On Me
33. Tell Me What To Do
36. If You’re Down
37. Bite My Tongue
38. Run Away
39. This Way
40. Yellow Tape
41. Reddi Wip
44. Only 4 Me (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Verse Simmonds)
45. Grass Ain’t Greener
Sit back, take your time and enjoy this masterpiece called “Heartbreak On A Full Moon”. “HOAFM” is an album that goes beyond sales and records. It’s solid, different. This album has so much more to offer! I feel his soul there, I am so proud! I shared with you, during this post, my personal favorites! If you listened to the album, tell me, which songs do you like? Tell me your opinion, I’ll love to answer you!
“Heartbreak On A Full Moon” is available on every streaming plataform (Spotify, TIDAL, Apple Music and more). And please, don’t forget to request the physical album at your local store/retailer. Also, keep requesting the singles “Grass Ain’t Greener”, “Party”, “Privacy”, “Pills And Automobiles” & “Questions” at your local radio station!
Talent, hard work, originality, focus and strategy. Yes. I’m proud.
É com muito carinho que eu estou aqui hoje, escrevendo sobre um álbum que eu amo muito! Sinceramente, ainda um dos meus favoritos, talvez esteja até em primeiro lugar no ranking!
(🇺🇸) It is with great joy and affection that I am here today, writing about an album that I love with all my heart! Honestly, this is still one of my favorites! I’m talking about Chris Brown’s second studio album, released on November 6, 2007 – wow, that’s right, a decade – time is really flying y’all!
Estou falando do segundo álbum de estúdio do Chris Brown, lançado no dia 6 de novembro de 2007, portanto, ele completa hoje 10 anos! Wow, isso mesmo, uma década – o tempo está passando mesmo gente! Eu nunca acompanhei de perto, por tanto tempo, um artista.
2007 foi um ano de grandes mudanças para mim, e, na música não poderia ser diferente. Eu sempre gostei de ouvir de tudo, porém, o rock era o estilo predominante em meus fones, rádio, fita cassete, cds gravados… Escutava diversas sonoridades do rock, punk, metal, clássico, gótico… todos os estilos e, eu gostava muito disso.
Mas aí, como eu expliquei para vocês, naquele ano eu me mudei. Passei a ter novas experiências ao morar no Rio de Janeiro. Lá, era tudo diferente, minha vida só ficou mais movimentada quando eu passei a estudar, fiz amigos… e, o hip-hop/rap, começou a ascender nos Estados Unidos, e tudo que bomba lá, faz sucesso aqui, e com o Chris foi exatamente desse jeito!
(🇺🇸) 2007 was a year of great changes for me, and in music, it could not be different. I was living in Rio de Janeiro, with a lot of different things going on for me, I always liked to listen to different genres, but rock was the predominant style on my headphones, radio, cassettes, CDs… I used to listen to various sounds of rock, punk, metal, classic, gothic… yes, all styles.
Hip-hop/rap, started to get more attention where I lived, and then this country boy from Tappahannock, Virginia, came around and changed everything! I was completely amazed by his talents, his dancing, his smile.
Um grande astro. “Queridinho da América”. Já havia conquistado vários fãs apaixonados em seu país, posições de prestígio nas paradas musicais, já feito apresentações importantes de deixar o queixo caído em premiações, e seu próximo trabalho prometia, era muito aguardado.
(🇺🇸) A superstar. “America’s Sweetheart.” He had already won several passionate fans in his country, prestigious positions in the musical charts, already made important performance to leave the audience “jaw dropped” in awards, and his next album was very wanted and anticipated.
Não é a toa que esse álbum ainda segura o título de maior vendagem na primeira semana para o Chris, foram 295.000 cópias. “Kiss Kiss”, seu segundo single (também indicado ao Grammy), atingiu o topo da parada musical mais importante dos EUA, a Billboard Hot 100. Recebeu opiniões favoráveis dos críticos, um deles chegou a afirmar que ele já “não era mais um substituto do Usher, mas sim, estrela pop inegável” – e ficou na posição 34 dos top 50 álbuns de 2007 segundo a Rolling Stone.
(🇺🇸) No wonder that this album still holds the biggest selling title in the first week for Chris: it sold 295,000 copies. “Kiss Kiss,” his second single (also nominated for one Grammy), reached the top of the US’s most important musical chart – Billboard Hot 100. It received favorable reviews from critics, one of them even said that he was “no longer a substitute (..) but an undeniable pop star “- Exclusive was ranked 34th in the top 50 albums of 2007 according to Rolling Stone.
Possui o certificado 2x platinum, significa que só nos Estados Unidos vendeu mais de dois milhões cópias! Foram 6 singles: “Wall To Wall”, “Kiss Kiss”, “With You” & “Take You Down”. No ano seguinte, ganhou uma re-release, “Exclusive: The Forever Edition” com mais quatro canções, incluindo “Forever” que tornou-se um grande sucesso, #2 na BB Hot 100, e “Superhuman” com Keri Hilson.
(🇺🇸) 2x platinum: it means that in the United States alone, it sold more than two million copies! “Exclusive” had 4 singles: “Wall To Wall”, “Kiss Kiss”, “With You” & “Take You Down”. The following year, he made a re-release, named “Exclusive: The Forever Edition” with four more songs including “Forever” which became a big hit, (#2 on BB Hot 100), and “Superhuman” with Keri Hilson.
Todos os clipes ricos em coreografia, ele também fez questão de co-dirigir todos! Foi mesmo uma “era” linda para ele e para os fãs. Com esse álbum ele se consolidou, e mostrou que chegou para ficar.
(🇺🇸) All videos from this era are amazingly coreographed, he also co-directed each one of them! It was a beautiful “era” for him and the fans. With this album he consolidated his career and showed that he came to stay!
Eu já amava canções como “Say Goodbye” e “Wall To Wall”, que não paravam de tocar aqui (essa música se deu super bem no Brasil) – e, quando eu o vi naquele clipe cheio de vida, engraçado e colorido – “Kiss Kiss” me apaixonei de vez! Decidi que acompanharia o trabalho dele como artista e estou aqui até hoje, 10 anos depois!
(🇺🇸) I already loved songs like “Say Goodbye” and “Wall To Wall”, that never stopped playing here (this song was very good in Brazil) – and when I saw it in that clip full of life, funny and colorful ” Kiss Kiss “I fell in love once and for all! I decided that I would accompany his work as an artist and I am here until now, 10 years later!
… she want that lovey dovey, lovey dovey, that kiss kiss
Desde então, sou essa fã que vocês conhecem ❤ minhas favoritas desse álbum são: Kiss Kiss, With You, Hold Up, Help Me, I Wanna Be, I’ll Call Ya & Lottery.
(🇺🇸) Since then, I am this fan that you know! My favorites on this album are: Kiss Kiss, With You, Hold Up, Help Me, I Wanna Be, I’ll Call Ya & Lottery.
You mean to me what I mean to you
And together, baby there is nothing we won’t do
Cause if I got you, I don’t need money, I don’t need cars
Girl, you’re my all and I’m into you
And girl, no one else would do
Cause with every kiss and every hug
You make me fall in love
And now I know I can’t be the only one
I bet there’s hearts all over the world tonight
With the love of their life who feels
What I feel when I’m
Hinos atemporais gente! Me lembro das minhas tardes ouvindo esse álbum, voltava pra casa do colégio, e passava horas com ele on repeat. Olha ele comentando as faixas do álbum:
(🇺🇸) Timeless bops! I remember I spent my afternoons listening to this album after school and spent hours with it on repeat. Watch him commenting on the album tracks:
3.Take You Down
9.Wall To Wall
11.I Wanna Be
12.Gimme Whatcha Got
13.I’ll Call Ya
Na minha honesta opinião, é um excelente álbum e eu super recomendo a você que está apaixonado, que quer se divertir, dançar muito… 5 estrelas galera!
(🇺🇸) In my honest opinion, it’s an excellent album and I super recommend it to you who are in love, who wants to have fun, dance a lot… I give it 5 stars y’all! It was incredible to see him grow.
Então é isso pessoal 🙂 um dia que eu amei comemorar e que eu precisava comentar aqui no blog! E vocês? Têm um álbum favorito assim como eu? Algum que traga tantas lembranças? Qual seria ele? Conhece o trabalho do Chris? Tem alguma favorita? Teria vontade de conhecer? Deixe seu comentário!
(🇺🇸) So that’s it folks 🙂 I really needed to celebrate this day and comment here on the blog! And you? Do you have a favorite album like me? The one that brings to you so many memories? Do you know Chris’ work? Do you have any favorites from this album? Leave your comment!