Source: E- Online – Jenna Mullins| All Things Michael
Chris Brown has some high hopes for himself.
The 25-year-old, who is nominated for three Grammys tonight, talked to Ryan Seacrest about the “wall of greatness” mural that he painted for the Grammy Museum, which included legendary artists like Michael Jackson, James Brown, Prince and one more…
“Those guys are the people who paved the way for me to really be able to do my music and push the envelope, be creative,” he said. “I wanted to put a wall of greatness up there, and I put myself on the wall, just because I want to achieve that. That’s the goal.”
Brown is nominated for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “New Flame,” his collaboration with Usher and Rick Ross, and his sixth studio album X is nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album. According to Brown, that effort was his “coming of age” album.
“Any time I do music or any time I do different songs I always want reach different audiences, different cultures, different facets of life, you know what I’m saying? So me being kind of 25 now and coming of age now I wanted people to just identify with who I was as an artist, as an entertainer and make songs that people can relate to,” he told Ryan. “So whether it’s the slow songs about love or about regret, sorrow, pain, whatever it is, I just try and bring and evoke the emotion out of people all the time with my music.”
Chris Brown has been nominated for 15 Grammys over the years, winning only once in 2012 for Best R&B Album with his fourth studio release, F.A.M.E.
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