Chris Brown’s carefully planned album rollout for ’11:11′ has encountered a setback with the unexpected announcement of an earlier release date. Initially centered around the significance of the number 11, his 11th studio album was set to launch on November 11, featuring precisely 11 songs. However, the artist recently disclosed a shift in the schedule, moving the release a day ahead.
In an Instagram post on November 8, the 34-year-old artist informed his followers of the change, expressing excitement about the early album drop. Contrary to the original plan for a Saturday release, he declared that the album would now be available on Friday night at 9 pm on the west coast and midnight on the east coast.
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This alteration comes after Brown expanded the album’s tracklist from 11 to 22 songs earlier in the week, contradicting his previous announcement. The R&B singer, known for hits like “Kiss Kiss,” had initially shared the song titles and featured artists in a now-deleted Instagram post in early November. Among the guest appearances are Byron Messia, Future, Friday, Lojay, and Davido, though the specific tracks they will feature on remain unspecified.
Approximately two months before this recent update, Brown had teased the album on Instagram, emphasizing its uniqueness compared to his previous releases. In mid-August, he revealed the album’s name, ’11:11,’ and its release date of November 11, along with the promise of 11 tracks. Despite fan requests for additional songs, Brown emphasized his focus on delivering a high-quality album and encouraged fans to savor the anticipation.
The promotional journey for ’11:11′ includes the release of two singles, “Summer Too Hot” and “Sensational,” building anticipation for what Chris Brown has described as a distinct addition to his discography.