2016 Rap-Up: Chris Brown’s 5 Most-Read Stories

It’s been a big year for Breezy.

Although the superstar crooner didn’t release a new album in 2016, Chris Brown still knew how to make headlines. To close out the year, we’re sharing Breezy’s biggest, most-read stories of 2016, according to Rap-Up readers.

Despite no new album, fans were still clamoring for music as the most-read Breezy story of 2016 was an announcement for Chris’ eighth album Heartbreak on a Full Moon in May. Just after his OHB mixtape, Before da Trap: Nights in Tarzana, Chris confirmed the title, prompting excitement for the follow-up to 2015’s Royalty, which is expected in 2017.

New music also helped Brown secure his second-most read story of the year with the release of “Do You Mind,” DJ Khaled’s Major Key single featuring August Alsina, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross. The song would go on to hit No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Breezy yet another smash.

Speaking of new music, Brown’s third most-read story of the year was the “Back to Sleep (Remix)” featuring Usher and Zayn. Over a sample of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing,” the R&B trio made the ladies swoon with a baby-making jam.

Brown also made headlines with his performances. His fourth biggest story of the year was a show-stopping medley of hits for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, where he performed “Liquor,” “Back to Sleep,” “Wrist,” and “Anyway.”

Relationship woes also creeped back into the headlines with the fifth biggest Chris Brown story of the year, when Breezy and his ex Karrueche reignited their feud in March. During what they both called a “petty” exchange, the former couple went on a shade-filled back-and-forth. “Once this ‘TALENT’ you have starts to simmer, so will everyone else,” Brown wrote. “You’re calling me a bitch yet you’re screaming my name in a song about getting back together?” she responded…”I am so over the drama!”

Check out the top headline-making stories from Breezy below.

Chris Brown’s 5 Most-Read Stories of 2016

1. Chris Brown Announces Heartbreak on a Full Moon

2. New Music: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, Rick Ross – ‘Do You Mind’

3. New Music: Chris Brown feat. Usher & Zayn – ‘Back to Sleep (Remix)’

4. Chris Brown Performs Medley at iHeartRadio Music Awards

5. Chris Brown and Karrueche Reignite Feud

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Watch Kylie Jenner & Tyga’s Intimate Short Film

Kylie Jenner and Tyga give fans an intimate look at their relationship in the sizzling short film “KYLIE.”

Up close and personal, the Venice-shot clip is actually a three-minute profile of Kylie. Backed by Niia’s moody but angelic “Last Night in Los Feliz,” Jenner is shown nearly nude and in a wet T-shirt while T-Raww embraces her.

“The whole deal with this video is that it’s a very personal experience,” director Sasha Samsanova told W magazine. “It’s like you’re watching this person from a point of view that has never been seen before.”

Despite what some critics may think, the revealing visual wasn’t altered to enhance anything, according to the director/photographer.

“It’s super raw footage,” added Samsonova. “As soon as my shoots with Kylie come out, so many people write on my page and rant about how it’s all Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop. But the thing about this video is that there’s no post-production work whatsoever. It’s only cut together. It’s very raw, and we tried to keep it that way—no skin retouching, nothing.”

T-Raww appears briefly in the video, caressing Jenner. They also make out near the end, providing a close look at what has been a controversial relationship since its inception.

When the two began dating, many criticized their 8-year age difference given that Jenner was reportedly 17 when their relationship started. Since then, the pair have gone through public ups and downs, including a breakup and reconciliation earlier this year.

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Rita Ora’s Quarter Life Crisis

Rita Ora dishes about the new edition of America’s Next Top Model on VH1 and what it’s like filling Tyra’s shoes.

Then, Rita tells us how she got her start in music and what she thinks about Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle.

Plus, Rita reveals why she had a quarter life crisis and if she’s in love!

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Kyrie Irving Beats Golden State with Game Winning Shot In Final Seconds

Reminiscent of the shot he made to put the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of the Golden State Warriors, with less than a minute left in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Kyrie Irving came up big again, during Sunday’s [December 25] NBA Christmas Special. With Golden State holding a one-point lead with 13.5 seconds to go in the game, Richard Jefferson inbounded the ball to the Cavs’ All-Star point guard, putting the fate of the defending champs in his hands, in a thriller that was capped off when he drove the ball up court against Tristan Thompson and sunk a 13-foot turnaround fade to give Cleveland the 109-108 lead with only 3.4 seconds remaining.

Moments after Irving made the go-ahead basket, Kevin Durant attempted to return the favor, but stumbled the ground after coming into possession of the ball. It was too late for the Warriors, who after maintaining a steady lead throughout the game had crashed and burned in the final frame, to reverse course. Durant put up 36 points and Thompson contributed 24, to go with Draymond Green’s 16 and Steph Curry’s 15, but after extending what was a 7 point lead heading into the fourth, to a 14 point advantage with 9:34 down the stretch, the Cavs began to mount a rally on the back of six Warriors turnovers. The comeback also had much to do with Irving gaining efficiency, following a horrid three quarters in which he missed 11 of 16 attempts. Six of the 14 points he scored in the fourth quarter came with just over two minutes on the clock.

By game’s end, Irving had netted 25 points, dished the ball for 10 assists and collected seven steals and six rebounds. James led the pack with 31 points, and Love added 20 to help the effort. With the win Cleveland rises to 23-6 and Golden State falls to 27-5.

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Pop Star George Michael Dies at 53

British pop legend George Michael is reported to have died in Goring, Oxfordshire on Sunday, December 25. News of Michael’s passing was initially confirmed to the media by his publicist, who told BBC News that he “passed away peacefully at home.” He was 53 years old.

While the cause of Michael’s passing has not been officially made public, the Thames Valley Police characterized the circumstances surrounding his death as “unexplained but not suspicious.” Michael’s corpse was recovered by emergency personnel, who declared him deceased at the scene shortly before 2 p.m. Michael’s manager Michael Lippman is reported to have told the Hollywood Reporter that he died of heart failure.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” a statement provided by family read. “The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time.”

Michael first came to stardom as the frontman of WHAM!, the British boy band whose popularity rivaled Duran Duran and Culture Club in the early 1980’s. Outshining his peers as the band’s leading composer, producer and singer, Michael would branch off to set upon a solo career when he released his debut in 1987. Faith would snag Album Of The Year at the 1989 Grammy’s after landing 8 number one hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 and establishing Michael as the first Caucasian to ever top the R&B Albums chart. Michael would go on to sell over 100 million albums, and be recognized as one of the most notable artists of his generation.

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Troy Ave Shot Twice in Arm and Head in Brooklyn

Troy Ave is in a Brooklyn hospital recovering from two gunshot wounds he sustained while traveling to celebrate Christmas with family on Sunday, December 25.

The rapper, born Roland Collins, was ambushed as his Maserati waited for the light at the E. 91 Street and Linden Blvd. intersection in East Flatbush, shortly before 4:30 p.m. The gunman, whose identity was concealed by a hoodie, is reported to have ran up to Troy’s window and opened fire, grazing him once in the head, and piercing his shoulder with a bullet that would remain lodged in his back.

“He looked to his left, he saw that the guy had a gun and was about to fire, and he started driving away,” Troy’s lawyer, John Stella said in a statement. “He continued driving and he reached the point where he was bleeding pretty profusely. And, apparently, a good Samaritan drove him and his girl a couple of blocks the rest of the way to Brookdale [hospital].”

Troy Ave remains in stable condition.

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