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Chris Brown's 'Fortune' sputters to No. 1 debut

Published 07/14/2012, Los Angeles Times

Chris Brown can't seem to escape controversy, and there's evidence this week that all the hand-wringing about his recent work with Rihanna and his nightclubbing habits is starting to have an effect on his album sales. Although his latest, "Fortune," debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts, and it is indeed his second-straight release to bow atop the Billboard tally, its launch has been a soft one.

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