As “Just Like Me” continues to climb up the urban radio charts, the comical Brett Ratner-directed video peaked at #2 on BET’s 106 & Park and is in “Power” rotation on MTV2. With over 100 spins a week, “Just Like Me” was also the “Spotlight” video on VH1 Soul.
After officially announcing the December 16th release date for Intuition five weeks ago, the Academy Award winning actor and Grammy-nominated singer embarked on a whirlwind promo tour in support of the album, inclusive of multiple major cities album listening/release parties, radio visits and unforgettable TV appearances/performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, BET’s 106 & Park, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Early Show, The View, and the CBS prime-time special A Home for the Holidays.
Bringing in the holiday season at the top of charts is nothing new to Foxx, who has always regarded himself as a singer and musician first, and actor second. On December 16, 2005, Foxx released his J Records debut album Unpredictable, which entered at #2 on both Top 200 Albums and Current R&B Albums charts. Sparked by the success of the album’s title track, Unpredictable sold 597,554 units in its first week of release and positioned Foxx among the ranks of 50 Cent, Coldplay, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige as one of the highest selling debuts of 2005.
After the second week of release, Unpredictable jumped to #1 on the Top 200 chart and earned Foxx the distinguished honor of being the first artist of 2006 to claim the top spot and joined the ranks of legendary actors Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Barbra Streisand as the fourth Academy Award winner to also have a #1 album in the US. Unpredictable remained # 1 for three weeks, sold over one million units in four weeks and eventually won Foxx an American Music Award in 2006 for Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist.