"Back to Sleep", also known by the censored version title "Sex You Back to Sleep", is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown from his seventh studio album Royalty. The song was released as the album's third single and its first urban single on November 5, 2015.


The song was written by Chris Brown, Anderson Hernandez, Matthew Samuels, Allen Ritter, and August Rigo, and was produced byVinylz, Boi-1da and Allen Ritter. Premiered and was sent to radio as the album's third single and its first urban single on November 5, 2015, receiving its commercial release for digital download on November 9, 2015.

Live Performances

Brown promoted the song with live performances on televised shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live!Taraji & Terrence's White Hot Holidays and the 3rd iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Music Video

On December 14, 2015 Brown uploaded the music video for "Back to Sleep" on his YouTube and Vevo account. The video begins after the conclusion of Brown's "Fine By Me" music video.


The music video for "Back to Sleep" was directed by Brown. The video begins, after the conclusion of Brown's "Fine by Me" music video, and starts with Brown making a call to his girlfriend, insisting that he come over even though it’s late at night. After Brown and his girlfriend get intimate, showing them kissing and touching on display in the shower and bedroom. Intercut with performance clips where Brown sings the song in a club.


Chris Brown has released three remixes to the song. Part 1 features Usher and Zayn, and was released as "Back to Sleep (Remix)" on February 26, 2016; in addition to verses from Usher and Zayn, the remix also features a new verse from Brown where he mentions his ex-girlfriend Karrueche. Part 2 features Miguel, August Alsina, and Trey Songz, and was released as "Back to Sleep (Remix)" on April 8, while Part 3 was released on April 10 as "Back To Sleep (Legends Remix)", and features Tank, R. Kelly and Anthony Hamilton.

Back to Sleep ft. Usher and Zayn

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Chris Brown ft. Usher & Zayn - Back To Sleep (Remix)


Digital download

  1. "Back to Sleep" (Explicit) — 3:21

Digital download (Remix)

  1. "Back to Sleep" (Remix) (featuring Usher and Zayn) — 4:27

Digital download (Legends Remix)

  1. "Back to Sleep" (Legends Remix) (featuring Tank, R. Kelly and Anthony Hamilton) — 4:27