Who is Chris Brown?
He is an American singer and actor. He is one of the most successful singers in the R&B genre and one of the leading African-American artists. He has also become hugely popular thanks to his dancing skills.
Tappahannock, Virginia, The United States of America
Born Christopher Maurice Brown, the artist, comes from humble beginnings. He has been in two highly publicized relationships with the singer Rihanna and model Karrueche Tran. Chris Brown was accused of being physically violent and abusive towards both of these partners, with his violence against Rihanna receiving a lot of media coverage. He pled guilty to the assault against Rihanna in 2009.
Chris Brown started his career officially in 2004 when he signed with Jive Records. Before this, the singer would appear on talent shows and also sing with his church choir. In 2004 as well, he released his first album, Chris Brown. It hit certified triple platinum and produced the single Run It!, which got to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, a rather rare achievement for a debut single. His second album came out in 2007 under the title Exclusive. It spawned the hit single Kiss Kiss, which also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2009, he released Graffiti, his third album, which did not do as well commercially. The release happened the same year the singer pled guilty for assaulting Rihanna. However, 2011 saw the release of F.A.M.E., a huge hit compared to Graffiti and one of the biggest successes of his career so far, as it reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200. His fifth album was Fortune and also reached the coveted spot at the front of the Billboard 200. His eighth album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, with 45 tracks, received a gold certification and sold over 500 thousand units in a week, reaching double-platinum by 2019. Indigo, the ninth album, hit the Billboard 200 once more.
In addition to his highly successful music career, Chris Brown has worked as an actor. He debuted in this field in 2007 in Stomp the Yard. He has also appeared in The O.C.’s popular show and films like This Christmas, Think Like a Man, and Battle of the Year.
Brown has over 140 million record sales worldwide, which places him among the best-selling artists in the world.
Chris Brown has won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. In addition to this, he has fifteen BET Awards, four Billboard awards, six Soul Train Music Awards, and he also holds seventh place for most songs that made into the Billboard Hot 100 with 106 songs total.
The main artistic influence on Chris Brown’s music was Michael Jackson, a performer who inspired his singing and dancing style.
While highly acclaimed in his musical career, Chris Brown has found himself in legal trouble several times over the years.
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