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Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is a singer/rapper. He exploded on the music scene when he was just 15 years old, scoring a number one hit "Run It!" from his first self-titled album and is considered to be one of the singers to claim Music/MichaelJackson's "King of Pop" title. His HipHop-infused R&B style and dance moves made him a perfect teen heartthrob.

He came under heavy scrutiny and derision due to his DomesticAbuse incident with then-girlfriend, pop singer {{Music/Rihanna}} in 2009. He was sentenced to community service and is a convicted felon. His popularity and sales took a hit, and much of 2009-2011 was spent rebuilding his image, with the [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity occasional slip-up.]] It paid off; he scored a number one hit on the U.S. R&B charts with ''Deuces'' in 2010 and scored a number one album called F. A. M. E. in 2011 on the Billboard 200 charts, for which he received a Grammy award win in 2012. Unfortunately, his life and career continued to take a turn for the worse with more violent incidents (including fights with {{Music/Drake}} and Frank Ocean), a messy love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, and more arrests and trips to rehab.
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'''Discography'''
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Chris Brown]]'' (2005)
* ''Exclusive'' (2007)
* ''Graffiti'' (2009)
* ''F.A.M.E.'' (2011)
* ''Fortune'' (2012)
* ''X'' (2014)

'''Selected Filmography'''
* ''TheOC'' -- Will Tutt, 3 episodes (2007)
* ''Stomp The Yard'' -- Duron Williams (2007)
* ''This Christmas'' -- "Michael 'Baby' Whitfield" (2007)
* ''Takers'' -- Jessie Attica (2010)
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!!The musician showcases examples of:* AutoTune: "Nobody's Business" with Rihanna. "Yeah 3x".
* BoastfulRap: "Look At Me Now".
* BreakupSong: "Say Goodbye" and "Deuces"
* CursedWithAwesome[=/=]{{Wangst}}: "Lucky Me"
* DarkerAndEdgier[=/=]HotterAndSexier: They can't sell him as a fresh faced good guy youngster anymore, so he slowly morphed into this with his music and videos getting more explicit. In fact, his comeback album after the incident is his first with a parental advisory label.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde:[[http://thatgrapejuice.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/chris-b12.jpg Off and on during the ''F.A.M.E.'' album.]]
* FunWithAcronyms: "F[orgiving].A[ll].M[y].E[nemies]." and "F[ans].A[re].M[y].E[verything]."
* GrammyAward: One for Best R&B Album for "F.A.M.E."
* IdenticalStranger: Looks very much like NBA player Shannon Brown. Coincidentally, they share the same last name.
** He also looks a bit like actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodie_Broadus J.D. Williams]] (best known for playing Bodie in ''Series/TheWire'').
* IntercourseWithYou: "Take You Down" and later "Take My Time."
** Just on his latest album, there's "No B.S.", "Wet the Bed", and "Beg for It."
* {{Irony}}: His rivalry with Music/{{Drake}}. Both have songs called "Forever".
* MustMakeAmends: "Crawl," for example.
* RightThroughHisPants: The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFAmOuQ69Qs&ob=av2n "No Bullshit."]]
* RefugeInAudacity/Music: In "I'm Still":
-->"You ni**as mad cause you fuckiní with them regular hos and ainít none better than my Asian.Ē
* PissTakeRap: Inverted, he does rap often in some songs. "Look at Me Now" is intended to be a BoastfulRap, but if you compare his verses to his guests - Music/BustaRhymes and Music/LilWayne, it comes across as such.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Debut
* TakeThatCritics: "Look At Me Now".
** Rihanna's song, which featured Chris Brown, "Nobody's Business", can't be a coincidence.
* TheRival: {{Music/Drake}}. Possibly over Rihanna.
* TokenBlack: Amongst the cast TheOC. He was the only black recurring character, possibly only black character but his race never comes up InUniverse
* WolverinePublicity: He has done masses of features with rappers, including Busta Rhymes, Music/{{Pitbull}}, T.I., {{Music/Nas}}, Music/NickiMinaj, Music/TPain, Fat Joe, Game and Big Sean. He's also featured on songs by {{Music/Rihanna}}, Music/DavidGuetta, Keri Hilson and {{Music/Brandy}}.
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