Music / Chris Brown

Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American 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 Michael Jackson's "King of Pop" title. His Hip-Hop-infused R&B style and dance moves made him a perfect teen heartthrob.

He came under heavy scrutiny and derision due to his Domestic Abuse incident with then-girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna in 2009. He was tried and sentenced to a felony act and served community service. His popularity and sales took a hit, and much of 2009-2011 was spent rebuilding his image, switching his genre to Hip-Hop as the rap community was the only one that would accept him after the incident. 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 Drake and Frank Ocean), trips to rehab, a jail stint, and a messy love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran. Despite (or because of) all this, he's still one of the more notable and popular R&B/Pop artists coming out of the Turn of the Millennium. For better or worse.
  • Chris Brown (2005)
  • Exclusive (2007)
  • Graffiti (2009)
  • F.A.M.E. (2011)
  • Fortune (2012)
  • X (2014)
  • Fan of a Fan: The Album (2015, collaboration with Tyga)
  • Royalty (2015)

Selected Filmography
  • The O.C. — Will Tutt, 3 episodes (2007)
  • Stomp The Yard — Duron Williams (2007)
  • This Christmas — "Michael 'Baby' Whitfield" (2007)
  • Takers — Jessie Attica (2010)
  • Think Like A Man — Alex (2012)
  • Battle of the Year — Rooster (2013)

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