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 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 the Domestic Abuse
incident of then-girlfriend, pop singer 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 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 3 Grammy Awards in 2012.
- Chris Brown (2005)
- Exclusive (2007)
- Graffiti (2009)
- F.A.M.E. (2011)
- Fortune (2012)
- X (2014)
- The O.C. — Will Tutt, 3 episodes (2007)
- Stomp The Yard — Duron Williams (2007)
- This Christmas — "Michael 'Baby' Whitfield" (2007)
- Takers — Jessie Attica (2010)
The musician showcases examples of:
- Attack Backfire — Partially the reason behind his successful comeback.
- Abusive Parents — His stepfather violently beat his mother, and he was so afraid of him he used to wet himself.
- Auto-Tune: "Nobody's Business" with Rihanna. "Yeah 3x".
- Boastful Rap: "Look At Me Now".
- Breakthrough Hit: "Run It!"
- Breakup Song: "Say Goodbye" and "Deuces"
- Career Resurrection — After the Graffiti flop and still under heavy media derision, he pretty much rebounded. The movie Takers which he co-starred was well received and F.A.M.E. was a number one album with 3 number one singles on several different charts.
- Controversy Proof Image — Chris Brown was a pariah for about 2 years to the majority of the world after the Rihanna incident, but his fan base adamantly stuck by him the whole time.
- Cowboy Bebop at His Computer — Chris Brown is not a rapper. The news media constantly refers to him as one. He occasionally does it, but he's primarily a singer. Even his No Celebrities Were Harmed version in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was a rapper.
- Cursed with Awesome/Wangst: "Lucky Me"
- Darker and Edgier/Hotter and Sexier: 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.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde —Off and on during the ''F.A.M.E.'' album.◊
- Domestic Abuse: Was the abuser towards Rihanna. This has been a permanent black stain on his career since.
- Easily Forgiven — By his fanbase/recording industry, in any case.
- Embarrassing Tattoo: With an unfortunate resemblance to Rihanna.
- Fan Community Nicknames: Team Breezy.
- Fun with Acronyms: "F[orgiving].A[ll].M[y].E[nemies]." and "F[ans].A[re].M[y].E[verything]."
- Grammy Award: One for Best R&B Album for "F.A.M.E."
- Hair-Trigger Temper: This has been a reoccurring problem for him.
- Identical Stranger: Looks very much like NBA player Shannon Brown. Coincidentally, they share the same last name.
- Intercourse with You — "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 Drake. Both have songs called "Forever".
- Must Make Amends — "Crawl," for example.
- Right Through His Pants — The video for "No Bullshit."
- Piss Take Rap — Inverted, he does rap often in some songs. "Look at Me Now" is intended to be a Boastful Rap, but if you compare his verses to his guests - Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, it comes across as such.
- Self-Titled Album — Debut
- Take That, Critics! — "Look At Me Now".
- Rihanna's song, which featured Chris Brown, "Nobody's Business", can't be a coincidence.
- The Rival — Drake. Possibly over Rihanna.
- Token Black — Amongst the cast The O.C.. He was the only black recurring character, possibly only black character but his race never comes up In-Universe
- The Tyson Zone — He is going through this now.
- Will They or Won't They? — With Rihanna for a while. Currently, he has confirmed that they are not together. We'll see if this changes.
- Wolverine Publicity — He has done masses of features with rappers, including Busta Rhymes, Pitbull, T.I., Nas, Nicki Minaj, T-Pain, Fat Joe, Game and Big Sean. He's also featured on songs by Rihanna, David Guetta, Keri Hilson and Brandy.
- Would Hit a Girl