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. Unfortunately, his life and career continued to take a turn for the worse with more violent incidents (including fights with Drake and Frank Ocean), a messy love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, and more arrests and trips to rehab.
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