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Music: Chris Brown

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 his Domestic Abuse incident with 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 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), a messy love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, and more arrests and trips to rehab.
Discography
  • Chris Brown (2005)
  • Exclusive (2007)
  • Graffiti (2009)
  • F.A.M.E. (2011)
  • Fortune (2012)
  • X (2014)

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)

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