Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia. Chris Brown Biography and Net Worth.
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Born||Christopher Maurice Brown
May 5, 1989 (age 31)
Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S.
dancer • actor
|Other Names||C. Sizzle • Breezy|
|Record Label||CBE • Jive • RCA|
|Years Active||2002 - Present|
|Genres||R&B • hip hop • pop|
Chris was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year, which became certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Chris Brown Biography
Singer Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989, in Tappahannock, Virginia. Brown became known for his smooth voice, amazing dance moves, boy-next-door charm and controversy surrounding his physical assault of former girlfriend Rihanna. Growing up in a small town of roughly 2,000 people, Brown enjoyed singing in his church choir and was inspired by such musical artists as Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. He also showed off his dance prowess by imitating the moves of another one of his idols, Usher.
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Brown was discovered by Tina Davis, who was working for Def Jam Recordings at the time. “The first thing that hit me was his unique voice,” Davis told Billboard magazine. “I thought ‘This kid is a star.'” Davis eventually became his manager and helped him land a deal with Jive Records, which had developed other young acts such as Britney Spears and ‘N Sync and was home to other hip-hop and R & B stars such as R. Kelly, Usher and Kanye West. At the time of the deal, Brown was only 15 years old.
Chris Brown left school in 2004 at a young age, and began working in his debut album. On 29th November 2005, Chris Brown released his self-titled debut album, which opened at the number two spot on Billboard’s 200 list. Chris Brown and Biography Net Worth.
The album led to Brown winning Best New Artist and Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 49th Grammy Awards. Brown released his second studio album, ‘Exclusive’, on 6th November 2007. The album didn’t achieve the same success as its predecessor, and received similarly mixed reviews.
In December of that year, Brown embarked on The Exclusive Holiday Tour until February, where it ended in Hawaii. For his third studio album, Brown tried to emulate the style of singer like Prince and Michael Jackson who had inspired him in his youth. The result was ‘Graffiti’, released on 7th December 2009. While the album debuted at the seventh spot on Billboard’s 200 list, it was critically panned with some critics calling it “bland” and some “insufferable”. After the critical backlash to ‘Graffiti’, Brown set to work on ‘F.A.M.E.’ – his fourth studio album. It was released on 18th March 2011, debuting at the top of Billboard’s 200, marking Brown’s first number one album.
Critical response was more praising, yet the album still only received moderate scores from critics. Just over a year later, Brown released ‘Fortune’ on 29th June 2012, again debuting at the top of Billboard’s 200 list. Like ‘Graffiti’, however, the album was universally panned as “shameless” and “uncomfortable”. Brown took two years to record ‘X’, his sixth studio album, which was released on 16th September 2014.
The album reached number two on Billboard’s 200 list, becoming the first album since ‘Graffiti’ to not reach the top spot. The album did, however, receive far more favourable reviews, with generally more positive critical response.
Chris Brown met Rihanna in 2005, and the couple began dating in 2008. On 8th February 2009, Chris Brown beat Rihanna after the couple got into an argument. After first denying the allegations, Brown later confessed to domestic abuse and making criminal threats, and was sentenced to a mere five years’ probation, six months of community service, and a restraining order keeping him 50 yards from Rihanna.
The verdict was met with backlash from Domestic Abuse activists, who stated that Brown should have been punished far more harshly for his crimes. The restraining order was later amended to allow Brown and Rihanna to attend awards ceremonies at the same time.
When discussing his upbringing, Brown stated: “We were used to two pairs of shoes for a school year. We used to go to church every day. I was one of those kids that had more church clothes than school clothes. “He has also discussed his second work of grace, saying that “he experienced the Holy Ghost while performing ‘His Eye Is on the Sparrow‘ in church”. After being released from jail on June 2, 2014, Brown wrote that he was “Humbled and Blessed” and tweeted the words “Thank you GOD.”
Assault of Rihanna
In February 2009, the young performer made headlines after being arrested for allegedly assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna during an argument. “Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired,” Brown said in a statement shortly after the incident. He was charged with two felony counts related to the incident. Chris Brown Biography, Net Worth and Career.
In June, Brown pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 180 days of community labor and five years of probation. He was also ordered to stay away from Rihanna. The following month, Brown fully acknowledged and apologized for his actions, saying in a video statement that “I have told Rihanna countless times, and I am telling you today, that I’m truly, truly sorry that I wasn’t able to handle the situation both differently and better.”
Grammy for ‘F.A.M.E.’ and More Troubles
Despite the backlash from the domestic abuse scandal, Brown continued to enjoy popularity as a performer. He released the albums F.A.M.E. (2011) — which won a Grammy for Best R&B Album — Fortune (2012) and X (2014).
Not long before the debut of X (2014), Brown found himself back in trouble with the law. He was arrested on assault charges in October 2013, after allegedly fighting with an unidentified man outside a Washington, D.C. hotel.
After finishing a 90-day court-ordered stint at a Malibu rehabilitation center in February 2014, Brown was ordered to stay in rehab until his next hearing. However, the artist was removed from the center and taken into custody in March for violating his probation. Chris Brown Biography and Career
In May 2014, Brown returned to court in California and admitted to violating his probation for the 2009 assault on Rihanna. The judge gave Brown a year in jail, but he earned his release in early June, receiving credit for his time in rehab and for days previously spent in prison. The singer was delighted to receive his freedom, tweeting “thank you GOD” and “Humbled and Blessed.”
Around that time, Brown became a father with the birth of daughter Royalty, although the girl wasn’t confirmed to be his offspring until several months later.
Brown’s legal woes looked like they would impact his career in 2015. He was told by Australian officials in September that he might be denied entrance into that country because of his conviction on domestic violence charges. Brown ultimately had to cancel his planned tour of Australia and New Zealand, scheduled for December.
‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’ and ‘Indigo’
On Halloween 2017, Brown unveiled an ambitious new project by making his latest album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, available for streaming on Spotify. The 45-track album, clocking in at some 2 hours and 40 minutes from start to finish, featured collaborations with such artists and Future, Usher and R. Kelly.
In January 2019, Brown released “Undecided.” It became the first single from his studio album Indigo, which debuted at No. 1 in late June. Indigo also featured the Top 10 single “No Guidance,” a collaboration with former rival Drake.
Meanwhile, the singer’s troubles with the law continued. In May 2018, a woman filed a lawsuit against Brown and two others, claiming that she was sexually assaulted in the singer’s home. He was arrested again on July 5, 2018, in Florida, on an outstanding out-of-county warrant from the previous year. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Brown was booked and released about an hour after his arrest.
In January 2019, around the time Brown released “Undecided,” a 24-year-old model accused the singer and two other men of raping her in a Paris hotel room. Brown vehemently denied that account and indicated he would sue his accuser for defamation.
Later that year, it was announced that Brown’s ex-girlfriend Ammika Harris had given birth to the singer’s second child, son Aeko Catori Brown.
The artist’s first new music of 2020 arrived on May 5 by way of a mixtape with Young Thug, titled Slime & B.
Chris Brown Movies
|2007||Stomp the Yard||Duron Williams||Supporting role|
|2007||This Christmas||Michael "Baby" Whitfield||Lead role|
|2010||Takers||Jesse Attica||Supporting role, executive producer|
|2012||Think Like a Man||Alex||Supporting role|
|2013||Battle of the Year||Rooster||Supporting role|
|2017||Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life||Himself||Documentary|
|2020||She Ball||Supporting role|
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