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  1. 1. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Chris Brown (born Christopher Maurice Brown; May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and Chris Brown actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. In 2004, he signed with Jive Records, and released his self-titled debut album the following year. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, and featured the hit single "Run It!", which topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Brown the first male artist as a lead to have his debut single top the chart since Diddy in 1997. Chris Brown was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Browns second studio album, Exclusive, was released in Brown performing at Supafest Australia in 2012. 2007. It spawned three successful singles; his second Hot 100 Background information number one, "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain, "With You" and Birth name Christopher Maurice Brown "Forever". Exclusive was also certified double platinum by the RIAA. Browns third studio album Graffiti (2009), Born May 5, 1989 included the top-twenty single "I Can Transform Ya", Origin Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S. featuring Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz. In 2011, Brown released his fourth studio album F.A.M.E., which became his Genres R&B, pop, hip hop, dance first number one album on the Billboard 200. It spawned the Occupations Singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, hit singles "Yeah 3x", "Look at Me Now" featuring Lil actor Wayne and Busta Rhymes, and "Beautiful People" featuring Years active 2004–present Benny Benassi. F.A.M.E. earned Brown his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.[1] Labels Jive, Zomba, RCA His fifth studio album, Fortune, was released in July 2012. Associated Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, Bow Wow, However, apart from Exclusive, Browns albums were not acts T-Pain, Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Tyga, well received by music critics.[2] Kevin McCall, Ludacris, Ace Hood, Justin Bieber, Game, Busta Rhymes, Apart from recording music, Brown has also pursued an Big Sean acting career. In 2007, he made his on-screen feature film debut in Stomp the Yard, and appeared as a guest on the Website television series The O.C. Other films Brown has appeared in, ( include This Christmas (2007), Takers (2010) and Think Like a Man (2012). Throughout his career, Brown has won numerous awards, including two NAACP Image Awards, three American Music Awards and nine BET Awards. In 2009, he plead guilty to felony assault of singer and then-girlfriend Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service. The case received extensive media attention and negatively affected his career.1 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
  2. 2. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 1 Career 1.1 1989–2004: Early life and career beginnings 1.2 2005–06: Chris Brown and acting debut 1.3 2007–08: Exclusive 1.4 2009–10: Graffiti and mixtape 1.5 2011–present: F.A.M.E. and Fortune 2 Image and personal life 2.1 Success and comparison to other artists 2.2 Domestic violence case 2.3 Relationships 2.4 Nude photo, altercation with Drake, and neck tattoo 3 Discography 4 Filmography 5 Tours 6 See also 7 References 8 External links 1989–2004: Early life and career beginnings Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989,[3] in the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia,[4] to Joyce Hawkins, a former day care center director, and Clinton Brown, a corrections officer at a local prison. [5][6] The younger child of the couple, he has an older sister, Lytrell Bundy,[7] who works in a bank.[5] Music was always present in Browns life beginning in his childhood. He would listen to soul albums that his parents owned,[6] and eventually began to show interest in the hip-hop scene.[3] Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and often cites Michael Jackson as his inspiration.[5] He began to perform in his church choir and in several local talent shows.[8][9] When he mimicked an Usher performance of "My Way",[10] his mother recognized his vocal talent, and they began to look for the opportunity of a record deal.[8] At the same time, Brown was going through personal issues. His parents had divorced, and his mothers boyfriend terrified him by subjecting her to domestic violence.[11] At the age of 13, Brown was discovered by Hitmission Records, a local production team that visited his fathers gas station while searching for new talent.[12] Hitmissions Lamont Fleming provided voice coaching for Brown, and the team helped to arrange a demo package and approached contacts in New York to seek a record deal.[13] Tina Davis, senior A&R executive at Def Jam Recordings, was impressed when Brown auditioned in her New York office, and she immediately took him to meet the former president of the Island Def Jam Music Group, Antonio "L.A." Reid, who offered to sign him that day. "I knew that Chris had real talent," says Davis. "I just knew I wanted to be part of it."[14] The negotiations with Def Jam continued for two months, and Davis then lost her job due to a corporate merger. Brown asked her to be his manager, and once Davis accepted, she promoted the singer to labels such as Jive Records, J-Records and Warner Bros. Records. According to Mark Pitts in an interview with HitQuarters, Davis2 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
  3. 3. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia presented Brown with a video recording, and Pitts reaction was: "I saw the potential ... I didn’t love all the records, but I loved his voice. It wasn’t a problem because I knew that he could sing, and I knew how to make records."[15] Brown ultimately chose Jive due to its successful work with then-young acts such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Brown stated, "I picked Jive because they had the best success with younger artists in the pop market, [...] I knew I was going to capture my African American audience, but Jive had a lot of strength in the pop area as well as longevity in careers."[14] Brown attended Essex High School i Virginia until x in [ [10] early 2005, when he moved to New York to pursue his music career. 2005–06: Chris Brown and acting debut After being signed to Jive Records in 2004, Brown started the recording process in February 2005. By May, there were 50 songs already recorded, 14 of which were picked to the final track listing.[5] The singer worked with several producers and songwriters—Scott Storch, Cool & Dre and Jazze Pha among them—commenting that they "really believed in [him]".[16] Brown also made some input on the album, receiving co-writing credits of five tracks.[5] "I write about the things that 16 year olds go through every day," says Brown. "Like you just got in trouble for sneaking your girl into the house, or you cant drive, so you steal a car or something."[17] The whole album took less than eight weeks to produce.[17] Released on November 29, 2005, the self-titled Chris Brown debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 154,000 copies. [18][19] Chris Brown was a relative commercial success with the time; selling over two million copies in the United States—where it was certified Brown performing at KISS 106.1 two times platinum by the RIAA—and three million copies worldwide. [20][21] Seattle Jingle Bell Bash 8, The albums lead single, "Run It!", made Brown the first male act December 4, 2005 (since Montell Jordan in 1995) to have his debut single to reach the summit of the Billboard Hot 100—later remaining for four additionally weeks.[3] Three of the other singles—"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)," "Gimme That" and "Say Goodbye"—peaked within the top twenty at the same chart.[22] On June 13, 2006, Brown released a DVD entitled, Chris Browns Journey, which shows footage of him traveling in England and Japan, getting ready for his first visit to the Grammy Awards, behind the scenes of his music videos and bloopers. On August 17, 2006 to further promote the album, Brown began his major co-headlining tour, The Up Close and Personal Tour. Due to the tour, production for his next album was pushed back two months. St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital received $10,000 in ticket proceeds from Browns 2006 "Up Close & Personal" tour. Brown has made appearances on UPNs One on One and The Ns Brandon T. Jackson Show on its pilot episode.[23][24] 2007–08: Exclusive In January 2007, Brown landed a small role as a band geek in the fourth season of the American television series The O.C..[25] Brown then made his film debut in Stomp the Yard, alongside Ne-Yo, Meagan Good and Columbus Short on January 12, 2007.[26] In April 2007, Brown was the opening act for Beyoncé Knowles, on the Australian leg of her The Beyoncé Experience tour. On July 9, 2007, Brown was featured in an episode of MTVs My Super Sweet 16 (for the event, it was retitled: Chris Brown: My Super 18) celebrating his eighteenth3 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
  4. 4. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia birthday in New York City.[27] In November 2007, Brown starred as video host for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospitals Math-A-Thon program, to show his support by encouraging students to use their math skills to help children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.[28] Shortly after ending his summer tour with Ne-Yo, Brown quickly began production for his second studio album, Exclusive, which was released in the United States on November 6, 2007. The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 294,000 copies in its first week,[29] and received generally positive reviews from music critics.[2] As of March 23, 2011, it has sold over 1.9 million copies in the United States.[30] The albums lead single, "Wall to Wall", peaked at number 79 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 22 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Kiss Kiss", featuring and Brown performing at the produced by T-Pain, was released as the albums second single. It reached Brisbane Entertainment number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and became Browns second Centre, November 1, 2008 number one single following "Run It!" in 2005. "With You", a song produced by Stargate, was released as the third single from Exclusive, and reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. On November 21, 2007, Brown appeared in This Christmas, a family drama starring Regina King.[31] To further support the album Exclusive, Brown embarked on his The Exclusive Holiday Tour, visiting over thirty venues in United States. The tour began in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 6, 2007 and concluded on February 9, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In March 2008, Brown was featured on Jordin Sparks single "No Air", which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[32] He also made a guest appearance on Ludacris single "What Them Girls Like" alongside Sean Garrett. The song peaked at number 17 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and number eight on the US Hot Rap Songs chart. Brown re-released Exclusive on June 3, 2008 as a deluxe edition, renamed Exclusive: The Forever Edition, seven months after the release of the original version. The re-released version featured four new tracks, including the single "Forever", which reached number two on Billboard Hot 100. In August 2008, Brown guest-starred on Disneys The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as himself.[33] In October 2008, he was featured on T-Pains single "Freeze", from his third studio album Thr33 Ringz. Towards the end of 2008, Brown was named Artist of the Year by Billboard magazine.[34] 2009–10: Graffiti and mixtape In 2008, Brown began work on his-then upcoming third studio album. According to him, he would experiment a different musical direction for his new album—titled Graffiti—while hoping to emulate singers Prince and Michael Jackson. He stated, "I wanted to change it up and really be different. Like my style nowadays, I dont try to be typical urban. I want to be like how Prince, Michael and Stevie Wonder were. They can cross over to any genre of music."[35] The albums lead single "I Can Transform Ya" was released on September 29, 2009. The song peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 11 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Crawl" was released as the albums second single on November 23, 2009. The song reached number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100. Graffiti was then released on December 8, 2009. The album debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 102,000 copies in its first week,[36] but received generally negative reviews from critics.[2] As of March 23, 2011, it has sold 341,000 copies in the United States.[30] While performing a Michael Jackson Tribute at the 2010 BET Awards, Brown started to cry and fell to his knees while singing Jacksons "Man in the Mirror".[37] The performance and his emotional turmoil resonated with several celebrities present at the ceremony, including Trey Songz, Diddy and Taraji P. Henson.[38] Songz said,4 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
  5. 5. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "He left his heart on the stage. He gave genuine emotion. I was proud of him and I was happy for him for having that moment".[38] Michaels brother, Jermaine Jackson, expressed similar sentiments stating, "it was very emotional for me, because it was an acceptance from his fans from what has happened to him and also paying tribute to my brother".[39] Later during the award ceremony, Brown stated, "I let yall down before, but I wont do it again...I promise", while accepting the award for the AOL Fandemonium prize.[38] In May 2010, Brown released a collaborative mixtape with Tyga, titled Fan of a Fan. "Deuces", which features Tyga and Kevin McCall, was released from the mixtape in the United States on June 29, 2010.[40] The song peaked at number one on US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for seven non-consecutive weeks, giving Brown his first number-one on the chart since his 2006 hit single, "Say Goodbye".[41] It also peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[41] In August 2010, Brown starred alongside an ensemble cast, including Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen and T.I. in the crime thriller Takers,[42] and also served as executive producer of the film. 2011–present: F.A.M.E. and Fortune Browns fourth studio album F.A.M.E. was first released on March 18, 2011. Although it received mixed critical reviews,[2] the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 270,000 copies, giving Brown his first number-one album in the United States.[43] Its lead single, "Yeah 3x", reached the top-ten in eleven countries, including Australia, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.[44][45] The albums second single, "Look at Me Now", featuring rappers Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, reached number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart,[46] where it remained for eight consecutive weeks.[47] It also reached number one on the US Hot Rap Songs chart.[48] The albums third single, "Beautiful People", featuring Benny Benassi, peaked at number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, and became the first number-one single on the chart for both Brown and Benassi.[49] "She Aint You" was released as the albums fourth US single, while "Next 2 You", featuring Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, served as the albums fourth international single. To further promote the album, Brown embarked on his F.A.M.E. Tour in Australia and North America. Brown received six nominations at the 2011 BET Awards and ultimately won five awards, including Best Male R&B Artist, Viewers Choice Award, The Fandemonium Award, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for "Look at Me Now".[50] He also won three awards at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, including the Peoples Champ Award, Reeses Perfect Combo Award and Best Hip Hop Video for "Look at Me Now".[51] At the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards, F.A.M.E. won Album of the Year.[52] The album has also earned Brown three Grammy Award nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album, as well as Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Look at Me Now".[53] On February 12, 2012, Brown won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. During the ceremony, Brown performed several songs marking his first appearance at the awards show since his conviction of felony assault.[1] On October 7, 2011, RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding Jive Records along with Arista Records and J Records. With the shutdown, Brown (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) will release future material on the RCA Records brand.[54][55] "Strip", featuring Kevin McCall, was released as the albums buzz single on November 18, 2011.[56][57][58] "Turn Up the Music" was released as the lead single from Fortune on February 14, 2012.[59] Browns fifth studio album, Fortune, was released on July 3, 2012. The album topped the Billboard 200,[citation needed] but received negative reviews from critics.[2]5 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
  6. 6. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Success and comparison to other artists In addition to his solo commercial success, Brown has been featured on several hits such as "No Air", a duet with singer Jordin Sparks, "Shortie like Mine" with the rapper Bow Wow and "Shawty Get Loose" alongside Lil Mama and T-Pain. The songs have peaked on number three, number nine and number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.[60][61][62] Due to his dance routines, Brown has been compared to R&B artists Usher and Michael Jackson and has cited them as a large influence on his music.[63] Domestic violence case At around 12:30am on February 8, 2009, Brown and then-girlfriend, recording artist Rihanna had an argument y g g which escalated into physical violence, leaving Rihanna with visible facial injuries which required p y g j q hospitalization. Brown turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Departments Wilshire station at 6:30pm and g was booked under suspicion of making criminal threats.[64] The police report did not name the female in the t [ incident as is policy,[65] but media sources soon revealed that the victim was Rihanna.[66][67][68] Following Browns arrest, several commercial ads featuring him were suspended, his music was withdrawn from multiple radio stations, and he withdrew from public appearances, including one at the 2009 Grammy Awards, where he was replaced by Justin Timberlake and Al Green.[66][69][70][71] Brown hired a crisis management team and released a statement saying, "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired."[72] On March 5, 2009, Brown was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats.[73][74] He was g y g t [73][74] arraigned on April 6, 2009, and pleaded not guilty to one count of assault and one count of making criminal g threats.[75] On June 22, 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labor, [75] y y five years formal probation and domestic violence counseling.[76] Several organizations against domestic [ violence criticized the plea deal, advocating the punishment was not severe enough for the crime; the level of Browns influence over youth also came under scrutiny.[77][78] On July 20, 2009, Brown released a two-minute video on his official YouTube page apologizing to fans and Rihanna for the assault, expressing the incident as his "deepest regret" and saying that he has repeatedly apologized to Rihanna and "accepts full responsibility". [79][80][81] In the video, Brown said he wanted to speak out earlier about the case but was advised by his attorney not to until the legal ramifications were settled.[79][80][81] The video was removed, but is still available online. On August 25, Brown was sentenced to five years of probation, one year of domestic violence counseling, and six months of community service; the judge retained a five-year restraining order on Brown, which requires him to remain 50 yards away from Rihanna, 10 yards at public events.[82][83] According to Andy Kellman of Allmusic, "A fairly substantial backlash resulted in Brown’s songs being pulled from rotation on several radio stations. Ultimately, however, it had little bearing on the progress of his music and acting careers".[3] On September 2, 2009, Brown spoke about the domestic violence case in a pre-recorded Larry King Live interview, his first public interview about the matter.[84][85][86][87] He was accompanied to the interview by his mother, Joyce Hawkins, and attorney Mark Geragos, as he discussed growing up in a household with his mother being repeatedly assaulted by his stepfather. Brown said of hearing details of his assault of Rihanna, "Im in shock, because, first of all, thats not who I am as a person, and thats not who I promise I want to be."[84] Browns mother said Brown "has never, ever been a violent person, ever" and that she does not believe in the6 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
  7. 7. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cycle of violence. Brown said that it is "tough" for him to look at the famous photograph released of Rihannas battered face, which may be the one image to haunt and define him forever, and that he still loved her.[84] "Im pretty sure we can always be friends," said Brown, "and I dont know about our relationship, but I just know definitely that we ended as friends." He stated he did not feel that his career was over, and described his relationship with Rihanna as having been like Romeo and Juliet, blaming the media attention in the aftermath of the assault for driving them apart.[84][87] When asked if he had any memory of assaulting Rihanna, he said that he did not, but realized that it occurred, and was sorry for his actions.[84][85][86][87] However, following criticism of saying he did not remember, he later said in a statement, "Of course I remember what happened. Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterwards and told her everything." Brown said despite this, "[that night] was and still is a blur".[85][86] In June 2010, Browns application for a visa to enter the UK was refused on the grounds of him "being guilty of a serious criminal offence" due to his assault on Rihanna.[88][88][89] Brown had been planning to do a tour of British cities as part of a European tour but Sony stated that due to "issues surrounding his work visa" the tour was to be postponed. In February 2011, at the request of Browns lawyer, Judge Patricia Schnegg modified with Rihannas agreement the restraining order to a "level one order," allowing both singers to appear at awards shows together in the future.[90][91] On March 22, 2011, after his first performance of "Yeah 3x" and a contentious interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America at the Times Square Studios where he was asked about the Rihanna situation and restraining order, Brown allegedly became violent in his dressing room during a commercial break before his second performance ending that days program, and threw an object at a window overlooking Times Square, causing damage to the window.[92] Brown then took off his shirt and after several angry confrontations with the segment producer, other show staff and building security, left the building shirtless.[93] Following the incident, Brown left a message on Twitter saying, "Im so over people bring this past s**t up!! Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for there bullshit [sic]." The comment was deleted moments later.[94] On July 11, 2012, Browns community service was evaluated and he was ordered to meet a judge. The evaluation was ordered by Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg on July 10, 2012. He was scheduled to appear in court with regard to the evaluation on August 21, 2012.[95] Relationships Though they became friends in 2005, Browns romantic relationship with Rihanna began in 2008, and ended with the aforementioned domestic violence case in 2009.[96] In 2011, he began dating aspiring model Karrueche Tran. However, throughout 2012 there was persistent media speculation that Brown was rekindling his relationship with Rihanna,[97] though he remained involved with Tran and under probation in the Rihanna domestic violence case.[98] In October 2012, Brown announced that he had ended his relationship with Tran because he didnt "want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna."[99] The day after the announcement, Brown released a video entitled "The Real Chris Brown", which features images of himself, Tran, and Rihanna, as Brown wonders, "Is there such thing as loving two people? I dont know if its possible, but I feel like that."[100] Nude photo, altercation with Drake, and neck tattoo On March 4, 2011, leaked a nude photo of Chris Brown on their website. Two weeks later, Brown spoke out on[101] and said that the photo was supposed to be sent to a girl,7 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
  8. 8. Chris Brown (American entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as the photo shows him getting out of the shower while he stood in the mirror with a phone in his hand and his "goods" were being seen.[102] He said he found out about the picture as he checked his Twitter while playing a video game. He also said he wasnt really bothered, stating that he was "comfortable with his body".[103] On June 14, 2012, Drake and his entourage allegedly threw glass bottles towards Brown at a nightclub called WIP in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.[104] About eight people were injured during the brawl,[105] including San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker, who had to have surgery to remove a piece of glass from his eye,[106] and a tourist from Australia who suffered injuries to her face and head and received sixteen stitches for her head as a result.[107] Drake wasnt arrested.[108] Brown later made a diss record to Drake a few weeks later. [109][105] He also posted a picture of himself with a gashed chin on Instagram.[110] Browns attorney claimed Drake was the instigator.[111] In September 2012, Brown received criticism for a new neck tattoo that appeared to be the face of a battered woman, prompting allegations that the tattoo was a depiction of Rihanna.[112][113][114] Browns publicist stated that the tattoo does not depict a battered woman and is instead a design derived from a Day of the Dead sugar skull.[115][116] Main article: Chris Brown discography Chris Brown (2005) Exclusive (2007) Graffiti (2009) F.A.M.E. (2011) Fortune (2012) Film Year Title Role Notes 2007 Stomp the Yard Duron 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 Television Year Title Role Notes 2006 Christmas in Washington Himself Christmas television special 2007 Chris Brown: Journey to South Africa Himself A documentary of Browns first trip to Africa. "The My Two Dads" (season 4, episode 9) 2007 The O.C. Will Tutt "The French Connection" (season 4, episode 10) "The Dream Lover" (season 4, episode 11) 2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Himself "Doin Time in Suite 2330" (season 3, episode 20)8 of 17 10/14/2012 4:11 PM
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