Chris Brown (born Christopher Maurice Brown 05.05.1989) is an American rapper known for his Grammy Award-winning 2011 album 'F.A.M.E.' and his public trial for domestic abuse.
Net worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Chris Brown has a net worth of 30 million USD.
Childhood: Chris Brown was born in Tappahannock, Virginia, to Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown. Brown's parents were fans of Sam Cooke and Michael Jackson, leading to inspiration for their son. Brown began dancing when he was two years old, and at a young age he aspired for a career as a rapper. Brown began singing at the age of eleven, and was discovered by a talent agent when he was thirteen. Chris Brown moved to New York for his career, living there for two years.
Career: 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. 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.
Personal Life: 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.
Last month Jackson announced her comeback, with a new album and fall tour.
Janet Jackson showed she really is well and truly back on Sunday evening, when she took to the stage at the 2015 BET ceremony to be honoured with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award. The singer has recently announced her return to the music world with her latest single ‘No Sleep’ dropping last week ahead of her eleventh stdio album.
Janet Jackson was honoured at Sunday night’s BET awards.
Before the award was presented the BET audience were treated to clips from Janet’s long career then Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe took to the stage for a dance performance honouring the Rhythm Nation icon. The performance ended when Jackson herself appeared on the stage in a white jumpsuit.
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'Liquor' is the upcoming single from Chris Brown's new album which is yet to be announced. After recently collaborating with fellow rapper Tyga with their latest record 'Fan of a Fan' released back in February, Chris is set to start his 'One Hell of a Nite' tour this August with special guests from the likes of Kid Ink and Omarion.
Who’s going to be able to knock Jason Derulo off the top spot?
Jason Derulo has topped the UK singles chart for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Want to Want Me’, the Official Charts Company has announced. It means the track is now the fourth single this year to spend at least four weeks in the number one spot, along with Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’.
Jason Derulo is still on top with 'Want To Want Me'
Derulo was able to see off stiff competition from Deorro and Chris Brown whose ‘Five More Hours’ was this week's highest new entry landing at number four. ‘Five More Hours’ had looked like it could cause Derulo some problems in the mid-week charts, but in the end it fell short of taking the top spot.
The ‘Poison’ singer reportedly thinks Rihanna’s ex could be the key to helping her break the US market.
Rita Ora has reportedly enlisted rapper Chris Brown to help her crack the American market. The ‘Poison’ singer is said to have recorded a track with Rihanna’s ex for her forthcoming second album, with the single being touted as a sure fire hit.
Rita Ora is said to have been working with rapper Chris Brown.
A source close to the singer told The Sun newspaper, "The song with Chris sounds amazing and is bound to be a big hit. It's the best song Rita's done and will break her in the US”. So far the British singer’s biggest hit stateside has been her collaboration with Rita Ora, ‘Black Widow’.
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Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran were involved in drama in the early hours of Friday (5th June) when Brown followed Tran home after a night out in Hollywood.
Police were called out to an incident involving Chris Brown on Friday (5th June). The LAPD were called out to a residence in Hollywood when neighbours complained of the noise. Reports suggest Brown was attempting to gain entry into the home of his ex-girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran.
Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown photographed in Los Angeles leaving the Playhouse club on Friday.
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Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown - Karrueche Tran appears far from happy as she leaves Playhouse Nightclub in Hollywood with Chris Brown at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 5th June 2015
The cutest thing you'll see this week.
We didn’t even know that Tyga and Chris Brown were friends and it turns out their kids are BFFs. This according to Tyga and Brown’s instagram feeds, which now features a picture of the two adorable baby humans.
Tyga collaborates with Chris Brown on and off stage.
Tyga first shared a photo of the two toddlers including his son King Cairo looking at the camera as a giant Charlie Brown character stood in the background. Don't worry, folks. It's likely just a nod to Chris' nickname and love for the cartoon.
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