Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he 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.
It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling an overall three million copies worldwide.
With his first single “Run It!” peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive (2007) spawned his second Hot 100 number one “Kiss Kiss”, in addition to “With You” and “Forever”.
The album was also certified double platinum by the RIAA. In addition to his solo commercial success, Brown has been featured on several singles 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 at number three, number nine and number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 respectively.
Grammy winning R&B singer, rapper, dancer, graffiti artist, illustrator and the first male lead artist to have his debut single top the Billboard Hot 100 in 8 years with Run It! feat. Juelz Santana, 2005, Breezy is undoubtedly a multifaceted artist. To add to this, he is the father of Royalty, a princess and the inspiration for his 7th studio album “Royalty”.
It’s undeniable his ability as a musician, dancer and all-round entertainer. At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards (February 12th, 2012) his 4th studio album F.A.M.E. won 2011 – Best R&B Album and a huge number of other awards and nominations ranging from his debut as a 16 year old in 2005 to his most recent projects.
Brown’s career is long-lived, pristine and all about his music with hits such as “Turn Up The Music”, “Fine China” and successful collaborations with Kid Ink on his hit “Show Me” and Sevyn Streeter on “It Won’t Stop (Remix)” in recent years.
His sixth album X was due to be released near to the end of 2013 but was pushed back due to (here we go again) Chris having to attend to his legal troubles and serve a stint in rehab. It was eventually released during the summer of 2014. Following X, Chris and Tyga released the follow up to their 2010 mixtape Fan of a Fan at the beginning of 2015, titled Fan of a Fan: The Album. The album spawned the hits “Ayo” and “Bitches N Marijuana”.
In 2017, Chris released his own autobiographical movie “Welcome to My Life”. The movie which was directed by Andrew Listerman provided an insightful look into his life about his music, living in the spotlight and his relationships along with interviews by other musical stars including Usher, Jamie Foxx and more.
After being in the music industry for over 10 years, Chris is accustomed to being in the limelight and is here to stay.
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