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Chris Brown Biography

Chris Brown


Date of Birth
5 December 1989, Tappahannock, Virginia, USA

Birth Name
Christopher Maurice Brown

Chris Breezy
The Prince of R&B

6' 1" (1.85 m)

  • Music influences are Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Kim Burrell, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye.
  • Wants to work with Teena Marie, Beyoncé, Ciara, Usher, Michael Jackson, Mario, 50 Cent, Lil' Wayne and T.I..
  • Has one older sister: Lytrell Bundy Brown, but her nickname is Tootie.
  • If he wasn't a singer, he would be a basketball player or a regular kid.
  • Parents are Joyce Amy (Bundy) Hawkins and Clinton Maurice Brown.
  • His favorite clothing brand is Bathing Ape.
  • Has worked with actor Columbus Short twice: in the films Stomp the Yard (2007) and This Christmas (2007).
  • Withdrew his name from the list of nominees of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards as a result of the "controversy" surrounding his recent fight with girlfriend Rihanna. [March 2009]
  • He and Rihanna canceled their performance at the Grammy Awards in February 2009 just hours before the show started after Brown was caught up in a late-night domestic dispute.
  • In relation to the domestic dispute, he was involved in early February 2009, Brown was arrested for felony battery and faced two felony charges of assault and making criminal threats after a fight with his girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party.
  • Sentenced to five years probation, six months community service and one year of domestic violence counseling as a result of his attack on Rihanna [August 29, 2009].
  • Is a songwriter. He also co-wrote Rihanna's most successful song, "Disturbia".
  • Brown's album "F.A.M.E." (2011) sold 270,000 copies in the first week and became his first No. 1 album and fourth top 10 album.
  • In 2011, he was nominated for six BET Awards, receiving more nominations than any other artist.
  • At the 2010 BET Awards, Brown performed a set of Michael Jackson hits to pay tribute to the King of Pop.
  • Won five awards at the 2011 BET Awards (he was nominated for six). He won for Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration ("Look At Me Now"), Video of the Year ("Look At Me Now"), The FANdemonium Award and the Coca Cola Viewers Choice Award.
  • His single "Look At Me Now" sold over 2,000,000 digital copies in the United States alone (as of May 29, 2011).
  • Brown's album "F.A.M.E." (2011) went Gold after three weeks of its release.
  • Brown received the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop awards in October. He won three awards, including Best Hip-Hop Video for "Look at Me Now", Best Collaboration: Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes in "Look At Me Now", and the People's Champ Award for "Look at Me Now".
  • Brown's album "F.A.M.E" (2011) has earned him three Grammy Award nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Look at Me Now".
  • Was named the #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist of the Year (2011) by Billboard. He also ranked #10 in Billboard's Best of 2011 Top Artists.
  • His song "Look At Me Now" charted #3 on Billboard's Best of 2011 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, while his songs "She Ain't You" charted at No. 10 and "No Bs" charted at No. 17.
  • Brown's album "F.A.M.E" charted as #8 on Billboard's Best of 2011 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
  • His song "Look At Me Now" was named #9 on Billboard's "Critics' Choice: 20 Best Singles of 2011".
  • Won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (2012). He received three nominations at the 2012 Grammy Awards, and took home the award for Best R&B album for "F.A.M.E." Brown also performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
  • In 2012, he collaborated with Rihanna. On February 20, 2012, Rihanna released the remix of her song "Birthday Cake", featuring Chris Brown. While Brown also released a remix of his song "Turn Up the Music" featuring Rihanna.
  • Was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder and PTSD. He was ordered to stay in a rehab facility to recieve treatment for bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger management and past substance abuse (2014).
  • Awarded joint custody of his daughter Royalty Brown. [September 2015]
  • Has one daughter with Nia Guzman: Royalty Brown (born May 2014).
  • Friends with Lil' Wayne.
  • Trademarks:
  • His dance routines
  • His light tenor vocals
  • Quotes
  • Haters keep on hating, cause somebody's gotta do it.
  • Everything is good, I'm definitely - me personally and mentally - I'm a great guy now. I'm more of a person who is definitely more positive.
  • I'm in the studio, back and forth, continuously, just having fun. I'm going to continue to make great dance videos and just be me.
  • The new album is called "F.A.M.E.": Forgiving All My Enemies. Basically, just being able to witness my success, failure and success again. Being able to see me going from my best times to my worst times and being able to overcome it and growing into a man, as I was doing it.
  • [on the GMA incident]: Yes, I got very emotional and I apologize for acting like that. I felt like, "Okay, they told us this just so they can get us on the show so they can exploit me." I kind of took it very, very hard. And I kept my composure throughout the interview, although you could see me upset, you know. I kept my composure and did my performances, and when I got back, I just let off, like, steam in the back.
  • [on writing the song "Disturbia" which he later gave to Rihanna] It's fun being creative and even if you have a concept in your head to write about, you can write it and give it to someone else because it might not personally fit you, but it might be an idea you have. So with (Rihanna) that was an idea I had. I just wanted to go totally left and kind of weird, and that's what I threw at her (2008).
  • [on Justin Bieber] He reminds me a lot of me when I was younger. I kind of try and be the big brother and make him go the right way and have a great time.
  • As a 23-year-old young entertainer, I want the world to see my art and hopefully be inspired by it, promote positivity with what I do now - with painting, with fashion, with directing, with creativity as far as videos and cinema. I want to have people admire that and hopefully have people follow in my footsteps.
  • Symphonic Love does programmes in schools, like with my school back home. Musical programmes and helping kids with disabilities. I do a lot of stuff with Best Buddies that coexists with that. The name comes from a tattoo that I've got - something that's over my heart right now. So my heart is where it's at. The tattoo "symphonic love" encompasses the positivity of what I'm trying to do - uplifting humanity.

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