Chris Brown is an American singer / songwriter, dancer and actor, popular in the hip-hop / pop and R&B genres. Chris Brown was born in Tappahannock, a small town in Virginia, USA. His parents were Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown. Joyce and Clinton were fans of artists such as Sam Cooke and Michael Jackson and Chris was inspired by the songs that he heard his parents play on the home stereo.
He signed with Jive Records at 15 years old, and released his self-titled debut album with hit singles “Run It!” and “Gimme That” in 2005. In December 2006, he was nominated for two Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist and Contemporary R&B album. Chris put on the best performance of the night at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards when he performed with Rihanna.
He began dating the sexy songstress in February 2008, when the couple was spotted on a romantic vacation in Jamaica. On the night of the Grammys in 2009, Chris assaulted Rihanna, and was later charged with two felonies. He was sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community service. Chris made a public apology, which he posted to his official website.
A few months after completing a year-long domestic violence course in 2011, Chris made a comeback with his fourth album, F.A.M.E. He then infamously stormed out of the Good Morning America studios when asked about his 2009 felony assault case in an interview promoting the album.
Chris continues to combine great talent with terrible decision-making, releasing hit songs like “Fine China” while getting into bad incidents with stars like Drake and Frank Ocean, and allegedly a male bus intruder in Oct. 2013.