Chris Brown Biography
Full Name: Christopher Maurice Brown
Birthdate: May 5, 1989
Hometown: Tappahannock, Virginia, USA
Occupations: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Dancer Actor
Chris Brown is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer and an actor who was born on May 5, 1989, in Tappahannock, Virginia, USA. His father Clinton Brown is a corrections officer at a local prison and his mother Joyce Hawkins is a former daycare center director. He is the smallest in his family and has an elder sister named Lytrell Bundy who works in a bank.
From childhood, Chris had a keen interest in singing and dancing. At a very young age, he taught himself to dance and sing. During the time, his biggest inspiration was Michael Jackson. He also used to listen to the soul album which was owned by his parents. Eventually, Chris developed an interest in hip-hop songs and dance. Later, he began to perform in his church choir and took part in several local talent shows. Among one of them, he performed the song “My Way” by Usher which made his mother realize his talents.
When he was a teenager, his parents got divorced. Later, her mother got involved with an abusive man which greatly affect his life. During the time, he went to the Essex High School. Also, his mother looked out for record deals for him. Later, he was found by the A&R executive Tina Davis who then helped him sin a contract with the Jive Records. In 2005, he dropped out of high school and moved to New York City for more opportunities to pursue his career as a singer.
Chris Brown Career and Net Worth
In 2005, Chris started recording his debut studio album which was self-titled. Within 3 months, 50 songs were already recorded among which 14 were selected as the final tracks for the album. For the album, he worked alongside producers and songwriters such as Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, and Jazze Pha. He himself also co-wrote five of the songs on the album. In an interview, he said “I write about the things that 16-year-olds go through every day. Like you just got in trouble for sneaking your girl into the house, or you can’t drive, so you steal a car or something.” The album was released on November 29, 2005. The album debuted at number two on the Billboards 200 charts. The album was a commercial success which sold over 154,000 copies in the first week and 2 million copies in the US. Later, the album was certified Platinum twice by the RIAA.
The following year, on June 13, Chris released a DVD with the named “Chris Brown’s Journey”. The DVD contained the footage of him getting ready for his first Grammy Awards, him traveling Japan and England and behind the scenes of his music videos along with the bloopers. On August 17, he started his first co-headlining tour “The Up Close and Personal Tour” to support his albums. From the earnings of the tour, Chris donated 10,000 dollars to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Later, he made an appearance in the shows “One on One” by UPN and “Brandon T. Jackson Show” by The N.
In 2007, Chris appeared in a small role in the fourth season of the TV series “The O.C.” as a band geek. Later, he made his debut in movies with the movie “Stomp the Yard”. In the movie, he worked alongside Ne-Yo, Meagan Good and Columbus Short and was released on January 12, 2007. In the same year, he performed the opening act during Beyoncé’s headlining tour “The Beyoncé Experience” tour. Later, he appeared on the show “My Super Sweet 16” by MTV. Also, for the episode, the tiled was retitled as “Chris Brown: My Super 18” to celebrate his eighteenth birthday. He also hosted the Math-A-Thon program organized by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Later that year, on November 6, 2007, he released his second studio album titled “Exclusive”.
The album reached number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album received mostly positive reviews and sold over 294,000 copies in the first week of release. The album consisted of five super hit singles including “Wall to Wall” and “Kiss Kiss”. After two years, in 2009, Chris released his third album entitled “Graffiti” which reached number 7 on the US Billboards 200 charts. The following year, he appeared in the crime thriller movie “Taker” as a professional band robber alongside Matt Dillon and Idris Elba.
In 2011, Chris released his next album titled “F.A.M.E” which later debuted at number one on the US Billboards 200 charts. The album also contained the hit single “Yeah 3x” in which artists such as Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, and Big Sean were featured. Later, he started his headlining tour “The F.A.M.E Tour to support his album. The tour consisted of 32 concerts in North America. The following year, he appeared in the romantic movie “Think Like A Man” which based on a book named “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” by Steve Harvey. On November 19, 2013, Chris released a mixtape entitled “X Files” and it was also announced that his next album “X” would be released on his birthday which is May 5, 2014. However, later the album release was postponed and was released on September 16, 2014, and reached number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
On February 24, 2015, Chris released a collaborative studio album with Tyga with the title “Fan of a Fan: The Album”. Later, on June 24, he released a single titled “Liquor” along with the announcement of his upcoming album. On December 18, 2015, his album was released with the title “Royalty”. The album sold 184,000 copies in the first week of release and reached number 3 on the US Billboards 200 chart. The following year, Chris released the song “Grass Ain’t Greener” and “Party” from his next album which is said to be titled as “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chris Brown’s total net worth is estimated to be 50 million dollars. Chris currently owns a house in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California which is worth about 1.5 million dollars. He also owns a number of luxury cars such as Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Porsche Panamera, Range Rover, Porsche Turbo, and an Orange Chevy Impala.
Chris Brown Relationship
Back in 2007, Chris Brown used to date the American singer Rihanna. The two first met at an event and started talking after that. The two didn’t confirm their relationship at the beginning. However, after speculated for a whole year, the pair finally made their relationship public in 2008. According to an interview, Rihanna first thought that Chris was not ready for the relationship and that’s when Chris said “I Love You” to her. At first, Rihanna laughed but later they ended up getting in an interview. Later, when Chris was in an assault case, according to the reports the two split up. Later, in late 2012, the two started dating again. However, after dating for a few months they broke up again.
After Chris broke up with Rihanna for the first time, there were rumors of him dating Tina Davis who is his manager. According to the report, she is one of the reasons for his break with Rihanna. The two were caught sending sexy text messages to each other. According to sources, they also had a sexual relationship. In the same year, there were also rumors of Chris hooking up with Kanye West’s then-girlfriend Amber Rose. The two were spotted getting close at an All White Party in Los Angeles held by Diddy. In the same year, it was also reported that Chris briefly dated the American Reality TV Contestant Natalie Nunn.
In 2010, Chris started dating the American Model Simply Jess. However, the two were seen very little in public. According to sources, the two were very private about their relationship and they split up after dating for 6 months. Later, Chris started dating Karrueche Tran who is an American Personality. The two dated off and on for 4 years. At first, in 2010, their mutual friend Frien J Ryan confirmed that the two has been dating. In 2014, it was announced that Tran was pregnant with Chris Brown’s child. Also at the time, the two had again split up. Later, Trans gave birth to their first child, a baby daughter named Royalty Brown on May 27, 2014. In 2015, the two finally permanently broke up.
During their off and on a relationship, Chris dated celebrity such as Draya Michele, Keisha Kimball, Blair Pena, Karizma Ramir, Nia Amey and Briona Mae. In 2015, Chris started dating Ammika Harris who is also an American Model. The two were seen multiple times spending weekends together. However, they dated for almost a year and split up. After that, Chris has not been in a long time relationship. From 2016 to 2017, he has briefly dated celebrities such as Cydney Christine, Krista Santiago, Vanessa Vargas, Amy Shehab, and Indya Marie.