Chris Brown is an American hip-hop, pop, and R&B artist. With his number one hit "Run It" which was released in 2005, he rose to worldwide fame. Read more about Chris Brown.
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At the age of 13 Chris Brown's talent was already discovered by his mother. She also brought him together with various music producers, so that Chris Brown was able to sign his first record deal at the age of 15. At 16, he landed his first number one hit in the US with the single "Run It". At the end of 2005 Chris Brown's debut album, named after him, was released. The album was nominated for a Grammy, but lost to Beyoncé's "B'Day". His second album "Exclusive" was also a success.
In addition to the music, Chris Brown also worked as an actor. In addition to the series "O.C. California" and the movie "This Christmas ", Chris Brown demonstrated his dance and acting skills in the dance film "Stomp The Yard".
In 2009, the singer hit the headlines with a scandal: He beat up his former partner, the singer Rihanna. His planned appearance at the Grammy Awards was canceled and the singer was sentenced to a five-year probation and community service. After several months of silence, Chris Brown publicly apologized for his act.
The success of his third album "Graffiti" published in the same year left far behind that of his predecessors due to this massive damage to his reputation.
However, his next album "F.A.M.E", which was released in 2011, tied to the early successes and became Chris Brown's first number one album. It was also awarded a Grammy in the category Best R&B Album. The single "Yeah 3x" climbed to number 15 in the US and is his second most successful song after his debut single. The rappers Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes participated for the song "Look At Me Now".
In 2012, Brown released his fifth album "Fortune" with the single "Turn Up The Music", which hit number 10 in the US charts. The song "Don' Wake Me Up" reached number 10 in the US, number 11 in Germany and even number 2 in the UK.
Guest musicians for Chris Brown's sixth studio album "X" include Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Diplo and Nicki Minaj.
In 2015, the album "Fan Of A Fan" was released. The song "Ayo", which was recorded together with Tyga, achieved high chart positions in several countries.
Chris Brown's next album "Royalty" reached number 3 in the US charts and brought the singer gold status.
For his last two albums in 2016 and 2017, Chris Brown worked together with artists including Benny Benassi, 50 Cent, DJ Khaled, Future and Big Sean.