Chris Brown is an American RnB pop artist who quickly rose to fame in the mid-2000s after a string of successful singles such as “Run It” and “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)”, followed by his successful self-titled debut album in 2005.
Christopher Maurice Brown was born in Tappahanock, Virginia on May 5 1989. His interest and education in music began, like many pop singers, through his involvement in his church choir. Yet during his teenage years, his golden boy sensibilities waned and his interest in the emerging RnB scene in America took hold.
After moving to New York, Brown was soon scouted by A&R executive Tina Davis, and subsequently signed his first record deal with Jive Records (whose alumni include pop singers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake) in 2004. His debut, self-titled album, released the following year reached No.2 on the US Billboard charts and was soon certified double platinum.
The following years were nothing but a string of successes for Brown as he further dominated the charts with pop singles such as “Beautiful People”, “I Can Transform Ya” and “Yeah x3”. His ability to dance and choreograph routines has set him apart from his contemporaries, and due to this his live concerts have gained spectacular reputations.
Brown has now certified himself as a staple of American pop and RnB music and remains a continual presence in the charts with his both his own material and collaborations with artists such as Jordin Sparks, Lil’ Wayne, and David Guetta.