Chris Brown is an American singer, rapper, actor and dancer. He is a Grammy Award winning artiste and has sold over 12 million copies in album.
Chris Brown is sometimes been compared to Michael Jackson because of his dual talents as a singer and dancer.
- Nationality: Virginia, United States of American
- Date of Birth: May 5, 1989
- Occupation: Singer/Actor/Dancer
- Net Worth: $100 Million
Chris Brown’s Biography
Christopher Maurice Brown was born in Tappahnnock, Virginia to Clinton Brown(Father) a corrections officer at a local prison and Joyce Hawkins(Mother) former day care center director. Chris was born on march 6, 1987 and he only has only 1 sister Lytrell Bundy(Elder sister).
His parents divorced when he was very young, Chris mom(Lytrell Bundy) was later subjected to domestic violence by new boyfriend. See Also: Rihanna and Beyonce (Compare and Contrast) Who’s Better.
He attended Essex High School in Virginia, until he left in 2005 to pursue his career in music.
Chris dated Rihanna from 2007 – 2013, Rihanna broke up with him due domestic violence in 2009. During that time the relationship was on and off. Shortly after he started dating Karruche Tran, an upcoming model. The pair broke up in 2015 after she found out Chris had a daughter with Nia Guzman.
Chris Brown was discovered by Tina Davis, a senior A&R executive at Def Jam Recordings, she was impressed with Chris talent. She immediately set up an audition with the then CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group, Antonio “L.A. Reid, who signed him that day.
Tina Davis was fired from Def Jam Recordings due to corporate merger, she went on to be Chris Brown manager. She swung into action by landing a deal with Jive Records in 2004.
Chris Brown first a studio album was a self titled album “Chris Brown”, it was released on November 29, 2005. His debut album was a commercial success with hit singles like “Run It”, “Say Goodbye” abd “Gimme That”. The album went multiple platinum in the United States and received his first 2 Grammy Awards nominations. He dropped is second studio on November 6, 2007 titled “Exclusive” and it sold 294,000 copies in it’s first week.
Chris Brown released his third studio album titled “Graffiti” on September 29, 2009. The album sold 102,000 copies in it’s first week. He dropped his fourth studio album titled F.A.M.E. in 2011, which sold 270,000 copies during his first week of release. The following year he dropped his fifth studio album “Fortune”(2012), hits singles in the album includes “Sweet Love”, “Till I Die”, “Don’t Wake Me Up” and “Don’t Judge Me”.
Chris has went on to release his sixth studio album X, the album debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 charts and sold 145,644 copies in it.s first week.
In December 2015, Chris released his seventh album, Royalty. This album included the single “Liquor” and sold 184,000 copies in its first week. Chris Brown tilted is eight studio album “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”.
Chris Brown expanded his career as an entertainer, he branched into acting. He had a small role alongside Ne yo in the box office hit movie “Stomp in the Yard”(2007), the movie was about step dance competition.
Chris Brown also appeared in the holiday-themed dramatic comedy movie, This Christmas(2007). He played as Michael “Baby” Whitefield, a young man pursuing a career in music despite opposition from his family.
Brown appeared on Good Morning America(GMA) March 22, 2011, to promote his new album F.A.M.E., but things take a turn for the worst when host Robin Roberts asks him about the incident with Rihanna. After the interview, Brown becomes violent in his dressing room, and throws a chair through a window and leaves the Times Square studio without a shirt on. After the incident, he said that he was tired of people bringing up the incident.
On February 2012, Chris and pro wrestler CM Punk, engaged in a twitter fight. CM Punk started by calling the singer out for a fight, Chris Brown responded by saying, “The steroids he’s on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a woman”. Although CM Punk denies the allegation.
The highly-publicized feud was ignited after Soulja Boy made moves at Brown’s ex, Karreuche Tran. After a constant back-and-forth trading of Instagram threats and challenges between the pair, they agreed to fight in a boxing match. Chris Brown later called the whole situation “immature”.
Chris and Drake were involved in a bottle fight in a New York club. Drake was reportedly taunting Chris over his failed relationship with Rihanna. Fight broke out between the two entourages, leaving eight people injured.
On February 6, 2009 Chris physically assaulted his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. Brown was later charged with felony assault after they were engaged in a physical alternation in a car on their way to the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party. See Also: Drake Net Worth ($150 Million) House, and Biography.
Chris Brown’s Net Worth and Endorsement
Chris Brown’s net worth is $100 million. The Chris Brown net worth total would be tens of millions higher if not for his assault conviction against Rihanna.
Even without the big endorsement deals, Brown Net worth is based on sales of albums, singles, merchandise and concert tickets. He also owns 14 Burger King restaurants and Black Pyramid clothing brand.