Chris Brown is considered one of the wealthiest American artists with an estimated net worth of $50 million. He is a singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, and dancer. Since 2005 he has released nine albums, among which many of his albums became super hit.
Chris Brown’s full name is Christopher Maurice Brown. He was born on May 5, 1989, in a town named Tappahannock, Virginia. His father’s name was Joyce Hawkins, who worked in a daycare center. Her mother, Clinton Brown, was a prison officer.
Since his childhood, Brown was very interested in music and dancing. He learned dancing and singing by himself. At that time, he also performed at many local talent shows. His mother recognized his talent and supported him by looking at other vocal talent competitions for Brown. Soon he got an opportunity and moved to New York.
Hitmission Records discovered Brown’s talent. He provided Brown with voice training, and his team helped Brown to organize a demo package. They also contacted New York contacts to request a recording contract.
With his first song, “Run It!” high on the Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist since 1997 to get his one-off single chart. “Exclusive,” which was the second album of Brown, went super hit. In addition to his commercial success alone, Brown has been featured in many successful singles such as “No Air,” a duet with singer Jordin Sparks.
His third studio album Graffiti was released on December 8, 2009. Graffiti did not go well as it is considered Brown’s commercial failure. In 2011, Brown released F.A.M.E., his fourth studio album. Unlike the third album, F.A.M.E. earned international success. This album featured internationally successful songs such as “Look at Me Now,” “Yeah 3x,” and “Beautiful People,” also won him a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
In 2012, following his fourth album, Brown’s fifth album, Fortune also hit the billboards. Then in 2012, his collaborative album “fan of a fan,” Royalty in 2015, and heartbreak on a full moon was released in 2017. The ninth studio album of Brown named Indigo was released in 2019, and it went super hit.
Christopher made his acting debut in 2007 through “Stomp the Yard.” He played a supporting character in it. The same year he was seen as a leading character in This Christmas. His other acting projects were Takers in 2010, Think Like a Man in 2012 and Battle of The Year in 2013.
His famous television projects are One on One, Christmas in Washington, Chris Brown: Journey to South Africa, The O.C., The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Tosh.0, Real Husbands of Hollywood and Black-ish.
Brown was nominated 391 times for awards, and he won 122 awards. The list includes Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Best Heartbreak Video, Artist of the Year, Best New Artist, Viewer’s Choice, AOL Fandemonium Award, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, and FANdemonium Award.
But later, they also broke up. In January 2013, Brown and Rihanna were again seen together. Rihanna declared that now they are happy together and Brown is a nice man, but later they parted ways. Presently Brown has a daughter from Nia Guzman, who is five years old. He also has a child from Ammika Harris.
Later he made a statement that he is very ashamed of his actions. On July 20, he made a short video on his YouTube channel to apologize to his fans and Rihanna.
On August 25, Brown received a five-year probationary term. In the period, Brown was told to attend one year of domestic violence counseling and serve six months of community service. Moreover, the judge kept a five-year restraining order for Brown, who wanted him to stay 50 yards away from Rihanna and was reduced to 10 yards at public events.
On February 8, 2009, Brown and his girlfriend argued. The argument escalated to physical violence. Brown assaulted Rihanna’s face and left her in that condition. Soon he was arrested by the police.
After Brown’s arrest, several commercials and specific T.V. programs featuring him were banned. Moreover, all his music videos were removed from several radio stations. He also withdrew from public appearances, including one at the 2009 Grammy Awards featuring Justin Timberlake and Al Green.
In 2013 Brown went to the rehabilitation center. After completing the duration that was 90 days, Brown was sent to the Malibu treatment facility. He was not allowed to left it until the hearing.
There he broke the rules and was sent to jail in Virginia. He was sentenced to be released from prison early at midnight on June 2, 2014, due to prison overcrowding counts one day in prison as two days.
Banned in the UK:
In 2010 Christopher was banned from entering many countries, including the UK. It was due to his records for violation of law and casualness on Rihanna. In 2020 he was spotted in London. Now it seems that the duration of the ban has been lifted out from him.
In 2012 Brown launched his clothing brand named a Black Pyramid by collaboration with the Pink + Dolphin clothing line founders. Presently the official account of Black Pyramid has gained more than 1 million followers. Brown owns almost 14 Burger King Restaurants.
The primary residence of Christopher is located in Tarzana, California. It is a four-bedroom mansion. He also owns a hillside home which is $1.5 million worth. Further, he also lived in West Hollywood. But he was kicked out by his landowners. It was because of the complaints of the neighbors on violation of rules. Then he sold this property at a cheap rate.