Net Worth: $30 MILLION
Age: 29 Years Old
Born: May 5, 1989
Country Of Origin: United States Of America
Source Of Wealth: Music
Years Active: 2005 – Present
Chris Brown is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. In 2007, Brown founded the record label CBE (Chris Brown Entertainment or Culture Beyond Your Evolution), under Interscope Records. The singer with a silky smooth voice cites Michael Jackson as his biggest inspiration. A music lover from a young age, he is basically a self-taught entertainer who listened to soul music for years before moving on to hip-hop.
Chris Brown (full name Christopher Maurice Brown) was born in Tappahannock, Virginia.
His mother is Joyce Hawkins, a former day care center director, and father Clinton Brown, a corrections officer at a local prison. He has an older sister, Lytrell Bundy, who works in a bank. Music was always present in Brown’s life beginning in his childhood. He would listen to soul albums that his parents owned, and eventually began to show interest in the hip-hop scene.
He began to perform in his church choir and in several local talent shows. When he mimicked an Usher performance of “My Way”, his mother recognized his vocal talent, and they began to look for the opportunity of a record deal.
Brown attended Essex High School in Virginia until early 2005 when he moved to New York to pursue his music career.
At age 13, Brown was discovered by Hitmission Records, a local production team that visited his father’s gas station while searching for new talent. Hitmission’s Lamont Fleming provided voice coaching for Brown, and the team helped to arrange a demo package and approached contacts in New York to seek a record deal. Tina Davis, senior A&R executive at Def Jam Recordings, was impressed when Brown auditioned in her New York office, and she immediately took him to meet the former president of the Island Def Jam Music Group, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who offered to sign him that day.
Brown ultimately chose Jive due to its successful work with then-young acts such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Brown stated, I picked Jive because they had the best success with younger artists in the pop market, I knew I was going to capture my African American audience.
After being signed to Jive Records in 2004, Brown began recording his self-titled debut studio album in February 2005. By May, there were 50 songs already recorded, 14 of which were picked to the final track listing.
Released on November 29, 2005, the self-titled Chris Brown album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 154,000 copies. Chris Brown was a relative commercial success with the time; selling over two million copies in the United States, where it was certified two times platinum by the RIAA — and three million copies worldwide. The album’s lead single, “Run It!”, made Brown the first male act (since Montell Jordan in 1995) to have his debut single to reach the summit of the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2008, Brown began work on his-then upcoming third studio album. According to him, he would experiment a different musical direction for his new album, titled Graffiti, while hoping to emulate singers Prince and Michael Jackson. He stated, I wanted to change it up and really be different. Like my style nowadays, I don’t try to be typical urban. I want to be like how Prince, Michael and Stevie Wonder were.
In May 2010, Brown released a collaborative mixtape with Tyga, titled Fan of a Fan. “Deuces”, which features Tyga and Kevin McCall, was released from the mixtape in the United States on June 29, 2010. The song peaked at number one on US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for seven non-consecutive weeks, giving Brown his first number-one on the chart since his 2006 hit single, “Say Goodbye”. It also peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Brown’s fourth studio album F.A.M.E. was released on March 18, 2011. Although it received mixed critical reviews, the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 270,000 copies, giving Brown his first number-one album in the United States.
Brown’s sixth studio album, X was released on September 16, 2014. The album’s lead single, “Fine China”, was released on April 1, 2013, and sent to US Top 40 radio on April 9. The album features a guest appearance by Kendrick Lamar and production from Diplo and Danja. X debuted at #2 on US Billboard 200 charts with first-week sales of 145,644 copies.
On February 24, 2015, Brown released his first collaborative studio album with Tyga, titled Fan of a Fan: The Album. The album was a follow-up to the pairs 2010 mixtape Fan of a Fan. In early 2015, Brown also embarked on his Between The Sheets Tour with Trey Songz.
On May 1, 2016, Brown announced that his next album title would be Heartbreak on a Full Moon. The lead single “Grass Ain’t Greener” was released on May 5, 2016. In May 2016, Brown became the face of sneaker and streetwear retailer Snipes’ spring/summer 2016 campaign. On December 16, 2016, Brown released the second single “Party” featuring Gucci Mane and Usher.
Chris Brown and rapper Joyner Lucas announced their collaboration project, titled Angels & Demons on February 25, 2018.
Chris Brown’s YouTube channel has 14million subscribers, with over 7billion views.
He owns many cars including a Lamborghini Aventador, Porsche Panamera, Range Rover, Porsche Turbo S, and an Orange Chevy Impala.
He has a property in San Fernando Valley Tarzan, Los Angeles, which is 8,317 sq. ft. the house which sits on a three-quarter-acre includes 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and a soundproof home theatre. The exteriors feature an outdoor kitchen, a 10 car motor court, 3 fire pits and of course a saltwater pool. The grounds are complimented with an expansive lawn hosting a waterfall.
American Music Awards (4) (2008 & 2016)
BET Awards (14) (2006 – 2015)
BET Pre-Awards (1) (2008)
BET Hip-Hop Awards (3) (2011)
Billboard Music Awards (5) (2006 – 2012)
Billboard.com Mid-Year Music Awards (1) (2011)
BMI Awards (3) (2007 – 2012)
BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards (16) (2008 – 2016)
Grammy Awards (1) (2012)
iHeartRadio Music Awards (1) (2016)
International Dance Music Awards (1) (2013)
MOBO Awards (2) (2008)
MTV Awards (3) (2007 & 2012)
MTV Australia Awards (1) (2006)
NAACP Image Awards (2) (2006 & 2008)
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (2) (2008)
Ozone Awards (1) (2008)
People’s Choice Awards (2) (2009)
Soul Train Awards (6) (2006 – 2015)
Teen Choice Awards (7) (2006 – 2008)
TRL awards (1) (2006)
Urban Music Awards (4) (2011 – 2017)
World Music Awards (1) (2008)
“Follow your dreams, just make sure you have fun too.” Chris Brown
“Amplify your life, not status.” Chris Brown
“People change, things go wrong. Just remember, life goes on.” Chris Brown
“I can say that I am only human and I have made mistakes. I can say that I try to live my life in the most true, honest way that I can. I am not perfect, no one is.” Chris Brown
“I’ve been doing pretty well, although it’s never good enough.” Chris Brown
“Analyze who is in your circle. Eliminate the unnecessary.” Chris Brown
Key Points To Conclude
Believe in your children’s abilities.
Your environment does shape you, and who you become.
Team up with other successful people.
Learn from the best.
Surround yourself with others who bring out the best in you.
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