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Chris Brown

Background information
Birth name Christopher Maurice Brown
Also known as Chris Brown, Chris Breezy, Charlie Brown,Youngstar
Born May 5, 1989 (age 17)
Origin Flag of United States Tappahannock, Virginia, United States
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, hip-hop, dance, Crunk & B
Years active 2005–present (singing)
2007–present (acting)
Label(s) Jive Records
Associated
acts
Bow Wow, Trey Songz, Juelz Santana, Lil' Wayne
Website ChrisBrownWorld.com

Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer, dancer, and occasional actor who rose to fame in mid 2005 with his Billboard Hot 100 number-one, Scott Storch-produced debut single "Run It!", featuring Juelz Santana. His self-titled debut album spawned four successful Top 10 and Top 20 hits in the United States. To date, the album has sold 2.1 million copies in the U.S. and 3 million worldwide. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (819x1024, 117 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chris Brown (singer) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Tappahannock is a town in Essex County, Virginia, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... R&B was a term previously used to describe Rhythm and blues music, during the 1940s and 1960s. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... It has been suggested that Electronic dance music be merged into this article or section. ... Crunk & B is a type of music that combines crunk and rhythm and blues. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jive Records is a major American record label that specializes in producing and releasing pop and hip hop music. ... Bow Wow, formerly known as Lil Bow Wow (born March 9, 1987 in Reynoldsburg Ohio) is a rapper and actor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Juelz Santana (born LaRon Louis James on February 18, 1983) is an African-American and Dominican[1] rapper and producer from Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States who first became known for his featured status on Camrons 2002 hits, Oh Boy, and Hey Ma. // Cam... Lil Wayne was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... R&B was a term previously used to describe Rhythm and blues music, during the 1940s and 1960s. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Scott Spencer Storch is an entertainment mogul, hip hop, pop, and R&B record producer, arranger, keyboardist and instrumentalist of Jewish descent. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Run It! is the debut single by Chris Brown released in 2005. ... Juelz Santana (born LaRon Louis James on February 18, 1983) is an African-American and Dominican[1] rapper and producer from Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States who first became known for his featured status on Camrons 2002 hits, Oh Boy, and Hey Ma. // Cam... A debut album is the first released record album by an artist or a band. ...

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Early life

Chris Brown was born and raised in the small town of Tappahannock,Virginia by Clinton Brown and Joyce Hawkins, as one of two children. He gained his love for music when he was sent to stay with his aunt in Arkansas; he and his younger cousins would perform in local talent shows. Brown was influenced by the artists his parents played on the home radio, such as Michael Jackson and Sam Cooke. Before becoming a vocalist, Brown was interested in becoming a rapper, but he began to notice his singing talent by age 11 At the age of 13, he was discovered by a local production team who visted his father's gas station searching for new talent. Brown began his recording career and moved to New York, staying there for two years. Tappahannock is a town located in Essex County, Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... NY redirects here. ...


Acting career

Other than his singing career,Chris Brown has branched into some acting. He made short appearances on UPN's One on One and The-N's The Brandon T. Jackson Show on its pilot episode. In addition, Brown landed a small role as a band geek in the fourth season of FOX's The O.C. in January 2007.[1] Originally scheduled to guest in eight episodes, it was cut to only three, so that Brown could work on his second studio album. Brown made his big screen debut in Stomp The Yard (originally titled Steppin') alongside Ne-Yo, Meagan Good and Columbus Short in January 2007. According to TRL, Brown began filming for his second film, and first true leading role in This Christmas. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... One on One can refer to: One on One, an American television series One on One, a video game One on One, an album by Cheap Trick One on One, a 1977 movie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The O.C. is an American television comedy-drama program that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... Stomp The Yard is a 2007 drama/musical film produced by Rainforest Films and released through Sony Pictures Screen Gems imprint on January 12, 2007. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born on October 18, 1982 in Camden, Arkansas but raised in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a Grammy Award nominated, American R&B singer-songwriter. ... Meagan Monique Good (born: Flee Chase Good) August 8, 1981) is an African American actress. ... Columbus Keith Short (born 1982) is an American dance choreographer and actor. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Crystal ball, user has created future months and dates before, and been told not to (See User Talk:Jose and Ricardo). ... Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is the flagship television series on MTV that features popular music videos. ...


Awards and Nominations

Year Award/Nomination
2006 Soul Train Music Award Won for Best R&B/Soul New Artis
2006 NAACP Image Awards Won for Outstanding New Artist
2006 TRL Awards Won for Fake ID Award
2006 BET Awards Won for Best New Artist
2006 BET Awards nomination for Best Male R&B Artist
2006 BET Awards Won for Viewer's Choice: "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
2006 Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Male Hottie
2006 Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice R&B Artist
2006 Teen Choice Awards Won for Choice Music Breakout Artist (Male)
2006 MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best New Artist - "Run It!"
2006 MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best R&B Video - "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
2006 MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Viewer's Choice - "Run It!"
2006 MOBO Awards nomination for Best R&B Artist (Male)
2006 World Music Awards nomination for World's Best R&B Artist
2006 American Music Awards nomination for Favorite Male Artist (R&B/Soul)
2006 Billboard Awards Won for Male Artist of the Year
2006 Billboard Awards Won for New Artist of the Year
2006 Billboard Awards Won for Artist of the Year
2007 Grammy Awards nomination for Best R&B Contemporary Album - Chris Brown
2007 Grammy Awards nomination for Best New Artist
2007 NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding Male Artist
2007 Soul Train Music Awards nomination for Best R&B/Soul Single - "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
2007 Soul Train Music Awards nomination for Best R&B/Soul Album - Chris Brown
2007 Kid's Choice Awards nomination for Favorite Male Singer

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... TRL may stand for: Trail Total Request Live, a television show on MTV. Tomb Raider: Legend, the latest game in the Tomb Raider franchise. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ... Yo (Excuse Me Miss) is the second single by Chris Brown released in 2005 in the US and in 2006 for the rest of the world. ... The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show that has been annually televised on FOX and on Global TV in Canada[1] since the summer of 1999. ... The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show that has been annually televised on FOX and on Global TV in Canada[1] since the summer of 1999. ... The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show that has been annually televised on FOX and on Global TV in Canada[1] since the summer of 1999. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Run It! is the debut single by Chris Brown released in 2005. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Yo (Excuse Me Miss) is the second single by Chris Brown released in 2005 in the US and in 2006 for the rest of the world. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Run It! is the debut single by Chris Brown released in 2005. ... The MOBO (an acronym for Music Of Black Origin) Awards are held annually in the UK to recognise leading black musicians. ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the various organisations including record companies and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... Yo (Excuse Me Miss) is the second single by Chris Brown released in 2005 in the US and in 2006 for the rest of the world. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ...

Discography

Albums

Album cover Album information
Chris Brown
Exclusive
  • Release: 2007
  • Chart positions: TBR
  • U.S. Sales: TBR
  • Worldwide Sales: TBR
  • Last RIAA description: TBA
  • Singles:
Year Single Chart positions
US US Pop 100 US R&B Hot Digital Songs Hot Ringtones UK CAN AUS NZ WW
2005 "Run It!" (feat. Juelz Santana)
1 (5)
1 (6)
1 (6)
2
3
2
1 (2)
1 (3)
1 (4)
4
2005 "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
7
16
2
17
13
47
10
30
2006 "Gimme That" (feat. Lil' Wayne)
15
25
5
26
13
23
21
?
2006 "Say Goodbye"
10
17
1 (6)
1
2006 "Poppin'" (feat. Jay Biz)
42
98
5
1

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Gimme That is the third single by Chris Brown, released in April 2006. ... Say Goodbye is the fourth single by Chris Brown, released July 21, 2006. ... Poppin is the fifth and final single by Chris Brown off his debut album, released in December 2006. ... Exclusive is the title of Chris Browns second album stated on MTV.com. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard magazine. ... Hot Ringtones is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... Recording Industry Association of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The United World Charts current number-one single, The Sweet Escape. The United World Charts current number-one album, Not Too Late. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Run It! is the debut single by Chris Brown released in 2005. ... Juelz Santana (born LaRon Louis James on February 18, 1983) is an African-American and Dominican[1] rapper and producer from Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States who first became known for his featured status on Camrons 2002 hits, Oh Boy, and Hey Ma. // Cam... Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Yo (Excuse Me Miss) is the second single by Chris Brown released in 2005 in the US and in 2006 for the rest of the world. ... Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 other events of 2006 list of years in music 2000s in music January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Gimme That is the third single by Chris Brown, released in April 2006. ... Lil Wayne was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. ... Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 other events of 2006 list of years in music 2000s in music January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Say Goodbye is the fourth single by Chris Brown, released July 21, 2006. ... Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... The Step Up soundtrack is the soundtrack for the dance/romance film Step Up. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 other events of 2006 list of years in music 2000s in music January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Poppin is the fifth and final single by Chris Brown off his debut album, released in December 2006. ... Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ...

Guest appearances

Bow Wow, formerly known as Lil Bow Wow (born March 9, 1987 in Reynoldsburg Ohio) is a rapper and actor. ... ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, who goes by the stage name of R. Kelly), is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Im A Flirt is a single by Bow Wow featuring R. Kelly. ... Luda redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. ... T Pain is a hip-hop artist whose debut single was released in August 2005. ... Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actress. ... Lil Wayne (also known as Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter on September 27, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a American, Grammy-nominated rapper and is known as the president of New Orleans, Louisiana-based label Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment. ...

DVDs

The DVD of his new DVD Released in June 13, 2006 Chris Browns Journey is a DVD showing about two hours of the life of Chris Brown. ...

Filmography

TV
Film

One on One can refer to: One on One, an American television series One on One, a video game One on One, an album by Cheap Trick One on One, a 1977 movie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... The O.C. is an American television comedy-drama program that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Stomp The Yard is a 2007 drama/musical film produced by Rainforest Films and released through Sony Pictures Screen Gems imprint on January 12, 2007. ...

External links

  • Official Fan Club
  • Stomp the Yard Interview

Chris Brown is the self-titled debut album of American R&B/pop singer Chris Brown, released on November 29, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Exclusive is the title of Chris Browns second album stated on MTV.com. ... Run It! is the first single from Chris Brown on his self-titled debut album. ... Yo (Excuse Me Miss) is the second single by Chris Brown released in 2005 in the US and in 2006 for the rest of the world. ... Gimme That is the third single by Chris Brown, released in April 2006. ... Say Goodbye is the fourth single by Chris Brown, released July 21, 2006. ... Poppin is the fifth and final single by Chris Brown off his debut album, released in December 2006. ... ... The DVD of his new DVD Released in June 13, 2006 Chris Browns Journey is a DVD showing about two hours of the life of Chris Brown. ...

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