Chris Brown

Biography

In November 2005, Chris Brown's Scott Storch-produced "Run It!" — a rewrite of Usher's "Yeah!" — topped the Billboard Hot 100, making the 16-year-old singer the first male artist in over a decade to achieve the feat with a debut single. While there was nowhere to go but down, at least in terms of chart positions, the pop-oriented R&B vocalist was only getting started. By the end of the decade, he was one of the biggest active pop stars, with a clutch of Top Ten singles and platinum albums to his credit, along with constant comparisons to Michael Jackson and several acting roles on the side. His momentum slowed little when, in 2009, he pleaded guilty to assaulting girlfriend Rihanna — one of the year's biggest celebrity news stories. His commercial clout remained, as his successive albums regularly topped the Billboard all-genre and R&B charts.
Brown came from a small Virginia town called Tappahannock. Like a lot of kids born during the mid- to late '80s, he was initially into his parents' favorite music but eventually fell under the spell of hip-hop. Around the time he reached puberty, he discovered his singing ability and switched his focus away from MC'ing. A move to New York led to being discovered by Tina Davis, a Def Jam A&R executive who became the singer's manager shortly after losing her position to the Sony-BMG merger. The Jive label, due in part to its track record with younger artists who had established longevity (like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake), won the bidding war for Brown and lined up several production and songwriting heavyweights, including Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dre & Vidal, Sean Garrett, and Storch, for his self-titled first album. An immediate Top Ten hit when it was released in 2005, Chris Brown not only featured the number one "Run It!" but two other Top Ten singles in "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" and "Say Goodbye." Exclusive, released in 2007 and a bit of a departure from the squeaky-clean image displayed throughout the debut, was even more successful, featuring the number one single "Kiss Kiss" and two other Top Five hits. Yet another Top Five hit came with "No Air," a duet with Jordin Sparks that appeared on Sparks' own self-titled album.
In March 2009, Brown was charged with felonious assault of Rihanna — an altercation that had prevented his then-girlfriend from taking the stage at the Grammy Awards. Brown was scheduled to perform as well, but he did not appear and maintained a low profile for several months. A fairly substantial backlash resulted in Brown's songs being pulled from rotation on several radio stations. Ultimately, however, it had little bearing on the progress of his music and acting careers; the week prior to the December release of his third album, Graffiti, the single "I Can Transform Ya" was well on its way to reaching the Top 20 of the Hot 100, and his acting roles — which had already included spots in Stomp the Yard and a recurring role on The O.C. — hadn't shown any sign of drying up. Graffiti fell considerably short of gold-selling status, but it was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary R&B Album, and the Tank collaboration "Take My Time" was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Weeks after the 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony, Brown released his fourth album, F.A.M.E., which already had four singles on the charts. That album topped the Billboard 200 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts, and it also took the 2012 Grammy for Best R&B Album. During the ceremony, he performed a medley of "Beautiful People" (off F.A.M.E.) and "Turn Up the Music," the latter of which previewed Fortune, his fifth album, released in May 2012 and an immediate chart-topper in the U.S. Brown toured Asia, Europe, and Africa during the rest of the year, and prepped his sixth album. A sequence of several singles that began with "Fine China" preceded X, released in September 2014, two weeks after he pleaded guilty to simple assault (for an altercation with a man, which occurred the previous October). Less inspired by European dance-pop and more R&B-oriented than his previous release, the album included contributions from Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, Usher, Rick Ross, and Brandy, among many others. Four of its singles peaked within the R&B Top 10. Only five months after the release of X, Brown and Tyga, who had previously teamed up for one of those singles — "Loyal," as well as the earlier "Deuces" — teamed up for Fan of a Fan: The Album. By the end of 2015, Brown released Royalty, his seventh proper album.

Birth Date: May 5, 1989

Origin: Tappahannock, VA

Genre: R&B/Soul 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    31

    Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena)

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Baltimore, MD

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    1

    Prudential Center

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Newark, NJ

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    2

    TD Garden

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Boston, MA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    4

    Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Arena)

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Charlotte, NC

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    6

    Quicken Loans Arena

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Cleveland, OH

    Artists: Chris Brown and 50 Cent


    6

    Quicken Loans Arena

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Cleveland, OH

    Artists: Chris Brown


    7

    The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Friday, April 7, 2017

    Auburn Hills, MI

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    9

    Xcel Energy Center

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Saint Paul, MN

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    10

    Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Monday, April 10, 2017

    Lincoln, NE

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    11

    Sprint Center

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    11

    Sprint Center

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Artists: Chris Brown


    13

    Smoothie King Center

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, April 13, 2017

    New Orleans, LA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    15

    AmericanAirlines Arena

    Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Miami, FL

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    16

    Amalie Arena

    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Tampa, FL

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    18

    Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Jacksonville, FL

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    20

    Hampton Coliseum

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Hampton, VA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    21

    Verizon Center

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Friday, April 21, 2017

    Washington, DC

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    22

    Wells Fargo Center

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    22

    Wells Fargo Center

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA

    Artists: Chris Brown


    24

    Barclays Center

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Monday, April 24, 2017

    Brooklyn, NY

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    28

    Allstate Arena

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Friday, April 28, 2017

    Rosemont, IL

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    29

    Schottenstein Center

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Columbus, OH

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    30

    Bridgestone Arena

    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    2

    Philips Arena

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Atlanta, GA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    4

    Toyota Center

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Houston, TX

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Fabolous and O.T. Genasis


    4

    Toyota Center

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Houston, TX

    Artists: Chris Brown


    6

    American Airlines Center

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Dallas, TX

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    8

    Pepsi Center

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Monday, May 8, 2017

    Denver, CO

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    8

    Pepsi Center

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Monday, May 8, 2017

    Denver, CO

    Artists: Chris Brown


    10

    Moda Center

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Portland, OR

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    11

    KeyArena

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Seattle, WA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    13

    Golden 1 Center

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Sacramento, CA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    15

    Talking Stick Resort Arena

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Monday, May 15, 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    16

    Honda Center

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Anaheim, CA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    18

    SAP Center at San Jose

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, May 18, 2017

    San Jose, CA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    19

    Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 19, 2017

    San Diego, CA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    20

    MGM Grand Garden Arena

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


    20

    MGM Grand Garden Arena

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Chris Brown


    23

    The Forum

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: Chris Brown, 50 Cent, O.T. Genasis and Fabolous


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