Tappahannock, VA, USA
School: Essex High School
Work: Chris Brown, Exclusive, Graffiti, F.A.M.E., Fortune, X, Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, Jive Records, Zomba, RCA
Links: Facebook, Twitter, www.chrisbrownworld.com
Born May 5, 1989, Christopher Maurice Brown is a professional American singer / songwriter / dancer from Tappahannock, Virginia. At age 15, he signed with his first record label and would sell 1.9 million copies of his self-titled debut album, which included the #1 song “Run It!”.
According to Brown, growing up and singing in church taught him discipline as a child. The 3-time American Music Award winner (2008 x 3, 2011), 5-time Billboard Music Award winner (2006 x 3, 2008, 2012) and Grammy Award winner (2012) has also appeared in numerous television and movie roles.
The singer has supported Best Buddies International, the Get Schooled Foundation and Red Cross. In 2009, Brown was charged with 2 felonies for assaulting then girlfriend / singer Rihanna.
“…just stay focused and love what you do — have fun with it every day. That’s what I do.”