Born Christopher Maurice Brown, R&B singer Chris Brown was born on May 5, 1989, in Tappahannock, Virginia. He started singing and dancing at a young age and would regularly sing on his church choir and talent competition in his community and school.
Chris Brown got his big break in music in 2004 when Jive Records signed him. He would then released his self-titled debut album the following year. That project debut at No. 2 on Billboard 200 album chart and went on to be certified double platinum. His debut single “Run It” peaked at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Chris Brown released his second album Exclusive in 2007 which also went on to be certified double platinum and also spawning another Hot 100 No. 1 single “Kiss Kiss.”
In 2009, Chris Brown was found guilty of assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna and was sentenced to six months of community service and five years probation. He was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was sent to rehab for anger management.