Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989. He is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. He started his singing career in 2005, and several of his albums have been certified double platinum. Besides, he has also had many songs featured in the Billboard Top 100.
Brown was born in Tappahannock, Virginia. His mother, Joyce Hawking, worked at a daycare center, and his father, Clinton Brown, worked at a local prison. When Chris was young, he showed a talent for singing and dancing. He used to perform in his church choir, and talent shows organized in the local area.
Later, the family started looking for the opportunity of a record deal for him. Also, at the same time, he struggled emotionally since his parents were going through a divorce. His mother’s boyfriend terrified him. Chris also has an older sister, Lytrell Bundy, who works in a bank.
Brown’s debut album was released in November 2005, and it turned out to be a huge success. His Number #1 was “Run It!”. It also featured a guest appearance by rapper Juelz Santana. That album brought him two Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Contemporary Album and for Best New Artist.
He also received many other awards, such as an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist. Soon after, he started his acting career with a role in ‘Stomp the Yard”. Ne-Yo, another popular R&B performer, was also featured in the film. In 2007, Chris released his second album, Exclusive. Also, he starred in another movie called “This Christmas.”
In 2009, he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend, Rihanna. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to five years of probation and 180 days of community labor. In the next couple of years, he released albums Fortune and F.A.M.E.
He received many awards, and here are the highlights of his career: BET Awards – Best New Artist (2006), Billboard Music Awards – Top New Artist (2006), Billboard Music Awards – Top Male Artist (2006), Soul Train Music Awards – Best New Artist (2006), American Music Awards – Artist of the Year (2008), Teen Choice Awards – Choice Male Artist (2008), People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Male Artist (2009), BET Hip-Hop Awards – People’s Champ (Look At Me Now, 2011), Grammy Awards – Best R&B Album (F.A.M.E, 2012), BET Awards – Best Male R&B/Pop Artist (2011, 2012, 2015).
Chris Brown Net Worth 2020
According to recent studies, Chris Brown’s estimated net worth is around $50 million, which makes him one of the wealthiest artists in hip hop. However, he still has a way to go until he reaches the likes of Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and P. Diddy.
“When I was 12, all I wanted for Christmas was a trampoline or a four-wheeler. I ended up getting both presents for Christmas.”
“I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.”
“Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.”
“My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.”
“Follow your dreams. Just make sure to have fun too.”