For those who love Hip-Hop and Contemporary R&B genre music then you probably might be aware of who Chris Brown is. Nonetheless, he is a renowned American singer and songwriter.
He came to limelight from his very first single “Run It”. The song won him the best MTV Australia award. The song also ranked in the Billboard Hot 100, making him the only singer since 1997 to top the charts with his very first song.
Chris Brown’s Past
Chris Brown was born in 1989 to Joyce Hawking and Clinton Brown in Virginia. Chris’s mother Joyce used to work at a day center while Clinton, his father, worked in a prison.
He also has a sister who works in a bank. Chris Brown had a great interest in singing and dancing. He used to practice at church choirs and participated in talent shows to get exposure.
How Chris Brown rose to fame
Seeing his potential, his family was looking for an opportunity to sign a record deal for him. In 2004, Jive Records signed him, and his first single Run it was launched. The single was certified as a double-platinum label and even featured at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100.
Chris Brown’s career was at its peak. His second album Exclusive in 200, also featured in the Billboard’s Hot 100. Apart from his professional career, his love life with renowned singer Rihana was also making the news.
In 2009, Chris Brown was accused of assaulting Rihana which made him serve a five-year prison sentence. His Fourth single the FAME featured in Billboard top 200. It also won him his first Grammy Award for Best R&B. Chris Brown has several successful albums since then and his career graph is constantly on the rise.
The American singer has sold over 140 million records worldwide. Currently, Chris Brown Net worth is estimated somewhere around $50 million. He is ranked eighth with Taylor swift by Forbes as a singer with the most Hot 100 hits in history.