Chris Brown is an award-winning singer, singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He is regarded as one of the most influential and successful artists of the decade, with over 140 million records sold worldwide, and an amazing number of awards to his name.
He is popular for being a very controversial personality, always making headlines for both good and bad things.
Some of them include physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, charts topping hit songs, and scuffles with the law over occasional vehicle-related incidents.
Chris Brown’s Profile
- Name: Christopher Maurice Brown
- Age: 31 years
- Nationality: United States of America
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
- Net worth: $60 million
- Height:1.85 m tall
- Weight: 71 kg
Net Worth and Ventures of Chris Brown in 2020
Chris Brown has an estimated net worth of over $60 million, as of August 2020. He has sold millions of copies of his albums, which amounts for a majority of his wealth. He also makes millions of dollars from his tours, collaborations, and endorsement deals.
Asides music, Chris Brown also has other ventures such as Interscope Records and 14 Burger Kings restaurants.
Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5th, 1989, in Tappahannock a small town in Virginia, United States, to Joyce Hawkins who was a director of a daycare centre, and his father Clinton Brown, who was a correction officer at a local prison.
Chris’s parents later got separated, and his mother was remarried to an abusive man. Chris Brown grew up in Tappahannock, Virginia together with his older sister, Lytrell Bundy Brown who worked as a banker.
Growing up in a Catholic home, Chris Brown was very much inclined to music since his childhood. He was a member of a small music group in his local church, where he got to participate in various talent hunt shows.
Chris also developed an interest in dancing at a very young age; he was very much inspired by Michael Jackson. Chris loved listening to soul melody and developed an interest in hip-hop music. In 2002, he received a voice skipper program from a civic production studio, Hit Mission Records, to help enhance his voice.
His mother played a huge role in motivating him to pursue a career in music and realizing his passion after he covered ushers single ‘My Way’. She strived to get him a record deal.
In 2004, Chris Brown got signed to a deal with the Def Jam label with the assistance of Tina Davis and A&R. They were amazed by Chris Brown’s demo in the New York office, and they had to introduce him to the former CEO of the label. Tina Davis gave the singer a progression to a much higher label Jive Records
In 2005 Chris Brown launched his entree self-titled debut album ‘Chris Brown’ which gained him recognition and led him to success after selling over 3 million copies worldwide. The album had collaborative features with various artists such as; Jazze and Scott and earned Chris Brown a twin Grammy Award selection.
The album was also twice accredited platinum by RIAA and topped at no.2 on the Billboard Hot charts. In 2006, Chris Brown e commenced his Up Close and exclusive Tour and performed in over 30 gigs in the United States.
In November of 2007, Chris Brown launched his second album titled ‘Exclusive.’ The album ranked top in the US Billboard Charts and featured hit tracks like ‘Forever’, ‘With You’, and ‘Kiss Kiss.’ The album was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry.
Chris also had a big collaboration that year with Jordan Sparks in their debut song ‘No Air’. He was also featured in the fourth episode of an American TV series ‘The OC’.
Chris released his third studio album, ‘Graffiti’ in 2009 which had singles with an electro-pop mix. The album including its debut single ‘I Can Transform You’ also topped the Billboard Top charts at no.7
While his songs made wave globally, Chris Brown decided to concentrate more on acting in 2010. The pop star starred in the crime mystery movie, ‘Takers’ which featured notable actors like Idris Elba and Matt Dillon.
That same year, he collaborated with Kevin McCall and Tyga to make the debut hit single ‘Deuces’ which also topped on the US Billboard charts.
Chris went further to launch his fourth studio album ‘FAME’ in the year 2011 which had the hit single ‘Yeah 3x’ featuring Big Sean, Justin Bieber, and Lil Wayne. He later went on a tour to promote the album performing in over 32 gigs nationwide.
The album was certified gold, and also won the Grammy awards, the Soul, and Train Music Awards, as well as the album of the year.
Chris Brown launched his fifth studio album ‘Fortune’ in 2012. Like the ones before it, the album topped the US Billboard charts and made wave internationally especially in countries like Netherlands, UK, and New Zealand.
Chris also starred in the comic debut film ‘Think Like a Man’, playing the role of Alex. The movie which is based on a book by Steve Harvey entitled ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’, became a huge success.
He had his sixth studio album, ‘X’ released on September 16, 2014. The album’s lead single was “Fine China”, and featured guest artists like Kendrick Lamar and guest producers like Diplo and Danja. The album X debuted at #2 on US Billboard 200 charts and sold thousands of copies.
Chris Brown launched his seventh album ‘Royalty’ on December 18, 2015. The album was named after his daughter and debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. The album cover is a black and white portrait of Chris wrapping his daughter around his arm, and it featured the hit single ‘Liquor’.
His eighth album Heartbreak on a Full Moon was released on October 31, 2017. The double-disc album received positive reviews from fans, who applauded the record’s diversity, length, and its lyrical content.
Heartbreak on a Full Moon peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200, making it Chris Brown’s ninth consecutive top 10 albums on the Billboard chart.
The album Indigo was released on June 28, 2019, featuring a number of highly influential artists including Nicki Minaj, Tory Lanez, Tyga, Justin Bieber, JuicyJ, Juvenile, H.E.R, Tank, Sage the Gemini, Lil Jon, Lil Wayne, Joyner Lucas, Gunna and Drake. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with a tracklist of 32 songs, including the hit songs like Heat and Wobble Up
On July 9, 2020, Chris Brown announced that the title of his tenth album would be Breezy, which happens to be his nickname. This announcement was made via his Instagram handle with no release date yet as at the time of writing this post.
Chris Brown’s relationship with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna is considered one of the most controversial celebrity relationships of the decade. In 2009, Rihanna filed a warrant against Chris Brown for Domestic Violence.
This was due to a pre-Grammy Awards incident where the couple had an argument that escalated into physical violence.
It was later revealed that Chris Brown was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. However, the couple settled their differences and tried to rekindle their relationship in 2011, but it didn’t work out.
Chris Brown had his daughter Royalty Brown with Nia Guzman in 2015, and On November 20, 2019, Chris Brown welcomed his second child, son Aeko Catori Brown, with Ammika Harris.
Awards & Achievements
In the course of his career, Chris Brown has won a total of 89 awards and 249 nominations, which includes
- 1 Grammy Award
- 14 BET Awards
- 4 American Music Awards
- 2 MOBO Awards
- 5 Billboard Music Awards
- 3 MTV Video Music Award
- 6 Soul Train Music Awards
- 7 Teen Choice Awards amongst other awards.
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