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November 11, 2007

Chris Brown

Chris Brown Vital Stats

Birth Name: Christopher Maurice Brown
Birth Date: May 5, 1989
Birth Place: Tappahannock, Virginia
Height: 6’1”
Romantic Link: Rihanna

Chris Brown Interesting Facts

Chris Brown hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of his idol Usher and star in movies.

Michael Jackson specifically asked for Chris Brown to perform at a tribute show on his behalf because he can imitate Jackson’s dance moves like no other.

Chris Brown has three tattoos.

Chris Brown Biography

Christopher Brown, born on May 5, 1989, in Tappahannock, Virginia, became musically inclined thanks to his parents, who were avid music lovers and constantly had the likes of Sam Cooke, Donnie Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, and the Jackson 5 playing on the stereo.

As with most black young boys growing up, Chris was drawn to rap music, and by age 11, he began to appreciate his own singing talents. At 13, his mother got Chris a manager, Tina Brown, and the two worked together to try to get Chris a record deal.

Chris Brown likes to Run It!

Lucky for Chris, most of the record labels they met with wanted to sign Chris to an album deal, and he and his manager finally decided to sign with Jive Records in 2005. At 16, and standing at 6’1”, Chris was ready for fame.

His self-titled debut album, produced by Scott Storch, was released on November 29, 2005, and became an instant hit, thanks to his infectious dance hit “Run It!”, which climbed to No. 1 on the U.S. Hot 100 and the Australian singles chart, while debuting at No. 2 in the United Kingdom. The remix, featuring Juelz Santana, had the single playing all over the radio and in the clubs.

The second single released from the album, “Yo! (Excuse Me Miss),” easily made the top 10 on the U.S. Hot 100, and in January 2006, Chris’ album was certified platinum.

Chris Brown is best new artist

Chris Brown toured throughout the U.S. from March to May 2006, and has already landed some prestigious awards, including the Best New Artist award at the NAACP Awards, and Best New R&B Artist from the Soul Train Awards.

After Chris Brown finished his Up Close & Personal Tour with Ne-Yo, whom he considers a big brother, he headed back to the studio to work on his sophomore effort.

Chris Brown released Exclusive on November 6, 2007, and, thanks to much promotion, the world has taken notice of the boy wonder who can do it all.

2007 also saw Chris Brown in his film debut; Stomp The Yard, a movie about centered around stepping, was released in January and did well at the box office. November sees Chris starring opposite Regina King in This Christmas and 2009 will feature Chris Brown in a starring role in the basketball movie Phenom.

All this, coupled with the fact that he can sing, dance and produce, only furthers fans’ beliefs that Chris Brown will run it for a long time to come. On the personal front, rumors abound that Chris Brown is dating Rihanna, and the two collaborated on a remix of her single "Umbrella."

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