|Birth Date||5 May 1989|
|Appearance(s)||12 Week 2 |
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Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and entrepreneur.
Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling an overall three million copies worldwide.
Brown's fourth album F.A.M.E. (2011) became his first to top the Billboard 200 and earned Brown his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. His ninth studio album Indigo was released in 2019 and debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200, making it his third number-one album in the country.
Brown has pursued an acting career, and his personal life has been publicized. In 2007, he made his on-screen feature film debut in Stomp the Yard, and appeared as a guest on the television series The O.C. Other films Brown has appeared in include This Christmas (2007), Takers (2010), Think Like a Man (2012), and Battle of the Year (2013). In 2009, he received significant media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service.
Brown has sold over 140 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. Throughout his career, Brown has won several awards, including a Grammy Award, fifteen BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and six Soul Train Music Awards. According to Billboard, Brown has the seventh most Hot 100 entries on the chart with 93.