Who is Chris Brown?
Chris Brown was born on 5 May 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia USA, and is best known as a singer and actor who has released albums such as “Royalty” and “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”. In addition, he has made appearances in cinematic projects such as “Takers” and “Think Like a Man”. Speaking about his ethnicity, he is Black and has dark hair and eyes; his zodiac sign is Taurus and he is 29 years old.
Daughter, Girlfriend, Wife
In 2011, the singer was in a relationship with Karrueche Tran, however, in the following year he announced that they had separated, as he didn’t want to see her hurt because of his friendship with Rihanna. As of 2013 he began dating Rihanna, saying that it was different this time, and that they don’t have arguments. “We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that”, he said. However, in May 2013 Chris admitted that he had broken-up with Rihanna once again. Later on, he reunited with Karrueche Tran, but their relationship fell through once again when he had a baby with Nia Guzman in 2015. Brown now seems to be a dedicated father, and he often shares photos of his daughter, Royalty on social media. He wished her happy birthday with a post reading “MY BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL IS OFFICIALLY 3 YEAR OLD!!!!HBD RO RO! I LOVE YOU.”
Net Worth and House
So just how rich is Chris Brown as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this singer has a net worth of over $30 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. His wealth allows him to take proper care of his family and be financially stable. Among his assets is a $4.3 million house, located in Tarzana.
Early Life, Parents and Influences
Brown is the son of Joyce Hawkins, a former day care center director, and Clinton Brown. He has an older sister, Lytrell Bundy, who is a bank worker. Reportedly, Chris became interested in music at an early age, and performed in his church choir, which obviously played an important role in his further career path. He was also influenced by Michael Jackson.
Aged 13, Chris was discovered by Hitmission Records when they visited his father’s gas station. They went on to provide a voice coach for Brown, and helped him make a demo package. After that, the team spoke with several labels in New York, trying to find a record deal for him, and ultimately Tina Davis, from Def Jam Recordings, took him to meet L. A. Reid, who offered the young talented singer to sign a contract with him on that very day.
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 20, 2018
In 2005, Brown made his debut with the his self-titled album, consisting of songs such as “Ya Man Ain’t Me”, “Say Goodbye”, “Run It!” and “Is This Love?”. The mentioned album debuted at number two of US Billboard 200, selling more than 154,000 copies in the first week of its release. In December 2006, it was certified double platinum by RIAA and, continuing to work at a rapid pace, Brown released “Exclusive”, consisting of 16 tracks including “Kiss Kiss”, “Take You Down”, “With You” and “Wall to Wall”. It received generally positive reviews from the audience and critics, with one critic from “The Rolling Stone” stating that “It’s been a long stretch between Usher albums — long enough for Chris Brown to build a whole career, growing from a temporary substitute to an undeniably major pop star”, adding that Brown seals the deal with “Exclusive”, which he described as an “all-grown-up album”. In early 2009 the singer released his next album through Jive Records, entitled “Graffiti”, which had 13 songs such as “Sing Like Me”, “I Can Transform Ya” and “Crawl”.
When it comes to Brown’s latest albums, those include “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”, which was his eighth studio album, and which included songs such as “Privacy”, “Roses”, Questions” and “Sip”. The album also featured artists such as Dej Loaf, Lil Yachty, Gucci Mane, Usher and Yo Gotti. In late February 2018, the singer announced that he would be making a collaborative album with Joyner Lucas.
Relationship With Rihanna and Domestic Abuse
Brown is infamous for allegedly physically assaulting his fellow singer and then-girlfriend, Rihanna. Reportedly, in early February 2009 the couple had an argument which quickly escalated into physical violence. As the result of that, Rihanna had visible injuries and was hospitalized, and Chris ended-up turning himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department. The singer was arrested, and his music was withdrawn from several stations in addition to him being withdrawn from events such as the 2009 Grammy Awards. In September of the same year, he spoke about the situation with Rihanna for the first time on “Larry King Live”, when he was accompanied by his mother and their attorney Mark Geragos. At the same time, he spoke about being assaulted by his step-father, describing the whole situation as “a cycle of violence”. He added that it’s not who he is, and that’s not who he wanted to be. In addition to that, his mother stated that he “has never, ever been a violent person, ever”.
Being active in the entertainment field, Brown is naturally active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram, and is followed by the army of 28.5 million people on the former and 45.3 million on the latter. The singer often shares photos from his private life, which allows his fans to get a closer look into his personal life.