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Chris Brown

Chris Brown (born Christopher Maurice Brown; May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. In 2004, he signed with Jive Records, and released his self-titled debut album the following year. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, and featured the hit single "Run It!", which topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Brown the first male artist as a lead to have his debut single top the chart since Diddy in 1997. Chris Brown was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Brown's second studio album, Exclusive, was released in 2007. It spawned three successful singles; his second Hot 100 number one, "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain, "With You" and "Forever". Exclusive was also certified double platinum by the RIAA. Brown's third studio album Graffiti (2009), included the top-twenty single "I Can Transform Ya", featuring Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz. In 2011, Brown released his fourth studio album, F.A.M.E.

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Chris Brown -- Jailhouse Jammin' with DeBarge

Chris Brown
Jailhouse Jammin' With DeBarge

Chris Brown is feeling the Rhythm of the Night ... with the guy in the next cell.The most famous inmate at L.A. County Jail is passing his time singing tunes with the 8th (we're generous) most… READ MORE >

Chris Brown Sues Basketball Player for Extortion

Chris Brown
Sues Basketball Player For Extortion

Chris Brown is in an unusual position in court -- on the OFFENSIVE -- claiming a guy on a basketball court tried extorting the singer ... threatening to tell cops Brown started a fight unless he… READ MORE >

- 62 days ago
Chris Brown -- I Didn't Confess to the D.C. Assault

Chris Brown
I Didn't Confess to the D.C. Assault

Chris Brown did NOT admit he assaulted the alleged victim in his D.C. criminal trial.Mark Geragos Tells TMZ ... when Brown admitted to a probation violation Friday in the Rihanna case ... it did… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Chris Brown's Jail Sentence Extended -- Ordered to 131 More Days Behind Bars

Chris Brown
Ordered to 131 More Days in Jail

Chris Brown has just been sentenced to spend another 4-plus months in jail ... for violating his probation in the Rihanna case ... but the reality is, he could be released by week's end.Brown was… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Chris Brown -- BLOODY PHOTOS From Alleged D.C. Beatdown

Chris Brown
BLOODY PHOTOS From Alleged D.C. Beatdown

Bloody photos from the brawl allegedly involving Chris Brown, his bodyguard, and the D.C. man they're accused of brutalizing have just been released -- and they're gnarly.A judge approved the… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Chris Brown in Court -- Worse for Wear After 7 Weeks in Jail [VIDEO]

Chris Brown
Worse For Wear After 7 Weeks in Jail [VIDEO]

Chris Brown looked haggard and tired in court Thursday afternoon during a hearing in the Rihanna case.TMZ broke the story ... Brown has been behind bars since March 14, when the judge threw him in… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Chris Brown -- Stuck in Jail 'Til June ... At Least

Chris Brown
Stuck in Jail 'Til June ... At Least

Chris Brown will rot behind bars until June -- at the very least -- because the singer's latest bid for freedom was just DENIED.Brown -- who was jailed last month after getting booted from rehab… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Chris Brown's Bodyguard Found Guilty of Assault

Chris Brown
Bodyguard Found Guilty of Assault

Chris Brown's bodyguard was found guilty this morning of misdemeanor assault ... setting the stage for Brown's trial later today. Christopher Hollosy had told police he punched the victim after he… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Chris Brown -- Trained to Fight ... With Boxing Champ Andre Berto

Chris Brown
Trained to Fight With Boxing Champ Andre Berto

Chris Brown isn't some helpless jail inmate ... dude can FIGHT -- so says boxing champ Andre Berto who tells TMZ Sports he's trained with singer on multiple occasions. Berto -- a 2-time… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Chris Brown -- Easter Feast Behind Bars

Chris Brown
Easter Feast Behind Bars

Chris Brown is locked up for Easter -- but he'll still get to enjoy a delicious holiday meal ... courtesy of the Virginia justice system.TMZ spoke with the Northern Neck Regional Jail -- where… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago

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