Chris Brown

Chris' story so far...

Chris Brown is, without a doubt, one of the most recognisable faces in music today.

Thanks to his soulful vocals and slick dance routines, the 21-year-old from Virginia has earned himself a huge following across the globe, clocking up seven UK Top 10 singles, four hit albums and a string of sell-out tours.

After signing to Jive Records at the tender age of 15, he became a huge star virtually overnight. His debut single topped the US charts, a feat that hadn't been achieved by a male artist for more than a decade. And that was just the beginning.

His self-titled debut album went on to produce four further hits Stateside and sold an impressive three million copies worldwide. He also began to establish a name for himself on these shores too, with Run It, Yo (Excuse Me Miss) and Gimme That all denting the UK Top 40.

The follow-up, Exclusive, proved to be an even bigger success when it hit the shops in late 2007, producing the inescapable hits With You and Forever, a song which, believe it or not, was originally written as a chewing gum advert. I kid you not.

With the music biz well and truly conquered, Chris also tried his hand at acting, with his first major role coming in the predictable, yet thoroughly enjoyable This Christmas.

While problems in his personal life threaten to derail his blossoming career altogether, 2011 saw him return in a big way with the album F.A.M.E.

Boasting collaborations with the likes of dance producer Benny Benassi, Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber and rappers Chipmunk, Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, the album became an instant smash, propelling him back into the Top 10.

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