CHRIS BROWN – Multi Award Winning R&B Music Artist
Chris Brown is a multi award winning multi platinum selling R&B music artist famed for his slick Hip hop dance moves, sensational concerts and hit records. At just 16 years, Chris Brown released his debut album “Chris Brown” in 2005 which had the classic Chris Brown song and classic Chris Brown music video for the track “Run it” which topped the charts at number 1 on the Billboard Top 100. The album sold over two million copies in the USA alone and was certified double platinum. The video for "Run It" received a nomination for "Best New Artist" at the 2006 MTV Video Awards.
His second album “Exclusive” was released in 2007. It had two successful singles “Kiss Kiss” featuring T-Pain and “With you” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top 100.
Chris Browns has also collaborated on many other hit singles including “No Air” with Jordin Sparks, “Shorty Like Mine” featuring rapper Bow Wow and “Shawty Get Loose” alongside Lil Mama and T-Pain. He has also featured in several high profile tours with artists such as Bow Wow and Omarion and Beyonce Knowles.
In December 2009, Chris Brown released his “Graffiti” album which had some of the best RnB songs including the hit song & video “I Can Transform Ya”, also featuring Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz. With the best Chris Brown songs, “Graffiti” peaked at number 7 in the Billboard Top 100 and number 1 on the R&B and Hip hop charts in the US and has sold 258,184 till February 1, 2010.
After a series of high profile mixtapes in 2010, the talented R&B superstar returned to the recording studio to work on his highly anticipated fourth studio album F.A.M.E. This album saw Chris Brown collaborate with some of the biggest stars in Hip hop and R&B music including Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Sean, Tyga, Kevin McCall, Timbaland and pop sensation Justin Bieber. The first official release was the song “Yeah 3x”, peaking at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Chris Brown then released his Michael Jackson inspired third single “She Ain`t You” which samples the King Of Pop`s legendary R&B song “Human Nature” from his Thriller album. It features a video dedicated to Michael Jackson and has some of Chris Brown’s hottest dance sequences to date as he pays homage to the King Of Pop.
Chris Brown released further singles including the club anthem “Beautiful People”, with cameos from Bow Wow, The Game, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Brandy, Ryan Leslie and Timbaland helping to make it a global smash. Chris Brown then released his excellent collaboration with pop sensation Justin Bieber entitled “Next 2 You”. It also features cameos from Shannon Elizabeth and has been described as one of the best Chris Brown music videos in a long while. The video premiered on BET Television and quickly became a huge favourite with its viewers.
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James Griffith - About Author:
James Griffith is a freelance writer from London specialising in writing hiphop r&b music and UK Grime music articles. Over the years he has developed an extensive knowledge of urban music and urban music artists and is considered one of the leading authorities on this subject. With a passion for Hip hop and R&B music since childhood, James Griffith brings great knowledge and a great understanding of this exciting music genre and his articles are both informative and entertaining too.
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