Chris Brown

May 5, 1989

Chris Brown Artistfacts

  • Brown was born in Tappahannock, Virginia. He thought about being a rapper until his mom told him how good his singing was.
  • His influences include Sam Cook, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Kim Burrell, Donnie Hathaway and Marvin Gaye.
  • In his down time, he likes to play basketball, sleep, dance, party, and talk on phone. >>
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  • Brown appeared on seven episodes of the TV show The O.C., where he played a band geek who lkes this girl who is very social. He was also in the movie Stomp The Yard. >>
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  • He famously assaulted Rihanna, who he was dating at the time, the night before the Grammy Awards in 2009. She was riding in his rented Lamborghini when he attacked her, choking her nearly unconscious and leaving her in the street. Brown was ordered to stay 100 feet away from her at all times, a restriction that was eased by a judge in February, 2011.
  • Chris has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
  • He loves art. "I use music or painting as my outlet to get through the confusion," Chris explained to XXL magazine.
  • Chris Brown got his first tattoo when he was 13 - an inking of Jesus with some music notes signifying that the Son of God gave him the gift to sing. Breezy recalled to Giant magazine: "On my 13th birthday I was like, 'Mom, I want a tattoo.' She's like, (high pitched voice) 'You ain't gettin' no tattoo!' So I went against her will and got one but I told her it was positive so then she liked it."
  • Chris bought his mom a $1 million dollar house when he was just 15 years old

Comments: 7

  • Louren from Carpinteria, CaGirl your crazy if you dont like his singing!!! two down..
  • Louren from Carpinteria, CaChris Brown what can i say!!! your songs inspire so many of us!! you are a very good dancer, singer and not to mention, a major hottie with a body:)
  • Michaela from Brooklyn, NyIt's so funny how most of these girls here just want's to halla at him.I don't care about him at all.I just like the 'Run It' song and the was he dances.I don't really like his singing voice though.I just like his voice on his first single.
  • Maya from Bloomfield, NjDear Chris
    I love you. You are so talented and CUTE. I pray thet I can meet you it would be the greatest gift next to my grandma getting over he Diabetease.
    Sincereley Yours
    Maya
  • Sharae from Abbeville, MdHey Chris I also want to tell u that I lov your new single Wall to Wall thats really hot. U is the firts person I have seen with so much talent. I just pray to god that I could see u in person. It would mean so much to me.

    -Sharae,Abbeville,La
  • Kareema from Augusta, GaHey Chris Brown this is Kareema.I am not like these other girls who come on here and tell you that you are cute,sexy,and hot because you already know that.I came on here to tell you something thats coming from my heart.My name is Kareema (A.K.A Reema) Wilson.I am from Charleston, SC but I live in Augusta, GA. I have loved you and your music since you came out.I just wanna let you know that you are so talented and if you ever feel like no one loves you and you are all alone just know that I am here for you and I am down for whatever.I got your back and I hope you have mines and thats coming from my heart.
  • Dedy from Camden, Njoh my god you are still so frecking find. I love you so much and I would do anything for our life I want to become A singer just to see ifI was to get a chance to go out with you to see if you can give me that chance love you take care BABY?
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