Christopher Maurice Brown is a talented singer who hit records with his debut album Chris Brown. The album went double platinum and sold over two million copies in the United States. Chris Brown co-authored lyrics for at least five of the songs. His hit single, Run It topped the Billboard Hot 100, the first time a debut single has done so.
Chris Brown went on tour to promote the album, The Up Close and Personal Tour and donated $50,000 in ticket proceeds to charity. His second album Exclusive debuted at number four and sold 1.9 million copies in the USA. Videos of his songs often feature his talent for dancing too. Chris Brown has also acted in movies such as Stomp the Yard and This Christmas.
Recently Chris Brown was sentenced to 5 years probation and 6 months of community service after pleading guilty to felony assault on his former girlfriend Rihanna.