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This article is about the American R&B singer. For other people with the same name, see.

Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. Having signed with in 2004, Brown released his the following year. It peaked at number two on the US and was later double platinum by the (RIAA), selling an overall three million copies worldwide. With his first single "" peaking atop the US, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album (2007) spawned his second Hot 100 number one "", in addition to "" and "". The album was also certified double platinum by the RIAA. In addition to his solo commercial success, Brown has been featured on several singles such as "", a duet with singer, "" with the rapper and "" alongside and. The songs have peaked at number three, number nine, number ten and eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 respectively.

In 2009, Brown received significant media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his then girlfriend, singer ; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. His third album was released later that year, and included the top-twenty single "". Brown's fourth album (2011) became his first to top the Billboard 200; it spawned the singles "", "", and "". F.A.M.E. earned Brown his first at the. His fifth album was released in 2012, with, and being released the following years, all peaking in the top 5 on the charts. Brown has sold more than 100 million albums and singles worldwide, making him one of the.

Alongside his work in the music industry, Brown has pursued an acting career. In 2007, he made his on-screen feature film debut in, and appeared as a guest on the television series. Other films Brown has appeared in, include (2007), (2010), (2012), and (2013). Throughout his career,, including 14, 5, and 5. According to, Brown has the seventh most entries on the chart with 90.

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Early life

Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989, in the small town of, to Joyce Hawkins, a former center director, and Clinton Brown, a at a local prison. He has an older sister, Lytrell Bundy, who works in a bank. Music was always present in Brown's life beginning in his childhood. He would listen to albums that his parents owned, and eventually began to show interest in the scene.

Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and often cites as his inspiration. He began to perform in his church and in several local talent shows. When he mimicked an performance of "", his mother recognized his vocal talent, and they began to look for the opportunity of a. At the same time, Brown was going through personal issues. His parents had divorced, and his mother's boyfriend terrified him by subjecting her to.

Career

2002–2004: Career beginnings

At age 13, Brown was discovered by Hitmission Records, a local production team that visited his father's gas station while searching for new talent. Hitmission's Lamont Fleming provided voice coaching for Brown, and the team helped to arrange a demo package and approached contacts in New York to seek a record deal. Tina Davis, senior executive at, was impressed when Brown auditioned in her New York office, and she immediately took him to meet the former president of the,, who offered to sign him that day. "I knew that Chris had real talent," says Davis. "I just knew I wanted to be part of it."

The negotiations with Def Jam continued for two months, and Davis then lost her job due to a corporate merger. Brown asked her to be his manager, and once Davis accepted, she promoted the singer to labels such as, and. According to Mark Pitts in an interview with, Davis presented Brown with a video recording, and Pitts' reaction was: "I saw the potential... I didn't love all the records, but I loved his voice. It wasn't a problem because I knew that he could sing, and I knew how to make records." Brown ultimately chose Jive due to its successful work with then-young acts such as and. Brown stated, "I picked Jive because they had the best success with younger artists in the pop market, [...] I knew I was going to capture my African American audience, but Jive had a lot of strength in the pop area as well as longevity in careers." Brown attended in Virginia until early 2005, when he moved to New York to pursue his music career.

2005–2006: Chris Brown and acting debut

Brown performing at Jingle Bell Bash 8, December 4, 2005

After being signed to Jive Records in 2004, Brown began recording his self-titled debut studio album in February 2005. By May, there were 50 songs already recorded, 14 of which were picked to the final track listing. The singer worked with several producers and songwriters—, and among them—commenting that they "really believed in [him]". Brown also made some input on the album, receiving co-writing credits of five tracks. "I write about the things that 16 year olds go through every day," says Brown. "Like you just got in trouble for sneaking your girl into the house, or you can't drive, so you steal a car or something." The whole album took less than eight weeks to produce.

Released on November 29, 2005, the self-titled album debuted at number two on the with first week sales of 154,000 copies.Chris Brown was a relative commercial success with the time; selling over two million copies in the United States—where it was two times platinum by the —and three million copies worldwide. The album's, "", made Brown the first male act (since in 1995) to have his debut single to reach the summit of the —later remaining for four additionally weeks. Three of the other singles—"", "" and ""—peaked within the top twenty at the same chart.

On June 13, 2006, Brown released a DVD entitled Chris Brown's Journey, which shows footage of him traveling in England and Japan, getting ready for his first visit to the, behind the scenes of his music videos and bloopers. On August 17, 2006, to further promote the album, Brown began his major co-headlining tour, The Up Close and Personal Tour. Due to the tour, production for his next album was pushed back two months. received,000 in ticket proceeds from Brown's 2006 "Up Close & Personal" tour. Brown has made appearances on 's and 's Brandon T. Jackson Show on its pilot episode.

2007–2008: Exclusive

In January 2007, Brown landed a small role as a in the of the American television series. Brown then made his film debut in, alongside, and on January 12, 2007. In April 2007, Brown was the opening act for, on the Australian leg of her tour. On July 9, 2007, Brown was featured in an episode of 's (for the event, it was retitled: Chris Brown: My Super 18) celebrating his eighteenth birthday in New York City.

In November 2007, Brown starred as a video host for 's Math-A-Thon program. He showed his support by encouraging students to use their math skills to help children with and other catastrophic diseases. Shortly after ending his summer tour with Ne-Yo, Brown quickly began production for his second studio album,, which was released in the United States on November 6, 2007. The album debuted at number four on the US chart, selling 294,000 copies in its first week, and received generally positive reviews from music critics. As of March 23, 2011, it has sold over 1.9 million copies in the United States. The album's lead single, "", peaked at number 79 on US chart, and number 22 on the US chart. "", featuring and produced by, was released as the album's second single. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and became Brown's second number one single following "Run It!" in 2005. "", a song produced by Stargate, was released as the third single from Exclusive, and reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

On November 21, 2007, Brown appeared in, a family drama starring. To further support the album Exclusive, Brown embarked on his The Exclusive Holiday Tour, visiting over thirty venues in United States. The tour began in, Ohio, on December 6, 2007, and concluded on February 9, 2008, in, Hawaii. In March 2008, Brown was featured on ' single "", which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. He also made a guest appearance on ' single "" alongside. The song peaked at number 17 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and number eight on the US chart. Brown re-released Exclusive on June 3, 2008, as a deluxe edition, renamed Exclusive: The Forever Edition, seven months after the release of the original version. The re-released version featured four new tracks, including the single "", which reached number two on Billboard Hot 100. In August 2008, Brown guest-starred on as himself. In October 2008, he was featured on T-Pain's single "", from his third studio album. Towards the end of 2008, Brown was named Artist of the Year by magazine.

2009–2010: Graffiti and mixtapes

In 2008, Brown began work on his-then upcoming third studio album. According to him, he would experiment a different musical direction for his new album—titled —while hoping to emulate singers and. He stated, "I wanted to change it up and really be different. Like my style nowadays, I don't try to be typical urban. I want to be like how Prince, Michael and were. They can cross over to any genre of music." The album's lead single "" was released on September 29, 2009. The song peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 11 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "" was released as the album's second single on November 23, 2009. The song reached number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100. Graffiti was then released on December 8, 2009. The album debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 102,000 copies in its first week, but received generally negative reviews from critics. As of March 23, 2011, it has sold 341,000 copies in the United States.

While performing a Michael Jackson Tribute at the 2010, Brown started to cry and fell to his knees while singing Jackson's "". The performance and his emotional turmoil resonated with several celebrities present at the ceremony, including, and. Songz said, "He left his heart on the stage. He gave genuine emotion. I was proud of him and I was happy for him for having that moment". Michael's brother,, expressed similar sentiments stating, "it was very emotional for me, because it was an acceptance from his fans from what has happened to him and also paying tribute to my brother". Later during the award ceremony, Brown stated, "I let y'all down before, but I won't do it again...I promise", while accepting the award for the AOL Fandemonium prize.

In May 2010, Brown released a collaborative mixtape with, titled. "", which features Tyga and, was released from the mixtape in the United States on June 29, 2010. The song peaked at number one on US chart for seven non-consecutive weeks, giving Brown his first number-one on the chart since his 2006 hit single, "Say Goodbye". It also peaked at number 14 on the US chart. In August 2010, Brown starred alongside an, including,,, and in the crime thriller, and also served as executive producer of the film.

2011–2012: F.A.M.E. and Fortune

Brown's fourth studio album was first released on March 18, 2011. Although it received mixed critical reviews, the album debuted at number one on the US chart, with first-week sales of 270,000 copies, giving Brown his first number-one album in the United States. Its lead single, "", reached the top-ten in eleven countries, including Australia, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The album's second single, "", featuring rappers and, reached number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it remained for eight consecutive weeks. It also reached number one on the US chart. The album's third single, "", featuring, peaked at number one on the US chart, and became the first number-one single on the chart for both Brown and Benassi. "" was released as the album's fourth US single, while "", featuring Canadian recording artist, served as the album's fourth international single. To further promote the album, Brown embarked on his in Australia and North America.

Brown performing at, Sydney, April 2012

Brown received six nominations at the and ultimately won five awards, including Best Male R&B Artist, Viewers Choice Award, The Fandemonium Award, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for "Look at Me Now". He also won three awards at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, including the People's Champ Award, Reese's Perfect Combo Award and Best Hip Hop Video for "Look at Me Now". At the 2011, F.A.M.E. won Album of the Year. The album has also earned Brown three Grammy Award nominations at the for, as well as and for "Look at Me Now". On February 12, 2012, Brown won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. During the ceremony, Brown performed several songs marking his first appearance at the awards show since his conviction of felony assault.

On October 7, 2011, announced it was disbanding along with and. With the shutdown, Brown (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) will release future material on the brand. Brown's fifth studio album was released on July 3, 2012. The album debuted atop the, but received once again negative reviews from critics. "", featuring Kevin McCall, was released as the album's, with "" released as the lead single, and "", "", "" and "" released as the album's following singles, respectively. To further promote the album, Brown embarked on his in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Trinidad.

2013–2014: X

Chris Brown with Albanian vocalist in Los Angeles in 2014

On August 9, 2013 at 1:09 AM PDT, Brown was reported to have suffered a from Record Plant Studios in as a call was made. When paramedics arrived, Brown allegedly refused to receive treatment and also refused to be transported to the local hospital. Brown has reportedly suffered from seizures in his childhood. The next day, Brown's representative reported the seizure was caused by "intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity." On November 20, 2013, Brown was sentenced to an anger management rehabilitation center for three months, putting the December 2013 release of X in jeopardy. To "hold [fans] over until [the X album] drops," Brown released a mixtape, titled X Files on November 19, 2013. On February 22, 2014, it was announced that the album would be released on Brown's birthday, May 5, 2014. On April 14, 2014, Brown released a teaser of new track "Don't Be Gone Too Long" featuring, however, on October 27, 2013, Brown was arrested for felony assault in, the fight allegedly started when two women wanted to take a picture with Brown in front of the, and the song and album were again delayed due to Brown's prison sentence. On August 3, 2014, Chris announced via that the album's release date will be on September 16, 2014. On August 6, 2014, the album cover was revealed. The title track "" was released as an instant-gratification track alongside the album pre-order on on August 25, 2014.

Brown's sixth studio album, was released on September 16, 2014. The album's lead single, "", was released on April 1, 2013, and sent to US Top 40 radio on April 9. The album features a guest appearance by and production from and. X debuted at #2 on US charts with first-week sales of 145,644 copies.

2015–present: Fan of a Fan: The Album, Royalty, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, Angels & Demons

On February 24, 2015, Brown released his first collaborative studio album with Tyga, titled. The album was a follow-up to the pairs 2010 mixtape. In early 2015, Brown also embarked on his Between The Sheets Tour with.

In spring of 2015, Brown was featured on DJ 's song "".

On June 24, Brown released a new song titled "". Shortly after, it was announced that "Liquor" was the first single from his seventh studio album. On August 22, 2015 the singer officially declares from his profile that the new album will be titled "Royalty" in honor of his daughter, Royalty Brown. On October 16 he has revealed the album cover, portraying Chris with Royalty in her arms in a black and white picture. On October 13, 2015, Brown announced that Royalty will be released on November 27, 2015. After it was revealed that the album has been pushed back to December 18, 2015, in exchange on November 27, 2015, he released a free 34-track mixtape called as a prelude to Royalty, which features from,,,,, and. On October 16, 2015, the album cover was revealed. The album was released on December 18, 2015, and it debuted at number 3 on the US, selling 184,000 units (162,000 in pure album sales) in its first week, marking an improvement over Brown's last three studio albums. It also became his seventh solo album consecutive top ten debut in the United States.

On March 2016, he collaborated again with the Italian DJ for the song "" from the album.

On May 1, 2016, Brown announced that his next album title would be. The "" was released on May 5, 2016. In May 2016, Brown became the face of sneaker and streetwear retailer Snipes' spring/summer 2016 campaign. On December 16, 2016, Brown released the second single "" featuring and.

Chris Brown and rapper announced their collaboration project, titled Angels & Demons on February 25, 2018.

Artistry

Musical style and influences

Brown has cited a number of artists as his inspiration, predominantly. Brown emphasizes "Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer." In "", he exemplifies Jackson’s influence both musically and visually as ’s Britini Danielle asserted that the song was "reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s ". Choreographically, noticed that it "takes distinct visual cues from classic clips like '' and ''", while complimented his appearance by calling it "a modern way to channel the King of Pop". is also another influence who comes across as a more contemporary figure for Brown. He tells "He was the one who the youngsters looked up to. I know that we, in the dancing and singing world, looked up to him", and maintains "If it wasn't for Usher, then Chris Brown couldn't exist". Other influences include, and.

Music critics have commended Brown’s introduction to, recognizing his modern day adaptations as well as versatility. ’s Iyana Robertson says "As traditional R&B flourished around him, the young singer began an evolution of the genre". She saw his debut single "" as a "prelude to what Brown would continue to do for the next decade: relentlessly disrupt the constructs of." By his sophomore album, she says he was "tapping more, swimming deep in waters and annihilating the arena". Describing the winning as "his most diverse offering to date", she remarked "There was no level of musical flexibility comparable. There still isn’t."

Voice

Brown possesses a light tenor vocal style. His vocal ability was first recognized by his mother at a young age, as Brown tells "I was 11 and watching Usher perform '', and I started trying to mimic it. My mom was like, 'You can sing?' And I was like, 'Well, yeah, Mama.'" subsequently leading to the start of his career. "" most notably earned him a nomination for in 2009.

Street art

Brown has produced street art under the pseudonym Konfused, partnering with street artist to produce works for the Miami Basel.

Personal life and legal issues

Domestic violence case

Rihanna standing on a red carpet in an elaborate dress Rihanna in November 2009, ten months after Brown assaulted her.

At around 12:30 a.m. () on February 8, 2009, Brown and his then-girlfriend, singer, had an argument which escalated into physical violence, leaving Rihanna with visible facial injuries which required hospitalization. Brown turned himself in to the 's Wilshire station at 6:30 p.m. () and was booked under suspicion of making criminal threats. The police report did not name the female in the incident as is policy, but media sources soon revealed that the victim was Rihanna. Following Brown's arrest, several commercial ads featuring him were suspended, his music was withdrawn from multiple radio stations, and he withdrew from public appearances, including one at the, where he was replaced by and. Brown hired a team and released a statement saying, "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired."

On March 5, 2009, Brown was charged with assault and making criminal threats. He was arraigned on April 6, 2009, and pleaded not guilty to one count of assault and one count of making criminal threats. On June 22, 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labor, five years of probation, and domestic violence counseling. Several organizations against domestic violence criticized the plea deal, advocating the punishment was not severe enough for the crime; the level of Brown's influence over youth also came under scrutiny. On July 20, 2009, Brown released a two-minute video on his official YouTube page apologizing to fans and Rihanna for the assault, expressing the incident as his "deepest regret" and saying that he has repeatedly apologized to Rihanna and "accepts full responsibility". In the video, Brown said he wanted to speak out earlier about the case but was advised by his attorney not to until the legal ramifications were settled. The video was removed, but is still available online. On August 25, Brown was sentenced to five years of, one year of domestic violence counseling, and six months of ; the judge retained a five-year on Brown, which requires him to remain 50 yards away from Rihanna, 10 yards at public events. Andy Kellman of stated, "A fairly substantial backlash resulted in Brown's songs being pulled from rotation on several radio stations. Ultimately, however, it had little bearing on the progress of his music and acting careers."

On September 2, 2009, Brown spoke about the domestic violence case in a pre-recorded interview, his first public interview about the matter. He was accompanied to the interview by his mother, Joyce Hawkins, and attorney, as he discussed growing up in a household with his mother being repeatedly assaulted by his stepfather. Brown said of hearing details of his assault of Rihanna, "I'm in shock, because, first of all, that's not who I am as a person, and that's not who I promise I want to be." Brown's mother said Brown "has never, ever been a violent person, ever" and that she does not believe in the. Brown said that it is "tough" for him to look at the famous photograph released of Rihanna's battered face, which may be the one image to haunt and define him forever, and that he still loved her. "I'm pretty sure we can always be friends," said Brown, "and I don't know about our relationship, but I just know definitely that we ended as friends." He stated he did not feel that his career was over, and likened his relationship best mens dress shirts 2018 with Rihanna to, blaming the media attention in the aftermath of the assault for driving them apart. When asked if he had any memory of assaulting Rihanna, he said that he did not, but realized that it occurred, and was sorry for his actions. However, following criticism of saying he did not remember, he later said in a statement, "Of course I remember what happened. Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterwards and told her everything." Brown said despite this, "[that night] was and still is a blur".

In June 2010, Brown's application for a visa to enter the UK was refused on the grounds of him "being guilty of a serious criminal offence" due to his assault on Rihanna. Brown had been planning to do a tour of British cities as part of a European tour but Sony stated that due to "issues surrounding his work visa" the tour was to be postponed. In February 2011, at the request of Brown's lawyer, Judge Patricia Schnegg modified with Rihanna's agreement the restraining order to a "level one order," allowing both singers to appear at awards shows together in the future. The following year, on March 22, 2011, during an interview with on Good Morning America at the, where he was asked about the Rihanna situation and restraining order, Brown became violent in his dressing room during a commercial break before his second performance ending that day's program, and threw an object at a window overlooking, causing damage to the window. He then took off his shirt, and after several angry confrontations with the segment producer, other show staff and building security, left the building shirtless. Following the incident, he said that he was tired of people bringing up the incident.

On July 11, 2012, Brown's community service was evaluated and he was ordered to meet a judge. The evaluation was ordered by Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg on July 10, 2012. He was scheduled to appear in court with regard to the evaluation on August 21, 2012. While conducting his community service in Virginia, however, Brown was tested positive for cannabis and appeared in court on September 25, 2012, at which time his hearing date was changed to November, to determine whether or not he had violated the terms of his court order. He reappeared in court on November 1, 2012, to ascertain whether or not he had violated his probation less than 24 hours after attending the same party as Rihanna, dressed as an Islamic terrorist. He attempted to address the court and was told by his lawyer, Mark Geragos, "I don't dance; you don't talk." Later that year, in September, Brown received criticism for a new neck tattoo that appeared to be the face of a battered woman, prompting allegations that the tattoo was a depiction of Rihanna. Brown's publicist stated that the tattoo does not depict a battered woman and is instead a design derived from a. On March 20, 2015, Brown's probation ended formally closing the felony case emanating from the Rihanna assault which happened over six years prior.

In a 2017 self-documentary,, Brown goes into detail about the abusive relationship, saying he intended to marry Rihanna, but that he lost her trust after he lied about a sexual encounter with someone who worked with him, that happened prior to their relationship.

Relationships

In 2011, Brown began dating aspiring model. In October 2012, Brown announced that he ended his relationship with Tran because he did not "want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna." The day after the announcement, Brown released a video entitled "The Real Chris Brown", which features images of himself, Tran, and Rihanna, as Brown wonders, "Is there such thing as loving two people? I don't know if it's possible, but I feel like that."

In January 2013, Rihanna confirmed that she and Brown had resumed their romantic relationship, stating, "It's different now. We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that." Speaking of Brown, Rihanna also said, "He's not the monster everybody thinks. He's a good person. He has a fantastic heart. He's giving and loving. And he's fun to be around. That's what I love about him – he always makes me laugh. All I want to do is laugh, really – and I do that with him." However, she also declared that she would walk away if Brown showed a hint of his past violent behavior towards her again. In a May 2013 interview, Brown stated that he and Rihanna had broken up again. He subsequently reunited with Tran, but they parted ways following confirmation of Brown's daughter with Nia Guzman in 2015.

In February 2017, Tran was granted a temporary 100-yard restraining order against Brown, and eventually a 5-year restraining order against the singer, claiming he threatened to kill her.

Religion

When discussing his upbringing, Brown stated: "We were used to two pairs of shoes for a school year. We used to go to church every day. I was one of those kids that had more church clothes than school clothes." He has also discussed his, saying that "he experienced the while performing '' in church". After being released from jail on June 2, 2014, Brown wrote that he was "Humbled and Blessed" and the words "Thank you GOD."

Other legal issues and rehab

On June 14, 2012, and his entourage were involved in a scuffle with Brown at a nightclub called WIP in the neighborhood of. About eight people were injured during the brawl, including star, who had to have surgery to remove a piece of glass from his eye. Drake was not arrested. Brown's attorney alleged Drake was the instigator.

In January 2013, Brown was involved in an altercation with over a parking space, outside a recording studio in West Hollywood. Police officers in Los Angeles said that Brown was under investigation, describing the incident as "battery" due to Brown allegedly punching Ocean. Although Ocean alleged that Brown had threatened to shoot him, he said he would not press charges.

In July 2013, Brown's probation was revoked after he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run in Los Angeles. He was released from court and was scheduled to reappear in August 2013, to learn whether or not he would serve time in prison. The charges would later be dropped, but Brown would have 1,000 additional hours of community service added to his probation terms.

In October 2013, Brown was arrested for felony assault in, after refusing to take a picture with two men. The charge was reduced to a. Brown spent 36 hours in a Washington jail and was taken to court in shackles. He was released and ordered to report to his California probation officer within 48 hours. The probation officer prepared a report for the Los Angeles judge, who could have ordered him to complete as many as four years in prison for the beating of Rihanna if found to be in violation of his probation.

On October 30, 2013, Brown voluntarily decided to enter rehab. After Brown completed his 90 days, the judge ordered him to remain a resident at the Malibu treatment facility until a hearing on April 23, 2014. The deal was if Brown left rehab, he would go directly to jail. On March 14, 2014, Brown was kicked out of the rehab facility and sent to for violating internal rules. He was expected to be released on April 23, 2014, but a judge denied his release request from custody either on bail or his own recognizance. At his May 9, 2014 court date, Brown was ordered to serve 131 days in jail for his probation violation. He was sentenced to serve 365 days in custody; however, he was given credit for the 234 days he has already spent in rehab and jail. He was given early release from jail just after midnight on June 2, 2014, because of jail overcrowding calculations that count one day in custody as two days.

The leadership of the, a Philippine-based religious sect, filed a complaint against Brown for not appearing at a New Year's Eve show held at the Iglesia ni Cristo-owned on December 31, 2014. The Iglesia ni Cristo's chief legal advisor, Glicerio Santos IV, acting on behalf of their Maligaya Development Corporation, who manages the Philippine Arena, requested assistance from Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on prosecuting the case. De Lima confirmed that she issued a Lookout Bulletin Order against Brown, meaning that he would have to confront and disprove the allegations of fraud in order to acquire an Emigration Clearance Certificate which would allow him to leave the country. In late afternoon of July 24, 2015, he was permitted to leave the Philippines.

In the early hours of August 30, 2016, a woman called the police to report that Brown had threatened her with a gun inside his house. Police were called, but Brown denied them entry without a warrant. When they returned with one, Brown refused them entry and began what news sources referred to as a "standoff" with the, including the robbery-homicide division and team. During this time, Brown was seen posting videos on, in which he rails against the police and the media coverage of the activity at his house. He denounced media reports that he was "barricaded" inside his house, complained about the helicopters flying overhead, and called the police "idiots" and "the worst gang in the world." He said that he was innocent and "What I do care about is you are defacing [] my name and my character and integrity". Brown was arrested and later released from jail on 0,000 bail. On September 1, 2016, Brown's lawyer,, stated that there was no standoff and that, with regard to the LAPD search, "nothing was found to corroborate her statement."

After a show on July 5, 2018, Brown was arrested on a charge of. He was taken to the jail, and released on a bail of,000.

As of 2016, due to his criminal record, Brown is banned from entering Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Business ventures

In 2007, Brown founded the record label CBE (Chris Brown Entertainment or Culture Beyond Your Evolution), under. Brown has since signed frequent collaborator, singer Sabrina Antoinette, former member, singer/songwriter Joelle James, and rock group U.G.L.Y.

Brown has stated he owns fourteen restaurants.

Discography

Main article:

Studio albums Collaborative albums

Filmography

Main article:

Film Year Title Role Notes 2007 Duron Williams Supporting role 2007 Michael "Baby" Whitfield Lead role 2010 Jesse Attica Supporting role, executive producer 2012 Alex Supporting role 2013 Rooster Supporting role 2018 Supporting role Television Year Title Role Notes 2006 Himself "Recipe for Disaster" (season 5, episode 17) 2006 Himself 2007 Chris Brown: Journey to South Africa Himself A documentary of Brown's first trip to Africa 2007 Will Tutt "The My Two Dads" (, episode 9)
"The French Connection" (season 4, episode 10)
"The Dream Lover" (season 4, episode 11) 2008 Himself "Doin' Time in Suite 2330" (, episode 20) 2011 Himself Season 3, episode 10 2015 Himself Season 4, episode 4 2017 Richard Youngsta

Tours

Headlining

Supporting

See also

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