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Chris Brown

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When a 16-year-old Chris Brown became the first male solo artist to debut at number one in the Billboard Charts for more than ten years with the single 'Run It', a new teen pop idol was born. Filled with sweet harmonies and soulful R&B, his 2005 debut album 'Chris Brown' sold over two million copies in America and drew comparisons with a young Michael Jackson. The hits continued with 'Kiss Kiss', 'With You' and 'Forever', and his second album 'Exclusive' in 2007 enjoyed both critical and commercial success. But, just as the fame seemed to be reaching its height, Brown was charged with felonious assault of his girlfriend at the time, singer Rihanna, and was sentenced to five years probation, violence counselling and six months community service.

His fourth album 'F.A.M.E.' was released in 2011. Although receiving mixed reviews, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and Brown set out on tour of North America and Australia. He won several awards for 'F.A.M.E.' including the Grammy for Best R&B Album. Shortly before his sixth album 'X' was due for release, Brown was once again arrested for felony assault. Late 2014 saw 'X' finally being released and it debuted at number two in the Billboard 200.

2015 saw the release of Brown's first collaborative record with Tyga - 'Fan of a Fan: The Album' - and a tour with Trey Songz. He released 'Liquor', the first single from his seventh album 'Royalty', with the album releasing in late 2015. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, achieving much greater reviews than his previous three album efforts. 'Heartbreak On a Full Moon' followed as his eighth album in 2016 with the lead single 'Grass Ain't Greener' launching the record over the summer.

In Jaunary 2019 Brown released the single 'Undecided' followed in June by the album 'Indigo' which featured collaborations with Tyga, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake.

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