Chris Brown Net Worth
Chris Brown is an American singer, songwriter, and actor, who came out with older singers, like, Michael Jackson being his greatest inspiration. With his love of from a young age, he taught himself how to be the entertainer he is today. His musical career began in church, when he sang in the church choir and also when he began participating in talent shows. Chris Brown’s talent was so loved and appreciated, that his mother began to look for a record label for him to sign with. In his coming years after starting his career as a singer, he would be the singer who would inspire music lovers to have a new appreciation of R&B music. Chris Brown’s estimated net worth is $54 million.
Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, to Joyce Hawkins, a former child daycare director and Clinton Brown, a corrections officer in a prison. He attended Essex High School in Vermont, but after becoming a professional singer at the age of 15, he quit high school to pursue his dreams of being an entertainer. Chris Brown has an older sister, Lytrell Bundy, who is an employee at a bank. When Chris Brown was younger, his parents got a divorce, but he was soon terrified by his mother’s boyfriend and the domestic violence she had to endure. However, while growing up, he found love in music and taught himself how to sing and dance. Once he performed an Usher song, My Way, when he was younger, his mother looked for a record label for him. Since the start of his career, he has been the voice of a new generation of R&B that has come from the inspiration by those before him.
With Chris Brown starting his singing career at a very young age, his passion of music came to life in the small town he grew up in. Some of his favorite singers he entertained music lovers in, of the small community of 2,000, in Tappahannock, Virginia, include Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, and Stevie Wonder. After realizing his real talent, he worked harder to be discovered by the right music executives. Chris Brown was discovered by Tina Davis, who worked for Def Jam Recordings. She became his manager and helped him get a record deal at Jive Records, who had signed other young artists, such as Britney Spears and N-Sync. Chris Brown’s first album was released in 2005 and was self titled. His song “Run It,” was a number 1 hit. The success of his talent turned into a 30 city tour in 2006 and soon enough he turned his focus on acting. His first small role was in the movie Stomp the Yard, in which he appeared in 2007. Chris Brown also released his second album Exclusive in 2007, which included his hit single, “Kiss Kiss.” After the release of his second album, Brown returned to acting with a bigger role, in the movie, This Christmas, which is a movie about a family who comes together for the holidays and tries to understand what is going on each other’s lives. Chris Brown’s buddin acting career led him into several other roles in other movies, such as Think Like A Man, Into the Woods, and Takers. He has also made appearances on the television shows, The O.C. and Blood Rogues. During Brown’s rising success he ended up in trouble because of a domestic violence issue with another celebrity, but by the time 2011 came, his focu was more on his music than ever. In 2011, he released his album, F.A.M.E. and in 2012, he released, Fortune. Two years after the release of his 2012 album release, Chris Brown, released his album, X in 2014. However, in the last few years with his behind the music issues and having a baby, Chris Brown has been busy. Recently, he unveiled a new project he has been working on, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, now streams on Spotify.
Chris Brown’s hard work has paid off over the years, even with the trouble that may have followed him. His music has led him into receiving several nominations and awards since 2006. In 2006, he was nominated for 23 awards and he won nine, which included, the Viewer’s Choice Award for his single “Yo,” at the BET Award Show and the Outstanding New Artist Award at the NAACP Image Awards Show. Chris Brown’s success showed in 2008 also, because he was nominated for 41 awards and won 16 awards, with one of them being the Favorite Male Singer at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Show. In 2010, he won the AOL Fandemonium Award at the BET Awards. Chris Brown has seen a wide level of respect given, because of his unique voice and popularity and the 83 awards won over the years has shown this respect.
Net Worth of Chris Brown
Chris Brown has been a consistent hard worker of good music since 2005 and he has not only entertained fans with his voice, but also with his acting skills. He has brought a new kind of flavor inspired by musical greats before him to Hip Hop Music. With his troubles that made some fans fall away from him, he quickly redeemed himself musically, with his album Graffiti, in 2010. His music has also led him to being on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 when his album, F.A.M.E., debuted at number one in 2011. Chris Brown’s net worth is $54 million and he owes his success to his music and acting career. With his music still hitting the top of the charts since 2005, he has shown that with the motivation and drive, people can go as far as they want in their lives.
While Chris Brown’s personal life has been somewhat out in the open to his fans, he has recently been trying to be at his best for his daughter, Royalty. His on and off relationship with singer, Rihanna, has helped him grow to understand the importance of being more protective of his daughter and what kind of relationship he wants to carry with women. Since the birth of his daughter in 2014, he has been more devoted to working hard and making sure that the negative influence of life does not affect her.
Chris Brown has been a singer who has brought the R&B soul to Hip Hop since 2015. However, despite his hard times and negative attention has caused him, he has still had an outlook to continue to work hard and follow his dreams. His love of entertaining has brought to where he is today as one of the best entertainers in the world. Even though he has a somewhat scattered reputation as being troubled, he has still continued to be known as an entertainer who is loved by millions.
Chris Brown Bio Info
Born: April 7, 1954, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Spouse: Joan Lin (m. 1982)
Parents: Charles and Lee-Lee Chan
Children: Jaycee Chan, Etta Ng Chok Lam
TV shows: Jackie Chan Adventures
Albums: Dragon’s Heart, A Boy’s Life, Love Me, Thank You
Chris Brown Quotes
- Haters keep on hating, cause somebody’s gotta do it. – Chris Brown
- Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family. – Chris Brown
- I think the key is basically just your determination. As far as an artist is concerned, it’s just about your drive and your dream. – Chris Brown
- Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity. – Chris Brown
- With fame, you can’t trust everybody. You can’t depend on them being there for you as a person. They will only be there because of what you’ve got you as a person. They will only be there because of what you’ve got and what you can bring to their life. It’s not a relationship – it’s a leech. – Chris Brown
Chris Brown on YouTube
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