Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.
Born in 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age.
"Kiss Kiss", featuring and produced by T-Pain, 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! "With You", a song produced by Stargate, was released as the third single from Exclusive, and reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In August 2008, Brown guest-starred on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as himself.
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 Graffiti—while hoping to emulate singers Prince and Michael Jackson.
He stated, "I wanted to change it up and really be different.
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 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
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." After being signed to Jive Records in 2004, Brown began recording his self-titled debut studio album in February 2005.
In November 2007, Brown starred as a video host for St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital's Math-A-Thon program. He showed his support by encouraging students to use their math skills to help children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
"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." Chris Brown was a relative commercial success with the time; selling over two million copies in the United States—where it was certified two times platinum by the RIAA—and three million copies worldwide. ", made Brown the first male act (since Montell Jordan in 1995) to have his debut single to reach the summit of the Billboard Hot 100—later remaining for four additionally weeks.