Fast Facts

  • Left public school for private home-tutoring to concentrate on his music career.
  • In November 2005, released his self-titled debut album, which featured the No. 1 single "Run It!"
  • Played against his slick R&B image by portraying a band geek and love interest for Kaitlin Cooper on the fourth season of The O.C.
  • Made his film debut in Stomp the Yard (2007).
  • Performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2010 BET Awards.
  • Has collaborated with many artists, including Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Justin Bieber and Jordin Sparks.


  • 2009, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Singer: Winner
  • 2009, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Combined Forces: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best R&B Album: Winner


  • Clinton Brown — Father
  • Joyce Hawkins — Mother
  • Karrueche Tran — Ex-significant Other
  • Rihanna — Ex-significant Other
  • Royalty — Daughter
  • Lytrell — Sister
  • Nia Amey — Ex-significant Other

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  • Birth Name: Christopher Maurice Brown
  • Birth Place: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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