Born Christopher Maurice Brown, his debut self-titled album went double-Platinum and his single "Run It!" reached #1 on the U.S. charts in 2004.
He grew up in an abusive household, where he listened to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. He later moved to New York City, where he recorded nearly fifty songs in six months.
His 2011 album F.A.M.E. sold 270,000 copies the week of its release, and hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard.
He was in a relationship with Rihanna until they had a domestic dispute at a pre-Grammy Awards party in early February 2009. He then went on to date model Karrueche Tran. Karrueche ended the relationship in 2015 after Brown had an affair with Nia Guzman-Amey that resulted in a daughter named Royalty. In 2016, he was rumored to have been dating Ammika Harris.
He made a comeback in 2011 with the help of Busta Rhymes, who co-wrote the song, "Look at Me Now."