Chris Brown

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: American

Born: May 5, 1989 (26)

Christopher Maurice Brown entered the music scene at just 16 years old when he released his self-titled debut album in 2005. While the album reached No.2 in the US, his first single 'Run It!' was a chart-topping hit. He followed this up with successful album Exclusive.

In 2007, he appeared in films Stomp the Yard and This Christmas and later acted in and executive produced Takers.

In early 2009, Brown turned himself in to the police after his then girlfriend, Rihanna, was taken into hospital with facial injuries. Later, he pleaded guilty for felony assault and accepted a plea bargain before apologising in a YouTube video.

Despite being unable to perform in the UK due to his assault, Brown is now becoming more successful both there and across the world. In 2012, his single 'Turn Up the Music' was remixed with ex-girlfriend and victim Rihanna, and rumours continue about the status of their relationship.

Still no news on a release date though. Rihanna reveals cover art for new album 'Anti' "I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him." Rihanna on Chris Brown: "I don't hate him" The singer has 28 days to appeal and present a case as to why he should be granted a visa. Chris Brown 'to be denied Australian visa' The clip features new footage from the CBS show, and Kara certainly has her hands full. Supergirl battles villains in series promo A woman has alleged she was forcibly thrown off the singer's tourbus. Chris Brown denies fresh assault claims Caitlyn Jenner and Jay-Z also feature in weird NYFW Instagram clip. Chris Brown posts bizarre Kanye parody There's a whole lot of straddling going on in a live recreation of the music video. Rita Ora and Chris Brown perform 'Body on Me' From Harry Styles to Jennifer Lawrence - match the jaw-dropping body art to the celebrity! Er, you can get that removed later, right? Name that bonkers celebrity tattoo! #onehellofanight? That's gonna sting in the morning. See Chris Brown's giant new head tattoo The singer has now matched a chart record held by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Jess Glynne scores her fifth UK No.1 When it comes to Twitter bust-ups, these two music titans have had a few rounds in the ring before. Zayn & Calvin: 8 more Twitter scraps The two singers are neighbours in the video for their 'Body On Me' duet. Rita Ora and Chris Brown get it on in new video Expect Union Jack draping and sensual embraces. Rita Ora's 'Body on Me' video gets pretty steamy The singer is on course to equal Cheryl's record of five number ones. Jess Glynne takes on Cheryl's chart record "She has always wanted to see me find what makes me different." Selena: 'Taylor Swift is an inspiration' The singer-songwriter tops the UK chart with a little help from Meghan Trainor. Charlie Puth scores his second UK No.1 The singer's latest release 'Body on Me' features the controversial star. Rita Ora shuts down Chris Brown question The X Factor judge donned a sheer top and floral headdress as she partied in NYC. Rita Ora won't go unnoticed in latest outfit Including Lana Del Rey's 'High By The Beach', Macklemore's return, and Hailee Steinfeld's brilliant debut. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear The rapper is outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined. Dr Dre races towards his first No.1 album The 'Forever' singer said he'll be happy to get into a studio with the former 1D star. Chris Brown wants to work with Zayn Malik Including Rita Ora's Chris Brown duet, Sarah Harding's debut single and Charlie Puth's seduction. This week's new singles reviewed The new X Factor judge has another hit on her hands with 'Body on Me'. Rita Ora is back with a big banger The X Factor judge has defended the controversial singer's past actions. Hear a teaser of Rita Ora and Chris Brown duet Reactron has a vendetta against Superman - and he wants to settle it by killing Supergirl! Sons of Anarchy star joins Supergirl The two stars take to Instagram to release the promotional image for new track 'Body On Me'. Ora and Brown tease music collaboration Singer was held at immigration after a fraud allegation was made against him. Chris Brown cleared to leave Philippines The 'Beautiful People' singer asks for help from the US government in lifting travel ban. Chris Brown begs Obama for Philippines help The singer has been accused of fraud because he pulled out of a New Year's Eve concert last minute. Chris Brown stopped from leaving Philippines Brown's aunt was reportedly assaulted by three intruders during the incident in California. Burglars break into Chris Brown's home The Weeknd made his debut at the BET Awards, while Janet Jackson made her return. Sam Smith, Janet Jackson among BET winners "The discrimination and all what people think? If you have a great song then no-one cares." Rita Ora defends 'good person' Chris Brown 'Want to Want Me' is number one for a fourth consecutive week. Jason Derulo continues singles chart reign The streaming service rounds up the most-listened to dads ahead of Father's Day. Who is Spotify's most-streamed father? The band are fending off new Glastonbury headliner Florence + the Machine. Muse heading for a second week at No.1 The ceremony will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Nokia Theatre on June 28. Kendrick Lamar to perform at BET Awards Tracks by the likes of Jay Z and Nicki Minaj are given a Broadway-esque transformation. What happens when hip-hop goes Broadway? The star struts her way to the top spot, while Wiz Khalifa stays firm at two. Taylor Swift wins Aussie No.1 with 'Bad Blood' The singer inspires our Dos and Don'ts of the annual film festival. Chris Brown on a Segway is rather odd Lil Wayne, FKA twigs and Sam Smith also find themselves up for awards. Nicki Minaj leads BET Awards nominations