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.
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."