Today is Chris Brown's Birthday!
Brown is one of the most influential and successful R&B singers and considered the "King of R&B" alongside Usher and R. Kelly.
Brown signed with Jive Records in 2004, and released his self-titled debut, which became certified triple platinum, with his first single "Run It!" peaking atop the Billboard Hot 100. His second album, Exclusive reached commercial success worldwide, spawning his second Billboard Hot 100 number one "Kiss Kiss".
His third album Graffiti, was considered to be a commercial failure, but Brown's fourth album F.A.M.E. became his first to top the Billboard 200. Singles "Yeah 3x", "Look at Me Now" and "Beautiful People", earned him the Grammy for Best R&B Album.
His 2017 double album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, consisted of 45 tracks, and was certified Double Platinum. Brown's ninth album Indigo was released in 2019, and became his third Billboard number-one album. It included "No Guidance" featuring Drake, which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard charts and broke the record for the longest running No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. That was outdone with the single "Go Crazy" which reached number 3 and broke Brown's own record for the longest running No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
Brown has sold over 193 million records worldwide, and is tied for the most digital single sales among R&B artists with Bruno Mars. Brown has won a Grammy, eighteen BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and thirteen Soul Train Music Awards. He has the seventh most Billboard Hot 100 entries with 106, which is the most of any R&B artist in history.