|Current Tour:||One Hell of a Nite|
|First Album:||Chris Brown (2005)|
The often-controversial Chris Brown was born in 1989 in Virginia. He was discovered at age 13 and later signed to Jive Records. Brown released his debut self-titled album in 2005 to great fanfare. His debut single, "Run It!", was the first debut single by a male artist to reach the top of the singles chart since 1995. The next year saw the first Chris Brown tour, entitled "Up Close and Personal," as he ventured out to promote the album.
After a period of touring with artists such as Beyonce and Ne-Yo, as well as a couple acting gigs, Brown returned to recording and released his second album, Exclusive in 2007. Another big success for Brown, it has sold over 2 million records to date. Brown embarked on his second major tour, The UCP Exclusive Tour, to support the album.
While in production on third album Graffiti, Brown was charged with felony assault after injuring then-girlfriend Rihanna. The charges eventually led to a series of legal repercussions for Brown following future incidents of violence, but ultimately had little effect on his career as a whole. The album was released in late 2009 to less than stellar reviews, but still managed to do moderately well commercially.
Brown's next album, F.A.M.E. (2011), saw some improvements in commercial fortunes despite receiving mixed reviews, becoming his first number one album in the United States. Particularly successful songs from the album included "Yeah 3x," "Look at Me Now," and "Beautiful People." The album was followed up by the F.A.M.E. Tour. His fifth album, Fortune, was released the following year to mostly negative reviews. Brown released his sixth album, X in 2014. It received a significantly better reception than the previous two albums.Brown released his first collaborative album, Fan of a Fan: The Album with Tyga in February 2015. The album, which debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 was met with mixed reviews and produced the popular hit, "Ayo."
In 2015, Brown toured the country with Trey Songz on the "Between The Sheets Tour" and will be embarking on the "One Hell of a Nite" tour later this year. On the tour, Brown will be accompanied by Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Omarion, and Teyana Taylor.