Career: Chris taught himself to sing and he released his debut album, Chris Brown, when he was just 16. His second album, Exclusive, was released in 2007, and his third, Graffiti, in 2009. His fourth album, F.A.M.E, was released in 2011. He has also featured on No Air, a duet with Jordin Sparks, Shortie Like Mine with rapper Bow Wow and Shawty Get Loose with Lil Mama and T-Pain. He made his film debut in Stomp the Yard, guest-starred in Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and won a role in crime thriller Takers.
Relationships: Chris started dating Rihanna in spring 2008. Their relationship hit the headlines in February 2009 when he faced domestic violence charges after Rihanna was photographed with visible cuts and bruises. He was sentenced to five years of probation, one year of domestic violence counselling, six months of community service and a five-year restraining order which requires him to remain 50 yards away from Rihanna.
FYI: Chris made a guest appearance in TV show The O.C in 2007.