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Born May 5, 1989, Chris Brown is an American recording artist who released his debut, self-titled album Chris Brown in 2005 at the ages of 16. The album featured his hit single "Run It" which climbed the Billboard Hot 100, making Brown the first male artist to have his debut single top the chart since Montell Jordan in 1995.
Raised in a small town, Chris was the entertainer in the community, performing in church choirs and following in the steps of his favorite recording artists Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Sam Cooke. Inspired by Usher and The King of Pop's amazing rhythm and moves, Chris imitated their dances moves, even surpassing their movement.
Chris was first discovered by Tina Davis (Def Jam Records) who told Billboard magazine, "The first thing that hit me was his unique voice. I thought 'This kid is a star.'" She became his manager and developed a deal with Jive Records when he was 15 years old, joining other Def Jam acts like Britney Spears, NSYNC, R. Kelly, Usher, and Kanye West.
For his self-titled album, Chris collaborated with established produers and artists for his hit single "Run It!," such as Scott Storch, and Juelz Sanatana. His popularity continued to grow following the release of "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" and "Gimme That," both big hits. With his classic R & B vocals, hip-hop influenced music, and smooth dance moves, Chris was occasionally compared to his idol Michael Jackson for his triple threat talents. The album earned Chris two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best R&B Contemporary Album. Although he did'nt win, Chris proceeded to win an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Breakout Artist Male, on behalf of his growing fan base.