Born on May 5, 1989, in Tappahannock, Virginia, Chris Brown became a teen heartthrob, landing R&B and pop hits that included "Run It!," "Kiss Kiss" and "Forever." In 2009, he physically assaulted his then-girlfriend, pop/dance star Rihanna, and found his songs dropped from radio. Brown has since returned to success on the music charts. His 2011 album F.A.M.E. won a Grammy.
"I can't be focused on wife-ing someone that young. I need to be the best Chris Brown I can be."
[On his breakup with singer Rihanna]
– Chris Brown