Chris Maurice Brown born on the 5th of May 1989 is an American singer, dancer and actor with a net worth of $30 million. He rose to stardom in 2005 with the success of his release “Run it!” that charted number 1 in the U.S.A., Australia, and New Zeeland. Alongside his musical exploits, Chris Brown also tackled with the movie industry, some of his most notable roles being in the movies “Stomp the Yard” and “Takers”.
Chris Brown Net Worth: $30 million
Let’s take a look at how the artist attained such wealth and managed to reach worldwide acclaim.
Brown’s Bio and Career Development
Chris Brown was born in Tappahannock, Virginia to Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown. In his interviews, Brown stated that his earliest influences were Michael Jackson, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke or Donny Hathaway influenced his musical career.
Listening to his parents soul records, learning how to dance from watching Michael Jackson videos set him on the path of a musical career. His earliest musical exploits came in the form of performing in the church choir and several local talent shows.
As such, beginning with the age of 11, Chris Brown has set his mind on pursuing a musical career. His breakthrough came at the age of 13 when he was discovered by a team of talent scouts at his father’s gas station. From there he moved to New York recording in the following two years.
Chris Brown Net Worth Over the Years
Finally, he started working on his debut album in 2004 with the aid of producers such as Scott Storch, The Underdogs, Dre & Vidal, Bryan Michael Cox, Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri.
As a result, Chris Brown’s breakthrough came in 2005 with the release of his debut album that charted at number 2 in Billboard 200. His first single “Run It!” debuted on the 92nd place in Billboard Hot 100. Fourteen weeks later it topped the charts by reaching the first position. As a result, the single received the platinum disc. As such Chris Brown’s net worth began to grow exponentially.
In the following year, Chris Brown began “The Up Close and Personal Tour” to promote his album. As a result of scheduling conflicts with the tour the second studio album was postponed. Furthermore, Brown also took part of Beyonce’s tour “The Beyonce Experience” that took place in Australia.
After further touring with Ne-Yo, Brown finally began work on his second album. Although the album was meant to be released to the general public on the 28th of August 2007, it was postponed for the 6th of November 2007. Further increase of his net worth came through his acting exploits in the same year with titles such as “Stomp the Yard”.
The second album entitled “Exclusive” debuted on the 4th position in the Billboard 200 charts. On a global level, the album managed to reach the sixth position faring worse than the previous album. The first single off the album “Wall to Wall” is one of the artists’ less successful songs. Nevertheless, the album scored higher points with the critics than the debut lp. The year also saw a number of collaborations with artists such as Jordin Sparks, Lil’ Mama and David Banner. The most well-received collaboration was the one with the winner of American Idol, Jordin Sparks. Their single “No Air” achieved to enter the top 10 charts from Australia, New Zeeland, U.K., and U.S.A.
The artist’s third studio recording was released in December 2009. “Graffiti” debuted on the seventh position in the charts. The first single was released prior with a month in September and is entitled “I Can Transform Ya”. The album fared poorly with the critics and in the sales department.
A relapse came in May of 2010 when Brown released a compilation with Tyga titled “Fan of a Fan”. The single “Deuces” recorded with Tyga and Kevin McCall reached the first spot in the charts and remained there for seven weeks. This would be Brown’s first single after “Say Goodbye” in 2006 that managed to reach number one.
Brown managed to regain his popularity with the release of his fourth album “F.A.M.E.” Launched on the March 18, 2011, it debuted on the first spot in Billboard 200. Although the album received mixed critics, it sold 270.000 copies in the first week alone. The first single off the album “Yeah 3x” went onto the top 10 of eleven countries. The second single “Look at Me Now” saw the collaboration with fellow rappers Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, obtaining the first place in the Hot Rap Songs charts.
The album “F.A.M.E.” brought Chris Brown his first Grammy for “Best R&B Album” on February 12, 2012. His fifth studio album entitled “Fortune” was launched on July the 3rd 2012. Although it received negative reviews, it managed to top the Billboard 200 charts. The artist’s last solo album came on September 16, 2014. Entitled “X”, the album scored well with critics in terms of sound, however, many were left unimpressed by its lyrical content.
On February 24, 2015, Chris Brown alongside Tyga launched the album “Fan of a Fan: The Album.” The album earned $2,400,000 further increasing Chris Brown’s net worth.
In terms of acting, Chris Brown has been seen in movies such as “Takers” and “Stomp the Yard” just to name a few. Chris Brown’s net worth wasn’t the only thing that got a boost from his acting career. Fans and critics received well the portrayals of Brown on-screen.
Although the artist suffered from image crises since 2008 beginning with the Rihanna incident, his net worth luckily remained unaltered. Know for his short-temper, even before the domestic abuse scandal, Chris Brown managed to secure a net worth rivaling many fellow contemporary artists.
The artist also involved himself in charity work. He donated the sum of $50.000 to St. Jude Research Hospital for Children. The tour “Up Close & Personal” profits helped fund this donation. Chris Brown’s net worth also has been used to create the “Symphonic Love” Foundation. The foundation wishes to help children learn about art, from handcrafting and cooking all the way to graffiti, according to the artist.
Quick Facts about ‘BReezy’
|Full Name||Chris Maurice Brown|
|Date and Place of Birth||5th of May, 1989, Tappahannock, Virginia|
|Known For||Singing, Acting|
|Chris Brown Net Worth||$30 million|
|Source of Wealth||Music & Acting|
|Best-loved Singles||Run It!, Loyal, Only|
|Family and Spouses||Parents: Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown|
The total of sixth solo studio albums so far and acting exploits, as well as having songs featured movies and tv shows such as “Pretty Little Liars” , “Rio 2”, “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, ensured Chris Brown net worth of $30 million.
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