Brown is known for his smooth voice, amazing dance moves, boy-next-door charm and controversy surrounding his physical assault of former girlfriend Rihanna.
Growing up in a small town of roughly 2,000 people, Brown enjoyed singing in his church choir and was inspired by such musical artists as Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Brown's self-titled album was released in November 2005 and quickly found its way into the charts.
In November 2013, Brown's probation was revoked, but he avoided a prison sentence, instead being required to attend a 90-day court-ordered stint at a rehabilitation center in Malibu.
He also showed off his dance prowess by imitating the dance moves of another one of his idols, Usher. "I thought ' This kid is a star.'" Davis eventually became his manager and helped him land a deal with Jive Records, which had developed other young acts such as Britney Spears and ' N Sync and was home to other hip-hop and R & B stars such as R. Working with established producers and songwriters, he had a No. ," which was co-written by Scott Storch and Sean Garrett.
The track also featured a guest appearance by rapper Juelz Santana.
And just like many other teenagers, dating and girls figure prominently in his songs.
He has sometimes been compared to Michael Jackson because of his dual talents as a singer and dancer.