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Chris Brown Net Worth 2022 | American Singer’s Life Story and Career Earnings

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Chris Brown Net Worth: $50 million
Born: 5th May 1989  (33 Years Old)
Profession:Singer, songwriter, actor, dancer
Nationality:American
Children: 3

The American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer Chris Brown has a net worth of $50 million.

Early Life 

Christopher Maurice Brown was born in a small town called Tappahannock in Virginia. His mother, Joyce Hawkins, was a director of a daycare center and his father, Clinton Brown, was a local prison corrections officer. Chris has an older sister called Lytrell Bundy. 

During his childhood, he would listen to his parents’ soul albums and eventually showed an interest in hip-hop. He taught himself to dance and sing and states that he was inspired by Michael Jackson. 

young chris brown with his mother on beach
A young Chris Brown with his mother. Credit: Instagram

Chris’s first performances were in local talent shows and in a church choir. His mother knew he had vocal talent after he performed Usher’s “My Way” and went on the hunt for a record deal for him. 

All through this, Brown had some issues due to his parent’s divorce and his mother’s boyfriend’s violent streak.

Career Beginning

When he was 13, Hitmission Records, a local production team, visited a local gas station where Brown’s father worked on the lookout for new talent. He was given voice coaching and recorded a demo under the guise of “C. Sizzle.” 

Brown went to Essex High School in his town in Virginia until the end of 2004, when he decided to move to New York to follow his dreams of a music career. 

When in New York, he auditioned at Def Jam Recordings and was immediately offered a contract. The contract was in negotiations when the senior A&R executive, Tina Davis, lost her role in a merger. 

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Chris Brown became famous during his teenage years. Credit: capitalXtra

At this time, Brown requested her to be his manager, and she then promoted him to Warner Bros. Records, J-Records, and Jive Records. It was Jive that Brown signed to due to their success with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the time.

Brown’s First Album and Acting Debut

Chris Brown signed to Jive Records in 2004 and started recording his debut album in 2005. He had recorded 50 songs by May and 14 of those were chosen for the album. He co-wrote half of the tracks. 

The album did well, debuting at number two and selling 154,000 copies in the first week. The self-titled album sold six million copies globally was went 3x platinum. 

Shortly after his first album’s success, Chris Brown landed a role in The O.C. as a band geek. He also made his debut in film in the 2007 dance drama Stomp the Yard.

Touring with Beyoncé and Second Album

By April 2007, Chris Brown was touring with Beyoncé as her opening act in Australia. 

Shortly afterward, he started working on his second album. Exclusive wasn’t as successful as Chris Brown, though it still debuted at number four and sold 294,000 copies during the first week. 

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Brown has a close relationship with Beyoncé. Credit: Vibe.com

The lead single called “Wall to Wall” didn’t do very well, however, and only peaked at number 79. The second single from the album, “Kiss” was a huge success and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Graffiti and Personal Scandal

Brown started working on this third album, Graffiti, in 2008. He promised he would experiment with different musical inspirations like Michael Jackson and Prince. 

However, in 2009 there was soon to be a scandal around domestic violence with his girlfriend Rihanna, which meant most of the media went against the singer. This caused him to lose huge commercial contracts, including one with Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum. 

Despite the scandal, Brown released the album’s lead single called “I Can Transform Ya” in September 2009, which peaked at number 20. The album itself was released in December, and it was the first of his albums that he wrote entirely (bar one song). 

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Brown’s career has been mired by the domestic abuse scandal. Credit: CNN

This was both a critical and commercial failure for Brown and it sold 102,000 copies in its first week, debuting on the US Billboard 200 at number 7.

Chris Brown sang a Michael Jackson Tribute at the BET Awards in 2010. While singing “Man in the Mirror” he began to cry, which resonated with many celebrities and fans since Jackson had died not that long ago. 

Brown accepted an award for AOL Fandemonium and said, “I let y’all down before, but I won’t do it again… I promise.” Whether this was in relation to his domestic violence with Rihanna or his terrible album, we don’t know.

Brown’s Subsequent Albums

Chris Brown released his 4th album called F.AM.E (forgiving all my enemies) in 2011. Compared to his third studio album, this was a huge success and debuted at number one. 

To promote this album, Brown embarked upon a tour in North America and Australia. 

In the 2011 BET Awards, he won five awards from six nominations. These awards included the Viewers Choice Award, the Fandemonium Award, Best Male R&B Artist, Video of the Year Award (for “Look at Me Now,” and Best Collaboration. He also had three nominations at the Grammys and won Best R&B Album. 

It was at these Grammy Awards that Brown performed for the first time since he was convicted of felony assault.

In the last ten years, Chris Brown has released five more studio albums, X in 2014, Royalty in 2015, Heartbreak on a Full Moon in 2017, Indigo in 2019, and Breezy in 2022. 

Musical Style and Influences

Brown’s style has been commended by critics as he has helped to evolve the R&B genre. He himself states that he has been inspired by Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Phil Collins, R. Kelly, Bobby Brown, and Ginuwine. 

Relationships

Until the highly publicized domestic violence case in 2009, Chris Brown was in a relationship with Rihanna for two years. Later in 2009, Brown was reunited with an ex-girlfriend from his Virginian hometown. He was also linked to Jasmine Sanders in 2010 and 2019. 

After rumors circulated in January 2013, Rihanna confirmed she and Brown were in a relationship once again. However, by May, Brown stated that they had broken up. 

Chris Brown has three children. His first child, a daughter called Royalty, was with Nia Guzman. She was born on 27th May 2014. 

On 20th November 2019, Brown had a son called Aeko with Ammika Harris. 

Brown has a son with Ammika Harris (right). Credit: Hollywoodlife

Chris Brown welcomed a third child, a daughter named Lovely on 1st July 2022, with Diamond Brown. 

Chris Brown Net Worth Quotes

“I want to meet someone who doesn’t already think they know me.” – Chris Brown

“Never assume you know what’s going on in someone’s life, unless you heard it straight from the source.”

– Chris Brown

“Body is a blessing; ain’t no second guessing.” – Chris Brown

“Follow your dreams, just make sure you have fun too.” Chris Brown

“My tattoos complement my attitude.” – Chris Brown

“A relationship is not based on the length of time you spent together. It’s based on the foundation you built together.”

– Chris Brown

“Take me as I am, not who I was.” – Chris Brown

“Never let a couple of good memories make you move backwards. Look ahead and move on.” – Chris Brown

“People change, things go wrong. Just remember, life goes on.” – Chris Brown

“Everywhere that I’ve been, the only thing I see is beautiful people.” – Chris Brown  

“Amplify your life, not status. Trust no one. There is always a plot and motive.”

– Chris Brown  

“Be careful who you trust and tell your problems to.” – Chris Brown

“If you’re not happy being single, you’ll never be happy in a relationship. Get your own life, then share it.” – Chris Brown

“You can’t be old and wise if you were never young and crazy.” – Chris Brown

Summary: Chris Brown Net Worth [year]

  • Chris Brown’s Net Worth is $50 million. 
  • He was born in a small town in Virginia and began singing and dancing at a young age. 
  • He moved to New York at the age of 15 to pursue a career in music. 
  • Chris Brown was inspired by Michael Jackson.
  • He has released ten studio albums and has had many ups and downs in his career.
  • Brown has made multiple TV appearances, including in The O.C. as Will Tutt. He has guessed starred in shows as himself too.
  • He has also founded his own record label called CBE. 
  • Chris Brown was notoriously linked to a domestic violence incident with singer Rihanna who was his then-girlfriend. The couple reconciled a few years later but parted ways once again.
  • He has three children to three different women. The oldest, a girl, was born in 2014 and the youngest, another girl, in 2022. His middle child is a boy.
  • Brown also goes by the names of C. Sizzle, Breezy, and CB. 

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