Christopher Maurice Brown, 5 May 1989, Tappahannock, Virginia, USA. This precociously talented R&B singer was still only 16 when his debut single Run It! climbed to the top of the mainstream chart in late 2005. Browns smooth vocals, clean-cut good looks and dancing ability immediately led many media commentators to herald Brown as the new Usher.
Brown grew up in the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia, a far cry from the inner city hotspots that have given birth to many of Americas leading rappers and urban artists. He listened to classic soul albums owned by his parents and, early ambitions towards a rapping career aside, was soon singing along to the records. By the age of 13 he was pursuing recording opportunities with the help of his mother, and barely two years later he had signed a contract with the major label Jive Records. Brown worked on tracks for his debut album with leading producers and writers...
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