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Find out everything there is to know about 'Loyal' singer Chris Brown, including how he started his music career and what TV series gave him his big break.
Yes, that's right, a petrol station. When he was just 13-years-old the talented singer was hanging with his dad who was then working at a petrol station when a local production company came in and discovered him.
The R&B singer revealed that he is proud owner of 14 different Burger King restaurants! Speaking to US Weekly in 2015, Breezy let the surprising news slip but didn't elaborate on the fact. Picture: Getty
When he was in school Chris Brown handed out the first song that he recorded, it's thought to be titled 'When He Went' and on it his name is stamped C-Syzle. You can hear the track on the internet, Breezy sounds almost exactly the name, just his voice hadn't quite cracked yet. Picture: Getty
Breezy dropped out of high school in 10th grade and moved to New York in 2005, age 16, to pursue music career and found success when he started releasing singles that same year. Picture: Getty
MTV turned 'My super Sweet 16' into 'My Super Sweet 18' when Chris Brown decided to throw two huge birthday parties to celebrate hitting 18. One was in a New York club exclusively for friends, and the other fans were invited to attend.
He apparently recorded up to 50 songs for the album before the final 14 were chosen. Picture: Getty
Who knew? Way back in 2007 Chris Brown had a pretty decent role as Kaitlin Cooper's band-geek love interest 'Will Tutt.' The clips can be found online.
Breezy's dancing style is often compared to that of the late great Michael Jackson, and he's never held back on how much the iconic artist inspired his word. So much so that at the 2010 BET Awards, After MJ's death, Brown performed 'Man In The Mirror' as a tribute, falling to his knees and crying on stage. Picture: Getty
Before he shut down his Instagram (and then started an account back up again) Breezy use to share tons of photos of his incredible works of art, which were mainly graffiti pieces. Picture: Instagram
One is called Diamond. Here's a picture Chris Brown put on Instagram with the caption. Picture: Instagram
The idea was scrapped as it was decided it was "too kiddie." Picture: Getty
Breezy starred alongside Matt Gillon, Idris Elba and T.I as bank robber Jesse Attica in 'Takers,' as well as acting as one of the film's executive producers. Picture: Getty
It was when Chris Brown performed Usher's 'My Way' in his home as a kid that his mum saw his vocal talent and decided to look for a record deal.
Breezy's mum, Joyce Hawkins, worked as a day care centre director and his dad, Clinton Brown, was a corrections officer at a local prison. Breezy also has sister called Lytrell who works in a bank.
Outside of his lead artist discography, Chris Brown has appeared on a humungous 90 songs as either a guest or featured artist.
Breezy said in an interview with Ebony: "It's the Roman numeral for 10. 5/5/89 is my birthday: 5 plus 5 is 10, and this is my tenth year since I got into music. 'X' is the 24th letter in the alphabet, and I will turn 24 when this album comes out. 'X' is also a metaphor, as in 'ex-girlfriend': it implies you're progressing and moving on in life, not holding on to the past and your old ways."
'Chris Brown,' 'Exclusive,' and 'Graffiti,' Brown's first three studio albums, charted at numbers 2, 4 and 7 respectively. It was his fourth studio album 'F.A.M.E' that scored Breezy the number one spot in the US. His next album release 'Fortune' went to number one in both the US and UK. Picture: Instagram
That's right, Breezy's full name is Christopher Maurice Brown.
In 2007, Chris founded the record label CBE (Chris Brown Entertainment or Culture Beyond Your Evolution), under Interscope records. Kevin McCall, Sabrina Antoinette and 'It Won't Stop' collaborator Sevyn Streeter are all signed to the label.
It's a little known fact that Chris Brown co-wrote Rihanna's 2008 hit 'Disturbia' with Andre Merritt, Brian Kennedy and Rob. A!
Released all the way back in 2005, if you keep your eyes peeled you can just about see Trey Songz making a cameo behind a dancing 16-year-old Chris Brown!
At age 13 Chris Brown had his first audition in front of Def Jam's senior A&R executive called Tina Davis, she took him straight to L.A Reid's office - and Reid offered to sign him there and then. Brown eventually decided to sign to Jive Records, who then had Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
Including singles 'I Can Tranform Ya,' 'Sing Like Me' and 'Crawl'
Brreezy's been nominated for a Grammy Award 12 times but has only managed to pick one up once, back in 2012 he won 'Best R&B album' for 'F.A.M.E.'