Chris Brown declined a record deal from L.A Reid's Def Jam.
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23. Chris Brown declined a record deal from L.A Reid's Def Jam.
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.