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Chris Brown – Hip Hop/R&B – A Legend already?

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Pop-oriented R&B vocalist Chris Brown debuted with the Scott Storch-produced “Run It!” and became the first male solo artist to release a single that went straight to the top of the Billboard singles chart. Only 16 at the time, Brown came from a small town in Virginia called Tappahannock and, like a lot of kids born since the early ’80s, was initially into his parents’ favorites but eventually fell under the spell of hip-hop. Around the time he reached puberty, he discovered his singing voice. Within a couple years, he had a recording contract with Jive and was lined up with several production and songwriting heavyweights (Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dre & Vidal, Sean Garrett, Storch) for his eponymous first album, an immediate Top Ten hit released in November of 2005. ~ Andy Kellman, All Music Guide

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