Why Famous: Singer who released his self-titled debut studio album in 2005, which would peak at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
He became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive (2007) spawned his second Hot 100 number one "Kiss Kiss", in addition to "With You" and "Forever".
- 2008-09-07 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win
- 2008-11-23 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win
- 2009-02-08 Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown
- 2012-09-06 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win