Brown is known for his smooth voice, amazing dance moves, boy-next-door charm and controversy surrounding his physical assault of former girlfriend Rihanna.Growing up in a small town of roughly 2,000 people, Brown enjoyed singing in his church choir and was inspired by such musical artists as Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Brown's self-titled album was released in November 2005 and quickly found its way into the charts.His mother supported her throughout and insisted him to pursue a career in music.
As Michael "Baby" Whitfield, he played a young man wanting to pursue a musical career despite opposition from his family.
The song became a sensation and it impressed record label chief named Def Jam to that extent that he went on to sign him.
Since Ne Yo was born in a musical family, he started the following music from a very young age and also developed an interested in writing songs.
The album brought Brown two Grammy Award nominations, for Best New Artist and Best R&B Contemporary Album.
While he did not win, he showed the audience at the Grammy Awards just how talented he was by holding his own while performing with two R&B legends, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson.