25 of the Best Chris Brown Moments

A look at CB's major milestones in honor of his 25th bday.

Happy Birthday, Breezy! - Today is not only Cinco De Mayo, but it's also Chris Brown's 25 birthday. Although the "Loyal" singer is currently behind bars, he has lots to celebrate as he enters the next quarter-century of his life. Read on as BET.com reflects on 25 of CB's accomplishments so far — from No. 1 albums to blockbuster movies, charity work and more — one for each candle. —Dominique Zonyeé (@DominiqueZonyee).(Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Happy Birthday, Breezy! - Today is not only Cinco De Mayo, but it's also Chris Brown's 25 birthday. Although the "Loyal" singer is currently behind bars, he has lots to celebrate as he enters the next quarter-century of his life. Read on as BET.com reflects on 25 of CB's accomplishments so far — from No. 1 albums to blockbuster movies, charity work and more — one for each candle. —Dominique Zonyeé (@DominiqueZonyee).(Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

"Run It!" Bolts to the Top of the Charts - Chris Brown took the music world by storm with his self-titled debut, led by the hit single "Run It!" in 2005. The song was so much of a hit that it snagged the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart on November 26, 2005. The song also topped the U.S. Pop Songs chart, the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and U.S. Radio Songs charts and was certified platinum. This was only the beginning.(Photo: JIVE Records)

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"Run It!" Bolts to the Top of the Charts - Chris Brown took the music world by storm with his self-titled debut, led by the hit single "Run It!" in 2005. The song was so much of a hit that it snagged the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart on November 26, 2005. The song also topped the U.S. Pop Songs chart, the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and U.S. Radio Songs charts and was certified platinum. This was only the beginning.(Photo: JIVE Records)

Viewer's Choice Award for "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" - Chris Brown was just a teen when he debuted on the music scene in 2005 with a double-platinum album, but by 2006 he was singing and dancing his way into the hearts of young ladies across the nation. He accepted the Viewer's Choice award alongside the song's writer, Ne-Yo, at the 2006 BET Awards.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage.com)

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Viewer's Choice Award for "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" - Chris Brown was just a teen when he debuted on the music scene in 2005 with a double-platinum album, but by 2006 he was singing and dancing his way into the hearts of young ladies across the nation. He accepted the Viewer's Choice award alongside the song's writer, Ne-Yo, at the 2006 BET Awards.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage.com)

Best Artist and Best Male Artist at 2006 Billboard Music Awards - Breezy had an awesome year in 2006. When Billboard announced the list of winners in December 2006, Chris Brown shocked the industry with two major titles: Best Artist and Best Male Artist. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Best Artist and Best Male Artist at 2006 Billboard Music Awards - Breezy had an awesome year in 2006. When Billboard announced the list of winners in December 2006, Chris Brown shocked the industry with two major titles: Best Artist and Best Male Artist. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

2006 Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male Artist - There was no denying that 16-year-old Chris Brown was a teenage heartthrob. His fans let him know that they had his back when he won the 2006 Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male Artist.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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2006 Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male Artist - There was no denying that 16-year-old Chris Brown was a teenage heartthrob. His fans let him know that they had his back when he won the 2006 Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male Artist.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Farewell to a King - Breezy killed his 2007 Grammy Awards performance of his hit single "Run It!," but he wasn’t done blowing up the stage yet. Paying tribute to the passing of the legendary James Brown, Chris performed a few of Brown's classic dance moves, sending the Godfather of Soul off with a bang.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Farewell to a King - Breezy killed his 2007 Grammy Awards performance of his hit single "Run It!," but he wasn’t done blowing up the stage yet. Paying tribute to the passing of the legendary James Brown, Chris performed a few of Brown's classic dance moves, sending the Godfather of Soul off with a bang.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Chris Goes Hollywood - Chris Brown started to let the world know his dimensions when he briefly starred alongside Columbus Short in 2007’s Stomp the Yard. Chris got more face time that year once again playing Short’s brother as well as Idris Elba’s in the holiday drama This Christmas. Blockbuster hits Takers and Think Like a Man have also helped the R&B crooner earn his way as an actor.  (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Chris Goes Hollywood - Chris Brown started to let the world know his dimensions when he briefly starred alongside Columbus Short in 2007’s Stomp the Yard. Chris got more face time that year once again playing Short’s brother as well as Idris Elba’s in the holiday drama This Christmas. Blockbuster hits Takers and Think Like a Man have also helped the R&B crooner earn his way as an actor.  (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Doublemint Endorsement - What’s better than one Chris Brown? Obviously Two! Breezy and Doublemint Gum launched a partnership in 2008 with the first commercial airing during the Grammy Awards that same year.(Photo: Wrigley's Doublemint Gum)

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Doublemint Endorsement - What’s better than one Chris Brown? Obviously Two! Breezy and Doublemint Gum launched a partnership in 2008 with the first commercial airing during the Grammy Awards that same year.(Photo: Wrigley's Doublemint Gum)

Manning Up to Mistakes - It takes maturity to admit a wrong, and Chris Brown began making amends with his loving fans when he publicly apologized to Rihanna on July 20, 2009, for physically assaulting her. "I've told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today, I'm truly, truly sorry that I wasn't able to handle the situation both differently and better." (Photos from left: Judy Eddy/WENN.com, All Access Photo / Splash News)

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Manning Up to Mistakes - It takes maturity to admit a wrong, and Chris Brown began making amends with his loving fans when he publicly apologized to Rihanna on July 20, 2009, for physically assaulting her. "I've told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today, I'm truly, truly sorry that I wasn't able to handle the situation both differently and better." (Photos from left: Judy Eddy/WENN.com, All Access Photo / Splash News)

Chris Brown - It ain't hard to tell that MJ's moves have inspired Chris Brown. Breezy has been vocal about his adoration for the late great singer since day one. But the "Loyal" singer got to officially show his respect for the King of Pop a year after MJ's death when he performed an emotional tribute at the BET Awards. Donning a replica MJ hat and his iconic glove, Breezy performed a medley of hits –– singing and dancing his way through songs like "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Man in the Mirror."Breezy continued to show his dedication when he premiered his "Fine China" video in 2013.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Emotional Michael Jackson Tribute - Many of Breezy’s monumental career moments happened right on the BET Awards stage. Breezy performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson, a year after the King of Pop’s death, at the 2010 BET Awards. Brown danced to a medley of the King of Pop's hits including "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Remember the Time," "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Heal the World" and "Man in the Mirror. When he performed "Billie Jean," he channeled MJ by wearing his signature blinged out shoes and glove. By the time he performed “Man in the Mirror,” Brown broke down in tears as he was overcome with emotion for the loss of the man he idolized as a child.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

2011 MTV Video Music Awards - A year after Breezy literally embodied MJ at the BET Awards, he put on another killer performance at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards. Brown kept the crowd fully entertained with a Cirque Du Soleil inspired performance, featuring high-flying table jumping and impeccable choreography. He danced to a medley of hits including hits from Wu-Tang Clan, Nirvana and his own songs "Yeah 3X" and "Beautiful People."   (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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2011 MTV Video Music Awards - A year after Breezy literally embodied MJ at the BET Awards, he put on another killer performance at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards. Brown kept the crowd fully entertained with a Cirque Du Soleil inspired performance, featuring high-flying table jumping and impeccable choreography. He danced to a medley of hits including hits from Wu-Tang Clan, Nirvana and his own songs "Yeah 3X" and "Beautiful People."   (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart - He was in the industry for six years and already a household name when CB got his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. F.A.M.E. came out in 2011, and it changed everything for Brown.(Photo: RCA) 

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First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart - He was in the industry for six years and already a household name when CB got his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. F.A.M.E. came out in 2011, and it changed everything for Brown.(Photo: RCA) 

Album of the Year Award for F.A.M.E. - F.A.M.E. is undoubtedly Chris Brown's most decorated album to date. Days after he won the most awards ever at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, F.A.M.E. dominated again with five nominations across 11 categories for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Breezy beat out vets like Jay Z and Beyoncé to win Album of the Year.(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for F Y I PR)

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Album of the Year Award for F.A.M.E. - F.A.M.E. is undoubtedly Chris Brown's most decorated album to date. Days after he won the most awards ever at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, F.A.M.E. dominated again with five nominations across 11 categories for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Breezy beat out vets like Jay Z and Beyoncé to win Album of the Year.(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for F Y I PR)

First Grammy Award - The numbers don’t lie. Breezy's F.A.M.E. also produced his second-best sales week. The critically acclaimed album was a win for the fans, but after eight Grammy Award nominations, the album finally made Chris a Grammy winner. F.A.M.E. won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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First Grammy Award - The numbers don’t lie. Breezy's F.A.M.E. also produced his second-best sales week. The critically acclaimed album was a win for the fans, but after eight Grammy Award nominations, the album finally made Chris a Grammy winner. F.A.M.E. won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Cooler Heads Prevail - Chris Brown's anger problem reared its head again on March 22, 2011, after he allegedly threw some things around in a dressing room and broke a window in response to an irritating line of questioning from Robin Roberts regarding the assault on Rihanna during a taping of Good Morning America. Cooling down later that day, Breezy headed over to 106 & Park for another public apology, this time more immediately, admitting to his tantrum and expressing the desire to put this difficult past behind him. These days, although embattled in his treatment, Breezy's been going through rehab.(Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

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Cooler Heads Prevail - Chris Brown's anger problem reared its head again on March 22, 2011, after he allegedly threw some things around in a dressing room and broke a window in response to an irritating line of questioning from Robin Roberts regarding the assault on Rihanna during a taping of Good Morning America. Cooling down later that day, Breezy headed over to 106 & Park for another public apology, this time more immediately, admitting to his tantrum and expressing the desire to put this difficult past behind him. These days, although embattled in his treatment, Breezy's been going through rehab.(Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

Symphonic Love Foundation Charity - Brown combined his love of music and art with his passion to help less fortunate children by launching his Symphonic Love Foundation in 2012. The non-profit charity offers grants for art programs for children and promotes acts of public service. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Symphonic Love Foundation)

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Symphonic Love Foundation Charity - Brown combined his love of music and art with his passion to help less fortunate children by launching his Symphonic Love Foundation in 2012. The non-profit charity offers grants for art programs for children and promotes acts of public service. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Symphonic Love Foundation)

Fortune Debuts at No. 1 - Chris Brown’s fifth album, Fortune, debuted at No. 1 when it was released on June 29, 2012. The album went on to achieve gold status, moving 500,000 copies and included the hit singles “Turn Up the Music” and “Sweet Love.”Fortune was also Brown’s first No. 1 album in the United Kingdom. (Photo: RCA)

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Fortune Debuts at No. 1 - Chris Brown’s fifth album, Fortune, debuted at No. 1 when it was released on June 29, 2012. The album went on to achieve gold status, moving 500,000 copies and included the hit singles “Turn Up the Music” and “Sweet Love.”Fortune was also Brown’s first No. 1 album in the United Kingdom. (Photo: RCA)

Fandemonium - Dwyane Wade presents Chris Brown with his fourth consecutive Fandemonium award. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Fandemonium Award at 2013 BET Awards - Chris Brown's fans reign supreme. Team Breezy voted, and he took home the AOL Fandemonium Award for the fourth straight year.(Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

Nominated for Crossover Artist of the Year - Chris Brown may have been a staple artist on the BET stage, but he was also gaining recognition in the Latino community as well. He was nominated for Crossover Artist of the Year at the 2013 Latin Billboard awards, but lost the title to Rihanna.(Photo: Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)

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Nominated for Crossover Artist of the Year - Chris Brown may have been a staple artist on the BET stage, but he was also gaining recognition in the Latino community as well. He was nominated for Crossover Artist of the Year at the 2013 Latin Billboard awards, but lost the title to Rihanna.(Photo: Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)

Graffiti for Children - In 2013 Breezy and the Symphonic Love Foundation teamed up with artist Romero Britto to raise money for Best Buddies International, an organization which supports children with disabilities. Brown tapped into his love for graffiti and, working with children from Best Buddies, created a mural and various portraits in Miami. The artwork was sold and the proceeds went to the org.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Symphonic Love)

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Graffiti for Children - In 2013 Breezy and the Symphonic Love Foundation teamed up with artist Romero Britto to raise money for Best Buddies International, an organization which supports children with disabilities. Brown tapped into his love for graffiti and, working with children from Best Buddies, created a mural and various portraits in Miami. The artwork was sold and the proceeds went to the org.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Symphonic Love)

Breezy Has a Huge Heart - Chris Brown has a genuine heart and is well known for giving back to the community and supporting many charities. In December, Brown hosted a toy and clothing drive at Brooklyn Projects in Los Angeles. Joined by celebrity friends Tyga and Kevin Hart, Breezy kicked it — and even skateboarded — with the youngsters and fans who came out and supported. Brown also donated apparel from his Black Pyramid clothing line.  (Photo: Splash News)

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Breezy Has a Huge Heart - Chris Brown has a genuine heart and is well known for giving back to the community and supporting many charities. In December, Brown hosted a toy and clothing drive at Brooklyn Projects in Los Angeles. Joined by celebrity friends Tyga and Kevin Hart, Breezy kicked it — and even skateboarded — with the youngsters and fans who came out and supported. Brown also donated apparel from his Black Pyramid clothing line.  (Photo: Splash News)

Breezy Gets Acknowledged for His Loyalty - Chris Brown has been a huge supporter of programs helping at-risk kids and in February he was honored for his charity endeavors. Chris was given the Second Chance at Loving Life Award. The award was presented by 2nd Call, an organization that works with convicted felons and "others who society disregards" to help with anger management and problems with self-esteem.(Photo: Chris Brown via Instagram)

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Breezy Gets Acknowledged for His Loyalty - Chris Brown has been a huge supporter of programs helping at-risk kids and in February he was honored for his charity endeavors. Chris was given the Second Chance at Loving Life Award. The award was presented by 2nd Call, an organization that works with convicted felons and "others who society disregards" to help with anger management and problems with self-esteem.(Photo: Chris Brown via Instagram)

Chris Brown Brings Peace to the Streets - Breezy, a Virginia native, has made L.A. his second home. Concerned about the children growing up in gang-ridden culture and wanting to promote peace, he donated over 1,000 Reebok sneakers last July 4 to kids in the City of Angels for his Walk Everywhere in Unity event and campaign to help end violence. Brown has also partnered with the L.A. mayor’s office to help bring about activities for the youth to get involved in and remain off the streets. His video "Don’t Think They Know," featuring Aaliyah vocals, also tackled bringing a stop to gang violence and Black-on-Black crime. (Photo: RCA)

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Chris Brown Brings Peace to the Streets - Breezy, a Virginia native, has made L.A. his second home. Concerned about the children growing up in gang-ridden culture and wanting to promote peace, he donated over 1,000 Reebok sneakers last July 4 to kids in the City of Angels for his Walk Everywhere in Unity event and campaign to help end violence. Brown has also partnered with the L.A. mayor’s office to help bring about activities for the youth to get involved in and remain off the streets. His video "Don’t Think They Know," featuring Aaliyah vocals, also tackled bringing a stop to gang violence and Black-on-Black crime. (Photo: RCA)

Team Breezy Stays Loyal - Despite Chris Brown's ups and downs, he's always been able to depend on his fans to remain loyal. Brown recently sent a thank-you shout out to his fans via his on/off/on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran.Posting the video clip on Instagram of her on the phone with Chris in April, Brown told his devoted followers, "Just calling all my fans, letting y'all know I love y'all and thank y'all for all the support. Thank you for everything…and Karrueche, I love you."(Photo: Bryan Steffy/WireImage)

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Team Breezy Stays Loyal - Despite Chris Brown's ups and downs, he's always been able to depend on his fans to remain loyal. Brown recently sent a thank-you shout out to his fans via his on/off/on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran.Posting the video clip on Instagram of her on the phone with Chris in April, Brown told his devoted followers, "Just calling all my fans, letting y'all know I love y'all and thank y'all for all the support. Thank you for everything…and Karrueche, I love you."(Photo: Bryan Steffy/WireImage)

Wins vs. Loses - Winning isn't everything, but it sure suits Breezy nicely. He's been nominated for a whopping 152 awards since 2005 and has taken home 109 of those awards. He's received the most awards from BET with a total of 32 awards out of 43 nominations. (Photo: Joe Kohen/WireImage for Swatch)

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Wins vs. Loses - Winning isn't everything, but it sure suits Breezy nicely. He's been nominated for a whopping 152 awards since 2005 and has taken home 109 of those awards. He's received the most awards from BET with a total of 32 awards out of 43 nominations. (Photo: Joe Kohen/WireImage for Swatch)

"Loyal" Takes the No. 1 Spot on the Billboard R&B Chart - Chris Brown's latest single "Loyal" is his latest chart-topper. The men's anthem took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and is in the Top 10 of the Billboard 100. The hit features two versions with top artist such as Lil Wayne, French Montana, Tyga and Too $hort.(Photo: RCA)

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"Loyal" Takes the No. 1 Spot on the Billboard R&B Chart - Chris Brown's latest single "Loyal" is his latest chart-topper. The men's anthem took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and is in the Top 10 of the Billboard 100. The hit features two versions with top artist such as Lil Wayne, French Montana, Tyga and Too $hort.(Photo: RCA)