Exploding onto the pop charts at age 16 with the 2005 chart-topper "Run It," Virginia-born Chris Brown seemed destined for superstardom from day one. His dazzling dance moves (reminiscent of Michael Jackson and Usher) and supple voice helped Brown’s self-titled debut album sellmore than 2 million copies, and earned him lucrative endorsement deals. Although he took a beating in the press after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2008, he has since bounced back. No where was this more evident than his heartfelt performance of "Man in the Mirror" during the Michael Jackson tribute at the 2010 BET Awards, where Brown fell to his knees crying. That same year, he appeared in the box-office hit Takers alongside Michael Ealy, Idris Elba, Hayden Christenson and T.I. Fans await his much-delayed sixth album, X.