Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age.Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year."I can't answer that question right now, 'cause you never know what the future holds," she explained. Brown issued a statement to MTV News prior to Rihanna's interview wishing her the best."I do appreciate her support and wish her the best," he said.The songs have peaked at number three, number nine, number ten and eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 respectively. According to Billboard, Brown has the seventh most Hot 100 entries on the chart with 90. "I just knew I wanted to be part of it." The negotiations with Def Jam continued for two months, and Davis then lost her job due to a corporate merger.In 2009, Brown received significant media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. Tina Davis, senior A&R executive at Def Jam Recordings, was impressed when Brown auditioned in her New York office, and she immediately took him to meet the former president of the Island Def Jam Music Group, Antonio "L. Brown asked her to be his manager, and once Davis accepted, she promoted the singer to labels such as Jive Records, J-Records and Warner Bros. According to Mark Pitts in an interview with Hit Quarters, Davis presented Brown with a video recording, and Pitts' reaction was: "I saw the potential ...Rihanna confirmed that a text message from a girl Brown had a previous relationship with was at the root of their argument that night. "I fended him off with my feet..it was not like, it was not like a fight with each other. "I was bleeding, I was swollen in the face," she said.She said Brown lied about the message and that she would not let him off the hook. The pair left a pre-Grammy party and soon found themselves arguing in a residential district in Brown's rented Lamborghini. "So there was no way of me getting home, except for, my next option was to get out of the car and walk. So I really don't know what my plan was." Rihanna briefly reunited with Brown in Miami approximately a month following the assault.
"I get angry all over again every time I see it," she said."It escalated into him being violent toward me, and it was ugly," she said, clearing her throat. She said she wanted to protect Brown, as fans were turning against him. She said she didn't, but she actually resented him.Rihanna confirmed to Sawyer information previously detailed in the police report. She said she was also choked, but not to the point of near unconsciousness, although she said she did have trouble breathing. But Rihanna was conflicted even as she attempted to reassure Brown. According to her, this was the point where she realized she had to end their relationship. Michelle Callahan told MTV News it's important for victims to get to the point where they must recognize it's time to leave.She said she still has feelings for Brown and wants him to be successful, but she seems to be struggling to comprehend her emotions, calling it an annoyance to still feel connected to him.She told Sawyer she was unsure if she could ever reunite with him. "I don't have a desire at all to be with him," she added. But I'm not God, so I can't predict the future." She went on to add that there's nothing she wants to hear from Brown at the moment.