With his handsome looks and slick, Michael Jackson-inspired dance moves, Chris Brown became one of the biggest R&B stars of the 2000s. He seemed very close to achieving pop mega-stardom -- until a domestic abuse scandal nearly destroyed his career. Born in Virginia, Brown honed his rapping and singing skills as an adolescent. After his family moved to New York, a label bidding war ensued. Released on Jive Records in 2005, "Run It!" became the 16-year-old Brown's first No. 1 hit. His subsequent self-titled debut included two more Top 10 hits. He solidified his stardom with 2007's platinum Exclusive, which featured "Kiss Kiss," "With You" and "Forever." That same year, Brown got to show off his excellent krumping skills on Stomp the Yard, and he landed a role in This Christmas. But his high-profile romance with fellow "pop&B" star Rihanna ended in disaster when he assaulted her on the evening before the 2009 Grammy Awards. Lingering negative public opinion ensured that his third album, 2009's Graffiti, would be a flop. In 2010, Brown made an impressive comeback with "Deuces," and defying all odds, 2011's F.A.M.E. became his first No. 1 album.
The Rebellious Soul Musical
Runtime: 19 minThe singer's first full-length will offer a classic, mature sound in the vain of favorite singers like Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige. To assure this sound, Michelle worked with mastermind producers like Pop & Oak (Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean) and Eric Hudson (Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz). The result is what she describes as an "old-school" but "aggressive and urgent" music feel. Expect the guest list of vocalists to include Elle Varner and Michelle's mentor R. Kelly, who will also embrace some maestro duties.
Runtime: 23 minKeri Hilson performs live at the intimate In Session Soundcheck in 2009. The show, in support of her album In A Perfect World; features performances of Knock You Down, Slow Dance and Energy. The session concludes with an interview with Hilson.
In Session Soundcheck 2006
Runtime: 24 minThere may be few real gentlemen left in the world, but Soundcheck can definitively say that R&B superstar Ne-Yo is one of them. This live concert performance shows a day with the singer as he prepares for the release of his third solo album, 'Year of the Gentleman.' And, not surprisingly, Ne-Yo delivers a focused, star-studded set that proves this performer belongs on the stage just as much as he does behind the scenes. With energetic live performances Ne-Yo charms the audience with all time favorite hits like So Sick, Stay and Time.
OMG Tour: Live from London
Runtime: 1 hr 21 minR&B icon Usher toplines this live concert, mounted and shot at London, England's O2 Arena during the artist's spring 2011 OMG tour to promote his Raymond v Ramond album. Selections include "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," "U Remind Me," "U Don't Have to Call," "Mars Vs. Venus," "DJ Got Us Falling in Love," "There Goes My Baby," "Burn" and many more.
In Session Soundcheck 2006
Runtime: 19 minKeyshia Cole grew up listening to her mentor Tupac Shakur and Mary J. Blige as her greatest musical inspirations. In this intimate live performance we get the chance to go behind the curtains and enjoy the most appreciated songs performed live.