If you have ever wondered how to become famous or how to go viral online, then it's very important that we study from successful people.
I say we, because this matters to me as well, since I am a new singer hoping and reaching for the same caliber of success.
I choose to look at the top famous singers and their marketing strategy of our generation, because apart from our shared interests, famous singers are just too cool. lol
HOW TO BECOME A SINGER LIKE CHRIS BROWN - NEW SINGERS MARKETING STRATEGY EXAMPLE OF FAMOUS SINGERS
Today I am very excited to be talking about ‘Chris Brown,’ one of my favorite music artist of all time. He is as influential in the music industry as some of the greatest artists we have ever known.
‘Chris Brown’ is a profound songwriter, with fanciful moves as a dancer, actor, and an all-around entertainer that can’t be stopped. I’d even go as far as calling him an Icon. In fact, I am not the only one that hold this opinion. Just ask Music Choice; as they too have given ‘Chris Brown’ the honorable mention of music icon on May 5, 2015.
What makes Chris Brown, so addictive is his melodic voice, and his ability to leave everything on stage when performing. He is arguably the best of the best as far as famous singers goes. As new singers in the game, we can’t hope to reach the highest level of the music entertainment business without learning from such a success story.
Today, we will dive into the artist known by many as the famous ‘Chris Brown,’ learn more about his music marketing strategy in order for us to copy important principles that will aid us in becoming famous as well.
Current musicians, new singers, songwriters and participants in the music industry, listen up and learn from this music marketing strategy example of ‘Chris Brown’. Wonder no more about how to become a singer as the success clues have been laid out by this superstar.
WHY SHOULD NEW SINGERS STUDY ‘CHRIS BROWN’S’ RISE TO FAME? AND WHAT THEY CAN LEARN FROM HIM AND APPLY TO THEIR OWN MUSIC MARKETING STRATEGY
As I’ve said before, ‘Chris Brown’ is a music icon; in fact, he has often been compared to the music industry’s greats such as Michael Jackson, Pretty Ricky, Trey Songz, Omarion, Mario and many more.
If you are a new singer and wondering how to become a singer of this caliber then it is important you learn from him. You could learn from his vocal technique, the subtleties of his vocal runs and much much more.
You could also learn about his songwriting process. He has an extensive catalog of hit songs that are as catchy and chart topping as any other famous singers that you adore.
What about his dance routines?
They are hip, cool, futuristic and reminiscent of the Michael Jackson era. These are all great things you can learn from ‘Chris Brown’ but I would not be able to tackle them all in one sitting.
So, let’s focus on his music marketing strategy. His rise to fame will give us insights into our own world. The lessons from his music marketing strategy example will propel us further in our quest to becoming famous ourselves.
I spoke earlier of famous singers being cool. Believe me, ‘Chris Brown’ is cool. Our generation like to refer to him as the G.O.A.T. period. G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time). That is a major title.
HOW DID CHRIS BROWN BECOME FAMOUS – THE BACKGROUND STORY OF HOW TEAM BREEZY TOOK OVER THE WORLD.
According to source: Wikipedia ‘Chris Brown’ was born Christopher Maurice Brown May 5, 1989, in Tappahannock, Virginia. Tappahannock, Virginia is known as a small town with more or less than 2000 people. Small town indeed. So, how did this small-town resident become famous on such a grand scale?
Christopher Maurice Brown was born to Joyce Hawkins (mother and a daycare director) and Clinton Brown (father and a corrections officer). He has an older sister name Lytrell Bundy, a medical laboratory scientist according to Celebsuburb.
When ‘Chris Brown’ was about 6 years old, his parents got a divorce and started living in a trailer with his new step-dad Donnelle Hawkins. Donnelle Hawkins is spoken of as a women beater that often left ‘Chris Brown’ scared and terrified because of the way he treated his mom. ‘Chris Brown’ has talked about this in the past, and spoke of his hatred towards this man that basically left a scar in his childhood.
Growing up, ‘Chris Brown’ loved soul music, just like me if I might add. His love for soul music stem from his parents who also loved big name artists such as Michael Jackson, Otis Redding, Sam Cook and many more.
This drove ‘Chris Brown’ to love music. So much so, that he started teaching himself to dance and sing. ‘Chris Brown’s’ early life was spent in a church choir, singing talent competitions and on the basketball team as well.
After singing in front of his mom at one point, Joyce Hawkins saw the potential in her son and decided that she would help him perfect his skills for a career in music.
I have to say, ‘Chris Brown’ is the first artist that I have studied that was not connected with anyone in the music industry before becoming famous. According to Fandom, It was around 2002 ‘Chris Brown’ was discovered by a local production team called ‘Hitmission Records.’
They discovered ‘Chris Brown’ when he was 13 at the time, singing at a gas station where his father worked. Something like this only happens by pure luck or you could say it was a push by destiny it-self. The talent and the presence about him motivated this team to take a chance on him and helped him in the best way possible.
Hitmission Records helped create ‘Chris Brown’s’ first demos and stated reaching out to major record labels in order to get him signed. During that time, ‘Chris Brown’ performed for some major record labels and was able to be noticed by Tina Davis of Def Jam Recordings at the time.
Tina Davis is a very powerful woman in the music entertainment business with connections and a long history working with major superstars of our time. In an interview posted on Grammy.com, she gave more details into her meeting with ‘Chris Brown’ and how she later became his manager.
‘Chris Brown’ signed with Jive Records in 2004 and dropped out of high school to make music his main goal around 2005. From there, its all history.
For more details on the transition period that lead ‘Chris Brown’ to sign with Jive Records, please watch the video interview with ‘Tina Davis’ below.
CHRIS BROWN’S NET WORTH AND THE FIRST FAMOUS ALBUM AS AN ARTIST
*according to source: CelebrityNetWorth – this is ‘Chris Brown’s’ Net Worth - as of 2020
50 million (us)
Singer, Actor, Dancer, Entertainer
DATE OF BIRTH:
May 05, 1989
United States, Tappahannock, Virginia
FIRST FAMOUS SONG:
Album – “Chris Brown”
November 29, 2005
YEARS IN THE PUBLIC
2005 to current
CHRIS BROWN’S TOP 10 BILLBOARD HIT SONGS
According to source: Billboard in 2014 listed top charting songs by Chris Brown as his career progressed throughout the years. These are the songs that have made it on ‘Billboard hot 100 list”.
- “Run it!” ‘Chris Brown’s’ debut single reached peak position 1 for 5 weeks
- “Kiss Kiss” ‘Chris Brown’ feat. T-Pain reached peak position 1 for 3 weeks
- “Forever” ‘Chris Brown’ other single reached peak position 2
- “With You” ‘Chris Brown’ a song that reached peak position 2 in March
- “No Air’ ‘Chris Brown’ & Jordin Sparks’ song reached peak position 2
- “Look At Me Now” ‘Chris Brown’ feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes reached peak position 6
- “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)” ‘Chris Brown’s’ second official single reached peak position 7
- “Shortie Like Mine” “Bow Wow” feat. Chris Brown & Johnta Austin reached peak position 9
- “Loyal” ‘Chris Brown’ feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga reached peaked positon 9
- “Say Goodbye” ‘Chris Brown’s’ fourth single off his self debut album became his third top 10 single on hot 100
TOP 5 - SAD SONGS TO LISTEN TO FROM CHRIS BROWN
(according to source: I Heart) These are the top sad songs by 'Chris Brown' that fans have voted
CHRIS BROWN’S INSTAGRAM AND OFFICIAL WEBSITE
As an icon, ‘Chris Brown’ has touched the lives of many people not just here in the United States, but far abroad as well. His catchy lyrics and dance moves are emulated by many.
‘Chris Brown’ commands a very respectable fan base that are always interested about any new information about his life.
Below is the link to his professional Instagram profile and official website.
Chris Brown’s Instagram Click Here
CHRIS BROWN’S MUSIC MARKETING STRATEGY EXAMPLE TAKEAWAY - FOR NEW SINGERS, TEENAGERS, AND ASPIRING SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS
If you’ve read any of my previous articles regarding famous singers and how they market themselves in order to become famous, you should have seen the constant theme of dedicated efforts and intention.
In addition, from the previous studies that I have done, most of the famous singers had a major boost to fame due to connections within the record industry. ‘Chris Brown’ however, is the exception. With no connection in the music business, destiny still gave him the opportunity to highlight his skills for the rest of the world to adore.
‘Chris Brown’s’ story is one of opportunity meet preparation. He was in Choir, learned to dance and sing by himself and was recognized for that. If it can happen to ‘Chris Brown’ then I believe it can happen to you too.
Notice how he had the intention of doing music, so he put in the work by perfecting his skills. He was constantly doing talent shows in order to be recognized for his talent. For most of you wondering how to become a singer, well it starts with you putting in the effort.
‘Chris Brown’ has shown us that luck too is a factor when it comes to reaching the eyes of talent agencies. He was prepared, and as a result became famous right in front of our eyes. ‘Chris Brown’ is not just a talented musician and entertainer, but he has also played many roles in film.
As we have seen often before, film is how artists are able to get high exposure around the world. This was part of his marketing strategy. No where in the beginning of his childhood, did he had the intention of becoming an actor. If you want to however be in front of millions upon millions of viewers eyes, then that too falls in line in your career path.
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HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUS SINGER LIKE CHRIS BROWN AND WHAT MARKETING STRATEGIES CAN GET YOU FAMOUS
First you must perfect your talent to stand out in this competitive industry. There is no excuse. You can find a teacher, or you can become your own teacher.
Second, put yourself in the position to be recognized. It may have just been pure luck, but who sings and dances at a Gas Station. Only ‘Chris Brown’. That shows just how much he was and still is in love with music.
Now also understand, opportunities may not always come to you like the way it did for ‘Chris Brown’. If you are wondering how to become a singer however, then you know you have to chase these opportunities.
Is there a school choir you can join?
Are there school or even radio talent competitions you can participate in?
Also, you do know, the major record companies are on the internet, right?
It often amazes me, how simple it is to pick up the phone and call a major influencer within the music industry. Some of them, are already searching for the next big talent. You may be that talent.
Based on this marketing strategy case study of ‘Chris Brown’ and other famous singers, we have seen the same things over and over again that gave artists the big break they needed.
Talent agencies, record companies, television shows, dance studios, connections to major influencers, and money have been the driving force to most artist’s rise to fame.
I hope this as been a solid example for us to learn from. Stay tuned as we continue to study the cool, amazing superstars of our generation.
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