|AR Interest Level||MG|
|AR Quiz #||119418EN|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, chronology, glossary, further reading, works consulted, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Primary|
|Series||A Blue Banner Biography - More Contemporary Entertainer|
|Subject||Biography & Autobiography , General, Music , Popular - Juvenile Nonfiction , Juvenile Nonfiction|
While growing up in Tappahannock, Virginia, Chris Brown would spend hours listening to the R&B music his parents played on the radio. Inspired by multitalented artists such as Michael Jackson, Chris first dreamed of becoming a professional rapper. But a funny thing happened on the way to being his hometowns first MC. Chris discovered he could sing. Even better, he found out that his singing impressed the girls in his school. Seeing how people reacted to his voice convinced him to pursue music as a career.
This is the story of how a sixteen-year-old from a small country town made it to the top of the music charts. Although it may seem as if he became an overnight sensation, Chris Brown would have to endure two years of uncertainty, loneliness, and sacrifice before achieving the international success that is making his dreams come true.