Time to blow out the candles, Breezy! Chris Brown turns 26 on May 5. As we celebrate this occasion, let’s look back on Chris’ past year. And believe us, it’s been a doozy!
To say that Chris Brown had one busy year is an understatement. As the “Look At Me Now” singer turns 26 on May 5, he has a lot to reflect on as his past twelve months have been packed full of both drama and success. Join HollywoodLife.com as we look back at the excitement and controversy that hit Breezy over the past year!
Chris Brown’s Birthday: ‘Loyal’ Singer Turns 26
Where to begin?
Last year, Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail. Breezy was behind bars as he awaited trial for his Oct. 2013 assault charge. Thankfully for Chris, he was released from Jail in June 2014. A free man, Breezy celebrated with friends Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz.
Later in June, Chris released “New Flame,” his first song since serving jail time. He then played in the BET Celebrity Basketball Game (along with Justin Bieber, Snoop Dog and Floyd Mayweather) before giving a surprise performance at the 2014 BET Awards.
Chris and longtime frenemy, Drake, seemed to put their feud aside as news came out about them collaborating together. It seemed like things were good between these two, as they even poked fun at their beef during the 2014 ESPY awards. Sadly, these two couldn’t keep the peace between them, as they ended up feuding and dissing each other, yet again.
Chris dropped his new album, X, in September and followed it up with a romantic video for the track “Don’t Be Too Long,” featuring Ariana Grande. Chris was then joined by Usher at the iHeart Radio Festival for a surprise performance! Chris followed up his new album with news of a collaboration with Tyga set for 2015, even releasing a new song from the upcoming record.
Trouble seemed to follow Breezy throughout 2014. He was shot at during a pre-MTV VMA party in August. Chris didn’t get hit but the same couldn’t be said about Suge Knight. During a Sept. club performance in Hollywood, a fight broke out and a victim was stabbed while Chris sang. In Jan 2015, another club shooting occurred. What was even worse? Breezy’s probation was revoked as a judge wanted to see if he had any part in the felonies. Thankfully, his probation was completed in March of 2015.
Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran: A Year Of Highs And Lows
Even though Chris was successful with his legal life, the same could not be said about his love life. Chris and girlfriend Karrueche Tran started to have problems around July. Despite her staying by his side while he was in jail, the couple split after a conflict over threesomes. This break was short lived as they were back together less than a week later.
However, in August, Breezy broke up with Kae, claiming she was sending texts and photos to other guys while they were together. Though Chris dissed Kae on his Instagram, the two were showing some serious PDA two weeks after their break-up. The off-again, on-again couple seemed to break up and get back together every other month. One day, they pose together for a cute picture; the next, they’re single again. These two seemed to resolve things around the time Chris released the “Autumn Leaves” video that showcased Chris’s love fo Karrueche.
Then, along came Royalty.
It’s hard to believe that in a year that involved jail-time, shootings, stabbings, new albums, feuds and surprise performances, the biggest event of Chris Brown’s last year was the March 2015 discovery that he fathered a baby girl with another woman, Nia Guzman-Amey. This, of course, caused Karreuche to dump Chris, leaving him to deal with all the drama of being a father to Royalty, 10 months, by himself.
It’s sure been a wild year for Chris, and it definitely seems like it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.
Happy Birthday, Chris. HollywoodLifers — leave your birthday wishes for Breezy down below!
— Jason Brow