Chris Brown Signs With UTA in All Areas (Exclusive)
He was previously represented by ICM Partners.
Chris Brown has signed with United Talent Agency for representation in all areas, including film, television, digital, licensing and endorsements, among others, Billboard has learned. He was previously represented by ICM Partners.
Brown, 28, has sold 6.8 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, with his most recent album Royalty going to No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and hitting No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Two of Brown's albums have hit No. 1: F.A.M.E. and Fortune. His current single "Back to Sleep" is at No. 7 on the Hot R&B songs chart.
Brown first came to fame some nine years ago as a 16-year-old with his hit “Run It!” which topped the Hot 100 in November of 2005 and held the top spot for five weeks. He reached No. 1 again in 2007 with "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain, which spent three weeks atop the chart. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Brown has five No. 1s and 35 top 10s. His current single "Back to Sleep" is at No. 7 on the Hot R&B songs chart. Brown's longest running No. 1 on the chart is “Deuces” featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall, which owned the pole position for nine weeks in 2010.
Brown is also tied with Usher for the third-most No. 1s on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart (15) – bested only by Drake (23 No. 1s) and Lil Wayne (18).
The R&B crooner's acting credits include 2013's Battle of the Year as well as appearances on The O.C. and Stomp the Yard in 2007.
Since acquiring The Agency Group last August, UTA has been ramping up its music roster, most recently adding DJ Khaled last week as well as Kanye West and Mariah Carey earlier in the year. As part of the deal with the Agency Group, UTA also landed Guns 'N Roses and Muse along with 2,000 new artists.
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