Singer Chris Brown taught himself to dance and sing from a young age, citing Michael Jackson as his inspiration. He began to perform in the church choir and at local talent shows. Signing his first record contract as a young teenager, he made history when his first single Run It! instantly reached number 1 at the Billboard chart. Since then, Brown has become one of the most popular US artists, selling millions of albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards, among which a Grammy, American Music Awards, and BET Awards, and has also built a successful acting career. Brown released his seventh studio album, Royalty, in 2015. That same year, he also released a collaboration album with rapper Tyga.