Here is a look at the life of Grammy Award-winner Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Birth date: May 5, 1989
Birth place: Tappahannock, Virginia
Birth name: Christopher Maurice Brown
Father: Clinton Brown, corrections officer
Mother: Joyce Hawkins, former day care director
Signed by Jive Records at age 15.
Has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and won one.
November 29, 2005 - Jive Records releases Brown's debut album "Chris Brown." It peaks at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.
2007 - Film debut in "Stomp the Yard." He also appears in three episodes of the television series "The O.C."
December 2008 - Billboard names him "Artist of the Year."
February 8, 2009 - On the eve of the Grammy Awards, Brown assaults girlfriend Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) inside a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street, leaving her face bruised and bloody. He is arrested and later released on $50,000 bail.
April 6, 2009 - Pleads not guilty to felony charges of assault and making threats related to the February domestic violence case.
May 27, 2009 - A photographer files a lawsuit against Brown, claiming Brown's bodyguards roughed him up outside a fitness center when he took a photo of the R&B singer. The lawsuit is later settled in 2010.
June 22, 2009 - Enters a guilty plea to one felony count of assault with the intent of doing great bodily injury in connection to the February assault. He is later sentenced to five years probation, must serve 180 days (about 1,400 hours) in labor-oriented service and also undergo a year-long domestic-violence counseling class.
July 2009 - Makes a public apology about the February assault in a video statement posted on his personal website.
September 2, 2009 - Appears on CNN's "Larry King Live" in his first television interview since his February arrest.
2011 - Wins the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for "F.A.M.E."
February 2012 - A woman files a complaint against Brown after he allegedly grabbed her iPhone after she used it to take a photo of him in a car on a Miami street. After an investigation, the Miami-Dade state attorney does not file any charges against Brown.
June 14, 2012 - Brown and rapper Drake get into an altercation at the New York City club W.i.P. Brown is left with a cut on his chin.
September 24, 2012 - A judge orders a probation violation hearing after Brown tests positive for marijuana use. Brown claims that he ingested the marijuana in California, where he has a medical marijuana card. The positive marijuana test is not mentioned at his November hearing.
January 2013 - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tells CNN that authorities are investigating allegations that Brown punched an unnamed victim, presumably Frank Ocean, outside a recording studio over a parking spot in West Hollywood.
February 2013 - In a court filing, prosecutors accuse Brown of not completing the 180 days, about 1,400 hours, of community labor as stipulated from his 2009 felony assault case.
June 23, 2013 - According to the Anaheim Police Department, an assault and battery report is filed by phone regarding an incident in which a woman accuses Brown of shoving her inside a nightclub. Brown's representative denies the allegations.
June 25, 2013 - Brown is charged for hit-and-run driving and driving without a license for allegedly driving a car that rear-ended another car in Los Angeles in May.
July 15, 2013 - A judge revokes Brown's probation in connection with his conviction in the beating of his former girlfriend Rihanna.
August 9, 2013 - Brown suffers a non-epileptic seizure. Brown's doctor attributes the cause of the seizure to "intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress," according to a statement from Brown's rep.
August 15, 2013 - A judge drops Brown's hit-and-run charge after the singer reaches a "civil compromise" with his accuser.
August 16, 2013 - A judge reinstates Brown's probation for the 2009 beating of Rihanna "under the original terms and conditions." Judge James Brandlin also signs off on 1,000 hours of "community labor" such as graffiti or beach cleanup.
October 27, 2013 - Brown and his bodyguard are arrested and charged with felony assault, after an alleged altercation outside the W Hotel in Washington, DC. The charge is reduced to a misdemeanor (simple assault) in court the next day, and Brown is released from jail without bail.
October 29, 2013 - Brown's representative releases a statement saying the singer has voluntarily entered into a rehab program to "gain insight into his past and recent behavior."
November 20, 2013 - According to Brown's probation officer, Brown is kicked out of the rehab facility after smashing his mother's car window during a family session. A judge orders him to immediately enter into another rehab program.
December 17, 2013 - A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge revokes Brown's probation due to his arrest in October.
March 14, 2014 - After being made to leave rehab, Brown is taken into custody by Los Angeles County Sherriff's deputies.
May 9, 2014 - Brown admits to probation violation. Judge James Brandlin sentences Brown to one year in jail. Judge counts Brown's time already served in jail and rehab; Brown has 131 days left to serve.
June 2, 2014 - The Los Angeles County Jail releases Brown.