Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, graffiti artist and actor. According to Billboard, Brown is one of the most influential and successful R&B singers ever, with several considering him the "King of R&B" alongside Usher and R. Kelly. His musical style has been defined as polyhedric, with his R&B being characterized by several influences from other genres, mainly hip hop and pop music. His lyrics develop predominantly over themes of sex, romance, fast life, desire, regret, and emotional conflict. Being described by media outlets and critics as one of the biggest talents of his time in urban music, Brown gained a cult following, and wide comparisons to Michael Jackson for his stage presence as a singer-dancer.