Chris Brown signed to Jive at 15 and released his debut, which contained hits "Run It" and "Gimme That" and earned Brown two Grammy nominations, a year later. In 2007, he released Exclusive, took on acting projects (Stomp The Yard, The O.C.) and performed with Rihanna at the VMAs. After a year of dating, the power pair were embroiled in a domestic violence drama that resulted in Brown being charged with two felonies. He waited almost 5 months to publicly apologize and after he did, there was major backlash including from retailers who he accused of "blackballing" his other CDs.