Chris Brown (born Christopher Maurice Brown; May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. In 2004, he signed with Jive Records, and released his self-titled debut album the following year. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, and featured the hit single "Run It!", which topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Brown the first male artist as a lead to have his debut single top the chart since Diddy in 1997. Chris Brown was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In this day and age, maintaining one's virginity until marriage is a foreign concept. Why do we consider people who decide to keep their sexuality sacred taboo? You may be surprised to find out the number of Americans that are still virgins. Are there any reasons outside of religious choices to maintain a sexless lifestyle? How much does the media encourage or pressure people into having sex? Let's discuss the pluses and minuses of being a virgin tonight on "Live in the Vocal Booth".
Special Guests:The Ultimate Power Couple, Robert & Nicola Jackson
"If you dream it, you can achieve it!" That's the motto of one of Atlanta's most admired power couples, Robert and Nicola Jackson.
Both serial entrepreneurs, the Jacksons each have more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience. Together, they lead a multi-million dollar sales force of over 200,000 in more than 30 countries world-wide.
They are leaders in the health and wellness industry and together hold the coveted position of Platinum President, in one of the fastest growing health and wellness companies in the world, Ardyss International. Robert also runs a successful contracting company while Nicola is a licensed real estate agent and investor. She also owns a successful hair line, Nikki J Hair Collection and is author of the book, “Inside the Millionaire’s Vault”.
Challenges and obstacles don't hold this couple back, they only make them stronger. In addition to running their successful companies, they are also parents of 4 sons, one of whom has Cerebral Palsy. This has fueled their passion for and commitment to the cause to find a cure for this debilitating disease through research. Robert and Nicola also participate in numerous community and charitable events, offering support and empowerment to other families who have children with disabilities. Stars on the BET Centric hit reality series, Amateur Millionaires Club, Robert and Nicola hold true to their Christian faith, putting God first in every area of their lives. Using kingdom values and principles, they share with millions of people around the nation how to manage a household, maintain a strong marriage and create a multi-million dollar empire.
The Jacksons have won many awards and have been featured in several national publications including Success From Home Magazine. Nicola has also been featured in Sister to Sister Magazine and Essence Online. She was the Chozen Awards 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year and was selected to be a part of the 2012 planning committee for former Mayor of Atlanta and Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young's 80th Birthday Celebration. Currently the couple travels the world speaking to thousands on how to be successful entrepreneurs. They are also being featured as the Power Couple Honorees at the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation’s (TWEF) 2012 Annual Leadership Conference.
It’s an all too familiar sight these days seeing a celebrity, or celebrity couple in the news for a domestic violence act perpetrated against one or the other. As Domestic Violence incidences increase, has society reached a point where it has become accepted in today’s culture as the norm? Has the fame of the celebrity or marrying for money played a major part in how the public views the offender and victim?
Just as we unite and band together against other injustices in society, we need to band together against one of the worse forms of violence in today’s society. A persons financial status, celebrity or fame should not cloud our views on how violent and hurtful the act of domestic violence really is.