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The young superstar kicked off his birthday celebration at the Emerson in Los Angeles with Christina Milian, Fabolous and his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. (His on-again off-again boo RiRi was no where to be found.) Then on Saturday, he headed to Las Vegas for a second party at 1 Oak Nightclub in the The Mirage.
A decade ago, Chris entered the music game and Lord knows it’s been a long rode for him.
“10 years ago this Lil nigga from Tappahannock Va would’ve never believed the goals he would accomplish! I’m thankful and proud to grow,” he tweeted. “LA, VEGAS, NEW YORK! Celebrating this WEEK on to the next week! #birthdayturnup.”
He even dropped some new music for his fans, in preparation for his sixth studio album, X, which scheduled to hit stories in July.
In honor of the “Fine China” singer, let’s take a look back at the his career over the years — from the first time we met “that little boy from Virginia who can dance and sing” to the controversial, yet very talented, man we know today.