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James Brown

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The Resume

    (May 3, 1933-December 25, 2006)
    Raised in Augusta, Georgia
    Known as 'The Godfather of Soul' and 'Soul Brother Number One'
    Sings 'Living in America,' 'Soul Man,' 'Sex Machine,' 'Get Up,' 'I'm Black and I'm Proud,' 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' and 'Get Up Offa That Thing'

Why he might be annoying:

    In 1991 he had eyebrows tattooed on.
    A former employee sued him for sexual harassment.
    He was arrested at least eight times, convicted at least three times and spent more than five years in jail.
    At 15 he spent three years in jails for stealing clothes.
    In 1978 he spent 3 days in jail for leaving the U.S. during an investigation.
    He was fined $25 in 1986 for driving without insurance and later that year he was caught speeding.
    In 1987 he was arrested for assaulting his wife Adrienne with a pipe.
    In 1988 he lead police on a car chase from South Carolina to Georgia, where he was caught with an unlicensed gun.
    He also was convicted of assaulting the officers and was sentenced to six years in prison, he was let go after two year.
    He was arrested for DWI.
    In 1995 he was arrested for spousal abuse and again on January 28, 2004.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is nicknamed 'The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.'
    Since 1995 he sponsors a turkey giveaway for hungry people on Thanksgiving.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 155 Votes: 52.26% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 78 Votes: 48.72% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 139 Votes: 48.92% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 167 Votes: 52.10% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 100 Votes: 42.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 54 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 422 Votes: 56.64% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 28 Votes: 60.71% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 46 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 182 Votes: 52.75% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 219 Votes: 49.77% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 46 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 59 Votes: 72.88% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 89 Votes: 39.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 325 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 147 Votes: 67.35% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 314 Votes: 64.65% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 627 Votes: 65.55% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 721 Votes: 61.17% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1984 Votes: 65.88% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5165 Votes: 58.37% Annoying