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DOING IT 'MY WAY' With his smooth vocals and fancy footwork, Brown draws easy comparisons to R&B superstar Usher, an idol he's had his eye on for a while. "I was 11 [in my house] and watching Usher perform 'My Way,' and I started trying to mimic it," says Brown. "My mom was like, 'You can sing?' And I was like, 'Well, yeah, Mama.' "And that's not all: "I wanna be a mogul," says Brown. "I wanna be a singer, actor, entrepreneur, have a clothing line, be an executive—everything."

TAKING THE WHEEL Brown, who moved to Cliffside Park, N. J., with mom Joyce, 43, earlier this year to pursue his music career (dad Clinton, 40, and sister Lytrell, 25, remain in Tappahannock), can't wait to buy his first ride—he really wants a 2006 Range Rover. Only one problem. "My mom won't let me get my license because [she] thinks I'm irresponsible," says Brown, laughing. "I'm gonna admit it—I am irresponsible."

LADIES FIRST "I'm girl crazy; I can't help it," says Brown. "I didn't have to have any game to talk to girls—all I had to do was sing, and they'd be like, 'Ooh, you can sing!' " Not that being a heartthrob doesn't have its dangers. At one concert frenzied fans pulled him off the stage. "I never once was scared like, 'I could lose my life!' " he says. "I was like, 'Wow, they love me this much?' "