CHRIS BROWN TO WILHELMINA: Wilhelmina International has signed singer Chris Brown to its artist management division, where the agency will seek fashion and beauty endorsements and licenses for the controversial singer. “Art and style has always played a significant role in my life — it’s evolved with me throughout my career,” said Brown, who could prove a difficult sell to image-conscious advertisers due to his 2009 conviction for felony assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. However, Taylor Hendrich, director of Wilhelmina Men, said, “Chris Brown is a…multifaceted artist with a unique take on style, and we are excited to translate and extend his brand.”

Wilhelmina reps Keri Hilson and the DJ duo of Olivia and Miriam Nervo, who last week were signed to a Cover Girl contract.

This story first appeared in the November 15, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.