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Chris Brown @ The avalon

October 21, 2009

Chris Brown is set to have an intimate performance at Avalon in Hollywood on November 18, 2009. Tickets for this show go on sale via www.livenation.com on Friday, October 23rd at 12 PM.

In 2008 Chris Brown started to work on an upcoming studio album and stated that he will go in a different musical direction for his new release—currently titled Graffiti —while hoping to emulate fellow American singers Prince and Michael Jackson. He says, “I wanted to change it up and really be different. Like my style nowadays, I don’t try to be typical urban. I want to be like how Prince and Michael [Jackson] and Stevie Wonder were. They can cross over to any genre of music.”

Brown debuted his lead Graffiti single “I Can Transform Ya,” featuring Lil Wayne, on September 29th as a digital download. Brown also confirmed that his next single “Crawl” will soon follow while Graffiti is scheduled for release later this year. To support this release Chris Brown will embark on a fan appreciation tour in intimate venues all over the US.

Only 16 at the time, Chris Brown came from a small town in Virginia called Tappahannock and eventually fell under the spell of hip-hop. Around the time he reached puberty, he discovered his singing voice. Within a couple years, he had a recording contract with Jive and was lined up with several production and songwriting heavyweights (Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dre & Vidal, Sean Garrett, Storch) for his eponymous first album, an immediate Top Ten hit released in November of 2005. Exclusive, featuring the number one pop single “Kiss Kiss,” followed in 2007.

In 2008, Brown was named the top artist by Billboard magazine. Brown has also managed to collaborate with some of the most successful artists of his genre. Brown, alongside The Game, is featured on Nas’ untitled album on “Make the World Go Round”, co-produced by the The Game and Cool & Dre. He is also featured alongside Sean Garrett for Ludacris’ single “What Them Girls Like” off Ludacris’ album, Theater of the Mind. He was also featured on T-Pain’s third single “Freeze” off T-Pain’s new album Thr33 Ringz.

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Chris Brown- Still Sorry For His Actions

September 1, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Chris Brown’s Larry King Live interview hasn’t even aired yet, but Chris is taking heat for the comment he made that he does not remember what happened the night he attacked Rihanna. Many people were angry at this comment and felt that Chris was not truly sorry for the attack. Chris released the following statement to show the public that he is sorry and that he has and will continue to take full responsibility for his actions.

“There have been reports on the Internet that I didn’t remember what happened that night with Rihanna. I want to try and set things straight.

That 30 seconds of the interview they used of me was taken from a one hour interview during which that same question was asked something like 4 or 5 times — and when you look at the entire interview you will see it is not representative of what I said.

The first four times – or how ever many times it was – I gave the same answer — which was that I didn’t think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn’t fair to Rihanna. The fifth time – or whatever it was – I just misspoke. I was asked, “Do you remember doing it?” and I said, “No.”Of course I remember what happened. Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterwards and told her everything. But it was and still is a blur. And yes, I still can’t believe it happened because it is not me or who I am or is what happened like anything I have ever done before.

As I have said several times previously, I am ashamed of and sorry for what happened that night and I wish I could relive that moment and change things, but I can’t. I take full responsibility for my actions. What I have to do now is to prove to the world that this was an isolated incident and that is not who I am and I intend to do so by my behavior now and in the future.”

Chris is now in Virginia to start his sentence of 6 months hard labor and his 52-week long domestic violence course.

Chris Brown Still Loves Rihanna

August 31, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Chris Brown will give his first television interview since his arrest for assaulting Rihanna back in February.

In an interview that will air on Wednesday, September 2nd, Chris talked with CNN’s Larry King saying that he has no memory of beating Rihanna and that he still loves her.

When asked about the details of the attack listed in the police report, Chris said that “I’m in shock because first of all, that’s not who I am as a person and that’s not who I pride myself on being, so when I look at the police reports or I hear about the police reports, I don’t know what to think…I just don’t know what to think. It’s just like, wow.”

Chris’ mother Joyce Hawkins and his attorney, Mark Geragos also participates in the interview. Joyce said that “He came and he actually spoke to me about what happened, and I was totally shocked, I know that Chris has never, ever been a violent person, ever.”

Chris said that “I made a mistake, and I — and it was just something I have to live up and own.”

Chris was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community labor and there is a protective order in place which says Chris must stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna (10 yards if at a career-related event).

Chris Brown Sentenced

August 26, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Chris Brown has been placed on felony probation for 5 years in connection with his guilty plea to felony assault for beating Rihanna back in February. Chris was sentenced to community labor, which he will perform in Virginia (his home state).

The judge issued a protective order against Chris which says he can not harass, assault, threaten or molest Rihanna at anytime.

Per the terms of probation, Chris must obey the following rules and orders:

• Keep in touch with the Probation Department and report to court every 3 months during probation
• Subject to search and seizure 24/7 until probation is over
• Can not own any dangerous weapon- including guns or knives
• Provide DNA samples as requested by authorities

Chris will have to complete a 52 week long domestic violence program sponsored by the Commonwealth Catholic Charities. He also has to pay $2,500 in restitution, another $2,500 in probation expenses, $30 criminal conviction fee and $400 for the domestic violence fund.

New Chris Brown Single Leaked

August 18, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

A new Chris Brown song called “Changed Man” was leaked online last week and now people are wondering if the song will be the first single off Chris’ upcoming album “Graffiti”. Chris’ reps say that the track is not the first single off “Graffiti”, but in reality an old song Chris recorded a while back.

Chris sings, “I’m a changed man, because you mean that much to me/And I don’t want to be done/I’m doing all that I can, and everybody hates Chris/They can never understand.”

Many believe that the song is an apology to Rihanna for assaulting her last February, but Chris’ reps would not comment on that.

Chris has kept a low profile since February, but he did appear on stage with Lil Wayne at a Young Money show in Virginia on August 2nd.