Lil Wayne isn’t the only star back on the comeback trail. Talented R&B entertainer Chris Brown has made the long climb back to prominence after a fateful night in 2009 nearly derailed his promising career. A domestic dispute that year which turned violent between he and then-girlfriend pop songstress Rihanna was tabloid and media fodder for months causing Chris Brown to defiantly go underground to reinvent himself.
Fast forward to 2011 and all signs point to Breezy moving past the incident – although not without an outburst or two – and delivering his fourth studio album F.A.M.E. with much fanfare and getting the coveted Billboard 200 #1 spot during its first week of release. Hot singles and videos such as the rap-heavy single “Look At Me Now” and the electro pop-tinged “Beautiful People” making the rounds. A fourth single “She Ain’t You” was released as well.
With the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards just over a month away, spectators are most certainly wondering if the gifted 22-year old Virginia native will continue to silence his doubters by nabbing one of the Moonman awards or will the energetic performer get to dazzle the viewing audience with one of his signature high octane performances.
Brown also embarked on a world tour this past spring with wildly popular singer Justin Bieber joining him onstage. A sweat-drenched showing at this year’s Summer Jam in New York City also helped to cement Chris Brown’s slow rise back to the hallowed halls of fame.
Be sure to tune into MTV tonight to check out our live preview show of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at 11 p.m. ET and be sure to head over to MTV.com to check out a live streaming broadcast announcing the list of nominees who get to walk away with one of the Moonmen directly after.
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