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Chris Brown

A young star in the world of R&B bounces back from a devastating arrest for assault.

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Two stars for one

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Singer Chris Brown poses in the press room at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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A start in street art

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Musician Chris Brown visits Art in the Streets the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, on May 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Smiles in court

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court with his attorney Mark Geragos (L) for a probation progress report hearing on January 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. He was given a sentence of five years probation and ordered to complete 180 days of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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His idol

Chris Brown peforms a Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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On the big screen

HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 04: Actor Chris Brown arrives at Screen Gems' "Takers" premiere at Arclight Cinema Cinerama Dome on August 4, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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For the record ...

In this image released by CNN, host Larry King, left, speaks with performer Chris Brown as his mother Joyce Hawkins, center, wipes her eye during an interview Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, on the "Larry King Live," show in Los Angeles. The interview is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Sept. 2. (AP Photo/CNN, Peter Stone)
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Receiving his sentence

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Singer Chris Brown with Los Angeles County Deputies attend a sentencing at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County on August 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Brown's probation was 5 years probation and 180 days of community labor, as the result of a plea deal, after he was charged with two felonies for assault on then girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, during an argument that occurred on February 8, 2009. (Photo by Rick Loomis-Pool/Getty Images)
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Remembering Michael

epa01786478 A handout provided by Harrison Funk and Kevin Mazur, shows US singer Chris Brown attending the Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service held at Staples Center on 07 July 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA. EPA/KEVIN MAZUR / HO EDITORIAL USE ONLY .
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Avoiding jail

R&B singer Chris Brown (C) arrives for a preliminary hearing at a Criminal Court in Los Angeles June 22, 2009. The 20-year-old entertainer, who is free on $50,000 bail, is accused of assaulting and threatening singer Rihanna on February 8. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)
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Magic moment

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11: Singer Chris Brown attends Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic on June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Not guilty plea

Entertainer Chris Brown (R) stands next to his attorney Mark Geragos as he appears for his arraignment on two felony charges in Los Angeles Superior Court April 6, 2009. The R&B singer pleaded not guilty in the Los Angeles court on Monday to charges stemming from an alleged attack on his girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna. REUTERS/Damian Dovarganes/Pool (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT CONFLICT SOCIETY)
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Happier times

Musicians Chris Brown and Rihanna perform during the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York in this December 13, 2008 file photo. Brown, 19, one of the fastest rising stars of the last two years, was freed on $50,000 bail on February 9, 2009 as rumors swirled over what happened between the pop couple that caused them both to pull out of Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony at short notice. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files (UNITED STATES)
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The voice

US R'n'B singer Chris Brown performs during his concert in Amsterdam on January 16, 2009. The US singer became famous with his single 'Run it'. AFP PHOTO / ANP PHOTO MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out (Photo credit should read MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Year's best

** FILE ** In this Nov. 23, 2008 file photo, Chris Brown accepts the artist of the year award at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles police say they're investigating an alleged domestic violence felony battery report involving Brown. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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Full of promise

Musician Chris Brown performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
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Crowd appeal

** FILE ** In this June 6, 2008 file photo, the audience reaches out to touch singer Chris Brown during his appearance on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York's Rockefeller Center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
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Moonman

Chris Brown poses backstage with his award for best male video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Orange crushed

Chris Brown arrives at the 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, on Saturday, March 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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The moves

Singer Chris Brown performs on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York's Rockefeller Center Friday June 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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What next?

Singer Chris Brown performs on NBC's "Today Show" in New York August 31, 2007. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES)
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Before the fall

Rihanna, left, and Chris Brown are seen at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday June 1, 2008 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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