On the same night that his much hyped '20/20' interview with Robin Roberts aired on ABC, R&B sensation Chris Brown performed to a capacity crowd in Washington, DC.
Despite reports that tickets hadn't sold well in markets like Houston and Dallas, Brown's 'Fan Appreciation Tour' sold out the historic 1,847 seat Warner Theatre nearly two weeks prior to his show according to the venue's manager.
Teenage girls and boys (many with their mothers) came to see the trouble-plagued R&B singer, who dazzled the crown with a one hour and five minute show full of hits from his previous CDs and songs from his new release, 'Graffiti.'
Backed with four backup dancers, a drummer and a DJ, Brown kicked off his show with his new up-tempo dance track 'I Can Transform Ya.'
The piercing screams peaked when Brown removed his shirt for his seductively performed 'Take You Down.'
Later, the 20-year-old singer looked like a choir director as he guided female fans through Jordin Sparks' verses on the pop hit, 'No Air.'
When Brown began to sing his new single 'Crawl,' fans crooned along with each word.
The Virginia-bred star, once only known for his innocent smile, closed the show with his hit 'Forever' before he took a bow, plugged an after party and said "Goodnight!"
Despite his domestic violence ordeal with Rihanna earlier this year, many fans appear to have remained loyal to Brown – at least in our nation's capital.
His 'Fan Appreciation Tour' is a redemption show of sorts, with Brown opting to donate a portion of the proceeds from the tour run to the Jenesee Center, which aids domestic violence victims, and Best Buddies International, which helps children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Music greats like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, R. Kelly, Elvis Presley and James Brown were all adults when they faced near-career ending controversies. Watching Brown – who was a teenager when his domestic ordeal made headlines in February – execute intricate dance routines and deliver great live vocals leaves one hoping that he will really become a 'Changed Man' as he moves into his adult years.
Brown's new CD, 'Graffiti,' hits stores on December 8. He also graces the cover of the newly re-launched Vibe magazine this month.
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