chris brown

Those folks who predicted Chris Brown’s career was dead after his beat down of Rihanna three years ago on the eve of the Grammys are now officially proven wrong.

The Grammys, which air this Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles, have welcomed Brown back with open arms according to the AP:

Chris Brown will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, the event where his career almost ended three years ago.

Brown admitted to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party in 2009 and is serving five years of probation for the felony attack. A source told The Associated Press on Monday that Brown will hit the stage at Sunday’s show. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because Brown’s performance has not been officially announced.

After the attack, Brown’s reputation plummeted, but he has since bounced back, releasing multiple mixtapes and the multi-hit album, “F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies).” The CD is nominated for three Grammys, including best R&B album.

Rihanna also will perform at the show. She’s nominated for four awards, including the top prize — album of the year — for her platinum effort “Loud.”

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