Chris Brown Performs Acoustic Set with U.G.L.Y. [Video]

Chris Brown and U.G.L.Y.

Chris Brown shines a spotlight on up-and-coming band U.G.L.Y. with an acoustic performance. The foursome, whose name stands for Underneath Greatness Lies You, is comprised of members Mijo, Braxton, Ethan, and former Miss Teen USA Stormi Henley. Sitting on the floor in a packed room, Breezy and Stormi are joined by a guitarist while singing Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” and Chris’ own hit “No BS.” Check out their impromptu set below.



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79 Comments

  1. Ethan

    Great to see that other side of chris, he just loves music, real artist. that girl had some great vocals runs btw, amazing!

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    100% true Reply:

    @Ethan, where are all the people that said Breezy can’t sing now? Oh perhaps this auto-tune or lipsyncing. When last did you see a chilled out super-star millionaire sitting on the floor with up-comers? His rapping skills is just as fantastic as his singing skills. I like how he is just jamming and having fun with his life doing what he love surrounded by equally talented and positive people.

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    sirr Reply:

    @100% true, No secret he can sing (even though those songs were easy to sing LOL) but him using autotune is wack…

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    100% true Reply:

    @sirr, I don’t agree with you at all on that one. I enjoy his use of auto-tune, actually I love what Chris does with that auto-tune, while T-pain & Lil wayne us it to adjust their vocals, he just creates a world or harmony & sound with it=> that guy is a genius. I really want him to keep experimenting with those music softwares more. As you can see, he can bloody sing well & he does a great job with or without auto-tune.

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    YourCarreerIsDone Reply:

    @100% true,
    vocals are hella weak.Not here for this.
    and he no superstar anymore he is more like an urban singer like trey songz. It seems that he have too much free time.

    And this “sitting on the floor with up-comers” was a waste of time.
    In the mean time Rihanna is doing something worthy with her time:

    “@RiRisBubblePop I tht abt a RihRelease, but LOUD is its own body of work! Plus u guys work so F?CKIN hard that u deserve to act brand new!!!”

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    shel517nj Reply:

    @YourCarreerIsDone, thats what some would like us to believe, that he is just another r&b singer. but chris is still moving mountains with record breaking performances this year at vmas,dwts & the today show. but good for riri, she did real well after the incident. reminds me of all the attention taylor swift received after the kanye incident. I say best wishes to them both. maybe one day the world can get past what happened, because right now they are better known as rihanna who was assaulted by her ex chris brown and chris brown who assualted his ex rihanna. for this they are both victims. go figure.

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    shell517nj Reply:

    @shel517nj, thats “shell517nj”

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    shell517nj Reply:

    @YourCarreerIsDone, thats what some would like us to believe, that he is just another r&b singer. but chris is still moving mountains with record breaking performances this year at the vmas,dwts & the today show. but good for riri, she did real well after the incident. she got a real boost and it reminds me of all the attention taylor swift received after the kanye incident. I say best wishes to them both. maybe one day the world can get past what happened, because right now they are better known as rihanna who was assaulted by her ex chris brown and chris brown who assualted his ex rihanna. for this they are both victims. go figure.

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    Yeah Reply:

    @YourCarreerIsDone, Are you serious? Urban singer? You are a fool. CB is current! Pop artists come and go but if you have a dedicated fan base they will stay with you for a long time. Chris brown has a STRONG fan base more than ever. This will keep him going for a long time as long as he keeps making raw rnb & dance music.

    Look at Kanye, he is still successful after the Taylor thing only because he has a dedicated fan base and he is great. Chris is the same. Talent and good music will keep him current.

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    GoofyKi Reply:

    @YourCarreerIsDone, yea riri is doing sume relveant she geting sued off her video, oeta hates her, and she had the c- word as a necklace if thats call being relevant then congratz 2 her n chris a urban singer um more like r&b pop singer who can sing and rihanna cant sing live worth of shit she need vocal lessons so stop hating on #teambreezy be gone

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    Wow Reply:

    @100% true, I’m sorry but his vocals are weak here. Maybe one day I can see a live performance where he’ll blow me away vocally but I have yet to see it.

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    Wow Reply:

    @100% true, @100% true, I’m sorry but his vocals are weak here. Maybe one day I can see a live performance where he’ll blow me away vocally but I have yet to see it.

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  2. cbe

    chris brown is pure TALENT!

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    parisbeauty Reply:

    @cbe, right that girl better be careful before chris brown hit her! lol

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    100% true Reply:

    @parisbeauty, i.e hit a high note or a fossetto. Yeah I agree 100% that Chris is the most tender, sweet & multi-talented mega star you’d ever see b4 you enter into your over due grave.

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    HelloThere Reply:

    @parisbeauty, that was funny..NOOOOOTTTT. Your Lame.

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  3. laura

    TALENT

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  5. Miszi

    Amazing voice

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  6. staci

    wow she has a GREAT VOICE for a miss usa pageant girl…just didnt think anyone of them have TALENT…BUT SHE HAS TALENT

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  8. JHP

    Talented individuals in that room right there, I might just check this band out

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  9. McFlex

    The boi know wat he is doing, pure talent!!!

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  11. geeps

    chris brown is an inspiration to the world. even though hes gone through what he has, while people counted him out. he overcame it by doing what he does best. entertaining the world still with his talent. what a great individual. thank you chris

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    parisbeauty Reply:

    @geeps, & they still count him out
    thank you geeps

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    100% true Reply:

    @parisbeauty, : Are you blind? VMAs babyyy!

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    Really Reply:

    @100% true, Are you deaf? Oh wait probably not. I forgot that he didn’t sing at the VMAs he lipped. Now we see why. The white girl sang better than him. Even on No Bullshit. Terrible.

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    shell517nj Reply:

    @Really, about chris’s vma performance, kinda hard to sing if you have such an intense performance, dancing and flipping through the air and all. lol. it does require breathing to sing and if you are using all of your air to dance, I don’t think that will work. anyway, chris gave u.g.l.y. the platform and thats what he did. why would he out sing her? really!

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    Really Reply:

    @shell517nj, He wasn’t dancing and flipping through the air the entire time. Hell even when he first came out, he was just standing there as the platform rotated. Yet and still he did not sing one note. You’ll have to come up with another excuse. You make no sense. Just because he’s giving a group a platform does not mean you let someone sing your song better than you. Then again he didn’t let her, he had no choice. He simply has a dull tone.

    100% true Reply:

    @Really,

    Fair enough you aint impressed=> thats ok, no need for fight, thats your opinion.

    All i know is that he is great! I am sure you will agree with me on that one.

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    geeps Reply:

    @100% true, are any of you watching the same video. where did at any point did she out shine chris brown. it was him singing the entire time. and yes i must agree that he didnt sing at all at the vmas. but hes singing live right there… apparently he came down with a flu. and the reason why he didnt sing when he came out just standing was cuz they cut off his mic since he was gonna do all the acrobatic moves… people please dont hate. you all clicked on the link to listen to him

    100% true Reply:

    @geeps: er…the wrong guy=> I’m for Chris hahaha! its ok, Team Breezy are trigger happy sometimes

    yeah i agree with you 100%

  12. vladica07

    I LOVED IT!She’s one lucky girl and has a nice voice :) #teambreezy

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  14. Stre3t Danc@

    His voice… UNFFF !!

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  15. rnb

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

    i learnt this girl is a queen beauty, and used to be miss teen USA?!

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  16. caribean boy

    wasnt this the group teyana taylor was suposed to be in ???? i think they replace her for this miss teen usa

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  17. caribean boy

    teyana taylor was suposed to be in this group, and they had a song(snipped) called wasted…

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  18. jazmine

    im but his voice wuz kinda off im just sayin

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  19. Mark

    Chris brown is such an amazing artist. This really shows how good he is as a singer. Real talent!

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    Oh Reply:

    @Mark, Lmao yeah if you like listening to an offkey singer. He sounds like his nose is stuffy.

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  20. Misty

    Pure talent!! Whoever doubted his vocal ability is either a fool, deaf, or just a plain hater.

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  21. Janae

    Chris is just lovely. i wish people will let that incident go too.They are humans that make mistakes. Great artists is what people should see them as. Entertainers and Artists.He’s a great person.With his sexy azz!!!!!!!!!! He just talented .God’s gift to him.

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  22. 100% true

    @YourCarreerIsDone,

    what are you smoking gurl?! its bad for you cos its made you delusional now!

    Hahahaha! Rihanna doing what?! are you freaking kidding me?!! WTF? isn’t she back on the nes for wearing the C-word? apart from the bird furr with PETA! talk about being self destructive.

    Lets see Rihanna do a live acapella video with what voice?! Are you freaking just stupid? that will never happen? How dear you bring up Rihaana’s name where people are talking about Talent?! smh!

    she isn’t even mature enought to look after herself yet her money has gotten to her head now & she wants to buy a pet i.e. adopting a kid from Hatti like the rest of the rich folks in hollywood.

    Trey Songz is obviously an insult to Chris by putting them in the same sentence=> but you are delusional & i’d expect a moron like you to do something that daft.

    Loud, Pond, Goat, Round, Crowd, Clown who gives a fu*k. That b*tch is over cos the trama that floated her career is over. Watch her self destruct.

    Chris is back in full swing as the 1# RnB artist on the planet. Didn’t you watch BET & VMA? This kid is a true champion and big artist respect him. He is writing for Legends like Brandy & Tevin Cambell. You need to catch up, dummy, watch that stinking mouth or crawl back under the rock you creeped out from.

    Haters stay pressed as hell.

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    lol Reply:

    @100% true, lmfaoooo tevin campbell is a legend? With what accomplishments? Delusional. He’s back in full swing but his singles do nothing on the charts and his album cant make it past gold. He uses a crap load of autotune and most of his album has features on it. His biggest hit off of FAME is Look At Me Now which reached the peak that it did because of Wayne and Busta. Fistopher barely said anything on the track. He’s got to ride others coat tail to get a decent charting. He thought is was going to work with Next to You but lmfao that flopped just like the rest of his song. Let’s see what happens with his next single which I’m sure has a feature. He’s on single #9 right and still can’t hit platinum? Yeah he’s full swinging alright.

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    100% true Reply:

    @lol,
    Em…lil one, do your history & know who Tevin Capbell is 1st cos i can’t deal with ignoramuses.

    Need I remind you that this is a kid that everyone on the planet predicted that his career was dead and over? now its about reaching platinum status?! after his album was 1# in your country?

    Going gold at all is a bigger achievement than any of those people just about attaining a platinum status. If he hasn’t reached platinum, its purely because of ignorance & thickness of people like you still lingering in the society.

    As far as public enemy 1# going gold with multiple platinum singles in the same Country you’ve refused to accept him? shameeeeeee an all of you=> you guys are weak, even your biggest media couldn’t hold him back from flying high above your heads on the VMAs.

    He hasn’t even toured the states lol and he is almost there. Next to you wasn’t even officially released and it peaked at 11# on the uk charts. Deuces & LAMN, spent 10 & 7 wks on the Urban charts, with LAMN stay 10wks on the Rap charts.

    with 6 BET awards under his belt, and a fast selling out tour arenas, platinum is a matter of time. I wonder what the next mile stone would be then.

    If you do not know what being back in full swing means, its about fighting and winning haters like yourself, CNN, FOX, TMZ, PEREZ, GOSSIP CELEB, RADAR ONLINE, MEDIA TAKE OUT to say a few.

    He is a record breaker & ratings setter, 1st SNL highest ratings so far, Today’s show highest turn out so far, BET highest ratings so far, Billboard highest amout of dabutes & VMAs highest ratings so far. FAME 1# & Takers 1#.

    So not platinum is his next mile stone right because he has done everything you said he will never do. Are just stupid? can’t you compare 2009 to 2010 to 2011? just wait for 2012 and see where you’d be by then.

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    Essay? Reply:

    @100% true, ma’am/sir I understand that you’re passionate about your fave but there’s no need to write extensive essays. Use that energy supporting your artist.

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    GoofyKi Reply:

    @lol, chris brown fame album did go platinum and u expect him to sell a million records so fast when he got everybody on tv and radio telling people dont support him trust me after this fame tour which is pretty much sold out( i already bought my ticket)he’s album will sell even more

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  23. nothere

    Nah..Chris Brown has average vocals, now the Girl killed it…want more from her..

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    Huh?! Reply:

    @nothere, How did she kill it?! She sounds like an average white girl. Her voice is average at best. The only reason why she is getting attention is cause she is with Chris. No one knew or cared who she was until she signed with him!

    I seriouosly doubt U.G.L.Y will ever take off.

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    GoofyKi Reply:

    @nothere, she was ok i could barely hear here chris killed it as usually

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  24. SteveK

    Chris brown is one of the greatest artist around. Great vocals and very inspiring.

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  25. .

    everyone knows chris wasn’t even trying

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    Oh Reply:

    @., another excuse from a #YeamBreezy member. Y’all kill me with these excuses y’all make when he underperforms. He can’t sing. Good thing he can dance.

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    shell517nj Reply:

    @Oh, currently there are no whitney’s, celine dions or luthers out there right now, but chris can sing. check out his version of drakes marvins room in beautiful falsetto…just sayin.

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    oh Reply:

    @shell517nj, nope I don’t want to listen to a studio song. I want to see a live performance or acoustic session where he actually kills it like you claim. I saw him trying to sing wet the bed at the hot 97 concert and he sounded terrible.

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    . Reply:

    @Oh, chris can’t sing??! haah do you hear his soOngs? im not giving an excuse. its a fact that he’s not trying ! do you see his face expression as smiling or looking serious going all out??? its common sense ! the only better male vocalist than him is probably bruno mars

    oh and CB IS THE BEST DANCER IN THE WORLDDDD

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    oh Reply:

    @., anyone can sound good in the studio. It’s the live performances that show whether an artist can sing. But he doesn’t sing too much live. When he does it’s for short periods of time and is lackluster. Please there are PLENTY of male vocalist that are better than this cat. 1) Bruno Mars 2) Pleasure P 3) Jaheim 4)R.Kelly 5)The new lead singer of Pretty Ricky 6)Trey Songz 7)Miguel 8)Frank Ocean 9)Usher 10)Ne-yo. I just named ten and I could keep going. He’s a good dancer. I said that. But not the best in the world. You’re reaching with that statement.You need to take a trip to NY to see some real skills. They do it without a choreographer.

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    Haters Stay Pressed!! Reply:

    @oh, How many comments are you comments are you gonna leave trying to justify your HATE?! Who are you trying to convince, us or YOURSELF?! You ain’t fooling anyone, you’re just a typical HATER who trolls his post to argue with his fans trying to downplay his success and accomplishments! It pains you so much to see him getting so much love and attention that you have to spew hate to make yourself feel better!
    You know damn well F.A.M.E. debuted at No. 1 and is currently the No. 1 selling r&b album this year! He is not hardly struggling on the charts and he steals the shine on EVERY record he is on! Why do you think so many people are collaborating with him! David Guetta, Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber, Brandy, Tevin Campbell are all working with him on their new album!

    No one said Chris is the best singer there is but he CAN sing! He HAS sung live in concert and on Ustream in front of his fans with NO autotune or music! If he couldn’t sing then how is it that he has gotten THREE Grammy Nominations for Best Vocal Performance (No Air, Take You Down, Take My Time) You don’t get Grammy nominations for Vocal Performance if all you can do is dance!
    Chris is also one of the best entertainers alive and he DOES freestle! You obviously have never been to his shows! There IS NO ONE in this industry alive today that can out dance Chris today inclusing those bums you know in New York! Hell most of them probably want to be his backup dancers!

    Trey Songz??! He sound HORRIBLE live!!
    Frank Ocean?!?!? He STAYS using autotune!
    Pleasure P?!? What are you smoking?!?!! All of Pretty Ricky is SHIT!!
    Ne Yo?!?! His voice is NOTHING special!

    The fact of the matter CHRIS is shitting on all these dudes you mentioned at the moment! Chris is the one headlining his own tour, Chris is the one breaking records at The Today Show, Chris is the one performing at Awards shows, Chris is the one all over the radio! He for damn sure at worried about no damn Trey Songz, Pleasure P, Miguel, Ne Yo and Frank Stream! Chile boo!

    Yes, HATERS truly stay PRESSED! SMH!

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    Essay? Reply:

    @Haters Stay Pressed!!, ma’am/sir I understand that you’re passionate about your fave but there’s no need to write extensive essays. Use that energy supporting your artist.

    Middle Finger! Reply:

    @Haters Stay Pressed!!, CAN I GET AN AMEN!

    Thats REAL TALK! HATERS STAY PRESSED INDEED!

    Breezy killing the game right now. Haters will deal and cry themselves to sleep. Ha!

    GoofyKi Reply:

    @oh, one almost every guy u name is performers who do NOT dance like chris so yes when performing live they going to sound better than him and when performing live chris is not going to sing becuz he dont wont to loose he’s breath tryna sing live n dance the way he dance and another thing chis didnt sound bad here at all he sounded good

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  26. SoHere

    Man, my generation is so amazed by average vocals. They would think whitney houston sucks and chris is better!!!

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    oh Reply:

    @SoHere, exactly! This fool said CB is the best male vocalist aside from Bruno Mars. So I guess Chris would sing circles around Usher? Or how about Raheem Devaughn? Lol yeah right!They are reaching.

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    Mark London Reply:

    @oh, Oi you bone head. Why dont you admit that you’re mad cos Breezy doing better than your fave. Yes Trey songz aint on the level as Breezy. So deal with it and stop sobbing you muppet.

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    GoofyKi Reply:

    @oh, y u on here if dont like chris haters be gone

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    GoofyKi Reply:

    @SoHere, if u dont like him y are u on his post oh yea cuz u been a fan n u knw he is talented thats y

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  27. almostpia

    Chris sounded great. No, he is not serving Sunday Baptist Church vocals but he has a good voice. If you saw any of his ustreams in 2010, you would know that. He does a great Trey Songz imitation.

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  28. HelloThere

    I don’t care what anybody says…I love the sound of his voice…

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  29. rnb

    best artist alive

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  30. shell617nj

    Its proven. Today if you don’t have the total package you are #2,3 or 4. breezy is a great performer and when you can sing and dance to your own beat you are way ahead of the rest. oh looks count too, don’t forget he’s fine as hell. lol.

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  31. Robert

    Chris Brown is the hardest working and most talented male artist of his generation hands down. If one looks at the reviews of his albums, vocal ability, and style pre and post Rihanna, the only thing that changed is people jumping on the bandwagon to discredit him. Chris Brown has been consistent in his hard work, artistry and creativity since the beginning of his career. He clearly has a beautiful voice and those that want to discredit are so 2009, but they think they are cool by repeating the same old tired criticism’s from 2 1/2 years ago. It doesn’t matter though…Chris will continue to have success for years to come and will continue to leave the haterz in his rear view mirror.

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    YourCarreerIsDone Reply:

    @Robert, He still can’t sing LIVE

    deuces

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    Greg Reply:

    @YourCarreerIsDone,
    He CAN sing live. He just doesn’t sing live when he performs songs where he does a lot of dancing. It is VERY hard to dance and sing, much less dance how much he dances.

    Anyway, that was pretty nice and calming :) They are both pretty great singers.

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  32. brainfood.com

    I’ve got disagree with all the naysayers.

    When CB came out, I thought he was another teen act. However, it seemed like the situation with Rihanna made him work harder.

    This young man has been on so many songs and done do much in the last year and it’s pure hard work!

    I’m not gon sit here and judge him cause ya’ll can’t see my face and see all of my imperfections.

    What I see in CB is a human being who is trying to PROGRESS past his mistakes. What a way to be! Mess up, accept it, and MOVE ON!!!

    Maybe the people judging him should work on their own life before they try to guide someone elses.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @brainfood.com,

    …I meant, mess up, accept it, TRY TO FIX IT and make right with life…AND MOVE ON!

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  33. Selina

    it was great but i cried

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  34. Althea Johnson

    OMG real talent ryt there,, Chris I love you and your voice!!! Sharing the love all the way from Botswana, Africa!!!! UGLY you guys ROCK! <3 <3 <3 <3 #1 AFRICAN FAN LOL

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