Three years ago on the eve of the Grammys, Chris Brown’s career nearly ended after his infamous fight with Rihanna. But this Sunday, the singer will make a triumphant return to the stage.
Brown has been officially announced as a performer at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, where he is nominated in three categories including Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E.
The night before the Grammys in 2009, the R&B star and his then-girlfriend got into an altercation while leaving Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party. They both pulled out of their appearances at the show the next day.
Brown experienced a fallout from the incident, but has managed to bounce back with hit singles and albums. This will mark his first time on the Grammy stage since 2008 and the first time the former couple has attended the same awards show since that fateful night.
Rihanna is also set to hit the stage on music’s biggest night. The pop star, who is nominated for four awards including Album of the Year for Loud, will join Coldplay on their collaboration “Princess of China.”
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 12. Other performers include Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Adele, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and more.