Singer makes first record since Rihanna altercation
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown has announced the release of his first CD since his February altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna.“Graffiti,” the singer’s third album, will be released on Dec. 15, he said via Twitter. The CD’s first single, “I Can Transform Ya,” features Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz. The 20-year-old will also kick off his “Fan Appreciation” tour in Houston on Nov. 14. Brown was sentenced in August to five years’ probation, six months of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling after he pleaded guilty to felony assault in the attack on Rihanna. He’s due to perform Tuesday in New Jersey at his first concert since the attack.