While he apologized for the February 2009 incident and paid for the domestic violence crime with a plea deal that landed him five years of probation and community labor, the "Run It!" singer hasn't stopped trying to make music.
Now 21 and on the comeback trail with a No. 1 hit, Brown has unveiled the cover art for his next release, F.A.M.E. Take a gander.
Brown performed the record's first two singles, "Yeah 3x" and "No BS," on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he's slated to kick off a world tour in Australia in April.
F.A.M.E., which the crooner tweeted may also be part of a double album, with the second disc titled Fortune, officially hits stores March 22.