He played more than 30 concerts in cities across the country.
While he enjoyed playing live, it was not without its hazards.
That May, Brown returned to court in California and admitted to violating his probation for the 2009 assault on Rihanna.
The judge gave Brown a year in jail, but he ended up being released in early June.
While he did not win, he showed the audience at the Grammy Awards just how talented he was by holding his own while performing with two R&B legends, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson.
Brown went on to receive a number of other awards, including an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist.
"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired," Brown said in a statement shortly after the incident.
He had received credit for his time in rehab and for days previously spent in prison.
The singer was delighted to receive his freedom, tweeting "thank you GOD" and "Humbled and Blessed." Brown's past legal woes looked like they would impact his career in 2015.
While many of the songs have a hip-hop influence, Brown's voice has a classic R&B sound.
And just like many other teenagers, dating and girls figure prominently in his songs.