Chris Brown Decoded: The Finances of a Tarnished Brand

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TOURING MONEY 	At the height of his popularity, Brown was selling out arenas across the map and sharing stages with a who’s who of the music industry. In the wake of his guilty plea for assaulting Rihanna, however, things were much different. In preparation for his 2009 comeback album Graffiti, Brown announced his “Fan Appreciation” tour, which would cater to his loyalist in small venues in key markets, but ticket sales were sluggish. Many seats were left empty in the 4,000-seater venues he performed at, illustrating how the scandal had impacted his drawing power. Brown’s stage money was further affected by the fact that his guilty plea led UK officials to deny entry into the country for the European leg of the tour last summer.

TOURING MONEY At the height of his popularity, Brown was selling out arenas across…

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