Chris Brown
Controversial R&B singer, Chris Brown has completed his domestic violence program by the end of January this year. The counseling program started almost two years ago and is part of the guilty-plea on charges hurled against him for assaulting his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna. Reuters

Chris Brown tweeted his completion of the 52-week domestic violence counseling imposed upon him by the courts. Brown posted a photo of his domestic violence diploma on his Twitter account.

According to entertainment Web site TMZ, Brown received his diploma on the domestic violence course completing another requirement for the assault case filed against him by pop singer Rihanna. However, Brown will remain in probation until 2014.

Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. The one year domestic violence counseling is part of Brown's sentence. Brown is also under a five-year restraining order which requires him to remain 100 yards away from Rihanna, and 10 yards at public events.

Since being sentenced, Brown has repeatedly issued an apology for the incident. He had attributed his actions to growing up in a household rampant in domestic violence. Brown has said he himself was shocked by his actions, because that it was not who he was as a person, nor who he promised to be.

Chris Brown's latest upcoming album F.A.M.E. continues to receive positive reviews among critics. This may kick-off Brown's ascent to his previous stature before the domestic violence case. The lead single for the album, Yeah 3X and its accompanying video remains popular among fans and critics alike, since it made its debut internationally late in October.