He’s a singer, songwriter, actor, rapper, dancer, recording artist and winner of many prestigious awards and accolades. He’s a mega, mega-star. He’s the Grammy® Award winning Chris Brown and he’s taking his Carpe Diem world tour to South Africa this monyh. Presented by local promoter, Canoc Productions in association with Channel O, this multi platinum artist will perform at the Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg on Saturday, 15 December 2012, thereafter at the Outer Fields, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on Monday, 17 December 2012 and ending the SA leg of the Carpe Diem tour with two concerts at the Grand West Arena, Cape Town on Wednesday, 19 December and Thursday, 20 December 2012.
“The wait for South African fans is over!” exclaims Pleasure Letsoalo of Canoc Productions, who previously also brought Trey Songz, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross to the country. “December is the time of year when Canoc Productions has produced two consecutively mind blowing, sensational urban concerts and we proud to be delivering yet another highly-anticipated urban tour to our shores this December. Chris Brown is a BIG DEAL so we urge all concert-goers to get their tickets ahead of time to avoid disappointment.” says Letsoalo.Loosely translated, “Carpe Diem” means ‘seize the day” and fans across the globe have been actively speculating for days online after Chris Brown posted an image featuring the words Carpe Diem and tour. From Belgium to Ireland and from Germany to the Netherlands, fans are a buzz about the news of Chris Brown’s world tour that began on 17 November in Norway and continue to 12 major European cities including Stockholm, Stuttgart, Basel and Paris before touching down on African soil.
“Being the leading music brand in Africa and Chris Brown’s undeniable star appeal, which pulls in major audiences across borders, it only made sense for Channel O to get involved with his Carpe Diem tour. We look forward to hosting Chris Brown and giving fans a chance to watch him perform live in South Africa,” says Nkateko Mabaso, Channel O’s Head of Marketing & Publicity
In 2005, show business natural 16-year old Chris Brown emerged from small town Tappahannock, Virginia. His career rose swiftly, as his promising skills drew comparisons to his idols Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.His self-titled debut album, which was certified double platinum sold over 3 million copies, making Chris Brown the newest American R&B sensation. He earned two Grammy nominations in addition to a nationally televised performance on Awards night in 2007 with Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson joining them for a medley of their respective hits.
As his career catapulted so too did his ist of awards and accomplishments including three 2006 Billboard Awards, a Soul Train Award, two BET Awards, 2007 and 2008 Teen Choice trophies, three 2008 American Music Awards, four 2008 BET Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, a 2008 NAACP Award for Outstanding Male Artist, a 2008 World Music Award for World’s Best Male R&B Artist, two Grammy nominations including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Take You Down” and two People’s Choice Awards.In his short but highly successful music career, this 23-year old singer-songwriter has collaborated with some of the biggest names in R&B, pop and hip hop including Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes, David Guetta and Big Sean.Chris Brown’s number one hits include the platinum-plus status “With You,” “Forever,” and “Kiss Kiss” (featuring and produced by T-Pain). Last year he released ”F.A.M.E” with hit songs like “Next To You” (featuring Justin Bieber and ”Yeah3x”). The album was awarded a Grammy for ”Best R&B album” and won the ”Album of the Year” prize at the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards. F.A.M.E also went all the way to the No. 1 spot on the prestigious US Billboard 200 list. In July this year, Brown released his fifth album entitled Fortune. Featuring the gigantic hit song ”Don’t wake me up”; the album has been topping the US lists.
True to form, Chris Brown is back on the stage, touring the world in 2012 on his “Carpe Diem Tour”. Brown’s abilities extend beyond the concert arena and recording booth. He’s an experienced actor who made his big screen debut in Stomp The Yard in 2007 as well as a major role in the holiday feature film This Christmas and the 2010 movie, Takers.Carpe Diem. Seize the day. For more information visit www.chrisbrownsatour.co.za or follow Chris Brown on Twitter @CBSATOUR.