Chris Brown: At the start of 2010, things weren’t exactly looking bright for Chris Brown. Sure, he had just completed a sold-out tour, but for the first time in his career, he had to deal with an under-performing album. And his name was still pretty much synonymous with “dirt” in the public eye. With minimal support at radio, and, presumably, at his record label, Breezy took his career into his own hands. He strengthened his bond with his fans by releasing free music just for them in the form of the mixtapes, In My Zone and Fan of a Fan. And then the performance everyone had been waiting to see happened. Breezy paid tribute to Michael Jackson at the BET Awards with an emotional and simply amazing performance. That singular moment made many put aside their feelings about his mistakes and take notice once again to his extraordinary talent. A No. 1 R&B song, No. 1 movie, top 20 pop song, another hot mixtape, and three Grammy nominations later, Chris Brown is ready to make 2011 his best year in a long time.