This week Chris Brown officially opened his Symphonic Love Foundation, which featured a visual, musical, and performing arts festival at the Lafayette Recreation Center in Los Angeles with a performance from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
The foundation creates arts programs for youth while encouraging public service, respect, and kindness. It also provides grants in two areas: Art and Love.
In 2012, Chris gave over $200,000 in grants to organizations including AIDS Project Los Angeles and the Jenesse Center. Take a look at what he had to say in a statement below:
“It definitely has been a labor of love. That what it’s all about for me—art and love. Art influences every aspect of my life completely. It helps me to be myself. Focusing on positivity and love helps you have respect for yourself and others. It’s what I strive for, so I hope this foundation and the website encourages everyone to express themselves creatively and be who they want to be.”
The singer is also working alongside his aunt and mother on an arts and recreation center in his hometown of Tappahannock, Virgina.
Chris is nominated for two American Music Awards this year for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. His fifth studio album Fortune, which was released on July 3rd, has sold a total of 303,600 copies in the United States as of September.