Chris Brown promises to be ‘back soon’ in Jamaica - Artiste delivers stellar performance at National Stadium
Following Chris Brown's electrifying return to the Jamaican stage in the early hours of Monday morning after 13 years, the artiste has vowed not to stay away from the island for that long again.
The Jamaica leg of the Under the Influence tour, dubbed Chris Brown and Friends, saw the return of the 'King of R&B' following his last local performance at Reggae Sumfest 2010.
Joking about this extended hiatus at the end of his performance, he said, "It won't be another 10 years when y'all see me, I'm a come back real soon."
Though slated to grace the stage at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Brown did not make his aerodynamic entrance until after midnight. Performing songs from his near 20-year-long career, the artiste, who fans call 'Breezy', was accompanied by 14 dancers, two of whom he said are Jamaicans.
Alongside his aerial entrance, Brown's set also included pyrotechnics, a stage-riser and three large moving platforms which donned screens displaying both visuals to accompany each song as well as a year time stamp, showing the era of his career that the entertainer would be pulling songs from.
For the night, his repertoire included hits like Under the Influence, No Air, New Flame, Don't Judge Me, Indigo, Deuces, Wet and a host of other songs including his collaborations with Drake, Burna Boy and Ciara. Recognising the length of his discography, Brown joked, "Man I got a lot a songs."
After closing the show with Go Crazy, his 2021 collaboration with American rapper Young Thug, Brown showered the audience with his gratitude.
"Everybody be positive, love one another and just have fun. I appreciate y'all for coming out here and watching us, y'all make some noise for these wonderful dancers. Big up to all the other artistes that blessed this stage tonight. We made this happen, I thank you so much. I'll be back, I love you," he said before throwing the peace sign in the air and taking a bow with his dancers.