LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Chris Brown was praised by a judge for working hard to complete his probation for last year's attack on his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.
The R&B star appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday to update the judge overseeing his assault case.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said no one has worked harder than Brown to complete the terms of his sentence.
"I really want to commend you for taking responsibility and for actually working diligently to complete all the things the court has required of you," Schnegg said according to Reuters.
Schnegged added that the 21-year-old has completed roughly 73 out of 180 days of community service and is almost finished with his required domestic violence counseling.
She is requiring Brown to perform physical labor, but has allowed him to work in his home state of Virginia.
Brown, whose chart-topping hits include "Kiss Kiss" and "Forever," is on five years of probation after pleading guilty to attacking Rihanna during an argument after a pre-Grammy Awards party in February of 2009.