On Friday, Dec. 18, R&B superstar Chris Brown surprised the crowd with a special appearance from the one and only baby Royalty.
Earlier this month, Brown announced that he would perform three shows leading up to the Dec. 18 LP release of his seventh album, Royalty, after his daughter, of course. And he definitely didn’t disappoint. After preforming a few tracks from the new album, the “Fine by Me” singer disappeared backstage only for a moment to reappear with his leading lady, Royalty.
“L.A., I love you all so much. Thank you all for coming out. Get my new album in stores,” he told fans while holding baby Royalty in his arms. “Say bye. You don’t want to say anything? All right, she cool.”
Before heading off stage, the 1-year-old dressed in a blue-striped hoody and matching pants received a round of applause from fans just before sharing a loving goodbye kiss with her dad.
The Royalty Live concert series began on Dec. 13 at the Chicago Aragon Ballroom and continued on Dec. 16 at The Masonic in San Francisco before concluding at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Dec. 18.
Using the hashtags #RoyaltyTheAlbum and #Royalty, fans expressed their excitement via Twitter as soon as the news of Brown’s new album release dropped.
According to an article on Billboard, Chris Brown said he would donate $1 from every ticket and album purchase to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and Best Buddies. Brown also posted a photo on Instagram announcing the donation.
Within the past few months, Chris Brown has made it clear that his daughter and making music are the two most important things in his life right now.
“My main focus now is just my music, but my daughter first,” he told Real 92.3’s Big Boy. “When it comes to me being able to perform and do this, it’s cool. But for right now, I’m doing it all for her.”
In fact, last summer was Brown’s very first Father’s Day, in which he gushed about his baby girl via Instagram.
“Happy Father’s Day to the real fathers. She changed my life. #GLAD2BEHERDAD,” Chris wrote on Instagram. In the same day, Brown posted yet another photo of the two cuddled up together with the caption “#GLAD2BEHERDAD.”
Chris Brown’s album Royalty is now available in stores and streaming on Spotify.
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