The R&B star completes the line-up for the after-race concerts…

Formula 1 fever is set to take over the capital later this month with the return of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. And as well as all the on-grid action, there’s the small case of the after-race concerts that take place each night at Etihad Park from November 23 to 26.

And the final artist headlining on Friday, November 24, has now officially been revealed as none other than R&B star, Chris Brown.

Yesterday, the clue shared on the official Yasalam Instagram made us say Yeah x3 to the possibility that the American singer was set to be announced as the last headliner.

Why? First up, the message in the post starts with ‘Ayo,’ which we think alludes to the star’s 2015 release with rapper Tyga. Later in the messages, the recipient replies ‘Can’t wait to be With You,’ which we see as a nod to Chris Brown’s 2007 release, With You.

Chris Brown has already been confirmed as a headliner for MDLBeast Soundstorm 2023, the annual music festival in Riyadh, on December 15. So, it would make sense that he would do a couple of performances in the region around the same time.

Brown became the first RnB act in 2020 to score 100 entries on the US Billboard charts, and has achieved 50 top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and 16 top 10 entries. He also won the award for Favourite Male RnB Artist at the 2022 AMAs and Best RnB/Soul Male Artiste at the Soul Train Awards 2022. Brown’s 10th album, “Breezy”, was nominated for Best RnB Album at the Grammy Awards 2023.

Chris Brown completes a line-up of after-race concert acts that already includes popstar Ava Max and Dutch DJ Tiesto on Thursday November 23, country pop royalty Shania Twain on Saturday November 25, and rockers the Foo Fighters on Sunday November 26.

As always, concert access is included exclusively for F1 ticket holders, with golden circle upgrades available for those wishing to be right at the front of the concert action.

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