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Chris Brown to host Haiti benefit concert in Va.

Monday, April 19, 2010
Singers Chris Brown, left, and Bow Wow smile as they watch during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic Tuesday May 26, 2009 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
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Singers Chris Brown, left, and Bow Wow smile as they watch during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic Tuesday May 26, 2009 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack) (AP)

Chris Brown will headline and host a benefit concert in Virginia next month.

"Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action" will be held May 15 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Performers will include Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, T-Pain, Mario and Ryan Leslie.

The 20-year-old R&B singer said in a statement Monday he wanted to personally contribute to the Haitian relief effort and support an organization that helps people in his home state. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross and the Central Virginia Foodbank.

Brown was sentenced last year to five years' probation and six months of community labor after pleading guilty to felony assault. He was charged in an attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammys.

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