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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Chris Brown has received an "extremely favorable" report from probation officials overseeing his felony assault case.

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Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday afternoon to offer a judge his first progress report since being sentenced for beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year.

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The R&B singer is serving five years of probation and must attend domestic violence counseling and perform six months of community labor in Virginia, which he has already begun.

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Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, says Brown has already done 100 hours of community service in Richmond, Va.

Both Brown and Rihanna are trying to put the beating behind them by focusing on their careers. Rihanna has a popular new single titled "Russian Roulette." Brown is due to release his third album on Dec. 8.