Chris Brown is considered the artist of the year by R & B by The Source
The magazine The Source, on their website, chose Chris Brown as the artist of the year in R & B:

Artist of the year in R & B: Chris Brown

Never forget Chris Brown. The powerful R & B in 2012 released his fifth studio album in just seven years. Fortune struck in June a gang of radios, with hits including "Turn Up The Music" and "Do not Wake Me Up." And though these songs have pushed CB more than ever to the dance floor, he continued to dominate R & B. And as for their live performances, there is not much to discuss about it, there's no one that beat! The boy has pace, hits, platinum etc ...