During a regularly scheduled progress report hearing stemming from his conviction of felony assault, singer Chris Brown received a glowing commendation from the judge, the Associated Press reports. The singer was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community labor last year after being found guilty of assaulting then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg announced during Thursday's hearing that the R&B singer is close to completing his required domestic violence counseling and has completed almost 73 of 180 days of community service.

"Out of thousands of probationers, no one has done a better or more consistent job than you have, and I really want to commend you for taking responsibility and for actually working diligently to complete all the things the court has required of you," Judge Schnegg told Brown.