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Encyclopedia > Al B. Sure!
Al B. Sure!, as pictured on his Very Best Of album.
Al B. Sure!, as pictured on his Very Best Of album.

Al B. Sure (born Albert Brown on June 4, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York and during the late 1980s, Al B. Sure! enjoyed a brief run as one of New jack swing's most popular romantic singers and producers. Image File history File links Albsure. ... Image File history File links Albsure. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... Motto: The city of homes Coordinates: Counties Westchester County Mayor Ernest D. Davis (Dem) Area    - City 4. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... New jack swing is a hybrid style of rhythm and blues (R&B) combined with hip hop, popular from the late 1980s to early/mid-1990s. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ...

Music career

Al's debut album "In Effect Mode" sold more than two million copies launching the double platinum-plus LP to the top of the Billboard charts at the #1 position (R&B) for seven straight weeks. It included his memorable "Nite and Day" single. In 1987, Quincy Jones selected Al as the first winner of the "Sony Innovators" Talent Search in a blindfold contest. Subsequently, Al would go on to work with Quincy on several projects; most notable, the platinum single "Secret Garden" from the album "Back on the Block", a double platinum CD. Accompanying Al on this quartet were Barry White, El DeBarge, and James Ingram. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quincy Jones on the cover of Back on the Block (1989). ... Barry Eugene White (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) was an American record producer and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. ... Eldra Patrick El DeBarge (born June 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American R&B and soul falsetto singer, the focal point and lead singer of the DeBarge family group throughout the early 1980s. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ...


Al B Sure! received numerous Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations as well as an AMA for "Best New R&B Artist", several Soul Train Award nominations and STA for Best New Artist, several New York Music Awards, more than thirty ASCAP Awards for writing and composition performance. In addition, Al's "900" phone line was third in generating revenue following boy band New Kids on the Block and Russell Simmons unprecedented discovery and rap music's hip-hop legends, Run-DMC. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ... New Kids On The Block (later NKOTB) was a successful boy band of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, NY), is an African American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and founder of another label, Russell Simmons Music Group. ... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ...


In 2000, ABS Entertainment's launched the television development division of "ABS" by co-executive producing the HBO Comedy Special with Jamie Foxx filmed at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California. Al participated in the "Bless The Children Foundation" celebrity auction along with NFL stars Charles Woodson and Anthony Dorsett. Al was presented with the key to the city of Oakland from Mayor Laurence E. Reid's for his participation through "ABS Ken-Struk-Shen" in refurbishing the magnificent and historical city of Oakland, making October 19th "Al B Sure! day" in Oakland, California. Currently Al has teamed up with ABCRN radio mogul and executive vice president, Darryl Brown in addition to his "Power House", syndication team of experienced radio executives; Edward Pearson, Hector Hannabal & Vern Catron, launched a new, nighttime, celebrity intense, romantic radio show, titled "The Secret Garden" hosted by Al B. Sure! Al's vision for "The Secret Garden Xperience" is a journey into the souls of the listener, supplying non-stop, blazing hot, romantic, current and classic music, taking the captive audience wherever they desire to travel, as well as introduce them to the "Inside" of the their favorite celebrity through intriguing yet stimulating conversation (reminiscent of NYC's legendary radio personalities, Vaughn Harper and Frankie Crocker). Weekly visits from celebrity guests and intriguing personalities from every genre of the music, sports, television and the film industries. This article is about the year 2000. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas), is an American Oscar-winning actor, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling R&B singer, pianist, and comedian. ... Paramount Theater or Paramount Theatre may refer to: Paramount Theater in Oakland, California Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas Paramount Theatre in Anderson, Indiana Paramount Theater in New York City Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. ... Anthony Dorsett (born September 14, 1973 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) is a former American football free safety who played eight seasons for the Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders from 1996 to 2003 in the National Football League. ...


As a writer & producer, Al has generated some of today's most inspired and innovative music, including his music industry introduction of the multi-platinum group Jodeci, and teen R&B sensation Tevin Campbell (one of Quincy Jones' former protêgès). Al's introduction of Jodeci and production on their multi-platinum debut launched Al B. Sure! as one of the premier and decorative producer/songwriters in the history of the music business. Al was also credited with introducing many R&B artists such as Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case, and Usher Raymond to the music scene. Jodeci was an American musical group, active from 1990 to 1996, whose repertoire included R&B, soul music, and new jack swing. ... Image:TevinCampbell. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter & producer who has sold 11 Million CDs worldwide [citation needed]. Within the past 10 years of Faiths musical career, she has worked with numerous successful artists such as Mary J... // Dave Hollister, cousin of music act K-Ci and JoJo, started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. ... Case (born Case Woodard) is an African-American R&B singer, born and raised in New York City. ... Usher (born Usher Jamie Raymond, IV on October 14, 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States) is an African-American singer and actor. ...


Personal

Al B Sure has a son, Albert Brown IV, a son Quincy with Kim Porter and a son by a woman, thought to be named Tanya in Atlanta. Kim Porter is the wife of Sean Combs, most prominently known as Diddy. ...


Movie and television credits

Al co-starred with Martin Lawrence in a pilot entitled Private Times, directed by George Jackson, Doug McHenry and Stan Lathan. The cast included ER's Michael Michele and The Five Heartbeats Michael Wright. Al's various talk show appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Arsenio Hall, Rolanda, Phil Donahue, NBC's Live at 5, and Good Morning Los Angeles. Al's television and acting performances include Showtime at the Apollo, BET, Soul Train & Soul Train Awards, The Grammy's, The American Music Awards, "Will Smith's" Fresh Prince of Bel Air, "Quincy Jones'" Back on the Block movie/documentary & ABC's Magic Johnson Special from Hawaii. Al also assisted MTV Networks in launching its first R&B dedicated show on the Network by hosting "MTV Jams". Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965 in Germany) is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. ... George Jackson (January 6, 1958—February 10, 2000) is film director and producer. ... Doug McHenry is a film director and producer. ... Stan Lathan is an African-American television director, notably of The Steve Harvey Show for the WB and HBOs Def Comedy Jam. ... ER is a long-running American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... Michael is the eldest of two daughters. ... The Five Heartbeats is a 1991 film produced and directed by Robert Townsend, who also stars in the film with Leon, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Michael Wright, Harold Nicholas of The Nicholas Brothers, and Diahann Carroll. ... Michael Wright (b. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947 Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American television personality, late night talk show host, comedian, television producer, Indy Racing League car owner and philanthropist. ... Jay Leno (born James Douglas Muir-Leno April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcasted on the ABC television network. ... Arsenio Hall Arsenio Hall (born on February 12, 1955 in Alexander City, Alabama, USA) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. ... Phil Donahue Phillip John Donahue (b. ... Its Showtime at the Apollo (now simply Showtime at the Apollo) is a syndicated music television show, first broadcast in 1987, and produced by Apollo. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ... Spoiler warning: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a television sitcom which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996. ...


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One Hit Wonder Central - Forum - Al B Sure (597 words)
For Al B Sure, I guess his singing days of the NE Heartbreak Tour are long gone.
AL B is doing really well and has got a lot on his plate for the future and his fans.
AL B is one of the most humble and kind souls out there.
Al B. Sure!: Information from Answers.com (1104 words)
Al B. Sure (born Albert Brown on June 4,1969 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American singer, songwriter, and producer.
Al's debut album "In Effect Mode" sold more than two million copies launching the double platinum-plus LP to the top of the Billboard charts at the #1 position (RandB) for seven straight weeks.
Al B Sure has a son, Albert Brown IV, a son Quincy with Kim Porter and a son by a woman, thought to be named Tanya in Atlanta.
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