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Encyclopedia > Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown
Birth name Robert Barisford Brown
Born February 5, 1969 (1969-02-05) (age 38)
Origin Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Genre(s) R&B
New jack swing
Hip hop
Dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Dancer
Years active 1978–Present
Label(s) MCA (1984-2006)
The Inc (2007-Present)
Associated
acts
New Edition
Whitney Houston

Robert Barisford Brown (born February 5, 1969), better known as Bobby Brown, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and dancer. He began his solo career in 1986 and had a string of Top 10 Billboard hits, culminating in a Grammy Award. He was a pioneer of New Jack Swing music, a fusion of hip hop and R&B. His second album Don't Be Cruel in 1988 included popular songs such as "My Prerogative". Brown is the ex-husband of R&B singer Whitney Houston and the star of the reality show, Being Bobby Brown. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts USA. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and became a city in 1846 until it was annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... The Inc. ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... The name Bobby Brown can refer to: Bobby Brown (born 1969), American R&B singer Bobby Brown (baseball) (born 1924), American Major League Baseball player and American League president Bobby Brown (football), Scottish football player and manager Bobby Brown (Goes Down), a famous song from the Frank Zappa album Sheik... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... My Prerogative is a 1988 single by R&B singer Bobby Brown (see 1988 in music). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Being Bobby Brown is a reality series that depicts the lives of singers Bobby Brown and mega-star wife Whitney Houston, and their family. ...

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Music career

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New Edition

Bobby Brown began his music career as a member of the R&B boy band New Edition. The group's hits with Brown included "Candy Girl", "Cool It Now", and "Mr. Telephone Man". Brown was voted out of New Edition in 1986 when the other four members felt their careers would be jeopardized by Bobby's lewd on-stage antics. Throughout the All for Love tour, he feuded with Ralph Tresvant and cut in on Tresvant's lead vocals. In 1996, Brown rejoined for New Edition's comeback album Home Again. In the middle of the tour, he made further on-stage antics. He extended his solo set and cut into Bell Biv Devoe's time. During an interview, he admitted that he was intoxicated during the tour. He once again left New Edition and continued to get in trouble with the law. A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... All For Love is a Korean Series dubbed in Tagalog, shown in the Philippines on GMA, the Kapuso Netwrok. ... Ralph Tresvant, aka Rizz (born Ralph Edward Tresvant Jr. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Home Again is the seventh studio album by American R&B/Pop group New Edition, released by MCA Records in 1996. ...


In the fall of 2005, New Edition performed at BET's 25th Anniversary Special. The group performed a medley of their greatest hits, and even brought Bobby Brown onstage for a rendition of "Mr. Telephone Man". It was later announced on BET and Inside Hollywood that Bobby had rejoined the group and would be on the next group album. By January 2006, New Edition announced that the group would launch a new album and tour in 2008, Bobby also made an appearance at a concert in Columbia, South Carolina that New Edition had filmed for a future DVD release. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Columbia (disambiguation). ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ...


Solo career

George Smith was Bobby Brown's manager when Bobby left New Edition and was working on the "Don't Be Cruel" album. George Smith was responsible for spearheading Bobby's solo career with the "Don't Be Cruel" album which sold over twelve million copies. George Smith used his business acumen including independent retail, radio and marketing to help facilitate Bobby Brown's image, development and album sales. George Smith financed, mentored, implemented and orchestrated Bobby's success before and during his first album. George Smith was instrumental in developing the careers of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid. Bobby Brown lived with George Smith for a while at Mr. Smith's estate in Danville, California.


A pioneer of New Jack Swing music, Brown released his second album Don't Be Cruel in 1988. With hits like the title cut, "Every Little Step," "Rock Wit' Cha," "My Prerogative" (a song that was subsequently covered by Britney Spears in 2004), and "Roni," the album made Brown famous. The following year he contributed 2 songs (the #2 pop single "On Our Own") to the Ghostbusters 2 soundtrack (Brown also had a cameo in the film). Brown has subsequently also dabbled in an acting career. New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... My Prerogative is a 1988 single by R&B singer Bobby Brown (see 1988 in music). ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ghostbusters II is the 1989 sequel of Ghostbusters (1984); the sci-fi comedy films are about three parapsychologists. ...


Personal life

Brown married Whitney Houston in July 1992. Together they have one daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, born on March 4, 1993. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Brown's legal and substance abuse troubles threatened to overshadow his music. In late 2003, Brown was arrested for misdemeanor battery, allegedly for striking Houston while shouting epithets. [1]. In February 2004, Brown was arrested and jailed in Georgia on a parole violation related to a previous drunk driving conviction. Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Under the influence. ...


On October 9, 2007, he suffered a mild heart attack in Los Angeles, California[2]. Brown complained of severe chest pains the night before and was taken to two different hospitals. Brown later announced it was not true and that he was in good health.On September 13, 2006, Houston's publicist announced that after 14 years, the singer filed for a legal separation from Brown. One month later, Houston officially filed for a divorce from Brown.[3] It was ruled by a judge on April 4, 2007 that their marriage would be definitively dissolved on April 24, 2007 and that Whitney would receive custody of their 14-year-old daughter.[4] is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Legal separation is a possible step towards divorce under United States law. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Being Bobby Brown

On June 30, 2005, Brown launched his own reality series, Being Bobby Brown, on the Bravo television network. Running for thirteen episodes, the reality show focused on the personal lives of the singer and wife Whitney Houston and their accompanying family over the course of six months, as they ostensibly work to improve and repair their lives. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Being Bobby Brown is a reality series that depicts the lives of singers Bobby Brown and mega-star wife Whitney Houston, and their family. ... This article is about the U.S. cable network. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1481058/12112003/brown_bobby.jhtml
  2. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071010/ap_en_ce/people_bobby_brown
  3. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061018/ap_en_mu/whitney_houston_divorce_10
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6529135.stm

External links

  • Being Bobby Brown Official Website
  • Bobby Brown at the Internet Movie Database
  • Whitney's Comeback by Urban Celebrity News
  • Bobby Brown Discography with Covers, Lyrics, Charts
New Edition
Ricky Bell | Michael Bivins | Bobby Brown | Ronnie DeVoe | Johnny Gill | Ralph Tresvant
Production Crew
Producer: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Maurice Starr
Discography
Albums: Candy Girl | New Edition | All for Love | Christmas All Over the World | Under the Blue Moon | Heart Break | Home Again | One Love
Singles: 1983: Candy Girl, Is This The End | 1984: Popcorn Love/Jealous Girl, Cool It Now | 1985: Mr. Telephone Man, Lost In Love, My Secret (Didja Get It Yet?), Kind of Girls We Like, Count Me Out | 1986: A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes), With You All the Way, Once in a Lifetime Groove, Earth Angel | 1987: Helplessly In Love, Tears on My Pillow | 1988: If It Isn't Love, You're Not My Kind of Girl | 1989: Can You Stand the Rain, Crucial, Boys to Men, N.E. Heartbreak | 1996: Hit Me Off, I'm Still In Love With You | 1997: You Don't Have to Worry, One More Day | 2004: Hot 2Nite
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Related articles: Bell Biv DeVoe, LSG
Categories: New Edition songs
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