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Bobby Brown

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Bobby Brown (born Robert Barisford Brown on February 5, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an African-American R&B singer.

He began his music career as a member of the R&B group New Edition. The group's hits with Brown included "Cool It Now", "Candy Girl", and "Mr. Telephone Man". Brown left the group for a solo career in 1986, frustrated that lead singer Ralph Tresvant was spotlighted instead of him.

A pioneer of New Jack Swing music, Brown released his second album Don't Be Cruel in 1988. With hits like "Don't Be Cruel", "Every Little Step", "Rock Wit' cha", "My Prerogative" and "Roni", the album made Brown famous. The following year he contributed a song (#2 pop single On Our Own) to the Ghostbusters 2 soundtrack (Brown also had a cameo in the film).

Brown has also dabbled in an acting career. So far, he has been unsuccessful in that venture.

He married Whitney Houston in July 1992. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Brown's drug and alcohol troubles threatened to overshadow his music.

In February 2004 Brown was arrested and jailed in Georgia on a parole violation related to a previous drunk driving conviction.

Discography

  • 1987 King of Stage #88 US, #40 UK (1989 release)
  • 1988 Don't Be Cruel #1 US, #3 UK (1989 release); US Sales: 10 million
  • 1990 Dance!... Ya Know It! #9 US, #26 UK (1989 release); US Sales: 1 million
  • 1992 Bobby #2 US, #11 UK; US Sales: 2 million
  • 1993 Remixes N the Key of B
  • 1997 Forever #61 US
  • 2000 Greatest Hits

Hit singles

  • 1988 "My Prerogative" #1 US, #6 UK
  • 1989 "Don't Be Cruel" #8 US, #13 UK
  • 1989 "Every Little Step" #3 US, #6 UK
  • 1989 "On Our Own (Theme from Ghostbusters II)" #2 US, #4 UK
  • 1989 "Rock Wit' Cha" #7 US, #33 UK
  • 1989 "Roni" #3 US, #21 UK
  • 1990 "The Free Style Mega-Mix" #14 UK
  • 1990 "She Ain't Worth It" (Glenn Medeiros feat. Bobby Brown) #1 US, #12 UK
  • 1992 "Humpin' Around" #3 US, #19 UK
  • 1992 "Good Enough" #7 US
  • 1993 "Get Away" #14 US
  • 1994 "Something in Common" (with Whitney Houston) #16 UK
  • 1994 "Two Can Play That Game" #38 UK
  • 1995 "Two Can Play That Game" (re-release) #3 UK
  • 1995 "Humpin' Around" (remix) #8 UK
  • 1995 "My Prerogative" (remix) #17 UK
  • 1996 "Every Little Step" (remix) #25 UK
  • 1997 "Feelin' Inside" #40 UK
  • 2002 "Thug Lovin'" (Ja Rule featuring Bobby Brown) #15 UK

Filmography


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