Born In: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Bobby Brown popularized new jack swing, a blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop sounds with raps and melodious verses. The illustrious American singer, dancer and songwriter is accredited for keeping alive the new jack swing pioneered by Ted Riley. Born into a poor family, his love for music and the determination to succeed led him to form a band called New Edition with his friends. The band’s first album, ‘Candy Girl’, made them a teenage sensation. He embarked on his solo singing career after being a part of the band for eight years.His first album did not bring him success. However, his second release ‘Don't Be Cruel’ was a sensational hit that brought him critical and commercial success. The album dominated the Billboard Hot 100, and was one of the best-selling albums of the decade. He bagged in his first Grammy Award for 'Every Little Step,' the number one hit from the album and also earned a 'Soul Train Music Award,' a 'People's Choice Award,' and two 'American Music Awards.' His other album, 'Bobby' was well-received but could not match the success of its predecessor. His fourth solo album ‘Forever’ was not successful. Despite his talent, the singer made headlines for all the wrong reasons. His alcoholism and cocaine addiction affected his life and career. His marriage to pop star Whitney Houston was tumultuous and their divorce became the talk of the town.
Also Known As: Robert Barisford Brown
father: Pop Brown
mother: Carole Brown
siblings: Tommy Brown
children: Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, Cassius Brown, Landon Brown, LaPrincia Brown, Robert (Bobby) Brown Jr.
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Massachusetts
Bobby Brown was born on February 5, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. He was the seventh of eight children born to Herbert Brown, a construction worker and Carole, a schoolteacher. Brown and his siblings grew up in Roxbury's Orchard Park Projects in Massachusetts.
He idolized singer James Brown, and dreamt of being a singer like him since he was three years old. He joined the church choir, where his talent was noticed.
He re-surfaced in 2002, for a duet with rapper Ja Rule on ‘Thug Lovin'‘. The decade saw him sing in Damian Marley's song ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Real Love’ with singer Macy Gray.
In 2005, he directed the reality series, ‘Being Bobby’, for Bravo TV. His wife, Whitney Houston featured in the series, but following their divorce, the series folded after one season.
New Edition members reunited to perform Jackson 5 hits as a tribute to the late Michael Jackson at the 2009 BET Awards. They formally reunited the next year and continue to perform together.
Bobby Brown began dating Alicia Etheridge after his separation from Houston. He married Alicia in 2012. Together, they have children named Bodhi, Hendrix and Cassius.
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