Bobby Brown, real name Robert Barisford Brown, is a R&B singer, songwriter, and dancer from the United States . Bobby Brown is a winner of a very popular award from the musical field, named Grammy Award.
Bobby Brown was born on Febrauary 5, 1969 in theUnited States. Bobby Brown married R&B singer Whitney Houston in July, 1992. But after the fourteen years of their marriage, Houston filed for a divorce application in October, 2006. And they were finally declared divorced and their marriage finally dissolved on April 24, 2007.
With their marriage, the couple has one daughter, Bobbi Kristina- Bobby Brown, whose custody was given to the mother Whitney Houston.
Eldest son of Bobby Brown, Landon Brown, was seen in participating in a show, Rock the Cradle, forcasted on the MTV channel. Recently, a news released stating that Bobby Brown is expecting his fifth child with his affair with girl friend Alicia Etheridge.
In a very controversial news in October, 2007, it was stated that Bobby Brown suffered a mild heart attack in Los Angeles, California.
Bobby Brown visited two hospitals for the treatment. But soon, Bobby Brown declared that all news regarding his ill-health are foul and Bobby Brown is in good health.
Bobby Brown faced some legal and substance abuse troubles throughout the1990s and early 2000s. The troubles affected his career very much and took him to the jail for striking Houston while shouting epithets. Bobby Brown again went to jail under the violation of driving under drunken state rule in February, 2004, in Georgia.
Bobby Brown started his music career as a youngest member of the R&B boy band, named New Edition. Together, the band produced hits like ‘Candy Girl,’ Cool it Now,’ and ‘Mr.Telephone Man.’ But he was pulled out by the band members because of his on-stage antics. Other members suspected that this ill-behavior of Bobby Brown can ruin their career also. Bobby Brown rejoined the troup in 1996 in their comeback album, Home Again. But his on-stage antics remained same when Bobby Brown extended his solo set that reduced the Bell Biv Devoe’s time in one show. Later on , Bobby Brown admitted his fault and left the band. After some time, in 2005, the band showcased Brown appearance on the stage for a song‘Mr. Telephone man,’ while performing for 25th Anniversary special of BET.
After this, it was announced that Bobby Brown will rejoin the band in the next album to be launched. Bobby Brown was also seen in the concert in Columbia, South Carolina, in the songs that are to be featured in the DVD release of the band’s next album.
Bobby Brown left and rejoined New Edition many times. And during his left out time he concentrated on his career as solo singer. Meantime in 1986, Bobby Brown released his first solo album, King of Stage. The album included song like ‘Girlfriend,’ which has captured numbr one position on the Billboard R&B charts. The songs was also seen on number 57th position in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
King of Stage was the minor hit, but, his second release ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ became a huge rage in the country. The album was released in 1988 and helped Brown very much in gaining super stardom.
The album is declared to be certified as 8 x platinum with around 8,000,000 copies sold inside and outside the country. The album includes superhits like ‘Don’t be Cruel,’’Every LittleStep,’’Rock wit Cha,’ and ‘My Prerogative.’
Bobby Brown did supportive act by singing two songs for the album the Ghostbusters 2. With this, Bobby Brown also made a cameo appearance in the film.
Bobby Brown released one single album ‘The Freestyle Megamix’ that contains a remix track, mixing all his biggest hits till that time. The track was popular in theUK, but, was moderate hit in the US audiences.
In 1992, Bobby Brown third album ‘Bobby’ was released. The album was the chart busters on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with its songs like ‘Humpin Around,’ ‘Good Enough,’ and ‘Get Away.’ The album was certified as 1x platinum with the selling of around 100,000 copies around the globe.
Last album, Forever, by Bobby Brown was released in the year 1998. Bobby Brown had the overall control on the creative side of the album and had written all the songs in it. The album was not very popular in the US as it had managed to reach number 61 position only on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.
Bobby Brown appeared on the lead single ‘Thug Lovin’ in the album ‘The Last Temptation’ by rapper Ja Rule in 2002.
Now days, Bobby Brown is planning to appear on a song ‘One &Only (Tenderoni) in a new album, Voice of the Streets, by Mike Jones.
Other than albums and solo singles, Bobby Brown did some relaity shows on the television . They inlcue:
Gone Country: Bobby Brown participated in the reality show, Gone Country, on the CMT channel, in 2008. Now days he is seen co-starring in other show, named Outsider’s Inn.
In 2008, Bobby Brown toured alongwith Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill in a new group named Heads of State.
Being Bobby Brown is a reality series produced by Bobby Brown in June, 2005. The show presented his personal live including his married life with Whitney Houston and other family affair over the course of six months in thirteen episodes.