Bobby Brown Biography
Bobby Brown (Robert Barisford Brown) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, dancer, and actor. He began his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his exit from the group in 1985.
Starting a solo career, in 1988 he enjoyed success with his second album, Don’t Be Cruel. The album spawned a number of hit singles including the self-penned “My Prerogative”, and the Grammy Award-winning “Every Little Step”. Bobby had a string of top ten hits on various Billboard charts between 1986 and 1993.
Bobby best known as a pioneer of the new jack swing, a fusion of hip-hop and R&B. His other hits include, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Roni”, “Rock Witcha”, “On Our Own”, “Humpin’ Around”, “She Ain’t Worth It” and “Something in Common”.
He also starred in films such as A Thin Line Between Love and Hate and Two Can Play That Game. From 1996 to 1997 he returned to New Edition for a reunion album and tour, and in 2005 he returned with all six members for another stint.
Bobby Brown Age
Bobby was born on February 5, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is 52 years old.
Bobby Brown Family
Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Carole Elizabeth (born Williams), a substitute teacher, and Herbert James Brown, a construction worker. She has seven siblings. He grew up in Roxbury’s Orchard Park Projects.
His first taste of being onstage occurred when he was three and one of his childhood idols, James Brown, performed in Boston. This performance sparked Bobby’s dream of becoming a singer. Bobby joined the church choir, where he recognized and developed his singing abilities.
Bobby Brown As A Kid
As a child, Bobby was diagnosed with ADD and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his early thirties. He said that his drug of choice was marijuana and that he had developed alcoholism at an early age. Prior to his marriage to Houston, Brown started using cocaine
Bobby was arrested for misdemeanor battery in late 2003, allegedly for striking Houston while shouting epithets. Bobby was arrested and jailed in Georgia on a parole violation related to a previous drunk driving conviction in February 2004.
Bobby was sentenced to 90 days in prison for missing three months of child-support payments in June 2004. The sentence was immediately suspended after Brown made back payments totaling about $15,000. Bobby spent about six days in prison
Bobby was arrested for DUIs between 2012 and 2013 and underwent treatment in rehab for alcohol abuse.
Bobby Brown And Wife
Bobby married singer Whitney Houston in 1992, with whom he had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The two starred in the 2005 reality show Being Bobby Brown. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2007.
Bobby Brown Children
Brown has fathered seven children. His eldest, Landon, was born circa 1986 to Melika Williams. With girlfriend Kim Ward, whom he met circa 1980, he had daughter La’Princia (born 1989) and son Bobby Jr. (born c. 1992). Brown and Ward’s on-and-off 11-year relationship ended in 1991 after two-months-pregnant Ward found out Brown was engaged.
With Whitney Houston, he had a daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. On May 31, 2009, Brown had a son Cassius with his partner of two years, manager Alicia Etheredge. With Etheredge, he added two daughters to their family. Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown on July 9, 2015; and Hendrix Estelle Sheba Brown on July 21, 2016.
Bobby Brown Songs
- Don’t Be Cruel
- Every Little Step
- Get Away
- Good Enough
- Humpin’ Around
- My Prerogative
- On Our Own (song)
- Rock Wit’cha
- Roni (song)
- She Ain’t Worth It
- Something in Common
- Stone Cold Gentleman
- That’s the Way Love Is
- Two Can Play That Game (song)
- Word to the Mutha!
Bobby Brown Jr
Bobby Brown Jr is the son of Bobby Brown with girlfriend Kim Ward, whom he met circa 1980 La’Princia (born 1989). He is also Bobbi Kristina’s older brother. They have different mothers; Bobbi Kristina was Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s only child together.
Bobby Jr posted a series of messages to Twitter, lamenting over her half-sister’s death and berating the new followers he’s gotten on the social media site since.
“People really don’t give a f— about you unless your relevant, and they don’t love you till your famous or gone. I don’t want these follows,” he wrote. “This is real life for me, this is my life, my sister. Not a f—ing trending topic.”
Bobby Brown And Ja Rule
“Thug Lovin'” is a song by rapper Ja Rule featuring singer Bobby Brown, released in late 2002 as the first single from the album The Last Temptation. The song was produced by Irv Gotti. Bobby Brown’s sung portion is an interpolation of part of the chorus of the Stevie Wonder song “Knocks Me Off My Feet”
Bobby Brown Book
- Every Little Step: My Story
In Every Little Step, Bobby will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston.
Bobby Brown Don’t Be Cruel
Don’t Be Cruel is the second studio album, Bobby. It was released on June 20, 1988, in the United States by MCA Records.
It was far more successful than Brown’s debut. It peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and spawning five top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles, including Brown’s only number one, “My Prerogative”. The album spent a total of six weeks on top of the Billboard 200 and was the best-selling album of 1989 in the United States. It also reached the top five in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Bobby Brown Net Worth
Bobby earns quite a bit of money, which is estimated to be around 400,000 dollars each year. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million.