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Bobby Brown

One of the brightest R&B stars of the late '80s and early '90s, Bobby Brown was the performer who popularized new jack swing, a blend of classic soul, synth-funk, and hip-hop rhythms that often featured rap breaks in between the conventionally melodic verses and choruses. Guy's Teddy Riley may have been new jack's greatest innovator, but Brown was its greatest hitmaker, crossing over to pop audiences with his blockbuster Don't Be Cruel album and thus making new jack swing the dominant trend in R&B through the early '90s (which, in turn, helped kick-start the solo careers of his former bandmates in New Edition). As R&B tastes changed, Brown became better known for his private life than his music; a sometimes rocky marriage to Whitney Houston and a series of run-ins with the law kept him in the tabloid headlines for most of the '90s and 2000s, even though he wasn't actually recording much music.

Brown was born February 5, 1969, in Boston, and began singing with Roxbury schoolmates Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell in 1978. The group developed into New Edition and, after a few talent show wins, was discovered by producer Maurice Starr. Starr signed the group to his label and co-authored its debut hit, "Candy Girl," which helped get New Edition a deal with MCA. After a few years of teen stardom, Brown longed to move on to an adult solo career, and left New Edition in 1986. He released his debut solo album, King of Stage, in 1987, and while it didn't make a name for Brown as a pop star, it did spawn a major R&B hit in the ballad "Girlfriend." Overall, though King of Stage gave little indication that Brown was about to become a breakout star on the cutting edge of modern R&B.

For his follow-up, Brown sought a more distinctive musical identity in the budding new jack swing movement. He enlisted the emerging production/songwriting team of L.A. Reid and Babyface to handle the majority of the record, with new jack pioneer Teddy Riley coming onboard in a limited capacity as well. The result, Don't Be Cruel, was a state-of-the-art, star-making affair. Released in the summer of 1988, the record produced Brown's first pop Top Ten hit in the title track, but really started to take off when the driving statement of purpose "My Prerogative" went all the way to number one toward the end of the year (and managed to work the word "prerogative" into a catchy hook). From there, Don't Be Cruel just kept spinning off hits: the ballad "Roni," the dance tune "Every Little Step" (which showed off Brown's rapping skills), and another ballad, "Rock Wit'cha," all hit the Top Ten in 1989, with the former two both making it all the way to number three. Don't Be Cruel topped the album charts and sold a whopping seven million copies, making Brown a superstar. In 1990, he was tapped to provide the theme song for Ghostbusters II and responded with the number two smash "On Our Own," another rap/R&B mixture; he also contributed a rap to friend Glenn Medeiros' number one pop hit "She Ain't Worth It." Brown was so popular at this point that even his 1990 remix album Dance!...Ya Know It! went platinum.

And then, somehow, the momentum began to slow. Countless other artists expanded on the new jack swing blueprint, with many of Brown's former New Edition colleagues at the forefront: Bell Biv Devoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant. Moreover, Don't Be Cruel made L.A. Reid and Babyface into hot commodities, and their sound was all over the airwaves. Just before his new album, Bobby, was released in the summer of 1992, Brown married superstar diva Whitney Houston, who sang the duet "Something in Common" on the new record. Bobby's lead single, "Humpin' Around," was a smash on both the pop and R&B charts, reaching the Top Five on the former. However, Bobby didn't sustain the momentum of Don't Be Cruel; perhaps it didn't stand out from the pack the way Don't Be Cruel had in 1988. Whatever the reason, sales of Bobby topped out at around two million copies, despite several more R&B hits in "Good Enough," "Get Away," and "That's the Way Love Is." In 1993, Georgia police arrested Brown for an overly suggestive stage performance, an incident that would prove to be the first of many legal difficulties for Brown -- which were compounded by substance abuse issues -- over the next several years.

After a number of incidents that included a club brawl, a battery charge that led to probation, a drunk-driving accident, and a stint at the Betty Ford Clinic, Brown found time to record with the fully reunited New Edition, whose comeback album, Home Again, entered the charts at number one in September 1996. Brown toured with the group, but departed when the tour was over. The tabloids, meanwhile, had a field day over Brown and Houston's rumored marital problems. Brown released his fourth solo album, Forever, in 1997, but it was a commercial disappointment that failed to break the Top 50.

In 2005, he rejoined New Edition once more, broke off with fellow members Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant as the touring act Heads of State, and starred in the BET reality program Being Bobby Brown. Shortly after the show's brief run, he and Houston divorced. A few months after Houston's February 2012 death, Brown released his fifth solo album, The Masterpiece. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Masterpiece

1. Don't Let Me Die

2. Does Anybody Know

3. Get Out The Way

4. Damaged

5. Can't Give Up

6. Set Me Free

7. Starmaker

8. Exit Wounds

9. All Is Fair In Love

10. Man I'm Gonna Be

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Track List: Bobby

1. Humpin' Around (Prelude)

2. Humpin' Around

3. Two Can Play That Game

4. Get Away

5. Til The End of Time

6. Good Enough

7. Pretty Little Girl

8. Lovin' You Down

9. One More Night

10. Something In Common

11. That's The Way Love Is

12. College Girl

13. Storm Away

14. I'm Your Friend

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Track List: Don't Be Cruel

1. Cruel Prelude

2. Don't Be Cruel

3. My Prerogative

4. Roni

5. Rock Wit'cha

6. Every Little Step

7. I'll Be Good To You

8. Take It Slow

9. All Day All Night

10. I Really Love You Girl

11. Cruel Reprise

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Track List: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Bobby Brown

1. Girlfriend

2. Don't Be Cruel

3. My Prerogative

4. Roni

5. Every Little Step

6. On Our Own

7. Rock Wit'cha

8. Humpin' Around

9. Get Away

10. That's The Way Love Is

11. Good Enough

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Track List: Get Out The Way (Radio Single)

1. Get Out The Way

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Sing it my griend damre good
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yvettemartin e z 6 9 5
My tenderoni!.. . . . y v e t t e and jeshua forever!
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My girl is a semi roni lol
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Bobby Brown enough said
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Bobby is the s**t and in all his madness he stayed strong! I'M your biggest fan
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sugarbabe393 9
Love Bobby always an forever. Haters keep hating, cuz ure fans have you. NE 4-life
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You are so funny
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No matter what people say about Bobby he has made his imprint on the music world twice once with a bad a** group called new edition and as a solo artist and God bless her dead but Bobby should have continue to sing ans not accept the world of living in whitneys shadow i love whitney but now folks can leave bobby alone and stop blaming him for whitneys own personal demons love you b brown
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Take Control!!!!
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Roni is one of my favorite Bobby Brown songs
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Another Babyface hit!!
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Love you Bobby!!!!!
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Old school
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Still Moving
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That beat though!!! My jam!!
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love it
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SHE'S MY ONLY LUV...MY ONLY HEART...I THANK I'M GONNA LUV HER FO DA REST OF MY LIFE....
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Ayeee!!!
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U got to learn to take control that's what Bobby Brown would say
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favorite singer ever....Alwa y s number one for you Bobby!!!
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love Bobby Brown I wish we can turn back time to sing every little step on the voice. Or he can performed at my school can I dance with. Him every little step
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They cool
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One last thought: Tabloid Junkies -- just because something is In Print doesn't make it THE TRUTH. Whitney was NOT a drug addict, but this is the USA the land of Propaganda. You wouldn't know the TRUTH if it glaringly bit you in the face... Like take Michael Jackson for instance, now there's still so much Bullshit on Social Media it truly amazes me... Believe what you want. It's your perogative. ... D.M.Jackson Romanov...
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My first concert I ever went to was Bobby Brown in '92 or '93. TLC opened for him. It was amazing!
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The original r n b king of the stage he has always put it down keep pumping this cond of music from Terrence Wiggins
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Say iPhone 5 times pick a color post this on to other songs then look under your pillow
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My ❤ belongs to a Roni
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junegemini44
he still got it
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We are all human and we're gonna make mistakes in life. I am a singer, I begin my singing career in church and it hasn't been easy breaking into the music industry. I am currently working extremely hard on been a successful recording artist my mother who influence me on singing. I have so much support people who want too see me make it with the help of god and your generous support and prayers I will succeed. To the love of my life. Ms. Alma Faye Cousin I love you honey thanks for for unconditi
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Classic hip hop is back
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Msshosho35 well this is the song I always song to my man when we be riding and on that Paul masson he just look at me and start laughing cause I am a sweet little woman iam his little tender roni lol 2016 shosho35 luvs Mr.AD Gipson. We been together 6 months it's official now oh well lol God bless
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This song is the bomb. .great collabortion between baby face and booby b
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andrea.abrah a m 7 5
Me and my mom LOVE EVERY LITTEL STEP:))))
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THIS SONG REMINDS ME OF THE BERETTA THAT I BOUGHT NEW IN 1988. WOW
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E.P.E.D
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I asked Bobby why did he choose peoragative to make a song about,he said he wanted the same result Janet Jackson had with control,he was very nice as some of the younger people opted to pinch his but I like what he said about Johnny Gill, how he could sing my my for hours that's how well made the second self titled CD is made for him and me cause I love Johnny unconditiona l l y
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This is my s***!!!!!
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Don't like Bobby at all
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hell yeah
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This is my mutha fuking song!!..excu s e me for cursing just luv it that much
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christinechi s h o l m 7 3
This is what I'm talking about
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I am fairly sure this is named On Our Own.
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Bobby Brown was a badddd dude back in the day :-)
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I luv this song by Bobby Brown
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Jerry was my tender Roni, and that this why I dedicate this song to him because this song brings back when I first met him at work and going home in his cadillac coupe
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TEST
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This is the kid of song that u tell ur man that he is ur tender roni forever and for always
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I love this ,,Bob ,,cheese &MacaRONI ,,lol great song ,��������✌��
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I like a lot of his love smooth songs
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