Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

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Bobby Brown is a rapper and singer from America. Moreover, Bobby Brown is credited as one of the founders of the new jack swing, a combination of hip hop and R&B, along with longtime collaborator Teddy Riley. Brown began his career as a member of the R&B and pop group New Edition, which he joined in 1978 and left in December 1985.

Early life

Robert Barisford Brown aka Bobby Brown was on February 5, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America. As of now, he is 53 years old and he holds American citizenship. Furthermore, he has the sun sign of Aquarius. He is the seventh of eight children of Carole Elizabeth and Herbert James Brown. Moreover, his father was a construction worker and his mother was a substitute teacher. As a child, he grew up in Roxbury’s Orchard Park Projects.  He used to steal from shops when he was a kid.

He was also a gang member who was shot in the knee during a battle. One of his friends was stabbed to death when he was 11 years old. He turned a new leaf after this tragedy and began to take his study and life seriously. Since he was three years old, he loved singer James Brown and dreamed of being a vocalist like him.

Talking about his academic qualification, there is no information about his educational life available on the internet. Looking at Bobby Brown’s success, we can assume that, he graduated from the well-known University of America.

Professional career

In 1978, Bobby Brown created a band called ‘New Edition’ with his childhood friends Michael Bovines and Ricky Bell. After the next four years, Ralph Tresvant and Ronnie DeVoe also joined the band. They got second place in the Hollywood Talent Night, which music producer Maurice Starr produced and hosted at Boston’s Strand Theatre in 1982. Moreover, the producer Maurice signed them to his Streetwise Records label after impressing him with their performance.

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Caption: Bobby Brown performing as the crab in The Masked Singer Show (Source: The Masked Singer Wiki)

The band ‘New Edition’s debut album, ‘Candy Girl,’ was released in 1983 and featured the songs ‘Is This the End,’ ‘Popcorn Love,’ ‘Jealous Girl,’ and ‘Candy Girl,’ which all charted at the top of the American R&B and UK singles charts.  The band’s second album was released in 1983 with songs like ‘Cool It Now’ and ‘Mr. Telephone Man’ outperformed their debut album and went double platinum in America. Despite platinum certification and songs like ‘Count Me Out,’ ‘A Little Bit of Love,’ and ‘With You All the Way,’ their 1985 album, ‘All for Love,’ couldn’t equal the popularity of its previous albums.

More Works

Bobby thought the singers were underpaid, and he was jealous of his band member Ralph Tresvant’s growing fame. Due to these reasons, he left the band to go solo and the band kicked him out according to news media. Steven Machat became his manager after signing a deal with MCA Records. His first solo album, ‘King of Stage,’ failed to chart in 1986, but the ballad ‘Girlfriend,’ became a No. 1 R&B hit. In 1988, he went on a tremendously successful tour to promote his album “Don’t Be Cruel”.

However, as the tour progressed, he drew criticism for his crude and offensive behavior. Bobby, his 1992 album, sold 2 million copies but fell short of his prior efforts. ‘Humpin’ Around,’ ‘Get Away,’ and ‘Good Enough,’ as well as ‘That’s The Way Love Is,’ were all hits.

His fourth solo album, ‘Forever,’ was a flop due to poor marketing and his insistence on composing and producing all of the music himself. In 2002, he resurfaced for a duet on ‘Thug Lovin” with rapper Ja Rule. He sang alongside singer Macy Gray in Damian Marley’s song ‘Beautiful’ and in Damian Marley’s song ‘Real Love’ throughout the decade.

Awards and Net Worth

As a singer and a band member, he has dedicated most of his time to the music. In 1990, he won the American Music Award in two categories- Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. After three years, he won the Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Award.

Talking about his net worth, he has an estimated around $2 million which he earned from his musical career. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Bobby Brown’s salary and income.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Bobby Brown with his wife Alicia Etheridge (Source: Eonline)

He became a father for the first time when he was 17 years old. He married Kim Ward and had two children, La Prince and Robert Barisford Brown, Jr., between 1989 and 1991. From 1992 to 2006, he was married to Whitney Houston, a singer. Bobbi Kristina Brown is the name of the couple’s daughter. They divorced because his serial adulterer and drug addiction were too much for them to bear.

Following his divorce from Houston, he began dating Alicia Etheridge. In 2012, he married Alicia. Cassius, the couple’s son, was born two years before their wedding. He was pulled over by the cops several times for drinking and driving. In 2013, he was sentenced to three weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and an 18-month alcohol treatment program.

Body measurement and Social media

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Caption: Bobby Brown body measurement (Source: The Sun)

Bobby is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 90kg, and also has black eyes and black hair. Besides that, there is no information regarding Bobby Brown’s other body measurements.

Bobby Brown is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. On his Instagram, there are more than 618k followers. Likewise, on his Twitter, there are more than 178k followers, and on Facebook, there are more than 30k followers.

Relationship Status

Bobby Brown

Caption: Bobby Brown with his wife Alicia Etheridge (Source: Eonline)

He became a father for the first time when he was 17 years old. His married Kim Ward had two children, La Princia and Robert Barisford Brown, Jr., between 1989 and 1991. From 1992 to 2006, he was married to Whitney Houston, a singer. Bobbi Kristina Brown is the name of the couple’s daughter. They divorced because his serial adulterer and drug addiction were too much for them to bear.
Following his divorce from Houston, he began dating Alicia Etheridge. In 2012, he married Alicia. Cassius, the couple’s son, was born two years before their wedding. He was pulled over by the cops several times for drinking and driving. In 2013, he was sentenced to three weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and an 18-month alcohol treatment program.

Body measurement and Social media

Bobby Brown

Caption: Bobby Brown body measurement (Source: The Sun)

Bobby is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 90kg, and also has black eyes and black hair. Besides that, there is no information regarding Bobby Brown’s other body measurements.

Bobby Brown is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. On his Instagram, there are more than 618k followers. Likewise, on his Twitter, there are more than 178k followers, and on Facebook, there are more than 30k followers.

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