Bobby Brown

Born Feb 5, 1969

Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, and dancer. After success in pop group New Edition, Brown began his solo career in 1987 and had a string of Top 10 Billboard hits, culminating in a Grammy Award. He was a pioneer of New Jack Swing music, a fusion of hip hop and R&B. His second album, Don't Be Cruel, included popular songs such as "My Prerogative".… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on February 5, 1969.
1978 9 Years Old Brown started his career as one of the frontmen of the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his forced exit from the group in 1985 following a period of misbehavior and rebellious behavior on his part. … Read More


1982 13 Years Old …  In 1982 they became a quintet when their manager Brooke Payne insisted on bringing in his nephew Ronnie DeVoe, to complete the group. After performing in several talent shows in the Boston areas in 1982, they won a deal with Maurice Starr's label and released their debut album, Candy Girl. … Read More
1983 14 Years Old Brown's first full lead vocal performance was on the New Edition ballad, "Jealous Girl", which was a minor hit when it charted in 1983. … Read More
1986 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Brown was featured on two more New Edition albums before leaving the group in early 1986. … Read More
1988 19 Years Old …  Brown ventured on a 120-day world tour to promote the Don't Be Cruel project in 1988. … Read More


1989 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Brown made his acting debut with a cameo appearance in the 1989 film, Ghostbusters II, playing the Mayor's doorman. … Read More
He received GRAMMY Award for best R&B vocal performance in 1990 with ″Every Little Step″.
1991 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Brown stayed busy and in 1991 he collaborated with New Edition member and friend Ralph Tresvant in the song "Stone Cold Gentleman" which was a top 5 R&B hit and also hop on the remix to Babyface song "Tender Lover" that same year.
From 1992 to 2007 Brown was married to the pop artist Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012), with whom he had a child, late Bobbi Kristina Brown (1993 - 2015). … Read More
1997 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Brown would release his fourth solo album, Forever, in 1997. … Read More


2003 34 Years Old In late 2003, Brown was arrested for misdemeanor battery, allegedly for striking Houston while shouting epithets. … Read More
In 2005, at the BET 25th anniversary special, Brown again reunited with New Edition to a receptive audience. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old On May 31, 2009, Brown had son Cassius with his partner of two years, manager Alicia Etheredge.
2010 41 Years Old Brown and Etheredge became engaged in May 2010, when Brown proposed during a performance at the Funk Fest in Jacksonville, Florida. The couple married in June 2012 in Hawaii.
2011 42 Years Old Brown's parents, Carole and Herbert Brown, died within a year of each other, Carole in 2011 and Herbert "Pops" in January 2012.
Following the death of his ex-wife Houston in February 2012, six days after his 43rd birthday, he struggled to perform at a New Edition show, shouting "I love you, Whitney" in tears. … Read More
On February 26, 2013, Bobby Brown plead no contest to suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
2014 45 Years Old As of 2014, Brown and New Edition continue to perform together. … Read More
2015 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2015, Brown's daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unconscious in her bathtub at her residence in Roswell, Georgia. … Read More
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