Bobby Brown
Musician
Bobby Brown
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".
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Raf Simons debuts Calvin Klein collection at New York Fashion Week
Yahoo News - 9 days
The runway debut of the first collection by Calvin Klein's new chief creative officer, Raf Simons, was the talk of the town on Friday, the second day of New York Fashion Week. Calvin Klein's dependable style of tailored suits and neutral blouses was invigorated by brightly colored pockets, see-through fabrics, plastic coats and varsity sweater sleeves. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, actresses Millie Bobby Brown, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomie Harris, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Brooke Shields and Greta Gerwig, and rapper ASAP Rocky were just some of the celebrities who lined the catwalk as models strutted to David Bowie's song "This Is Not America." The show was one of the most widely anticipated of New York Fashion Week because of Simons, who resigned from Christian Dior in 2015.
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Sarah Paulson And Millie Bobby Brown Just Had The Most Adorable Twitter Exchange
Huffington Post - 10 days
These days, the internet is a depressing place. But sometimes, it gives us adorable moments, like this Twitter exchange between Eleven Millie Bobby Brown and Sarah Paulson.  On Wednesday, a Twitter user who goes by LeG®and shared a photo of Entertainment Weekly’s latest cover, which features the kids from “Stranger Things.” In the shot, Brown sports short curly hair, which LeG®and pointed out looks almost exactly like the wig Paulson wore for her role as Marcia Clark on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”  @milliebbrown you look like a young version of @MsSarahPaulson 's Marcia Clark pic.twitter.com/m4y3pCVYkM — LeG®and (@LGCatalan) February 8, 2017 Paulson saw the tweet and expressed her delight.  “This is my favorite thing ever,” she wrote.  @LGCatalan @milliebbrown this is my favorite thing ever. — Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) February 8, 2017 Brown saw it too and tweeted back at the Golden Globe winner and Twit ...
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - 21 days
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Are The Breath Of Fresh Air We Need Right Now
Huffington Post - 21 days
If awards season has taught us anything so far, it’s that the obsession with “Stranger Things” has caused a very real fascination with the kids who star in the hit show. Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo and Millie Bobby Brown were the epitome of squad goals on the SAG Awards red carpet Sunday night, not just because they’re the coolest kids on the planet but also because they were some of the best dressed.  Schnapp wore a cobalt blue velvet Mango suit with a Dolce & Gabbana shirt and matching blue J.Crew shoes, Wolfhard wore Topman, McLaughlin wore a bespoke striped tux and Matarazzo wore J.Crew. As for Brown, she wore a custom Giorgio Armani gown sketched for her by Armani himself and single handedly brought headbands all the way back. Not too shabby, eh? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a we ...
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'Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown gets first film role
Fox News - 23 days
"Stranger Things" breakout Millie Bobby Brown has landed her first big film role in "Godzilla: King of Monsters," representatives for Legendary announced Friday.
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‘The New Edition Story’ Perfectly Recreates Classic Music Videos
Yahoo News - 24 days
On The New Edition Story, we were continually offered ’80s and ’90s eye candy with some gorgeous outfits, and in Part 3 we were dazzled by the perfect remake of several music videos, including the New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.” This video has the New Edition rehearsing their dance moves and their instructor, Brooke Payne, making sure everything is perfect. The series went onto recreate Bobby Brown’s hit, “Every Little Step I Take,” complete with suspenders and leather bike shorts. It’s possible that Wood McClain is a better Bobby Brown than Brown himself.
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Took Selfies With ALL The Stars At The Golden Globes
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The youngest cast members of “Stranger Things” are A-list stars in their own right. But even they couldn’t resist being star-struck during Sunday’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the beloved Eleven in the Golden Globe-nominated Netflix show, took full advantage of her own star power to get the most epic collection of celebrity selfies during the awards weekend. She snagged photos with more than 30 stars in the past few days, including Pharrell Williams, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Jonah Hill, Priyanka Chopra, Ryan Gosling, two of the three Jonas brothers and Blake Lively, to name a few. We’re not sure who’s more lucky ― Brown or the celebs who had the opportunity to take a picture with the talented 12-year-old? this has been the most incredible and overwhelming few days of my life! I cannot believe I had the chance to meet these amazing actors. Congratulations to all the winners last night and a special shoutout to @thecrownnetflix bringing ...
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Millie Bobby Brown And Maddie Ziegler Are BFFs, Because Of Course They Are
Huffington Post - about 1 month
When it comes to the best friendships in Hollywood, it’s hard to beat the likes of Ben and Matt or Tina and Amy. But a new adorable duo is making a play for cutest friendship of all: Millie Bobby Brown and Maddie Ziegler. Brown made her first appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday. The “Stranger Things” actress chatted about her role in the Netflix smash hit, her obsession with Leonardo DiCaprio and her budding friendship with “Dance Moms” star and Sia collaborator Maddie Ziegler. “She’s my best friend, actually,” Brown told DeGeneres. “We are very, very good friends.”  News first broke of the pair’s friendship last fall, when Ziegler, 14, interviewed Brown, 12, for Interview magazine. The two met backstage at “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2016. Like so many great friendships, their relationship began with tears. “The first time I met her, you know, I’m such a big fan of Dance Month and just of her in general. She’s so inspiring to me,” Brown told D ...
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Stranger Things Gets the '80s Music Video It Deserves
Yahoo News - 2 months
Stranger Things was the breakout hit of the year, and now the cast only has one message going into 2017: "Don't you forget about me." In this mashup video using footage from the Netflix drama's first season, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Joyce (Winona ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Stranger Things Winona Ryder Millie Bobby Brown Gaten Matarazzo Finn Wolfhard Simple Minds This article, Stranger Things Gets the '80s Music Video It Deserves, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.
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30 Beautiful Baby Names For Girls That Aren't Overdone
Huffington Post - 3 months
There are many ways to gauge a baby name’s popularity. Nameberry maintains the Nameberry Top 1000 Names list, based on the individual name pages that receive the most visitors.  Our top 1000 list may resemble the U.S. Social Security Administration’s top 1000 names list ― everybody loves Charlotte ― but a number of the most popular names on Nameberry will surely surprise. Especially the ones that don’t even crack the U.S. top 1000. What names do Nameberry fans love right now? Here are 30 examples for baby name inspiration: 1. Amara Nameberry Rank: 57 U.S. Rank: 461  Amara means “grace” in Igbo, though it also has meaning in Sanskrit, Mongolian, Italian, and even Esperanto. It’s a multicultural name that would wear well almost anywhere in the world. It’s catching on in the U.K. 2. Zara Nameberry Rank: 74 U.S. Rank: 402 Zara feels like a just-add-Z twist on Sara, but it likely has Arabic roots, as well as ties to literature and a Gilbert and Sullivan opere ...
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Judge Orders Nick Gordon To Pay $36 Million For Bobbi Kristina Brown Death
Huffington Post - 3 months
A judge in Atlanta ordered Bobbi Kristina Brown’s longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon to pay $36 million in damages to the Brown family estate more than a year after her tragic death, The Associated Press reported on Thursday. In September, Gordon was found legally responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s death after the estate filed a $50 million wrongful death suit against him when he failed to appear in court.   Bobbi Kristina, singer Whitney Houston’s only daughter, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home after she had been in an altercation with Gordon, who allegedly put her in a bathtub and injected her with a “toxic cocktail” of drugs. She was placed in a medically induced coma, but succumbed to her injuries six months later at the age of 22.  The $36 million in damages includes $15 million for loss of life and potential future earnings, $13.8 million for pain and suffering, and various other charges relating to Gordon’s alleged intoxication and abusive be ...
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How Bobby Brown Finally Got Clean and Sober
ABC News - 4 months
Singer had a long struggle with drugs and alcohol until 2013.
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'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown on being a Halloween costume
CNN - 4 months
Not much is known about Millie Bobby Brown's character Eleven on the Netflix hit "Stranger Things." But Brown got candid about her own life in the November issue of "Interview Magazine."
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Neville Longbottom Is Probably A Bigger 'Stranger Things' Fan Than You
Huffington Post - 4 months
Neville Longbottom just took his “Stranger Things” fandom to a new level.  Matthew Lewis, who plays the “Harry Potter” character, posted a selfie with Millie Bobby Brown, aka Eleven on the Netflix series, and jokingly revealed that her character was the inspiration behind his “XI” tattoo.  “A lot of people ask what my tattoo means. Now you know. @milliebobby_brown #XI #Eleven,” Lewis wrote in the caption. A lot of people ask what my tattoo means. Now you know. @milliebobby_brown #XI #Eleven A photo posted by Matthew Lewis (@mattdavelewis) on Oct 16, 2016 at 2:33pm PDT As it turns out, though, Lewis has had the tattoo for a while. Back in 2008, during Dragon Con, the actor revealed it actually represented his “football squad number.”  “It was on my mind for ages what to get so I said why not get that because it’s always going to be my squad number, it’s never going to change, I still play football so yeah.”  In our hearts, it will always be ...
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Two New 'Stranger Things' Characters Offer Hints At Season 2 Plot
Huffington Post - 4 months
We’re one slimy, slithering step closer to “Stranger Things” Season 2. The Netflix drama earned itself an enthusiastic fan base in large part thanks to the performances of Winona Ryder and four spunky kids: Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown. Now, according to Deadline, the series is adding two new young actors: Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery. Sink, who previously appeared on “American Odyssey,” will play “Max, a tough and confident girl whose appearance, behavior and pursuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era. She has a complicated history and is generally suspicious of those around her.” Sound familiar? It seems like Eleven might find herself a buddy next season. Montgomery, of “Power Rangers,” will fill the shoes of “Billy, Max’s hyper-confident, and edgy older step-brother. He steals girlfriends away from their boyfriends, is great at drinking games, and drives a black Camaro. But lurking under his apparent charisma ...
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'Stranger Things' Season 2 Might Turn These Characters' Lives Upside Down
Huffington Post - 5 months
The Netflix smash-hit show “Stranger Things” has already blown away fans of old-school horror films, and the cast is now gearing up to start shooting Season 2. There’s one question on everyone’s minds as we get ready for the next chapter of Upside Down adventures, though: What happens to Eleven? The cast and crew have been tight-lipped about what’s to come in the new season. But actors David Harbour (Chief Hopper) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) might have dropped a few hints during a panel discussion at New York Comic Con when one fan presented an interesting theory: Maybe Chief Hopper will raise Eleven as his own daughter and future episodes will explore that new and complex dynamic. Considering the tragic backstories of both these characters ― the death of Hopper’s daughter and the disturbing relationship between Eleven and her father ― that theory actually makes sense. And, in the final episode of Season 1, Hopper is last seen leaving out food from the police station’s h ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Brown
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 46
    On July 9, 2015, Alicia Etheredge-Brown gave birth to Brown's daughter Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown.
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    In January 2015, Brown's daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unconscious in her bathtub at her residence in Roswell, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details The 21-year-old was rushed into North Fulton Hospital where she was placed on a ventilator and was placed under a medically induced coma to stop the swelling of her brain. It was later reported her brain activity was "low". Brown rushed to his daughter's side and released a statement to the press requesting them to respect the family's privacy. She was later transferred to Emory University Hospital. After no significant brain function doctors concluded it would be unlikely that would occur, Bobbi Kristina was removed from the ventilator and put in the care of Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She died there on July 26, 2015 at the age of 22. As a child, Brown was diagnosed with ADD and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his early thirties. Brown said that his drug of choice was marijuana and that he had developed alcoholism at an early age. Following his marriage to Houston, Brown became heavily involved in drug use. By the mid-1990s, he was not only addicted to cocaine and crack, but also heroin, which he often smoked along with marijuana. He and Houston would often smoke cocaine-laced marijuana in blunts. Following his separation and later divorce from Houston, Brown stopped using cocaine, crack and heroin though he admitted he still drinks but not as much as he did in his younger years.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    As of 2014, Brown and New Edition continue to perform together.
    More Details Hide Details Bobby Brown's musical influences spark from artists such as Rick James, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and Prince. Brown can be heard emulating grunts and "Ow's" made popular by James Brown as well as Michael Jackson.
  • 2013
    Age 44
    On March 21, 2013, Bobby Brown was released from jail after serving nine hours of his 56-day jail sentence.
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    He was sentenced to a 55-day jail sentence and had until March 20, 2013 to report to Los Angeles County Jail.
    More Details Hide Details He was also ordered to attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week until he goes to jail and to complete an 18-month alcohol program as part of his probation.
    On February 26, 2013, Bobby Brown plead no contest to suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    On October 24, 2012, Bobby Brown was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol for the second time this year.
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    On August 14, 2012, Brown was undergoing treatment in rehab for alcohol addiction.
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    On March 26, 2012, Brown was arrested for DUI after being pulled over for allegedly using a cell phone while driving.
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    In an interview given to The Today Show in May 2012, Brown said security was the reason he and his family left Houston's service; Brown stated that he loved Houston's family and told Matt Lauer that he had spent "14 beautiful years" with Houston as his wife.
    More Details Hide Details He also denied rumors that he introduced Houston to narcotics. Brown, along with Clive Davis, Ray J and others has been accused of contributing to the singer's death.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Brown then excused himself from the stage and New Edition canceled the remainder of the show. Brown was invited to appear at Houston's memorial service in New Jersey but left before the service began.
  • 2011
    Age 42
    Brown's parents, Carole and Herbert Brown, died within a year of each other, Carole in 2011 and Herbert "Pops" in January 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 40
    On May 31, 2009, Brown had son Cassius with his partner of two years, manager Alicia Etheredge.
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    In 2005, the couple participated in the reality show, Being Bobby Brown, which scrutinized their personal life even more thoroughly. In September 2006, Houston filed for legal separation; the divorce was finalized on April 24, 2007, with Houston receiving custody of their then-14-year-old daughter.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995, Brown was with Steven Sealy when Sealy was targeted in a drive-by shooting. Sealy, the boyfriend of Brown's sister, was killed and Brown was unharmed. The shooter John Tibbs took a plea agreement in 2001.
    In 2005, Brown signed a deal with Bravo to overlook the direction of the reality series, Being Bobby Brown, but it was said that he had to convince producers that his then-wife Whitney Houston would appear on the show.
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    In 2005, at the BET 25th anniversary special, Brown again reunited with New Edition to a receptive audience.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill then formed a splinter group, Heads of State, to compete with Bell Biv DeVoe. At the 2009 BET Awards, following the death of the group's idol Michael Jackson, the six New Edition members again reunited to perform a medley of Jackson 5 hits in honor of Jackson. This sparked rumors of another full-fledged New Edition reunion, which was confirmed the following year.
  • 2003
    Age 34
    In late 2003, Brown was arrested for misdemeanor battery, allegedly for striking Houston while shouting epithets.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2004, Brown was arrested and jailed in Georgia on a parole violation related to a previous drunk driving conviction. In June 2004, Brown was sentenced to 90 days in prison for missing three months of child support payments. That sentence was immediately suspended after Brown made back payments totaling about $15,000.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 28
    However a subsequent 1997 tour to support the album led to problems between Brown and the other New Edition members.
    More Details Hide Details Brown later admitted that he was struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism during the tour.
    Brown would release his fourth solo album, Forever, in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Due to lack of promotion and Brown's desire to write and produce most of the tracks, the album tanked and the album's only single, "Feeling Inside", was not successful. Prior to release of Forever, Brown had been in negotiations with rapper Tupac Shakur to sign with Shakur's new label Makaveli Records or with the proposed label Death Row East. However, Shakur died before that could take place. Leaving MCA following Forever, Brown laid low for several years, re-emerging in 2002 when he was featured in a duet with rapper Ja Rule on the song "Thug Lovin'". Brown was signed to Murder Inc. Records, but Murder Inc. began dissolving so Brown's tenure with them was brief. In 2006, Brown appeared adding vocals to Damian Marley's song "Beautiful" on Marley's album, Welcome to Jamrock. In 2010, Brown was featured in a duet with singer Macy Gray on the song "Real Love" off Gray's The Sellout. Gray explained to Essence about the project, saying "actually he came to the studio, since he doesn't live far, and knocked out his recording in two hours. We're friends and his one-year-old son is my godson. His fiancée is one of my best friends in the whole world. I met Bobby a long time ago, but we really got to know each other through her."
  • 1992
    Age 23
    In April 1992, Brown proposed marriage to Houston and the couple married at Houston's estate on July 18, 1992.
    More Details Hide Details On March 4, 1993, their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, was born. Houston and Brown later collaborated on the hit single "Something in Common", which included their daughter at the end of the video. Throughout their 14-year marriage, Houston and Brown went through periods of infidelity, domestic violence, and drug use. Their personal issues became comedy fodder for talk shows and sketch comedy shows, most notably MadTV, where they were satirized as abusive drug addicts. Aries Spears portrayed Brown as a jealous, verbally abusive former pop star who openly bristles at his wife's (Debra Wilson) iconic reputation and popularity.
    Brown's next album, Bobby, wouldn't arrive until 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Released during the final days of the new jack swing era, an era that Brown had dominated, the album did become a success, selling more than 3 million copies and spawning several hits including "Humpin' Around", "Get Away" and "Good Enough". However the sales of Bobby didn't match its predecessor. Some of that may have to do with Brown deciding not to continue his career as he was now married to his famous wife, Whitney Houston, who with Brown, contributed a UK hit with their duet, "Something in Common", from the Bobby album.
    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).
    More Details Hide Details The couple starred in the reality show Being Bobby Brown.
  • 1991
    Age 22
    Brown and Ward's on-and-off 14-year relationship ended in 1991, after two-months-pregnant Ward found out Brown was engaged.
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    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.
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  • 1990
    Age 21
    In 1990, Brown was featurned on the #1 hit "She Ain't Worth It" by Glenn Medeiros making it his second #1 hit on the pop chart.
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    In 1990 Bobby performed Tap Into My Heart at the 1990 MTV Awards and Brown was supposed to release the album Mystical Magic but it was shelved for unknown reasons and never saw the light of day.
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    He received GRAMMY Award for best R&B vocal performance in 1990 with ″Every Little Step″.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 20
    They began a close friendship after Houston invited 20-year-old Brown to her 26th birthday party in August 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Their friendship developed into a romance in 1991.
    Brown made his acting debut with a cameo appearance in the 1989 film, Ghostbusters II, playing the Mayor's doorman.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he appeared in the HBO kids show, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme playing all three characters of Three Blind Mice. In 1995, he made another guest appearance in the film, Panther, and had a major role in the Martin Lawrence film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Brown made other guest appearances in the films, Two Can Play That Game, Gang of Roses, Nora's Hair Salon and Go for Broke.
  • 1988
    Age 19
    Brown ventured on a 120-day world tour to promote the Don't Be Cruel project in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details The tour became a success with Brown's former group New Edition sometimes opening for him. The tour lasted into spring 1991 but not without Brown gaining notoriety for simulating sexual acts onstage, which got him in trouble with the law.
  • 1986
    Age 17
    The label released his debut album, King of Stage, in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Brown had a number-one R&B hit with the ballad "Girlfriend", but the album failed to perform well. Brown laid low for more than a year working on his follow-up album. With the help of Machat and an MCA representative, Louil Silas, Brown began working with some of the top R&B producers and songwriters including Babyface, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Teddy Riley. The producers helped to compose what became Brown's most successful solo album to date, Don't Be Cruel. Released in 1988, the album launched five top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including the number-one single, the self-penned "My Prerogative", which became, along with "Every Little Step" and the title track, signature hits for the performer. After topping both the pop and R&B charts, album sales eventually would reach twelve million copies worldwide making it the best-selling album of 1989.
    Brown was featured on two more New Edition albums before leaving the group in early 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Brown later said he felt that the group's management treated them "like little slaves by people who were only interested in money and power, and not in the welfare of New Edition." A little controversy arose over how Brown got kicked out. Some say Brown asked to be let out of New Edition but a VH-1 Behind the Music documentary on the group claimed Brown was voted out by the group via their management team, with some of the members, most prominently Tresvant, against the decision. Following his exit, Brown signed a contract with his former group's label, MCA, which had earlier promised Brown a solo deal if he had decided to leave New Edition and also signed with manager Steven Machat, who also worked with New Edition.
  • 1983
    Age 14
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The group became pop sensations with their self-titled sophomore release. The album included the crossover hits "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man", which Brown also co-led. Despite the group's success, however, Brown felt the group was never rightfully paid the money they felt they had earned from their success, later saying "the most I saw from all the tours and all of the records we sold was $500 and a VCR." Brown also allegedly grew jealous of the attention given to fellow New Edition member Ralph Tresvant and during some of their tour performances, would often step out of his position and perform out of turn, performing seductively and singing, which caused hiccups from the group's management team.
  • 1982
    Age 13
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The title track became an instant million-seller in which Brown sung co-lead alongside Bell and Tresvant.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 9
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Starting a solo career, he became a hit success with his second album in 1988, Don't Be Cruel, which spawned a number of hit singles including the self-penned "My Prerogative", which became his signature hit. Brown had a string of top ten hits on various Billboard charts between 1986 and 1993. Brown is noted as a pioneer of new jack swing, a fusion of R&B.
  • 1969
    Age 0
    Born on February 5, 1969.
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