Birth Name: Robert Barisford Brown
Birth Place: Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years Active: 1978–present
Genres: R&B, New Jack Swing, Hip Hop, Dance-pop
Bobby Brown (born Robert Barisford Brown, February 5, 1969) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper and dancer. He was a pioneer of New Jack Swing music, a fusion of hip hop and R&B. After success in pop group New Edition, Brown began his solo career in 1987.Brown is the ex-husband of the late R&B singer Whitney Houston and starred in the reality show “Being Bobby Brown.” After leaving New Edition in 1985, MCA released his first solo album, “King of Stage,” in 1986. This album included “Girlfriend,” a minor hit which went to #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. Brown's next album, 1988's “Don't Be Cruel”...
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