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Bobby Brown Biography

Birth Name:
Robert Baresford Brown
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Singer, dancer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Mother put him on stage at age 3 to perform at a local Boston night club
  • Dropped out of middle school while repeating seventh grade to begin touring with New Edition
  • While still a member of New Edition, appeared in Mr
  • T's 1984 motivational tape Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool!
  • Second solo album, 1988's Don't Be Cruel, was honored at the Soul Train Music Awards and the American Music Awards; was also nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards
  • In 1989, made his solo film debut in Ghostbusters II
  • Third solo album, Bobby, earned him an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist-Soul/Rhythm & Blues
  • Sang duet "Something in Common" with his wife, Whitney Houston, and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, appeared in the music video with them
  • In 2008, began touring with old New Edition mates Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill under the name Heads of State