Bobby Brown rose to fame as one of the members of R&B group, New Edition in the ‘80s.
Early Life & New Edition
Born on February 5, 1969, in Boston, Bobby first got the inspiration for becoming a singer, when he saw his childhood idol James Brown perform in Boston. He later joined a choir group in a church, where he honed his singing abilities. In 1978, at the age of 9, Bobby and his Boston buddies formed an R&B group, New Edition. The R&B group performed in several talent shows around the state before signing a record deal with Arthur Baker in 1982.
New Edition released their first album Candy Girl in 1983. The debut album was followed by 2 other studio albums, New Edition and All for Love before Bobby left the group in early 1986.
Solo career & Personal life
Leaving the group, he went solo and emerged as the biggest-selling R&B artist of the latter part of the decade. Recognized as one of the “bad boys of R&B,” he released five studio albums including the 7X platinum Don’t Be Cruel. The album included hits like Every Little Lie, My Prerogative, Rock Wit’cha and it stayed on the chart for the next eight years.
Brown met Whitney Houston in 1989 at the Soul Train Music Awards and got married on July 18, 1992. They have a daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. However, after 14-year of marriage, Houston filed for divorce in 2006, which was finalized in 2007. Bobby is currently married to Alicia Etheredge-Brown.
Net worth & RBRM
Apart from music, he has also appeared in different movies including Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! & Gang of Roses. In 2015, he was portrayed by Arlen Escarpeta in Whitney and by Woody McClain in The New Edition Story.
He most recently appeared in The Untitled Action Bronson Show as himself and on September 10, he released his new single LIKE BOBBY. Bobby is also touring with his group, RBRM, which includes four members of New Edition. The group will perform at The Palace Theatre Albany, New York on November 2 and at James L Knight Center, Florida on November 10 including few shows in between. As of 2018, the R&B artist has an estimated net worth of $2 million.