Albert Brown

Al B. Sure is a famous recording artist and record producer who was nominated for three Grammy during his musical career.

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Albert Joseph Brown was born on June 4, 1968 in Mount Vernon, New York. Albert’s mother Cassandra was an accountant and his father, Albert Brown was nuclear technician. Albert was a passionate football player at Mount Vernon High School. He was a starting quarterback with excellent ability and mentality.

Even though he was a great player, he decided reject an athletic scholarship from the University of Iowa so that he could pursue his career in music. He had the natural ability to play sports but his true passion was to make music.

He was selected as the winner of the Sony Innovator Talent Search which was conducted by the famous music executive, Quincy Jones. After winning the search, he started working with Jones.

Music Career Highlights

The most popular genres that Al made music for was R&B and New Jack Swing. His stage name became Al B. Sure. During his time in the music spotlight, he was said to be the most popular romantic singer and producer of the New Jack Swing era.

For the song, The Secret Garden which was a platinum single, he worked with Quincy Jones to compose the song. In Effect Mode was the name of his debut album. It was a big success for Al as the album sold more than 2 million copies. The album was released in the 1988 during a time when urban music was starting to get really popular. In 1990, his albums Private Times and The Whole 9 made record sales over of $750,000 in the United States.

In a long catalog started in 1988, Albert Brown has produced the great works of art in the music industry. His famous singles include the Nite and Day, Misunderstanding, Right Now, I Am Still in Love with You, and Had Enuf. Most of his albums were released under the Warner Brothers record label. During his long career, he was able to collaborate with major and talented acts like Heavy D, Jodeci, Marry J Blige, Missy Elliot, David Bowie, Usher, Faith Evans, Sista and Keith Sweat.

Entertainment Appearances

Al also made many talk show appearances to promote his music including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman and Good Morning America. He has also appeared on The Soul Train Music Awards, Show Time at Apollo and MTV Jams. He also participated in the celebrity auction for Bless the Children Foundation. He also hosts a daily morning radio show on iHeart Radio.

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