Bobby Brown Tickets
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Few musical artists can take credit for defining an entire genre, but there’s no denying Bobby Brown’s outsized influence on new jack swing, a blend of funk, hip-hop, and classical soul that dominated the airwaves in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Brown’s No. 1 hit “My Prerogative” remains an iconic R&B track to this day, and his 1988 album Don’t Be Cruel proved to be a durable hit machine with follow-up singles “Roni,” Every Little Step” and Rock Wit’cha.” Fans who purchase Bobby Brown concert tickets should get ready for a sweet, silky dose of ’90s nostalgia, but Brown isn’t just a legacy act. He continues to release solo albums like 2012’s The Masterpiece, proving to the world that his career is far from finished.
Bobby Brown’s background
Brown got his musical start in the group New Edition, which he formed with his Roxbury schoolmates Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins in 1978. The group specialized in an early form of teen pop that would go on to influence groups like New Kids on the Block, but Brown had his own ambitions for a solo career and left New Edition in 1986. His debut solo album, King of Stage, followed a year later and produced one major R&B hit, “Girlfriend.”
Brown’s true breakout came in the summer of 1988 with the release of his sophomore album Don’t Be Cruel, on which he fully embraced the burgeoning new jack swing movement. That slight shift in sound proved to be phenomenally successful, as Brown scored a series of hits beginning with No. 1 smash “My Prerogative.” All of a sudden, the silky-voiced singer from Boston had become a household name across America.
Bobby Brown’s big comeback
Brown’s breakneck momentum didn’t last through the ’90s, as his star began to fade and he became known more for his marriage to superstar diva Whitney Houston than for his own musical output. Thankfully, the new millennium has brought a second life to Brown’s career, and his 2012 album The Masterpiece has generated a new spark of interest among his longtime fans.
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