Al B. Sure! Wiki
Al B. Sure! Bio
|Al B. Sure! (Albert Joseph Brown III) was born on 4th June 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Leonia, New Jersey and Mount Vernon, New York. He is a three-time Grammy-nominated American R&B record producer, radio host, recording artist, and actor. During the late 1980s, he acquired the stage name Al B. Sure!, he was one of new jack swing’s most popular romantic singers and producers.Al B. Sure! parents were Cassandra Brown (mother), an accountant, and Albert Brown (father), a nuclear medical technician. He is also a Cousin of Kyle West.|
Al B. Sure! Background information
|Al B. Sure! Birth name||Albert Joseph Brown III|
|Al B. Sure! Age||June 4, 1968 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Al B. Sure! Wife||
Kim Porter (m. 1989–1990)
|Al B. Sure! Parents||Cassandra Brown (mother), an accountant, and Albert Brown (father), a nuclear medical technician.|
|Al B. Sure! Children||
3 sons Quincy, Albert Brown IV & Devin Brown
|Al B. Sure! Net Worth||He has an Estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.|
Urban, new jack swing, R&B & hip hop
Singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer & radio host
Vocals & keyboard
Warner Bros & Hidden Beach
Quincy Jones, Christopher Williams, Heavy D., Keith Sweat, Jodeci, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Sista & David Bowie
Al B. Sure! Music career
Al B. Sure! was a star football quarterback at Mount Vernon High School in New York. He, however, rejected an athletic scholarship to the University of Iowa to pursue a music career. In 1987, Quincy Jones selected Brown as the first winner of the Sony Innovators Talent Search. Subsequently, Brown went on to work with Jones on several projects, most notably the platinum single “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)” from Jones’ double-platinum-certified album Back on the Block. On this recording, Brown was one of a quartet with Barry White, El DeBarge, and James Ingram.
Al B. Sure! 1988 debut album In Effect Mode sold more than two million copies, topping the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks. It included the single “Nite and Day,” which topped the R&B chart and reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. He received numerous Grammy and American Music Award (AMA) nominations and won an AMA for Best New R&B Artist. Al B. Sure! also received several Soul Train Award nominations and won the award for Best New Artist. He also won several New York Music Awards. Besides, his 1-900 phone line was third in generating revenue, following those for New Kids on the Block and Run-D.M.C.
As a writer and producer, Al B. Sure! introduced to the music industry such multi-platinum acts like Jodeci and teen R&B performer Tevin Campbell (who was also one of Prince’s and Quincy Jones’ former protégés), as well as Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case, and Usher.
In 2009, Brown signed with Hidden Beach Recordings. His first single for the label, “I Love It (Papi Aye, Aye, Aye),” entered the Radio & Records Urban AC chart at No. 33. The album Honey, I’m Home was released on 23rd June 2009.
Al B. Sure! Children
Al B. Sure! has three sons; singer Albert Brown IV (born 30th October 1986) who went by the name “Lil B Sure!” and is now known by the stage name of “B Sure Jr.”, Devin Brown a music producer/Hip-hop artist and a younger son Quincy with Kim Porter, named after his mentor, Quincy Jones.
Al B. Sure! Tribute to Kim Porter
Al B. Sure! is the former husband of Kim Porter and the father of her firstborn Quincy. The couple were married for an year (1989–1990). Kim Porter was found dead on Thursday, 15th November 2018.
On Friday 16th November, a day after Porter was found dead in her home, Sure — who was in a relationship with the late model and actress before she began dating Sean “Diddy” Combs — shared a sweet black-and-white throwback shot in tribute of her passing.
In the image, the pair sat close together with their foreheads touching.
Captioning the image with a broken heart emoji, the music producer added the touching hashtag, “ForeverMyLady.”