Bobby Brown Net Worth, New Edition, How Rich Is He Now?
Bobby Brown is an R&B singer-songwriter who started his career with a group called “New Edition”.
He started a solo career after exiting from the group in 1985.
He gained his success and popularity from his second album.
Brown released that album “Don’t Be Cruel” in 1988.
One of the singles “Every Little Step” brought him the Grammy Award.
In between 1986 and 1993, Bobby Brown had a string of top ten hits on some Billboard charts.
Bobby Brown was the husband of legendary singer Whitney Houston.
However, the couple ended their marriage in 2007.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bobby Brown managed to reach $2 million net worth this year.
Bobby Brown As a Kid, Early Years
Bobby Brown is the stage name of Robert Barisford Brown.
He was born on February 5, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was born to Carole Elizabeth and Herbert James Brown.
His father was a construction worker, and his mother was a substitute teacher.
As a kid, he grew up in the Orchard Park Projects of Roxbury.
When he was three years old, he got to perform with his idol, James Brown on stage.
That was what makes Bobby wanted to be a singer.
Then, he joined the church choir and developed his abilities in singing.
Bobby Brown Career with New Edition
With his childhood friends, Bobby Brown formed a band named “New Edition” in 1978.
In 1982, the group came second in the Hollywood Talent Night which was held by music producer, Maurice Starr.
He was impressed by the performance of New Edition and signed the group to his label “Streetwise Records”.
Under the label, they released their debut album “Candy Girl” in 1983.
Four of the singles topped the American R&B charts.
Then, the group released their second album in 1983 “New Edition”.
The hits from the album such as “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man” were certified double platinum in the U.S.
They released another album in 1985 “All for Love” which also received platinum but it was no better than the previous album.
Bobby Brown as Solo Artist
Bobby Brown decided to leave the band to pursue a career as a solo singer.
One of the rumored reasons for leaving the band was because he was jealous of Ralph Tresvant who got so popular at that time.
He joined MCA Records and managed by Steven Machat.
Bobby Brown released his first album as a solo singer in 1986.
The album titled “King of Stage” which was not really a success but the ballad song titled “Girlfriend” was at the top of R&B song list at that time.
He had a great success in his tour promoting “Don’t Be Cruel” in 1988.
In the same year, he also released a song called My Prerogative which became one of his biggest hits.
This song was even covered by The Voice judge, Blake Shelton (read more about Shelton at Blake Shelton net worth) in several events in 2011 and 2012.
In 1992, Brown’s album sold 2 million copies.
However, when it compared with the previous sales, it wasn’t even better.
Because of the lacking promotion, his fourth album “Forever” in 1997 was a bomb.
In 2002, Bobby Brown re-surfaced in 2002 to collaborate with rapper Ja Rule on “Thug Lovin” song and some other collaborating songs.
In 2005, Bobby Brown directed a TV reality series “Being Bobby” who aired on Bravo TV.
Bobby and his wife, Whitney Houston featured in the TV reality.
However, the series was over following their divorce.
Bobby Brown reunited with other New Edition members to perform a song at the 2009 BET Awards.
Besides the music industry, he also appeared as a guest in several films such as “Panther”, “Gang of Roses”, and “Nora’s Hair Salon”.
Bobby Brown also played as a major role in the movie “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”.
Bobby Brown Songs, Awards, and Achievements
- In 1993, Bobby Brown won an American Music Award as the Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
- Bobby Brown’s “Don’t Be Cruel” brought him two American Music Award in 1990 as Favorite Album and Artist.
- In 1990, he won the Grammy Awards as the Best R&B Vocal Performance – Male for his song “Every Little Step”.
- His music video “Every Little Step” was nominated as the Best Male Video and Best Dance Video in 1989’s MTV Video Music Awards.
- In 2003, his collaboration project with rapper Ja Rule “Thug Lovin” won a 2003’s Source Awards as the R&B/Rap Collaboration of the Year.
Bobby Brown Family, Children, Book
Unlike Bill Maher (make sure you read more about Bill Maher at Bill Maher net worth), Bobby Brown was married several times and had 4 children.
17 years old was Bobby Brown age when he became a father for the first time.
His Girlfriend, Kim Ward produced two kids, La Princia and Rober Barisford Brown, Jr.
In 1992, Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston got married. They had a daughter named Bobby Kristina Brown.
The couple decided to end their marriage in 2006.
Bobby started dating Alicia Etheridge and married her in 2012.
They had a son, Cassius who was born two years before the marriage.
Bobby Brown has released several best-selling books including “Every Little Step: My Story”, “My Prerogative”, and The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant”.
He has been pulled up by the cops several times because of his drunken driving.
Bobby Brown Real Estate, House
Bobby Brown’s $2 million net worth was earned from his record sales, tour tickets sales, and appearances payment.
Bobby Brown likes to collect cars like Lil Yachty (want to know about Lil Yachty net worth check this). He owns a total of 3 Luxury Cars which worth a total of $320,000, that includes his Ford and Lexus cars.
Besides having a successful career in the entertainment industry, Bobby Brown is also a businessman.
He owns a Real Estate company called Bobby Brown Real Estate.
The company provides the Raw Land and Acreage, Waterfront and Resort Properties, and Commercial properties.
Bobby Brown lives in a Mansion located in California which worth a lot of money.
As of right now, Bobby Brow’s age is 50 years old.
Bobby Brown was the husband of the late Whitney Houston. He gained his recognition by releasing many more
He had a successful career both as a member of the band and as a solo artist.
Brown also received numerous awards and nominations because of his performance in the Industry.
He released many hit songs and albums, some of them even gave him Platinum certification.
As of this year, Bobby Brown net worth is pretty big and safe. It’s decreased from last year net worth.
Well, according to Celebrity Net Worth that he’s whopping $2 million.