Al B. Sure’s an award-winning R&B artist Boston born and NY raised. He was one of the first major break-through artists for the ‘new jack’ sound.
His “Night And Day” was a staple on FM radio in 1990 and still to this day on stations like The Beat Chicago.
In 1987, Quincy Jones selected Brown as the first winner of the Sony Innovators Talent Search. Subsequently, he went on to work with Jones on several projects, most notably the platinum 1990 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.
Brown’s 1988 debut album In Effect Mode sold more than three 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, and “Off on Your Own (Girl)”, which also top the R&B chart. He received numerous Grammy and American Music Award (AMA) nominations and won an AMA for Best New R&B Artist. He also received several Soul Train Award nominations and won the award for Best New Artist. Brown also won several New York Music Awards. In addition, his 1-900 phone line was third in generating revenue, following those for New Kids on the Block and Run-D.M.C.
Today, you can hear him hosting a radio show for Radio One and syndicated across the country.