Born on the 4th of June in 1968, in the city of Mount Vernon in Westchester County, Al B Sure is certainly a very famous and accomplished R&B recording artist, record producer and actor. He was nominated for the prestigious Grammy award, three times! He is well known for playing a role of himself in the music videos Yakety Yak, Take it Back and Trash Talk.
Born as Albert Joseph Brown III, to mother, Cassandra and father, Albert Brown, Al B Sure grew up in Mount Vernon and Leonia, New Jersey. His mother was an accountant and his father was a medical technician. He received his schooling from Mount Vernon High School in New York. During his school years, he used to play football and had the position of quarterback.
Later, he received a scholarship from the University of Iowa, which he rejected and chose to be a musician. Al B Sure has not married yet. He has been in quite a few relationships and has fathered three children with Kim Porter, his ex- girlfriend. His first son was named Albert Brown IV. The second one, Devin and the youngest son was named Quincy.
Probably due to their father's influence, all three of Albert III’s sons are into the music industry. Albert IV is a singer, performing under the stage name Lil. B Sure. Devin uses the stage name Devin LOUD and is a music producer as well as a hip-hop artist in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy is a musician by profession as well. Albert III also has a goddaughter named Paige. Currently, there are rumours that Albert is dating Karyn White.
In the year 1987, Albert was selected as the winner of Sony Innovators Talent Search by Quincy Jones. After this, the two started working together. Brown did many projects with Quincy. His most famous work with Jones was the single The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite). This was in Jones’ hit album, Back on the Block.
In 1988, Brown’s debut album came out. It was named In Effect Mode. This was a hit album, selling more than two million copies and it also topped the Billboard charts for an amazing seven weeks. The most popular song in the album was Nite and Day which ranked number 7 on the billboard Hot 100s and topped the R&B chart.
Brown was showered with lots of Grammy as well as AMA (American Music Award) nominations. He went on to win an AMA for the Best R&B Artist. He was also nominated for the Soul Train Awards and won an award for Best New Artist. He also has several New York Music Awards to his name. He was also an amazing writer and producer, who introduced many popular musicians such as Faith Evans, Case and Usher to the music industry. He has also appeared in several TV shows like Private Times, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Late Night with David Letterman etc.