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Join Songkick to track Al B. Sure and get concert alerts when they play near you. View all past concerts. Influenced by the sweet talking and smooth moving Marvin Gaye and Johnny Mathis, Brown earliest musical excursion came singing on a song by Ellie Greenwich for the soundtrack to Sesame Street age Before solely pursuing a career in music, Albert Brown had been a prolific high school football quarterback, and ultimately rejected an athletic scholarship to the University of Iowa. During high school the singer became friends with DJ Eddie F, who introduced Brown to rapper Heavy D, and subsequently sung on a number of his songs. Using his connections with Heavy D to secure a record deal Al B.
Subsequently, he 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. Brown also won several New York Music Awards. In addition, his phone line was third in generating revenue, following those for New Kids on the Block and Run-D. In , Brown signed with Hidden Beach Recordings. The album Honey, I'm Home was released on June 23, Brown's television and acting performances include It's Showtime at the Apollo! He also hosted MTV Jams. More recently, Brown teamed with the ABC Radio Network to produce and host a romantically themed nighttime music program, The Secret Garden , featuring a blend of music and celebrity guests. He was presented with the key to the city of Oakland by city council member Laurence E.