Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown, born February 5, 1969, in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, and dancer. After success in pop group [a16992], Brown began his solo career in 1987 and had a string of Top 10 Billboard hits, culminating in a Grammy Award. He was a pioneer of New Jack Swing music, a fusion of hip hop and R&B. His second album, Don't Be Cruel, included popular songs such as "My Prerogative". Brown starred in the reality show Being Bobby Brown Brown is the ex-husband of pop singer [a=Whitney Houston], was married on July 18, 1992, separated October 2006 and divorced April 24, 2007) Brown and Houston had a daughter: [a=Bobbi Kristina Brown]. Brown has three sons Landon Brown, Bobby Brown Jr, Cassius Brown and a second daughter La'Princia Brown. He also has a cousin, [a=Andrea Brown], who has had success as a vocalist on a number of club-oriented songs. Brown remarried to Alicia Etheredge who is also his manager on June 19, 2012. As of 2014 Bobby Brown had rejoined New Edition.