There are four artists with this name 1. A popular R&B singer [Grammy-winning member of New Edition & ex-husband of Whitney Houston] 2. A rockabilly singer 3. A psychedelic folk musician 4. A jazz alto saxophonist 1. Bobby Brown (b. 5 February 1969 in Boston Massachusetts) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, and dancer. After success in pop group New Edition, Brown began his solo career in 1987 and had a string of Top 10 Billboard hits, culminating in a Grammy Award.