Song:Nite and Day
Album:In Effect Mode
New Jack Swing crooner Al B. Sure! made a big splash when his debut single Nite and Day topped the R & B charts and was a top ten pop hit. His success was short lived and it turned out to be his only big hit. He was born Albert Joseph Brown III June 4, 1968 in Mount Vernon, NY. He was a star football quarterback in high school. But he rejected a scholarship to the University of Iowa to pursue a music career. Brown was discovered when he won the 1987 Sony Innovators Talent Search. He appeared with Barry White, El DeBarge and James Ingram on The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) from the Quincy Jones album Back On The Block. This led to a record deal with Uptown Records, home of Mary J. Blige. Uptown was usually distributed by MCA but Al B. Sure! was distributed by Warner Bros. Brown wrote and produced songs with his cousin Kyle West. At first they weren't sure if Brown should be a rapper or a singer. So Uptown owner Andre Harrell brought in New Jack Swing creator Teddy Riley to put then on the right path. Nite and Day was the debut single and it topped the R & B Singles chart and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album In Effect Mode was certified 3XPlatinum. Though other singles hit the R & B charts, he was unable to repeat the success of Nite and Day. Al B. Sure! only released three albums on Warner Bros. and he was gone. He returned with the 2009 CD Honey I'm Home. In the meantime, he produced Tevin Campbell and Jodeci. He owns a TV production company and he appeared on the Apprentice spinoff The Ultimate Merger with one time girlfriend Omarosa Manigault. Brown's son Albert Brown IV performs as Li'l B. Sure!. Here's the video for Nite and Day by Al B. Sure!. Why is he grimacing like that?