Al B. Sure!

Real Name:
Albert Joseph Brown III
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R&B singer/songwriter/producer Al B. Sure! was born on June 4th, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts but grew up in Leonia, New Jersey and Mt. Vernon, New York. Between 1988 and 2009 he released four albums produced mostly by Kyle West. In 1988 he teamed up with the rapper Slick Rick for his single "If I'm Not Your Lover", included in his debut album In Effect Mode that went on to sell more than two million copies. In the same album, were included his crossover quiet storm mega hit Nite And Day / Off On Your Own (Girl) his biggest ever hit (#7 in the U.S. pop charts and #1 in the U.S. R&B charts, nominated for Grammy for Best Vocal R&B Male Performance) and his cover of Killing Me Softly (which Lori Lieberman first recorded in 1971 but Roberta Flack made it an all time classic in 1973.) In 1989 Quincy Jones chose him to sing along with Barry White, El DeBarge and James Ingram on the smooth soul suite "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" that was included in his double platinum album "Back On The Block". In 1990 he teamed up with Diana Ross for his single "No Matter What You Do" that was included in his second album "Private Times...And The Whole 9!", in which he also covered the classic Eagles' 1976 hit "Hotel California". As songwriter and producer, Al B. Sure! introduced Jodeci, Tevin Campbell, Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case and Usher. In 1993 he was featured in David Bowie's "Black Tie White Noise" single, included in his same-titled album. In 1994 he covered "I'm Still In Love With You" (a glorious hit for Al Green in 1972) for the soundtrack of "Above The Rim". He has, as well, contributed backing vocals in recordings of Heavy D. & The Boyz, Starpoint, Jeremy Jordan and Chubb Rock, among others.
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Albums

W1 25662, CRC CR In Effect Mode — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! In Effect Mode (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Uptown Records W1 25662, CRC CR Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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7599 26005-4 Private Times...And The Whole 9! — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Private Times...And The Whole 9! (Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599 26005-4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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WPCR-2568 Private Times...And The Whole 9! — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Private Times...And The Whole 9!(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-2568 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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9 26973-2 Sexy Versus — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Sexy Versus (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26973-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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HBRCD 00092 Honey I'm Home — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Honey I'm Home(CD, Album) Hidden Beach Recordings HBRCD 00092 US 2009 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Money Ernin' Mt. Vernon — Al B. Sure! Heavy D. & The Boyz Featuring Al B. Sure! Heavy D. & The Boyz Featuring Al B. Sure! - Money Ernin' Mt. Vernon(2xAcetate, 12", S/Sided) MCA Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
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7-28192-ADJ Nite And Day — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Nite And Day (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7-28192-ADJ US 1988 Sell This Version
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7-27762 Rescue Me — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Rescue Me (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7-27762 US 1988 Sell This Version
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10P3-6043 Off On Your Own (Girl) — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Off On Your Own (Girl) (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 10P3-6043 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
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9 27772-4, 4-27772 Killing Me Softly — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Killing Me Softly (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 27772-4, 4-27772 US 1988 Sell This Version
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103846-1AX Vapors / Comin Thru / Off On Your Own (Girl) — Al B. Sure! Biz Markie, Al B. Sure!, Ice-T, Royalty Biz Markie, Al B. Sure!, Ice-T, Royalty - Vapors / Comin Thru / Off On Your Own (Girl)(Flexi, 7", EP, Promo) Eva-Tone Soundsheets 103846-1AX US 1988 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-3475 If I'm Not Your Lover — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! If I'm Not Your Lover (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-3475 US 1988 Sell This Version
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7-21889 Nite And Day / Off On Your Own (Girl) — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Nite And Day / Off On Your Own (Girl) (Single) Uptown Records, Warner Bros. Records 7-21889 US 1988 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-4809 Had Enuf? — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Had Enuf? (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-4809 US 1990 Sell This Version
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W 9992 (T), W9992T, 7599 21500-0 The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) — Al B. Sure! Quincy Jones & Barry White Featuring Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge Quincy Jones & Barry White Featuring Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge - The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) (Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records, Qwest Records W 9992 (T), W9992T, 7599 21500-0 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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7599-21829-0 Missunderstanding — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Missunderstanding (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Uptown Records 7599-21829-0 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-4627 No Matter What  You Do / Al’l Justify Your Love — Al B. Sure! Diana Ross and Al B. Sure! Diana Ross and Al B. Sure! - No Matter What You Do / Al’l Justify Your Love (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Uptown Records PRO-CD-4627 US 1990 Sell This Version
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0-40525 Right Now — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure* Right Now (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 0-40525 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-5785 Natalie — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! Natalie (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5785 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-5952 I Don't Wanna Cry — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! I Don't Wanna Cry (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5952 US 1992 Sell This Version
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74321 14868 2 Black Tie White Noise — Al B. Sure! David Bowie Featuring Al B. Sure! David Bowie Featuring Al B. Sure! - Black Tie White Noise (Maxi, Single) Arista, BMG, Savage Records 74321 14868 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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98283-4 I'm Still In Love With You / Part Time Lover — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! / H-Town Al B. Sure! / H-Town - I'm Still In Love With You / Part Time Lover(Cass, Single) Death Row Records (2), Interscope Records 98283-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
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PRCD 5580 I'm Still In Love With You — Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! I'm Still In Love With You(CD, Single, Promo) Death Row Records (2), Interscope Records PRCD 5580 US 1994 Sell This Version
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RCDJ-68340-2 I Just Wanna Stop — Al B. Sure! Joe Taylor (6) With Al B. Sure! Joe Taylor (6) With Al B. Sure! - I Just Wanna Stop(CD, Single, Promo) RCA Victor RCDJ-68340-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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422860616-4 I Do — Al B. Sure! Dean Phil!* Featuring Al B. Sure! Dean Phil!* Featuring Al B. Sure! - I Do (Single) MoJazz 422860616-4 US 1997 Sell This Version