Al B. Sure!

Al B. Sure!

Real Name:
Albert Joseph Brown III
Profile:
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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Al B. Sure! Discography

Albums

W2 25662 Al B. Sure! In Effect Mode (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W2 25662 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 26005-4 Al B. Sure! Private Times...And The Whole 9! (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26005-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 26973-2 Al B. Sure! Sexy Versus (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26973-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
HBRCD 00092 Al B. Sure! Honey I'm Home(CD, Album) Hidden Beach Recordings HBRCD 00092 US 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none 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
9 21158-2 Al B. Sure! If I'm Not Your Lover (Single, Maxi) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 21158-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6043 Al B. Sure! Off On Your Own (Girl) (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 10P3-6043 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
7-27762 Al B. Sure! Rescue Me (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7-27762 US 1988 Sell This Version
92 77727 Al B. Sure! Killing Me Softly (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 92 77727 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-58 Al B. Sure! Nite And Day (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 10SW-58 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3890 Quincy Jones Featuring Barry White, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram And El DeBarge Quincy Jones Featuring Barry White, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram And El DeBarge - The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) (Single) Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-3890 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 21889-4 Al B. Sure! Nite And Day / Off On Your Own (Girl)(Cass, Single) Warner Bros. Records Inc. 9 21889-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
19590-4 Al B. Sure! Missunderstanding (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Uptown Records 19590-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
Pro-A-4444 Quincy Jones, Tevin Campbell, Siedah Garrett, Karyn White, Melle Mel, Ray Charles, The Winans, Big Daddy Kane, James Ingram, Ice-T, Al B. Sure!, El DeBarge Quincy Jones, Tevin Campbell, Siedah Garrett, Karyn White, Melle Mel, Ray Charles, The Winans, Big Daddy Kane, James Ingram, Ice-T, Al B. Sure!, El DeBarge - Listen Up(12") Qwest Records Pro-A-4444 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4809 Al B. Sure! Had Enuf? (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-4809 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4627 Diana Ross and Al B. Sure! Diana Ross and Al B. Sure! - No Matter What You Do (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-4627 US 1990 Sell This Version
0-40525 Al B. Sure* Right Now (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 0-40525 US 1992 Sell This Version
pro-cd-5785 Al B. Sure! Natalie (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records pro-cd-5785 US 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5952 Al B. Sure! I Don't Wanna Cry (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5952 US 1992 Sell This Version
74321 148682 David Bowie Featuring Al B. Sure! David Bowie Featuring Al B. Sure! - Black Tie White Noise (Maxi, Single) Arista, BMG, Savage Records 74321 148682 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
98283-4 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
PRCD 5580 Al B. Sure! I'm Still In Love With You(CD, Single, Promo) Death Row Records (2) PRCD 5580 US 1994 Sell This Version
RCDJ-68340-2 Al B. Sure!, Joe Taylor (6) Al B. Sure!, Joe Taylor (6) - I Just Wanna Stop(CD, Single, Promo) RCA Victor RCDJ-68340-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
1569-012 Al B. Sure! Ooh Love(12") Fall Out Records 1569-012 US 2004 Sell This Version

Compilations

WPCP-5097 Al B. Sure! Nite And Day - Smooth Remix Selection(CD, EP, Comp) Warner Music Japan WPCP-5097 Japan 1992 Sell This Version