Albert Joseph Brown III - better known as singer and producer Al B. Sure - was a star football quarterback at Mount Vernon High School in New York. He was offered an athletic scholarship from The University Of Iowa but he rejected it to pursue music. In 1987, Quincy Jones selected Brown as first place winner of the Sony Innovators Talent Search. As winner of the talent showcase, Brown was awarded a record deal with Warner Brothers. Brown had originally planned to make his debut as a rapper, and he started in the music industry singing background on Heavy D and The Boyz 1987 debut album Livin' Large. He made a last minute change from rapping to singing just before releasing his 1988 debut album In Effect Mode. The album's first single Nite and Day earned Brown a Grammy Nomination in 1989. As a writer and producer, Brown has also introduced us to numerous artists including Jodeci, Tevin Campbell, Usher, Case and others.
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