Bobby Brown says he's 'a changed man'

March 25, 2011 2:39:53 PM PDT
R&B singer Bobby Brown's successes were often overshadowed by addiction, legal problems and a world he says spiraled out of control. In town on tour, Brown tells ABC7 about his ''re-birth.''

Brown sold millions of records during his career. The Grammy winner told ABC7's Hosea Sanders that he is a changed man and spoke about his new family, new music and a new outlook on life. His new single "Get Out of the Way" was recently released and a new CD "The Masterpiece" is due out in May.

Brown joins Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill in Chicago for a Heads of State Tour at the Arie Crown Theatre, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit

(PRESS RELEASE) "Bad Boy Gone Good!
Bobby Brown, who is one of the biggest R&B stars in the business, came on the scene in the late 80's with his schoolmates, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell, to form New Edition. He left the group and released his debut solo album King of Stage in 1987 that produced the hit "Girlfriend". His follow-up album Don't Be Cruel, sold over 7 million copies and had 5 top ten hits as well as garnered him a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male in 1989. Brown and contributed to Ja Rule's single, "Thug Lovin" in 2002 which won Brown a Source Award for R&B/Rap Collaboration of the Year for 2003.

Brown, these days recognized as a "bad boy gone good" is ready to return to take his rightful place among today's R&B artists with his upcoming new CD, THE MASTERPIECE, to be released on BB Productions/Bronx Bridge Entertainment, Inc./Fontana on May 10, 2011, his first solo album in 13 years. Brown is also working on a reality television show in which he will appear with his fiancée Alicia Etheredge. This will follow- up on his appearances in "Gone Country," "Celebrity Fit Club" and "Being Bobby Brown". Brown recently suffered the loss of his beloved mother, Carole Brown, an event in his life that he says is "life-changing."

"It is a sad time for me right now. I am experiencing a tremendous loss but I vow to celebrate her life in every way that I can with my entire family, including my fiance, Alicia, and my children, Landon, Bobbi Kristina, LaPrincia, Bobby Jr. and Cassius." says BROWN.

The always exciting entertainer is gearing up for concert performances around the country with fellow R & B icons, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, billed as HEADS OF STATE, as well as promo appearances on national television to promote his new single "Get Out the Way"

"I look forward to putting out the new CD" said Brown "and doing the television performances (The View, Lopez Tonight and The Wendy Williams Show) to show everyone that B. Brown is back. In fact, I never left."