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is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his exit from the group in 1985.
Starting a solo career, he enjoyed success with his second album in 1988, Don't Be Cruel, which spawned a number of hit singles including the self-penned "My Prerogative", and the Grammy Award-winning "Every Little Step" which became his signature song.
Travis Pettus would also leave the group and they became a quartet of Bell, Tresvant, Bivins, and Brown.