Also Happy 30th Anniversary To This Timeless Iconic New Jack Swing R&B Classic Album For All Time Bobby Brown "Don't Be Cruel". This Brother At The Time Held The R&B Crown & Definately Was Unstoppable At This Particular Time In The R&B Game. And Still 30yrs Later This Classic Album Is Alive And Well In These Clubs & On The Radio As Well. So Thank You @kingbobbybrown @la_reid @babyface @teddyriley1 for making major history with this masterpiece. As You Can This Is My Original Cassette Tape For Some 30yrs Now. #ne4life#bobbybrownfanlife#june20th#30thanniversary#bobbybrown#dontbecruel#thebeginningofthenewjackswingera
On this day june 20th,1988 grammy award artist @kingbobbybrown released his 2nd album "DON'T BE CRUEL" selling 14-million copies in the U.S. happy 30th anniversary. #bobbybrown#dontbecruel#rnbmusic#80srnb#legend#icon#kingofstage#newjackswing#30thanniversary#rnbsouleffect#rnbgroove#hotrnb Hit Singles Don't Be Cruel My Prerogative Roni Every Little Step Rock Wit'cha "DON'T BE CRUEL" ALBUM TEAM RECORDING SESSIONS 1987-1988 Babyface – mixing, producer, background vocals Bernard Belle – background vocals Bobby Brown – primary artist, producer, background vocals Tommy Brown – finger snaps, production coordination Aaron Hall – background vocals Ja – album art direction Kayo – guest artist, background vocals L.a. Reid – producer Markell Riley – drum programming Teddy Riley – keyboards, mixing, background vocals Louil Silas, Jr. – executive producer, remixing Daryl Simmons – producer, background vocals Karyn White – guest artist, background vocals Larry White – assistant engineer, bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, mixing, producer, background vocals The album also spent a total of 11 non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart over the course of 1988 and 1989. It spent an eight-week non-consecutive run at number one from September–November 1988, and then remarkably returned to number one four months later in March 1989. Don't Be Cruel was the best-selling album of 1989 in the United States, and finished number one on the Billboard Year-End album chart. Don't Be Cruel received extremely positive reviews from music critics.Brown also won his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 1990 Grammy Awards for "Every Little Step". The album has been certified 14× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of over fourteen million units in the United States.
Now playing: “Don’t Be Cruel” by Bobby Brown (1988). Bobby was a force to be reckoned with in the late 80s thanks to this album, his second release that seems more like an official debut, the way it reintroduced Mr. Brown as a new jack swing pioneer. Best tracks: “My Prerogative,” “Every Little Step,” “Roni,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Rock Wit’cha” #soul#newjackswing#pop#music#vinyl#bobbybrown