Bobby (Bobby Brown album)

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Studio album by Bobby Brown
Released August 25, 1992
Recorded February 1991–April 1992
Genre R&B, hip hop, new jack swing, dance-pop
Length 71:44
Label MCA
Producer Louil Silas, Jr. (ex.), Bobby Brown (ex.), Tommy Brown (ex.), Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Daryl Simmons, Teddy Riley, Demetrius Shipp, Thomas R. Taliaferro, Jr., Derek "DOA" Allen, Dennis Austin, BeBe Winans
Bobby Brown chronology
Don't Be Cruel
(1988)Don't Be Cruel1988
B.Brown Posse
(1993)B.Brown Posse1993
Singles from Bobby
  1. "Humpin' Around"
    Released: July 28, 1992
  2. "Good Enough"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Get Away"
    Released: January 5, 1993
  4. "That's the Way Love Is"
    Released: April 13, 1993
  5. "Something in Common"
    Released: December 7, 1993
  6. "Two Can Play That Game"
    Released: 25 June 1994 / 1 April 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [2]

Bobby is the third studio album by American R&B singer Bobby Brown, released in 1992 by MCA Records.

The album continued the R&B/new-jack sound of its successful predecessor, Don't Be Cruel. Babyface, L.A. Reid, and Daryl Simmons returned as songwriters and producers, however Brown also worked with new producers, most notably Teddy Riley, who was considered a pioneer of the new jack swing genre. Riley also co-wrote and produced the majority of the album. Brown also had more creative input and control of the album, becoming an executive producer and co-writing seven of the album's thirteen tracks.

Bobby peaked at #2 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, and spawned two Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles: "Humpin' Around" (#3) and "Good Enough" (#7). The album also peaked at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and reached #2 in Australia.

The album included Brown's first duet with wife Whitney Houston on "Something in Common", which was also released as a single.

Bobby generally received positive reviews from music critics. Brown received his second Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards for "Humpin' Around".

The album has been certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of over two million units in the United States.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Humpin' Around (Prelude)"     0:10
2. "Humpin' Around" Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Daryl Simmons, Bobby Brown, Thomas Keyes, Jan C. "Stylz" Styles[4] Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Daryl Simmons 6:18
3. "Two Can Play That Game" Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle, David "Redhead" Guppy, Bobby Brown Teddy Riley 4:59
4. "Get Away" Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle, Tony Haynes, Bobby Brown, Louil Silas, Jr. Teddy Riley 5:10
5. "Til The End Of Time" Teddy Riley, Demetrius Shipp, William "Rakim" Griffin Teddy Riley, Demetrius Shipp (co.) 5:20
6. "Good Enough" Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons 5:01
7. "Pretty Little Girl" Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons 5:09
8. "Lovin' You Down" Teddy Riley, Thomas R. Taliaferro, Jr. Teddy Riley, Thomas R. Taliaferro, Jr. (co.) 5:50
9. "One More Night" Teddy Riley, Herb Middleton, Bernard Belle Teddy Riley 6:28
10. "Something in Common" (duet with Whitney Houston) Teddy Riley, Bobby Brown, Bernard Belle, Whitney Houston Teddy Riley 4:59
11. "That's The Way Love Is" Teddy Riley, Demetrius Shipp, Aquil Davidson, Bobby Brown Teddy Riley, Demetrius Shipp (co.) 4:50
12. "College Girl" Bobby Brown, Derek "DOA" Allen Bobby Brown, Derek "DOA" Allen 6:05
13. "Storm Away" Bobby Brown, Dennis Austin, Kelvin Bowers Bobby Brown, Dennis Austin 6:05
14. "I'm Your Friend (Duet with Debra Winans)" BeBe Winans BeBe Winans 5:03
Total length: 71:44
Sample credits

Charts and certifications[edit]


  • Keyboards: Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface, Big Dave Repace, Huston Singletary, Dennis Austin, Cedric Caldwell, Robbie Buchanan
  • Drum Programming: Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface, Big Dave Repace, Huston Singletary, Dennis Austin, Donald Parks
  • Drums: Derek "DOA" Allen, Ricky Lawson
  • Percussion: Nate Hughes, Terry McMillan
  • Saxophone: Daniel LeMelle
  • Bass: Nathan East
  • Guitar: Paul Jackson, Jr.
  • Background Vocals: Bobby Brown, Teddy Riley, Chauncey Hannibal, Levi Little, Joseph Stonestreet, Marsha McClurkin, Mary Brown, Bernard Belle, Omar Chandler, Babyface, Emanuel Officer, Debra Killings, Ricky Bell, Daryl Simmons, Chanté Moore, Derek "DOA" Allen, Big Dave Repace, Robert Gonzales, Trina Broussard, Dennis Austin, Sophia Bender, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Angie Winans, Debra Winans
  • Recording engineer: Jean-Marie Horvat, Barney Perkins, Jim Zumpano, John Rogers, Neal H. Pogue, George Pappas, Phil Tan, Billy Whittington, Jeff Balding, Ronnie Brookshire, Mike Poole, Mike McCarthy, Rick Will
  • Mixing: Dave Way, Thom Russo, Teddy Riley, Jean-Marie Horvat, Barney Perkins, Dave Aron, Milton Chan, Keith "K.C." Cohen, Kimm James, Tony "TK" Kidd, Bobby Brown, Derek "DOA" Allen, Neal H. Pogue, Jeff Balding
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Executive Producer: Louil Silas, Jr., Bobby Brown, Tommy Brown
  • Photography: Albert Watson, Todd Gray
  • Art direction: Vartan
  • Design: John Coulter

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Bobby at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - December 23, 2015". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Stylz Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  5. ^ "rRIAA - Certified Awards Search". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-11-28.