King of Stage

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King of Stage
Bobby Brown - King Of Stage album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 9, 1986
RecordedMarch 5, – June 13, 1986
GenreR&B, soul, pop
ProducerLarry Blackmon
Robert Brookins
Paul Jackson, Jr.
Michael Lovesmith
John Luongo
Larry White
Bobby Brown chronology
King of Stage
Don't Be Cruel
Singles from King of Stage
  1. "Girlfriend"
    Released: October 14, 1986
  2. "Girl Next Door"
    Released: January 6, 1987
  3. "Seventeen"
    Released: 1987

King of Stage is the debut album by American R&B singer Bobby Brown. Following his exit from New Edition, and at 16, Brown signed a contract with his former group's label, MCA, which had earlier promised Brown a solo deal if he had decided to leave New Edition and also signed with manager Steven Machat, who also worked with Ready for the World. The debut album was released in 1986. Brown had a number-one R&B hit with the ballad, "Girlfriend" but the album didn't do as well.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Released December 9, 1986 on MCA Records. It spawned the singles "Girlfriend", "Seventeen" and "Girl Next Door".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Girlfriend" – 6:16 (Kirk Crumpler, Lee Peters, Larry White)
  2. "Girl Next Door" – 4:08 (Blane, Martin)
  3. "Baby, I Wanna Tell You Something" – 3:47 (Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Nathan Leftenant)
  4. "You Ain't Been Loved Right" – 5:07 (Michael Lovesmith)
  5. "King of Stage" – 5:07 (John Luongo, Khris Kellow, Doctor Ice)
  6. "Love Obsession" – 4:43 (Steve Lindley, Richard Nuttal, Ian Legall)
  7. "Spending Time" – 3:58 (Allen N. Jones)
  8. "Seventeen" – 4:17 (Robert Brookins, Tony Haynes)
  9. "Your Tender Romance" – (Paul Jackson Jr., Tony Haynes) 5:10


    • Adapted from liner notes
  • Bobby Brown: Main Vocals
  • Lee Peters, Olie Bowlds, Richard Aquon, Allyson Williams, Tomi Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Marva King, Angel Eve, Lance "Romance" Matthews, Scopin Scott, Smooth Bee, Victor Lee-Love, Debbie Kole, Jilliann, Willie Morris, Lena Seinday, Sue Ann, Mont Seward: Vocal Backing
  • Paul Jackson Jr.: Guitars, Keyboards, Bass
  • Melvin Wells: Guitars, Keyboards
  • Larry White: Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Vocal Backing
  • Kevin Choken, Emilio Conesa: Guitars
  • Robert Brookins, Khris Kellow, Michael Lovesmith, Grady Wilkins: Keyboards, Vocal Backing
  • Roland Ramos: Percussion
  • Maurice Bailey: Scratching
  • Melicio "The Cat" Magdaluyo: Saxophone


Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Pop Albums[2] 88
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums[2] 12


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1986 "Girlfriend" 57 1
1987 "Girl Next Door" - 31
"Seventeen" - -

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Bobby Brown: King Of Stage > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 07 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Brown US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  3. ^ "Bobby Brown US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-07.