King of Stage

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King of Stage
Bobby Brown - King Of Stage album cover.jpg
Studio album by Bobby Brown
Released December 11, 1986
Recorded March 5, 1986 – June 13, 1986
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 42:29
Label MCA
Producer Larry 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: 1987

King of Stage is the debut album by American R&B singer/occasional rapper/dancer 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Released December 11, 1986 on MCA Records. It spawned the singles "Girlfriend", "Seventeen" and "Girl Next Door".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Girlfriend" – 6:16 (Crumpler, Peters, White)
  2. "Girl Next Door" – 4:08 (Blane, Martin)
  3. "Baby, I Wanna Tell You Something" – 3:47 (Blackmon, Jenkins, Leftenant)
  4. "You Ain't Been Loved Right" – 5:07
  5. "King of Stage" – 5:07
  6. "Love Obsession" – 4:43
  7. "Spending Time" – 3:58
  8. "Seventeen" – 4:17 (Robert Brookins, Tony Haynes)
  9. "Your Tender Romance" –(Paul Jackson Jr., Jr., Tony Haynes) 5:10


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

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.