Sleepy Brown

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Sleepy Brown
Brown performing in Detroit, Michigan at the Bodega Event, Theatre District in August 2006
Brown performing in Detroit, Michigan at the Bodega Event, Theatre District in August 2006
Background information
Birth namePatrick Leroy Brown
Born (1970-01-24) January 24, 1970 (age 51)
OriginSavannah, Georgia, U.S.
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1992–present
Associated acts

Patrick Leroy "Sleepy" Brown (born January 24, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer from Savannah, Georgia. He is one-third of the successful Atlanta-based production team of Organized Noize,[1] which has created hits for acts such as Outkast, Goodie Mob and TLC. TLC's "Waterfalls", penned by Brown and Organized Noize's Rico Wade and Ray Murray, was a #1 hit single on Billboard's Hot 100 in the summer of 1995.


Patrick Brown was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 24, 1970.[2][3]

Besides production work, Brown also records as an artist himself, both for his own recordings (including his 2004 single "I Can't Wait" from the Barbershop 2: Back in Business film soundtrack), and on songs with collaborators such as Beyoncé and Big Boi (on the latter's US No. 1 and UK No. 7 hit "The Way You Move").[1][4] Brown independently released his debut solo album, Sleepy's Theme – The Vinyl Room in 1998. He was slated to release an album on the DreamWorks Records label called 'For the Grown and Sexy', but the release was scrapped when DreamWorks label folded.[1]

He is now signed to Big Boi's label Purple Ribbon Records and released his second album, Mr. Brown on October 3, 2006.[1]

Brown is the son of Jimmy Brown, the lead vocalist and saxophonist for the 1970s funk band, Brick.[1]




Featured singles

Select guest appearances[edit]

(excluding songs with the Dungeon Family)

With Dungeon Family[edit]


  • Idlewild (2006) – Syncopated Church Orchestra

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2001 Stankonia Grammy Award for Album of the Year Nominated [7]
1995 "Waterfalls" Grammy Award for Record of the Year Nominated [7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography by Cyril Cordor". Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  2. ^ Patrick "Sleepy" Brown Biography
  3. ^ Associated Press: Today in History – January 24, 2010[dead link]
  4. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 82. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "Big Boi & Sleepy Brown - The Big Sleepover". Apple Music. December 10, 2021. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  6. ^
  7. ^ a b "Patrick Brown". November 19, 2019.

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