Al B. Sure! Bio

Al B. Sure!’s career in music and entertainment spans over three decades since he was introduced to the world in 1988 by music and business legends Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, Andre’ Harrell and DJ Eddie F of Heavy D & the Boyz. Collectively, they contributed to Al B. Sure! becoming one of history’s most innovative writers, producers and recording artists.

Al B. Sure!’s work as a change agent finds him intersecting his role as the host of a leading nationally syndicated radio program Love and R&B to becoming a mouthpiece for the amplification of social justice and civil rights issues. In the wake of the current climate, he utilizes his platforms to highlight the needs for racial justice, education equity, voter education, criminal justice reform, mentorship and much more. He participated in two of the most significant events of 2020, the historic March on Washington and the funeral of George Floyd, whose death was the catalyst for a global movement around police accountability.

Al B. Sure!’s work in the community around issues that impact vulnerable populations stems from his upbringing in a household that espoused positive values and he was raised under the principle “to whom much is given much is required.”  As a result, Al B. Sure! has contributed to music scholarship programs across the country and lent his leadership to different educational programs dedicated to musical excellence.


Al B. Sure!’s 1988 debut Warner Bros album “In Effect Mode” has been RIAA certified triple platinum and climbed to the #1 position on Billboard’s R&B chart for an astounding seven straight weeks. Al’s mentor Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. selected Al as the 1st winner of the prestigious Sony Innovator Talent Search in a blindfold contest. Subsequently, Al would go on to work with Quincy, the late Barry White, El Debarge, and James Ingram on the historic #1 gold single, Secret Garden of Q’s Back on the Block. The double-platinum effort produced by the legend himself and now his youngest son, Quincy’s Godfather.

Al B. Sure! has been nominated for 4 Grammys, won the American Music Award for Best New R & B Artist. Multiple Soul Train Award nominations, winning the Soul Train Award for Best New Artist; several New York Music Awards and more than Seventy-Five (75) ASCAP Awards for writing and composition performance and was appointed to the prestigious role of VP of A & R for Motown Records. Al B! is a voting member of the Grammys; a prominent member of Grammy’s In My District; a Member of the Board of Directors for B.R.A.I.N (Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network), an organization Advancing Research, Recovery and Residential Care; and a member of the Board of Directors of The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Radio Journey:

As a youth from Mt. Vernon, NY,  Albert Brown, III, shied away from his secret passion of singing in the church choir so his pastor found an alternative route to keep him involved and instructed young Al to assist him in building a recording booth adjacent to the pulpit for purposes of capturing a four-track recording of Sunday’s sermon and angelic choir. Subsequently, deliver “a show” to the local WVOX AM radio station. Without instruction, young Albert thought that he would honor his pastor by plugging in the microphone and voicing an introduction on the cassette tape for his spiritual leader for the local market to know where to come to worship, the time and how blessed they would be if the attended one of his services… The birth and Love of radio for Al B. Sure!

In early 2000’s during a visit to the Bay Area for a charity event with the Oakland Raiders, Al B! visited Clear Channel Communications for an interview with lady radio legend Renel on 981 KISS FM. The Program Director, Michael Erickson, called ABS! to his office after hearing the interview and asked if he’d consider doing a weekend radio show on his station featuring the soundtrack of our generation. Al B. Sure! replied “When Do We Start?” All went amazingly well. This was the training ground for the next step to come: a call from ABC Radio Networks Exec Daryl Brown. “We hear & like what you’re doing. It’s time to take it to another level and affiliate your show.” As timing would have it, 98.1 Kiss FM was in the process of changing formats. It was time for the next move.

In 2006 Al B! launched Secret Garden Radio which is an updated version of the traditional Quiet Storm format of intense romantic classic hit music, adding celebrity interviews focused on relationship driven topics. The ABC Radio Network syndicated show format included inventory of 60+ stations via The Touch domestically and 170+ countries via The Armed Forces Network.  Al B!’s vision for the new format is to take the listener on a journey, supplying romantic, current and classic, hit soulful music, including weekly visits from celebrity guests and intriguing personalities from every genre of the entertainment industry. The network success of Al B. Sure!’s innovative SG radio initiative would illicit a call from Clear Channel Communications (iHeart Media) program director Randy R Dub Williams to have Al host mid-days @ Hot 92.3’s Old School R&B Station in LA, Radio’s #2 market. Al B! held top 5 ratings in the LA market for more than 5 years until the format change to REAL 92.3 LA’s Home for Hip-Hop. Al B! currently hosts @iHeartRadio’s morning edition of Secret Garden Slow Jams daily 5AM-9AM(PST). Al executive produces and programs the SGR evening format in The Entertainment Capital of the World’s historic KCEP @Power88Vegas radio station, a significant part of the Las Vegas culture. ABS would subsequently go on to launch the quarterly “Secret Garden Family Reunion” concert series at Craig Ranch Amphitheater in North Las Vegas for more than 7, 500 fans.

Currently the host of Urban One/Reach Media syndicated show “Love and R&B Hosted by Al B. Sure!”.  The Voice of Night Time Radio hosts alongside Rickey Smiley, Russ Parr and D.L. Hughley who are considered to be Urban One/ TV One Founder, Ms. Cathy Hughes “Dream Team of Syndicated Radio”. US Stations currently airing Al B. Sure!’s @LoveandRnBRadioShow • @MajicDC • 102.3 & 92.7 FM (DMV) • @MagicBaltimore • 95.9 FM (Baltimore) • @Majic945 • 94.5 FM (Dallas Fortworth) • @955thelou • 95.5 FM (St. Louis) • @1063Chicago • 106.3 FM (Chi / Indiana) • @rnbcincy • 100.3 FM (Cincinatti) • @931wzak • 93.1 FM (Cleveland) • @magiccolumbus • 95.5 FM Columbus, OH) • @TheJuice1073 • 107.3 FM (Toledo, OH) • @foxy107104 • 107.1 & 104.3 FM (Raliegh, NC) • @KissRichmond • 99.3 & 105.7 FM (Richmond, VA) • @Hot929Nola • 92.9 FM (New Orleans)

Network Media Credits and Appearances

The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Quincy Jones “Listen Up,” Movie, Good Morning America, The Arsenio Hall Show, Rolonda, Donahue, @NBC Live at 5 w/ Sue Simmons, United Kingdom’s Top-of-the-Pops, Nia Peeples Party Machine, Club MTV w/ Downtown Julie Brown, Showtime at the Apollo, Soul Train w/ Don Cornelius, The Soul Train Music Awards, The GRAMMYS, the American Music Awards, Will Smith’s Fresh Prince of Bel Air, ABC’s Magic Johnson Special.  Al B! broke barriers at the MTV Network by hosting its 1st R&B show with the launch of MTV Jams.  Al B! also Co-Executive Produced Oscar Award winner, Jamie Foxx’s HBO Comedy Special, “I Might Need Security.” ABS! is featured in Usher’s VH-1 “Driven” special, a documentary on the Life of Usher with Al B! & P Diddy’s and the launch of his debut CD. ABS! co-hosts “Music Industry Experts” on Tribune’s @KTLA special coverage of the 50th Annual GRAMMY® Awards; hosted the pre-show for the American Music Awards; Al B! was the 2016 voice of the 2016 Trumpet Awards. @FOX 5 co-host GRAMMY predictions; @CBS Morning Break Charlotte; @ABC 7 Good Morning Washington; @ABC 13 Morning Blend, Vegas Cares; @FOX  2 Detroit Water Crisis; ReachMe.TV LA w/ Co-host w/ Marta Bloom.

Al B. Sure! Productions / Soundtracks / Appearances / Artist Collaborations

Boyz-N-the Hood, Jason’s Lyric, New Jack City, New York Undercover, Above the Rim, Southside with You (The Obama’s Story), The New Edition Story, The Breaks, Battleship, Littleman, Class Act, Every Body Hates Chris, Black Tie White Noise w/ David Bowie, Rev Al Green, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovie), Anthony Hamilton, Stevie J, Andy Madadian, Robert Palmer, Faith Evans, 112, Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, Rick James, Eric B. & Rakim, LL Cool J.,  Slick Rick the Ruler, Boys II Men, Tupac,  Eddie Murphy, Michael McDonald, Shanice Wilson, Heavy D & the Boyz, DJ Eddie F, Johnny Gill, Tevin Campbell, Usher. ABS! guest stars as “Nice Guy” in the CodeBlack /Universal feat “The HIT,” starring DeRay Davis & Blair Underwood. Al B! was “the voice” of season one on TV One’s #1 UnSung series and is now featured on his own episode of “UnSung” which is the most viewed of the series on the network; featured in the @BET documentary “Inside the Label” as the 1st platinum artist on the UpTown Records Label; makes a cameo appearance in the Adam Sandler @NETFLIX feature “Sandy Wexler;” featured in the upcoming 2018 A&E Life Story of Mike Tyson; collaboration w/ son @Quincy T. Brown “I Can Tell You” (Night & Day 2.0) the remake of Nite & Day 1988.



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