Albert Joseph Brown III (born June 4, 1968, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and Mount Vernon, New York.During the late 1980s under the stage name Al B. Sure!, he enjoyed a brief run as one of new jack swing’s most popular romantic singers and producers.
His debut album from 1988, In Effect Mode, sold more than two million copies, topping the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks. He received numerous Grammy and American Music Award (AMA) nominations, and won an AMA for Best New R&B Artist. He also received several Soul Train Award nominations, and won the award for Best New Artist. He also won several New York Music Awards. In addition, his 900 phone line was third in generating revenue, following those for New Kids on the Block and Run-D.M.C.
As a writer and producer, Brown introduced the multi-platinum group Jodeci and teen R&B performer Tevin Campbell (also one of Quincy Jones’s former protégés), as well as Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case, and Usher to the music industry.
“If I’m Not Your Lover” was produced by Teddy Riley and remixed by Al B. Sure! and Roey Shamir, the single was the last of five to be released from the In Effect Mode album and would reach No.2 on the Billboard R&B charts.
If I’m Not Your Lover (12″ Remix) 5:50
If I’m Not Your Lover (LP Version) 4:00
If I’m Not Your Lover (R&B Remix) 3:50
If I’m Not Your Lover (7″ Remix) 4:05