Horace Brown

Horace Brown's voice brings forth the sounds of traditional gospel, soul, and modern R&B. Horace was the first artist to be signed to Motown Records under the guidance of Andre Harrell. This powerful singer had first been on Harrell's Uptown Records.

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Horace Brown was the son of a Baptist minister, and the music of the church and its influence is apparent. When DeVante Swing of Jodeci received a copy of Brown's demo tape (Brown wrote, sang, and played all the instruments on the tape) from a friend, he gave the tape to Andre, who started his career. The following year Horace was flown to Los Angeles to co-write and sing for Christopher Williams' 'All I See' single. Soon after that, Harrell, who was at the session, signed him to his new label, Uptown. He recorded an album for the label, but it was never released. In fact, the only product that emerged from his three years at the label was his 1994 debut single, 'Taste Your Love', which Mo' Better Music promoted. His first recordings for the Motown label were two singles, 'One For The Money' and 'Enjoy Yourself', which accompanied his self-titled debut album in 1996. The album included a duet with Faith Evans on 'Doing Wrong', and 'Tell Me', a collaboration with Sean 'Puffy' Combs.