PUBLISHED ON : NOVEMBER 3, 2016 / 10:05 AM

Since his early days with New Edition, Bobby Brown has had "IT." As a singer, he could melt all the girls' hearts. As a dancer, he was the perfect mix between Michael Jackson and James Brown. We'll always remember Bobby Brown as one of the kings of New Jack Swing and today is no different. Usher, Chris Brown and Jason Derulo all took notes from Brown's playbook, whether they want to admit it or not. He paved the way for showmanship in R&B.