Throwback Thursday: Bobby Brown – “Something in Common” (featuring Whitney Houston) [Live at the 1993 Soul Train Awards]
On March 15, 1994 — one year after having their one and only child together — Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Brown (as introduced by Patti LaBelle) took the stage at the 8th Soul Train Awards. The then-married couple met at that very award show five years earlier. They performed “Something in Common,” their very first collabo and the only one to get the music video treatment. The song was a track from Brown’s third studio album, Bobby, and was released internationally as a single.
The performance took place at a time when the two were a power couple in the true sense of the word. Brown had just concluded another successful era with Bobby (which produced two top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100) while Houston had won Album of the Year at the Grammys (for The Bodyguard) just two weeks prior.
We all know how the story eventually ends, but on that particular day, there was never a better time to be Bobby & Whitney.