B Howard – Wikipedia

American singer and songwriter

Musical artist

Brandon Howard , also known as B. Howard, is an American singer, record producer and songwriter.[1][2][3] His album Genesis was released in 2010.[3][4] Howard was credited as songwriter and producer on the song “I Ain’t Gotta Tell You” from Ne-Yo’s album In My Own Words, which topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2006.[5] Howard was also credited as a songwriter on “Can’t Get Tired of Me” from the album Face Off, a collaborative album by Omarion and Bow Wow, which debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 in 2007.[6] In 2016, Howard’s single, Don’t Say You Love Me, hit number 11 on Billboard’s Top Dance charts.[7]

Early life[edit]

B. Howard was born Brandon Alexander Howard April 2, 1981 in Los Angeles.[1][8] He was raised between Los Angeles and Chicago.[1] Howard’s mother, Miki Howard is also a successful singer-songwriter.[9]Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, was Miki’s manager in the ’80s.[1][8][10][11][12] His grandmother was Josephine Howard of The Caravans, the first group to have a gospel song played on secular radio.[13][14] B. Howard said he first considered working in finance. He was inspired by MTV videos of A-ha and Tears for Fears, instead choosing a career in music. He adopted the artist name “Sonik” and first worked with Gerald Levert in Cleveland, Ohio.[7]

Music career[edit]

Howard has been working as a record producer since 2003.[1]

B. Howard started a solo career in 2010 following the success of his single, “Dancefloor.”[1] In 2010, B Howard collaborated with Wyclef Jean and Jazmine Sullivan to revamp the song “Ke Nako” as a tribute to Nelson Mandela.[15]

The first single from Genesis, “Super Model”, was released via iTunes on February 8, 2011.[citation needed] The second single, “Dancefloor” made its US premiere on Wednesday, June 8 (2011) on iTunes and across all digital platforms.[16] Howard performed in Japan to support this release.[17] Howard is currently working on his upcoming American EP, Official.[4] His single “I Do It” and released in 2013.[4][18]

Howard’s single, Don’t Say You Love Me, hit number 11 on Billboard’s Top Dance charts in January 2016.[19] In 2018, Howard joined China’s virtual star festival in Beijing.[citation needed]

Michael Jackson comparisons[edit]

Howard’s similarities to the late pop icon Michael Jackson have been a source of speculation, and in 2014 FilmOn.com claimed to have evidence that proved paternity.[20] The tests were subsequently proven to be inconclusive.[20]

In March 2014, singer Akon gave an interview with Larry King in which he, as a recording artist who has worked with both Howard and Jackson, claimed to believe Howard was Michael Jackson’s son.[21]


Production and songwriting[edit]

Song Title Artist Album Release Date Credit
“Pass me by” Dru Hill Dru World Order 2002 Producer
“Good Luck” Marques Houston MH 2003 Songwriter
“Love You More” Ginuwine Single 2003 Songwriter
“Wide Open” LSG LSG2 2003 Producer
“Lesson Learned” LSG LSG2 2003 Producer
“Ya Kiss” Kevin Lyttle Kevin Lyttle 2004 Songwriter
“Taste of Dis” Brooke Valentine Chain Letter 2005 Writer and Arrangement
“Marriage” Marques Houston Naked 2005 Producer
“Covergirl” Brooke Valentine Chain Letter 2005 Producer
“Cheat” Marques Houston Naked 2005 Songwriter and producer
“What it Do” Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 2006 Songwriter and producer
Real Lyfe “Say Boo” Young Lyfe 2006 Songwriter and producer
“Kick Push II” Lupe Fiasco Food and Liquor 2006 Songwriter and producer
“I Ain’t Gotta Tell Ya” Ne-Yo In My Own Words 2006 Songwriter and producer
“Enough” Howard Hewett If Only 2007 Composer
“Favorite Girl” Marques Houston Veteran 2007 Producer, Songwriter and Instruments
“You Should’ve Been Told Me” Tichina Arnold Soul Free 2007 Songwriter and Vocal Arranger
“Never Be Lonely” Emily King East Story 2007 Songwriter and Vocal Arranger
“Can’t Get Tired of Me” Bow Wow Face Off 2007 Songwriter
“Gone With the Wind” Vanessa Hudgens Identified 2008 Songwriter
“Bedroom” Donnie Klang Just a Rolling Stone 2008 Writer
“Dr. Love” Donnie Klang Just a Rolling Stone 2008 Co-writer
“Portrait of Love” Cheri Denis In and Out of Love 2008 Songwriter
“Tonight” Marques Houston Mr. Houston 2009 Songwriter
“Now that I’m here” Jackie Boys Love and Beyond 2009 Songwriter and producer
“Truth” W-inds Single 2009 Songwriter and producer
“Let it Go” Double Single 2009 Songwriter
“Ke Nako” Various Listen Up! The Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Album 2010 Producer
“Back to life” Olivia Ong Romance 2011 Co-Producer
“Eventually” Double Woman 2011 Producer
“Passing By” Koda Kumi Dejavu 2011 Songwriter and producer
“Demon” Jay Park Single 2011 Songwriter
“Fly” 2Face Idiba The Unstoppable 2011 Songwriter and producer
“One Night” Keita Tachibana Slide ‘n’ Step 2013 Producer
“Searching” Keita Tachibana Slide ‘n’ Step 2013 Producer
“Addicted” Melissa B. Addicted 2013 Producer & Songwriter
“What You Started” Melissa B. What you Started 2013 Producer & Songwriter
“Pretty Girl” Keita Tachibana Slide ‘n’ Step 2013 Producer
“Feels Like Love” La Toya Jackson Single 2014 Producer
“Ain’t Missing you” Chief Keef Ain’t Missing you – Single 2015 Producer
“Champagne” Charisse Mills ft. French Montana Single 2015 Songwriter
“Blown Away” Joe EL Timeless 2015 Songwriter & ft. Artist
“Starlight” Melissa B. Starlight 2015 Producer, Songwriter & ft. Artist
“DSLYM” self Nothing to Prove 2015 Songwriter & Artist
“Mercy” Corey Feldman Angelic 2 the Core 2016 Songwriter & Artist
“Necessito Tú Amor” Fabio Legarda ft. B. Howard Single 2017 Songwriter & Artist
“You and Me” Alex To Single 2017 Songwriter & Producer
“Crazy” Bibi Zhou Single 2017 Songwriter


Genesis (released 2010)[edit]

  • Super Model
  • Addict
  • Electric Lights featuring Kamilah
  • Finally
  • Once Again
  • Take it Slow
  • Flashback
  • She’s Got a Man
  • Spend The Night
  • Crush
  • Ananda
  • Killah
  • Just Not Giving Up[22][23]

Guest vocalist[edit]


Title Release Date Album Billboard rank
“Super Model” 2011 Genesis
“Dancefloor” 2011 Genesis
“I Do It” 2013 Single
“DSYLM”, “Don’t Say You Love Me” 2015 Nothing to Prove No. 11
“Necesito tu Amor – Version Trap” 2017 Single No. 3, Latin charts



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  7. ^ a b “Don’t Say Michael Jackson. “Don’t Say You Love Me” is B. Howard’s Hit”. Huffington Post. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Nadine DeNinno (March 7, 2014). “Who Is Miki Howard And Is She The Mother Of Michael Jackson’s Alleged Love Child, Brandon Howard?”. International Business Times. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  9. ^ “Fred discusses Clay Aiken, Miki Howard and more”. Billboard.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  10. ^ Jeff Timmons (October 13, 2014). “Interview with B. Howard”. The Celebrity Cafe. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  11. ^ Yolanda Sangweni (March 14, 2014). “Exclusive: Miki Howard Denies Having a Son with Michael Jackson, Says ‘I Am Brandon Howard’s Father’. Essence. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  12. ^ “Interview: Jackson Family Protege B. Howard “Here I Am. Listen With Your Heart, Not Your Eyes”. You Know I Got Soul. September 2, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  13. ^ Anthony, Heilbut (1997). The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times. Limelight Editions. ISBN 0-87910-034-6.
  14. ^ “Black Gospel Blog”. Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  15. ^ Martin Myers (June 29, 2010). “It’s time for Ke Nako as jpre collaborates with international superstars”. Martin Myers. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  16. ^ “International Sensation B. Howard with ‘Dancefloor’. The Sop. June 11, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  17. ^ “MTV Live Wire – B.Howard”. MTV. October 14, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  18. ^ “Interview with King Empire Entertainment’s B. Howard”. Shift Magazine. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  19. ^ “B.Howard Exclusive Interview”. One West Magazine. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  20. ^ a b “Cleveland Native Michael Jackson’s Son? TMZ Calls DNA Results ‘Bogus’. Fox8.com. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  21. ^ “Akon Tells Larry King Brandon Howard Is Michael Jackson’s Son, Interview This Week”. TheGlobalDispatch.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  22. ^ “Genesis”. Last.fm. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  23. ^ “Genesis (U.S.)”. iTunes. Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  24. ^ “Various – Listen Up: The Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Album”. Discogs. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  25. ^ “Koda Kumi* – Dejavu”. Discogs. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  26. ^ Louis Ritot (February 17, 2015). “Stomy Bugsy Duet with the Alleged Son of Michael Jackson” (in French). Closer Magazine. Retrieved February 23, 2015.

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