It's been 17 years since Al B. Sure recorded a studio album. But with the June 23 release of "Honey I'm Home" (Hidden Beach Recordings), the singer/songwriter joined a current wave of R&B vets—including Ginuwine, Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson—notching strong comebacks on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Al B. Sure! has signed with Hidden Beach Recordings and will release a new album on June 23. "Honey I'm Home" signals the artist's first new studio project in over 15 years.
Albums by a trio of R&B artists -- newcomer Alicia Keys, Sisqo, and Jagged Edge -- are at the forefront of the latest list of gold and platinum certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Keys' debut album, "Songs in A Minor" (J Records), Sisqo's sophomore Def Soul/Def Jam set "Return of Dragon," and JE's "Jagged Little Thrill" (Columbia), were certified for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies (gold) and 1 million copies (platinum), in a first accounting for each by the RIAA.