Bobby Brown Begins Jail Sentence for DUI

Bobby Brown of New Edition performs during the Soul Train Awards 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bobby Brown has surrendered to authorities and will begin a 55-day jail sentence for a driving under the influence conviction.

Brown's attorney and a spokesman for the city attorney's office say the R&B singer turned himself in at a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday.

Brown pleaded no contest to DUI and driving on a suspended license in February. He will also be required to serve four years on informal probation and complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program after he is released.

The conviction is Brown's second for DUI in less than a year. He avoided jail after pleading no contest to a March 2012 drunk driving case.

In between arrests, the 44-year old New Edition singer got married to Alicia Etheredge and released his first album in 14 years.