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Bobby Brown has been entertaining fans for decades and giving the world classic albums, singles and more. Now the native Bostonian is being honored in a way which is totally him.

On Wednesday (May 26), a street in Boston was renamed Bobby Brown Way in a ceremony led by acting mayor Kim Janey. Brown, a co-founder of the 1980s group New Edition, eventually went onto solo success and earned the nickname the “King of R&B.”

Janey praised Brown as he was joined by his wife and daughter, stating Brown helped put Roxbury on the map and instilled a sense of pride in the community. The dedication occurred near Bivins Court at Ramsey Park, named after fellow New Edition co-founder Michael Bivins who was also on hand at the ceremony.

“Forever and always love you Roxbury,” Brown wrote on Instagram. “Thank you so much for today – I received a whole street and day May 26 in Boston. Thank you mayor Kim Janey @boston_mayor my brother Mike @617mikebiv and the city. I am forever grateful and proud.”

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