Jermaine Jackson

Full name: Jermaine  La Jaune Jackson
Alternate (Muslim) name: Mohammad Abdul Aziz Sharif
Date of birth: 11 December, 1954
Children: (with Hazel Gordy) Jermaine Jr. (1977), Autumn Joi (1978), Jaimy (1987), (with Margaret Maldonado) Jeremy (1986) and Jourdynn (1989), (with Alejandra Genevieve Oaiaza) Donte (1992, adopted), Jaafar (1996) and Jermajesty (2000)

Biography

Born as the 4thd child to parents Joseph and Katherine Jackson, Jermaine became the original lead singer of an earlier incarnation of The Jackson 5 until 1967 when younger brother Michael assisted lead vocals but Jermaine would co-lead with Michael for many years. Jermaine and his brothers signed with Motown Records in 1969. Jermaine was the co-lead singer of The Jackson 5, after his brother Michael, and sings notable parts of "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There", and "I Am Love". Like Michael, Jermaine also began a solo career concurrent to his tenure in The Jackson 5, and had many hits. 

Considered “one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music during the early 1970s, The Jackson 5’s combination of extraordinary musical talent and choreography has earned the family the status of pop royalty in the music world and was later responsible for providing the launching pads of the solo careers of both Jermaine and Michael.

The Jackson 5 were later known as The Jacksons when brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Michael and Randy signed to CBS Records, while Jermaine stayed loyal  to Motown and continued his solo career. Jermaine and the brothers reunited in 1984 at a peek of Jermaine’s success as an established solo artist.

Adored by millions of fans the world over, The Jacksons forever changed the landscape of popular music. The Jacksons’ unique brand of soulful pop-funk, their lengthy catalogue of hits, and their impeccable live performances have made them one of the most beloved musical acts of all time. Idols unlike any other in music history, the Jacksons redefined, reinvented, and reinvigorated popular music as we know it. For over 50 years, the Jackson brothers have been performing in front of crowds all over the world and been charting hits as a group and as solo artists.

Possessing one of the most elegant voices in the popular music industry and being a dynamic talented bass guitarist, Jermaine Jackson made his imprint in the musical landscape and raised the bar for future generations. Jermaine Jackson's unique, fantastic vocals are captured in numerous releases that include 14 Solo albums, 10 compilation albums, over 50 singles, 2 albums of The Jacksons, more than 20 albums of The Jacksons 5.

Besides making music with his brothers and on his own, Jermaine Jackson contributed his vocals to songs from various from artists and he recorded music together with artists such as Whitney Houston, Melissa, Adnan Sami, Sofia Marikh, Jocelyn Brown, Lydia, Theresa Rhodes, Syreeta Wright, Rita Coolidge and Táta Vega. Jermaine produced, arranged and wrte music for numerous bands and artists, including Switch, LoveSmith, Thelma Houston, Syreeta Wright, Whitney Houston, Boys Next Door, Mandy Lee and Cher Lloyd. Plus, Jermaine is mentoring his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty to launch their singing careers and he also recorded music with them.

As a solo artists as well as a member, singer and bassist player of The Jacksons 5 and The Jacksons, Jermaine Jackson has been a performer live on stage all over the world for over 5 decades. He continues to perform all over the globe and launch new stage concepts.

Jermaine Jackson is an incredible, and unfortunately a lot of times much  underrated, bass player

As a high profile person and living a life in the public’s eye, Jermaine Jackson is a TV personality and participated in various (reality) shows and of course  graced the covers of numerous magazines. 

Through songs, appearances, performances, speeches and statements, Jermaine Jackson makes humanitarian efforts to contribute to numerous charity organizations and awareness programs to raise money, to give back and to make the world a better place. In 1989, after a trip to Bahrain, Jermaine converted to Islam. His Muslim name is Mohammad Abdul Aziz Sharif.

Besides being a musician, performer and humanitarian, Jermaine Jackson is an entrepreneur. Always being a keeper of the flame, Jermaine Jackson moves beyond the music in the worlds of entertainment, hospitality, jewelry and accessories and food and beverages to make his dreams come true and turn his creative concepts into reality. 

Last but not least, Jermaine Jackson publicly defended his brother Michael when he went through rough times. Jermaine is on a mission to make the world remember his brother for the great human being that he was. Jermaine wrote his memoirs in the book You Are Not Alone, Michael: Through A Brother’s Eyes, published in 2011 which is an intimate, loving portrait of his brother Michael, illuminating the private man like never before. In 2013, the book was fully revised and updated. Jermaine Jackson's memoirs is an Amazon and New York Times best seller!

Some of Jermaine's children, including his youngest songs Jaafar and Jermajesty, The Next Generation of Jacksons, are preparing to carry on the Legacy...

On Stage

Solo: 

With The Jacksons:

With The Jackson 5:

I Wish You Love (2012)

I Wish You Love
2012

1. I've Got the World On a String
2. I've Got You Under My Skin
3. I Wish You Love
4. Autumn Leaves / Les Feuilles Mortes with David Serero
5. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
6. But Not for Me
7. My Funny Valentine
8. Almost Like Being in Love
9. All the Things You Are

You Said (1991)

You Said
La Face Records, 1991

1. You Said, You Said
2. Rebel (With A Cause)
3. I Dream, I Dream (Interlude)
4. I Dream, I Dream
5. We're Making Whoopee
6. Treat You Right (Featuring Babyface)
7. Word To The Badd!! (Prelude)
8. Word To The Badd!! (Original Version)
9. A Lover's Holiday
10. Secrets
11. True Lovers
12.Don't You Deserve Someone
13. Word To The Badd!! (Album Version)
14. You Said, You Said (Extended Remix)

Don't Take It Personal (1989)

Don’t Take It Personal
Arista Records, 1989

1. Climb Out
2. Don't Take It Personal
3. Make It Easy On Love (Duet With Miki Howard)
4. So Right
5. I'd Like To Get To Know You
6. Two Ships (In The Night)
7. Rise To The Occasion (Duet With La La)
8. Feel The Need
9. Next To You
10. Don't Make Me Wait

Precious Moments (1986)

Precious Moments
Arista Records, 1986

1. Do You Remember Me?
2. Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone
3. Give A Little Love
4. Precious Moments
5. I Think It's Love
6. Our Love Story
7. I Hear Heartbeat
8. If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (Duet With Whitney Houston)
9. Voices In The Dark
10. Words Into Action

Dynamite (1984)

Dynamite
Arista Records, 1984

1. Dynamite
2. Sweetest Sweetest
3. Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) (Duet With Michael Jackson)
4. Escape From The Planet of the Ant Men
5. Come To Me (One Way Or Another)
6. Do What You Do
7. Take Good Care Of My Heart (Duet with Whitney Houston)
8. Some Things Are Private
9. Oh Mother

Let Me Tickle Your Fancy (1982)

Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Motown Records, 1982

1. Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
2. Very Special Part
3. Uh Uh, I Didn't Do It
4. You Belong To Me (Duet With Syreeta)
5. You Moved A Mountain
6. Running
7. Messing Around
8. This Time
9. There's A Better Way
10. I Like Your Style

I Like Your Style (1981)

I like your style 
Motown Records, 1981

1. I Gotta Have Ya
2. I'm Just Too Shy
3. You're Givin' Me The Runaround
4. Paradise In Your Eyes
5. Is It Always Gonna Be Like This
6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
7. Maybe Next Time
8. I Can't Take No More
9. It's Still Undone
10. I'm My Brother's Keeper

Jermaine (1980)

Jermaine 
Motown Records, 1980

1. The Pieces Fit
2. You Like Me Don't You
3. Little Girl Don't You Worry
4. All Because Of You
5. You've Changed (Interlude)
6. First You Laugh, Then You Cry
7. I Miss You So
8. Can I Change My Mind
9. Beautiful Morning

Let's Get Serious (1980)

Let’s Get Serious
Motown Records, 1980

1. Let's Get Serious
2. Where Are You Now
3. You Got To Hurry Girl
4. We Can Put It Back Together
5. Burning' Hot
6. You're Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me
7. Feelin' Free

Frontiers (1978)

Frontiers
Motown Records, 1978

1. Let It Ride
2. The Force
3. Take A Trip To My Tomorrow
4. Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (I Love You)
5. You Gave Me Something To Believe In
6. I Love Every Little Thing About You
7. Isn't She Lovely
8. Castles Of Sand

Feel The Fire (1977)

Feel The Fire 
Motown Records, 1977

1. Feel The Fire (Burning From Me To You)
2. You Need To Be Loved
3. Strong Love
4. Git Up And Dance
5. I Love You More
6. Happiness Is
7. Some Kind Of Woman
8. Got To Get To You Girl
9. Take Time

My Name Is Jermaine (1976)

My name is Jermaine
Motown Records, 1976

1. Let's Be Young Tonight
2. Faithful
3. Look Past My Life
4. Bass Odyssey
5. Who's That Lady
6. Lovely, You're The One
7. Stay With Me
8. I Just Want To Take This Time
9. My Touch Of Madnes

Come Into My Life (1973)

Come Into My Life 
Motown Records, 1973

1. Sitting On The Edge Of My Mind
2. You're In Good Hands
3. I Need You More Now Than Ever
4. If You Don't Love Me
5. A Million To One
6. The Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall)
7. Does Your Mama Know About Me
8. Come Into My Life
9. So In Love
10. Ma

Jermaine (1972)

Jermaine 
Motown Records, 1972

1. That's How Love Goes
2. I'm In A Different World
3. Homeward Bound
4. Take Me In Your Arms
5. I Only Have Eyes For You
6. I Let Love Pass Me By
7. Live It Up
8. If You Were My Woman
9. Ain't That Peculiar
10. Daddy's Home