Jaafar Jackson is a rising singer, songwriter, entertainer and actor in Los Angeles, California.
As a young child, Jaafar had aspirations of being a professional golfer, however, having grown up surrounded by a family of iconic entertainers in Encino, California his entire life, it was only natural that Jaafar followed suit.
As the Jackson family notably holds the most powerful musical influencers in the world, Jaafar naturally has an amazingly eccentric and extraordinary taste in music. Along with listening to film scores, Jaafar spends his time showcasing a great deal of variety in his selections from icons such as Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder to Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and his family's music.
Beginning his music career at the tender age of 12, Jaafar is well versed in playing the piano and has developed a slew of techniques and a wealth of knowledge of music and artistry. Jaafar and his younger brother Jermajesty originally planned to be a music group, however they are now both preparing a solo career while doing stuff together as well.
A creative spirit, Jaafar also shares his appreciation for the arts which includes drawing, traveling and a keen love for fashion. Outside of America, his favorite places to visit are Hong Kong and Austria. The landscaping, shops, and great energy are what Jaafar says makes these places dear to his heart.
In 2017, Jaafar made his modeling debut as well as his stage debut, when he performed together with his father Jermaine and brother Jermajesty singing "The Christmas Song" live on stage with a full Metropole Orchestra for the televised MAX Proms event in the Netherlands.
Jaafar made his solo artist stage debut in 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood performing a set of four songs ("You're The One", "Take Control", "Hurricane" and "Stir Me Up") with 1500 or Nothin' at an event titled The Reveal.
Jaafar's passion extends beyond music to include the arts, such as drawing, traveling, and fashion. Moreover, he is driven by a deep desire to make a positive social impact through his music and actively supports various social causes.
With the invaluable guidance and mentorship from his father, Jermaine, Jaafar has spent over a decade collaborating with a diverse team of producers and writers, crafting exceptional music.
As an artist, Jaafar's primary goal is to create exceptional music that tells compelling stories and inspires people to embrace their true selves. His captivating tenor voice, magnetic Pop and R&B vibe, and undeniable swagger are poised to resonate with audiences of all backgrounds and ages.
With his long anticipated debut single and music video “Got Me Singing” released on 28 June 2019, Jaafar Jackson started raising his own bar. With its bold, flirtatious lyrics backed by its Caribbean inspired melodic content, “Got Me Singing’” has a certified summertime vibe. Shot in Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the accompanying video has since garnered almost 9 million views on YouTube. With its eye-catching choreography intertwined with an intoxicating, yet chill atmosphere, this was to be expected.
Exciting news awaits fans as Jaafar portrays his uncle, Michael Jackson, in the highly anticipated biopic MICHAEL, set for a global release. Lionsgate is releasing the movie in the United States on April 18, 2025, with Universal Pictures handling overseas distribution (excluding Japan). Directed by Antoine Fuqua, produced by Graham King with a screenplay by John Logan, this opportunity humbles and honors Jaafar as he brings his uncle's extraordinary story to life on the big screen.
Jaafar's ultimate ambition is to uphold his family's legacy while revolutionizing the music recording industry. With his distinctive Jackson-esque tone, striking good looks, remarkable dance skills, and ingenious songwriting abilities, he is poised to make a lasting impact and captivate audiences worldwide.
Stay tuned for Jaafar Jackson's incredible musical journey and witness the evolution of a true artist destined for greatness.
Jaafar is taking the time to create incredible, hot and mind-blowing songs to surprise everyone when he releases his debut album.
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Jaafar Jackson collaborated with producer Hardy Indiigo and completed an album. Unfortunately, the album's launch was cancelled last minute.
Where Are You
Got Me Singing
Ready For Ya