Jermaine LaJaune Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana in 1954. He was elected "most talented" and "best dressed" in high school and was the original lead singer of The Jackson Brothers until 1967 when he and Michael shared the lead vocals as a part of The Jackson Five in songs like "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There" and "I Am Love." In 1975, after 14 years performing with his brothers, Jermaine split from The Jackson Five to continue his solo career at Motown Records and had a hit with the 1972 Shep and the Limelites cover of "Daddy's Home." Jermaine was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance with his 1980 album "Let's Get Serious," and had numerous top 20 hits during his solo career including "That's How Love Goes," Let's Be Young Tonight," "Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin'" and "Bass Odyssey," in addition to many others. His final chart success, 1989's "Don't Take It Personal", hit #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart.
In 1992 Jermaine produced "The Jacksons: An American Dream," an award-winning and highly-rated miniseries about The Jackson Five in which he played a younger version of his father. In 2007 he participated in "Celebrity Big Brother UK," where he finished the contest in second place and in 2008 he was featured as a guest judge on "Australia Idol." Today, Jermaine is involved with several charity projects with orphaned children around the world and is working on a reunion tour with his brothers.
Jermaine is a practicing Muslim and lives between Los Angeles and the Middle East with his wife Halima Rashid. He has seven children; Jermaine Jr., Autumn, Jaimy, Jeremy, Jourdynn, Jaffar and Jermajesty.
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