Freddie Jackson

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Freddie Jackson
Freddie Jackson

Freddie Jackson is an American R&B/Soul Singer.As a solo artist, Jackson has enjoyed consistent success with best-selling recordings and sold-out concerts. Freddie rose to fame via his debut album Rock Me Tonight.

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About

Freddie Jackson was born on October 2, 1956 in Harlem, New York. Freddie got his musical start as a gospel singer at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. While singing in the church, he met "Paul Laurence". After graduating, Freddie became a member of "Laurence-Jones Ensemble Group". They regularly performed at nightclub scene. Afterwards, Freddie transferred in the West Coast and became the lead singer of the band, "Mystic Merlin". Later on, he returned in New York to work again with Paul at his Hush Productions Company. He recorded a demo samples of Paul's compositions. He also became the back up singer of "Melba Moore" in his tour, after Melba saw Freddie performing in a New York nightclub.

In 1985, Freddie went into solo. He signed a recording contract under Capitol Records and released his debut album, Rock Me Tonight. The album became number 1 in the US R&B Charts. His singles, "Rock Me Tonight" landed #1 for six weeks at the R&B Charts, "You are My Lady" also reached number 1 at the R&B Charts. Other singles like, "He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)" and "Love Is Just a Touch Away" also reached the R&B Top Ten. The album has sold four million copies and became platinum.

His next album, Just Like The First Time was released in 1986. The album reached #1 on the R&B Album Charts. It also features number one hit singles like "Tasty Love," "Have You Ever Loved Somebody," and "Jam Tonight". His other single, "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love" peaked #2 at the R&B Charts.

In 1988, his third album, Don't Let Love Slip Away was released and chartered #1 on the R&B Album Charts. It spawned the hit singles, "Hey Lover", "Nice and Slow" and "Crazy (For Me)". His album Here It Is was released in 1994 under RCA Records. His other albums released were, Private Party in 1995 under Street Life, Life After 30 in 1999, It's Your Move in 2004 which returned him at the Top 10 charts, Personal Reflections in 2005 and Transitions in 2006 under Orpheus Music.

Awards & Certifications

Year Award Category
1986 American Black Gold Award Outstanding Male Artist

Certifications

Year Album RIAA Certification
1985 Rock Me Tonight Certified Platinum
1986 Just Like The First Time Certified Platinum

Chart Toppers

Year US Chart US R&B Album
1985 11 1 Rock Me Tonight
1986 23 1 Just Like The First Time
1988 48 1 Don't Let Love Slip Away

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Tours & Concerts

There are no current tour and concert schedules for Freddie Jackson.

Announcements

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Discography

Albums

Singles

Date Title Label
1990 All Over You Capitol
1990 Love Me Down Capitol
1991 Main Course Capitol
1991 Second Time For Love Capitol
1992 I Could Use A Little Love Capitol
1992 Can I Touch You Capitol
1993 Me and Mrs. Jones Capitol
1994 Was It Something RCA
1994 Come Home U RCA
1995 Rub Up Against You Scotti Bros.
1999 Do You Wanna Neros Music
2006 You and I Got A Thang Capitol
2006 You Are My Love Capitol

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Contemporaries

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