The 4th child of the The Jackson Family Dynasty: the World's Most Popular Music Family & Pop Royalty
Mini-documentary by director Jared Bentley/Engenius Productions
Jermaine Jackson (along with brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Michael and Marlon) debuted in 1967 as a member of the music group The Jackson 5 as a (co-lead) singer and bass player of the band. 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, and released their biggest-selling album to date, Victory, followed by the Victory Tour, performing 55 concerts to an audience of 2 million and the tour sold what was then a record number of ticket sales.
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, Jermaine and the brothers have been performing on stage in front of crowds all over the world and been charting hits as a group and as solo artists. While he continues to perform all over the globe, Jermaine is also developing new stage concepts.
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, over 50 singles, 10 compilation albums, 2 albums with The Jacksons and more than 20 albums with The Jacksons 5.
Besides making music with his brothers and on his own, Jermaine Jackson made numerous contributions as a vocalist, writer, producer and arranger in collaborations with other artists, such as Whitney Houston, Barry White, Melissa, Adnan Sami, Sofia Marikh, Jocelyn Brown, Lydia, Theresa Rhodes, Syreeta Wright, Rita Coolidge, Táta Vega, Switch, LoveSmith, Thelma Houston, Boys Next Door, Mandy Lee and Cher Lloyd. Currently, Jermaine is mentoring his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty to launch their singing careers and he also recorded music with them.
Jermaine Jackson is an incredible, and unfortunately a lot of times much underrated, bass player.
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 Islamic name is Mohammad Abdul Aziz Sharif. Mohammad Abdul Aziz Sharif and he speaks about his beliefs in interviews to help bridge the gap between the East and the West and spread awareness of Arab and Islamic culture.
Always being a keeper of the flame, Jermaine Jackson formed companies or partnerships to create or represent (new) brands as he moves beyond the music in the worlds of entertainment, hospitality, jewelry, watches and food & beverages to make his dreams come true and turn his creative concepts into reality.
Last but not least, 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. The book 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 song Jaafar and Jermajesty, the Next Generation of Jacksons, are preparing to carry on the Legacy...
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