Jesse Powell, the R&B singer, best known for his 1999 single “You,” died on September 13 in his Los Angeles home. He was 51. His sisters, singer-songwriters Trina Powell and Tamara Powell, confirmed the news on social media.
“With sorrowful hearts, we announce the death of our beloved son, brother, and uncle Jesse Powell. Tamara said on Instagram on Tuesday evening, “He passed quietly in his Los Angeles home.”
“The family wants privacy at this time as we mourn his huge loss and celebrate his enduring legacy. Jesse loved music and was incredibly grateful to his passionate fans who helped him succeed.
“We want you all to know that you meant the world to him,” wrote “The Powell Family,” who signed the note. There is currently no more information known about Powell’s death.
Powell was born on September 12, 1971, in Gary, Indiana, into a family of singers; his sisters are working musicians who performed as Trina & Tamara.
Powell’s self-titled debut album was released the same year as his first single, “All I Need,” released in 1996. Powell had already found popularity at 23 with the song “You,” which appeared on both his debut album and his follow-up album “Bout It” in 1998.
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Powell’s signature hit and fan favorite were “You,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later, the musician released four studio albums, the most recent two of which, “JP” and “Jesse,” were released in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Shortly after his retirement, he continued to work with other singers and produce television.
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Powell was raised in Gary, Indiana, alongside his siblings Trina, Tamara, and Jacob. After appearing in local talent shows, Kansas City producer, Carl Roland became interested in the family in 1993. After witnessing him play, Louis Silas signed him to his Silas Records label.
Three years later, he finished his debut album. Powell, S” m Salter, a “d Laney Stewart collaborated on his first single, “All I Need,” released in March 1996 and peaked at #32 on the Billboard R&B chart.
He released his self-titled album on March 12, 1996, and it debuted at #35 on the Billboard R&B chart and #32 on the tEnchantment’sHeatseeker” chart.” The second track, a version of Powell’s album’s “Gloria,” pe” keWasn’tumber 51 “n R&B.
Powell’s second album’s lead single, “I Wasn’t with It,” was released in 1998, and it became the first of his tracks to chart on the Billboard Hot 100″ Powell “he began work on his third album.
His second album, “Bout It,” was released on September 8, and 1song’snd soared to the top of the He” see “ers calbum’se to the song’s success.
His biggest hit was “You,” the album’s second single, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1999. The song charted at #15 on R&B andPowell’sthe Billboard 200, earning it RIAA gold certification.
Powell’s first single “or the” label after Silas Records and MCA Records combined was “If I,” which was released in 2000 and peaked at No. 58 on the R&B chart. On March 27, 2001, his third studio albumPowell’sbuted at #18 in R&B and #71 on the Billboard” d 200.
With Powell’s p “emotion of the album, a second single, “Something in the Past,” was released. In 2002, he left the label to join Riviera Records. Jesse, his fourth studio album, was released on O” tober 14, “003, “and its promotional p” sh included the singles “By the Way” and “Touching It Tonight.”