Jermaine Jackson was a member of the Jackson 5 music group and brother to Michael Jackson.
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Jermaine Jackson was born on December 11, 1954, in Gary, Indiana, the fourth of ten children. Initially he sang lead and played rhythm guitar in The Jackson 5, but switched to bass and back-up vocals. Jermaine split from the group when they went to CBS but re-joined in 1984 for a successful tour. Having mended a rift between himself and Michael, Jermaine spoke at his brother’s 2009 memorial.
After Jermaine and the group won a talent contest held at brother Jackie’s high school, The Jackson 5 began taking their performances more seriously. Jermaine moved from lead singer to back-up singer and bassist after several years as the rhythm guitarist and lead singer.
In 1972, while still with The Jackson 5, Jermaine began a solo career. Jermaine’s solo career throughout the late 70s and early 80s was fairly successful; his 1980 album Let’s Get Serious was nominated for a Grammy Award, and songs such as “Daddy’s Home,” “Feel the Fire,” and “Let’s Get Serious” all hit at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. Despite his success with the company, Jermaine left Motown in 1983 for Arista Records, where he scored hits such as “Do What You Do” and “Dynamite.”
He has a total of nine children, seven sons named Jermajesty, Jeremy, Donte, Jaafar, Jermaine Jr., Jourdynn and Jaimy and two daughters named Autumn and Dawn.