Sunday, April 5, 2009

Freddie Jackson

Freddie Jackson (born Frederick Anthony Jackson on October 2, 1956 in Harlem, New York) is an R&B\soul singer that scored a few hits during the 80s and early 90s.

As a child, Freddie was trained as a gospel singer at church where he met his producer\songwriting partner Paul Laurence.

After finishing up school, he joined Paul's group LJE (Laurence Jones Ensemble) and played in the New York nightclub scene.

In the early 80s, Freddie moved to the West Coast and was the lead singer for the band Mystic Merlin.

Then he came back to New York to work with Paul at the Hush Production company. He sang on demo recordings of Paul's work and was a backup singer for Melba Moore after seeing him perform at a nightclub.
In 1985, Freddie signed to Capitol Records and released his debut album, "Rock Me Tonight" which peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
His first (and well-known) hit single, "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)" peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, #14 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and topped Billboard's Black Singles chart for 6 weeks in June of 1985, staying on the chart for 26 weeks.
The second single, "You Are My Lady" peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, #47 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and became Freddie's 2nd #1 R&B hit, topping Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart for 2 weeks in October of 1985, staying on the chart for 24 weeks.
The third single, "He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)" peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, #28 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, #19 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, and #8 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Love is Just a Touch Away" peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks. Freddie was featured on Melba Moore's single, "A Little Bit More" which topped the R&B charts in November of 1986.
In 1986, Freddie released his second album, "Just Like the First Time" which peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Tasty Love" peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Freddie's 4th #1 R&B hit, topping Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in November of 1986, a week after his duet with Melba Moore topped the charts.
The second single from the album, "Have You Ever Loved Somebody" peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Freddie's 5th #1 R&B hit in February of 1987, topping the chart for 2 weeks and staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
The third single, "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love" peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The fourth single, "Jam Tonight" peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Freddie's 6th #1 R&B hit, topping Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart for a week in August of 1987.
The last single from the album, "Look Around" peaked at #69 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
In 1988, Freddie released his third album, "Don't Let Love Slip Away" which peaked at #48 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Nice n' Slow" peaked at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, #23 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and became Freddie's 7th #1 R&B hit, topping the charts for 3 weeks and staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The second single, "Hey Lover" became Freddie's 8th #1 R&B hit, topping the charts for a week in December of 1988, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
The third single from the album, "You and I Got a Thang" peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Crazy (For Me)" peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #17 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
Freddie was featured on Natalie Cole's song "I Do" which peaked at #7 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

He was featured on the "Def By Temptation" movie soundtrack with the track "All Over You" which peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
In 1990, Freddie released his fourth album, "Do Me Again" which peaked at #59 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Love Me Down" became Freddie's 9th #1 R&B hit, topping the chart for 2 weeks in January of 1991, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The second single, "Do Me Again" became Freddie's 10th and last #1 R&B hit to date, topping the chart for a week in April of 1991, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
The third single, "Main Course" peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Second Time For Love" peaked at #81 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
In 1992, Freddie released his fifth album, "Time For Love" which peaked at #83 on the Billboard 200 chart and #7 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single, "I Could Use a Little Love Right Now" peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.

The second single from the album, "Can I Touch You" peaked at #39 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
The last single from the album, a cover version of Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" peaked at #32 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
In 1994, Freddie released his sixth album, "Freddie Jackson at Christmas" which peaked at #65 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The album was unsuccessful and soon after, Freddie left Capitol Records to sign with RCA.
In the same year, Freddie released his seventh album, "Here It Is" which peaked at #66 on the Billboard 200 chart and #11 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Make Love Easy" peaked at #22 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The second single, "Was it Something" peaked at #60 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.

The last single, "Come Home II U" peaked at #94 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.

After that, Freddie left RCA Records and signed to a small record label called Street Life.
In 1995, Freddie released his eighth album, "Private Party" which peaked at #188 on the Billboard 200 chart and #28 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Rub Up Against You" peaked at #25 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

The follow-up single, "(I Want To) Thank You" peaked at #63 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
After a long break, Freddie released his ninth album, "Life After 30" in 1999 on Orpheus Records. The album peaked at #81 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

Once again, the album wasn't successful and the only single to chart was "Do You Wanna" which peaked at #77 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.
In 2000, Freddie released his tenth album, "Live in Concert" which featured some of Freddie's classic hit songs. The album didn't chart at all and wasn't very successful.
In 2004, Freddie released his eleventh album, "It's Your Move" on Martland Entertainment Group Records.

The album peaked at #45 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and no singles from the album charted.
In 2005, Freddie released his twelfth album, "Personal Reflections" on Artemis Records. The album was a flop and no singles or the album charted at all
In 2006, Freddie released his thirteenth album, "Transitions" on Orpheus Records. The album peaked at #17 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and #26 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single, "Until the End of Time" peaked at #44 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs  chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.

The last single from the album, "More than Friends" peaked at #65 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
In 2010, Freddie released his latest album, "For You" on eOne Records. The only single to chart from the album was "I Don't Wanna Go" which peaked at #69 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs chart.

To see the music video for "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times' Sake)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD4_BD2enEA

To see the music video for "You Are My Lady," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyjAOelCPtQ

To see the music video for "He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2HETwxAh8A

To see the music video for "Tasty Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eQZ1BQ4fU

To see the music video for "Have You Ever Loved Somebody," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WzhdjWCYa4

To see a fan-made video for "Jam Tonight," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-5NFdt1yhE

To see the music video for "Nice 'n Slow," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3vFPkuovsU

To see a fan-made video for "Hey Lover," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmHm86JWTiQ

To see Freddie performing "Love Me Down" on "Soul Train," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3W0ss33bS8

To see the music video for "Make Love Easy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjC98uyeQpg

To see the music video for "Rub Up Against You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhp-INT3aFs

To see the music video for "(I Want To) Thank You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYx7TKtH8yA




[updated on 05\21\13]

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