"Jermaine LaJaune Jackson", now "Muhammad Abdul Aziz" (born December 11, 1954 in Gary, Indiana), is an American singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. Born to parents Joseph and Katherine Jackson, Jermaine became the original lead singer of an earlier incarnation of The Jackson 5 until 1967 when younger brother Michael assisted lead vocals but Jermaine would co-lead with Michael for many years. Jermaine and his brothers signed with Motown Records in 1969.
Jermaine was the co-lead singer of The Jackson 5, after his brother Michael, and sings notable parts of "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There", and "I Am Love,*Dancing Machine, and many other Jackson 5 songs. Like Michael, Jermaine also began a solo career concurrent to his tenure in The Jackson 5, and had a hit with the 1972 ''Shep and the Limelites'' cover "Daddy's Home".
When The Jackson 5 left Motown, Jermaine left the group and stayed at Motown, as he was married to Hazel Gordy, the daughter of Motown owner Berry Gordy. Jackson was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his 1979 album ''Let's Get...
|Born||December 11, 1954|
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, dancer, producer|
|Years active||1968 - present|
|Instrument||Singing, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar|
|Associated acts||The Jackson 5|