Jimmy Ruffin (born May 7, 1939 in Collinsville, Mississippi) is an American soul singer, and older brother of David Ruffin, one of the lead singers for The Temptations.
His 1966 hit "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" was a major hit, and his most well-remembered song. He also released, with his brother David, a popular cover version of "Stand By Me" (by Ben E. King), taken from the Ruffin Brothers album I Am My Brother's Keeper.
Ruffin's other hits include "I've Passed This Way Before", "Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got", "Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby", "I'll Say Forever My Love", "It's Wonderful To Be Loved By You" and "Tell Me What You Want".
In 1980 he collaborated with the Bee Gees Robin Gibb who produced his album "Sunrise" and from it came the single which would be his last top 10 UK and USA hit which was called "Hold On To My Love". In 1986 he collaborated with the British pop group, Heaven 17, singing "A Foolish Thing To Do", and "My Sensitivity", in a 12" EP record.