The Classic R & B Crooner, Freddie Jackson is ranked amongst
Billboard’s top 20 R&B recording artists of the 80s-90s. Mr.
Jackson has enjoyed 12 #1 Billboard hit records and 30 charted
singles. He has sold over 50 million albums, nominated twice for a
Grammy and is internationally recognized as an R&B icon.
Jackson can credit such well-known hits like "Rock Me Tonight For
Old Time's Sake”, “Jam Tonight," "Do Me Again," and "You are My
Lady” for his incredible success. These songs stormed the R&B
charts and made him an instant sensation. "You Are My Lady" gave
Jackson a second straight R&B chart-topper, and also proved to be
his highest-charting single on the pop side, peaking at number 13.
With "He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)" and "Love Is Just a Touch
Away" also hitting the R&B Top Ten, “Rock Me Tonight” topped the
R&B album charts and went platinum. “Just Like the First Time”
continued Jackson’s dominance of the R&B singles charts; "Tasty
Love," "Have You Ever Loved Somebody," and "Jam Tonight" all hit
From early on many believed Freddie Jackson was born to sing; his
mother went into labor with him while singing in the church choir.
The third of five children, growing up poor in New York's Harlem,
Jackson got his musical start as a gospel singer at Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church. A child soloist, the singer sometimes moved the
congregation to tears--learning early how to captivate an audience.
Later discovered by singer Melba Moore while performing in a New
York nightclub, Jackson toured with her as a back-up vocalist in
the mid-1980s, his cameo solos sparking the interest of industry
heavyweights and audiences alike lead to his solo career.
Today Freddie Jackson has hit a new stride and here are a few
things that can be added to his credits:
A newly released CD entitled “FOR YOU”. “It is a tribute to my loyal
fans.” Jackson says. The first single “I Don’t Wanna Go” charted
one of most added singles during its first week of airplay and is
featured on television music shows VH1 Soul and “Centric”
- November 2011 Jackson paid tribute to Gladys Knight on the
Soul Train Music Awards—
- December 2011 Jackson starred in the hit play “I’ll Be Home
for Christmas” at the World’s Famous Apollo Theater
- February 2012 Jackson’s extraordinary career will be profiled
on the hour long TV1 Show “Unsung”
- February 14, 2012 Jackson performs at the famous BB Kings
in New York City
- Jackson continues 2011-2012 “Men of Soul” Tour, performing
for national and international sold out audiences
- July 2011, The United States Library of Congress in
Washington D.C, honors Jackson for his achievements in the
Music industry, during such time the single “You Are My
Lady” is inducted into its hall of fame
- Jackson became the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement
Legendary Award in July 2011 in which he also was given the
Key to Harlem USA (his home town).
- Jackson chronicles his 107 pounds weight lost journey, while
sharing delicious receipt in his upcoming cookbook entitled
“Tasty Love”, scheduled release-- spring 2012.
- Jackson continues to give his time, talent and finances to
charitable organizations. Having a special place in his heart
for children; he recently returned from Lagos Nigeria where he
performed to raise money for local orphanages.
- Every year for the past ten years Jackson has given his time,
talent and finances in support of battered women and shelters
around the world. It’s not unusual for Jackson to personally
invite some of these women to his concert. As his special
guest, they are seated in the VIP section, given roses by
Jackson himself and invited backstage for autographs and