Theodore Jesse Powell was a well-known R&B and soul singer and songwriter from the United States. Powell was primarily recognized for his hit song “You,” which reached No. 2 on the R&B chart and No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Louil Silas Jr. Powell discovered the song was the older brother of contemporary R&B music artists Trina and Tamara, both of whom released four albums during his lifetime.
It was said that Powell had a vocal range that extended across four octaves. He was considered for a Grammy award.
Powell was the oldest of three children and was raised in Gary, Indiana, alongside his sisters Trina and Tamara and brother Jacob.
[the need for a better source] In 1993, he caught the attention of producer Carl Roland in Kansas City, who was attending one of the local talents shows his family had participated in.
After seeing him perform at an artist showcase, Louis Silas decided to sign him to his label, Silas Records. Powell’s first single, titled “All I Need,” was released in March of 1996 and reached its highest position on the
Billboard R&B chart at number 32. On March 12, 1996, he released his debut album, which bore only his given name. It was his first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States
, and it was the lead single for this album. On the Billboard R&B chart, ‘Bout It’ reached its highest position at No. 2, becoming his signature hit.
The RIAA awarded his second album with the gold certification. On March 27, 2001, he released his third studio album under the moniker JP. In 2002, he parted ways with the record label and joined Riviera Records
Jesse Powell Obituary
He died yesterday 13 September 2022. On September 13, 2022, he reached the age of 51 when he passed away.
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His funeral and burial service are yet to be announced.