Singer and songwriter Jesse Powell, who became famous with the song “You” published in the 1990s, passed away at the age of 51.
Her sister Tamara Powell announced the death of the Grammy Award-nominated singer on Instagram.
Tamara wrote in her statement that she died peacefully at her home in Hollywood the day after her brother’s 51st birthday.
Powell, who is shown among the best vocalists of his era in R&B; He was born in Gary, Indiana. The famous singer, whose whole family consists of singers and musicians, moved to Los Angeles in the atmosphere of the 90s.
Discovered by Louil Silas in 1993 and signed to Silas Records. Her first solo album was released in March 1996. He attracted attention with the song “You”, which he released later. Singing the song “You” with a 4-octave vocal range was considered a great success.
His second album, Bout It, was released in 1998, while another version of You was included in this album. This version reached number 2 on Bilboard’s R&B chart and number 10 on Bilboard’s Hot 100. While the album received an award, the song has been listened to more than 13 million times on Spotify.
The song “You” was so popular that it became the indispensable dance song of weddings in the USA.
Powell later released two more albums in 2001 and 2003 under the name JP and Jesse. Afterwards, he left music and worked in television productions.
Source: Haber Global