Jermaine Jackson was born on December 11, 1954 in Gary, Indiana, USA. He is a celebrated American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and book author. He graduated from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California in 1973.
Jackson formed a music group with his brothers in 1964 called The Jackson 5. Since they have won several talent contests and were awarded a record contract in 1968. They became wildly successful after their first four hits went directly to No. 1 on the US music charts. Few years later Jermaine started his solo career and in 1984 he re-joined the Jacksons for the 55-concert Victory tour. He also continued with his solo career and recorded songs sporadically for the group and himself.
He is proficient on the electric guitar and is a talented bass guitar player. He also composed and produced for other artists and also produced an award-winning mini-series about the history of The Jackson 5. In 2008 he was a guest of honor at the Muslim Writers Awards in Birmingham. He also wrote a memoir entitled “You Are Not Alone: Michael Through a Brother’s Eyes,” in which he played a tribute to his little brother Michael Jackson, who passed away in 2009.
After 21 years, in 2012, Jermaine released a solo album “I Wish You Love” that consists mostly of jazz covers.
He was brought up as Jehovah’s Witness but later converted to Islam after a trip to Bahrain in 1989. As a philanthropist and deeply religious man, he travels the world and tries to contribute his time and financial resources in assisting those in desperate need where he can.