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Biography
What does it take to be great? Have you ever thought of what goes into being recognized around the world for excelling in your work and accomplishing what most would consider impossible? What does it feel like to become immortalized by text, sound and picture? How much discipline does it take to stay relevant at your field of work for over 40 years? What does it say about a person’s character when their memory will live on long after they physically leave the earth? How do you become a LEGENDARY FIGURE? Many people will live their entire lives without even trying to fathom the answers. However, one man could write a book about seeing the world from a bird’s eye view, and that man is Freddie Jackson.

After almost 4 decades in the music industry, Freddie Jackson is still upholding his buzz with fans and promoters around the world. Early on in his career, Freddie became the voice of the “Grown and Sexy” by singing some of the world’s most memorable music. Whether it was time to dance or time for romance, Freddie has earned the title as a one of R&B soul’s most valuable contributors, by performing his long resume of pure timeless music.

In 1985, Freddie landed a record deal with Capitol Records. His debut album, Rock Me Tonight stormed the R&B charts, spending six weeks at number one, which instantly sky rocketed Freddie’s career as he became the new sensation on urban contemporary radio!  His single, “You Are My Lady” gave Freddie a second straight R&B chart-topper, and also proved to be his highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100. 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 chart and went platinum. Freddie went platinum again on his sophomore album, Just Like the First Time. His singles “Tasty Love,” “Have You Ever Loved Somebody,” and “Jam Tonight” all hit #1… and that’s just scratching the surface of his career. With millions of units being sold, packed arenas, and adoring  fans everywhere he turned the corner, Freddie continued to make music and perform worldwide, maintaining his dominance on the R&B singles charts.

Over the years, Freddie released albums with Capital Records, RCA Records, Entertainment One Music Label, Town Sound and Orpheus. In addition to his twelve studio albums he released six compilation, holiday and live albums. His career accumulated millions of diehard fans around the world, 11 #1 hits, 4 Grammy nominations, and he became the winner of the American Music Award, which all easily speaks for itself. However, when Freddie Jackson releases his next single “Love and Satisfaction” in August, 2014– he will once again be the talk of the town near you!

 

 Chart History

Billboard Singles

Year Single Chart Peak
2010 I Don’t Wanna Go Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 69
2007 More Than Friends Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 65
2006 Until The End Of Time Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 44
1999 Do You Wanna Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 77
1995 (I Want To) Thank You Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 63
1995 Rub Up Against You Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 25
1994 Come Home II U Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 94
1994 Was It Something Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 60
1993 Make Love Easy Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 22
1993 Me Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 32
1992 Can I Touch You Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 39
1992 I Could Use A Little Love (Right Now) Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
1991 Do Me Again Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1991 Main Course Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
1991 Second Time For Love Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 81
1990 All Over You (From “Def By Temptation”) Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 4
1990 Love Me Down Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1989 Crazy (For Me) Dance Music/Club Play Singles 38
1989 Crazy (For Me) Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 17
1989 You And I Got A Thang Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 5
1988 Hey Lover Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1988 Nice N Slow Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 23
1988 Nice N Slow Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1988 Nice N Slow The Billboard Hot 100 61
1987 Have You Ever Loved Somebody The Billboard Hot 100 69
1987 I Don t Want To Lose Your Love Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
1987 Jam Tonight Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1987 Jam Tonight The Billboard Hot 100 32
1987 Look Around Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 69
1986 Have You Ever Loved Somebody Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1986 He ll Never Love You (Like I Do) Adult Contemporary 28
1986 He ll Never Love You (Like I Do) Dance Music/Club Play Singles 19
1986 Love Is Just A Touch Away Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 9
1986 Tasty Love Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 41
1986 Tasty Love Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1986 Tasty Love The Billboard Hot 100 41
1985 He ll Never Love You (Like I Do) Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 8
1985 He ll Never Love You (Like I Do) The Billboard Hot 100 25
1985 Rock Me Tonight Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 14
1985 Rock Me Tonight Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1985 Rock Me Tonight The Billboard Hot 100 18
1985 You Are My Lady Adult Contemporary 3
1985 You Are My Lady Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 47
1985 You Are My Lady Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1985 You Are My Lady The Billboard Hot 100 12

Billboard Albums

Year Album Chart Peak
2012 10 Great Songs R&B Albums 40
2011 10 Great Songs R&B Albums 63
2011 10 Great Songs R&B Albums 66
2007 Greatest Hits R&B Albums 86
2006 Transitions R&B Albums 26
2006 Transitions Top Independent Albums 17
2004 It’s Your Move R&B Albums 45
1999 Life After 30 R&B Albums 81
1995 Private Party R&B Albums 28
1995 Private Party The Billboard 200 188
1994 At Christmas R&B Albums 65
1994 Greatest Hits Of Freddie Jackson R&B Albums 45
1994 Here It Is R&B Albums 11
1994 Here It Is The Billboard 200 66
1992 Time For Love R&B Albums 7
1992 Time For Love The Billboard 200 83
1990 Do Me Again R&B Albums 1
1990 Do Me Again The Billboard 200 59
1988 Don t Let Love Slip Away R&B Albums 1
1988 Don t Let Love Slip Away The Billboard 200 48
1988 Don’t Let Love Slip Away R&B Albums 1
1987 Just Like The First Time The Billboard 200 23
1986 Just Like The First Time R&B Albums 1
1985 Rock Me Tonight R&B Albums 1
1985 Rock Me Tonight The Billboard 200 11