jessepowellJesse Powell (born on September 12, 1971 in Gary, Indiana) is an R&B singer from the ’90s/’00s. His two sisters Trina & Tamara were also singers as well.

Jesse grew up in a musical family and performed local talent shows. In 1993, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his musical dreams. He got his big break after meeting Silas Records’ founder Louil Silas Jr. at an artist showcase and was offered a record deal. jpowell96In 1996, Jesse released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #35 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #32 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. allineedThe first single from the album “All I Need” peaked at #113 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #32 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. gloriaThe follow-up single “Gloria” peaked at #119 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #51 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks. boutitIn 1998, Jesse released his sophomore album ” ‘Bout It” which peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200, #15 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and topped Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. wasntwithitThe first single “I Wasn’t With It” peaked at #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #25 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks. youThe follow-up single “You” became Jesse’s biggest hit to date, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, #27 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 32 weeks.  boutitboutitThe last single released from the album ” ‘Bout It, Bout It” didn’t appear to make the Billboard charts at all. jpIn 2001, Jesse released his third album “JP” which peaked at #71 on the Billboard 200 and #18 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. ifiThe first single from the album “If I” peaked at #58 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks. somethinginpastThe follow-up single “Something in the Past” peaked at #67 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. jesse03In 2003, Jesse released his last self-titled album to date which peaked at a low #85 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. bythewayThe single “By the Way” flopped, peaking at #99 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for only a week.

After that, it seemed as if Jesse faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he is up to or if he plans on releasing a new album anytime soon.

To see the music video for “All I Need,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcv-wrLTbZU

To see the music video for “Gloria,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYllqxhfLyA

To see the music video for “I Wasn’t With It,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8KHi9NyqjY

To see a fan-made video for “You,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hRnpw7XsC4

To see the music video for ” ‘Bout It, ‘Bout It,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq-RHo4_7wg

To see the music video for “If I,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4juoPhg2Q8s

To see the music video for “Something in the Past,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvrJ8oOd8jA

To see a fan-made video for “By the Way,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9kzAUYj1cI

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