R&B singer Jesse Powell dies at 51 – THE VIP STAR

R&B singer Jesse Powell dies at 51

R&B singer Jesse Powell, 51, best known for his 1996 hit “You,” died on Tuesday.

According to his sisters, the recording artists Trina and Tamara Powell, Powell died “peacefully” in his Los Angeles home. In a statement posted on Instagram, Tamara Powell said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jesse Powell, our son, brother, and uncle.”

This is a time of grief and celebration for the family, as they mourn his tremendous loss and commemorate his everlasting legacy.

Music was Powell’s passion and he was devoted to his fans, according to the family.

In closing, the statement urged everyone to know how much he appreciated each of you.

The cause of death was not disclosed.




She also posted a video of her brother performing to the crowd’s cheers on Instagram.

“It’s that voice!” she wrote. Aside from being one of the best R&B male vocalists, you were the best big brother ever. I loved you so much.”

“Jet, we adored you and our family won’t be the same without you,” she said.

Originally from Gary, Indiana, he and his family moved to Los Angeles to pursue their vocal careers in the 1990s.

Between 1996 and 2003, Powell released four albums. 1999 saw the release of his second album, “Bout It.” The Recording Industry Association of America certified the record gold.

With nearly 13 million lifetime streams on Spotify, “You” is one of the best-selling songs of all time. Originally released with his eponymous debut album in 1996, “Bout It” reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1999.

Powell is the younger brother of singing duo Trina & Tamara, and his 1999 hit “You” reached No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B chart and No. 10 on the Hot 100. A year earlier, he had debuted at number one with “I Wasn’t With It.”.




Although he continued to release albums and singles until pulling away from the recording industry in the early 2000s, Powell is best remembered for his smooth, crooning, wide-ranging and pleading vocal delivery of his big hit “You”. According to Spotify, the song has received 13 million streams in its lifetime.

His sisters Trina and Tamara Powell had a Top 5 gold single as Trina & Tamara with “My Love Is the Shhh!” in 1997.

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