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R&B Singer Jesse Powell, Best Known For His Hit Single ‘You,’ Dead At 51



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The internet has been flooded with yet another devastating story. R&B singer Jesse Powell most famous for his hit song “You,” passed away on Sept. 13 at his Los Angeles home. There is a blessing in the fact that the songbird was granted one last birthday before he passed away.

Jesse Powell’s Sisters Announced His Passing On Social Media

His sisters, Tamara and Trina Powell, both singer-songwriters, confirmed the news of their older brother via social media. He was 51.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home,” reads Tamara’s Instagram post.

“We want you all to know that you meant the world to him,” Trina wrote in the post. She also shared on Facebook with the signature, “The Powell Family.”

Sadly, many people die on this earth at an incredibly early age.


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As of yet, no cause of death has been disclosed for Powell.

An Irrefutable Talented Person

Jesse’s voice had a beautiful quality to it. His exceptional vocals are a characteristic that sets him apart from many artists.

Originally from Indiana, Powell was born on September 12, 1971, in the city of Gary. In addition to being recording artists, both his sisters were previously part of the duo Trina & Tamara.

During the early 1990s, Jesse received attention for his musical abilities. Furthermore, AllMusic reports that in 1993, record executive Louis Silas, Jr. discovered Jesse at an event in Los Angeles. Louis signed him to a record deal after working with producer Carl Roland the same year.

Upon the release of his first single, “All I Need,” Powell released his self-titled debut album, Jesse Powell, in the same year.

Hit Single

In addition, he had already achieved his first chart-topping single at the age of 23 with “You,” which was included on his first and sophomore albums, Bout It, released in 1998. The hit song and Powell’s first top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “You,” has become a favorite among fans and one of his signature hits.

Moreover, the songwriter has released four studio albums throughout his career, with two of these albums, JP and Jesse, arriving in 2001 and 2003. After retiring, he decided to pursue a completely different career path. In addition to collaborating with other musicians, Powell also worked in television production.

Sister Reflects On Powell’s Talent

Take a look at Jesse’s sister Tamara’s Instagram video of him performing “You.” The caption was also accompanied by a loving message.


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