Jesse Powell was a popular singer who was born in Gary, Indiana. He had two sisters, Trina and Tamara, and they formed a popular R&B duo in the late ’90s. Powell first rose to fame with his 1996 self-titled debut album. His second album, ‘Bout It,’ came out a few months later. His biggest hit was the song “You.” It reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been streamed almost 13 million times on Spotify.
After his debut album, Powell released several singles and two more albums. He later quit the music business and focused on his family. His final albums, JP and Jesse, were both critically acclaimed. He was 51 years old when he passed away. Jesse loved music and his fans. He is survived by his siblings and his brother Jacob.
Jesse’s career began in the early ’90s, and his most famous hit, “You,” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999. The song was originally supposed to be on his debut album, but it was included on ‘Bout It’ instead, causing it to skyrocket in the charts.
Powell’s family confirmed his death on social media, but did not provide a cause. His sister, Tamara, also a Grammy winner, announced his passing on Instagram. The cause of death is unknown, but it was likely cardiac arrest. He was a highly respected singer in the R&B community.
Jesse Powell died at the age of 51 in his Los Angeles home. His death has shocked fans and music lovers alike. The cause of his death is still unknown. Follow PEOPLE to stay updated on the latest news. We have human interest stories, celebrity news, and the latest on your favorite stars. You can sign up for our daily newsletter to get the latest on everything from PEOPLE.
Powell was signed to Silas Records in 1996 and released his debut self-titled album. His second album, Bout It, spawned the hit “You”, which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After his first album, Powell worked in television production and collaborated with other musicians.