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Jackie Jackson is a popular singer popular as a founding member of the “Jackson 5.” Jackie Jackson is the second oldest member of the Jackson Family and performed with his siblings in “The Jackson 5.”

Early Life

Jackie Jackson was born on the 4th of May 1951, in Gary, Indiana, the United States of America. He is currently 72 years old and has a birth sign of Taurus. In addition, he holds an American nationality and was from an African-American working-class family. His birth name is Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson.

He was born to his parents Joseph and Katherine Jackson. Meanwhile, he is the second oldest of the nine children of his parents. In addition, he grew up in a three-room house along with all his eight siblings; Michael, Marlon, Tito, Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet. He was raised in a musical environment and had a significant impact on the formation and success of The Jackson 5, the family band that rose to fame in the late 1960s.

Early Career

He and his five-year-old sister Rebbie began attending jazz ballet, Tap, and dance lessons. Jackson’s father began teaching music classes to his children when Jackie was nine years old, after noticing their amazing musical talents throughout the years. In 1964, Joseph formed a singing group with all five of his boys, with the three older sons, Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, serving as vocalists and the two younger sons, Marlon and Michael, assisting on various percussion instruments.

While the Jackson children were busily rehearsing their skills with assiduous regularity, other nearby kids looked in curiously through their windows. Jackie Jackson, in addition to being a dedicated member and the original frontman of the Jackson Group, also played basketball and football. Jackie even considered a career in professional baseball. When Jackie was 12 years old, the Jackson brothers’ newly formed singing group, dubbed the “Jackson 5,” won a talent contest.

In the competition, they performed the hit song “My Girl” by the Temptations. Soon after, the band made their professional debut in an Indiana nightclub. Keith Gordon, the nightclub’s owner, gets so impressed with the group’s musical abilities that he agrees to let them record in his studio. The Jackson 5 went on to become the most renowned child musical group in history, selling an estimated 250 million records worldwide.

Professional Career

The Jackson 5

The Jacksons got a deal with the renowned Motown Records in 1969, and their first record, “I Want You Back,” was an instant hit. In the initial year of release, the song immediately became a Number one hit, selling over two million copies. Success followed in their subsequent releases, with hits like “ABC,” “The Love You Save,” and “I’ll Be There” reaching the top of the charts with unexpected consistency.

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Caption: The Jackson 5 (Source: Instagram)

In no time, the Jackson 5 had become the most successful band and a household name in the world of music, having achieved the remarkable feat of releasing four consecutive number-one hits by any musical group in history.

His first solo album and his group left Motown Records

Jackie Jackson released his first solo album, ‘Jackie Jackson,’ in 1973. With his distinctive high voice, he sang with elegance on songs like “Love Don’t Want to Leave,” “Do I Owe,” and “You’re The Only One.” Even though the songs were well received by fans worldwide, they did not achieve the kind of economic and critical success that his group had.

Jackie and his group left Motown Records in 1976 and joined CBS and Epic Records. They also renamed the band The Jacksons and enlisted their brother Randy as one of the group’s performers.

He began writing and co-writing some of the group’s biggest singles during their time with Epic Records. His most popular work, “Can You Feel It,” co-written with brother Michael, became a worldwide smash in 1981. “Wondering Who,” “Walk Right Now” and “Torture” were some of the group’s biggest hits.

As his brother, the legendary Michael Jackson, began pursuing his highly successful solo singing career, Jackie’s importance as the group’s lead vocalist grew rapidly. The song ‘Wait’ from the group’s 1984 album Victory featured Jackie as the lead vocalist, and he was also responsible for the single ‘Torture.’ In the same year, the original Jackson 5 performed together for the final time in their highly successful World Tour.

Later works

Michael Jackson announced his intention to leave the group and go solo during the last stop of the Victory World Tour in Los Angeles in December 1984. Marlon, another brother, also left the group in early 1985. Following the departure of these two brothers, he along with Tito, and Randy started working as a session musician, vocalist, and producer all at the same time. In 1987, the remaining four brothers, Jackie, Tito, Randy, and Jermaine.

Jackie Jackson

Caption: The Jackson performing in a concert (Source: Billboard)

After a 16-year hiatus, his second solo album, titled ‘Be the One,’ was released by Polygram in late 1989. The album achieved moderate success, with two of his singles reaching the top of the charts and remaining there for the next 18 weeks. All of the group’s brothers reunited in 2001 to perform at Michael Jackson’s 30th-anniversary special at Madison Square Garden. He is the current CEO of Futurist Entertainment and its affiliated company JESCO Records.

Recent works

In 2007, his son Sigmund, Jr., also known as DEALZ, released a mixtape on JESCO Records. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon Jackson appeared in the reality series “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty,” which Jackie executive produced, in 2009. The group began their first tour since 1984’s “Victory” in 2012.

After meeting Lya in Las Vegas in 2015, Jackie signed EDM meets Hip-Hop musical duo “Gold Lemonade” consisting of France-born DJ/producer Lya Lewis and Caribbean-rooted frontman Jvgg Spvrrow to his label Critically Amused in 2017. Jackie also signed artist D.B.L., a long-time Jackson family friend.

Awards

While he has made significant contributions to the music industry, he has not received as many individual awards and recognition as some of his siblings. In 1997, Jackie Jackson, along with his brothers, introduced himself to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5, including Jackie Jackson, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1980. As a member of the Jackson 5 and later The Jacksons (after leaving Motown), Jackie was part of various honors and accolades bestowed upon the group. These include the American Music Awards, and Billboard Awards, and recognition for their contributions to popular music.

Net Worth 2024

As a popular singer and musician, he has earned a decent sum of money for his living. As of 2022, his net worth is around $200 thousand while his earnings and salary are still under review. In 1984, he was part of a TV commercial for Pepsi.

Relationship Status

Jackie Jackson married thrice in his life. At first, he married his first wife Enid Spann in November 1974. Their marriage was difficult, as they were separated for several months after they married. They reconciled and had two children Sigmund Esco “Siggy” and Brandi before divorcing in 1987. He married Victoria Triggs in 2001 and later divorced her. His third wife, Emily Besselink, gave birth to twin boys Jaylen and River in 2013.

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Caption: Jackie Jackson with his family (Source: Instagram)

During the late 1980s, he was rumored to have dated pop star and choreographer Paula Abdul, also known as the “Laker Girl.” Enid, his then-wife, attempted to run him over with her car after noticing the couple in an intimate relationship. Jackie’s injury was declared to be the result of an automobile accident, and the true cause was never revealed, despite intense media speculation about the incident at the time. This man now lives in Los Angeles, California.

Jackie Jackson – Body Measurements

Jackie stands 6 feet 1 inch tall (185.5 cm) and weighs around 76 kg (167.5 lbs). In addition, he has a pair of dark brown eyes with black hair color, and his other body measurements are yet unknown.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@jackiejackson5’ there are over 187k followers. Likewise, there are over 184.3k followers on his Twitter page ‘@JackieJackson5’ and over 258k followers on his Facebook page.