Joseph Lewis Thomas, known mononymously as Joe, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Raised in Opelika, Alabama, he later relocated to New Jersey, and in 1992 he signed a record deal with Polygram Records. He rose to prominence after releasing his debut album Everything the following year. He followed it with a series of successful albums under Jive Records, including All That I Am, the international bestseller My Name Is Joe as well as the multi-certified albums Better Days and And Then.... Several songs from these albums became hit singles on the pop and R&B record charts, including the number-one hit "Stutter", the top ten entries "All the Things", "Don't Wanna Be a Player", and "I Wanna Know" as well as his collaborations "Faded Pictures", "Thank God I Found You" and "Still Not a Player". Since his departure from Jive, Joe has released most of his projects independently through ventures with Kedar Massenburg and Plaid Takeover Entertainment.
|Birth name:||Joseph Lewis Thomas|
|Born:||July 5, 1973, Columbus, Georgia, U.S.|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments:||Vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar|
|Labels:||Mercury, Jive, Massenburg Media, BMG|
|Associated acts:||Big Pun, G-Unit, Profyle, Mariah Carey, Case, Chico DeBarge, Xscape|
|Twitter:||Joe (singer)'s Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Joe (singer)'s IMDb|
Famous for his Grammy-nominated R&B albums My Name Is Joe (2000) and Better Days (2001), the singer known as Joe is also recognized for his hit singles "I Wanna Know," "Let's Stay Home Tonight," "Stutter," and "Still Not a Player."
His first album, Everything, was released on the Mercury Records label in 1993. Four years later, his debut album with Jive Records, All That I Am, rose to a top fifteen position on the U.S. Billboard 200.
His 2003 And Then ... album includes two
Born Joseph Lewis Thomas to evangelical minister parents, he spent his youth in Columbus, Georgia and Opelika, Alabama.
He and pop sensation Mariah Carey shared a Grammy nomination for their collaborative single "Thank God I Found You."
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- Ballad musicians
- African-American guitarists
- Songwriters from Alabama
- Songwriters from Georgia (U.S. state)
- American rhythm and blues singer-songwriters
- African-American singer-songwriters
- African-American male singers
- American hip hop singers
- African-American record producers