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|
About Joseph Lewis Thomas
Best known by his stage name Joe, he released the Billboard and R&B Chart-ranked album My Name Is Joe and was nominated for seven Grammy Awards between 2000 and 2002. His hit songs include "Let's Stay Home Tonight" and "I Wanna Know."
After submitting demo tracks to record producer Vincent Herbert, he was signed by the Mercury Records label. His first album, Everything, was released in 1993.
He produced albums for several artists and bands, including Case, The Temptations, XScape, and Changing Faces.
The son of evangelical ministers, he was raised in Georgia and Alabama. He graduated in the early 1990s from Opelika High School in the latter state.
He collaborated with Mariah Carey on such songs as "Through the Rain" (remixed) and "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