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Jermaine Jackson
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Background information
Birth name Jermaine La Jaune Jackson
Born December 11, 1954 (1954-12-11) (age 66)
Gary, Indiana, United States
Genres R&B, soul, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, dancer, producer
Instruments Vocals, Electric Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Years active 1964–present
Labels Motown, Epic, Arista, LaFace
Associated acts The Jackson 5

Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (December 11, 1954) is an American singer, recording artist, dancer and bass guitarist. He is a former member of The Jackson 5 group, brother of Janet Jackson & brother of late American pop star Michael Jackson. In 1980 he was nominated for a Grammy Award. He was a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother UK 2007. In September 2009, he planned a memorial fan based concert for Michael in historic part of Vienna, Austria but not many big stars registered so the event was canceled. He hopes more top stars will show up for July 2, 2010 worldwide tribute in Europe.

Personal life

On December 15, 1973, Jackson married Hazel Joy Gordy.

Jermaine always sternly defended his brother Michael without exception; in life and in death he officially represented Michael on behalf of Jackson family & friends.

Jackson has eight children. They are Jermaine Jr., Autumn, Dawn, Jeremy, Jaimy, Joudynn, Jaffar and Jermajesty.

On February 22, 2013 his second name was changed to Jacksun for "artistic reasons".

Jermaine Jackson had converted to Islam and is a practicing Muslim.

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