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Jackie Wilson

African-American soul singer-songwriter and performer

Jackie Wilson

African-American soul singer-songwriter and performer
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birthday
9th
June, 1934
Death
21st
January, 1984
Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer. A tenor with a four-octave range, Wilson was a prominent figure in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Wilson was considered a master showman and one of the most dynamic singers and performers in pop, R&B, and rock and roll history, earning the nickname “Mr. Excitement”.
Wilson gained initial fame as a member of the R&B vocal group Billy Ward and His Dominoes. He went solo in 1957 and scored over 50 chart singles spanning the genres of R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening, including 16 R&B Top 10 hits, in which six R&B of the repertoire ranked as number ones. On the Billboard Hot 100, Wilson scored 14 top 20 pop hits, six of which reached the top 10.
Wilson was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He is also inducted into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. Two of Wilson’s recordings were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. He was honored with the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Legacy Tribute Award in 2003. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Jackie Wilson No. 69 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and number 26 as one of the greatest singers of all time.

instruments played
Vocals
Also Known As

Mr. Excitement

Associated Acts

Billy Ward and his Dominoes, Billy Davis

Birth Name

Jack Leroy Wilson Jr.

Genres

R&B, soul, pop, rock and roll, doo-wop

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Years Active

1953 1975

Name

Jackie Wilson

Nationality

United States of America

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