Jermaine Stewart

Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 - March 17, 1997) was an American pop singer, best known for his Billboard hits, "The Word Is Out" from his 1984 debut album of the same name, and "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" in 1986, from the album Frantic Romantic. Born in Columbus, Ohio to parents Ethel M. Stewart and Eugene Stewart. Jermaine always enjoyed dancing & in school he would often give dance lessons to other children for a $1 a lesson. ...show more

Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 - March 17, 1997) was an American pop singer, best known for his Billboard hits, "The Word Is Out" from his 1984 debut album of the same name, and "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" in 1986, from the album Frantic Romantic. Born in Columbus, Ohio to parents Ethel M. Stewart and Eugene Stewart. Jermaine always enjoyed dancing & in school he would often give dance lessons to other children for a $1 a lesson.

In 1972, the Stewart family (which consisted of Mom, Dad, Jermaine, sisters Norma, Sondra, Leandra, Leanna and brother Gene) moved to Chicago, Illinois where he took his first steps towards a career in entertainment. This was followed by stints on both American Bandstand and later Soul Train as a dancer. Soon he would become a backup singer and dancer for several artists such as The Chi-Lites, The Staple Singers and Shalamar while recording backup vocals for such artists as Culture Club. He was featured prominently on the group's 1983 album Colour by Numbers and as a result the group used their influence to help him land a solo recording deal with Arista Records.

The 1986 Frantic Romantic album with the hit single "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" quickly went on to become a million seller, and a second single, "Jody" was released, the inspiration of the song being Jody Watley of Shalamar. A modest success, "Jody" reached both the U.K. and U.S. top 50. ...show less

Albums & Singles by Jermaine Stewart