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Encyclopedia > Rebbie Jackson
Rebbie Jackson

A photo of Rebbie Jackson at a concert in Las Vegas in 2003
Background information
Birth name Maureen Reillette Jackson
Born May 29, 1950 (1950-05-29) (age 57)
Origin Flag of United States Gary, Indiana, United States
Genre(s) Pop, Urban, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1984–1998
Website Web Site

Maureen Reillette Brown (born May 29, 1950 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer, eldest member of the successful Jackson family and sister of pop icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. She is professionally known as Rebbie Jackson. As a singer, she is most famous for the 1984 hit, "Centipede". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, USA, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dance-pop is a style of dance music that grew out of disco-influenced beginning in the early 80s. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, USA, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... The Jacksons are an American family from Gary, Indiana, whose members are among the most successful and influential figures in modern popular music. ... For religious icons, see icon. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Centipede is a debut single by American singer Rebbie Jackson, taken from her first album Centipede. ...

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Biography

Career

After participating in her family's Las Vegas shows and later their televised variety show, Rebbie began her music career as a background session singer for such acts as Lou Rawls and Chaka Khan. Her brother Michael helped Rebbie score a solo hit with his written and produced "Centipede", in 1984. The song reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and helped her debut album (also titled Centipede) go gold. Her subsequent singles from her second and third albums, including "Play Me (I'm a Jukebox)", "A Fork in the Road", "Reaction", "Plaything" and "You Send the Rain Away", gave her success on the R&B charts, though her pop success was limited after "Centipede". After one last album, 1998's "Yours Faithfully", which featured the mildly-successful title track of the same name, Rebbie quietly retired from the music scene, until 2001 when she performed in Las Vegas for six months. Her son Auggie was the guitarist for her act. During the act, she did several of her hits, some Motown classics, and even a few of her brothers' hits. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006[1]) was a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Centipede is a debut single by American singer Rebbie Jackson, taken from her first album Centipede. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Centipede is the debut album by American singer Rebbie Jackson. ... The RIAA Logo. ... A Fork in the Road is a single by American singer Rebbie Jackson, taken from her debut album, Centipede. ... Reaction is a song by American R&B singer Rebbie Jackson, taken from the album of the same name. ... You Send the Rain Away is a song by singers Rebbie Jackson and Robin Zander, taken from Jacksons 1986 album Reaction. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Austin Brown (born November 22, 1985 in West Lake- Los Angeles) is an African American R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. ...


Personal life

Although she is the eldest member of the famous Jackson family, Rebbie is one of the few in the Jackson family to avoid scandals. Rebbie has been married to her childhood sweetheart Nathaniel Brown since 1968. The couple has three children including two daughters, Stacee and Yashi, and son, Austin, also known as Auggie. All three children are singers, with Stacee and Yashi forming a group originally called the X-Girls (now known as Geneva) while Auggie is currently finishing up his debut album. When her mother, Katherine Jackson, became a Jehovah's Witness in 1965, Rebbie followed her into the faith. Stacee Brown has a son London Blue born in July 2005. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Stacee Brown is the eldest daughter and child of Nathaniel Brown and Rebbie Jackson - the eldest child from the musical Jackson family. ... Yashi Brown is the second child of Nathaniel Brown and Rebbie Jackson - the eldest child of the musical Jackson family. ... Austin Brown (born November 22, 1985 in West Lake- Los Angeles) is an African American R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. ... Katherine Jackson (born Katherine Esther Screws on May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jacksons musical dynasty and the mother of pop music icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


Discography

For complete discography and sales information see Rebbie Jackson discography. This article contains the discography of American singer Rebbie Jackson and includes information relating to album and single releases. ...


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