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4.7 out of 5
216 Ratings
216 Ratings
thickassdude ,

This man does not get enough props

All the men that really know how to sing dont get the props they deserve, thats because people dont like real music they like some stuff like T-pain who dont really know how to sing but because the beat is hot and its catching it makes money. i Like t-pain but come on lets show these dude love, like Avant, dave holister, donnell jones, Music, Case, Joe, kenny latamore, kevon edmonds, etc

danny grunge ,

T-Pain is a disgrace to Rap/R&B...Joe is AMAZING

Joe's new Greatest Hits album covers pretty much everything. From old 90s hits like Don't Wanna Be a Player, All the Things, All That I Am and Still Not a Player....to 2000s hits like I Wanna Know, Ride Wit U and Stutter...this album has just the right amount of goods.

I know many people here have respect for T-Pain, but I simply do not and never will. T-Pain can't sing. His voice is auto-tuned to the correct pitch in the studio practically all of the time. Joe's old stuff from 1997 wasn't auto-tuned. He ACTUALLY SANG, without the help of a machine making his voice sound so perfect.

New R&B and Rap just doesn't make the cut anymore. It is really that terrible. It all fell off around 2003/2004. At least music back in the 90s and earlier part of this decade was decent and listenable. R&B like Joe has SOUL and PASSION. Today's crap is just targeted for dance clubs and teenagers to blast in their cheap car stereos. The only R&B singers today who still have it are Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Joe. Even R. Kelly is pretty bad now. Well, anyways please support Joe and buy this album on iTunes or go to a retail store and buy the CD.

Bad Azz P ,

Great singer

the song undisputed that came out this week by Ludacris is what this guy is as a singer. he doesen't get enough credit for great songs

About Joe

Joe is an accomplished vocalist of smooth and sultry R&B productions with occasional hip-hop beats, and his extensive background in gospel music has allowed him to produce his albums as well as sing on them. A native of Georgia, Joe later moved to Opelika, Alabama; since he was the son of two preachers, he spent much time in church singing, playing guitar, and even directing the choir. Influenced early on by gospel stars like the Winans, Commissioned, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Joe grew to love soul legends Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye plus contemporary stars Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat.

Joe graduated from high school and continued to sing and write music while working at occasional temporary jobs. Finally, he traveled to New Jersey, hoping to make connections in the music industry. While working at a gospel record store and continuing his music education through a local church, he met producer Vincent Herbert and recorded a three-song demo tape. He signed to Polygram and in 1993 released his album debut, Everything. Joe also appeared on the soundtrack to Don't Be a Menace to South Central While You're Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and moved to Jive/RCA for his second album, 1997's All That I Am. The single "Don't Wanna Be a Player" hit the Top 40, thanks to its exposure on the soundtrack of Booty Call. While All That I Am went platinum, Joe remixed a duet by Tina Turner and Barry White, "Never in Your Dreams"; he also produced and wrote for the debut albums of Ideal and Deja Groove.

In 1999, Joe appeared on Mariah Carey's "Thank God I Found You" single (from Rainbow) and caught yet another break from a soundtrack appearance, this time with "I Wanna Know" from The Wood. Released as a single in the fall, "I Wanna Know" languished in the lower reaches of the charts until suddenly catching fire in early 2000; the single reached the R&B Top Five in March, setting the stage for Joe's next album, the multi-platinum My Name Is Joe. Despite never achieving that level of sales again, his five albums through the remainder of the decade, from Better Days through Signature, were solid. From a chart perspective, they fared well. Each one reached the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B chart.

During the early 2010s, Joe continued to release relatable, mature R&B albums. The Good, the Bad, the Sexy (2011) featured four productions from Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander. Fantasia and Too Short made guest appearances on Doubleback: Evolution of R&B (2013), on which Joe and Derek "DOA" Allen split up much of the production work, while Stargate contributed to "Compromise." Bridges (2014) featured Kelly Rowland on "Love and Sex, Pt. 2." His 12th proper album, #MyNameIsJoeThomas (2016) was preceded by four disparate singles, including "Happy Hour," featuring Gucci Mane, and "Our Anthem," a retro-soul belter with an Otis Redding interpolation. ~ John Bush & Andy Kellman, Rovi

Columbus, GA
July 5, 1973




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