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Joe was born as Joe Lewis Thomas on July 5, 1973 in Cuthbert, Georgia. Joe was introduced to music at an early age; both of his parents were preachers. With learning how to sing in church, playing guitar, and directing the choir, he was influence by many gospel performers.
After graduating high school, he continued to carry his passion for writing and singing music while working at regular jobs. He finally took a trip to New Jersey hoping to meet people in the music industry to help him with his career. Meeting Vincent Herbert and eventually signing to Polygram/Mercury record label in 1993, he released his debut album, Everything, which had the single “All the Things”. The song was featured on many movies such as Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Joe’s career started to speed up as he made the decision to leave Polygram Records; he signed with Jive Records in 1997. All That I Am became his “breakthrough album” and reached number thirteen on the Billboard 200 chart and had one of his well known songs “All The Things Your Man Won’t Do”, and “The Love Scene”. Joe continued to top charts with hit singles, such as “Still Not A Player, Thank God I Found You (featuring Mariah Carey)”.
Joe released his third album in 2000, My Name Is Joe, which became his most successful album. It reached number two on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 300 copies. Having hit singles such as “I Wanna Know”, “Treat Her Like A Lady”, and “Stutter”. Joe decided to release an album a year later, yet without much success it still had hit singles like “Let’s Stay Home Tonight” and “What If A Woman”.
Joe took a few years off but did much collaboration with artists and groups such as G-Unit, R. Kelly, and Sean Garrett. The latest of Joe was in 2008 when he released Joe Thomas, New Man independently and in 2011 released The Good, the Bad, the Sexy. Joe continues to tour, produce, and write songs for many musical talents.
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