Gerald Levert
American soul singer
Gerald Levert
Gerald Levert was an American R&B singer. Gerald Levert sang with his brother, Sean Levert, and friend Marc Gordon in the R&B trio LeVert. He was also a part of LSG, an R&B supergroup comprising Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, and Levert. His father, Eddie Levert, is the lead singer of the 1970s soul group The O'Jays.
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Don't Say Michael Jackson. "Don't Say You Love Me" is B. Howard's Hit
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It says enough that Beverly Hills pop artist Brandon "B." Howard has just released a single that's in the top 20 on Billboard magazine's dance song chart. But his history with the legendary Jackson family is too intriguing to leave it there. A speaking voice genuinely like Michael's invokes an eerie specter when trying to extract basic information, like how old he is. His whispery answer: "Timeless." So, looking for clues.... On December 13, the day after his release party for "Don't Say You Love Me" (DSYLM) at Berlin's hot Felix ClubRestaurant, B. Howard was agog over the presence of Hollywood types at his celebration. "It was freaking awesome. People from James Bond were there and all," he shared breathlessly. "I had a rocking release party last night." Along with his uncorrupted face and pubescent tenor, that kind of zeal over starry peripherals would put him at around 19. But it turns out he's been working as a record producer since 2003. A teenager he is not. More import ...
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Rock 'n Roll Film Series at Library
Barrington Patch - almost 5 years
Add some rock ‘n roll to your life in May. The Barrington Public Library hosts a four-film movie series titled “Rock ‘n Roll” on Thursday evenings starting at 7 tomorrow. The films will be shown in the theatre-like auditorium with surround sound. All are free and start at 7 pm. Here is the lineup straight from the library website: May 3: Shine A Light (2008), 122 minutes, Rated R One of America's greatest directors and one of the world's greatest bands unite to bring this musical event to the screen. Martin Scorsese filmed the Rolling Stones during their concert for President Bill Clinton's celebrity-packed birthday bash at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Scorsese assembled an incredible team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of this legendary band. May 10: The Last Waltz (1978), 117 minutes, Rated PG Considered one of the best rock documentaries of all time, The Last Waltz chronicles The Band’s final concert (Thanksgiving, 1976). Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Neil ...
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Jim Brickman bringing Christmas show to Davenport - Eastern Iowa Life
Google News - over 5 years
Jim's lineup of collaborators include such gifted singers as Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Gerald Levert, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John, Blind Boys of Alabama
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Frank McComb heads for Joy of Jazz - Artslink.co.za News (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He has worked with Prince, Chaka Khan, Teddy Pendergrass, Gerald Levert and Teena Marie and was a member of Branford Marsalis' funky jazz project, Buckshot LeFonque. His hit CDs have included “Love Stories” and “Straight From the Vault
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Carl Thomas Set to Release “Conquer” - News Junky Journal
Google News - over 5 years
He was nominated for a Grammy award for his work “Everyday” alongside Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, and Gerald Levert. Conquer is expected to be popular among existing fans and, hopefully, to encourage a wider group of listeners to explore R&B sounds
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Rebecca Minkoff Casanova Quilted Satchel - StyleBistro
Google News - over 5 years
I see the word “Casanova” and I'm reminded solely of the old Gerald Levert song of the same name. Rebecca Minkoff makes a solid effort to bring me back to the present with her Casanova Quilted Satchel, a fabulous, fall-perfect bag all done up in fiery
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SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Stacey Richardson Crawford 'Sarah`s Girl ... - Student Operated Press
Google News - over 5 years
By SOP newswire2 After spending more than ten years singing background for the late Gerald Levert and Anthony Hamilton, backing some of the music world`s most notable recording artists, Cleveland`s own Stacey Richardson Crawford "Sarah`s Girl" launches
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Johnny Gill has a new solo album - Canton Repository
Google News - over 5 years
He toured and recorded two platinum albums with fellow R&B crooners Keith Sweat and Gerald Levert in a supergroup, titled LSG. With Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant, who — like Gill — were lead vocalists for New Edition, Gill has toured under the name
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Rocket Multimedia/Sony Executive Judges Youth Talent Search Friday - The Chattanoogan
Google News - over 5 years
... Deanna Foltz, National Talent Scout for the past 40 years; Crossroad Magazine Founder/CEO, Victor Flavius; Entertainment Promoter Greg Toney; and Atlanta CEO Andrew Prince of Prince Management Group, former manager of the late Gerald Levert
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From staff reports - Pensacola News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
One Accord Show Band will perform songs by a variety of artists, including Al Green, Babyface, The Gap Band, Gerald Levert, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Maze, The O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, The Temptations and The Whispers
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Missing Link Writer Randy Bowland Co-writes Four Songs On This Week's #1 ... - The Open Press (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Randy's work with Gerald Levert, Grover Washington Jr., and Musiq Soulchild speaks for itself and I'm glad that we can now add Jill Scott to the mix of wonderful artists that he's collaborated with.” Missing Link Music, LLC is a full service music
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Missing Link Writer Randy Bowland Co-writes Four Songs on This Week's #1 ... - Music Indistry News Network
Google News - over 5 years
Randy's work with Gerald Levert, Grover Washington Jr., and Musiq Soulchild speaks for itself and I'm glad that we can now add Jill Scott to the mix of wonderful artists that he's collaborated with.” Missing Link Music, LLC is a full service music
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Will Miki Howard's Son Ever Escap... - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
His first official credit was on Ginuwine's 2003 single “Love You More,” and before that, he collaborated with Joe Little of the Rude Boys under the mentorship of his mom's very close friend and one-time lover, the late Gerald Levert
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Snapshot Survey - Frost Illustrated
Google News - over 5 years
After all, Gerald Levert is still my favorite. Juanita Gordon: My musical library reveals that I am an “old soul.” The variety of my musical taste captures my diverse background as well as my carefree and loving spirit. Candis Bibbs: I usually listen
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DC Performing Arts Examiner to interview Richard Smallwood on BlogTalk Radio - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
His songs have been recorded by Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Kelly Price, Gerald Levert, American Idol's Ruben Studdard, and a who's who of the gospel world. Even the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has recently recorded a Richard Smallwood tune,
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Usher soars (literally) during song-and-dance marathon at The Q - Plain Dealer
Google News - almost 6 years
He thanked the late Gerald Levert for mentoring him. And he referred to his tenure as a part-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers as “one of the most important ventures” of his life. Throughout the evening, Usher made the “Double C” hand gesture that he
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Entertainment PR Strategist Monica Anders Signs World Renowned Bassist ... - Online PR News (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
He has historically collaborated with icons such as jazz/soul diva Dianne Reeves, vocalist Philip Bailey,soprano saxophonist George Howard and trumpeter/flugelhornist Rick Braun,Chieli Minucci of Special EFX, Gerald Levert, acoustic pianist Joe McBride
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Stephanie Mills --Timeless Artiste - Black Star News
Google News - almost 6 years
SM: Well I've buried so many friends like: Teddy [Pendergrass], Luther [Vandross] and Gerald [Levert]. I miss them so much. R&B music is vital to the industry, in general. SM: R&B is music that everyone can identify with and relate to
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Popular lyrics - The Lion's Roar Newspaper
Google News - almost 6 years
Do you think it makes you look cool? I'm positive I'm not the only one shaking my head at this. I miss the music of past generations. Artists like Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert and Sade who could sing about love and get the similar messages across as
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gerald Levert
    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    Died on November 10, 2006.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    On December 7, 2006, it was announced that Levert, along with Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams and Carl Thomas were nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocals for their collaboration on "Everyday (Family Reunion)", a song from the soundtrack of Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated again for the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for his single, "In My Songs". At the 50th annual Grammy Awards, it was announced that Levert had won the award for "In My Songs". Levert's brother and former founding LeVert member Sean Levert accepted in his late brother's behalf. On August 17, 2013 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio Gerald Levert was inducted into the 2013 inaugural class of The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame along with The O'Jays.
    On November 10, 2006, Gerald Levert was found dead in his bed at his Cleveland, Ohio home when his cousin tried to wake him.
    More Details Hide Details Initial reports stated that Levert had died of an apparent heart attack. In February 2007, an autopsy report conducted by the Cuyahoga County coroner's office concluded that Levert's death was caused by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs. The drugs in his bloodstream included the narcotic pain relievers Vicodin, Percocet, and Darvocet, along with anxiety medication Xanax and two over-the-counter antihistamines. The autopsy also revealed that Levert had pneumonia. The official cause of death was acute intoxication, and the death was ruled accidental. Gerald Levert was only 40 years old. Following the disclosure of Gerald Levert's cause of death, a family spokesman stated that all the drugs found in Levert's bloodstream were prescribed to the singer. Levert was taking the pain medication because of chronic pain from a lingering shoulder problem and surgery in 2005 to repair a severed Achilles tendon.
    Levert's last collaborations included Jim Brickman on the song "My Angel", for Brickman's 2006 album entitled Escape and on the song "Real S***" from rapper Styles P's album, Time Is Money.
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  • 2004
    Age 37
    Levert performed a duet with Teena Marie on the latter's 2004 album La Doña.
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  • 2003
    Age 36
    The trio released the album Levert-Sweat-Gill the same year, selling over two million copies; it was followed by LSG2 in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, Levert sang the chorus on the Chris Rock spoken-word comedy piece, "No Sex (In the Champagne Room)".
  • 2002
    Age 35
    Levert also sang lead vocals in two songs on the 2002 film documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" - the story of The Funk Brothers.
    More Details Hide Details Levert performed "Shotgun" and "Reach Out I'll Be There".Levert released his tenth album,Voices, in 2005. Levert wrote and produced songs for other artists such as Barry White, Stephanie Mills, Anita Baker, Eugene Wilde, Teddy Pendergrass, James Ingram, Freddie Jackson, Chuckii Booker, The Winans, Troop and The O'Jays. In the early 1990s, he also helped launch the careers of three Cleveland-area ensembles: The Rude Boys, Men at Large and 1 of the Girls. During the release of Groove On, Levert appeared in the group Black Men United for the hit single "U Will Know" for the film Jason's Lyric, the movie's soundtrack. who was participated in the group and joining with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill as well. In 1997, Levert teamed up again with fellow singers Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, to form the supergroup, LSG.
  • 2001
    Age 34
    In January 2001, Gerald appears again in the series finale "Always and Forever" when Jamie (Jamie Foxx) and Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) got married and sang the opening ceremony at the wedding and joined by fellow singers Gladys Knight and Marilyn McCoo (without her husband Billy Davis, Jr.).
    More Details Hide Details On November 10, 2003, three years prior to his death, Levert's final acting role that aired during his life was when he appeared in an episode of The Parkers, He played T's father in the episode and comes for a visit to start a new band
  • 1998
    Age 31
    Levert recorded a string of albums throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, that contained the hit singles, "Thinkin' About It" (Pop #12) which was released on September 1, 1998, "Taking Everything" (Pop #11), "Funny", "Mr. Too Damn Good to You", "U Got That Love", and a remake of R.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", along with gospel singer Yolanda Adams.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 24
    In 1991, Levert went solo with the albums, Private Line, which went to number one on the R&B charts.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Gerald and his father, Eddie Levert, hit number one on the R&B charts with the single, Baby Hold On to Me.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 16
    While in high school, Levert's inclination towards music became apparent when he formed the trio LeVert, with his younger brother Sean Levert (b. 1968–March 30, 2008) and friend Marc Gordon in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Four of the group's seven albums went gold.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Levert was born to The O'Jays frontman Eddie Levert and his wife Martha in Philadelphia on July 13, 1966.
    More Details Hide Details Levert grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Due to his father's career, Levert would travel with the band regularly.
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