Johnny Gill
American musician
Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill is an American R&B singer-songwriter. He is the sixth and final member of the R&B supergroup New Edition, and was also a member of another supergroup called LSG; with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat. His signature song "My, My, My" has been included on numerous romantic compilations.
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Johnny Gill to perform at UNCF's Mayor's Masked Ball
Yahoo News - about 1 year
ATLANTA (AP) — Singer Johnny Gill will perform at the 32nd annual United Negro College Fund Mayor's Masked Ball.
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Johnny Gill Sues Hotel
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Good Lord, what have we here? Courthouse News is reporting that singer Johnny Gill has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the Four Seasons Beverly Hills.
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Johnny Gill Addresses Gay Rumors
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
On last night's Unsung, TV One's Behind the Music for R&B and hip-hop acts that never quite crossed over into pop megastardom, New Edition's Johnny Gill discussed his life and career.
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'Unsung' Kicks Off New Season With Issac Hayes
Huffington Post - about 4 years
TV One’s music series, “Unsung,” is set to follow up its award-winning success with the premiere of their sixth season on January 23. As expected, the network has culled various veteran artists including Isaac Hayes, Midnight Star, EPMD, Lou Rawls, Eddie Kendricks, The Whispers, Mint Condition, and Johnny Gill to highlight the business and personal struggles that kept each artist from achieving commercial success. Though some may disagree with a few of the aforementioned names commercial acclaim, one R&B diva who viewers will never see on the series is Stephanie Mills. In speaking with the Huffington Post last year, Mills explained why she’s reluctant to be featured on the hour long series. "I don't like that show. They have approached me quite a few times, but I [won't] do that show…I don't feel unsung. I feel like I've had a wonderful career. I've done wonderful things and met so many wonderful different people. So I don't feel like I'm unsung at all." Check ...
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Osborne Classic A Success
This webpage is not available - over 4 years
Rhode Island already has the CVS Caremark Charity Classic but it looks like another local celeb is set to bring some serious star power to theOceanStateon a yearly basis. The inaugural Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic was like many of Osborne’s best songs, a hit. WPRI/WNAC was the media sponsor of the event so we got to spend two days mingling with and interviewing the likes of Magic Johnson, Sinbad, Smokey Robinson and Johnny Gill to name a few.  In the world of sports coverage it’s easy to be numbed by the standard “Take it one day at a time”, “We won’t overlook any opponent” droning that we hear on a daily basis. The chance to chat with a platinum artist is a welcome change. Jeffrey, a wonderful man by the way, joined me for my six o’clock sports cast but the best conversation was off camera before the interview. Osborne told me his story about leaving Rhode Island when he was 19 to pursue his career in LA, living proof that dreams can come true if you’re willing to take a shot. ...
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Clay Cane: Go the Way Your Blood Beats: Frank Ocean Frees Himself and Others
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Stop the press: A mainstream, black, male artist in hip-hop revealed his first love was with a man. Only weeks before the release of Frank Ocean's debut solo album on Def Jam, Channel Orange, he opened up about his sexuality via Tumblr.  A huge risk for the member of the edgy hip-hop group Odd Future -- admitting you are anything but heterosexual and ultra-masculine in hip-hop normally equates career suicide, which is what makes the 24-year-old's admission so powerful -- his honesty is more important than the album sales.   Only an hour into Independence Day, Ocean posted: "Four summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every day almost, and on the day we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I'd see him, and his smile. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless."  He described a deep love that forever changed him, staying with the singer-songwriter for years. Oc ...
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Love and Frustration at the United Methodist Conference
Campus Progressive - over 4 years
Johnny Gall’s Facebook profile picture encapsulates his spiritual homelessness in blue paint on a plywood silhouette: “God called me. The church won’t have me. Now what?” As a gay man and a Methodist pursuing ordination, Gall is trapped between vocation and frustration. He received a Dean’s Fellowship to Boston University School of Theology just months before the United Methodist Church’s General Conference voted down a resolution that would allow for a diversity of thought regarding gender and sexual minorities. However, after participating in a protest meant to draw attention to LGBT Methodists, Gall left the conference — and its decision to reaffirm anti-gay platitudes in the church — with a renewed faith in his God. Organizers of the protest, MOSAIC and Affirmation (two queer groups that advocate for increasing acceptance of LGBT people in the Methodist church), have urged the denomination to grow in its acceptance of sexual minorities for forty years,  and both ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 20-26
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
May 20: Singer Joe Cocker is 68. Singer-actress Cher is 66. Actor Dave Thomas is 63. Musician Warren Cann of Ultravox is 60. Actor Dean Butler (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s is 54. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 53. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 53. Actor John Billingsley (“Enterprise”) is 52. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 52. Singer Nick Heyward of Haircut 100 is 51. TV personality Ted Allen (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) is 47. Actress Mindy Cohn (“Facts of Life”) is 46. Guitarist Tom Gorman of Belly is 46. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 40. Bassist Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne is 37. Actor Matt Czuchry (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 35. Singer-actress Naturi Naughton (3LW) is 28. May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 71. Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals is 69. Actor Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 67. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 65. Actress Carol Potter (“Beverly Hills 90210,” ”Sunset Beach”) ...
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Spotted: Matt Kemp Puts In Work For Habitat For Humanity
Crunktastical - almost 5 years
Johnny Gill’s current cell phone wallpaper, Los Angeles Dodger star Matt Kemp, exchanged his baseball cap for a hard hat to assist in demolishing a property to make room for two brand new Habitat for Humanity homes last Tuesday (April 24) in Lynwood, California. Mr. Baseball: Matt Kemp covers Forbes magazine “It puts a lot of things in perspective,” Kemp said about the humbling experience. “Growing up, I wasn’t the richest, we didn’t have the most money. My mom worked hard and she made it through and helped me with everything, but I recognize that there’s a lot of people out there who have been in worse situations than I’ve ever been in, so for someone living in a three-bedroom home with 13 people, I don’t know how to envision going through that growing up. So for a family like this to get their home, to get their chance, it’s good to be a part of something like this.” Check out Matt’s ex-girlfriend Rihanna call the goats home with ceremonial coochie thrusts in her new mu ...
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Johnny Gill talks about Bobby Brown
CNN- Cafferty File - almost 5 years
The 'American Idol' men on on J-Lo's dress drama; <a class="fplink fp-150641" href="/Johnny+Gill+1">Johnny Gill</a> talks about <a class="fplink fp-34489" href="/Bobby+Brown+1">Bobby Brown</a>; and Adele's album still tops Bill.
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Where’s Johnny Gill? A Gallery Of Women Eddie Murphy’s Allegedly Chopped Down
Bossip - almost 5 years
Apparently Eddie Murphy has been getting busy with ladies in his spare time. For years, Eddie Murphy has been rumored to be with <a class="fplink fp-150641" href="/Johnny+Gill+1">Johnny Gill</a>, but that hasn’t stopped him from chopping down ladies for the last 20 years. Are they cover ups or real love? We’re not sure, but we do know these ladies are incredibly hot. Good job, Eddie!
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Johnny Gill Talks New Solo Album, Defends Bobby Brown’s Choice To Perform Following Whitney’s Death
Access Hollywood - almost 5 years
Following the sudden death of <a class="fplink fp-282708" href="/Whitney+Houston+1">Whitney Houston</a>, many fans were shocked by Bobby Brown’s decision to take to the stage on the night of her passing (and again on the evening following her funeral) with New Edition. Access Hollywood caught up with fellow New Edition singer <a class="fplink fp-150641" href="/Johnny+Gill+1">Johnny Gill</a>, who cautioned against making judgments regarding Bobby’s decision to perform.
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Bobby Brown Devestated Over Whitney Houston’s Death
24 Hip Hop - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-34489" href="/bobby+brown+1">Bobby Brown</a> is currently on tour with fellow R&amp;B singer <a class="fplink fp-150641" href="/johnny+gill+1">Johnny Gill</a>. Reports are that Bobby is not doing well and very devestated over the death of his late ex-wife Whitney. Gill says they will take care of their brother and make sure he is ok. We can only imagine how he is handling this shocking news to the world.
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Hollywood Docket: 'Superman' Producer Jon Peters Ordered To Pay $3.3 Mil in ... - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
A record executive who sued singer Johnny Gill for defaming her on Twitter with claims of an unauthorized leak has settled. According to a joint statement, the record label will still be releasing Gill&#39;s new album. The US Justice Department has signed
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Record Label Lawsuit Against Johnny Gill Dropped - Singersroom News
Google News - over 5 years
Johnny Gill&#39;s current record label Notifi Records CEO Ira DeWitt has dropped a defamation lawsuit against the veteran R&amp;B singer. The suit was filed after a track from Gill was leaked online, prompting him to attack the record label&#39;s owner on Twitter
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Lawsuit Against Johnny Gill Dropped - BET
Google News - over 5 years
Johnny Gill and the exec at his label Ira DeWitt, who filed suit against him for making defamatory statements about her on Twitter, have apparently reached some sort of agreement and the case has been dropped, reports TMZ. ...&nbsp;-
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Weekly Chart Notes: Jeff Bridges, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan - Billboard
Google News - over 5 years
NEW ADDITION: With a 12-8 rise for &quot;In the Mood&quot; on Billboard&#39;s Adult R&amp;B radio airplay chart, Johnny Gill scores his fourth top 10 on the list and first since &quot;Door #1&quot; peaked at No. 5 in 1998. Gill releases his sixth studio album, and first since
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Hot New Hollywood Trend: Crazy Defamation Lawsuits (Analysis) - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Eliot Spitzer, a record executive vs. former New Edition singer Johnny Gill, and last but not least, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher vs. brother Noel Gallagher. Is there some sort of thread that connects these wild lawsuits? Gallagher v
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New Edition Singer Johnny Gill Sued by Record Producer for Twitter Rant - NewYorkInjuryNews (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Los Angeles, CA — New Edition singer Johnny Gill has been sued by the CEO of his record label after the singer tweeted defamatory statements. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, August 11, 2011, in the Los Angeles Superior Court, reported TMZ
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Johnny Gill
    FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 41
    In 2008, Gill, as a member of New Edition, received the Golden Note Award at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details He has received four Grammy Awards nominations- one with New Edition and the other one with LSG. Grammy Awards
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    He had a cameo role on the TV show Family Matters (TV series), and sang "You For Me" in the 2006 movie Madea's Family Reunion.
    More Details Hide Details Gill starred in the 2009 stage play A Mother's Prayer, which also starred Robin Givens, Shirley Murdock, and Jermaine Crawford
  • 2004
    Age 37
    In 2004 he reunited with New Edition; they signed with Bad Boy Records and released the album One Love which included the single "Hot 2Nite". in 2011 16 years after recording his last solo album he returns with Still Winning. which included In The Mood Just The Way You Are It Would Be You and 2nd Place. in 2014 he was Caroline Records and his own label J Skillz Records and new album Game Changer. which included his Behind Closed Doors and his bandmades New Edition appear on the album song This One's For Me And You. and title album song the album was a number one hit.
    More Details Hide Details Gill has had over 80 television and film appearances as a singer and actor.
  • 1997
    Age 30
    In 1997, he collaborated with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat to form the supergroup LSG (Levert/Sweat/Gill), which yielded the multi- platinum debut album, Levert.Sweat.Gill. and their final album LSG2 in 2003.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 29
    In 1996, Johnny reunited with New Edition and recorded the album Home Again.
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  • 1991
    Age 24
    In 1991, he was featured in Perri "Pebbles" Reid's hit single "Always" from the album of the same name, along with Pebbles' cousin, R&B singer Cherrelle.
    More Details Hide Details The single made the R&B Top 20 shortly after its release. In 1993, Gill released another solo project, Provocative, which included the songs "Quiet Time to Play", "A Cute, Sweet, Love Addiction", and the gospel song, "I Know Where I Stand". In 1996, Gill released Let's Get the Mood Right, which included the title song, "Love In an Elevator", and the single "Maybe" which is considered by many to be one of his greatest vocal performances.
  • 1990
    Age 23
    Continuing his role as a romantic balladeer while emerging as a new jack swing star, he released a second self-titled album in 1990, which included the hits "My, My, My", "Rub You the Right Way", "Fairweather Friend", and "Wrap My Body Tight".
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  • 1987
    Age 20
    Gill began a new chapter in his career in 1987, when he was recruited by Michael Bivins to join New Edition.
    More Details Hide Details Bobby Brown had been voted out the group and Gill was brought in to replace lead singer Ralph Tresvant, who was rumored at the time to be leaving to pursue a solo career. Gill became the only member of New Edition who was not from Boston. With Gill, the oldest member, as one of the lead singers (along with Tresvant, who ended up staying with New Edition and delaying the launch of his solo career) on the album Heart Break, the group developed a more mature, adult sound, hitting the charts with songs such as "Can You Stand The Rain", "N.E. Heartbreak", "If It Isn't Love", and the Gill-led "Boys To Men".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 16
    Gill's recording career began in 1983, at the age of 17, when his childhood friend Stacy Lattisaw convinced him to record a demo.
    More Details Hide Details This demo fell into the hands of the president of Atlantic Records, and his first self-titled debut album was released shortly thereafter on Atlantic subsidiary Cotillion Records. Gill then teamed up with Stacy for the duet album Perfect Combination. A second solo album on Cotillion Records, Chemistry, was released in 1985.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Gill was born on May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C, his mother had four boys and his father was a minister.
    More Details Hide Details He started singing at the age of five singing along in church in a family gospel group called Little Johnny and "Wings Faith" which included his brothers Bobby, Jeff, and Randy Gill (himself a solo recording artist and member of the group II D Extreme). Gill attended Kimball Elementary, Sousa Junior High, and Duke Ellington School of the Arts. His career dictated that he complete his high-school education through the services of a tutor. Gill planned to attend college to pursue a degree in electrical engineering, but decided instead to focus on his singing career.
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