Back in 1996, Jesse Powell crooned his way into the hearts, minds, and affections of women everywhere. His sugary sweet and saccharine vocals even accompanied women down the aisle. He captivated us with his charming looks, silky smooth voice, and love-laced ballads. And then he left the public eye, leaving fans wondering, "What ever happened to Jesse Powell?"
Though he emerged on the music scene during the time of R&B greats like Brian McKnight, Joe, Keith Sweat, and Ginuwine, Jesse Powell was known to hold his own in the music industry. He released four albums, with his sophomore album Bout It, Bout It gaining the most success at Gold status. He is also the brother of Trina and Tamara Powell, who you all may remember being featured on Somethin' For the People's hit single "My Love is the Ish.." That used to be my jam, too!
Below are the three singles I remember Jesse Powell most by: "I Wasn't With It" (the song that introduced me to him), "You" (my aunt's wedding song and a beautiful one at that), and my personal favorite "Bout It, Bout It."
Does anyone know what Jesse Powell is up to these days?