Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill

About Johnny Gill

When he scored his first of eight Top Ten R&B singles in 1984 with the Stacy Lattisaw duet "Perfect Combination," Johnny Gill sounded less like a teenager than he did a mature contemporary of Peabo Bryson and James Ingram. He was added to the New Edition lineup in time to record the multi-platinum Heart Break (1988), which broadened his audience. This soon led to a solo breakthrough with Johnny Gill, a platinum hit perfectly coordinated with the commercial peak of new jack swing, a style that suited his deep and sometimes growling baritone. After two more gold albums, success as one-third of LSG with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat, and continued New Edition activity, Gill tended to his solo career with a trio of studio albums released across the 2010s.

    Washington, D.C.
  • BORN
    May 22, 1966