Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill was born on May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C. The son of a minister, Gill sang in a family gospel group at the age of five.

Gill began his solo career in 1983 when his friend, Stacy Lattisaw convinced him to record a demo. Atlantic Records heard the demo and signed him. In the same year, Gill released his self titled debut album.

After being discovered by Lattisaw, the two worked together on the album Perfect Combination. Released in 1984, the album featured the title track which reached #4 on the R&B charts. Before finally blowing up in the public eye, Gill released the album Chemistry in 1985.

Finally, in 1987, Gill replaced Bobby Brown in the group New Edition. Driven by Gill, the group released hits such as 'Can You Stand The Rain' and 'Boys To men.' Upon returning to his solo career, Gill found himself to continue to stand in the public's eye. In 1990, his duet with Stacy Lattisaw, 'Where Do We Go From Here' reached #1 on the R&B charts.

His 1990 self-titled album went double platinum and bore several hits to its name. 'Rub You The Right Way' was #1 on the R&B charts and #3 on the Hot 100, 'My, My, My' topped the R&B charts as well and made it to #10 on the Hot 100. The album's last #1 R&B hit was 'Wrap My Body Tight.' Furthering the album's strength, 'Fairweather Friend' made it to #2 on the R&B charts.

In 1993, Gill released the album Provocative. While it lacked the hit power of his previous entry, the album still managed to go gold. Performing on similar levels, Gill released Let's Get The Mood Right in 1996.

During the same year, Gill reunited with his New Edition band mates and released the album Home Again. Performing further group work, Gill teamed up with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat to form LSG in 1997. The group's debut album, Lerald. Sweat. Gill went double platinum with the hit single 'My Body.' In 2003, the group released a follow-up album, LSG2.

Gill recently recording a track for Madea's Family Reunion Soundtrack and is performing on the Body and Soul Tour.