Gone Country:Jermaine Jackson
Today, the group is considered one of the biggest pop phenomena in music history. As co-lead singer and bass player for The Jackson 5, Jackson performed hits like "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There," and "Dancing Machine." In 1997, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Additionally, two of its songs, "ABC" and "I Want You Back," are among the Rock and Roll Hall Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
In 1976, after fourteen years performing with The Jackson 5, Jackson left the group to pursue a solo career at Motown Records. In 1980, Jackson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his solo album, Let's Get Serious. He also had several Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hits like "Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" and "Do What You Do" during the 1970s and 1980s.
Jackson re-joined his brothers in 1984 for the group's Victory Tour. In 1992, he co-produced the Emmy Award-winning and highly-rated ABC TV miniseries, The Jackson's: An American Dream. In 2007, Jackson participated in the fifth season of "Celebrity Big Brother" (UK), as one of the TV show's 14 housemates. Jackson finished second. Currently, Jackson serves as Founder and CEO of the Earthcare International Foundation. The global organization works to combat the AIDS problem around the world.