Happy Birthday Joe!
Today we send Happy Birthday wishes to R&B star Joseph Lewis Thomas, better known simply as Joe. We take a look back at Joe's amazing career in music as he turns 42 today!
Joe's first big break came through when "All The Things" was featured in the movie soundtrack to "Don't Be A Menace...". The song would later appear as the lead single on Joe's CLASSIC album "All That I Am", which also produced the hits "Don't Wanna Be A Player" and "The Love Scene"
Out to prove that he his second album wasn't a fluke, Joe returned in 2000 with "I Wanna Know". Another great ballad that would propel Joe's "My Name is Joe" to triple-platinum status.
At this point in his career, Joe became truly known as "the love doctor" as his songs were known as sweet ballads for the ladies warning guys to not neglect their lady. "What If A Woman" is a great song detailing this aspect of Joe's songwriting and production.
As R&B love songs began to fade from chart dominance, Joe recruited R. Kelly for his songwriting skills on "More & More". It would be awhile before we would see Joe come back as he had to deal with the music industries shift into more aggressive R&B.
After a few slept on releases and label drama, Joe returned in 2014 with this jam with Kelly Rowland "Love & Sex Pt. 2". Great song!
Joe returns to what made him a star in "If You Lose Her". Making amazing ballads into "advice" has been Joe's calling card for a majority of his career and this jam is definitely one warning you need to heed. Thanks for the great advice through music and Happy Birthday to Joe!