November 10th in African American History – Gerald Edward Levert

Gerald Edward Levert

Gerald Edward Levert

November 10, 2006 Gerald Edward Levert, singer, songwriter and producer, died.

Levert was born July 13, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but raised in Cleveland, Ohio. While in high school, he formed the group LeVert in 1984. Four of the group’s seven albums, “I Get Her” (1985), “Bloodline” (1986), “The Big Throwdown” (1987), and “Just Coolin’” (1988), went platinum. In 1991, Levert released his first solo album, “Private Line”, which went to number one on the R&B charts.

Other solo albums by Levert include “Groove On” (1994), “Gerald’s World” (2001), and “Voices” (2005). In 1997, Levert joined the group LSG and they released “Levert-Sweat-Gill” (1997) and “LSG2” (2003). After his death, the album “In My Songs” was released. Levert was nominated for four Grammy Awards and posthumously won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “In My Songs.” In 2007, his book, “I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship,” was published.

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