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Jeffrey Osborne (born March 9, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American funk
and R&B musician, and former lead singer of the band L.T.D. Osborne's father, Clarence "Legs" Osborne, was a popular trumpeter who played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. "Part of the fun was hearing my dad's music he was a great trumpet player. He was a big influence on me musically."
Osborne started his music career in 1969 with a band called Love Men Ltd., who would later become known as L.T.D. The band recorded memorable hits such as "Everytime I Turn Around (Back In Love Again)", "Love Ballad" and "(Holdin' On) When Love Is Gone". At first, Osborne was a drummer, but then became the lead vocalist. He left L.T.D. in 1981 to start a solo career. His solo success includes five gold and platinum albums.
He has one of the most immediately identifiable voices in contemporary music. For three decades Jeffrey Osborne has been sharing his special brand of soulful vocal magic with audiences the world over. Known for his ability to create music that appeals to both pop and R&B listeners, Jeffrey says that the subject matter for the material on "That's For Sure" is basically relationship-oriented.
In 1982, Osborne released his self-titled debut album, which featured two hit singles, "On The Wings Of Love" & "I Really Don't Need No Light. This was followed up the next year by "Stay With Me Tonight", his first gold album (later reaching platinum album status), which spawned two more hits, "Don't You Get So Mad" and the title track. Osborne's "On The Wings Of Love" was also sung by American Idol, Clay Aiken. In 1985, he wrote the lyrics to the Whitney Houston hit "All at Once" (music by Michael Masser). He appeared on USA for Africa's fundraising single, We Are the World in 1985. He appeared on Celebrity Duets in 2006 and performed "On The Wings Of Love" with Alfonso Ribeiro. Osborne lent his vocals to the theme song of the soap opera Loving from 1992 to 1995.
Osborne had two more gold albums, Don't Stop & Emotional, the latter of which had his highest charting solo pop hit, "You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)", which peaked at #13 in 1986. The following year, Osborne had the highest-charting hit of his career duetting with Dionne Warwick on "Love Power", which reached #12 on the Hot 100 and also topped the Adult Contemporary singles chart. Unfortunately, this was a turning point in his pop success, as his albums & singles began charting lower & lower on the pop charts. Osborne's 1988 single "She's on the Left" would be his final Hot 100 entry, as well as his only #1 R&B hit.
After scoring 2 more substantial R&B hits in the early 1990s, "Only Human" and "If My Brother's in Trouble", Osborne would be absent from the charts for the remainder of the decade. In the new millennium, he returned with a series of albums that, while far from the success he enjoyed in the 1980s, returned him to Adult R&B radio, scoring modest chart singles.
Jeffrey began his recording career with LTD (Love, Togetherness and Devotion) in 1970, staying with them for a decade of hit records. His induction into the group (initially as its drummer) came when LTD was visiting his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, where his early years had been spent listening to the likes of Johnny Mathis, Gloria Lynne, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and, of course, legendary vocal teams like The Temptations and The Four Tops.
With the emergence of rap and hip-hop as major forces in the black music arena, Jeffrey held out for a recording situation that would allow him the creative freedom he was seeking as, what he terms, "a 'veteran' artist."
In 1971, the group relocated to California, initially working with Ode/A&M recording artist Merry Clayton, with Jeffrey doing sessions on the side with acts like The Sylvers and Smokey Robinson until the group finally secured their own record deal with A&M in 1973. "Everyone was sharing lead vocals when we started, so we had no vocal identity. It wasn't until 1975 when "Love Ballad" came out that our vocal sound became established. I'm very proud that they wanted me to be the lead singer."
Jeffrey delivered a hat trick of three gold albums ("Stay With Me Tonight," "Don't Stop" and "Emotional") for A&M before moving on to Arista Records in 1990; two hit duets with then-Arista-artist Dionne Warwick "Love Power" and "Take Good Care Of You And Me" had preceded his arrival at the label where he scored a Top 5 R&B single with "Only Human," the title track for his one album for Arista.