With a resume spanning over two decades of R&B excellence. You would be hard pressed to provide a winning argument to refute Joe Thomas’ place on the list of legendary performers that have graced us with; their vocals and showmanship. Since hitting the scene (circa 1993), with his debut “Everything”, Joe has sung his way into the hearts of many providing the soundtrack to a romantic night or two; if you catch my drift. Joe’s only project to not reach the Top 5, however “I’m in Love” single would peak at 64 on the Billboard charts giving Joe a fighting chance in regards to his mission to wow insiders and fans alike. His next eleven studio releases would all hit their mark (Top 5) establishing Joe as a frontrunner in the genre for many years to come. Starting with his sophomore project, “All That I Am” which debuted at No. 4 peaking in August 1997. Joe set the tone for his acclaim with the most top-five debuts of any R&B act during the span of 1997; until now. Follow up’s include: “My Name Is Joe” (2000); “Better Days” (2001); “And Then.....”(2004); “Ain’t Nothing Like Me” (2007); “Joe Thomas, New Man” (2008); Signature (2009); “The Good, The Bad, The Sexy” (2011); “Doubleback: Evolution of R&B” (2013); and “Bridges” (2014).
His tenure in the music industry is highlighted by countless accreditations and nominations including, A BET Award at the turn of the century for Best Male R&B Artist and Best Pop Collaboration (“Thank God I Found”) alongside Mariah Carey, Best R&B Performance by Duo or Group (“ I Wanna Know”). Joe has also bought in a number of Grammy nominations, winning in 2003 for “Best R&B Album” for his “My Name is Joe” top-five release (also nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Most Outstanding Album 2003). In addition to winning the best album, Joe also took home “Best Male R&B performance” (“Let’s Stay Home Together”) and Best R&B Performance by a duo or group for his (“More Than A Woman”) collaboration with Angie Stone. A Soul Train Music Award nomination for his “Still Not a Player” single with the late great Big Pun (Best R&B / Soul Music Video).
The current focus is now his newly released (December 3, 2016) #MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS, backed by Plaid Takeover and BMG Rights Management; which again has shown and proven by debuting at No. 2 on the charts. Joe has once again showcased a retrospective theme as he takes his listeners on a horse and carriage ride of emotions; and quality music. The lead single “So I Can Have You Back” has been a mainstay on the charts fueling the project’s momentum, which has been topped off by the Gucci “Happy Hour”; which has garnered support by leading outlets. Being the veteran/professional that he is, Joe has shown his adaptation to current times. He has utilized his social media platform to engage fans/supporters, while heightening the anticipation. For many of those who say true R&B is dead, it would seem that his release is exactly what the doctor has ordered. Listen today-you won’t be underwhelmed!Mane assisted