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Eddie Levert


As the business lead singer of preeminent Philly spirit group the O’Jays, Eddie Levert has handled emotion-soaked ballads, sweat-inducing dance figures, and thought-provoking message tunes with equal aplomb. Dynamic since the past due ’50s, the vocalist has also aided other performers. He co-wrote and co-produced “My Like Don’t Arrive Easy” (1979), a strike for Philadelphia International labelmate Jean Carn, and he co-produced Troop’s number 2 R&B strike “Mamacita” (1988). Levert documented two albums with child Gerald: Dad and Child (1995) then one to speak about (2007), the second option which was released following Gerald’s loss of life. Levert continued to execute using the O’Jays in to the past due 2010s. He also released his 1st solo albums throughout that 10 years: I Still OWN IT (2012) and Do I CAUSE YOU TO Proceed Ooh? (2016).

Quick Facts

Full Name Eddie Levert
Profession Actor, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Education Canton McKinley High School
Nationality American
Spouse Raquel Capelton
Children Gerald Levert, Sean Levert, Ryan Levert
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group
Music Groups The O'Jays, LSG
Music Songs Baby Hold on to Me, Cry Together, Back Stabbers, For the Love of Money, Forever Mine, Love Train, Use Ta Be My Girl, I Love Music, You Got Your Hooks in Me, Give the People What They Want, Brandy, I Want You Here With Me, My Body, Door #1, Your Body's Here With Me, Darlin' Darlin' Baby, Let Me Make Love to You, Get Your Thing Off, Sing a Happy Song, Now That We Found Love, The Apple Don't Fall, Loves Me Like a Rock, Round & Round, Livin' For the Weekend, I'm Savin' Your Place, Something to Talk About, Put Our Heads Together, Don't Make Me Beg, Slip Away, I Got Your Back, Lovin' You, Don't Call Me Brother
Albums I Still Have It, Levert.Sweat.Gill, LSG2, Survival, Ship Ahoy, Family Reunion, So Full of Love, Message in the Music, Back Stabbers, Something to Talk About, Christmas with the O'Jays, The O'Jays in Philadelphia, The Ultimate O'Jays, Best of The O'Jays, The Very Best of the O'Jays, The Essential O'Jays 3.0, The Essential O'Jays, Travelin' at the Speed of Thought
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography
Movies The Fighting Temptations

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1 Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Smokey Robinson and Angela Martinez, for TimeLife's "The Best of Soul Train" DVD collection. [2010]
2 Grandfather of Camryn Levert, Carlysia Levert, LaMicah Edward Levert, and Sean Levert Jr..
3 Father of Gerald Levert, Sean Levert, and Kandice Brooks.
4 Moved to Canton, Ohio with his family at age 8.
5 "Love Train" was also a number one hit on the Pop charts.
6 Between 1972-1978, The O'Jays had eight No. 1 R&B singles, including "Back Stabbers", "Love Train", "I Love Music (Part 1)", & "Used Ta Be My Girl".



Meet the Browns 2011 TV Series Teddy Trevel
The Fighting Temptations 2003 Joseph (as Eddie Levert Sr.)



The Fighting Temptations 2003 performer: "Rain Down", "He Still Loves Me" - as Eddie Levert Sr.
Coming to America 1988 writer: "Addicted To You"



The Sugar Shack 2018 filming Himself
The Artist and the Man - the Eddie Levert Biography Documentary filming Himself
Unsung 2010-2014 TV Series documentary Himself
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Life After 2013 TV Series Himself
2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Himself
20th Annual Trumpet Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Philly's 4th of July Jam 2011 TV Special Himself
The Hot 10 2011 TV Series Himself -Guest
19th Annual Trumpet Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There 2009 Video Himself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself
An Evening with Quincy Jones 2008 TV Movie Himself
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Gerald Levert: A Celebration of Life 2006 TV Movie Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 TV Movie Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Himself
The Apprentice 2004 TV Series Himself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls 2004 TV Movie Himself
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin 2003 TV Special Performer
New York Undercover 1994-1996 TV Series Himself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Performer
Out All Night 1993 TV Series Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 1989-1992 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989-1992 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1972-1992 TV Series documentary Himself / Guest
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Midnight Special 1973-1978 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special · Gerald Levert

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