Inspiration is very important when it comes to becoming fond of something. And during his early years, Joe was initially exposed to gospel acts like Commissioned, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and the Winans. Joe had a flair for singing and playing guitar at an early age, and he did so in the church as a part of the choir. As it turns out, Gospel wasn’t the only kind of music that Joe grew fond of; he also adored soul artists like Keith Sweat, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Brown and Stevie Wonder. With influences coming from the acts as such, one could easily guess that Joe was a talented musician in the making. Joe took music as his passion way before he thought he would be actually able to sell out Joe tickets to his concerts one day.
Soon after Joe broke out of his high school as a high school graduate, he was more than determined to pursue music as his chosen profession in coming years. In the beginning while he kept on writing and doing music, he worked a couple of temporary jobs to keep the engines running. Later on, Joe finally decided to move to New Jersey in hopes of making new connections in the music world, however ending up working in a gospel record store. He also kept on polishing his singing skills at a local church, where he was fortunate enough to end up meeting producer Vincent Herbert. Under Herbert’s supervision, Joe recorded a three song demo tape, and also signed a record deal with Polygram/Mercury back in 1992. The following year, Joe released his debut album called Everything, which wasn’t able to cause much of stir apart from producing one minor hit.
After Joe of was relieved of his contract with Mercury, he then signed up with Jive Records, and recorded his follow up album which brought good fortunes to Joe. The album titled All that I Am peaked at #13 spot on Billboard 200 Chart, bringing Joe into the mainstream light that he was fishing for. The album scored a couple of hit singles which helped establish his repute as an R&B singer in the American music industry. His album, All That I Am, eventually earned the Platinum status which is in itself a huge accomplishment for a rising musician. Afterwards Joe also started working and collaborating with fellow musicians including Punisher, Brandy and several others.
All of his previously done collaborations, singles and album weren’t able to match the success that Joe earned with the release of his third studio album called My Name is Joe, which is his most successful album to date. The album made its way up to the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 Chart, and more importantly, Joe finally had his listener’s attention with this one. Apart from the United States, Joe went international with the release of this album and made his fan base in Australia & United Kingdom. From thereon, Joe kept on growing as a musician along with his popularity, which brings us to his upcoming concert tour. As Joe takes his act out on the road for his fans once again, don’t miss out on your opportunity of catching him live with Joe tickets.