Jermaine LaJuane Jackson was born December 11, 1954. Older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, he is a singer,bassist, composer and a member of The Jackson 5. He occasionally directs in film. He also produced and recorded duets with Whitney Houston in her early years as a recording artist.
He converted to Islam in 1989 after a trip to Bahrain, and publicly expressed his religious beliefs during his appearance on Big Brother. While filming the program, Jackson prayed and fasted. He also expressed his hopes to convert his brother Michael to Islam, saying it would provide him with peace and help to heal his problems.
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