== Karrierje ==
[]-ben lett tagja két bátyjával, [[Jackie Jackson|Jackie]]-vel és [[Tito Jackson|Titóval]] a ''The Jackson Brothers'' nevű együttesnek, amiből két évvel később, amikor öccsei, [[Marlon Jackson|Marlon]] és [[Michael Jackson|Michael]] is beléptek, kialakult a sikeres [[The Jackson 5]], ami []-ben leszerződött a [[Motown]] kiadóhoz. A csapatnak Jermaine és Michael voltak a szólóénekesei. Jermaine []-ban végzett a középiskolában, ahol az évkönyv szerint őt tartották a legtehetségesebbnek és a legjobban öltözöttnek.
[]-ben, tizennégy, az együttessel töltött év után Jermaine, aki az együttes fő énekeseként már egyébként is háttérbe szorult Michael mögött, kilépett az együttesből. A Jackson 5 ugyanis átszerződött az [[Epic Records]] kiadóhoz ''The Jacksons'' néven, Jermaine pedig a Motownnál maradt, ahol elvette a kiadóvezető [[Berry Gordy]] lányát. A Motownnál már korábban is jelentek meg szólóalbumai.
Like Michael, Jermaine also began a successful solo career concurrent to his tenure in The Jackson 5, and had a hit with the 1972 [[Shep and the Limelites]] cover "Daddy's Home". When [[The Jackson 5]] left Motown, Jermaine left the group and stayed at Motown, as he was married to Hazel Gordy, the daughter of Motown founder [[Berry Gordy]].
Jackson was nominated for the [[Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance]] for his 1980 album ''Let's Get Serious''. He had numerous [[Hot 100]] Top 20 hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Daddy's Home" (#9), "That's How Love Goes", "Let's Be Young Tonight", "Bass Odyssey", "Feel the Fire", "Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" (featuring [[Devo]] on backing vocals) (#18), "[[Let's Get Serious (song)|Let's Get Serious]]" (#9, also only one of two of his UK hits, peaking at #8), "Dynamite" (#15), "[[Do What You Do]]" (#13), and "I Think It's Love" (#16). A duet with his brother Michael, "[[Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True)]]", hit #1 on the [[Hot Dance Club Play|dance chart]] in 1984. He and Michael also collaborated with [[Rockwell (musician)|Rockwell]], both providing guest vocals on his 1984 hit single, "[[Somebody's Watching Me]]". In 1985, his duet with [[Pia Zadora]], "When the Rain Begins to Fall", topped several singles charts in Europe. His final chart success, 1989's "Don't Take It Personal", hit #1 on the ''[[Billboard magazine|Billboard]]'' [[Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs|R&B]] singles chart.
In 1991 a pre-commercial release version of his song "Word to the Badd!!" (from the L.A. & Babyface-produced album "You Said,") was released to radio stations. In that version he criticized his brother Michael. During this time, Michael confronted Jermaine and the two brothers discussed the issue, with Michael asking for the song to be withdrawn from airplay. Jermaine refused and was criticized for his insult on Michael. The lyrics were re-worked for final release, making the song instead about a former lover. Several other singles were released from this album, which was the second album released on the newly-formed LaFace Records label, including "You Said, You Said," and "I Dream, I Dream." However, the album turned out to be a commercial failure due to public backlash over his cynical attack on Michael and Jackson was soon dropped from his record label. Jackson remains unsigned to any label.
In 1992, he produced ''[[The Jacksons: An American Dream]]'', an award-winning and highly-rated [[miniseries]] about the history of The Jackson 5. Jermaine Jr. portrayed his father as a young teenager in the miniseries.