Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones (born September 27, 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American R&B/soul singer.[1]

Glenn Jones
Born (1962-09-27) September 27, 1962 (age 58)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Years active1978-present
Associated actsThe Modulations


Jones started his career as a gospel singer, working and recording with the Florida-based gospel group, The Modulations, before managing a successful move into the R&B field. He got his recording start in R&B in 1980 when Norman Connors featured the singer on a track, "Melancholy Fire" on his album, Take It to the Limit.[2] The song was released as a single, climbing to No. 20 on the Billboard R&B chart.

Jones toured with Connors, and in 1983 he signed a deal with RCA. In the same year, he issued a five-track mini-album Everybody Loves a Winner that had the top 30 R&B single, "I Am Somebody". His first full-length album, Finesse, was released in 1984.[3] The single "Show Me," reached No. 3 on the R&B charts. The second single, "Bring Back Your Love" reached No. 18 on the R&B charts.

He started recording for his third RCA album in 1985;[4] Take It from Me was released the following year.[5] The album's title track was featured in the movie, Youngblood.

Moving to Jive in 1987, Jones scored a hit with "We've Only Just Begun" which reached No. 2 on the Billboard magazine R&B chart. The track was the lead single from the album Glenn Jones, released in 1987.[2]

In 1991, Jones moved to Atlantic Records. During the same year, Jones released the album, Here I Go Again.[6] Its first single, "Here I Go Again", was his only single to reach No. 1 on the R&B charts. The second single, "I've Been Searchin' (Nobody Like You)" was also successful, peaking at No. 8 R&B. His album Here I Am was released in 1994 and had a minor hit with the ballad "Round and Round", which reached No. 24 on the R&B charts.

In 1993, British girl group Eternal covered Jones's 1990 track "Stay" and released it as their debut single, reaching No. 4 in the UK and No. 19 in the US Billboard charts.

Jones released the album It's Time in 1998 and Feels Good (Peak Records) in 2002, neither of which were very successful on the charts.[7]


Studio AlbumsEdit

Year Title Label Format Peak chart positions
US Pop
1983 Everybody Loves a Winner RCA EP
1984 Finesse RCA LP, CD 18
1986 Take It from Me RCA LP, CD 45
1987 Glenn Jones Jive LP, CD 16 94 62
1990 All for You Jive LP, CD 27
1992 Here I Go Again Atlantic LP, CD 22
1994 Here I Am Atlantic LP, CD 39
1998 It's Time SAR Records CD 51
2002 Feels Good Peak CD 88
2006 Forever: Timeless R&B Classics Shanachie CD 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

With the Modulations

Year Title Label Format
1978 With a Made Up Mind Savoy LP
1980 Feel the Fire Savoy LP


Year Title Label Format
1992 The Best of Glenn Jones Jive LP, CD
1998 Greatest Hits: Giving Myself to You Razor & Tie CD


Year Title Peak chart positions
US Pop
1983 "I Am Somebody" 30
"Keep on Doin'" 51
1984 "Show Me" 3
1985 "Bring Back Your Love" 18
"Everlasting Love" 85
1986 "Giving Myself to You" 19
"Stay" (from the Take It from Me album) 69
1987 "We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)" 2 66 85
"Oh Girl" 38
1988 "Living in the Limelight" 34
1990 "Stay" (from the All for You album) 6
"Can We Try Again" 47
1991 "Here I Go Again" 1
1992 "I've Been Searchin' (Nobody Like You)" 8
"Good Thang" 60
1994 "Round and Round" 24
"Here I Am" 68
"It's Gonna Be Alright" 45
1998 "Let It Rain" 65
1999 "Baby Come Home" 80
"I Think It's Time" 76
2002 "Feels Good" 54
"All That You Need" 64
2003 "I Wonder Why" 56
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (August 1, 2003). All music guide to soul: the definitive guide to R&B and soul. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 373–. ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  3. ^ Weinger, Harry (December 15, 1984). "From Church to Charts: Glenn Jones 'Finesses' Shift". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 55, 58. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ George, Nelson (November 16, 1985). "Three Acts Power RCA's Current 'Peak'". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 97 (46): 45. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Take It from Me (1986): album review". AllMusic. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  6. ^ Lytle, Craig. "Glenn Jones - Here I Go Again (1992) album review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Rizik, Chris. "Glenn Jones - Biography". Soul Tracks. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  8. ^ "Glenn Jones - TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "Glenn Jones - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "GLENN JONES - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  11. ^ "Glenn Jones Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography". Music VF. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "Glenn Jones - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2020.

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