Later in life, Jeffree Charles began writing songs on a challenge from Atlanta songwriters Gerald Mims and Gavin White. After college, Jeffree vowed to become one of Ohio’s most popular Radio Air Personalities. This dream came to fruition after being hired part-time on WZAK 93.1 in Cleveland. Until this day, Jeffree Charles is a household name in Northeast Ohio due to his 12-year impact on radio in that area.
This was all part of a plan to continue doing music, with better opportunities to perform in front of huge artists such as such as Karyn White, The Barkays, Freddie Jackson, War, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, Will Downing, and most recently, The Whispers. Promoters looked at this as a one-up to sell tickets, because Jeffree was also on the radio promoting the concerts!
After his first local hit release titled “Tonight at Nine,” Jeffree Charles was dubbed “The Singing DJ” in 1987. Transitioning from the 20th century until today, Jeffree’s major motivations are too numerous to mention. For instance, Luther Vandross told him to keep going and never stop, after hearing one of Jeffree’s songs. And just to name a few, Babyface, Anthony Hamilton and Eric Benet are among JC’s current musical influences. For the past few years, Jeffree Charles has been working So Official, with an Atlanta-based production team (“Where Is The Love” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous). He also teamed back up and collaborated with the guy who wrote his only local Cleveland hit record, Gerald Mims.
Looking ahead, Jeffree Charles peeps through his periscope and reveals, “It’s onward and forward with this musical journey. With Victor Mclean’s experience in this business and his team’s marketing strategy in this new age of musical downloads, streams and videos, it’s a winning combination. I look forward to my first national hit on this label.”
Awards & Recognitions
Jeffree Charles, has been selected to be honored in the category of top R&B Male Vocalist as the (Top Solo Artist 87’) at the Greatest R&B Legends Music Awards 2020! The Greatest R&B Legends Music Awards has been consciously crafted to bestow deserved accolades of the finest musical talents of Cleveland, Ohio at large. It is packaged by EMCD Midwest leading distribution brand. This edition focuses on Cleveland artists and the biggest exports from the Cleveland area. The aim is to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments and contributions to the R&B genre.
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