Artist Details

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx leveraged his major credentials as a star on television (In Living Color, The Jamie Foxx Show) and on the big screen (Any Given Sunday, Collateral, Ray, Django Unchained) into million-selling, Grammy-winning status as a contemporary R&B singer and songwriter. Born Eric Morlon Bishop, Jr., Foxx simultaneously developed his comedic, acting, and musical skills while growing up in Terrell, Texas. He played piano and led choir in his Baptist church, and went on to study composition and classical music while attending college in San Diego, California. In July 1994, after he established himself as an actor, Foxx released his debut album, Peep This, on the 20th Century label. Despite a low profile and minimal radio presence, the album scaled up to number 12 on Billboard's R&B chart.