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Name: Johnny Gill  
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Date of Birth: 22nd May 1966
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Profession: Singer
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Johnny Gill on the cover of his self-titled 1990 album

Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C.) is an R&B singer known for his emphatic growl and soaring falsetto.

Gill, the son of a minister, started singing at age five in a family gospel group called "Wings of Faith". His solo career began in 1983 when his childhood friend, singer Stacy Lattisaw convinced him to record a demo. The demo he recorded fell into the hands of the president of Atlantic Records, and his self-titled debut album was released shortly thereafter. His big break came in 1987, when he replaced Bobby Brown in New Edition, a 1980s pop group. With Gill as the lead singer of New Edition, the group developed a more mature, adult sound, hitting the charts with songs such as "Can You Stand The Rain" and "N.E. Heartbreak". By the time New Edition broke up, he embarked on a solo career. His hits include "My, My, My," "Rub You the Right Way," "Fairweather Friend" and "Wrap My Body Tight". In 1996, Gill was reunited with his New Edition bandmates, including Brown, as they recorded an album together, and the following year, he collaborated with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat to form the group LSG (Levert/Sweat/Gill).

Gill is the only member of New Edition who was not from Boston, Massachusetts. As of 2005, he is still performing with the group.


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