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We are sad to report that R&B singer Jesse Powell has passed away at the age of 51. Powell was best known for his 1996 hit “You,” which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His family has released a statement asking for privacy during this difficult time.

Powell was born and raised in Los Angeles and began his music career in the early 1990s. He released his debut album, Jesse Powell, in 1995. The album spawned the hit single “You,” which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His follow-up album, Solutions, was released in 1997 and reached the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart.