Michael Jackson remains a music legend till date. The level of fame he attained in his lifetime and career has given a great boost to the name “Jackson”, such that at the very first mention of the name, almost all minds are taken to him; with the hearers wondering if the person bearing that last name is related to the celebrated King of Pop, especially when the person in question has something to do with music and that is the case with Rebbie Jackson. With a voice that has been classified as contralto, alongside a spectacular belting range, Rebbie Jackson has been able to make some marks in the global music industry. Counting among her prominent songs are “Centipede”, “Reaction”, “You Send the Rain Away”, and “Plaything”.
Facts About Rebbie Jackson’s Age and Net Worth
How Old Is Rebbie Jackson?
Rebbie was born in 1950, precisely on the 29th day of May. She grew up alongside her siblings in Gary, Indiana, the same town she was born. She turned 59 in 2019. Rebbie’s real name is Maureen Reillette Jackson. She took on “Rebbie Jackson” as a stage name for her music career. Rebbie, later on, added her marriage name “Brown” to her last name, making her Maureen Reillette Jackson-Brown.
She married Nathaniel Brown in May 1968 at the age of 18. Together with Brown, she has three children, namely: Stacee (born in 1971), Yashi (born in 1977), and Austin (born in 1985). Rebbie, unfortunately, lost her husband to cancer in 2013. So far, she has one grandson from Stacee named London Blues. He was born in 2005.
How Much Is Rebbie Jackson’s Net Worth?
As of 2019, Rebbie Jackson’s net worth is estimated at $2.5 million. Here’s how she made her money through the years.
As earlier mentioned, Rebbie initially made music alongside her siblings and other musicians, out of which she must have made some significant sums. She also starred alongside her siblings in the very successful variety TV series, The Jacksons (1976-’77). Rebbie subsequently served as a backing vocalist for several other musicians before deciding to start up a solo career some years later.
In 1984, she released her first album, Centipede. She released the album under the CBS records label, who had signed her as a solo artist in 1982. Two more albums, Reaction and R U Tuff Enuff followed soon after in 1986 and 1988 respectively. After her third album, Rebbie ceased from making any production for the next ten years. She returned in 1998 with a new album titled, Yours Faithfully which she released under Michael Jackson’s recording label, MJJ Music. During her long hiatus, she performed at various events and music concerts around the world.
All of Rebbie Jackson’s four albums recorded moderate success, with Centipede being the most successful. The album charted at No. 13 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and No. 63 on Billboard 200. The album’s lead/title single “Centipede” which was written and recorded by Michael Jackson turned out a hit, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard’s R&B chart and at No. 24 on Billboard Hot 100. The song also received an RIAA Gold certification and sold up to 500,000 copies in the U.S.
Reaction peaked at No. 54 on the U.S. R&B Chart, with “Reaction” and “You Send the Rain Away” (with Robin Zander) being its most successful singles. Moreover, R U Tuff Enuff‘s single “Plaything” was able to reach #8 on Billboard’s R&B charts, with the entire album peaking at #58 on U.S. R&B Chart.
Rebbie’s fourth and last album, Yours Faithfully did not record much success. It was, however, not a complete failure as it also received several favorable reviews. Its title single was the first of Rebbie’s songs to make it to UK Charts, peaking at #76. Rebbie Jackson also has to her credit, The Rebbie Jackson Collection, a compilation album which she released in 1996. Despite having not released an album in recent times, Rebbie remains active in her music career, embarking on tours and performing at events; all of which keeps her net worth growing.
Is Rebbie Jackson Related To Michael Jackson?
Rebbie Jackson is one of those individuals who has stricken off the “Jackson relation” curiosities on the minds of many. If you’re still wondering if Rebbie is related to Michael, then you have the answer right here! Rebbie Jackson is actually related to Michael Jackson. Here’s how:
Rebbie is the eldest sibling of Michael. She is the first of the ten children born to Joseph “Joe” Walter Jackson (1928-2018) and his wife Katherine Esther (b. 1930), parents of the Jackson family of musicians. Her siblings include Jackie (b. 1951), Tito (b. 1953), Jermaine (b. 1954), La Toya (b. 1956), Marlon (b. 1957), Michael (1958–2009), Randy (b. 1961), and Janet (b. 1966).
Rebbie, alongside her siblings, inherited their passion for music from their father, Joe Jackson who performed with an R&B band called The Falcons as well as spurred them all towards a career in music. Rebbie’s five brothers (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael) were the first to make a significant move towards professional music. The quintet formed a pop band named the Jackson 5 in 1964, with their dad serving as their manager.
Meanwhile, Rebbie herself had no interest in a music career, despite having taken music lessons from childhood (including learning dance, piano, and clarinet) as well as winning several singing contests. She, however, later started giving music a consideration as she continued to record more success in the field. She started off with a stage performance alongside the Jackson 5 at a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1974; with herself, brother Randy, and sisters La Toya and Janet serving as fillers.
Randy, however, replaced Jermaine in 1977 as the latter stayed on with Motown Records after the others changed to CBS Records in 1976, taking up a new name, The Jacksons. Following Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, Rebbie alongside their mother Katherine assisted in taking care of his three children whom he left behind.