Jermain Jackman

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Jermain Jackman
Birth name Jermain Jackman
Born (1995-01-10) 10 January 1995 (age 21)
Origin Hackney, London
Years active 2014–present
Labels Music Group
Associated acts

Jermain Jackman (born 10 January 1995) is a British singer who won the third series of the BBC television singing competition The Voice UK in 2014.[1] His debut album, Jermain Jackman, was released on 23 March 2015.

Early life[edit]

Jackman is from Hackney, and was born into an Afro-Guyanese family with 4 older siblings and a twin sister. Since a young age Jermaine has been singing and has been passionate about both singing and politics. He studied at Islington Arts and Media School in north London and had good grades.[2] Jackman also studied music at Sir George Monoux 6th Form College in Walthamstow, East London.


2014: The Voice UK and career beginnings[edit]

Jackman was the winner of series 3 of The Voice UK in April 2014, and the first male to win the competition.[1][3] He beat Christina Marie, who was the favourite. Jackman was given a £100,000 record contract.[4] His cover of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" reached no. 39 on the UK iTunes chart, but finished the week at only number 75 in the charts.[5] He has stated that in the future, he would like to be the first singing Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[6]


Performed Song Original Artist Result
Blind Audition "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Jennifer Holliday Joined Team
Battle Rounds "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"(against Sarah Eden-Winn) Aretha Franklin and George Michael Winner
Knockout rounds "A House Is Not a Home" Dionne Warwick Winner
Week 1 "Treasure" Bruno Mars Safe
Week 2 "Without You" Usher Safe
Final "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus Winner
"Pure Imagination" Gene Wilder
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Jennifer Holliday

2014-present: Jermain Jackman and later career[edit]

He released an EP of collaborations, Jermain Jackman Sessions, in December 2014 as a free download.

His debut album, Jermain Jackman, was released on the 23 March 2015.[7] He will also release his debut single "How Will I Know" on the same day as the album. He recorded the song around the time of his Grandmother's death. Talking about the song he said "I'd been to New York to visit my Granny the same week, and so my emotions were high in the studio, She was very much in my thoughts as I recorded the single and I think you can hear that in my vocal."[8]

Jackman appeared as a special guest star on the CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework, with the timeslot being 5:00pm as part of Big Fab Friday. He later went on to appear on The Voice UK again performing his new single, "How Will I Know", during the first live show in 2015 before Olly Murs, who also performed his own single "Seasons".



Title Details Peak chart positions
Jermain Jackman 42

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Jermain Jackman Sessions EP


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2014 "And I Am Telling You" 75 N/A
2015 "How Will I Know"[8] Jermain Jackman


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