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Origin Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres New jack swing, R&B, pop
Years active 1984–1990s
Labels Atlantic, Rhino
Associated acts The O'Jays, The Rude Boys, Men At Large, Heavy D, Calloway, 1 of the Girls
Past members

LeVert was an R&B/pop singing group, formed in Ohio in 1984, composed of Sean and Gerald Levert---sons of Eddie Levert, founder of the O'Jays---and Marc Gordon.[1]


The group released their first single, "I'm Still", for Harry Coombes's Tempre label.[1] In 1985, they released their debut album, I Get Hot, which included tracks whose vocals drew strong comparisons to Sean and Gerald Levert's father Eddie. Bloodline followed in 1986, and this album included the band's first big R&B hit "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind", a track that went all the way to Number One. However, the band's next album, 1987's The Big Throwdown became an even bigger success, on the strength of the Number One R&B hit "Casanova", which gave them a crossover onto the pop chart (number 5) and also the UK Top 10. A pair of additional R&B Top Five singles were also released from this album: "My Forever Love" and "Sweet Sensation". The band's success continued with their 1988 follow-up album Just Coolin', which was nominated as Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album for the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards. Both The Big Throwdown and Just Coolin' received gold certification.

Beginning in the 1990s, Gerald began dividing his time between LeVert, and his solo career, but the band released three more albums, and Rhino Records released a greatest hits compilation album in 2001.

Gerald's death[edit]

Gerald died of a heart attack due to an accidental overdose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs in November 2006.[2][3]

Sean's death[edit]

Sean Levert died in March 2008, while serving time in the Cuyahoga County Jail for failing to pay child support.[4][5]


Main article: LeVert discography


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