Uncle Sam (singer)

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Uncle Sam (born Sam Turner,[1] Detroit, Michigan, United States[2]) is an African American R&B singer. He is best known for being signed to Boyz II Men's Stonecreek Records imprint (distributed by Epic Records) in the late 1990s.[3]

His only Top 40 hit was the Nathan Morris-penned "I Don't Ever Want to See You Again" released October 14, 1997, which reached #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #2 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1997.[4] The same track reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1998.[5] The record sold over one million copies, gaining gold disc status.[5]

Uncle Sam also sang a cover of "When I See You Smile", originally recorded by Bad English, for the television program Touched by an Angel.

After failing to have another hit, Uncle Sam retired from the recording business and became a pastor at an Atlanta church.[6]


List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Uncle Sam
  • Released: October 17, 1997
  • Label: Epic
68 24


  1. ^ Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Hiponline.com
  3. ^ "Biography by John Bush". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Uncle Sam > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". 
  5. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 575. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ Life Saviors Christian Church, where Turner is a pastor
  7. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: Uncle Sam". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 19, 2012.