Rebbie Jackson

by Victoria RoblesApril 9, 2022, , ,
Rebbie Jackson

Rebbie Jackson is the eldest daughter of the legendary Jackson musical family and has had a long career as an R&B musician. 

Who Is Rebbie Jackson?

Rebbie Jackson, the musical family's eldest child, worked with her brother Michael Jackson to record her debut album and a hit "Centipede" in 1984. 

She went on to release other popular albums, such as Reaction, RU Tuff Enuff, and Yours Faithfully, which feature contributions from her children. In 1968, she married Nathaniel Brown, the boy she had loved since childhood.

Early Life

Originally from Gary, Indiana, Rebbie Jackson was born on May 29, 1950. She was the first daughter of Joseph and Katherine Jackson and is the eldest of their ten children.

Following her mother Katherine's conversion to Jehovah's Witnesses in 1965, Rebbie Jackson joined the faith and became deeply committed to the religion. 

As a teenager, she began appearing in her family's Las Vegas shows and television variety shows. Afterward, she began a career as a background singer for popular acts like Lou Rawls and Chaka Khan outside of the Jackson family. 

Husband Nathaniel Brown & Kids

Nathaniel Brown was Rebbie's childhood sweetheart, and she married him in 1968. Stacee, Yashi, and Austin are three of the couple's children. Jackson's three children are all performers and singers. 

Rebbie’s two daughters formed a group called Geneva, originally referred to as X-Girls. And her son, who is also known as Auggie, is a solo artist. 

In 2005, Stacee Jackson, Rebbie Jackson's daughter, gave birth to her first grandchild. Rebbie’s husband, Nathaniel Brown, passed away in January of 2013 after fighting cancer.

Albums And Songs

'Centipede,' Collaboration With Michael Jackson

The song "Centipede" was Rebbie's No. 1 hit from her debut solo album Centipede on Columbia label, which she co-wrote and produced with her brother Michael Jackson in 1984. According to the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, the song reached No. 4 and No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Centipede became Jackson's best-selling album after the success of the single. In 1986, Rebbie Jackson released Reaction, her second album.


Surface members and Rebbie’s brother Tito Jackson produced this album. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks ranked Jackson's top single from the album, "Reaction," at No. 16.

On Reaction, Rebbie Jackson also released duets with Robin Zander, the lead singer for Cheap Trick, and Isaac Hayes, an R&B star.


RU Tuff Enuff, Rebbie Jackson's third album, was released in 1988 and featured the hit single "Plaything." It reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

Rabbie released a compilation album titled The Rebbie Jackson Collection by Expansion in 1996 because of her popularity in England. 

The last album Rebbie Jackson made on her brother Michael's MJJ label was Yours Faithfully, released in 1998.

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