On September 13th via Instagram, it was announced by R&B singer-songwriter Jesse Powell's sister Tamara Powell of his untimely passing which sent a shockwave through the music industry and to his longtime fans, listeners and followers.
Since the news of his passing, his hit song "You" has soared in the top 10 on two Billboard charts including the R&B Digital Song Sales chart at No. 5 and the R&B/Hip-Hop Song Sales chart at No. 8 for the first time in the digital era.
Powell also released two follow-up albums: JP (2001) and Jesse (2003).