Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx
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Jamie Foxx is the stage name of Eric Marlon Bishop. He was born on December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas. He is the son of Louise Annette Talley Dixson and Darrell Bishop, a stock broker who changed his name to Shahid Abdula after converting to Islam. Foxx was abandoned seven months after birth and was raised by his mother’s adoptive parents, Estelle and Mark Talley. Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991 and subsequently had a recurring role in the comedy-drama sitcom Roc. In 1996, Jamie Foxx was given his own sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. The following year, he made his film debut in the 1997 comedy, Booty Call. In 1994, Jamie Foxx released his debut album, Peep This. The album peaked at seventy-eight and has since sold over a half million copies. After almost an eleven year hiatus, he released his sophomore album, Unpredictable. The album debut at number-one on the US Billboard 200 moving over half a million copies in its first week. Four singles were released from the album, the title-track "Unpredictable", "DJ Play a Love Song", "Can I Take U Home" and "Extravaganza". The album has since broke the two million copy mark in sales. He followed up the success of Unpredictable with the release of his third album, Intuition. The album reached the top three on the U.S. Billboard 200 album charts, and #1 on the Top U.S. R&B/Hip Hop Albums Charts, which it topped for six consecutive weeks. Intuition has since been certified platinum by the RIAA.

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