Famous for his Grammy-nominated R&B albums My Name Is Joe (2000) and Better Days (2001), the singer known as Joe is also recognized for his hit singles "I Wanna Know," "Let's Stay Home Tonight," "Stutter," and "Still Not a Player."
His first album, Everything, was released on the Mercury Records label in 1993. Four years later, his debut album with Jive Records, All That I Am, rose to a top fifteen position on the U.S. Billboard 200.
His 2003 And Then ... album includes two R. Kelly-written tracks.
Born Joseph Lewis Thomas to evangelical minister parents, he spent his youth in Columbus, Georgia and Opelika, Alabama.
He and pop sensation Mariah Carey shared a Grammy nomination for their collaborative single "Thank God I Found You."