Pop star best known for his hit 1984 single "Somebody's Watching Me," featuring vocals by Michael Jackson. The song went Gold and topped the Billboard charts for five weeks.
He earned his own record deal without the help of his father so that accusations of nepotism would not be leveled against him and his family.
He performed on season fourteen of Soul Train in February 1985.
His father is Mowtown CEO Berry Gordy.
He was a childhood friend of pop superstar Michael Jackson, who helped him rise to fame by singing on Somebody's Watching Me.