Jermaine Paul belongs in the spotlight. Now that he's got the floor with his forthcoming full-length debut, Finally, for Republic Records, the second season winner of NBC TV phenomenon, The Voice, simply shines. With staggering vocal prowess, the singer delivers robust and remarkable pop music. Most importantly, like everything he does, it's got soul. To put it in perspective, Paul has been preparing for this moment since he was kid. At the age of six, he took his drum kit out of the family's Spring Valley, NY living room and onto the stage at church. Growing up one of nine siblings in a rough neighborhood, his father always emphasized and encouraged music to keep everyone out of trouble. Just as Paul began high school, he joined the pop quartet 1Accord and signed to Shaquille O'Neal's T.W.Is.M Records through A&M. Despite offers to go solo, the 15-year-old stuck with the group and they released a hot single entitled "Don't Stop, Don't Quit" from the Booty Call soundtrack. However, things didn't go as planned and album was shelved. In the aftermath, he endured founding band mate Japhs’ passing.