Jeffree Charles was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised from the age of 10 in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Jeffree knew that he wanted to become a singer when he began singing in groups at the age of 13. His mother owned the neighborhood Mom and Pop Record Shop. He learned from hanging out in her shop that he wanted to record music, perform on stage, as well as become a radio personality.
In the late 1980s, Jeffree was a household name as a radio personality with his “Quiet Storm” formatted show called "For Lovers Only" on WZAK 93.1 in Cleveland, Ohio. Becoming a popular local radio air personality opened doors to becoming a recording artist. After his first local hit release titled “Tonight at Nine,” Jeffree Charles was dubbed the singing DJ.
Concert promoters began to approach Jeffree to open for major artists such as Karyn White, The Barkays, Freddie Jackson, War, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, Will Downing, and most recently, The Whispers…just to name a few.