Joe appeared on the track "Thank God I Found You" with Mariah Carey which appeared on her Rainbow album. This song was released as the second single and came a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. This track also became a hit internationally, helping to raise Joe's profile in other parts of the world.
The Better Days album was released in 2001, reaching #32 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the R&B chart. It featured two singles, "Lets Stay Home Tonight", which reached #18 on the US R&B chart, and "What If A Woman".
In 2002, Joe did another collaboration with Mariah Carey, which Joe join the vocals from Kelly Price and Mariah Carey which is the remix of the first single "Through the Rain" from Carey's album Charmbracelet. He also recorded a track called God's Work which was not released but appeared on a sampler on Jive Records
Joe recruited high profile guests for the And Then ... album released in late 2003. R. Kelly wrote the track "More and More", which was supposed to be on his Loveland album. G-Unit features on "Ride Wit U". The singles from the And Then ... album included the Top 20 R&B hit "More and More", "Ride Wit U", and "Priceless". A Double A-sided single "More and More" and "Ride Wit U" made the Australian top 40 in July 2004, as well as #12 in the UK Singles Chart. And Then ... reached #26 on the US album charts and #4 on the R&B charts.
Joe's new album, Ain't Nothin' Like Me, is produced by Tim & Bob, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, The Underdogs, Cool & Dre, Timbaland, Bryan Michael Cox, The Smith Brothers (aka the BEATSMITHz), and Sean Garrett. The album will feature guest appearances by Nas, Fabolous, Chamillionaire, Papoose, Young Buck and Tony Yayo. The album is to be released on 24 April 2007 according to Joe's official website. The first single will be "Where You At", written by Sean Garrett and produced by Chrisclusive featuring rapper Papoose. The video for the single has already been shot by music video director Billie Woodruff. The video for "If I Was Your Man", Joe's second single, has been shot and premiered across the Internet and television.
And as of 2007, he will be on the new season of Making the Band (4) which he is going to be a current judge.
In a surprising interview with EURweb’s Lee Bailey this week, the R&B star talked about his shocking discovery after leaving Jive Records earlier this year, which is also home to R.Kelly. Calling the singer/songwriter out as the man behind stalled records and promotion, Joe says “R. Kelly was very instrumental in making a lot of decisions when it came to my records being played on the radio, He would make a call to the radio station or to the label and say, 'Hey, this Joe record is too hot right now. Ya’ll need to pull that back.' And they would oblige.”
Joe is not the first R&B crooner to address R. Kelly, Ne-Yo who was booted from R. Kelly’s tour last year, sued the ‘Pied Piper’ in January as a result of a highly publicized “feud” that R. Kelly allegedly had with the “Miss Independent” singer. Kelly was reported to have had a problem with the attention Ne-Yo was receiving as an opening act and promptly removed him from the tour shortly after it started.
Since his 1997 Sophmore “All That I Am,” Joe and R. Kelly have released albums and singles under Jive around the same time including 2003's “And Then” and “Chocolate Factory” respectively. Ironically, R.Kelly produced Joe’s hit single “More & More” which reached #15 on the R&B charts that year followed by the G-Unit collaboration “Ride Wit You.”
Despite their work together in 2003, Joe says R. Kelly put pressure on Jive executives and radio stations to pull back on promoting his records when the singles appeared to be getting too much attention. “He did try to make some decisions when it came down to my records being on fire, and climbing up the charts and on the radio stations” says Joe.
Now that Joe has a new home with Kedar Entertainment/Universal, where he will release two new albums, he says “It's incredible that now I get the opportunity to, I don't know, maybe pay [R. Kelly] back in some sort of side bar kind of thing." He does stress however, that he did not know what was truly going on until after he left Jive six months ago.
Joe’s highly anticipated album “Joe Thomas, New Man”, the follow up to his 2007 effort “Ain't Nothin' Like Me”, is due for release September 23rd. Another album, titled Signature, is due out June of 2009.
|1993||"I'm In Love"||64||10||22||Everything|
|1993||"All Or Nothing"||-||33||56|
|1993||"The One For Me"||-||39||34|
|1996||"All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)"||11||2||34||All That I Am|
|1997||"Don't Wanna Be a Player"||25||5||16|
|1998||"The Love Scene"||-||38||22|
|1998||"Still Not a Player" (Big Pun featuring Joe)||24||3||-||Capital Punishment|
|1999||"Thank God I Found You" (feat. Mariah Carey & 98 Degrees)||1||1||10||My Name Is Joe|
|2000||"I Wanna Know"||4||2||37'|
|2000||"Treat Her Like a Lady"||63||15||60|
|2001||"Let's Stay Home Tonight"||-||18||29||Better Days|
|2001||"It Won't End"||-||-||-|
|2002||"What If a Woman"||63||21||53|
|2003||"More & More"||48||15||12||And Then ...|
|2004||"Ride Wit U" (featuring G-Unit)||2||22||12|
|2004||"I Wanna Get to Know Ya" (G-Unit featuring Joe)||15||10||27||Beg For Mercy|
|2005||"Curious" (Tony Yayo featuring Joe)||87||18||-||Thoughts of a Predicate Felon|
|2006||"Where You At?" (featuring Papoose)||29||27||-||Ain't Nothin' Like Me|
|2007||"If I Was Your Man"||84||19||93|
|2008||"We Are Family"||-||-||-||Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (OST)|
|2008||"E.R. (Emergency Room)"||-||33||-||Joe Thomas, New Man|
|2008||"Why Just be Friends?"||-||-||-|