Related Information for Johnny Gill Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C., United States) is an R&B singer best known as a member of quintet New Edition.Gill, the son of a minister, started singing at age five in a family gospel group called "Wings of Faith". His solo career began in 1983 when his childhood friend, singer Stacy Lattisaw convinced him to record a demo. The demo he recorded fell into the hands of the president of Atlantic Records, and his self-titled debut album was released shortly.. read more