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Edward Willis Levert Wiki Biography
Edward Willis Levert, Sr. was born on the 16th June 1942, in Bessember, Alabama, USA. He is a musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, who is probably best recognized for being the lead vocalist, as well as one of the founding members of the R&B/Soul band The O’ Jays. He has released with the band 29 studio albums, including “Back Stabbers”, “Love Train”, “Lonely Drifter”, etc. His musical career has been active since 1958.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Eddie Levert is? It has been estimated by sources that the total size of Eddie’s net worth is over $18 million as of mid-2016, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry.
Eddie Levert Net Worth $18 Million
Eddie Levert spent some time of his childhood in Alabama, and later in Canton, Ohio, where he moved with his family at the age of six. His family went to church very often, and there he became interested in music, so he joined the church choir. Parallel with that, he also sang in school plays, as well as on a gospel radio show. Eddie attended McKinley High School, and while he was there, his career began.
Eddie’s career on the American music scene really began when he and his friends Bill Isles, Walter Williams, Bobby Massey and William Powel formed the band, initially called The Triumphs and then The Mascots, before officially becoming the O’ Jays. Their first album came out in 1965, entitled “Comin’ Through”, which unfortunately failed on every major chart in the US. Nevertheless, they continued to produce music, and made a breakthrough with their seventh studio album, entitled “Back Stabbers”, released in 1972, which reached No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 and topped the US R&B chart, and it also achieved gold status, which increased Eddie’s net worth by a large margin, as well as his popularity.
During the 1970s, the band continued successfully, releasing albums such as “Ship Ahoy” (1973), “Survival” (1975), “Family Reunion: (1975), “Message In The Music” (1976), “So Full Of Love” (1978), and “Identify Yourself” (1979), all of which achieved platinum status, increasing the overall size of Eddie’s net worth further.
However, after the 1970s, the group’s popularity began to decline, although they are still active, and have now released a total of 29 studio albums. Since the 1980s, they have only had one album “Emotionally Yours” (1991), which achieved gold status. Albums such as “When Will I See You Again” (1983), “Love Fever” (1985), and “Imagination” (2004), failed to enter the mark of top 100 albums on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Their latest release was “Christmas With The O’ Jays” (2010), which reached no. 45 on the US R&B chart, and contributed somewhat to his net worth.
Thanks to his successful career, Eddie has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including induction into the BET Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and he and the other members of the band were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004 and in The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame the following year.
If to talk about his personal life, Eddie Levert is married to Raquel Capelton, with whom he has a daughter. He is also the father of three sons – Eddie Jr., Sean (died in 2008), and Gerald (died in 2006), all of them known for their activities in the music industry. Eddie Jr. is the CEO of Levert Entertainment. Eddie Sr’s current residence is in Las Vegas, Nevada.
|Full Name||Eddie Levert|
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Date Of Birth||October 15, 1976|
|Place Of Birth||Bessemer, Alabama, United States|
|Profession||Singer, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter|
|Education||Canton McKinley High School|
|Children||Gerald Levert, Sean Levert, Ryan Levert|
|Nicknames||Levert, Eddie , Edward Levert , Eddie Levert Sr. , The O' Jays , The O'Jays|
|Awards||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group|
|Nominations||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography|
|Movies||The Fighting Temptations|
|1||Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Smokey Robinson and Angela Martinez, for TimeLife's "The Best of Soul Train" DVD collection. |
|2||Grandfather of Camryn Levert, Carlysia Levert, LaMicah Edward Levert, and Sean Levert Jr..|
|3||Father of Gerald Levert, Sean Levert, and Kandice Brooks.|
|4||Moved to Canton, Ohio with his family at age 8.|
|5||"Love Train" was also a number one hit on the Pop charts.|
|6||Between 1972-1978, The O'Jays had eight No. 1 R&B singles, including "Back Stabbers", "Love Train", "I Love Music (Part 1)", & "Used Ta Be My Girl".|
|Meet the Browns||2011||TV Series||Teddy Trevel|
|The Fighting Temptations||2003||Joseph (as Eddie Levert Sr.)|
|The Fighting Temptations||2003||performer: "Rain Down", "He Still Loves Me" - as Eddie Levert Sr.|
|Coming to America||1988||writer: "Addicted To You"|
|The Sugar Shack||2018||filming||Himself|
|The Artist and the Man - the Eddie Levert Biography||Documentary filming||Himself|
|Unsung||2010-2014||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|2013 Soul Train Awards||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|Life After||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|2012 Soul Train Awards||2012||TV Special||Himself|
|Tavis Smiley||2004-2012||TV Series||Himself / Himself - Guest|
|Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|20th Annual Trumpet Awards||2012||TV Special||Himself|
|Philly's 4th of July Jam||2011||TV Special||Himself|
|The Hot 10||2011||TV Series||Himself -Guest|
|19th Annual Trumpet Awards||2011||TV Special||Himself|
|The Mo'Nique Show||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|VH1 Rock Docs||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There||2009||Video||Himself|
|Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy||2009||Documentary||Himself|
|An Evening with Quincy Jones||2008||TV Movie||Himself|
|BET Awards 2007||2007||TV Special||Himself|
|Gerald Levert: A Celebration of Life||2006||TV Movie||Himself|
|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||2005||TV Movie||Himself|
|The View||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|The Apprentice||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls||2004||TV Movie||Himself|
|The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin||2003||TV Special||Performer|
|New York Undercover||1994-1996||TV Series||Himself|
|The 23rd Annual American Music Awards||1996||TV Special||Himself|
|The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||1995||TV Special||Himself - Performer|
|Out All Night||1993||TV Series||Himself|
|Showtime at the Apollo||1989-1992||TV Series||Himself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1989-1992||TV Series||Himself|
|Soul Train||1972-1992||TV Series documentary||Himself / Guest|
|The 19th Annual American Music Awards||1992||TV Special||Himself|
|The 17th Annual American Music Awards||1990||TV Special||Himself|
|The Midnight Special||1973-1978||TV Series||Himself - Host / Himself|
|1996||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special|