Johnny Kemp Net Worth

Johnny Kemp Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jonathan Kemp net worth is
$2 Million

Jonathan Kemp Wiki Biography

Johnathan Kemp was a Nassau, Bahamas-born Bahamian singer, songwriter as well as a record producer best known for his Grammy Award nominated single “Just Got Paid”. Born on 2 August 1959, Johnny was active in the R&B, Pop and New Jack Swing genres of music. Signed to Colombia Records, Johnny was active in his profession from 1979 until his death in 2015.

A popular singer and recording artist, one may wonder how rich was Johnny Kemp at the time of his death? As estimated by sources, Johnny counted his net worth at an amount of $2 million. His involvement in the music industry of America and Bahamas for more than 35 years of his life was the most significant source of his income. Performing in concerts and tours as well as album sales added considerably to Johnny’s wealth over the years of his musical career.

Johnny Kemp Net Worth $2 Million

Bahamas and Harlem, New York-raised Johnny Kemp started his journey in music at a very young age. At thirteen he was already singing in nightclubs of the Bahamas, and eventually moved to Harlem, New York as a member of the band “Kinky Fox”. At the time, he earned success as a songwriter and musician, while also singing as a backup for the band “B.B. & Q”, for whom Johnny not only sang but also co-wrote several tracks included on their albums “All Night Long” and “Sharing Your Love”. Eventually, Johnny started his solo career as he was signed by Columbia Records in the mid-1980s.

Johnny released his first studio album “Johnny Kemp” in 1986 which went on to become very successful in the market. The album included the single “Just Another Lover” which was co-written by Kashif and Johnny himself, and which became a minor hit in its own right, in America reaching #14 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart. However, Johnny became much more popular with the release a year later of his second album entitled “Secrets Of Flying”. The songs from the album like “Dancin’ With Myself” and “Just Got Paid” were very popular and were even ranked in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart.

Apart from his own albums, Johnny worked with several other famous artists in their projects. In 2007, he appeared alongside Keith Sweat and Teddy Riley in Keith’s DVD release entitled “Sweat Hotel Live”. Johnny Kemp also worked with other artists like Luther Vandross and Chic (band) during his career, and of course, being a part of all these musical projects also contributed considerably to Johnny’s riches.

Regarding his personal life, at the time of his demise, Johnny had been married to Deidre for several years, and they had two sons. He died accidentally on 16 April 2015 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the police report stating that he was walking on rocks but lost his balance, hit his head, slipped into the water and drowned. At the time of his death, Johnny’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.

Full NameJohnny Kemp
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 2, 1959, Nassau, Bahamas
DiedApril 16, 2015, Montego Bay, Jamaica
ProfessionSinger, songwriter, record producer
SpouseDeidre Kemp
ChildrenJared Kemp, Jason Kemp,
AwardsGrammy Award for Best R&B Song (1989)
Record LabelsColumbia Records
AlbumsSharing Your Love (1982), All Night Long (1982), Sweat Hotel Live (2007), "Just Got Paid" (2006), “Secrets Of Flying”
Music GroupsB. B. & Q. Band
NominationsGrammy Award for Best R&B Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male, Just Got Paid, Just Another Lover, Birthday Suit
MoviesIsland Women
TV Shows100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s


Love & Basketball2000performer: "Just Got Paid" / writer: "Just Got Paid"
We Wish You a Turtle Christmas1994Video short "Deck The Halls", "Gotta Get A Gift", "Wrap Rap"
Turtle Tunes1994Video short "Don't Talk To Strangers"
Sing1989performer: "Birthday Suit"


Soul Train1988-1989TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest / Himself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
New American Bandstand 19651986TV SeriesHimself

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