Karen Clark Sheard Net Worth

Karen Clark Sheard Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Karen Valencia Clark net worth is
$10 Million

Karen Valencia Clark Wiki Biography

Karen Valencia Clark was born on the 15th November 1960. in Detroit, Michigan USA, and is a singer, composer and actress who has won Grammy Awards four times. She is also the mother of contemporary gospel singer and actress Kierra Sheard. Karen Clark has been active in the entertainment industry since 1970.

How rich is the singer? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the total size of Karen Clark Sheard’s net worth is equal to $10 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2016. Singing is the main source of Sheard’s wealth.

Karen Clark Sheard Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, Karen Clark Sheard grew up the youngest of six siblings in a family based in Detroit. Her parents are the pastor Elbert Clark and a gospel director of choirs in Detroit, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark.

Concerning her professional career, Karen Clark Sheard is best known as a member of the gospel group The Clark Sisters, comprising Elbernita Clark, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark Cole and herself; she is the soprano of the group and is known for her high vocal skills. Singers including Mariah Carey, Faith Evans, Coko of SWV, Jovan Lacroix, Blu Cantrell, Lil’ Mo, Missy Elliott and Fantasy were Sheard’s vocal influences. The Clark Sisters are considered as one of the pioneers of contemporary gospel. In 1973, they recorded their first album “Jesus Has A Lot to Give” for Billmo Records, owned by their uncle. A year later they released “Dr. Mattie Moss Clark Presents The Clark Sisters” and the group began to gain popularity in Michigan. In 1974, they had already signed with Sound of Gospel Records, which released “Unworthy” (1976), “Count It All Joy” (1978) and “He Gave Me Nothing to Lose” (1979). Real success came in 1980 with “Is My Living In Vain”, a live album that occupied the gospel charts for more than a year. In 1981, a big hit “You Brought the Sunshine” was released, and a year later “Sincerely” and singles “Name It And Claim It” and “World”. Karen’s net worth was rising steadily.

After that Denise left the group, and four years later they released the album “Heart & Soul”, a Grammy nomination. Karen released her solo album in 1997 entitled “Finally Karen”, which became one of the most successful gospel albums in 1998 and won a nomination for a Grammy, plus earning her a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award in the category of the Best Female Vocalist. Her second studio album “2nd Chance” (2002) reached 2nd place on the Billboard Gospel Albums, but her third studio album “The Heavens Are Telling” (2003) failed to succeed. However, another critical success even though it charted only modestly was the next album, “It’s Not Over” (2005).

In 2010, Karen Clark released “All in One”, and the same year she won a Grammy Award for the Best Gospel Performance. In 2011, the album “The Ultimate Collection” was released. Recently, the live album “Destined to Win” peaked in 2nd position on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums and 4th on Independent Albums charts. Overall, all the above mentioned albums have increased the outright size of Karen Clark Sheard.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer, she is married to a pastor, John Drew Sheard, and they have two children.

Full NameKaren Clark Sheard
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 15, 1960
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, United States
ProfessionAmerican gospel singer, musician, songwriter, actress
SpouseJohn Drew Sheard
ChildrenKierra Kiki Sheard, John Drew Sheard II
ParentsElbert Clark
SiblingsDorinda Clark Cole, Twinkie Clark, Jacqueline Cullum
NicknamesKaren Clark-Sheard , Karen Valencia Clark , Sheard, Karen Clark , KCS
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Gospel Performance (2010), Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song (2008), Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best Gospel Album, 1998; Stellar Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, 1999
Record LabelsBillmo Records, Sound of Gospel Records, Island Black Music, Elektra, Word, Karew Records
Albums“Jesus Has A Lot to Give” (1973), “Is My Living In Vain” (1980), “Heart & Soul”, “Finally Karen” (1997), “2nd Chance” (2002),"The Heavens Are Telling" (2003), "It's Not Over" (2006), "All in One" (2006), “The Ultimate Collection” (2011), "Destined to Win" (2015)
Music GroupsThe Clark Sisters (Since 1966), Youthful Praise
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel Album, God Is Here, My Words ...
MoviesBlessed & Cursed, Twinkie Clark & Friends: Live in Charlotte, Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers: The Grand Finale: Encourage Yourself
1My misery had to become my ministry.
1Sister of Twinkie Clark, Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Denise Clark.
2Karen Clark Sheard has two children, Kierra 'Kiki' Sheard. and John Drew Sheard II.


For Richer or Poorer2012TV SeriesDee Dee
Church Girl2011Valerie
Blessed and Cursed2010Lady Hawkins


Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996performer: "Don't Give Up" - as Karen Clark-Sheard


The BET Honors2014TV MovieHerself
The Sheards2013TV SeriesHerself
Praise the Lord2009-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
The Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert2010TV MovieHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Unsung2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Can You Hear Me Now: The Evolution of Gospel Music2008TV Movie documentary
Faith Unscripted: Ambassador Bobby Jones2007VideoHerself
Soul Train2006TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Look Up Sing Out... Power2005VideoHerself
Higher Ground: Voices of Contemporary Gospel Music2004Video documentaryHerself
19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Celebration of Gospel2003TV MovieHerself
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest1998TV MovieHerself

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