Kim Carnes Net Worth

Kim Carnes Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kim Carnes net worth is
$8 Million

Kim Carnes Wiki Biography

Kim Carnes is an awarded singer-songwriter born on 20th July 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is probably best known for her hit singles “More Love”, “Make No Mistake (He’s Mine)”, and “Bette Davis Eyes” which proved to be her most successful song and earned her two Grammy Awards, Song of the Year and Record of the Year award.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kim Carnes is? According to sources it has been estimated that Kim’s overall net worth is $8 million, as of June 2017,s accumulated her wealth through an extraordinarily lucrative music career which started in the late ‘60s. Since she is still active in the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to increase.

Kim Carnes Net Worth $8 Million

Kim became interested in music from an early age, despite not coming from a musical family. She attended San Marino High School and graduated in 1963, but meantime during her childhood and teenage days she regularly wrote songs and performed occasionally. In 1969, she signed her first publishing deal with producer Jimmy Bowen, and shared demo-recording time with his other writers. One of her first ventures was singing “Nobody Knows” written by Mike Settle, which was eventually featured in the film “Vanishing Point” in 1971. The same year, again in cooperation with Settle, Kim created The Sugar Bears pop group and their first album – “Presenting the Sugar Bears” – reached the top 100 on Billboard charts. Carnes also co-wrote several of David Cassidy’s albums including “Rock Me Baby”, “Dreams are Nuthin’ More than Wishes” and “Cassidy Live!”. Her first solo album, “Rest on Me”, with Amos Records was released in 1972. Three years later she released her second which contained her first charted hit “You’re A Part of Me”, which she later re-recorded with Gene Cotton. After a few more albums released, she performed a duet with Kenny Rogers – “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer” – which became a major hit on the Pop, Country and AC charts. In 1981, Carnes released “Bette Davis Eyes”, a song which was originally written in 1974; it spent nine weeks at number one on US singles charts, and became a worldwide hit, and the biggest hit of the 1980s in the US. The song earned Kim two Grammy Awards and Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards. She was nominated for Best Pop Female and her album, “Mistaken Identity” was nominated for Album of the Year.

In January 1985 Carnes was present on the Billboard Hot 100 with three singles “What About Me”, “Invitation to Dance” and “Make No Mistake, He’s Mine”. As her popularity and fame grew, she was nominated for additional Grammy Awards in 1983 and 1984 – Best Rock Vocal Performance Female for “Voyeur” and Best Rock Vocal Performance Female for “Invisible Hands”. By 1988, Kim had released her eleventh studio album and reunited with producer Jimmy Bowen, which included the Top 10 AC album “Crazy in Love”. Carnes continued releasing hits and albums, including “I’ll Be Here Where the Heart Is” and “Gipsy Honeymoon” which became internationally popular.

With the beginning of the 2000s, Kim released a remake of Johnny Cash’s song “Ring of Fire” which she sang with Jeff Bridges for the film “The Contender”, and continued her songwriting career.

When it comes to her more recent activity, she wrote the song “It’s a Mighty Hand” for the 2006 film “Chances: The Women of Magdalene”. EMI Music released a Kim Carnes compilation named “Essential” in 2011, which received a positive review from All Music, and Kim recorded a new single with British songwriter Frankie Miller three years later.

Privately, Carnes has been married to Dave Ellingson since 1967 and the couple has three sons. She resides with her husband in Nashville.

Full NameKim Carnes
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 20, 1945
Place Of BirthPasadena, California, USA
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack, Actress
SpouseDave Ellingson
ChildrenCollin Ellingson
ParentsJames Raymond Carnes
AwardsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, Bette Davies Eyes, Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer, Crazy in the Night
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single, Academy of Country Music Award for New ...
MoviesVanishing Point
1Raspy Voice
1Nashville has a great creative atmosphere. It's a small, close-knit music community that you can't find anywhere else.
2I write from what's in my heart. I write what I love and have always done that. I'm so lucky to be writing and performing with some of the best writers in the world. I'm having a blast.
3I never had any other thought in my mind. I was gonna write songs, I was gonna be a star and a singer and I never thought of doing anything else.
1When not performing live, she resides in Nashville and writes songs for artists like Reba McEntire and Tanya Tucker. [May 2003]
2After the song "Bette Davis Eyes" became a hit single, Bette Davis wrote letters to Kim and songwriters Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon and asked how did they know so much about her. One of the reasons Davis loved the Grammy-winning song is that her granddaughter heard it and thought her grandmother was "cool" for having a hit song written about her.
3Rock, folk, and country singer and songwriter.


American Horror Story2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
No Escape2015/Iperformer: "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" / writer: "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer"
The Final Girls2015performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Guapas2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Austenland2013performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
That's My Boy2012performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Laurence Anyways2012performer: "Bette Davis' Eyes"
Raising Hope2010-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Take Me Home Tonight2011performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
La solitudine dei numeri primi2010performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Cyprien2009performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Midnight Heat2007performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
La mandrágora2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heartbreak Hotel2006performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
North Country2005performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
The Amateurs2005performer: "You Made My Skin Burn" / writer: "You Made My Skin Burn"
Loggerheads2005performer: "Silver Cord" / writer: "Silver Cord"
Cold Case2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Contender2000performer: "Ring Of Fire"
200 Cigarettes1999performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Tohuwabohu1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes
All About Bette1994TV Movie documentary performer: "BETTE DAVIS EYES"
Private Lessons II1993performer: "Love Hurts"
Impulse1990performer: "Everybody Needs Someone"
Rude Awakening1989performer: "Comin' Home"
Dolly1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spaceballs1987performer: "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own"
Summer Heat1987performer: "The Heart Must Have a Home"
Shades of Love: The Rose Cafe1987TV Movie performer: "You Are A Part of Me"
Women in Rock1986Video documentary performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Maricela1986TV Movie performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Solid GoldTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "Invitation to Dance" / writer: "Invitation to Dance"
Flashdance1983lyrics: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is" / music: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is" / performer: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is"
Top of the Pops1981TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Lolly-Madonna XXX1973performer: "Peaceful Country" / writer: "Peaceful Country"
Vanishing Point1971performer: "Nobody Knows" / writer: "Sing Out for Jesus"

Music Department

My Sister Sam1986-1988TV Series singer - 44 episodes


C'mon, Let's Live a Little1967Melinda
The Patty Duke Show1965TV SeriesJoan




Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesHerself
Les années bonheur2016TV SeriesHerself
Kenny Rogers, Cards on the Table2014DocumentaryHerself - Singer-Songwriter
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV Special
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Solid Gold1983-1985TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651980-1985TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
Leather and Lace1983TV MovieHerself
Champs-Elysées1982TV SeriesHerself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHerself
Rod Stewart: Tonight He's Yours1981TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stars1981TV SeriesHerself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special1981TV MovieHerself
Fridays1980-1981TV SeriesHerself
Music Central1981TV MovieHerself
Kenny Rogers' America1980TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1980TV SeriesHerself
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist

Archive Footage

American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHerself
Top of the Pops1981TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

1984GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFlashdance (1983)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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