Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson) was an American musician and songwriter known for his concept album Street Songs.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Mabel and James Ambrose Johnson Sr. had Rick James in 1948. Born in New York’s Buffalo. 2004: He died. Seven siblings. His autoworker father left when James was 10. His mother was a Katherine Dunham dancer and later ran Mafia routines.
Before leaving high school, he attended Orchard Park and Bennett. From a young age, he was exposed to drugs and arrested for burglary. Due to his jail time for robbery, he lied about his age and joined the Navy aged 14-15 to avoid the draft. He also drummed for New York jazz groups.
Rick James’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Rick James, born 1 February 1948, died at 56. 1.81 m tall, 82 kg.
Rick James’s Profession & Career
Rick James debuted in 1978 with Come Get It!, which Stone City Band covered. “You and I” from the album became a number-one R&B smash.
This CD also included “Mary Jane.” The track sold two million copies, propelling his musical career and helping Motown Records during a slump.
Bustin’ Out of L Seven, his second album, sold a million copies in 1979. In 1979, they released Fire It Up, which went gold.
After rip in 1980, he released the ballad-heavy Garden of Love, which went gold. Street Songs is his best-selling album to date. The concept album was like his previous four.
Being resentful of Prince’s success as a producer, he released Process, the Doo-Rags, and the Mary Jane Girls.
It included his longtime background singer Joanne “Jojo” McDuffie as a lead vocalist and background musician, with songs like “Candy Man,” “All Night Long,” and “In My House.”
Awards and Achievements
Rick James, Alonzo Miller, and Hammer won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
Rick James’s Salary and Net Worth
His is worth $35 million in 2022. Singer, musician, record producer, composer, etc. His death net worth was $35 million. His musical career began with street singing for tips. He signed with Columbia.
|Celebrated Name||Rick James|
|Real Name||James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.|
|Age at the time of death||56 years old|
|Birth Date||1 February 1948|
|Date of Death||6 August 2004|
|Birth Place||Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Wife||Tanya Hijazi (m. 1997–2002), Kelly Misener (m. 1974–1979)|
|Children||Yes (Trey Hardesty James, Tazman James, Rick James, Jr., Ty James)|
|Profession||American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer|
|Net Worth||$35 million|