Who is Joe McElderry and what is his net worth 2018? The Winner of Sixth season of ‘X Factor’ is an English songwriter and singer. He also won the ‘Popstar to Operastar’s’ second series in 2011 and in 2014. He earned the winning title in the first series of ‘The Jump’, the singer is best known for winning these television competitions. He also won ‘Best Act Reality TV fame’ by Virgin Media in 2012 and ‘Variety Silver Heart Award’ in 2013.
Joseph McElderry was born in 1991 on 16th June to mother Eileen and father Jim McElderry. His parents separated when he was very young. He is their only child, and was brought up in a small flat in Tyneside.
Education: He completed his schooling from a local school around his place. Later he went on to join Harton Technology College in South Shields. After his graduation, he joined South Tyneside College in order to gain some AS level school qualification. Following this he studied in performing arts from Newcastle College. He actively participated in several musicals during college year. He played the role of ‘Danny Zuko’ for depiction of Grease which was performed at Harton College.
Career: He first rose to fame in 2009 by winning the sixth season of ITV’s hit reality show ‘The X Factor’. His success on the show helped his debut single ‘The Climb’ gain number two spot on UK Singles Charts. He went on to win other reality musical television shows like ‘The Jump’ in 2014 and ‘Pop-star to Operastar’ in 2011.
In early 2012, he got involved with the ‘Classic Tour’ where he promoted his album while touring through the country. In 2014, he went on a fifty day tour; ‘Set Your Soul Alive’ which turned out to be a hit. Following this, he played the role of Price charming In ‘Cinderella’ at Beck Theater in Hayes.
He played the lead role in the musical touring production ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ in 2015.
Since his debut in the industry, the singer has launched five albums including ‘Wide Awake in 2010’, ‘Classic’ in 2011, ‘Ambition’, ‘Classic Christmas’ in 2011, and ‘Here’s What I Believe’ in 2012. His other tour appearances include, 2013 summer tour, The Evolution Tour In 2015 and The Northern Light Tour in 2016.
Joe McElderry Net Worth
The former ‘X Factor’ winner has been crushing the music world with his voice since his discovery on the show. He has been singing solo since 2010, and has been a part of numerous tours which have gained him all the well deserved fame. The net worth of ‘The Climb’ singer is estimated to be around $5.5 million. The magazine has taken the factors like profit participation, endorsement, upfront pay, advertising work and residuals.
The singer is a philanthropist by heart, who actively participates in charity events. In 2010, he covered a song ‘Everybody Hurts’ to raise money for 2010 Haiti earthquake victims. He also participated in ‘Great North Run’ half marathon for raising cancer awareness amongst teenagers.
Some of the causes he supports include cancer awareness, education and child support, LGBT rights etc.He can be seen performing at various charity events.
Joe was harassed on twitter throughout 2010 till 2011. Later the man was arrested and found as a resident of Joe’s hometown South Shield. The man was charged with harassment, fined for $1000 and got a restraining order for 5 years.
In 2010, Joe came out of the closet, and confessed himself to be gay, after his social media accounts were hacked. It all started as a joke by the hackers but Joe took as an opportunity to come out clean in front of his fans.
The singer has come a long from his ‘X factor’ journey to now creating fans from his own music. He stepped into the industry proving himself as a singer, now he is exploring his talents and entertaining his fans with new music.