Who is Johnny Gill? What is net worth of Johnny Gill? The four times Grammy Award nominee, Johnny Gill is a well recognized face and voice of the R&B music industry, he is known for his work as a singer, songwriter and producer. In his career he has been a part of three bands R&B New Edition, LSG and Heads of State, being the current band. He started singing when he was only five, with a gospel group of the church named ‘Little Johnny’ and ‘Wings of Faith’. He was an active member of church and loved to sing prayers with the crowd.
Johnny Gill Biography and Family
Johnny Gill Jr. was born in 1966 on 22nd May to a Baptist minister, Johnny Gill Sr. and mother Annie Mae Gill. He lived with his three brothers, Bobby Gill, Randy Gill and Jeff Gill. He was born and raised in Washington DC.
Education: He completed his elementary education from Kimball Elementary. Later he went to Sousa Junior School and finally completed his high school education from Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He wanted to pursue for graduation in electrical engineering, but decided otherwise to focus completely on his music career.
Career: He began his recording career in 1982, by a recording a demo at the age of 16. This demo helped him in getting discovered by Atlantic Records. His first self titled album ‘Johnny Gill 1983’ was released the following year by Cotillion Records. This record helped him launch his second solo album ‘Chemistry.’
In 1987, he entered a new world when he joined a band ‘New Edition’. He was a replacement for the lead singer Ralph Tresvant band at that time, who rumored to be going solo. The band together made songs like ‘Boys to Men’, ‘N.E. Heartbreak’, ‘Can You Stand the Rain’ and ‘If it isn’t Love’.
1990 marked the release of his second self-titled album. Following this he launched two more solo projects ‘Provocative’ in 1993 and ‘Let’s Get the Mood Right’ in 1996. The latter album included songs like ‘Maybe’ and ‘Love In an Elevator’ which is considered his best vocal till date.
He launched his third album ‘Home Again’ with the band in 1996.
In 1997, he initiated a multi platinum album with Keith Sweat and Gerald Levert named ‘Levert.Sweat.Gill’ which also formed LSG. They together launched their second and final album in 2003 which was titled ‘LSG2’.
In 2004, New Edition was signed by Bad Boy Records with whom they released ‘One Love’, which featured the song ‘Hot2Nite’.
In 2008, with his New Edition members he was honored with ‘Golden Note Award’ by ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Award. He also received four Grammy nominations for his work with New Edition and LSG.
After 16 years, he returned to his solo career with ‘Still Winning’ following ‘Game Changers’ release in 2014, which he released with his own label. One of the song ‘This One’s For Me and You’ from the album, also features his New Edition band members.
Johnny Gill Net Worth
This R&B singer has been working overtime in his career, while being a part of 2 bands and managing a successful career. His involvement into the “New Edition” and “LSG” bands has added a huge amount of money to his pocket. He started of his musical journey, while singing the prayers of the lord to singing explicit songs like ‘Rub You The Right Way’. The net worth of this American singer is estimated to be around $11 million as of 2017. He also makes thousands from his television appearances and stage performances.
Johnny Gill Business Model
Gill established his own label in 2014 named as J Skillz Records, on which he has released one of his albums, ‘Game Changer’. The singer is also known for his television and movie appearances. He has done over 80 such appearances as an actor or a singer.
Gill will be seen touring with Charlie Wilson on his tour ‘In It To Win It Tour’, from February 2017. He will be opening with the Fantasia. Currently the singer is working with his New Edition band members Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown, in a new group called Head of State.
The singer has been serving the music industry for over 3 decades now and is still loved and cherished by his fans just the same. He has created some of the most wonderful tracks, which will always be loved by his admirers.