Who is Wanya Morris? What is net worth of Wanya Morris? Wanya Jermaine Morris is an American singer born on July 29, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is mostly known for being a member of the popular all-boy R&B group, ‘Boyz II Men’. The group also has four Grammy Award wins to its credit. The group was a major hit in the late 80s and the early 90s with a mixture of R&B tunes, dance songs and slow numbers. Boyz II Men was started by Morris’ classmates Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman, Natan Morris and Marc Nelson and Morris joined the band when he was studying Creative and Performing Arts at the Philadelphia High School.
Morris later passed out from Willingboro High School but remained with the group. Morris’ first album with the group was ‘Cooleyhighharmony’, which was produced by Michael Bevins of the ‘New Edition’ fame. The group was reduced to four members when Nelson decided to go his own way, and released its next album titled ‘Motownphilly’.
The album was among the top five on the pop charts and reached the top spot on the R&B charts. A hit track of the group titled ‘It’s the end of the road’ broke Elvis Presley’s record and was number one on the pop charts for 13 consecutive weeks. The year 1994 saw them dishing out one hit after the other. After ‘Il make love to you’ ruled the Hot 100 charts, it gave way to another track titled ‘On Bended Knee’.
This has only been done by legendary names such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Morris, along with Boyz II Men was a part of ‘The Package Tour’ in 2013. Other names which were a part of the tour were 98 Degrees and New Kids on the Block. In 2016, Morris also took part in the 22nd season of the popular dancing reality show called ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and teamed up with Lindsay Arnold. They reached the semi-finals but later finished in the fourth spot even though they topped the points chart with the best accumulative score.
Morris has three siblings and was born to parents Dallas Thornton and Carla Morris. Morris had a hard time during his early years as his parents never got married. He turned his attention to drawing but was later attracted by singing to deal with his problems and express his emotions. Morris started dating singer Brandy after touring with her but there was mixed reactions as Brandy was just a teenager at that time. Brandy was also featured in one of Morris’ songs titled ‘Brokenhearted’ in 1995. The couple later broke up as Morris started seeing someone else. He is currently lives with his wife and children in New Jersey. His wife’s name is Tracy Nash and she is an acclaimed designer, which is probably the reason why Wanya Morris is so well styled all the time.
Wanya Morris Net Worth
Wanya Morris has given the music industry many years and most of his income has been generated because of the success of Boyz II Men. His current estimated net-worth stands at $66 million US dollars as of 2017, and he will be extremely satisfied with what he has achieved through his music. Morris also owns a record label called Company Entertainment where he is collaborating with other artists and giving a chance to newer ones. He also owns a stunning five bedroom house in New York which cost him about $2.3 million.
After appearing in the latest edition of the popular dance reality show ‘Dancing With The Stars’, Morris seems to have lost aa bit of weight. He and his partner Lindsay Arnold reached the semi finals before being eliminated. Wanya Morris came into the limelight again with the show and is looking to make the most of it for his future projects.
Morris is 43 years old and for him to appear in such a physically demanding dance competition was a challenging task. Morris has always believed in taking life head-on and that’s what he did in ‘Dancing with the Stars’. He surprised everybody by reaching the final stages of the competition and also losing a fair amount of weight in the process. He has achieved a lot and is not under any pressure, so he is happy with what he is doing at the moment. His fans belong to all age groups and will be expecting him to come out with something new and amazing soon.