Howard Hewett Net Worth

Howard Hewett Net Worth: $4 million (estimated as of now)
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Quick Facts

Name Howard Hewett
Date of Birth October 1, 1955
Age 66 years
Zodiac Sign Libra
Place of Birth Akron, Ohio, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not specified
Profession Vocalist, Songwriter
Education Not specified
Wives Mari Molina (1978–1985), Rainey Riley (1986–1992), Nia Peeples (1989–1993), Angie (since 1998)
Children Six children (Anissa, Howard III, Rainey, Christopher, Zohn, Autumn)
Net Worth $4 million (estimated as of now)

Who is Howard Hewett?

Howard Hewett is one of the most gifted vocalists in the post-Marvin Gaye era of pop R&B. He started singing as a child, fronting his older sisters in The Hewett Singers. He rose to fame as the lead singer of Shalamar, a popular disco and soul group in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He left the group in 1985 to pursue his solo career, and has released several successful albums and singles, spanning genres such as R&B, soul, gospel, and jazz. He is also known for his collaborations with other artists, such as Quincy Jones, Anita Baker, George Duke, and Prince.

Early Life and Education of Howard Hewett

Howard Hewett Jr. was born on October 1, 1955, in Akron, Ohio, USA. He grew up in a musical family, as his father was a saxophonist and his mother was a pianist. He began singing at the age of three, and joined his older sisters in The Hewett Singers, a gospel group that toured the country. He attended Buchtel High School, where he was a member of the choir and the drama club.

He also formed a funk band called Lyfe, which won several local talent contests. In 1976, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met John and Alonzo Daniels, owners of a historic club in the LA Crenshaw district. They formed a show group called Beverly Hills, and toured throughout Europe, the UK, Scandinavia, and Asia.

Who is Howard Hewett Married/Dating?

Howard Hewett has been married four times and has six children. His first wife was Mari Molina, whom he married in 1978 and divorced in 1985. They had two children, Anissa and Howard III. His second wife was Rainey Riley, whom he married in 1986 and divorced in 1992. They had one child, Rainey.

His third wife was Nia Peeples, an actress and singer, whom he married in 1989 and divorced in 1993. They had one child, Christopher. His fourth and current wife is Angie, whom he married in 1998. They have two children, Zohn and Autumn.

Carrier and Howard Hewett Net Worth

Howard Hewett began his professional career as the lead vocalist of Shalamar, a disco and soul group that was created by the producer and record executive Dick Griffey. He joined the group in 1979, replacing Gerald Brown, and teamed up with Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel.

The trio recorded several hit songs, such as “The Second Time Around”, “Make That Move”, “A Night to Remember”, “Dancing in the Sheets”, and “This Is for the Lover in You”. They also contributed to the soundtracks of movies like Footloose and Beverly Hills Cop. Hewett left the group in 1985, after a dispute with Griffey over his solo contract. He signed with Elektra Records, and released his debut solo album, I Commit to Love, in 1986. The album was a success, spawning two top 10 R&B hits, “I’m for Real” and “Stay”. It also featured the gospel song “Say Amen”, which became a modern classic. Hewett continued to release solo albums throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, such as Forever and Ever (1988), Howard Hewett (1990), Allegiance (1992), and It’s Time (1994).

He also collaborated with other artists, such as Quincy Jones, Anita Baker, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and Prince. He sang the duet “Heaven Sent You” with Jones, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1990. He also sang the theme song of the sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, a remake of Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man”.

In 2001, he released an all-inspirational album, The Journey, which showcased his faith and spirituality. He has also performed in musicals, such as Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Blues in the Night. He has reunited with Shalamar several times, with different lineups, and continues to tour and record new music. His latest album, Intimate, was released in 2008. According to some sources, his net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.

Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Height 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
Weight 165 lbs (75 kg)
Body Measurements Not publicly available (Slim and fit physique)

Interesting Facts

  • Arrested in Miami in 1985, acquitted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine with fiancée Mari Molina.
  • Devout Christian incorporating gospel themes in his music; favorite song is “Say Amen,” dedicated to his grandmother.
  • Fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Lakers; enjoys golf and tennis.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019 with Shalamar colleagues Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel.
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