|Celebrated Name:||Eddie Levert|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Edward Willis Levert|
|Age:||81 years old|
|Birth Date:||16th June 1942|
|Birth Place:||Bessemer, Alabama, USA|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Raquel Capelton|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Sean Levert, Gerald Levert and Ryan Levert)|
|Is Eddie Levert Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$20 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Some people describe music as the food to the soul. Music is a very big part of all societies and communities in the world. Music has been an integral part of human life and has constantly been evolving with time.
Being a musician is a talent that very few people are born with, and even fewer people get to exploit the full potential of their talent. However, there is one man who has been able to make the most of his talent as a musician.
This man is Edward Willis Levert, the American singer, best known for being the lead vocalist for the R&B group, The O’Jays.
Maybe you know about Eddie Levert very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Eddie Levert’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Eddie was born in Bessemer, Alabama, on the 16th of June 1942. However, at the age of six, he was moved to Canton, Ohio where he was raised. From that young age, Levert was a regular church-goer and eventually joined the church choir. As he grew older, his talent was recognized by his fellow choir members and began performing in school plays and a gospel radio show.
In high school, he teamed up with a few of his classmates (Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles) to form a group called The Triumphs. They played in Canton opening for a few acts here and there. They moved to Cincinnati where they were signed by President of King Records, Sid Nathan, who later changed their name to The Mascots.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 16 June 1942, Eddie Levert is 81 years old as of today’s date 5th December 2023. His height is N/A tall, and weight is N/A.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Eddie Levert is currently married to Raquel Capelton with whom they have three children; Sean Levert, Gerald Levert and Ryan Levert
The Mascots did their first recording in 1961 called, Miracles, which was a moderate hit in Cleveland. They took the name, The O’Jays in 1963, in tribute to the Cleveland disc jockey, Eddie O’Jay who was part of the powerful management team of Frankie Crocker, Herb Hamlett and O’Jay. They released Lonely Drifter in 1963 which was their first national chart hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 93.
In the early 1960’s, Frank “Frankie” Little Jr. joined the group as a guitarist and songwriter. He worked together with Levert and aided in writing the songs; Do the Jerk(1964), Pretty Words (1966), Oh, How you hurt me (1967).
Throughout the 1960’s,the group continued to chart with minor hits such as Lipstick Traces, Stand in for Love, Stand Tall, Let it all Out, I’ll be sweeter Tomorrow, Look over your Shoulder and many others. However, they still put out a lot of singles throughout the decade that were not that successful, especially on the US Top 40 charts.
Despite being extremely successful as a touring group and constantly appearing on the R&B charts, the group had contemplated quitting music in 1972. At that time, two of the members, Bill Isles and Bobby Massey, left the group which left it as a trio. The three remaining members, Eddie Levert, William Powell and Walter Williams just continued working together.
At this time, Gamble and Huff, a team of producers and songwriters signed the trio to their Philadelphia International label. Immediately after, they released their first million seller called, Back Stabbers, which had singles like; 992 Arguments, Sunshine, Time to get down and the big one, Love Train.
During the 1970’s the O’Jays just continued to release hit singles. Unfortunately, the group lost one of the original members, William Powell, to cancer at age 35 in 1977. Sammy Strain from Little Anthony and the Imperials joined the group to replace William Powell.
They released Use ta be My Girl in 1978 which was their final top-five hit, but, they still released songs that made it to the R&B Charts. From 1972 to 1983, the O’Jays was also logging hit singles in the United Kingdom, with 4 tracks that reached the top 20 in the UK Singles.
Awards & Achievements
Eddie Levert and the O’Jays were remarkable musicians who were even awarded as they deserved to be. Some of their awards include:
- 4 Grammy nominations.
- 4 American Music Award nominations.
- Soul of America Award in 1993.
- NAACP Award for Outstanding Vocal Group in 1991.
Net Worth & Salary of Eddie Levert in 2023
Eddie Levert has genuinely achieved legendary status in the music industry. The R&B albums and singles that the group released during their time were phenomenal and have cemented their legacy as one of the best music groups of all time.
As of December 2023, Eddie Levert currently has an estimated net of $20 Million. Most of this comes from his career with the O’Jays. This entails the record sales, money collected from doing shows, etc.
Eddie Levert currently spends the remainder of his days in retirement after having a strong run as a musician. He inspired an entire generation of artists that operate with the same principles that he lived with.