Rico Love
Rico Love
Celebrated Name: Rico Love
Real Name/Full Name: Richard Preston Butler Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 41 years old
Birth Date: 3 December 1982
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 64 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Robin Thompson
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Carys Preston and Believe Beyond)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): No
Is Rico Love Gay?: No
Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Salary: $400,000
Net Worth in 2024: $16 million
Last Updated: June 2024

The American rapper Rico Love, originally named Richard Preston Butler Jr., is a multi-talented personality who, by profession, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer as well. He is mainly known for his associated acts with The Runners and Young Chris. Some of his famous songs include They Don’t Know, and Bitches Be Like.

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Early Life & Biography

Richard Preston Butler Jr., known by his stage name Rico Love, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 3, 1982, and grew up in the small town of Wisconsin and Harlem. He then shifted to New York after his parents got divorced when he was just an infant.

Rico loved writing poetry as a child and was always encouraged by his mother. His love for writing poetry led him to join the African American Children’s Theater. He realized he wanted to pursue a career in rap while he was in his teens but first needed to finish his studies.

Love went to the Florida A&M University, where he kept his interests in music alive by winning numerous talent shows and rap battles. He frequently visited Atlanta, Georgia, where he met the members of Jagged Edge who inspired his songwriting.

Due to a significant paperwork error committed by the college administration’s office, Rico eventually dropped out of college. Rico then went to live in Atlanta, where he got his first chance with Usher. Usher encouraged Rico and also introduced him to the music industry.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 3 December 1982, Rico Love is 41 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024. His height is 1.81 m tall, and weight is 64 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Rico Love is currently married to the celebrity photographer Robin V., originally named Robin Thompson. The couple lives in Miami with their children, a son named Carys Preston and Believe Beyond’s daughter. Rico chooses to be private about his personal life, and not much is known about his relationships.


Rico has contributed to soundtracks of Usher’s Film “In the Mix”, “Settled Down”, “Sweat” featuring Usher, and “on the grind,” featuring Juelz Santana and Paul Wall. In 2007, Rico made his first solo album, “the Fifth Element,” but eventually decided on not to release the album. He has been included as a guest performer by Juvenile, Rich Boy, Fat Joe, and his own artist Young Chris.

On February 27, 2014, Rico Love released his EP, “Discrete Luxury,” and the first song from this album, “They Don’t Know,” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 and was marked as Rico’s highest-charting single.

Rico also pursued songwriting and production. He wrote for Beyonce’s 5x Grammy-winning album “I Am… Sasha Fierce”. In his other notable contributions, there is “The Dutchess,” “In a Perfect World…” by Keri Hilson, Usher’s “Raymond v. Raymond,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Scared of Lonely.”

Rico’s co-produced and co-written single “There Goes My Baby” hit the Billboard Hot and also won the Grammy.

Awards & Achievements

Following are Rico Love’s achievements/awards as a rapper, singer and songwriter:

  • He was included in the Grammy Award nominations in the year 2005.
  • In 2005, he lifted the Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary R&B Album.
  • In 2010, he was ranked in the 9thposition in Billboard chart, for the category- Songwriter of the Year.
  • In 2010, he was ranked in the 26thposition in Billboard chart, for the category- Publisher of the Year.
  • In 2011, he again lifted the Grammy Award along with his co-artist Usher”

Net Worth & Salary of Rico Love in 2024

Rico Love Net Worth
Rico Love Net Worth

As of June 2024, Rico’s estimated net worth is $16 million, with record sales and royalties accounting for the majority of his earnings. He has created albums for some of the most well-known American performers, including Usher, Beyoncé, and Chris Brown.

His solo concerts and collaborations with other musicians as a recording artist adds to his net worth. According to the artist’s website, he lives in Golden Beach, Miami, and drives a Rolls-Royce car. His salary as an artist is estimated to be $400,000.

Rico Love, an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, got his first chance from Usher by writing “Throwback” for him. His success continued as he kept writing and producing hit records. He has contributed to many albums, which have then won the Grammys. He is also the CEO of Division1, a record label partnering with the renowned record label- Interscope Records.


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