Teyana Taylor is a well-known American singer-songwriter, choreographer, model and actress. Apart from penning down songs for celebrated artists, like Omarion, Usher and Chris Brown, Teyana is also an adept dancer/choreographer who has amazed audiences with her moves in various music videos. Modelling is also amongst her many talents and she has walked the ramp for several fashion shows around the world. Here is a quick summary of Teyana Taylor’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Teyana Taylor Early Life
Born into an affluent family, Teyana Taylor’s parents split when she was just a child and she was brought up by her mother with the help of her maternal grandparents in Harlem, New York. Her mother never had any other children, but she has 3 half siblings, 2 brothers and a sister, from her father’s second relationship. Now, that Teyana has made a name for herself in the entertainment world, her mother manages her career with her sage advice and sound decision making.
Growing up, Teyana Taylor was always inclined towards singing and often performed in front of gatherings. Her talent led her mother to enlist her into various talent hunts. All the experience gained through these shows honed her abilities and augmented her confidence, thereby paving way for her glorious career.
Teyana Taylor delivered a baby girl named Iman ‘Junie’ Tayla Shumpert Jr. with long term basketball player boyfriend Iman Shumpert in 2015 before finally getting hitched to him in 2016.
Teyana Taylor Career, Awards & Achievement
Teyana Taylor’s 1st behind the camera tryst with the entertainment world came in 2006 when she choreographed the music video of Beyoncé’s chartbusting song ‘Ring the Alarm’. The following year marked her first appearance on television with a reality show called ‘My Super Sweet 16’ where she lavishly celebrated her 16th birthday. Later that year, she had a dance appearance in Jay Z’s hit single ‘Blue Magic’ where she wowed the audiences with her impeccable popping skills. She signed with Star Trak Entertainment, a leading music label owned by renowned musician Pharrell Williams in the same year. It was under this label that she came out with her debut single ‘Google Me’ in 2008, which was touted as the lead single for her upcoming debut mixtape ‘From a Planet Called Harlem’ and got her noticed for her bold vocals. The mixtape contained an exquisite blend of the old world break beats and new age boom bap against a backdrop of melodies from the bygone era and was released in 2009.
Up till this point, Teyana Taylor was in her own unique way making waves in the music industry, but her big break came in 2010 when she got the opportunity to lend her vocals to some of the songs of popular R&B singer Kanye West’s 5th studio album titled ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’. Immensely impressed with her contribution, Kanye West sought her vocals for one of his record label GOOD Music’s GOOD Friday tracks called ‘Christmas In Harlem’ and a single called ‘Party Tonight’ in 2010. The songs not only brought Teyana due recognition, but also gave her the opportunity to work with renowned artists, like Kanye West, Cyhi the Prynce, Randyn Julius, Jim Jones and Cam’ron.
In 2012, Teyana Taylor ended her association with Star Trak to explore music as an independent artist after which she released 2 singles called ‘Make Your Move’ and ‘D.U.I.’ before finally releasing her 90s inspired 2nd mixtape titled ‘The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor’. The tape as a whole and ‘D.U.I.’ specifically were much appreciated by the audience and critics alike.
After the tape’s success Teyana Taylor signed with West’s label GOOD Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group in 2012. In the same year, she provided vocals for popular songs, like ‘To the World’, ‘Sin City’ and ‘Bliss’ for GOOD Music’s compilation album ‘Cruel Summer’. Her soulful albeit bold vocal quality was well received by critics.
Teyana Taylor then went on to release her debut album titled ‘VII’ under her new label which debuted at no. 19 on the Billboard 200, thereby establishing her as an artist to reckon with.
After this, Teyana Taylor has released an EP called ‘The Cassette Tape 1994’, which showcased her love for the bygone 90s era yet again in 2015, a single titled ‘Freak On’ in 2016 and has also danced in the music video of Kanye West’s single ‘FADE’ in the same year.
Since 2010, Teyana Taylor has also acted in films, like ‘Stomp the Yard: Homecoming’ and ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ and has appeared on television reality shows, like ‘House of Glam’ and ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ as an image consultant and judge respectively.
Awards & Achievements
Teyana Taylor has a Soul Train Music Award for Best Dance Performance to her credit.
Net Worth of Teyana Taylor
The total estimated net worth of Teyana Taylor is a considerable $4 million. Apart from having a rewarding music career, Teyana Taylor is also a successful designer and has even designed rapidly selling shoes for Adidas Originals.
Being an artist of immense talent, energy and connections, Teyana Taylor sure has a fulfilling career in front of her that is bound to effectively increase her net worth in the coming future.