Andy Mineo also known by his stage name ‘C-Lite’ is an American artist, filmmaker and producer. His work focuses on Christianity, as he sings and produces religious songs. His religious collaborations preaching the Lord’s name has proven to be quite a hit in his artistic career endeavors. Let’s delve more into Andy Mineo’s life and his current net worth in 2018. Keep on reading!
Andy Mineo Early Life
Andy Mineo, named Andrew Mineo at birth, was born on the 17th of April, 1988 in the city of Syracuse, New York. Raised by a single mother, he was an aggressive kid. He had quite a rough start and was known as the school bully. Self-describing himself as a loud, foul mouthed kid, he was always under the influence of rage, venting it out through reckless behavior and rashness.
This series of impulsiveness led to him getting evicted from school and placed in correction centers to curb the hastiness. Andy Mineo attended a Christian camp in the summer of 8th grade where he was introduced to faith along with his sister. This sudden revelation with God led to his transformation from a reckless being to an intuitive lad. After changing several schools, Andy Mineo got distracted from his path of faith and started indulging in his former activities.
In high school, Andy Mineo started his first association with music where he started recording songs in a makeshift studio in his room with his friend Chris in 2001. After completing high school, he attended The City College of New York where he studied music. His college years molded his artistic values and broadened his horizons as a creative artist. His first year of college was filled with new experiences not only artistically, but also spiritually. He was introduced to different cultures and religion thus, garnering his faith in religion and spiritualism.
Andy Mineo is married to Christina Delgado. The pair got married on the 23rd of August, 2014. He was a pastor at Christ Crucified Fellowship, but since the advent of his musical career his pastoral duties took a backseat. He currently resides in Washington Heights with his wife.
Andy Mineo Career, Awards & Achievement
After finishing college, Andy Mineo and his friend became part of a rap group, “Fat Camp”, which later signed onto Marshall Street Records. The group was quite a hit going on tours and opening up shows for other hip hop acts. They released their debut album in 2006, called “The Food”. A sudden transition came when he met his producer friend, Alex Medina who re-instilled his faith in Christ and he ended up closing his studio.
He also left “Fat Camp”. After dissolving his studio, Andy Mineo went on tour with the rap group, “T.R.U.C.E”. He released his debut mixtape, “Sin is Wack” in 2009, which was heavily inspired by his collaboration with “T.R.U.C.E”. He lent his voice and first attempted his hand at singing on the song, “Background and Reverse” in 2011. This endeavor cemented his name as one of the most reached out artists. In 2011, he released his single, “In My City”. In July of 2011, Andy Mineo signed on with Reach Records getting rid of his stage name, C-Lite.
He came out with his mixtape, “Formerly Records” on the 29th of September, 2011. In 2012, Andy worked as a producer on “Saturday Morning Car – Tunez”. In January of 2014, he released the second season of “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez” with 3 hit songs, “You Can’t Stop Me”, “Neverland” and “Paisano’s Wylin”. On the 19th of May, 2015, he released his single, “Lay Up”, which was followed by the release of his second studio album, “Uncomfortable” on the 18th of September 2015. Andy Mineo landed his first RIAA certificate when his single hit gold on the 17th of January 2018.
Awards & Achievement
His debut album, “Heroes for Sale” charted at #11 on Billboard Hot 200.
His extended playlist, “Never Land” charted at #13 on Billboard Hot 200.
His second album, “Uncomfortable” charted at #10 on Billboard Hot 200.
Won Dove Award Short Form Video of the Year for “You Can’t Stop Me.
Won Dove Award Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year for his second album “Uncomfortable”.
Nominated for Dove Award Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year for his song” Party in the Hills”
Net Worth of Andy Mineo
Andy Mineo’s tryst with music has established him as a true man of religion and Christian faith. His musical and spiritual endeavors has laden him with many accolades and appreciation from the common mass. Andy Mineo’s current net worth is $1.5 million.
Andy Mineo is a self-made man. Transforming from his reckless teenage hood into a man of faith of credible success and artistry, he has set himself up as an inspiration for everyone. Andy through his songs and work has truly collapsed the bridge between traditionalism and liberal religion. He has inculcated the faith of Christ in hundreds of youth through his lyrical rhapsody and musical genius.