CeeLo Green has established a name for himself as a singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer. He was introduced to fame as a part of the hip-hop group, ‘Goodie Mob.’ The group disbanded eventually, and Cee Lo went to perform with record producer, ‘Danger Mouse’ as a part of a soul duo.
Subsequently, CeeLo Green turned into an individual performer owing to the popularity he gained on YouTube. Ever since then, he has not looked back! Keep reading to know more about CeeLo Green’s net worth in 2018.
CeeLo Green Early Life
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He later adopted the stage name CeeLo Green that earned him an enormous amount of money and fame.
His father died when he was two years old. His mother also left for an early grave two years after she met with an accident. CeeLo Green was 18 years old when his mother passed away.
The sense of loss and grief can be experienced in a lot of Green’s works. He himself states that his mother’s death was the defining moment in his career.
CeeLo Green Career
CeeLo Green kick-started his career along with the group, ‘Goodie Mob.’
Goodie Mob’s debut album. ‘Soul Food,’ hit the shelves in the year 1995. The album was appreciated immensely by critics and was termed as a movement defining effort in the Southern Rap scene.
Goobie Mob went on to release their next album, ‘Still Standing’ in the year 1998. The album won the hearts of the critics but fared comparatively lower regarding commercial sales when put against the group’s first effort.
In the following year, CeeLo Green influenced the group’s next album in a significant way. ‘World Party’ came out in 1999 and further contributed to the success of Goodie Mob.
Green parted ways with Goodie Mob in the year 199 and moved to Arista to pursue a solo career. However, after 2 albums that didn’t sell very well, he was forced to make adjustments to his career.
His second Arista album, ‘Cee-Lo Green… Is the Soul Machine’ did manage to bring the much-needed appreciation to the credit of CeeLo Green, but he took a different path nonetheless.
He formed a duo called ‘Gnarls Barkley’ along with Danger Mouse. Gnarls Barkley released their first album in the year 2006. It was titled ‘St. Elsewhere’. The album topped charts in the United Kingdom as well as the US and the song ‘crazy’ turned out to be a phenomenon that was dubbed as the ‘greatest song of the decade’ by Rolling Stone.
The duo released a second album named ‘The Odd Couple’ in the year 2008. The album garnered a considerable amount of success.
CeeLo Green was later involved with the soundtracks of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Kung Fu Panda.
Later in 2010, CeeLo Green released his single, ‘Fuck You’ on YouTube after the song was partially leaked beforehand. The song took the audiences by a storm and added enormous depth to Green’s popularity. It was an instant hit that made it to the top of the UK Charts. His solo album, ‘The Lady Killer,’ that consisted of ‘Fuck You’ went on to be certified as Gold in the UK in the last month of 2010.
CeeLo Green still continues to polish his career and has also acted as a judge on the reality show, ‘The Voice.’
Awards & Achievements
CeeLo Green won the Billboard Music Award for Viral Innovator of the Year in the year 2011 for the song ‘Himself.’ Also in 2011, the song ‘Himself’ brought the Brit Award for the best international male to Green.
In 2003, the song ‘crazy’ won a Grammy. In 2007, St. Elsewhere won the Grammy award for the album of the year.
The songs ‘Forget you’ won a Grammy in 2011 as well. ‘Fool for You’ managed to bring home 2 Grammy awards for CeeLo Green in the year 2012.
Net Worth of CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green’s estimated net worth of $22 million is attributed to his successful career in the music industry. He started out a major player in the Southern Rap scene and went on to define his own name. He did wonders with Goodie Mob as well as Gnarls Barkley. Green also had somewhat of an acting career that contributed to his wealth.
Despite losing his parents at a very early age, CeeLo Green took the road less traveled and ended up being a successful figure in the music industry. His work is still ongoing, and genre-defining tracks are expected out of him soon.