Grace Barnett Slick is an American musician and artist. She dominated the American rock music scene for decades. Her songs were hitting Billboard Hot 100 charts many times and sometimes topping the charts. Keep reading to know more about Grace Slick’s net worth in 2018.
Grace Slick was born on October 30, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Ivan. W. Wing was an investment banker, and mother Virginia was an actress. She had a younger brother Chris.
She attended Palo Alto Senior High School in Palo Alto. She studied in Finch College New York City and the University of Miami in Coral Gables for her graduation. She married Gerald Slick, a filmmaker.
In 1965 Grace Slick was so captivated by the performance of the Band “Jefferson Airplane” at the Matrix, that she and her husband formed a Band ‘The great society’. Some very popular numbers were produced by the Band like ‘White Rabbit,’ ‘One single’ and ‘Someone to love.’
Grace Slick around this time joined ‘Jefferson Airplane’ and songs like ‘Surrealist pillow,’ and ‘Somebody to love’ were produced and the band became very well-known Bands of the country, and Grace Slick became a popular female rock musician of her time.
Grace Slick joined another band in 1974 called ‘Jefferson Starship’ with Kantner, Pete Sears, and others. Their songs ‘Hyperdrive’, ‘Play on love’ and ‘Do it the hard way’ became immensely popular. In 1980 ‘Starship’ band was formed which produced three chart-topping songs ‘Sara,’ ‘Nothing gonna stop us now’ and ‘We built this city.’
Grace Slick also produced some solo albums like ‘Manhole,’ ‘Software’ and ‘Dreams’ that made her a popular national figure.
In 1989 ‘Jefferson Airplane’ was re-formed with a release of a reunion album before Grace Slick retired from the music business.
After she retired from music, she pursued painting as a full-time vocation, with much success and went into partnership with Dark Horse Comics Inc.
Awards & achievements
In 1981 Grace Slick was nominated for Grammy award for best rock female vocalist for her solo album ‘Dreams’. In 1996 she was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of ‘Jefferson Airplane.’
At the age of 46, this rock star became an oldest female vocalist on a Billboard Hot 100 charts topping single.
In 1999 Grace Slick was named one of the 100 greatest women of rock and roll by VH1.
Her popular song ‘Dreams’ climbed to number 32 on the Billboard charts.
The song ‘We built this city’ (1985) by the band ‘starship’ reached number one in Canada, USA, and Australia.
Net Worth of Grace Slick
Grace Slick has built an estimated $30 million Net worth through her career in music industry. Beside her successful career as a band member, she in her equally successful solo career as a singer produced some popular albums like ‘Manhole,’ ‘Dreams’ (1980) and ‘Software’ (1984) which were quite popular and added to her net worth.
Even after her retirement from music, her career as a painter added a steady stream of revenue to her Net worth. Her collaboration with Dark Horse Comic Inc., after her portrayal of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in 2006 added to her Net worth.
Grace Slick went into the full-time career of music early in her life as she realized that music was her forte. Her talent was evident since the inception of her career, and she was popular and confident enough to change her bands frequently and after every change rose in popularity with her new Albums.
Her Solo Albums were equally popular. She left the Bands at the ripe age of 45 and still sang occasionally. She pursued her passion for painting thereafter quiet successfully. Her life shows how one can be successful if one pursues ones chosen vocation with dedication and hard work.