Kenny Loggins is an American songwriter and singer having a long career in music spanning four decades. He wrote and sang many Hollywood songs that were hits and which captivated thousands of his fans and made him a celebrity.
Kenny Loggins had a knack of producing deeply emotional music that touches the listeners to their soul. He started song writing early and his first recording was with Nitty Gritty Dirt band in the year 1970. He got many awards including a Grammy nomination for the song ‘Footloose’ in 1984.
His celebrity status matched his earnings. Let’s see a close look on Kenny Loggins’s net worth in 2018.
Kenny Loggins early life:
Kenny Loggins was born in Everett, Washington. His mother Lina was a homemaker and his father, Robert George Loggins was a salesman. The family settled in Alhambra, California. Kenny Loggins attended San Gabriel Mission School from where he graduated in 1966.
Kenny Loggins formed a band in 1968 called ‘Second helping’ that released three singles on Viva Records. All these songs were written by him.
Kenny Loggins Career, Awards & Achievement
Kenny Loggins came into contact with Jim Messina in 1970 when Messina was working as a record producer for Columbia records. Kenny Loggins was signed by Columbia records to a six album contract. Messina was the prime coordinator bringing together instrumentalists and equipment for the Kenny Loggins band.
Their first album titled ‘Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina sittin’ in’ with ‘Vahevala’ songs found much success in the year 1972. Over the next four years five more albums were produced by the duo. They sold 16 million records become one of the most successful duo of the seventies. ‘Listen to a country song’ and ‘Love song’ reached high on the charts.
In 1976 Kenny Loggins and Messina released ‘The Best of friends’ consisting of ten of their most loved songs like ‘ My music’, ‘Angry eyes’, ‘Danny’s song’ and ‘Vahevala’. In 1977 Kenny Loggins first solo album ‘Celebrate me home’ was released with songs ‘I believe in love’. In 1978 his album ‘Night watch’ was released followed by ‘keep the fire’ in 1979 and ‘High adventure’ in 1982.
Kenny Loggins collaborated with Michael McDonald for the song ‘What a fool believes’ which topped the Pop charts and earned Loggins and McDonald Grammy song of the year in 1980. In 1998 his song ‘One small voice’ was included in a track on the Grammy award winning sound track album.
Awards and achievements:
In the year 1978 Kenny Loggins was nominated Grammy Award-Best album of original score-‘A star is born’-shared by Alan Bergman, Barbara Streisand and Marilyn Bergman.
In 1980 Kenny Loggins won Grammy song of the year for ‘What the fool believes’.
In 1981 he won Grammy Award for best pop vocal performance, Male-for the song- ‘This is it’ which was shared with Steve Perry.
In 1985 Kenny Loggins was nominated Oscar- best music original song- ‘Footloose’ which was share with Dean Pitchford.
In the year 2000 Kenny Loggins won Hollywood Discovery Award-Outstanding achievement in song writing for ‘A star is born’ (1976).
Net worth of Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggin’s net worth is estimated as $20 million. Contributions to his net worth was both by his collaboration with Jim Messina in his initial career and his solo albums in his later career. He produced many hit songs during his long career span of four decades.
His prolific song writing and singing added to his net worth as well as to his celebrity status.
Kenny Loggins has been into music from his early life when he was sure that music was his career of choice. He pursued his passion for song writing and singing with focussed attention achieving new milestones with every song and albums. His is one of the longest career spans producing a large collection of hit songs.