LeAnn Rimes is an American actress, singer and songwriter who rose to celebrity when she was 13 after releasing her version of the song Blue by Bill Mack. Since 1972, Rimes was the youngest country music star. Before that, there was a young artist called Tanya Tucker. Rimes had her breakthrough later. In 1996, she released her debut album, Blue. Keep reading to know more about LeAnn Rimes’s net worth in 2018.
LeAnn Rimes Early Life
Leann Rimes was born in 1982 on 28th August to Wilbur Rimes and Belinda Butler. They gave their first and only child the name Margaret Leann Rimes. Her birthplace was Jackson, Mississippi, but they later moved to Garland, Texas. At the age of five, Rimes enrolled in a vocal and dance classes.
Rimes and backup dancer called Dean started dating. They met in 2001 during the Academy of Country Music Awards. During the event, Rimes was a host and Dean was a dancer. They got married the following year.
They separated in July 2009 and that same year in September; they were planning to divorce. The divorce was finalized the following year on September 19th June.
The reason behind the end of their marriage was Rimes’ affair with Eddie Cibrian. He was a married man at that time too. His wife Glanville filed a divorce in August 2009 on the grounds of adultery while still together, they had two sons. Their marriage ended after 8 years.
Cibrian and Rime got engaged in 2010 on 27th December. Their wedding was held in 2011 on April 22. She is on record apologizing to those that she made get hurt.
LeAnn Rimes Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1996, Rimes released a record Version of Blue for her album and as a single. Its other hits were One Way Ticket, The Light in Your Eyes, Hurt Me and a duet with Eddy Arnold.The latter was a remake if The Cattle Call (1955).
She released Unchained Melody: The Early Years in 1997. The album was a compilation of main remakes. That same year, she appeared on LeAnn Rimes in concert and released a follow-up album You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs. Also, she and Tim Carter released a novel Holiday I’m Your Heart. It was published on 13th October.
The following year, Rimes released her third album Sitting on Top of the World. Some of its great hits were Nothing New Under the Moon, Looking Through Your Eyes and Commitment. In October 1999, she released her fourth album, LeAnn Rimes. It mostly consisted of covers with a hit Single Big Deal.
In the 2000s,.LeAnn’s albums included Twisted Angel, What a Wonderful World, This Woman, Whatever We Wanna and Family. For four consecutive years between 2013 and 2017, Rimes released an album each year. Their names are Spitfire, One Christmas Chapter 1, Today in Christmas and Remnars.
Rimes has also appeared in films and television. She has portrayed characters in Days of Our Lives, Northern Lights, Logan Lucky, Reel Love and Anger Management among others.
As for herself, she has appeared in LeAnn Rimes in Concert, Blue Colar TV, I Get That A Lot and LeAnn & Eddie just to mention a few.
Awards & Achievements
Rimes won two Grammy Awards in 1997. Also, two Academy of Country Music Awards in 1996 and 2009. Others include an American Music Award, Country Music Association, Meteor Music Award, CMT Music Award and GMA Dove Awards
Net worth of LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes has an estimated net worth of around $12 million. Her main source of income is her music career. Rimes has more than ten albums so far. She makes money for the sale of copies of her albums which are mostly hits and often certified platinum. In addition to that, she makes earnings from portraying characters or as herself in various shows and films. Another source of income is her songwriting career.
LeAnn Rimes joined the music industry while she was very young. She is an outstanding singer and songwriter. Her debut album was Blue which she released at the age of 13. She was second after Tanya Tucker to become the youngest county music star. Her hit albums have earned her awards.