Lyfe Jennings, born Chester Jermaine Jennings in the city of Toledo (Ohio) to a middle-class family, is a famous R&B singer and songwriter. He is also a Record Producer and Instrumentalist. His songs carry the essence of Guitar, Bass and Piano which are his specialisations. He is one of the most influential soul-singer and R&B songwriter of his time. Let’s find out more about how much is Lyfe Jennings’s net worth in 2018.
Lyfe Jennings was born on the 3rd of June 1978. His passion for music bloomed quite early in his lifetime, and he performed in the church choir group when he was young. Although, his childhood was disturbed due to his father’s early demise which might have been the reason he got into trouble legally. This caused a 14-year-old him to serve ten years in prison, which lasted till December 2002.
After his release, the songwriter indulged himself in the world of music once again. Although he was brought under the microscope of jurisdiction once again in 2010 due to his threatening behaviour towards his ex-fiance Joy Bounds. He was convicted for 3 years for the same which resulted in a dormant music career till 2013. The singer cum songwriter made a comeback with another album ‘Lucid’ after his release in the same year.
Lyfe Jennings has never been married, but he has 5 beautiful children from his various relationships. He has 2 sons named Phoenix and Elijah Jennings with ex-manager-cum-fiancée Joy Bounds, a daughter named Liyah Jennings with another ex-lover called Anita Priestly another son called Lyfe Michael Jennings with Marquita Goings, a professional stuntwoman and lastly, another son with super-model India Mendoza named Knoah Mendoza.
The singer’s career began long back in the 90s when he, his brother and two of his cousins- Chris and Tim, formed a group named ‘The Dotsons’ and performed together locally. Though, his involvement came to a standstill due to his imprisonment. Afterwards, in 2004, he released his first album- ‘Lyfe 268-192’, the title of which included the number he held during his custody. The studio album gained spontaneous recognition and was reissued the next year with two fresh tracks on the list.
From then onwards he released a new album every alternate year and, without exception, all his studio albums made their way to the Top 10 under R&B chart of Billboards. However, according to Lyfe Jennings, the closest album to him is ‘Tree of Lyfe’ which was released in 2015 and contains the songwriter’s personal experiences throughout his life and career which themselves were no less than rollercoaster rides for him. His most recent work is the featured single called ‘My Love’ which came out in the previous year.
Awards and Achievements
Lyfe Jennings has received much recognition in the music industry. He was nominated for various awards for the same, which includes:
• Nomination for Black Reel Awards- for the song ‘People Get Ready’ (2007)
• Nomination for Soul Train Music Awards- under the category ‘Best R&B Soul or Rap New Artist’ for the song ‘Must Be Nice’ (2006)
• Nomination for Soul Train Music Awards (2013)
Net Worth of Lyfe Jennings
Lyfe Jennings is and has always been quite famous and under the limelight when it comes to R&B and soul music, especially since he wrote many of his own songs. His net worth is $600 thousand, even after the dormancy his career is currently in.
Lyfe Jennings has had a glorious career in the music industry with his albums always finding the top spots on Billboards. Although due to legal controversies from a very young age, his professional career has suffered a major setback in terms of money. His net worth has taken a downfall since recently he was again charged with criminal accusations, and his career was on hold. Yet his passion for music made an interminable mark on the R&B genre providing Lyfe with a respectable position in the music world. Whether the singer is temporarily on break or working on a new project is yet to be seen.