Rachel Ashley Platten is a 34-year-old American singer who has released many hit songs right from the beginning of her career in 2003. Her best works include ‘The Fight song,’ ‘Stand by You,’ ‘Better Place,’ to name a few. In her lifetime, she has utilized her talent in music to provide comfort to people and thus, has been associated with many social and charitable organizations. To know about the Net Worth of Rachel Platten in 2018, keep reading.
Rachel Platten’s Early Life
Rachel Platten was born on the 20th of May, 1981 in New York City to a mother with an Irish background. She grew up in Massachusetts, in a town called Newton Centre and was raised as a Jewish. She attended Mason-Rice Elementary School as a child and then Buckingham Browne and Nichols High School when she grew up. During her teen years, she learned classical piano and then switched to guitar.
She went to Trinity College where she took up International Relations as her major. Besides academics, she was also active with her passion for music and was a part of her college’s all-women a cappella group called ‘Trinity College Trinitones.’ She graduated in the year 2003 after which she began traveling and performing in various events. To make an impact through her hobby, she collaborated with numerous charities and worked as a musician on the call where she visited hospitals and sang by the bedside of sick patients.
Not only that, but she also became the ambassador of Music Unites, which is a non-profit organization working towards garnering support for music education around the world. In 2012, the young singer and songwriter married Kevin Lazan at the age of 30 in a Jewish ceremony. She also has a dog named Dino whom she rescued.
Rachel Platten’s Career
Rachel’s debut album, ‘Trust Me,’ was released in 2003 and her second one named ‘Be Here’ was released in 2011. The last independent album she composed came out in 2014. She then came out with her first single titled ‘Fight Song’ in the year 2015, which became an instant hit among the masses due to its catchy music and empowering lyrics. It ranked #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in the UK. The song was later included in her album ‘Wildfire’ which came out in 2016.
The album also made its place on both the US as well as UK charts. Meanwhile, she also toured with Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri throughout the summer of 2015 which was a tour for empowering women all around the world. On the 11th of September the same year, Rachel Platten released another single from ‘Wildfire’ titled ‘Stand by You’ which also reached top 10 on the charts of Canada and US.
The song was certified Platinum in the United States and the complete album was certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Her latest studio album, ‘Waves’, was released on 27th October 2017. Although, the lead single of the album, titled ‘Broken Glass,’ came out on August 18, 2017.
Awards and Achievements
Rachel Platten has been honored with various awards for her songs:
• “Fight Song’ won the iHeartRadio Music Awards- Best Lyrics (2016)
• Won the Daytime Emmy Awards- Outstanding Musical Performance in a Talk Show/Morning Program (2016)
Net Worth of Rachel Platten
Rachel Platten is one of the most anticipated emerging artists in the American music industry. Her net worth at present is $4 million.
Even after rising as a new star in the music industry, she didn’t lose her roots and when the Orlando nightclub massacre left everyone heartbroken, she announced that the profit on the acoustic version of ‘Fight Song’ would go out to the National Compassion Fund which worked towards supporting the people affected by the unfortunate incident. This shows her dedication not only towards her gift of music but also towards humanity.