Chingy is the stage name for Shebek Haru, who is a famous American singer, rapper, as well as an actor. Chingy began rapping when he was a teenager and never looked back. His debut album sold over 2 million copies within one year of release. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Chingy in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He was born Howard Bailey Jr. on the 9th of March 1980 in St. Louis, the US. He attended the McCluer North High School for his elementary education. He never went to college but instead decided to venture into music.
He had an interest in music since his teen years. He had started writing lyrics when he was ten and began recording his rap at the age of ten.
Chingy is married to Adriene Anderson from 2005. The couple is the parents of two sons, Mykael Bailey and Alzate Bailey. The family resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
The professional career of Bailey Jr. kicked off after he was signed by Ludacris together with Chaka Zulu, his manager to the Disturbing Tha Peace Label. They helped Chingy to work and release his debut album in July 2003. The name of the album was ‘Jackpot.’ Capital Records distributed the album. The album became a very significant hit and was even certified platinum just one year after it was released.
On November 16, 2004, Chingy released his second album by the name of ‘Powerballin.’ The album featured artists like R. Kelly, Bun B, Janet Jackson, and many other famous singers. In total, the singer has recorded and released six albums including ‘Success & Failure,’ ‘Hoodstar,’ ‘Hate it or Love it,’ and the one he is currently working on known as ‘Dead Rose.’
As an actor, Chingy made his debut in a 2005 comedy series entitled ‘My Wife and Kids.’ His next big role was in yet another comedy ‘One on One’ followed by ‘George Lopez,’ which was also a comedy. His other appearances on TV were on ‘Caramel,’ ‘Yo Mamma,’ ‘Couples Therapy: Season 3,’ and most recently ‘Louis Jackpot.’
Most of the songs that Chingy has released have become big hits. His song ‘Watch the World’ picked up to the second spot in New Zealand and Australia. For his great success, Chingy was honored the Soul Train Music Award in 2004.
Net Worth & Earnings
The total net worth owned by the superstar amounts to $12 million. His sources of income are television, film as well as music career. Also, Chingy also runs a musical group together with 11 other members. His net value had a significant increase in the past three years. We hope it continues to increase.
Chingy is recognized globally for his music as well as acting. His unique skills to sing and rap in different styles has placed him among the most famous musicians of all times. He decided to focus on music when he was still a teenager wholly. Today, he comfortably enjoys the fruits of his labour and hard work.