Kehlani is a 22 year old American singer, songwriter and dancer who, after a very difficult childhood, became famous when the group she was a part of came in at #4 on America’s Got Talent in 2011. She was only 16 at that time. She has suffered more ups-and-downs in her life since. But at this point, she seems to be on a promising track.
So what is Kehlani net worth in 2018? What are Kehlani’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Kehlani Ashley Parrish was born on April 24, 1995 in Oakland, California. She is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. She had a rough childhood as both her parents struggled with drug addiction. She was raised and formally adopted by her aunt as a result of her father dying, and her birth mother doing time in prison.
Her first steps in the industry were with the group called PopLyfe. After a few years with the group, PopLyfe began to gain popularity and was able to perform in various cities. In 2011, they auditioned for the reality TV show America’s Got Talent where they finished at fourth place.
Following the advice of Piers Morgan, she eventually left PopLyfe after placing fourth. The official statement regarding her departure were due to complications with management.
She began to lay low in fear of a potential lawsuit from her previous employers which led to her financial struggles. Nick Cannon then attempted to recruit her into a new rap group in 2013 but Kehlani declined due to creative differences. Due to desperation, she had to resort to shoplifting from grocery stores in order to survive.
After several years of hiding, she finally released her first solo track on Soundcloud titled “ANTISUMMERLUV”. Upon hearing the track, she was again contacted by Cannon and offered her studio time and help getting an apartment in LA.
Her first mixtape Cloud 19 was released in 2014 which was the beginning of her new career in music. The mixtape charted well and has had a positive reception overall. She later released another mixtape in 2018 and was credited as the year’s first great R&B album by Billboard. After the release of her mixtape, she announced that she has signed with Atlantic Records.
Following the success of her mixtapes and new record deal, she has had the chance to collaborate with big names in the industry including Chance the Rapper, and Zayn. Her first full-length album SweetSexySavage was released on January 2018.
Besides her appearance on America’s Got Talent, Kehlani’s music releases have reached top levels on various charts. She even received a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album in 2018. The estimates of Kehlani net worth in 2018 vary widely between $500 thousand to $3 million. Not bad for a 22 year old singer who has a promising career ahead of her!