Ari Lennox Biography: Songs, Husband, Net Worth, Albums, Age, Child, Twitter, Instagram, Tour

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Courtney Shanade Salter (born March 26, 1991), the talented American R&B singer and songwriter professionally known as Ari Lennox, made her mark on the music scene in 2016 with her debut EP, Pho. Within this EP, the standout hit single Backseat climbed to the impressive 19th spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart.

Ari Lennox‘s soulful vocals and lyrics that resonate deeply with listeners have cultivated a passionate fanbase. In addition to her EP, she has graced the world with two remarkable studio albums, Shea Butter Baby and Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Courtney Shanade Salter
Stage Name: Ari Lennox
Born: 26 March 1991 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States
Nationality: American
Education: University of Southern California
Height: 1.67 m
Parents: Gloria Salter, Shane Salter
Siblings: Gemini Salter
Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Keith Manley II (2022), LaKeith Stanfield (2020)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $3 million

Early Life & Education

Ari Lennox, born on March 26, 1991, in Washington, D.C., was destined for a musical journey from a young age. Raised in a family of musicians, with both her parents, Gloria Salter and Shane Salter, being artists, Ari‘s childhood was steeped in the enchanting melodies of various genres. Her mother, Gloria Salter, was a skilled songwriter, while her father, Shane Salter, inspired her musical aspirations. She has a sister named Gemini Salter.

Ari Lennox‘s earliest encounters with music occurred in church and school choirs, where her melodious voice began to shine. As a teenager, she started crafting songs and honing her skills. Her path led her to a performing arts high school, where her musical talents were nurtured, and her confidence as an artist blossomed.

After high school, Ari boldly moved to Los Angeles to pursue her musical dreams. However, Ari Lennox didn’t abandon her commitment to education. She enrolled at the University of Southern California, majoring in music and minoring in theatre. During college, she continued to perform and write music while landing small roles in television shows and movies.


Ari Lennox‘s musical journey began in 2009 when she started sharing her music online. Her debut mixtape, Five Finger Discount, and her EP, Ariography, both saw the light of day in 2013. However, the release of her independent single Bound in 2014 caught the attention of industry insiders.

The turning point came when Ari Lennox signed with Dreamville Records, opening up a new chapter in her career. Her contribution to the collaborative album Revenge of the Dreamers II on the track Backseat showcased her blossoming talent. In 2016, her debut EP, Pho, solidified her presence on the music scene.

Ari Lennox collaborated with artists like J. Cole on Change as her journey progressed and joined the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour in 2017. The following year, she worked on separate tracks with fellow label-mates EarthGang and Bas.

In 2018, Ari made a significant move by releasing her first single from her debut album, Whipped Cream, accompanied by a captivating music video. In 2019, her debut album, Shea Butter Baby, earned critical acclaim and her first Grammy nomination.

Ari Lennox also took her talents on the road, headlining her first tour from May to June and sharing the stage with Lizzo from July to October. Her European headlining tour in December 2019 expanded her global reach.

Awards and nominations followed including a Soul Train Music Award and multiple BET Award nods. While her unique sound drew comparisons to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Ari established her own distinct musical identity.

In 2021, Ari Lennox released the single Pressure, marking her first solo charting single on the Billboard Hot 100. Her second single, Hoodie, and the surprise EP Away Message in August 2021 continued to delight her fans.

Personal Life

Ari Lennox‘s romantic history includes a relationship with Keith Manley II in 2022 and an encounter with LaKeith Stanfield in 2020. However, as of now, Ari Lennox is single and has no children.

Social Media

The media has also played a significant role in Ari’s rise to fame, as she uses platforms like Twitter and Instagram to connect with her fans and share her thoughts and experiences. 

  • Instagram handle: Ari Lennox (@arilennox)
  • Twitter handle: Ari Lennox (@AriLennox)


In addition to her critically acclaimed debut album “Shea Butter Baby,” Ari Lennox has released a number of popular singles and collaborations, including “BMO,” “Up Late,” and “FaceTime.” Her music videos have also become fan favourites, showcasing her unique visual style and creative vision. 

On social media, Ari has built a strong following of fans who appreciate her authenticity and relatable personality. With her upcoming album and future projects, it’s clear that Ari Lennox will remain a major player in the music industry for years.

Net Worth

Ari Lennox‘s accumulated net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. This impressive sum is a testament to her hard work and dedication to her craft. 

Despite facing challenges and setbacks, Ari has focused on creating music that resonates with her fans and speaks to her experiences.

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