Eddie Levert Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings

July 1, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Edward Willis Levert, also known as Eddie Levert, is a renowned American singer and musician. He has gained widespread recognition as the lead singer of the famous R&B group The O’Jays.

In addition to his successful music career, he is known for being the father of two talented musicians, Gerald Levert and Sean Levert.

His contributions to the music industry have earned him numerous accolades and cemented his legacy as a legendary performer.

Profile

  • Full Name: Edward Willis Levert
  • Stage Name: Eddie Levert
  • Born: June 16 1942
  • Age: 81 years old
  • Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
  • Nationality: United States
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Height: 1.70m
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Levert
  • Siblings: Unknown
  • Spouse: Martha Byrd ,Raquel Capelton
  • Children: Gerald Levert, Sean Levert, Eddie Jr Levert
  • Relationship: married
  • Net Worth: $18 million

Early Life And Education

Edward Levert, a renowned American singer, was born on June 16, 1942, in Bessemer, Alabama, United States.

He was raised by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levert, and grew up with siblings whose names are unknown to the media.

He attended McKinley High School, where his passion for music began to blossom.

Career

Edward Levert The Triumphs signed with King Records and became The Mascots, with their first single, “Miracles,” gaining local success.

However, their journey was challenging as they faced challenges in the music industry. Undeterred, the group persevered and was inspired by Cleveland DJ Eddie O’Jay, adopting his name as a tribute and rebranding themselves as The O’Jays.

With this new identity, they released their debut single, “Lonely Drifter,” and the album, “Comin’ Through,” under Imperial Records.

Despite initial struggles, the group’s big break came when they connected with producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

This collaboration marked a turning point in their career, propelling them to greater success.

Under the guidance of Edward Levert Gamble and Huff, The O’Jays experienced unprecedented success with their newly formed Philadelphia International label.

The production duo’s unique sound and approach to creating music propelled The O’Jays to superstardom.

Their hit singles, including “Back Stabbers” and “Love Train,” solidified their place in music history and cemented their status as one of the top R&B groups of the 1970s.

Their collaborations with Gamble and Huff helped shape the sound of Philadelphia’s soul and impacted the music industry.

Despite being in their 80s, Eddie Levert and The O’Jays continue to have successful music careers and receive recognition for their achievements.

The group has released ten Gold Albums, nine of which have gone Platinum, and has had ten number-one hits. Eddie Levert has received numerous awards, including a shared “Best Duo or Group” Image Award with his late son Gerald, a BET Lifetime Achievement Award with The O’Jays, and a “Heroes and Legends Pacesetter Award.”

He remains active and passionate about music, performing and touring with The O’Jays and pursuing solo projects, even at 81 (as of May 2024).

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Eddie Levert Sr. (@eddielevertsr)
  • Twitter handle: Eddie Levert Sr. (@Eddie_Levert)

Personal Life

Eddie Levert, 81, has had two marriages in his lifetime. His first marriage was to Martha Byrd in 1966, but the relationship ended in divorce.

In 2005, he married Raquel Capelton. Levert has several children, including his sons Gerald Levert and Sean Levert, who were successful R&B singers.



Tragically, both of his sons passed away before him. Gerald died at the age of 40 in 2006, and Sean died two years later at 39.

Eddie Jr Levert., another one of Levert’s children, is now the CEO of Levert Entertainment, a record label.

Discography

  • I Still Have It (2012)
  • Did I Make You Go Ooh? (2016)

Net Worth

Eddie Levert is an incredibly talented American singer with a remarkable net worth of $18 million.

Eddie has built a successful career as a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer through his hard work and dedication.

His contributions to the music industry have not only brought him wealth but also widespread recognition and admiration from fans all over the world.




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