James "J.T." Taylor Net Worth
James "J.T." Taylor net worth: James "J.T." Taylor is an American singer and actor who has a net worth of $6 million. James "J.T." Taylor was born in Laurens, South Carolina in August 1953. Taylor is best known for being the former lead singer of the music group Kool & the Gang. Taylor worked as an amateur night club singer and joined his first band at 13. He joined Kool & The Gang in 1979 and became their lead singer in 1979. Kool and the Gang perform jazz, soul, funk, disco, and R&B and formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 under the name Jazziacs. Kool and the Gang has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. Their main members have been Robert "Kool" Bell on bass, Ronald Bell on tenor saxophone, James "J.T." Taylor on lead vocals, George Brown on drums, Dennis Thomas on alto saxophone, Claydes Charles Smith on guitar, Larry Gittens on trumpet, Rick Westfield on keyboards, and Mark Blakey on triangle. Kool and the Gang released their self-titled debut studio album in 1969. The group has released 23 studio albums and had their most success in the 1980s. Their latest album Kool for the Holidays was released in 2013. Some of their most popular and successful singles include "Jungle Boogie", "Hollywood Swinging", "Higher Plane", "Spirit of the Boogie", "Ladies Night", "Too Hot", "Celebration", "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)", "Steppin' Out", "Get Down on It", "Joanna", "Fresh", and "Cherish". In 1979 they won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year as part of the Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track. Taylor left the group in 1988 and released four solo albums.