Marvin Gaye Net Worth

How much is Marvin Gaye Worth?

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Net Worth:
$5 Million

Marvin Gaye Net Worth: Marvin Gaye was an American singer-songwriter and musician who had a net worth of $5 million. Marvin Gaye earned his net worth through his success as songwriter, singer, composing and producing. Born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) in Washington, D.C., he was instrumental in shaping the sound of R & B music, as well as one of the pioneers and most consistent hitmakers of Motown. Blessed with a mellifluous tenor and three-octave vocal range, Gaye's talent started to come to surface as he signed a solo contract with Motown Records. Throughout the 1960s, he saw the release of a string of hits like How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and duet recordings with Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell. As the years passed, he turned from a singer into a sex symbol and social commentator, earning the titles Prince of Motown and Prince of Soul. In the 1970s, Marvin Gaye recorded his two concept albums What's Going On and Let's Get It, which made him one of the first among Motown artists to break away from the reins of their production company, and became the greatest black performer of his time. When it comes to his later recordings, they were mainly influenced by R&B subgenres like the quiet storm and neo-soul. After a tax exile period in Europe early in the 1980s, Gaye released the 1982 Grammy-winning hit Sexual Healing and Midnight Love album. A great musician as he was, Gaye has been posthumously honored by many institutions, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

Record producer
Nicknames
MarvinGaye, Marvin' Gaye, Marvine Gaye, Marvin Gay, Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Marvin Pentz Gay Jr., M. Gaye, Marvin P. Gaye, Prince of Soul
Profession
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
Date of Birth
1939-04-02
Nationality
United States of America
Height
6 ft (1.854 m)
Ethnicity
African American
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