Otis Redding Net Worth
Otis Redding net worth: Otis Redding was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, talent scout, and arranger who had a net worth equal to $10 million at the time of his death. Otis was a rare artist at the time because he wrote his own songs and therefore owned his own publishing rights. Those rights and royalties would go on to earn tens of millions of dollars in the decades after his death for his widow Zelma.
Redding is considered to be one of the greatest singers in American pop music history and has had a strong influence on soul and rhythm and blues music. He died in December 1967 in a plane crash at the age of 26.
Otis Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia in September 1941. At 15 years old Redding quit school to help support his family by working with Little Richard's backing band called the Upsetters. He joined the Pinetoppers in 1958 and got signed to a contract through an unscheduled appearance on a Stax recording session. His debut studio album Pain in My Heart was released in 1964.
Redding released a total of 10 studio albums including five posthumously. His 1965 album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul reached #1 on the US R&B chart and his 1968 album The Dock of the Bay reached #1 on the US R&B chart and #1 in the UK. Redding's biggest hit single was "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" which was released posthumously and reached #1 on the US Pop and US R&B charts and #3 in the UK.
Songwriting: Otis also wrote several songs that became massive hits for other artists. Otis wrote Aretha Franklin's greatest hit "Respect". Her version became a massive global hit and is considered one of the best songs in music history.
He was received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Otis Redding passed away on December 10, 1967 at 26 years old from a plane crash.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 9, 1941 - Dec 10, 1967 (26 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Songwriter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|