Eddie Levert is an American singer and songwriter. Similarly, Eddie Levert is a member of the R & B band ‘The O’Jays’. He holds the position of lead vocalist.
Table of Biography
Talking about the singer’s childhood, he was born Edward Wills Levert. Now, he is more popular by the name Eddie. He was born on June 16, 1942. His hometown is Bessemer, Alabama. Similarly, he is 78 years old in the present. Although he was born in the state of Alabama, he moved to Canton, Ohio. He moved there at the age of 6 and lived there for the most part of his life. The names of his parents are not available at the moment. Eddie started singing since he was little.
He first got into singing at church as he was a part of the church choir. Likewise, he is passionate about singing and music in general since he was a kid. Not much is known about his family background. The details of his parents and their occupations are not obtainable at the present. Similarly, he most likely doesn’t have any siblings of his own.
Eddie is a high school graduate. He studied in a high school in Canton, Ohio. It was during his high school years when he formed the band with his batch mates. He along with a few of his friends started performing in different events inside the city. However, the name of his school is not available. Likewise, it is not sure if he attended college or not. Thus, more details of his educational qualifications are not available.
Career and Professional life
His career started when he was still in high school. Eddie formed a band named The Triumphs with his high school friends. His bandmates included Walter Willimas, William Powell, Bobby Massey, and Bill Isles. The band renamed itself quite a few times before settling down with The O’Jays. Similarly, they first performed in Canton locally. When they traveled to Cincinnati to Canvas King Records, there the band was renamed ‘The Mascots’. Under this name, their popularity started growing as Eddie and his band’s songs were broadcasted on different radio stations.
Likewise, they later signed with Philadelphia International Records in 1969 and started to produce more music. They have produced many songs throughout their careers. Some of their hit songs are ‘Let Me Touch You’, ‘Lovin’ You’, and many more. A few of their songs topped the charts as well. Eddie doesn’t limit himself just to the band but also has a solo career. He has released solo songs as well. Similarly, there are few songs he has released with his son Gerald. One of their songs ‘Baby Hold On To Me’ topped the charts in the R&B category.
Even now, a few of Eddie’s songs are popular. He along with his bandmates have toured different cities while promoting their songs. Similarly, Eddie sings songs of different genres. However, R&B and Blues are his most common genres.
More About His Career
Moreover, Eddie has a YouTube channel of his own, where he shares more of his music content. His YouTube channel’s name is @Eddie Levert Sr. Similarly, he has posted 10 videos on his YouTube account so far. He first created this channel in March of 2012. So far, his channel has 10.2 k subscribers. Likewise, he posted his first video on the channel 9 years ago.
That particular video is titled ‘Already Missing You Eddie LeVert Live. mov ‘. Similarly, that video has 2.3 million views on it which is the highest viewed video so far. Eddie is still continuing his singing career and performing while touring various places.
Awards and Nominations
Many songs sang by Eddie and The O’Jays have received nominations to date. He has also been nominated for the Grammy awards 4 times in total. Some of the awards won by Eddie for his musical careers are mentioned below:
- Trumpet Lifetime Achievement Awards(2011)
- Soul of America Award(1993)
- Black Entertainment Television Lifetime Achievement Award(2009)
- American Music Award for ‘Best Duo’ and ‘Best Group'(1990)
Eddie’s total net worth might be around $18 million. His major source of income is his career as a professional singer. He earns the majority of his income through his music and sales of his albums. He owns a house of his own and many other properties as well. However, the details of his properties and assets are not obtainable as Eddie hasn’t shared anything about it. Similarly, his monthly salary details are also not available right now.
Eddie is happily married to his wife Raquel Levert. He has 3 children of his own. The names of his kids are Gerald Levert, Sean Levert, Ryan Levert. Sadly, both of his sons passed away Gerald in 2006 due to some medical issues. After 2 years of Gerald’s passing, his other son Sean also passed away in 2008 as he was denied the prescribed medication by the authorities in Ohio. In the present, he lives with his wife and daughter in Las Vegas.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Unfortunately, the measurements of his height, weight, and others aren’t obtainable at the moment. However, Eddie has dark brown eyes and naturally black hair. Due to his age, his hair has started to turn grey. Similarly, he doesn’t have any tattoos on his body so far.
Eddie is very active on social media platforms. His Instagram account is @eddielevertsr with 31.9k followers on it. He has 175 posts on his Instagram. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @Eddie_Levert. He has 27.9 k followers on his Twitter account. He also has a YouTube channel of his own and also has a Facebook account where he frequently updates. His official Facebook account is @Mr.EddieLevertSr.