Sully Erna, primely well renowned as the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for multi-platinum-selling post-grunge band Godsmack is an American musician. Already manifested commodity as the frontman of present’s rock bands, Erna is also a successful producer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Sully Erna was born on February 7, 1968. His birth origin is Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Currently, Erna is 52 years old. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Moreover, Erna’s real name is Salvatore Paul Erna Jr. His father’s name is Salvatore Erna and his mother’s name is Connie Erna. Sully also has a brother whose name is Carlo and an older sister named Maria. Talking about his father’s profession, he was a trumpet player and would practice in the basement where Sully would watch and fall asleep in an empty guitar case.
Erna started playing drums at the age of three. And by 11, he had already begun to shun sheet music, choosing instead play by ear. Talking about his educational background, there is no authentic source of detailed information regarding his educational status. moreover, his education faculty, completion year, and other details are also unknown.
Career and Professional life
At the very young age of 14, dave Jose became Erna’s new mentor. In the year 1993, he signed his first record deal with a band named Strip Mind. Their debut album What’s in your mouth sold 50,000 units. Some of the band members and Erna didn’t get along, and Erna was kicked out. Soon, they got separated.
He was also in the band Meliah Rage, active today, drummer in the album “Unfinished Business” and “The Fighting Cocks”. Later, he incarnated a band named Godsmack that would be one that finally throws him to glory. In contrast, he plays drums and bongos at Godsmack concerts. Erna and Tommy Steart(first drummer) had a very successful idea: the “Battle of the Drums”, accessible only at concerts. Likewise, he plays the harmonica in the song “Shine Down” from the album IV.
In the year 2009, he completed his first solo, and the album called Avalon was released on September 14, 2010. He announced that his album was brilliant for him, and it was dissimilar from other songs.Не hаѕ аlѕо performed wіth thе lосаl muѕіс ѕсеnе, аnd іn the year 2005 hе аlѕо раrtісіраtеd іn thе Nеw Наmрѕhіrе’ѕ Ваttlе оf Ваndѕ соmреtіtіоn. Тhе Star gоt а chance tо rесоrd а dеmо аt thе Ѕullу’ѕ Саlіfоrnіа ѕtudіо.
Awards and Nominations
As we all know, Sully is a singer, his band has won many awards and nominations. His band, GodSmack won Boston Music Award four times in the year 2000 whereas Erna won an award at the event. Not only these, but they also slam the BillBoard Award for Rock Artist of the Year in 2001. Similarly, they also achieved the Boston Music Award again four times in the same year. And finally, the group achieved the Metal Edge Readers’ Choice Award in the year 2002.
In this way, Erna personally as well as his band has won many feats and achievements. He is #47 on the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists list by Hit Parader.
Net worth and income
Sully Erna has gained all his wealth from the singing and songwriting that he has been doing from all these years. The aggregate net worth of Erna is expected to be around $20million as of dated August 2020.
He has won many awards and achieved many feats and thus wrote many great popular songs. However, his annual, as well as monthly salary, has not been revealed. Similarly, his status of fixed property and cars are also not mentioned. But his financial status sounds well and through analyzing his fame it seems that he has good earning from his profession.
Personal life and Relationship
Talking about his personal life, Erna is currently married. he married his better half Joanna Wortham, on 24 April 2014, in a cherished wedding ceremony. The couple is together for a long time and still happy with no sign of rumors of divorce.
Meanwhile, Erna was in a relationship with an area GodSmack Groupie, Jennifer Cabezon since 2001. less than one week into their relationship, she became pregnant with the couple’s only child(daughter), Skylar Brooke. Whereas the duo never engaged or got married but became apart in 2006.
Rumors and Controversy
Speaking about his rumors, according to some source he has been in 18 relationships in the past. Erna had a bond with Liv Boeree (2009). Likewise, he was in a relationship with, Dayna Dalla Porta (2008 – 2009), Ryan Starr (2007 – 2008), Jennifer Cabezon (2001 – 2006), Lorelei Mahoney (2000), Anna Kjellberg (1999), Chase Alden, and Miss Rebecca. Sully has been engaged to Sarah Davis in the year 2016.
On the other hand, when it comes to the matter of controversy, on October 9, 2010, Godsmack was presenting at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, and a fan threw a bad comment as he was not enjoying the stage performance, and in return, Erna threw bad comment which became controversial in the media. But later he made an apology through Twitter.
Body Measurement and Social Media
The dashing musician, as well as the singer, has a good body figure. He stands a height of 5 feet 5inch (163 cm). Similarly, he weights about 64kg. Likewise, his hair color is dark brown and his eye color is blue. However, his other physical detail is not stated until now. The charismatic singer has impressive numbers of fans and followers all over social media. He has over 152k followers on Instagram whereas he has nearly 92k followers on Twitter.
Similarly, Erna has over 317k fans on his Facebook page and he has also got his YouTube channel on his Band name Godsmack with over 865k subscribers. These numbers show he is very much active on social media.