Van Hunt is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. Van Hunt is famous for his album Van Hunt, On the Jungle Floor, and Popular.
On March 8, 1970, Van Hunt was born in Dayton, Ohio, US. As of now, he is 52 years old. He was born to his father Van Hunt Sr and his mother’s name is not known yet. Thus, his father was a friend of drummer Jimmy Diamond Williams. And, from a very early age, he was interested in drums. At the age of 7, he took up drum and saxophone at the age of 8.
Additionally, he also played guitar in a rock band named Royalty. He attended Morehouse College where he studied English. Soon, he dropped from college to focus on his music career. In order to pay bills, he started producing hip-hip demos for Atlanta rappers.
By writing and co-producing the song Hopeless, Van Hunt began his professional career. Thus, he initially worked for singer Dionne Farris. Besides that, he also joined her band on guitar and keyboards. He met Randy Jackson while working with Farris, who later became Hunt’s manager in 2002. In 1999, Love in Stereo, he co-wrote the song with Rahsaan Patterson on his album. Therefore, he also co-wrote with Cree Summer the song, “Mean Sleep” in 1999.
On February 24, 2004, he released his debut album titled “Van Hunt”, by Capitol Records. The singles like Dust, Down Here in Hell (With You), and “Seconds of Pleasure were included in the album. In addition, the album was followed by his second album titled On The Jungle Floor. Thus, the singles like Mean Sleep, Character, and “Mean Sleep” was included. Therefore, it also had a cover of “No Sense of Crime” by The Stooges.
More about career
He appeared with Nikka Costa on Sam Moore’s songs “If I Had No Loot” and “Half the Fun, in 2006. Likewise, he covered the Sly & the Family Stone song, Family Affair. For the song, he and John Legend won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2007. Moreover, he released “Use in Case of Emergency”, a compilation of demos, remixes, and B-sides, in May 2009. Thus, it was recorded between 1997 and 2005, through his Web site. He performed the theme song for the film Hurricane Season, entitled “Be on Our Way, in the same year.
His first song in 3 years titled “June, on June 15, 2011. During the time, his 3rd album, “What Were You Hoping For? was released. Both were released on his own record label called Godless Hotspot. He came up with another album titled “The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets, in 2015. 10 years after it was shelved, his full-length album, “Popular” finally was released on all online distributors, in August 2017. The estimated net worth of Van Hunt is $2 million.
As of now, Van Hunt is in a romantic relationship with beautiful Halle Berry. His girlfriend is an Oscar-winning American actress who has starred in Boomerang and Bulworth. He and his partner has been one of the hot topics all over the Internet. On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Berry officially confirmed after posting a photo. Besides that, he is the father of Drake. His son enjoys playing football and attends New York University as of 2022.
Body measurement and Social media
Van Hunt is a very good-looking and handsome name. He has a well-maintained body structure and a good posture. He stands tall with a height of 5 feet 9 inches while his body weighs about 80 kg. Additionally, he has black hair color, black eyes, and a white beard. He is active on his Instagram account named @VanHunt, with 57.5k followers.
Also, he has a verified Facebook account with 35k followers. Similarly, he has his Twitter account named @VanHunt. He joined the account in March 2019 and has 18.5k followers as of now. Also, he has his self-titled YouTube channel with 249 subscribers.