Samara Joy is an American jazz singer Here is everything you need to know about Samara Joy including her net worth, salary, records, personal life
Joy recently won the Best Jazz Vocal Album award at the Grammys. Let us look at Samara Joy’s net worth, career, records, and more.
Samara Joy Facts
|Birth Place||Bronx, New York, U.S|
|Father’s Name||Antonio McLendon|
|Mother’s Name||Mrs McLendon|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1999|
|School||Fordham High School for the Arts|
Samara Joy’s Net Worth and Salary
Samara Joy has a net worth of $4 million. Most of her earnings come from endorsement deals, best-selling music albums, and other business ventures.
Samara Joy Career
Samara Joy LcLendon is an American jazz singer. She won the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards where she was also named the Best New Artist.
She attended Fordham High School for the Arts and performed in its jazz band. During this time, she won Best Vocalist Essentially Ellington festival, a high school competition hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Joy got enrolled in the Jazz program at SUNY’s Purchase College as a voice major and was named an Ella Fitzgerald Scholar. Friends there introduced her to great jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Fitzgerald.
2019 turned out to be a breakthrough year for young Samara as she won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Working with producer and eventual manager Matt Pierson, she recorded her self-titled debut album while still in college, graduating magna cum laude in 2021.
Samara Joy was released on July 9, 2021, on Whirlwind Recordings. Jazz Times named her Best New Artist for 2021. In February 2021, she was featured in Women of Color on Broadway, Inc.’s music video of “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess.
She released several viral video performances, including one that had been viewed over 1.5 million times as of October 2020. These videos helped her gain 200,000 followers on TikTok. She has turned several continents and countries on the account of her success.
On February 15, 2022, she performed on Today with guitarist Pasquale Grasso and performed again on Today in September 2022. On June 15, 2022, she was featured at Carnegie Hall’s 16th Annual Notable Occasion. She was featured on jazz pianist Julius Rodriguez’s 2022 album Let Sound Tell All.
On September 16, 2022, she released her second album, Linger Awhile, on Verve Records. The album features drummer Kenny Washington, guitarist Pasquale Grasso, pianist Ben Paterson, and bassist David Wong. Her bookings for Winter 2022 included singing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on its Big Band Holidays tour.
Samara was nominated at the Grammy Awards in 2023 and got two awards. Best Jazz Vocal Album for Linger Awhile and Best New Artist, making her the second jazz singer to win the award, the first being Esperanza Spalding in 2011.
Samara Joy Family and Personal Life
Samara was born on November 11, 1999, in Bronx, New York, U.S. to her parents Antonio McLendon who was a bass player and has toured with gospel musician Andraé Crouch and her mother Mrs McLendon. There is not much information about her siblings.
Joy was born into a musical family. Her paternal grandparents, Elder Goldwire and Ruth McLendon were founders of the Philadelphia gospel group The Savettes. Her father introduced her to gospel greats like The Clark Sisters and soul and Motown music.
She is currently single and has not been dating anyone. Joy has neither been married earlier nor has any children. She is a private person and there is not much personal information being disclosed about her.
FAQs about Samara Joy
|What is Samara Joy’s net worth?|
|Samara Joy has a net worth of approximately $4 million.|
|How old is Samara Joy?|
|Samara is 23 years old.|
|When did Samara make his singing debut?|
|Samara made his singing debut in 2019.|
|Who is Samara married to?|
|Samara Joy is not married yet|
|Does Samara have any children?|
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