Ginuwine Net Worth
Ginuwine is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, and he is best known for his multi-platinum and platinum selling albums in the 1990’s, that made music lovers fall in love with R&B music. He was known to many as the sex symbol of the 1990’s and had commercial success with his first four albums, Ginuwine…The Bachelor, 100% Ginuwine, The Life, and The Senior. The estimated net worth of Ginuwine is $5 million.
Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, also known by his stage name, Ginuwine, was born on October 15, 1970, to Sandra and James Lumpkin, in Washington, D.C. He was named after NBA basketball player, Elgin Baylor, who is also a Washington D.C. native. HIs love of music and dance came from him watching Michael Jackson and his mother’s videotapes of Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin. He joined a breakdancing group when he was 12 years old, called, Finesse Five. Ginuwine attended Forestville High School, also known as Forestville Military Academy, in Forestville, Maryland, in 1989. He earned a paralegal associate’s degree, from Prince George’s Community College, in Largo, Maryland.
Ginuwine, worked his way up to being a performer when he was a teenager. He first found the offices of Sony and Atlantic in the Yellow pages and went and performed for them on unsolicited auditions, but they were not interested. After the unfortunate news of not being interested, he focused on meeting top performers face to face and letting them see what he could do. In 1990, he met with Devante Swing, the lead singer of Jodeci, in the lobby, while they were on tour, and performed for him. After this impromptu performance, he was on his way to making a name for himself. He then signed a deal with Swing’s label, Swing Mob. This label came with other up and coming artists, who would become well known, like, Tim “Timbaland” Mosley and Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot. After not getting as far in his career as he had planned on doing, he soon left the label. Although Ginuwine, left the label, Timbaland still produced Ginuwine’s first two singles for him. In 1996, Ginuwine signed to Sony and released the album, Ginuwine…The Bachelor, which put him on the list of being a sex symbol with the release of his single, “Pony.” Even though the single went to number four on the Billboard Hot R&B Chart, music lovers only started to pay real attention to him once he covered Prince’s song, “When Doves Cry,” and once he went on tour, with singer Aaliyah. In 1999, he released his next album, 100% Ginuwine, which achieved great success, with every song on the album receiving high praise, by Rolling Stone, critic, Barry Walters. Over the years, Ginuwine did not only take on music as his passion, but also acting. He has appeared in films like, Juwanna Mann and You Got Served. He has even appeared on television shows, such as, Moesha, Martial Law, and more recently as a contestant on, Celebrity Big Brother 21. He made an appearance on the talk show, Jenny Jones, to promote his fragrance, G-Spot for women. After the death of his parents, Ginuwine released the album, The Life, which did not sell as well as his previous albums. In 2003, he released his album, The Senior, and in 2005, came his album, Back II da Basics, in which both albums reached the Top Five of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. He saw some success in 2009, when he reunited with producer, Timbaland, for his album, A Man’s Thoughts. More recently, he joined singers, Tyrese and Tank, for the release of their album, Three Kings, in 2013.
Net Worth of Ginuwine
Although Ginuwine’s success has somewhat faded since the 1990’s, he has still been someone who has made music lovers love the classic R&B sound of the 90’s. His success has even earned the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Hip Hop Video and the Soul Train Music Award for Best Male R&B/Soul Album. Ginuwine has continued to be someone who has strived to be the best at what he does even through the most trying times. The net worth of Ginuwine is $5 million, he owes much of his success to his music career as well as his acting appearances that he has made on television and in film.
Ginuwine met rapper, Tonya M. Johnston, better known by her stage name, Sole, in 1999, and they later married in 2003 and they have two daughters together, named, Story and Dream Sarai Lumpkin. In 2009, Ginuwine announced that he had nine children. More recently, he and his wife, Sole divorced in 2015, after announcing their separation in 2014. Ginuwine lost both of his parents, with his father committing suicide and his mother dying from cancer.
Ginuwine is an artist who made a name for himself as solo artist who not only made music lovers pay attention to his dance singing skills, but also his sex appeal. His love of singing brought a different kind song to women that made them realize why they fell in love with R&B. Ginuwine will always be known as the entertainer who knows how to awaken the hearts of many with his music.