Kelly Price Gives Fans Update On Her Health: "I Thank God For Another Chance" Net Worth and Career

Kelly Price Gives Fans Update On Her Health: “I Thank God For Another Chance” – Kelly Price gave fans an update on her health status on Instagram this week, saying she’s “getting stronger every day” and giving God thanks. Price famously battled a severe case of COVID-19 earlier this year, leading her family to believe she had vanished.

“Sis is following the doctor’s orders,” Price wrote on Instagram. “Every day, Sis grows stronger. Sis is putting in a lot of effort to get back into music. Sis is concentrating. Sis is removing stress from everyone and everything, regardless of who they are. Sis is striving to be a better person than I was prior to COVID, the pandemic, the deaths and losses, the heartbreaks, and the pain.

Kelly Price Gives Fans Update On Her Health: "I Thank God For Another Chance"
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Price, who was reported missing to police by her family, confirmed she was safe and recovering at a private location in September.

She continued: “I thank God for another chance at life. I thank God for everyone who ‘gets it’. I even thank God for those who don’t get it, those who insult me and those who judge what they know nothing about…you have a role in what propels me to chapter next as well. Everyone can have their opinion but God has the final say! #ChapterNext is being written now. Sis is writing the next chapter.”

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Kelly Price Biography

Born c. 1973 in Jamaica, Queens, NY; married Jeffrey Rolle; children: Jeffrey Jr., Jonia. Addresses: Record company–Island/Def Soul, 825 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019, phone: (212) 333-8000, website: http://www.defsoul.com. Website–Kelly Price Official Website: http://www.dearkellyprice.com.

Called the Aretha Franklin of her generation, R&B singer Kelly Price proved both her staying power and her status as a young diva with the release of her second solo album, Mirror Mirror, in 2000. Known for her big, powerful, and emotional voice, Price worked for years as a backup singer for such artists as Mariah Carey, the Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, and Mary J. Blige. As a solo artist, her soulful voice has brought her number one hits on the R&B charts. As Chuck Taylor of Billboard wrote of the successful singer, “[a]nyone who doesn’t yet love … Kelly Price simply doesn’t know her.”

Price and her two sisters were raised by their mother in Far Rockaway, New York. The family was a musical one, and Price had an early immersion in gospel music. Her grandfather was the pastor of a Pentecostal church, and her mother the music director. Price started singing in the church when she was just six years old and quickly earned the nickname “Little Mahalia,” after gospel star Mahalia Jackson. Price was drawn to R&B at an early age as well, but had to listen to it in secret because it wasn’t allowed in her strict religious household. When Price was 18 years old, she joined a gospel choir that performed around New York City. The choir was chosen to sing backup for pop singer George Michael when he performed in the city, and Price’s professional musical career was launched.

Following her performance with the choir, Price was invited to tour with Carey and sing backup for her. The singer accepted, and she traveled with the well-known performer for four years. Price then sang on a demo for rapper Sean “Puffy” Combs, which landed her a position as a backup singer with his Bad Boy label. While at the label, Price recorded with artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Mase, Brandy, Monica, and Franklin. A big break came for the singer when she recorded Diana Ross-like vocals for Biggie Small’s single, “Mo Money, Mo Problems” in 1997. The recording represented the first time that Price stepped out from behind a lead singer to let her own voice be heard. The experience inspired her to pursue a solo career.

Finding a label to launch that career was not easy for Price, however. Several recording deals fell through before she found a home at T-Neck Records/Island Black Music. Price is a full-figured woman, and her image seemed to hold her back. She told Rahel Musleah of the New York Times, “Studios want artists to look like models… A lot of people felt I didn’t fit that visual concept. They asked me to lose weight.” Price refused to give in but found an ally in Hiram Hicks, president of Island Black Records. He told Musleah, “I was looking for someone to represent the girl next door, someone who was natural. I knew her raw talent would shine through.” The label released Price’s debut album, Soul of a Woman, in 1998.

Not only did Soul of a Woman showcase Price’s voice, it reflected her prowess as a songwriter and producer. She wrote or co-wrote all but one song on the album and produced roughly half of the tracks. In recording the release, Price worked with some of the biggest names in R&B, including Stevie J., R. Kelly, J Dub, and Sean Smith. She also worked with Kelly and Ronald Isley, who controlled T-Neck Records. Isley told Anita M. Samuels of Billboard, “Every few years, someone like her comes along… When I heard her, I knew how special she was. She had that ‘voice.’ … It was a gift to have her.” Singles from the album included “Secret Love,” a song about finally confessing to loving someone, and “Friend of Mine,” about a best friend stealing a lover. “Friend of Mine” was Price’s first real hit, going to number one on Billboard‘s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart and breaking into the top 20 on American pop charts. The success of the single drove sales higher for the album, which went platinum. The album climbed as high as number two on Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums chart.

Soul of a Woman also received critical praise. Richard Harrington of the Washington Post called the album a “spectacular entrance” for Price, whom he called a “great soul diva.” A Jet reviewer called the singer “sweet, strong, giving, and magnificently talented,” and Taylor called her a “budding chanteuse with a voice of steel.”

After the success of Soul of a Woman, Price had another hit–and a Grammy nomination–with “Heartbreak Hotel,” a 1999 collaboration with Whitney Houston and Faith Evans. The song went to number one on Billboard‘s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart and number three on the Hot 100 chart. That same year, Price recorded “The Gods Love Nubia” for Elton John and Tim Rice’s stage musical, Aida. Broadening her efforts, Price also founded her own label, Big Mama Records (through Elektra), and began cultivating artists like young R&B singer Sasha Allen. Price also co-wrote and recorded songs with R. Kelly and Gerald Levert and began writing for and producing other R&B stars. But the multi-talented Price did not stop there. She also developed two different clothing lines for plus-sized women–the dressy Kelly Price Collection and the sportier Big Mama Wear.

The year 1999 proved to be a difficult one for Price, however. She began having conflicts with her label and filed suit against T-Neck Records, distributor Island Records, Ronald Isley, and the Isley Brothers Music Corp. for breach of contract and interference with other recording opportunities. The singer left her label and signed on with Def Soul Records, the R&B division of Def Jam Records. On a more personal level, Price was also struggling with the illness of her mother and mother-in-law, both of whom were diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. While Price’s mother’s cancer was treatable and went into remission, her mother-in-law died; the loss hit both Price and her manger-husband, Jeffrey Rolle, hard, and Price suffered from a depression that caused her to lose nearly 100 pounds. One positive thing did come from Price’s pain: with other Def Soul artists Kandice Love, LovHer, Case, Playa, Dru Hill, and Montell Jordan, Price recorded the single “Love Sets You Free,” which originally appeared on the soundtrack of The Hurricane. The proceeds from the release of the 2000 single went to breast cancer research.

Price rebounded from her personal losses in 2000 with the release of her second solo album Mirror Mirror. The recording, like Soul of a Woman, includes songs that are almost exclusively about love relationships, some autobiographical in nature, and other songs the stories of other people’s experiences. As Vivien Goldman described in an Interview review, the singer-songwriter “takes a cold microscope to our squirming emotions.” Many of the songs explore troubled marriages and unfaithful lovers, like “Married Man.” Price told Jet that her songs are “true stories but not always my story.” “I set out to make music that was universal,” she told Taylor in Billboard.

Like Price’s debut release, Mirror Mirror also received critical praise. Amy Linden of People noted that Price’s “womanly, from-the-gut voice” makes the album “an engaging and emotional collection,” and Lynn Norment of Ebony applauded the release for its “tremendous vocals and poignant lyrics.” Taylor called Price “one of the brightest young talents” in Billboard, while Kimberly Davis focused on Price’s growth and nuance in Ebony. Davis wrote that with the second album, “Price reveals a woman of many layers, each adding up to a renewed confidence in life and love.” The singer herself agreed, noting to Davis, “I’m more mine this time around.”

Not all of the songs on the album received the same level of praise, though. Robert Christgau wrote in Rolling Stone that “the album’s standouts include most of the tracks [Price] didn’t compose.” One song that most critics agreed was a standout was Price’s version of Shirley Murdock’s “As We Lay.” The sexy track was a treat for Price, who had admired Murdock since she was a child. Murdock showed her respect for the younger singer by playing Price’s mother in the video for the song.

A singer, songwriter, and producer, Price has already held many roles in the R&B world. With the success of her two solo albums, the strength and depth of her voice, and her continuing work behind the scenes with other recording artists, Price has only begun what promises to be a long and diverse career. As Taylor wrote in a Billboard review of Mirror Mirror, “Price is the real thing, an artist with a true gift.”

Kelly Price Net Worth: How Rich is the Singer Actually in 2021?

Kelly Cherelle Price is an American gospel singer and songwriter. As of 2021, Kelly Price net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million.

Full Name Kelly Cherelle Price 
Birth Date April 4, 1973 
Birth Place Far Rockaway, Queens, New York
Profession Singer and Songwriter
Relationship Status Engaged
Net Worth $2.5 million

Early Life

Kelly grew up in a place called Far Rockaway in Queens, New York. With her parents going to the church, they decided to make her part of the church singing group when she was still only a toddler. This early exposure to singing would lead to a lifelong practice in music for Kelly.

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When Kelly was only 19 years of age, she managed to get her first-ever professional gig when she performed with George Michael in Madison Square Garden in 1992. That same year when she had gone to the Grammy Awards, Mariah Carey had heard of her singing in the next room.

She liked the voice that Kelly had and introduced her to Carey’s husband who worked at Sony Columbia as the head there. Kelly then found a job as a background singer for Carey and continued working for her for 5 years.

During this time, she was able to gain several credits to some very popular songs including the hit single called Fantasy which was released by Mariah Carey. Furthermore, she has also contributed to Mo Money Mo Problems as well as Heartbreak Hotel.

Over the years, Kelly Price felt that she was not fulfilling the real potential that she had and as a result decided to pursue her singing career by signing with Island Records. Together with them, she released her debut album which was titled Soul of A Woman. The biggest hit of the album was the song called Friend of Mine which was a big hit.

There was also an LP version of Friend of Mine which managed to reach No. 1 in the U.S. R&B charts. She then continued her work of creating songs and went on to release Mirror Mirror in 2000 through Def Jam Records.

Among the hits included the single called You Should’ve Told Me which was even nominated for a Grammy Award. Because of her growing popularity and recognition, in 2003, she was part of a film called Bringing Down the House too.

Coming back to her roots with the church, Kelly now started to focus on gospel music and released her first gospel album called This is Who I Am in 2006. This was a big hit as it managed to debut at No. 1 in the Billboard Gospel Charts.

She also formed The Queen Project which included members Deborah Cox and Tamia who had started this group to empower women of all ages as well as backgrounds by being involved in several community service projects.

Personal Life

Kelly Price was in a relationship with Jeffrey Rolle who was also her former manager. They were together for close to 25 years before they decided to go their separate ways in 2016. They have two children together from this marriage. She has recently mentioned that she is currently engaged to a man but has not revealed any details about this person yet to the public.

Kelly has been involved in several legal issues over the years. One lawsuit in 2018 led to damage of her reputation as a company called Sang Girl Productions had given her an advance of $25,000 to do a fundraiser for a non-profit. However, she did not attend the event and did not return the advance either.

Kelly Price Net Worth

As of 2021, Kelly Price has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. Her successful singing career helped her to amass that amount of fortune.