How rich is Heavy D?
Heavy D Net Worth:
|Birth date:||May 24, 1967, Mandeville, Jamaica|
|Death date:||November 8, 2011, Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.892 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Rapper, Songwriter, Record producer, Composer, Music executive|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Movies:||Step Up, The Cider House Rules, Tower Heist, Life|
Heavy D wiki & biography:
Heavy D piled up this net worth through a long and varied career in the entertainment industry, mostly centered on the world of hip hop. Heavy is most known as the front man of the hip hop group Heavy D & the Boyz. Besides Heavy D, this group included GWhiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (Edward Ferrell). They were somewhat popular during their heyday in the 1990s. In addition to his work with Heavy D & the Boyz, Heavy D has moved to the genre of reggae, producing music on his own that is usually described a reggae fusion. Another TV connection is in the form of the theme song to the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color, that was performed by Heavy D & the Boyz.
Heavy D died on November 8th, 2011 in the age of 44.
Heavy D Net Worth
Jamaican-born American celebrity, rapper, record producer, singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, Dwight Arrington “Heavy D” Myer had an estimated net worth of $2 million. The hip-hop’s first big-boned fan parlayed an eminently likable persona and strong MC abilities into a surprisingly extended profession, in tandem with his backing group the Boyz. Additionally, Heavy was an all around gift — an agile dancer, a naturalistic actor, and an astute businessman who eventually became a label executive. Even after his tenure as a pop hitmaker had essentially finished, he maintained a solid, steady degree of popularity all of the way through the ’90s, and his records kept on going gold. Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers in Jamaica in 1967 and moved along with his family to Mt. Vernon, NY, as a young kid. Myers died on November 8, 2011 in la, California, in the age of 44.
The group maintained a sizable audience in America through most of the 1990s.
Heavy D performed a guest rap on Janet Jackson’s hit single “Alright”. It was notably the first pop single to feature a rapper, establishing the style for future hip hop and pop cooperation. It was also his highest peaking tune on the Billboard Hot 100. A year after, he appeared on Michael Jackson’s single “Jam”. He gained even more recognition by singing the theme song for the television program In Living Color and also MADtv. Heavy D then started focusing on his acting, appearing in various television shows before returning to the music charts with Nuttin’ But Love. After appearing in the off-Broadway play Riff Raff at Circle Repertory Company, Heavy D returned to record with the hit Waterbed Hev. In 1997, Heavy D collaborated with B.B. King on his duets album Deuces Wild, rapping in the song “Keep It Coming.” While still an artist at Uptown Records, Myers was instrumental in convincing Andre Harrell to initially hire Sean “Diddy” Combs for his first music business show as an intern. Subsequently, additionally to his credit, in the mid-1990s, Myers became the first rapper to head a leading music label when he became the president of Uptown Records. In this time, Myers also developed the Rhythm and Blues boy band Soul for Real, and was the executive producer and principal writer of many songs on the group’s breakout album, Candy Rain. He later became senior vice president at Universal Music.