How much is Benny Blanco worth?
|Date of Birth:
|March 8, 1988 (age 34)
|United States of America
|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
About Benny Blanco
Benny Blanco, whose real name is Benjamin Joseph Levin, is an American DJ, singer, songwriter, record executive, and producer. His career started off in early 2007 and he spent the next decade or so working as a songwriter and record executive/producer and rarely released his own music projects. In 2018, he transitioned into a full-time singer and began releasing several number one-hit singles with the likes of Halsey, Khalid, Calvin Harris, and Juice Wrld among many others.
Benjamin became famous when he began releasing his own music projects. He was born on March 8, 1988, in Reston, Virginia. He has stated that his passion for music started in his pre-adolescent years. Among one of the first songs that influenced him heavily to pursue a hip hop career were “The World Is Yours” by Nas and “I Swear” by All-4-One. While still attending high school, he began writing his first lines and producing his first hip hop instrumentals.
In the early 2000s, he enrolled at the New York-based IAR (Institute of Audio Research), where he studied studio engineering. At the same time, he began working as a disc jockey in various bars and restaurants. He continued to produce music, although nothing was ever released that decade. Some of his early rapping recording tapes caught the attention of the executives of the label Columbia Records. In 2007, he signed a contract with the label and was introduced to various artists with whom he began creating music.
Working as a DJ and songwriter did help this pop/hip hop singer achieve a lot of money. Simultaneously with Columbia, he was also signed by Dr. Luke to his publishing company Prescription Songs. Among some of the first successful singles that he co-wrote and co-produced in 2009 and 2010 were “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, “Tok Tok” by Kesha, and “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry. By that time, Benjamin developed the stage name “benny blanco”.
Perhaps the earliest song for which Blanco was a producer and songwriter was the hit single “Circus” by Britney Spears. Which entered multiple charts and became Spears’ second best-selling digital song in the States. The song eventually sold more than 5 million digital copies and became one of the best projects from 2009. At this time it is estimated that Blanco’s net worth was close to $2-3 million. He then worked with the likes of Gym Class Heroes, 3OH!3, Maroon 5, among many others.
In 2018 Blanco’s career really began to takeoff. He established his own record label titled Friends Keep Secrets, and, in early December, he released his debut studio album in the same name. The album was commercially and critically acclaimed, and it further helped the artists gain more popularity.
He then spent the next two years working with many artists such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, J Balvin, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, and Camila Cabello for songs that also became worldwide hits. Ever since his rise to the top, in 2011, he has received awards and nominations for his songwriting and singing abilities.
Among some of the awards, he’s the recipient of are BMI, Clio, Golden Globe, and Grammy. By far his biggest win so far remains the induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.
The success of Benny Blanco comes from his many professions in the music industry. After rapping and songwriting, he decided to pursue a singing career in 2018, with the release of his by far most-successful song “Eastside”, which is in collaboration with well-known stars Halsey and Khalid.
The song became a global hit that not only topped multiple charts all over the world but also received gold and platinum certifications in over ten different countries such as Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Benny Blanco first joined the music industry as both a DJ, songwriter and record executive/producer. In 2018, he released the single “Eastside” in collaboration with Halsey and Khalid, which amassed millions of streams in just a few months time.
Apart from this, for the past 13 years, he has worked with multiple best-selling artists such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and Justin Bieber to name a few. More recently, he founded his own record label and released his debut studio album both of which have the same name – Friends Keep Secrets.