How much is Bilal worth?
|Net Worth:||$4 Million
|Date of Birth:||August 23, 1979|
|Country:||United States of America|
A singer, songwriter, and record producer from the United States, Bilal Sayeed Oliver, better known by his stage name Bilal, was born on August 23, 1979. It is reported that Bilal has a net worth of $4 million. In the northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburb of Germantown, Bilal Sayeed Oliver was raised.
His mother was a devoted Christian, but his father was a Muslim, thus he grew up in a multireligious home. He and his mother routinely went to church, and it was at the church that he first became interested in music and singing. His father encouraged that passion by bringing him to the city’s nightclubs to perform.
After graduating from the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts in the middle of the 1990s, Bilal enrolled in the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, where he studied jazz and big-band arrangements and got vocal instruction.
“I look back at the way I use to live and smile. Unlike then it’s the small things that make me happy nowadays. You know, things like working out, spending time with loved ones, being able to treat them to nice things once in a while. Living a lavish lifestyle doesn’t always bring you the joy you think it will — sometimes it’s the simple things that do that.” Bilal, to Black Enterprise magazine.
Bilal Sayeed Oliver was Born Aug. 23, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Philadelphia, but now lives with his family in New York City.
After becoming acquainted with the neighborhood’s music scene while attending school in NYC, Bilal was finally spotted by the Spin Doctors’ drummer Aaron Comess at an after-school jam session. Bilal recorded the demo with Aaron, which led to a record deal with Interscope Records.
In July 2001, he launched his self-titled debut album. The Soulquarians, a musical group he joined after moving to New York, as well as J Dilla and Raphael Saadiq, among others, contributed to the album’s production.
The neo-Soul album received favorable reviews, peaked at number ten on the Billboard R&B albums list, and eventually sold roughly 320,000 copies. The singles “Soul Sista” and the Dr. Dre-produced “Fast Lane,” which peaked at Nos. 18 and 41 on the R&B Songs chart, were likewise only modestly successful.
When Bilal finished his second album, Love For Sale, in 2006, his label declined to release it, claiming that it was unmarketable because the songs had already been leaked online. After some time, he and Interscope split, and Bilal took a break from music. After taking some time off, he created his own music, looked for a new record label to release it on, and occasionally collaborated on songs for special projects.
In September 2010, Airtight’s Revenge, Bilal’s official sophomore album, was released by the tiny Los Angeles indie label Plug Research, nine years after the release of his debut album and four years after the delayed second album. In February 2013, he issued his follow-up album, A Love Surreal.
In the latter half of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, Bilal was a part of the musical group known as the Soulquarians. Rappers Common, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli were among the formal members of the revolving group of musicians, along with singers Erykah Badu and D’Angelo.
When the group was at its peak, Bilal worked with several of its members, especially Common the rapper. The two have been featured on approximately a dozen songs together, the most of which are on different albums by the hip-hop musician. The progressive urban music musicians Musiq Soulchild, Solange, Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Kindred the Family Soul, and many others have all collaborated with Bilal on songs.
A 2019 recording of the Impressions’ 1967 song “We’re a Winner,” Bilal contributed to Philip Bailey’s single “We’re a Winner.” For Brooklyn recording studio and digital music channel, HighBreedMusic, Bilal live streamed the production of an experimental three-song EP over the course of a three-day weekend in August 2020. Bilal’s net worth is projected to be $4 million as of 2023.