How much is Reba Mcentire worth?
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 28, 1955|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Reba Mcentire
Reba McEntire is an American actress, country singer, songwriter, and record producer. She began her music career during her time in high school and since then has become one of the most iconic names in the music industry. Often dubbed “The Queen of Country”, Reba has sold over 75 million records worldwide, including 16 number one albums and 42 number one singles. Apart from her victorious music career, the talented singer has also embarked on an acting career.
Since the 1990s, she has starred in various television series and films such as “Tremors”, “Maverick”, “The Little Rascals”, “Get Your Gun”, and “Charlotte’s Web” to name a few. From 2001 to 2006, the actress also took part in her own television sitcom – “Reba”. Thanks to her performances as an actress and singer, the multi-talented Reba is the recipient of multiple awards, including three Grammy Awards.
The 1970’s – the beginning of a career
In 1974, Reba sang the Star Spangled Banner at the National Rodeo Finals in Oklahoma City, where she was heard by country singer Red Steagall. He suggested she move to Nashville, and pursue a record deal, which she did, and was signed by Mercury Records singing honky tonk styled songs. Reba had her first charting single in 1976, with “I Don’t Want to be a One Night Stand,” which peaked at No. 88.
Reba reached the Top 10 in 1980 with the song “(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven.” It wasn’t until she released her fifth album, Unlimited that she finally had her first #1’s, with “Can’t Even Get the Blues,” and “You’re the First Time I’ve Thought of Leaving,” which were back to back chart toppers in 1983. She became the opening act for the Statler Brothers, and then with Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Gilley and others.
With a more pop country sound, Reba expanded her audience, and in 1984, moved to MCA, where she released Just a Little Love.
“My Kind of Country”
For her second album on the label, Reba wanted to go back to a more traditional sound, and she released an album of country standards, called My Kind of Country. This became her first Gold album.
From 1984 – 1987, Reba won the CMA Female Vocalist award. She also won the CMA Entertainer of the Year award in 1986. She’s one of only five solo female artists to have done so (others include Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Shania Twain). 1986 was also the year that she released Whoever’s in New England, which was her first No. 1 album, and the title track gave her her fifth No. 1 single.
While the 1980’s were wonderful years for Reba career-wise, on March 16, 1991, Reba lost her entire band and her road manager, as the plane they were flying crashed, killing everyone aboard. Reba was devastated. She dedicated her next album, For My Broken Heart to them.
Reba had parts in a few different movies, North, The Little Rascals, and the sci-fi cult hit, Tremors, and in 2001, she took over the lead in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway. Later that year, she began her own sitcom, Reba, which ran for six successful seasons.
The “Duets” album and Reba today
Reba released her Duets album in 2008. One of the duets was with Kelly Clarkson, whom Reba paired up with to tour together in 2008 as co-headliners. Reba is hosted the ACM Awards for the 11th time in 2009. She debuted her debut single, “Strange,” from her new label, The Valory Music Co. on the ACM Awards show, and it became her highest solo chart debut of her career, starting at No. 39.
How Did Reba Mcentire Get So Rich?
Reba’s self-titled debut album further elevated the singer’s career and soon she became even more wealthy. She continued to gain international exposure with the release of five more albums – “Out of a Dream”, “Feel the Fire”, “Heart to Heart”, “Unlimited”, and Behind the Scene”. In 1984, after the release of her seventh album “Just a Little Love”, Reba had her breakthrough and received a recording deal with MCA Nashville Records for more than $5 million.
Since 1986, the talented singer began receiving gold and platinum certifications for her studio albums. Just that year alone, she released three albums, two of which debuted at number one in various US Country charts. Towards the end of the decade, Reba released four more albums and earned herself multiple awards such as Academy of Country Music Award for “Top Female Vocalist”, an award that she won four different times consecutively.
Why Is She So Famous?
Reba McEntire is known for being the most successful country female singer. She was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on March 28, 1955. At a very young age, Reba taught herself how to play the guitar and then began singing. At that time, she formed a vocal group with her siblings (brother Pake and sister Susie) named “Singing McEntries”. Even after she attended and graduated from the Southeastern Oklahoma State University, McEntire continued to sign at local venues.
In the early 1970s, her talent was discovered by Red Steagall, a wealthy country artist who was impressed by her and soon helped her launch her own career as a country singer. Reba further gained attention after she was offered a contract with Mercury Records in 1975. The following year, the artist released her debut single called “I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand”. Throughout 1976 and 1977, she continued to release new music, before eventually her debut album was released.
When Did Mcentire Become So Successful?
The success of Reba McEntire came in the 1990s. At that time, the talented artist became interested in working as an actress so she soon received several roles in both films and television series. Her film debut came in the 1990 thriller-comedy “Tremors”, and that was soon followed by a number of appearances in the likes of “North”, The Little Rascals”, and “Hercules”. During both the 1990s and 2000s, Reba released studio albums that eventually peaked in not only US charts but also in the likes of Canada and the United Kingdom.
Thanks to her funny personality and charisma, McEntire was offered a role in her own television series titled “Reba”. Two years after the show had premiered, Reba earned her first (and only) nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category “Best Performance by an Actress in TV series”. Her most recent appearances are in the realities and television series “The Voice”, “Last Man Standing”, “America’s Got Talent”, and “Young Sheldon”.
Reba McEntire was born Reba Nell McEntire on March 28, 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma. She was raised on a working ranch, and she used to travel with her parents to attend rodeos at which her father competed. She and her brother and sister formed a group, and called themselves The Singing McEntires, and performed at rodeos.
Even now, at the age of 60s, Reba continues to build her legacy. She not only stars in television/film productions but also resumes her music career by releasing new projects. The Grammy-award winner has been highly praised for expanding into genres such as soul, R&B, country pop, and mainstream pop. In her nearly 40 years long illustrious career, McEntire has released 33 studio, 16 compilation, and 2 live albums.
As of 2021, with more than 60 million records worldwide, she remains one of the best-selling artists in the entire world. She’s overall the 24th best-selling artist in all of the music genres, joining the likes of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Elton John, and Madonna.