What is Trey Songz worth?
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Date of Birth:||November 28, 1984|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Trey Songz
Tremane Neverson Aldon, popularly known by his artistic name Trey Songz, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. “Trigga”, as others call him, was born on 28th of November 1984 in Petersburg, State of Virginia. Growing up as a shy laid-back kid back in Petersburg, Trey Songz never thought he would be a singer. “Singing wasn’t a reality for me, until other people started noticing I sounded good”.
As of 2020 Trey Songz has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars.
What makes him so successful?
Trey Songz unique ability to portray emotions and connect with his lyrics was always his cutting edge. It is his secret weapon to success. Besides having a sweet tenor vocal range, this RNB crooner always had his good looks to thank for the millions of female fans he has. Trey Songz mainly does love and relationship themed songs. He was quoted saying, “It wouldn’t be me if i didn’t get a little nasty” referring to his intense style of music video targeting female fans.
His versatility when it comes to acting has also played a major part in his success. He has the charisma to shine in both fields.
Achievements and Awards
In his almost two decades of active participation in the music industry, Trey Songz has managed to bag some awards to his name. 2010 was his best year by far when it comes to accolades. He won the Best Male RNB/Pop Artist at the BET Awards. In the same here Trey also carried home Much-music Video Award for Best Hip-hop Video and Best Cinematography of The Year for the song “Successful” featuring Drake. He also managed to scoop the Best RNB/Soul Male Artist in the Soul Train Music Awards. He repeated the same fete, in the same category in 2014. His hit single “Heart Attack” also got nominated for Best RNB song at 2013 Grammy Awards.
Just like his song featuring Drake, “Successful”, that’s how we can describe Trey Songz musical career. From singing at a talent show to signing with Atlantic Records, that is not something to overlook. Hard work, discipline and determination has always been the driving factor in Trey’s career. Showbiz has its fair share of drama, he had his too but the manner in which he managed them and continues to thrive, so far has been nothing less than exceptional.
How did Trey Songz get rich?
Commercially Trey didn’t do bad either. He is reported to have an accumulative net worth of about $12 million dollars as at 2020. This RNB heartthrob made his millions thanks to his good music and also through making a cameo in a number of movies. Musically Trey has made over 75 guest appearances in other songs, including 10 with hip-hop mogul Drake. The father of one who draws his musical inspiration from fellow stars D’Angelo, Usher and R Kelly, has also worked with Chris Brown, not forgetting the legendary late icon, Aretha Franklin among others.
Trey Songz first significant pay check was an advance of $100,000 dollars back in 2003, he re-channeled most of it back into making music. His money came mostly from album sales and streams. Coupled with concerts and musical tours, he made enough to roll like a superstar that he is. Did we mention that he is also a good rapper? Well despite majoring in soulful RNB he can also rap quite well. His first acting break came in 2011 in drama film “Queen of Media” where he played the role of a DJ. His overall screen appearance did come early though in 2009 when he guest appeared in family drama television series, Lincoln Heights. Others movies and shows he has featured in include Preacher’s Kid in 2010, Texas Chainsaw 3D in 2013, Baggage Claim also in 2013 and Blood Brother in 2018.
With a huge following across social media platforms, Trey Songz and his fans can get to connect and interact much better. He boasts of 11.9 million followers on Instagram, 14 million followers on Facebook, 3.8 million youtube subscribers another 14 million on Twitter, that’s roughly 42 million people, impressive by any measurable standards!
Why is he so famous?
His stars started shining brightly after releasing his mix-tape in 2004. Before that, a renowned producer spotted him while he was performing at a talent show back in 2000. Taylor, an established music producer gave him the link that later landed him a recording deal at Atlantic Records. On the 2004 mix-tape, Trey gave a rendition of a song by R. Kelly which had topped the charts then, called “Trapped in the Closet”. His version that he called “Open the Closet” gave him some limelight, people started noticing how good his voice was. He was going by the name of “Prince of Virginia” at the time. He has since gone ahead to put to the market 7 studio albums, 6 movies and has had 4 television appearances.
In 2005, July 26th to be precise, his debut album was released. Titled “I Gotta Make It”, at this point Trey Songz had built confidence about achieving his dreams, the confidence inspired his album title. For a new artist in the game the album did well, selling over 40,000 copies in the 1st week alone. Among the songs in that catalogue was his collaboration with super rapper Twista, “Gotta make it”. It premiered on Billboards Top 100 and also on Top RNB/Hip-Hop charts. The album would go on to sell over 300,000 copies in the US.
Trey Songz second single on the album was released in July of 2005 and hit number 67 in Top 100, also performing well in the RNB charts by falling short of just one number to make it to Top 10. This second single, “Gotta Go”, clearly made it big than the debut one, Mr Ladies man would go on to release his 2nd album, “Trey Day” on October 2nd of 2007. Having gained bit of experience and also getting the chance to work with industry giants like R.Kelly, the album did exceedingly well, reaching number 11 on Top 200 while also selling over 73,000 copies it its week of release. The album has since sold over 400,000 copies in the US alone. His all time hit single off the 2nd album, “Cant Help but Wait” did so well that it merited Grammy Award Nomination for Best Male & RNB Performance. His 2008 3rd album “Last Time” and 4th studio album “Missing You” did not perform as well as the first two.
Talent is not always enough, it comes down to what one does with that talent. From a tender age of 17, to now a father, Trey has managed to remain relevant, be it through music or movies. A lot of celebrities get consumed by the fame and lose their way. Trey Songz started from the bottom and grew his way to the top, needless to mention, with challenges, as they are for anybody else trying to make it in America. Now a proud father and still sticking his head to the game Trey looks like he has a good future ahead of him. From his own words, “Change is a natural form of progression”, he leads by example, others follow.