|Net Worth:||$2.5 million|
|Full Name:||Deborah Cox|
|Birhday:||July 13, 1974|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Children:||Kaila Michelle Stephens, Isaiah Stephens, Sumayah Stephens|
Deborah Cox Net Worth – $2.5 million
Deborah Cox is a R&B singer, songwriter and actress, with a net worth of $2.5 million. At the age of 16 she taught herself to play piano, and signed up for singing lessons at a local music academy. In 1990, while still in high school, she was offered the chance to join J omanda, producing top ten hits in the US and Europe. After leaving the group to take solo projects, she signed with Arista Records and released her debut album in 1994.
She has gone on to release several more albums, establishing herself among the best-selling Canadian R&B vocalists of all time. Cox was nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning the Best R&B Song award for “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” in 1999. In 2010, she was ranked #5 on Billboard’s list of the Top 10 Dance Club Artists of All-Time.
Deborah Cox is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning R&B/soul singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and was honored with the Canadian Juno Award for “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1994 and 1996. Learn more about her bio, career, net worth and so much more!
Who is Deborah Cox?
Deborah Cox is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning R&B/soul singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and was honored with the Canadian Juno Award for “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1994 and 1996.
She began her career as a backing vocalist for Patti LaBelle’s tour in 1988. The release of her debut album simply titled ‘Deborah Cox’ in 1991 helped launched her solo career. Two years later she released her second album entitled ‘One Wish’. Her third album was 1993’s ‘Another Day’, which featured performances by Teddy Pendergrass, Jodeci, MC Lyte, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Danny Boy.
She’s worked with several top-notch artists like Jermaine Dupri, Missy Elliott, Arista Records labelmate Whitney Houston (serving as the co-writer/co-producer of her 1998 hit single “I Learned from the Best”), Eve, Snoop Dogg, Shaggy and many more.
She’s an actress as well, having appeared in 1998 film ‘The Players Club’ and TV series including “Living Single” (which spawned the Puffy-produced hit single “Be Happy”), “Las Vegas”, “Soul Food” and Showtime’s “Out of Order”.
In April 2010, Deborah marked her 25 years in the music industry by releasing a new album (“The Promise”).
Deborah Cox Biography & Personal Info
She first made waves on the music scene in Canada as a member of the vocal trio “La Chicane” before she began to focus on her solo career. Growing up in Canada, Deborah Cox won her first talent show at age eight. She also took home two trophies from that year’s Kiwanis Music Festival for both vocal performance and overall best musician. At this time, she was learning to play the piano and trying out her vocal skills with local bands.
Cox began recording her own demo tapes at age 16. Her first professional gig as a singer shortly followed when she joined Jomanda as both lead singer and dancer in 1990. The group had some success both nationally and internationally, including a top 20 hit in the US with “Got a Love for You.” After two years performing with Jomanda , Cox left the group to pursue a solo career.
Her break came in 1994 when she was signed by Arista Records and released her debut album titled “Deborah Cox” followed in 1998 by “One Wish”. Both albums were critically acclaimed and achieved major commercial success, particularly in Europe. The latter of the two went platinum in Canada. She was nominated for a Grammy Award both years as well.
In 1999, Cox was asked to record “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” with dance/house band Deborah Cox – You’re Makin’ Me High (Hex Hector Club Mix) for the “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” soundtrack and it went to number one on the Billboard dance charts. The song was also featured on her third album, “The Morning After”.
In 2002, she contributed a new version of Stevie Wonder’s 1976 classic “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)” to the “Down in the Delta” soundtrack. That same year, she released her fourth album titled “The Morning After”.
Her next major release came in 2004 with “Deborah Cox” (titled simply as “Destination Moon” for Japan). The lead single was a cover of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind.” It reached number one on the dance chart and was later included on her fifth album, self-titled Deborah Cox. She also recorded a song titled “Greatest Love” for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. That same year she appeared in the film adaptation of Eric Jerome Dickey’s book “A Good Man”.
Cox took home both the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Juno Award and the ‘R&B/Soul Recording of the Year’ Juno Award in 2007. Her sixth album, “Destination Moon” was released shortly after, followed by 2009’s The Promise. As she’d done before, Cox recorded a song for FIFA’s 2010 World Cup. This time it was the official theme song, “I believe (all in one)”.
In 2011, she released her seventh album titled “The Dance” followed by a compilation album called ‘The Essential Deborah Cox’ later that year. She also recorded a Christmas song entitled “Christmas Time Is Here” that year as well. In 2013, Cox appeared on the “Punk Goes Classic Rock” compilation with a cover of Journey’s “Faithfully”.
In 2014 she released her most recent album to date entitled “Beautiful U R” followed by 2016’s “Woman”, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. She is currently working on her eight studio album as well.
Cox has recorded and performed as a featured or guest artist with many artists such as Shaggy, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion, Diana King, Montell Jordan and Vonda Shepard. She also performs in concerts and still holds shows from time to time; most notably at the Kowloon Restaurant in New York City.
Awards and Honors
She has won six Grammy Awards. She also won the Best R&B Song award in 1999 with “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here”.
Quotes from Deborah Cox on Success, Music, and Life in General
” You know, we really need to be introspective about our life because it’s not just about walking around and taking in what’s happening on the outside. I believe that inside there is a capability, an intelligence that will give you the answer for whatever question you’re asking yourself.”- Deborah Cox
“I’m not one of those people who feel that time slows down when it rains. For me, time is always this linear thing.”- Deborah Cox
“I really focus on a positive way of living right now. There was a time when I felt like, “Oh God, it’s raining, why is this happening?” But I don’t feel that way anymore.”- Deborah Cox
“I think the biggest reward for me is to be able to walk out on the street without being recognized. I have to say, when they do recognize me, it’s still very flattering and I’m always flattered by that.”- Deborah Cox
“I think the biggest secret (to success) is self belief and motivation. That’s where all of it starts from. You really have to believe in yourself and then you can get motivated to do what you feel that is necessary to accomplish your goals.”- Deborah Cox
“My husband knows how I am. He fell in love with me before anybody knew who I was, so he loves the fact that I’m out there doing my thing and working hard because it gives him something to support.”- Deborah Cox
“No matter how many awards you have, at the end of the day you’re on your own and it’s like: ‘Ok, now what? What do I do? How am I going to sustain myself?'”- Deborah Cox
The Top 10 Things to Know about Deborah Cox
Here are the top 10 things to know about Deborah Cox!
1. She has won six Grammy Awards.
2. She was honored with the Canadian Juno Award for “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1994 and 1996.
3. Cox is nominated for the Emmy Award, with major appearances on David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien (episode aired on December 22, 2011).
4. Cox’s music video single “It’s All Good” was filmed with Marlon Wayans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
5. At age 16, she taught herself how to play piano and signed up at a local music academy where she was offered singing lessons.
6. She is married to music producer-and-electric bassist, Lascelles Stephens (born 27 September, 1966).
7. Cox was ranked #5 on Billboard’s list of the Top 10 Dance Club Artists of All-Time in 2010.
8. Her cousin is former Polaris Prize winner, Shad (rapper).
9. Cox has been married to music producer-and-electric bassist, Lascelles Stephens since July 2, 1997.
10. She started singing at age ten in Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity where she was a chorister and later became a part of the church’s adult choir.
Why is Deborah Cox so Famous?
Deborah Cox is famous for winning six Grammy Awards, being honored with the Canadian Juno Award for “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1994 and 1996. Her music video single “It’s All Good” was filmed with Marlon Wayans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Who Is Deborah Cox Dating?
Deborah Cox married Lascelles Stephens. She currently resides with her husband and children, Kaila Michelle Stephens, Isaiah Stephens, Sumayah Stephens
What Is Deborah Cox Salary?
Deborah Cox has a net worth of $2.5 million and is worth $8 million as of 2011. She’s sold about 10 million albums worldwide throughout her career so far and has a total of nine #1 Billboard Dance/Club Play hits.