Stevie J was born Steven A. Jordan on 2nd November 1971 in Buffalo New York. He is a record producer, musician, songwriter, and TV personality with a net worth of $5 million.
Stevie J Net Worth: The Roots
Though born in Buffalo, Stevie J grew up and was raised by a single father in Rochester, New York. In the late 1980’s Stevie J performed alongside American R&B quartet Jodeci which included popular R&B stars K-Ci and Jojo. He played the bass guitar for the group during their live performances and also made appearances in their album “The Show, The After Party, The Hotel” (1995). In the early 90’s he joined Rochester-based record label Swing Mob founded by Jodeci member DeVante Swing. Swing Mob consisted of other popular artists like Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Swing Mob aka Da Basement crew folded out in 1995.
Stevie J Net Worth: Rise To Fame
Stevie’s journey to fame began when Sean “P Diddy” Combs signed him to his Bad Boy Records after being impressed by his incredible musical skills. Stevie became a prolific and successful songwriter/record producer under Bad Boys. He produced numerous songs on R&B quartet 112’s eponymous debut album including their hit single “Only You”.
Stevie’s popularity surged when he produced a number of songs for Notorious B.I.G.’s album “Life After Death” (1997). They included chart topping hits like “Mo Money Mo Problems” and “Notorious Thugs”.
Stevie bagged his first Grammy in 1998 for his producing works on Diddy’s debut album “No Way Out” (1997). One of the Stevie-J produced songs “I’ll Be Missing You” was the second single from the album and a tribute to Notorious B.I.G. after his death. The song which featured B.I.G.’s widow Faith Evans and 112 sold over 8 million copies worldwide to become one of the best-selling singles of all time.
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Stevie J also produced for non-Bad Boy artists like Mariah Carey. His work on her 1997 album “Butterfly” earned him a Grammy nomination specifically for the album’s Billboard topping single “Honey”. He also worked on Mariah’s #1 (1998) album. In total Stevie J has won three Grammys for his producing works.
Stevie J Net Worth: Reality TV
Stevie was further thrust into limelight in 2012 when he began appearing on VH1’s reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” alongside his girlfriend Mimi Faust with whom he fathers a child. In the show, Stevie was caught up in a love triangle and later left Mimi to “marry” ex-stripper and Puerto Rican rapper Joseline Hernandez. Though the “marriage” is said to be only a rumor, the duo are however considered a couple. Stevie and Joseline in January 2016 started their own spin off “Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood” which chronicles the couple’s lives in LA. However, following their break up, Steve will star on a solo TV show titled The Stevie J Show. Joseline has a net worth of $2 million and together the couple have a net worth of $7 million.
Lately, the record producer has been linked with artists like Kanye West, Kelly Price and Snoop Dogg. He is also trying his hands as a movie producer, his movie “That Time of the Month” is scheduled to be released in late 2016.
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