Sheryl Crow is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actress who began her career in the music industry in 1987. She is known for her music in the pop, rock, jazz, blues, and country genres. Her long and successful career in music means that the artist has become a wealthy woman, and it is estimated that Sheryl Crow’s net worth is $70 million. Here is how the artist accrued her wealth.
Her Early Life
Sheryl Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri, on February 11, 1962. While at school, Crow had many interests and talents in addition to her passion for music. She was an all-state track athlete, a majorette, and a member of the National FFA Organization, the National Honor Society, and the pep club. Crow studied for a degree in music education at the University of Missouri in Columbia. During her time at university, she was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, and she sang for a local band called Cashmere.
Sheryl Crow’s Career from 1987 to 1999
After graduating, Crow embarked on a career as a music teacher and spent her weekends performing with bands. She also recorded advertising jingles for Jay Oliver, a local musician and record producer. Two of her biggest jobs were singing on Toyota and McDonald’s commercials. From 1987 to 1988, Sheryl Crow toured as a backing singer with Michael Jackson. The singer also recorded background vocals for artists during this period, including Don Henley, Kevin Gilbert, Jimmy Buffett, Belinda Carlisle, and Stevie Wonder. In the early 1990s, Sheryl Crow recorded several songs that were used in television and film soundtracks. These included ‘Cop Rock,’ ‘Bright Angel,’ ‘Point Break,’ and ‘Stone Cold.’ She also recorded the duet ‘I Would Do Anything’ with Kenny Loggins for his album ‘Leap of Faith.’ Crow began recording her self-titled debut album in 1992. Unfortunately, by mutual agreement between Crow and her record label, it was decided that the album was not good enough for release. However, she continued to write songs, and some of these were recorded by artists such as Wynona Judd, Tina Turner, and Celine Dion. Crow joined the ‘Tuesday Music Club when she started dating Kevin Gilbert.’ Although it was originally a music writing collective, it became a vehicle for Crow to launch her debut album, with each of the members contributing to the content. Sheryl Crow eventually released her debut album ‘The Tuesday Club’ in 1994. Shortly after its release, Crow and Gilbert separated. Initially, the album was slow to attract attention until the single ‘All I Wanna Do’ became a surprise hit. The album sold more than seven million copies in the United States and the UK, and it won three Grammy Awards. Crow’s self-titled second album was released in 1996. Not only did she self-produce the album, but she also played various instruments in many of the tracks. She won two Grammy Awards for the lead single ‘If It Makes You Happy.’ In 1998, Crow released her third studio album, ‘The Globe Sessions.’ Sheryl Crow won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for this album. One of the singles from the album was ‘There Goes My Neighborhood,’ for which Crow won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Her Career from 2000 Onwards
Sherly Crow recorded the song ‘Kiss That Girl’ for the 2001 film ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’. Crow released her fourth studio album, ‘C’mon, C’mon,’ in 2002. The second single released from the album was ‘Steve McQueen,’ which won Crow the Grammy Award for Female Rock Vocal Performance. In 2003, Crow released the compilation album ‘The Very Best of Sheryl Crow,’ which featured many of her hits alongside some new material. One of the songs was a cover of the Cat Stevens song ‘The First Cut Is the Deepest,’ and it became Crow’s biggest hit since ‘All I Wanna Do.’ ‘Wildflower,’ Crow’s fifth studio album, was released in 2005. Although it was not as commercially successful as her previous work and it received mixed reviews from critics, it still reached number two on the Billboard 200. Crow’s next studio album was ‘Detours,’ which was released in 2008, and it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Her seventh studio album, ‘100 Miles from Memphis,’ was released two years later. Crow’s eighth studio album, ‘Feels Like Home,’ peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 when it was released in 2013. Her most recent album is ‘Be Myself,’ which she released in 2017.
Acting, Television Appearances, and Other Ventures
Sheryl Crow made her acting debut in the 1998 film ‘VIP Patron.’ She has also had small roles in the films ‘The Minus Man’ and ‘De-Lovely.’ On television, Sheryl Crow has made multiple appearances as herself and has had small roles in series including ‘Cop Rock,’ ‘Fairway to Heaven,’ and ‘Cougar Town.’ In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Sheryl Crow has also co-written a cookbook with Chuck White. ‘If It Makes You Healthy: More than 100 delicious recipes inspired by the seasons’ was published in 2011.
Sheryl Crow’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, it is estimated that Sheryl Crow’s net worth is $70 million. She has predominantly made this money through her work as a solo artist in the music industry. However, Crow has also made money from small acting roles, television appearances, and writing a cookbook.
Her Personal Life
Although Sheryl Crow has never been married, she has had high-profile relationships with celebrities, including Owen Wilson and Eric Clapton. She was also briefly engaged to cyclist Lance Armstrong. The singer is also a mother after adopting two sons. Crow’s primary residence is in Nashville, Tennessee, although she also owns a second property in Destin, Florida. She previously owned a loft apartment in Lower Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood.
Written by Allen Lee
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