Who is Darius Rucker?
Darius Rucker is an American singer and songwriter. He first became famous as the lead vocalist and as the rhythm guitarist of the famous Grammy Award-winning American rock band called Hootie & the Blowfish. He founded the band in 1986 at the University of South Carolina alongside Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Mark Bryan, and Dean Felber. Since then, they have released five studio albums and charted six different top 40 hits on the famous Billboard Hot 100. Learn more about his career, personal life and earrings in the article below.
Darius Rucker was born on May 13, 1966, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He also grew up there, a place where his family has lived for generations. A single mother, Carolyn, who worked as a nurse at a university, brought him up. She managed to bring his three sisters and two brothers as well. His father was never present. Darius Rucker currently lives with his wife and their three children in his hometown of Charleston.
He stated one time that he received a usual Southern / African-American based upbringing while growing up. He visited the local church each Sunday with his family, which was quite poor back then, so poor that his mother, her two sisters, his grandmother, and 14 children all lived in a single house with three-bedrooms. During his childhood, singing was the biggest dream of his.
Rucker was a singer with the Hootie & the Blowfish since their establishment in 1986. He met other band members while he was studying at the University of South Carolina. The names of the albums the band released are Cracked Rear View from the year 1994, Fairweather Johnson from 1996, Musical Chairs from 1998, Scattered, Smothered & Covered from 2000, and two albums Hootie & the Blowfish and Looking for Lucky from 2005.
Without a doubt, the biggest contribution of his to the band is his famous baritone voice. Famous magazines have praised for years, with The Rolling Stone calling it “ingratiating,” TIME dubbing it “low, gruff, [and] charismatic,” while the Entertainment Weekly labeled it as a “barrelhouse growl.”
In the year 2001, the singer released his solo R & B debut album called The Return of Mongo Slade, made in collaboration with the Atlantic Records. Because of contractual deviations, the label never released the album. The Learn to Live album from 2008 was certified as gold, by the Recording Industry Association of America in the year 2009, and attained one platinum certification the same year.
Rucker also made an appearance on the new album by Sister Hazel, called Lighter in the Dark. His other solo albums are Back to Then (2002), Charleston, SC 1966 (2010), True Believers (2013), Southern Style (2015), and When Was the Last Time (2017).
Darius Rucker has won several big awards during his career. These include three Grammy Awards in 1995 (2) and 2013, a Country Music Association Award in 2009, a British Country Music Association Awards in 2015 and an Academy of Country Music Award in 2018.
Net Worth of Darius Rucker
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— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) March 6, 2019
Darius Rucker has enjoyed a long and prosperous presence in the music industry mostly as a singer and a musician. Therefore, he has an estimated net worth of around $15 million. He earned the most of it as a lead singer of his famous band Hootie & The Blowfish, ever since its formation 33 years ago. In addition, he made money when he became the first African American based solo artist to receive a number 1 country hit, during 1983, for the song “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”.
Back in 2008, his earnings blew up thanks to him signing with Capitol Records Nashville. His top 40 hits were featured on Billboard Hot 100, which additionally benefited both his fame and wealth. In the future, he is likely to keep earning good amounts of money thanks to his long career. He is famous worldwide, and the impact of his successful band is not going to go away any time soon.