James Poyser Net Worth

January 24, 2023
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James Poyser was born on the 30th January 1967, in Sheffield, England, and is a musician, songwriter and producer, probably best known as a member of the hip hop group The Roots. Also. among others, he has written and produced songs for Mariah Carey, Anthony Hamilton and Keyshia Cole. James has been active in the entertainment industry since 1993.

How much is the net worth of James Poyser? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the size of his wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the major source of Poyser’s fortune.


James Poyser Net Worth $10 Million


There is no information available about his childhood or about his education. Concerning his professional career, James Poyser is known for writing and producing a number of songs for Erykah Badu. Among them are the popular songs “On & On” (1997) which won the Grammy Award for the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip – Hop)” (2002) which won the Grammy Award as the Best R&B song. Another song written and produced by Poyser is “Mine Again” (2005) sung by Mariah Carey, which was nominated for the Grammy Award, too. What is more, James produced the studio album of John Legend “Wake Up” (2010) which won Grammy Award as the Best R&B album, as well as sold 63,000 units the first week alone, and took third position on the Billboard Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums. Furthermore, Poyser has collaborated with such well known singers as Eric Clapton, Adele, Norah Jones and others, to his professional and financial benefit.

It should also be noted that James Poyser has added sums to his net worth composing music for films and television. He has been working on the soundtracks of many films including the coming of age hood film “Baby Boy” (2001) by John Singleton, the comedy drama “The Fighting Temptations” (2003) directed by Jonathan Lynn, the musical drama “Fame” (2009) by Kevin Tancharoen and the comedy film “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” (2009) by Neal Brennan. Poyser also composed the music for television film “Totally Awesome” (2006), and moreover, he was the theme music composer for the two series “Chappelle’s Show” (2003 – 2006) and “Hawthorne” (2010 – 2011).

To add more, he joined the hip hop band The Roots in 2009, and has also performed live in shows including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (2009 – 2014) and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (2014 – present). The Roots’ work has consistently been critically acclaimed.

To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of James Poyser net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Poyser, he is probably single, as there aren’t even any rumours of relationships. James does not reveal much about his private life, but it is known that he now resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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