Leela James Net Worth

June 9, 2023
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Leela James was born on the 22nd May 1983, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is best recognized for being an R&B and soul musician, who has released five studio albums, such as “A Change Is Gonna Come” (2005), “My Soul” (2010), “Fall For You” (2014), and a number of singles, including “Don’t Speak” (2005), “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (2008), and “Something’s Got A Hold On Me”(2012), etc. Her career has been active since 2003.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Leela James is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Leela’s net worth is over $1.5 million, as of mid-2016, accumulated largely through her successful musical career. Additionally, she has appeared in a film and several TV shows, which have also increased her net worth.


Leela James Net Worth $1.5 Million


Leela James was brought up in a family which had a huge collection of 1960s and 1970s R&B and soul records, and so as a little child, she was under the influence of this music. Other information about her parents and education is unknown in the media.

Leela’s musical career began in 2003, when she began to perform as an opening act at the tour of The Black Eyed Peas, and Macy Gray. In 2004, she provided her vocal to the single “Track”, on Pete Rock’s album entitled “Soul Survivor II”, and in the following year, she was featured on the posthumously released Ray Charles album “Genius & Friends”, all of which established her net worth.

Subsequently, she began her professional musical career with the realization of her debut studio album named “A Change Is Gonna Come”, in June 2005. The lead single from this album was “Music”, and she co-wrote most of the songs. Although the album sold only 200,000 copies in the US, it received positive critiques and reached No. 148 on the US main, and No. 42 on the R&B charts, which encouraged her to continue further.

Her second album was released in March 2009, entitled “Let’s Do It Again”, spawning hits like “Clean Up Woman”, “Miss You”, and “I Want To Know What Love Is”, all of which helped increased her net worth by a large margin.

In the following years, her career went only upwards, and so did her net worth, releasing three more albums; her third album is “My Soul” (2010), which became her most successful project in her entire career, reaching No. 37 on the Billboard 200, and it entered the Top Ten on the R&B charts. Her next two albums – “Loving You More… In The Spirit Of Etta James” (2012), and “Fall For You” (2014) – also added to her net worth.

During her career as a musician, Leela has been nominated twice – for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist in 2008, and for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist in the same year.

In addition to her career, Leela was co-host of the TV series “My Black Is Beautiful” in 2010, and later in 2014 and 2015, she appeared in the reality TV series “R&B Divas: Los Angeles”, contributing further to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, according to some source Leela James is single, but any other information about her is unknown in the media.

Daniel Wanburg

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