American vocalist and songwriter Susannah Melvoin is best known for her association with Prince in the mid-1980s. Susannah got her to start working with Prince in the mid-1980s during Sister Wendy's stint with The Revolution. During this period, she was tapped to be a joint lead vocalist of one of Prince's side projects.
Melvoin has subsequently worked as a background vocalist for such artists like Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, and Mike Oldfield, among others, and has performed vocals on Wendy & Lisa's albums. As a songwriter, she has co-written songs performed by Madonna.
How rich is Susannah Melvoin?
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The work she's done over the years has gotten her a lot of recognition and a lavish lifestyle. Let us look into how much she's worth.
According to trendcelebsnow, Melvoin's net worth is $1 Million - $5 Million. She first started in the industry working for David Geffen, but at that same time, she also auditioned for Quincy Jones and got a big gig.
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Out of 1,000 vocalists in an audition, Melvoin got the gig singing for Quincy in this acapella group, which included Siedah Garrett and Kevin Dorsey, all these people who'd worked with Michael [Jackson].
Susannah Melvoin's net worth is around $1 Million - $5 Million.
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Susannah's lived a very private life, and except for her estimated net worth, we know little to nothing about her. She's not exclusively spoken about herself, her career, or her earnings. She has collaborated with many well-known artists over the years, but the singer's been low-key with herself.
Melvoin's best known for her association with Prince in the mid-1980s. The singer openly admits how important Prince was to her career too; the pair met at a Christmas party that Warner Bros was holding during the 1999 tour. Susannah being Wendy's (who was working with Prince) twin sister it was easier for her to connect with him.
Susannah Melvoin was engaged to the Prince at a point.
Later Melvoin started working with Quincy Jones at the same time Wendy & Lisa were working with Prince. In an interview, she expressed how she felt about the whole Hollywood situation
I would go to sleep, wishing I can't be ungrateful here because I worked my ass off to get this job with this generous, lovely man Quincy Jones and his vocal coach Tom Bailer. I didn't want to screw up my relationships; I didn't want to be that person.
But Prince would come and stay in our house in West Hollywood. And one day, Wendy and Lisa were singing at the kitchen table with him, and I was in my room, and I heard Wendy say, "Let's play Prince the demo that you got the gig with Quincy with." I was, "No, please don't."
Prince wrote the song 'Nothing Compares 2 You' for Susannah Melvoin.
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The pair was also speculated to be in a relationship, because of how close they were. Rumors had it how Prince was deeply in love with Susannah. However, Susannah always tried to maintain a professional relationship with ones she worked as she was so focused on her career.
Watch: Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U (Official Music Video)
But, when we see how the singer talks about late Prince, people can suspect the love she might have had for the legendary singer because of the way she saw and understood him.
'Prince wasn't a great communicator — but when he would record, that was him communicating. I almost feel in some ways that he had Asperger syndrome, he had this extraordinary ability to focus and also to open up his unconscious mind, to connect to that dream state.
He had that ability, and I don't even think he knew that he had it; it might be under the spectrum of autism. He wasn't purposely rude, but there was never Smalltalk, ever, ever. He didn't have that.'
Susannah, alongside Sister Wendy,’s done some fantastic work in their lives. Needless to say they are impeccably talented people as they are remembered till date.
Susannah Melvoin now leads a very private life.
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The 56-year-old Melvoin's currently out of sight from the media living a very private life and the way she's worked her entire career; she deserves to live a life out of the chaotic showbiz.
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