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Roberta Flack Net Worth

Roberta Flack Net Worth is
$20 Million

Roberta Flack Biography

Roberta Flack Net Well worth: Roberta Flack can be an American singer and musician who includes a net well worth of $20 million. Roberta Flack was created in February of 1937 and is most beneficial known for her function in American music, like the jazz, R&B, and folk music genres. Throughout her profession, Flack had several number one hits, a few of which remain recognizable today, like the FIRST-TIME Ever I Saw THAT PERSON, Killing Me Softly along with his Song, FEEL JUST LIKE Makin’ Love, Where May be the Like, and The Closer I Reach You. The latter two had been duets with fellow singer, Donny Hathaway, that have been extremely acclaimed. The duo sang additional duets together aswell. After earning a Grammy Award for track of the entire year in 1973, for THE VERY FIRST TIME Ever I Saw THAT PERSON, she once again won in 1974 for Killing Me Softly ALONG WITH HIS Song. She actually is the 1st artist to ever perform so. Actually, to day, she’s the just solo artist to ever earn back-to-back Grammy’s because of this category. She became the 1st singer who has received the Grammy Award for Record of the entire year 2 times in a row. Roberta Flack quickly got thinking about African-American music. She actually is also aunt of Rory Flack Burghart, a specialist ice skater. It’s been claimed that the entire quantity of Roberta Flack net well worth reaches just as much as 20 million dollars, based on the recent estimations. She’s earned her net well worth because of her profession as a singer and musician. When she was 19 years aged, she graduated from Howard University. Roberta Flack is well known for a number of singles, which landed in the very first place, such as for example “FEEL JUST LIKE Makin’ Like”, “Killing Me Softly along with his Song” and “THE VERY FIRST TIME Ever I Saw THAT PERSON”. She has documented many duets with Donny Hathaway, types of such as “The Closer I Reach You” and “Where May be the Love”. The product sales of all of the singles possess added up a whole lot of revenues to the entire estimate of Roberta Flack net well worth. Only one band in addition has accomplished this feat. In 1973, she received this award on her behalf song “THE VERY FIRST TIME Ever I Saw THAT PERSON” and in 1974, she received the award on her behalf song known as “Killing Me Softly along with his Song”. Moreover, it had been qualified as gold. She was created in 1939 in NEW YORK.9 million copies of it were sold, that have also increased the entire sum of Roberta Flack net worth. Flack wedded Stephen Novosel in 1966, although two had been divorced later on in 1972. When she was 9 years aged, she started to play the piano. When she became an adolescent, she received a musical scholarship to review at Howard University. Therefore, when she was 15 years old, she started to research there and became the youngest college student in the university. Her 1st main was piano but she quickly changed it to tone of voice. In 1972, she documented a cover called “DO YOU WANT TO Like Me Tomorrow”, which landed in the 76th put on the Billboard Warm 100. Therefore, music has produced her name popular in depends upon. After graduation, Roberts Flack relocated to Washington, DC, where she started to work as a instructor at Browne Junior High and Rabaut Junior High. Moreover, she was giving personal piano lessons. Discussing her debut album, “First Take”, in addition, it landed in the very first place in charts and finally, a lot more than 1. She was signed to Atlantic Information, which produced her 1st album called “First Consider”. What’s interesting is usually that the album was documented in mere 10 hours. Roberta Flack was chosen to become an associate conductor of the university choir. Her track called “THE VERY FIRST TIME Ever I Saw THAT PERSON” was contained in the soundtrack for the film known as “Play Misty for me personally”. The song became an enormous success since it was titled as the largest strike of 1972. The pointed out song stayed in the very first place in charts for 6 weeks in a row. The product sales of it also have added up to the full total size of Roberta Flack net well worth. Up until today, Roberta Flack is recognized as the just solo singer to possess accomplished it. It had been in another of the clubs in Washington, DC, where she was observed by Les McCann when she was carrying out. Both of her parents had been musicians.


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Quick Facts

Full NameRoberta Flack
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 10, 1937
Height1.62 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Songwriter, Killing Me Softly, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Feel Like Makin' Love
EducationHoward University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseStephen Novosel
ChildrenBernard Wright
ParentsIrene Flack, Laron LeRoy, Killing Me Softly, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Feel Like Makin' Love
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/roberta_flack
AwardsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, Killing Me Softly, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Feel Like Makin' Love
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Killing Me Softly, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Feel Like Makin' Love
MoviesRoberta Flack: In Concert, The Legend of John Henry, Roberta Flack: At Her Best Live, Roberta Flack: Prime Concerts: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 One of her "star pupils" was a young musician by the name of Richard Smallwood who went on to become one of the most celebrated name's in gospel music.
2 Originally, she wanted to be a concert pianist.
3 Her song, "Killing Me Softly" (1969), was a tribute to "American Pie" singer Don McLean. It was first recorded by folk singer/songwriter Lori Lieberman, who saw Don McLean in concert and wrote a poem based on her experience. The songwriting team of Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox turned Lori's poem into a song. Lori's original was followed in order by versions by Anne Murray, Bobby Goldsboro and Perry Como, all three of which predated Flack's recording. Roberta was on a plane when she happened to listen to Lori Lieberman's original version of the song, and knew she wanted to record it when she landed. Then, it was released as a single and it became a smash hit.
4 Mentioned in the song "My Lovely Man" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
5 In 1973, there were press reports that Flack was going to star in a film biography of blues singer Bessie Smith, with a script by Lonne Elder III, to be directed by Gordon Parks. The film was never made.
6 Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
7 Ranked #45 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
8 She sang the theme song to the popular television series Valerie (1986), later called "The Hogan Family", entitled "Together Through the Years". This song sung by Flack was used for the show's entire six year run (1986-1991)
9 Her song, "Killing Me Softly" (1973), was a tribute to American Pie singer Don McLean.
10 Her song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", was included on the jazz-tinged soundtrack for Clint Eastwood's 1971 film titled Play Misty for Me (1971).
11 After Donny Hathaway committed suicide in 1979, she started touring with Peabo Bryson in 1980, scoring a hit duet: "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" (1983).
12 She sang popular duets with Howard University classmate, Donny Hathaway: 'Where Is The Love?' (1972), 'The Closer I Get To You' (1978), 'You Are My Heaven' (1980) and 'Come Ye Disconsolate.'
13 After a period of student teaching, she was discovered singing and playing jazz in a Washington nightclub by pianist Les McCann, who recommended her talents to Atlantic Records, in the late 1960s.
14 She graduated from Howard University with a BA in Music.
15 She was the daughter of a church organist (her father) and started playng piano early enough to get a music scholarship to Howard University.
16 She was born into a musical family.
17 She is known as a singer of soulful jazz and pop ballads.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Lengthy recordings of songs that tend to run 5 minutes or more
2 Smooth silky soulful voice


Quotes

#Quote
1 Women have to do twice the work of male rock singers such as The Rolling Stones. We have to sing, play instruments and get accustomed to walking out on stage in high heels. Never mind the pressures of your image. If something goes wrong on my stage in any way, from sound to style, nobody can blame a band member. It's Roberta Flack who gets the rap and looks bad! I'm the one on the bill alone, with no gang of boys or crew behind me.


Pictures



Filmography

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Valerie's Family: The Hogans 1986-1991 TV Series singer - 110 episodes
Bustin' Loose 1981 composer: original songs / singer: original songs
The Tiny Tree 1975 TV Short music arranger: theme song / music producer: theme song
Miss Gaby 1972 Short music by

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 performer: "ON MY BLOCK" / writer: "ON MY BLOCK"
Scandal 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015 performer: "Compared To What"
Mad Men 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stalker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
The Americans 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Violet & Daisy 2011 performer: "Go Up Moses", "See You Then" / writer: "Go Up Moses"
EastEnders 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wendy Williams Show 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life as We Know It 2010 performer: "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye"
So You Think You Can Dance 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cuéntame 2008 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ten 2007 performer: "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love", "I Just Came Here to Dance", "You're Lookin' Like Love to Me"
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 performer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" 1969
Everybody Hates Chris 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Martha 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Gospel 2005 performer: "The Closer I Get to You"
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 TV Movie performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
My Baby's Daddy 2004 performer: "On My Block" / writer: "On My Block"
Honey 2003 writer: "My Block"
Six Feet Under 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two Weeks Notice 2002 performer: "Where Is The Love"
Essence Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: "A Woman's Worth"
India.Arie: Up Close and Personal 2002 TV Movie performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Roberta Flack in Concert 2002 Video performer: "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "The Closer I Get To You", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday Is Just As Bad", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Reverend Lee", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
The Ladies Man 2000 performer: "The Closer I Get to You"
Winter Solstice on Ice 1999 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Gift"
Late Show with David Letterman 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hasards ou coïncidences 1998 performer: "For All We Know"
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 Video performer: "As Long As There's Christmas End Title"
Boogie Nights 1997 performer: "Compared to What"
The 1997 World Music Awards 1997 TV Special performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
Killer Condom 1996 performer: "Killing Me Softly"
New York Undercover 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waiting to Exhale 1995 performer: "It Might Be You"
Let It Be Me 1995 performer: "Let It Be Me"
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Today 1994-1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dangerous Touch 1994 performer: "WHEN YOU WANT ME"
David Foster's Christmas Album 1993 TV Special performer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loving 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guiding Light 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wogan 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flight of the Intruder 1991 performer: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 TV Movie performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 1988 TV Movie performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "The Closer I Get To You"
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern 1987 TV Movie performer: "Bill", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 performer: "SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME"
A Capitol Fourth 1987 TV Movie performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet 1987 Video performer: "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
America Votes the #1 Song 1986 TV Movie performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
Valerie's Family: The Hogans 1986 TV Series performer: "Through The Years"
The Best of Times 1986 performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
White Nights 1985 performer: "People On A String" / producer: "People On A String"
Body Rock 1984 performer: "One Thing Leads To Another"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973-1984 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Sudden Impact 1983 performer: "THIS SIDE OF FOREVER"
Another World 1983 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Salute! 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Romantic Comedy 1983 performer: "Maybe"
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Making Love 1982 performer: "MAKING LOVE"
Tomorrow Coast to Coast TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1981
Bustin' Loose 1981 performer: "Just When I Needed You", "You Stopped Loving Me", "Love Always Commands", "Hittin' Me Where It Hurts", "The Children's Song", "Lovin' You Is Such An Easy Thang To Do" / writer: "Just When I Needed You", "Qual E Malindrinho Why Are You So Bad", "Love Always Commands", "Rollin' On", "The Children's Song", "Ballad For D"
Soundstage 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Fur Trap 1978 performer: "Where is the Love?" - uncredited
Direktion City 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Greased Lightning 1977 performer: "Maybe Tomorrow"
The Tiny Tree 1975 TV Short arranger: "To Love And Be Loved", "When Autumn Comes" / performer: "To Love And Be Loved", "When Autumn Comes" / producer: "To Love And Be Loved", "When Autumn Comes"
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Let the Church Say Amen! 1974 Documentary performer: "Mood" / writer: "Mood"
Huckleberry Finn 1974 performer: "Freedom"
Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie performer: "When We Grow Up"
Save the Children 1973 Documentary performer: "On a Clear Day"
Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever 1973 TV Movie performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "River", "Jesse", "Summer Breeze", "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "No Tears In The End"
Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly 1973 TV Special performer: "Lush Life", "Mood Indigo"
Take a Giant Step 1973 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sex Prophet 1973 performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Present the One-to-One Concert 1972 TV Movie performer: "Reverend Lee", "Somewhere"
Evening at Pops 1972 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
$ 1971 performer: "Brooks' 50¢ Tour", "When You're Smiling The Whole World Smiles With You"
Play Misty for Me 1971 performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Boboquivari 1971 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Soul to Soul 1971 Documentary performer: "Trying Times"
Monsanto Presents Mancini 1971/I TV Special performer: "Too Little Time Love Theme from The Glenn Miller Story"
Flip 1971 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rosey Grier Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Mike Douglas Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Third Bill Cosby Special 1970 TV Special documentary performer: "Tryin' Times", "God Bless The Children"

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mild Seven Videography 1989 TV Series Guest Interview
Michael Jackson: Bad 1987 Video short Darryl's mother
The Wiz 1978 The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)
Renaldo and Clara 1978 Guest Artist
The Legend of John Henry 1974 Short Narrator (voice)

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Violet & Daisy 2011 special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wake Up 2006 Documentary short Narrator
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Martha 2006 TV Series Herself
20th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 TV Movie Herself
20/20 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
48 Hours 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America 2003 TV Series Herself
Essence Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
India.Arie: Up Close and Personal 2002 TV Movie Herself
Journeys in Black 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Roberta Flack in Concert 2002 Video Herself
The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' 2002 Documentary Herself
1999 Essence Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1998 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Herself
The 1997 World Music Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
New York Undercover 1996 TV Series Herself
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary Daryl's mother (segment "Bad")
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1995 TV Series Herself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Today 1970-1995 TV Series Herself
Angela 1994 TV Series Herself - Interviewee / Singer
This Morning 1994 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 1991-1993 TV Series Herself
David Foster's Christmas Album 1993 TV Special Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992-1993 TV Series Herself
The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special 1993 TV Special Herself
Loving 1993 TV Series Herself
Guiding Light 1992 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1992 TV Series Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Herself
Arts & Entertainment Revue 1992 TV Series Herself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
Charlie Rose 1991 TV Series Herself
Wogan 1984-1991 TV Series Herself
American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia 1990 TV Movie Herself
Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1983-1989 TV Series Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Herself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Season's Greetings: An Evening with John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra 1988 TV Movie Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 TV Special Herself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Herself
Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 1988 TV Movie Herself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special 1988 TV Movie Herself
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern 1987 TV Movie Herself
Great Performances 1987 TV Series Herself
A Capitol Fourth 1987 TV Movie Herself
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Herself
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Herself
America Votes the #1 Song 1986 TV Movie Herself - Singer
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself
Cover Story 1985 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970-1984 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1983 TV Series Herself
Another World 1983 TV Series Herself
Thicke of the Night 1983 TV Series Herself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Herself
Solid Gold 1981-1982 TV Series Herself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Herself
Music Central 1981 TV Movie Herself
Soundstage 1981 TV Series Herself
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Herself
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Saturday Night 1979 TV Movie Herself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell 1975 TV Series Herself
The NewsCenter 1975 TV Series Herself
Donahue 1975 TV Series Herself
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 TV Special Herself
Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie Herself / Young Girl
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1974 TV Special Herself
American Music Awards 1974 TV Special Herself
Save the Children 1973 Documentary Herself
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary Herself
Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever 1973 TV Movie Herself - Host
Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly 1973 TV Special Herself
Take a Giant Step 1973 TV Series Herself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1972 TV Series Herself
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Present the One-to-One Concert 1972 TV Movie Herself
The New Bill Cosby Show 1972 TV Series Herself
Flip 1971-1972 TV Series Herself
Evening at Pops 1972 TV Series documentary Herself
The David Frost Show 1969-1972 TV Series Herself
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 TV Special Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970-1971 TV Series Herself
Boboquivari 1971 TV Series documentary Herself
Soul to Soul 1971 Documentary Herself
Monsanto Presents Mancini 1971/I TV Special Singer
The Rosey Grier Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
Dial M for Music 1970 TV Series Herself
The Third Bill Cosby Special 1970 TV Special documentary Herself
Soul! 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
Black Journal 1969 TV Series Herself
Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story 2014 TV Movie Herself
Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love 2012 Documentary Herself
Fox News Sunday 2012 TV Series Herself - Power Player of the Week
The Wendy Williams Show 2011 TV Series Herself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Close Up 2009 TV Series Herself
9am with David & Kim 2009 TV Series Herself
Marcus Miller: Master of All Trades 2006 Herself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night Flight 1982 TV Series Herself
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