Gregory Porter: Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, Career, Family, Height, Weight, Early Life, Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Relationships, Controversies. Gregory Porter is an American singer, songwriter and actor as well. He was born on November 4, 1971. He had won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album first in 2014 for Liquid Spirit and then again in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley. His other albums were also nominated for many categories like Jazz Vocal and Traditional Pop Vocal. His notable albums were Water, Real Good Hands, Liquid Spirit, All Rise and many more.
Gregory Porter Early life
Gregory Porter was born in Sacramento, California and was raised in Bakersfield, California. He was raised by his mother named Ruth who was a minister there. Porter was one of the eight children of his parents. Porter had a large influence on his mother on his life. She encouraged Porter to sing in church at an early age. According to Gregory, his father Rufus was largely absent from his life. His father was present in the house but he didn’t have any emotional support from him.
Porter’s mother died of cancer when he was 21 years old and her last words for him were “sing, baby, sing”.
Gregory Porter Education
In 1989 Porter completed his schooling at Highland High School where he received a full athletic scholarship as a football lineman. He went to San Diego State University to make his career in football but unfortunately, he met with a shoulder injury during his junior year that marked the end of his football career.
Gregory Porter Personal Life
Gregory Porter got married to Victoria and they have two sons, Demyan and Lev. They live together in Bakersfield, California.
Portor always wears a strange hat covering his ears and chin for his public appearances. Later in an interview, he confirmed that he had surgery on his skin so he used this to hide it. But people started liking it and it became his signature style.
Gregory Porter Career
Gregory Porter moved to Brooklyn in 2004 with his brother Lloyd and worked as a chief at his restaurant. He also performed at Lloyd’s restaurant. Besides there he performed at other neighbourhood venues including Sista’s Place and Solomon’s porch.
Porter released two albums on the Motéma label together with Membran Entertainment Group. Later on, he got signed with Blue Note Records under Universal Music Group on May 17, 2013. His third album, Liquid Spirit became a massive hit and enjoyed a lot of commercial success. It won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. It reached the top 10 on the UK album chart which is very rare for the jazz genre. 100,000 units were sold of it the United Kingdom only.
Till now he has released 6 studio albums and all of them became massive hits. He has performed a lot of shows and earned a lot of fame. Recently he had released a compilation album of its greatest hits titled ‘Still Rising-The Collection’ on the Blue Note label. This album itself became a hit.
Gregory Porter Net Worth
Porter has given lots of hits in his life. He has a successful career. His net worth is around one million USD dollars to five million USD dollars.
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Gregory Porter Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth
|Real Name||Gregory Porter|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter and actor|
|Height (approx.)||in centimetres– 178 cm
in meters– 1.78 m
in feet inches– 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 181 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||Not known|
|Date of Birth||4 November 1971|
|Age (as in 2021)||40 Years|
|Birth Place||Sacramento, California, US|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Not Known|
|School||Highland High school Yorktown|
|College/University||San Diego State University, San Diego|
|Hobbies/Interests||Travelling, Listening to Music, writing|
|Parents||Father: Rufus Porter
Mother: Ruth Porter
|Siblings||Brother: Not known
Sister: Not know
|Children||Demyan and Lev|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some lesser-known facts about Gregory Porter
- He is an American singer and songwriter.
- He started his career as a footballer but due to injury, his career shifted to singing.
- He had some issues with his father.
- He is signature cap was initially used by him for hiding his surgery scars.
- He has won Grammy awards twice.
- He earlier used to work at his brother’s restaurant.
- He has seven siblings.
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