How much is James Fortune worth? $2 Million
How did James Fortune earn his money and wealth?
James Fortune was born on November 29, 1978, in a small town called Sugar Land in Texas. He is an American Songwriter, record producer, singer, the radio host known for his genre: contemporary gospel. He graduated from the Kempner High School in Sugar Land and later attended the Cal State Northridge. He served as a choir director at Higher Dimension Church in SW Houston, TX. in September 2004, his first album called “You Survived” was released and this was a huge success amongst the crowd and he soon became a very big name in the world of gospel music.
The first song of the album “You survived” turned out to be a hit on the charts and occupied the second position and also kept up its position in being amongst the seven best songs in the following three years. He received numerous awards and honors for his debut album in 2006 like ASCAP Writers Award.
He released his second album named “The Transformation” in 2008 and this also ranked third on Billboard gospel chart. His choir FIYA was nominated four times in a row for every consecutive year for the Texas Gospel Youth and Young Adult Choir of the year award along with the best choirs in the world. FIYA has been able to make great artists like John P. Kee, Kim Burrell, Stevie Wonder, Mary Mary, Donald Lawrence, Albertina Walker, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett & G.A and one of its greatest noteworthy achievements has been the tour “One Church tour” where other great gospel artists like Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, RiZen, Smokie Norful, and Vickie Yohe also took part.
In 2010, his new albums “Encore” and “I Believe Live” were released, but by far his the most noted album is the “Identity” which he released in 2012. Fortune has been nominated for two Grammy Awards in the year, which in itself is a great achievement worth mentioning. The categories for which he was nominated are “The Best Gospel Song of the year” and “The Best Album of the Year”.James Fortune soon ruled as Number 1 on “Best of 2012 Gospel Songs/Artists List” by the billboards. He then released the album “Grace Gift” in 2013 was and the following year in 2014 his first live recording named “Live Through It” was released, this was recorded in presence of live audiences of 5000 people.
Since 2013, he also works for radio and can be heard on 1190 AM WLIB, every Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm. He has four children and is married to Cheryl Fortune since 2001.
What are the most popular music albums of James Fortune?
- You Survived (2004)
- The Transformation (2007)
- Encore (2010), I Believe: Live (2010)
- Identity (2012), Grace Gift (2012)
- Live Through It (2014)
- Dear Future Me (2017)
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