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OccupationSinger, Music Composer,song-writer
EducationGeorgia State University in Atlanta Houston Country High School
Place of birthHahira, Georgia, United States

Lizz Wright is best known as vocalist and composer who synthesizes R &B jazz, folks, blues and gospel. She gained high recognition from her critically acclaimed debut record "Salt".

Lizz Wright Early Life

Lizz Wright was born on January 22, 1980, in Hahira, Georgia, United States. Her father was the preacher and musician director at the local church. Choosing the footstep of her father, she learned gospel music and piano in church.

Instagram: Lizz Wright with her sister during her early age in her hometown

Lizz was interested in jazz and blues since her childhood days. Likewise, While in Houston Country High School, she won National Choral Award in the Choral singing competition. Later, developing a great interest in singing, she enrolled at Georgia State University in Atlanta.She belongs to white ethnicity and American nationality. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Later, developing a great interest in singing, she enrolled at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She belongs to white ethnicity and American nationality. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Lizz Wright Career

Firstly, Lizz Wright started her early career from Atlanta-based vocal quartet "In the Spirit" in 2000. Soon, after serving as the solo artist for two years, she debuted professional career from Verve Records where her musical art and singing style led her towards success in 2002.

Above all, in 2003, Lizz released her first album "Salt" which got number 2 rank on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Chart in 2004.

Again in June 2005, she released "Dreaming Wide Awake" which reached number 1 on the list of "Top Contemporary Jazz" chart in 2006.

After her initial and second release, she gained high popularity. Again in 2008, she released her third album "The Orchard". As a result, it received positive reviews. Similarly, her fourth album "Fellowship" was released in 2010.

Accordingly, in 2015, she released her album" Freedom and Surrender" which attracted the media attention. She released the album after few years gap during the time she failed marriage.

Lizz Wright album Freedom and Surrender
Source: Black Grooves

Some of the popular songs of Lizz Wright are Speak Your Heart, My Heart, Open Your Eyes, You can fly, Dreaming Wide Awake, I Idolise You and When I Close My Eyes. These songs are hit songs played and viewed by many followers of Lizz Wright.

Lizz Wright Personal Life

The soulful singer and songwriter, Lizz Wright is single now. According to the source,  she is a married woman. After releasing her fourth album, she got married and took a break from her musical career with the expectation to have a happy family.

But, her expectation and marriage didn't work out. She faced tough times during her marriage which makes her more strong woman and led her to come back with a bang in 2015.

She was very close to American pianist, keyboard player, and composer, Joseph Leslie aka Joe Sample. According to some source, Joe was her boyfriend but Wright has never made any official announcement about their affairs. On September 12, 2014, Joe Sample passed away.

On October 2015, she had a car accident and had an encounter with death. Fortunately, she survived from such terrible accident. In an interview, she said that she really feel grateful to be the survivor. Lizz has developed a positive attitude towards life since then.

She is a nature lover and loves to express her feeling on her songs. She is religious and follows Christian religion.

Lizz Wright Net Worth

Lizz Wright has built a successful career as a gospel and Jazz singer. Despite ups and downs in her personal life, she is continuously raising her high-class standard. She has released several albums which include hit tracks.

There are a million subscribers of her hit songs on youtube. There is no exact information about her wealth and personal property. But, it is obvious that she earns excessively from her profession. Her estimated net worth more than a million as of 2017 estimation.


Updated On Sun Jun 18 2017 Published On Sun Jun 18 2017 By rajan

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