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Ralph Tresvant Net Worth: An American Singer, Songwriter, Actor, and Producer
Ralph Tresvant Net Worth: Ralph Tresvant is a Roxbury, Massachusetts-born American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer with an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2022. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the popular R&B group New Edition. Ralph joined forces with Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill to form the band “Heads of State” in 2008. He also founded the Rated R Records label and worked as a record producer on several hit singles.
Tresvant decided to make his solo debut in 1990, releasing the album Ralph Tresvant, which sold over 2 million copies worldwide and was certified double platinum. His musical style drew the attention of the entertainment industry, and he later provided vocals on soundtracks for several films. He has also appeared in several films, both with New Edition and on his own. Tresvant became the DJ on The BASS of Boston’s show WZBR 1410 AM in addition to his work as New Edition’s lead vocalist.
Ralph Tresvant Early Life
Ralph Edward Tresvant was born on May 16, 1968, in the Boston neighbourhood of Roxbury, Massachusetts. His parents, Patricia Tresvant and Ralph Hall, raised him. Tresvant was raised with two younger siblings, Andre and LaTonya.
He became close friends with Ricky Bell, Bobby Brown, and Michael Bivins while in high school, and the trio began performing at local talent shows at a young age. During that time, they were discovered by Brooke Payne, a local up-and-coming producer, and composer who later assisted them in pursuing their music career.
Ralph Tresvant Net Worth
Ralph Tresvant Net Worth is expected to be around $8 million in 2022. His main sources of income are New Edition, live concerts, and various radio show projects, from which he has already earned a substantial sum of money. Tresvant’s appearance in the films also helped him amass a large sum of money.
He had several hit singles as a solo artist, and his appealing music style became the defining element for the New Edition ensemble. Ralph Tresvant’s annual salary is around $1 million.
Ralph Tresvant Career
Ricky, Bobby, and Michael were given the opportunity to audition for Brooke Payne, who gave them the moniker New Edition, indicating that they were the Jackson 5’s new edition. They quickly drew Maurice Starr’s attention, and he signed them to his own record label, Streetwise Records. With the help of this group, Maurice hoped to create a “newer edition” of the pop act The Jackson 5. Ronnie DeVoe (Payne’s nephew) later decided to join the group as a fifth member.
New Edition finally released their debut album, Candy Girl, in 1983. The project was a success, with hit singles such as Popcorn Love, Is This the End, Jealous Girl, and the title track. After a money dispute, New Edition left Starr’s management and record label and immediately signed a major record deal with MCA Records. Under the terms of the agreement, the group released their second self-titled album by Ralph Tresvant, which earned them even more popularity, going double platinum and selling over 2 million copies worldwide.
Sensitivity, the album’s lead single, spent more than 20 weeks on the R&B charts in the United States, including two weeks at the top. The song can also be found in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The album also includes the Top Five hit songs. Tresvant was approached to provide vocals for film soundtracks such as Mo’ Money and The Preacher’s Wife. He then made a cameo appearance and recorded two singles for the soundtrack of House Party 2, a popular urban comedy film.
After releasing his self-titled debut album in 1990, Ralph Tresvant went solo and released two more albums. His second album, It’s Goin’ Down, was released in 1994, and his third album, Rizz-Wa-Faire, was released in 2006. Tresvant has also appeared in films as a solo actor, including Jake in Barbershop Blues (2004), Sonny in Triple Cross (2006), Behind RizzWaFaire (2008), Sam in Cooke in Get on Up (2014), and Girls Trip (2015).
Tresvant began his collaborative tour with Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill in September 2008, and they began performing as the new group Heads of State. In addition to being a singer and actor, he also works as a radio show DJ on Boston’s WZBR 1410 AM The BASS, where his show “Inside the Ride with Ralph Tresvant” debuted in late 2016.
Ralph Tresvant Personal Life
In 1993, Relph Tresvant married his childhood sweetheart Shelly. The couple shared two daughters, Mariah and Na’Quelle. Shelly was a drug addict, according to some reports, while Tresvant was a playboy. Their marriage did not last long, and they divorced in 1996. Before the couple split up, they had a son named Ralph Tresvant Jr.
Tresvant married his longtime fan Amber Serrano, a virtual artist, and visual artist, on September 18, 2004. Amber is also the owner of the Divine Inner Vision agency and has appeared in the popular comedy film House Party as well as the music group’s documentary The New Edition Story.
Dakari, their first child, was born to the couple. Dakari is the only son of Tresvant and Serrano, and the family lives in the beautiful city of Woodland Hills, California, in the United States.