Lalah Hathaway Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Songs, Albums, Tour, Net Worth, and Career

Lalah Hathaway Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Songs, Albums, Tour, Net Worth, and Career

Lalah Hathaway is an American singer-songwriter. She rose to fame after releasing her first album, “Lalah Hathaway,” under Virgin Records in 1990. Hathaway dropped her first project when she was still in college.

The singer found success when her second album, “A Moment,” came out in 1994. The project quickly went viral after its release, peaking at #34 on the Top R&B Albums chart. From there, she started getting offers from other high-profile artists to collaborate on their songs.

Lalah Hathaway Biography

Birth DayDecember 16, 1968
Birth PlaceChicago, IL
Lalah Hathaway age54 years old
Birth SignSagittarius
Net Worth$10 million

Early Life

Lalah Hathaway was born on (December 16, 1968), in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Donny and Eulaulah Vann. Her father, Donny Hathaway, is a legendary soul singer who passed away in 1979. Her dad began singing at three, so music was always in Hathaway’s blood.

Growing up, she showed her love for music and started it at a very early age. Little information is available about her childhood because the singer is entirely private. However, we know she attended Berklee College of Music to pursue her music career.


Lalah Hathaway began recording her debut self-titled debut album as a Berklee College of Music student. This album came out in 1990 and became a massive success with hit singles like “Baby Don’t Cry” and “Heaven Knows,” which peaked at #3 on the R&B charts.

Hathaway dropped her second project, “A Moment,” in 1994. It became even more successful than her first album, peaking at #34 and #23 on the Top R&B Albums and Heatseekers charts, respectively. Later, she collaborated with many artists and then took a hiatus from music for many years.

Lalah returned to music in 2004 with her fourth studio album, “Outrun the Sky,” which debuted at #1 on the Adult R&B chart. One of the singles from the album “Forever, for Always, for Love” went viral, becoming her first track to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2008, Hathaway teamed up with American label Stax Records to release her fifth album, “Self Portrait.” Again, it was a great success for the singer, becoming her most successful album. This album gained fame after reaching the top 10 on the Top R&B Albums chart and then hitting number 63 on the Billboard 200. 

Lalah continued to release one album after another, including “Where It All Begins” (2011), Lalah Hathaway Live (2015), and “Honestly” (2017). Along with this, she wrote and produced numerous hit singles for other artists. Lalah Hathaway has a net worth of $10 Million.


Aside from releasing her music, Hathaway often collaborates with other artists. In the summer of 2019, she was featured in a version of Sly Stone’s “Family Affair.” This cover single became a success by reaching #37 on the Top 40 of the Gallup/Top of The Pops/U.K. Songs Chart.

Two years later, Hathaway provided her vocals on Grover Washington Jr.’s “Love Like This” for his 1992 “Next Album”. The singer caught the attention of honorable artists like Mary J. Blige and The Winans. She collaborated with those artists on a couple of projects.

In 1998, a jazz legend, Joe Sample, released the album “The Song Lives On,” for which she teamed up with Joe in collaboration with GRP Records. Lalah earned the BET On Jazz Award for the best mainstream album as the single “The Song Lives On” debuted at #2 on the Jazz charts.

In the early 2000s, the American rapper Donald Lawrence approached Hathaway to appear on his first solo album, I Speak Life’s single “Don’t Forget to Remember.” In 2005, she shared the stage with acts Sandra St. Victor, Simone, Nona Hendryx, and Joyce Kennedy on their international “Daughters of Soul tour.”

Career Highlights

  • Lalah Hathaway (Debut album, 1990)
  • Heaven Knows (Song, 1990)
  • The Song Lives On (Song with Joe Sample) (1999)
  • Self Portrait (Album, 2008)
  • Where It All Begins (Album, 2011)

Lalah Hathaway Net Worth

Lalah Hathaway is a talented American singer-songwriter with a net worth of $10 million. She first gained widespread recognition with the release of her debut album, “Lalah Hathaway,” under the Virgin Records label in 1990.

Despite being a college student at the time, Hathaway’s project was a resounding success. Today, she earns income from music sales, live performances, and various investments. If you’re an R&B, jazz, or soul music fan, you won’t want to miss out on Lalah Hathaway’s incredible talent!

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