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Cynthia Ann Birdsong was born on the 15th December 1939, in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey USA, and is a R&B singer, songwriter and composer, best known to the world for being a part of two major R&B groups, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, and Diana Ross & the Supremes, and after Ross’ departure, The Supremes. Her career started in 1960.
Have you ever wondered how rich Cindy Birdsong is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Birdsong’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through her successful career as a singer.
Cindy Birdsong Net Worth $10 Million
Cindy is a daughter of Lloyd Birdsong, Sr. and Annie Birdsong. Although born in New Jersey, she spent part of her childhood in Philadelphia, however, she and her family returned to the New Jersey, this time finding home in Camden. She went to college in Pennsylvania and studied to become a nurse, before she returned to Philadelphia, when she was contacted by her old friend Patsy Holt, better known as Patti LaBelle, as a replacement for Sundray Tucker in Patsy’s vocal group, called The Ordettes. In the next few years, the group built their name in Philadelphia, and managed by Bernard Montague they signed a deal with Newtown Records, owned by Harold Robinson. However, Robinson wasn’t quite impressed by group’s performance at first, but after they changed their name to the Blue Belles, and Holt changing her name to Patty LaBelle, he immediately signed them to his label. Their first hit was “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman”, released in 1962, and until the late ’60s, Cindy and the rest of the Blue Belles built their name with hits such as “Down the Aisle (The Wedding Song)” (1963), “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (1964), “Over the Rainbow” (1966), “Always Something There to Remind Me” (1967), and “Oh My Love” (1967), among many others that only increased Cindy’s net worth and her popularity as well.
In 1967 Cindy left Patty and the Bluebelles to join Diana Ross and the Supremes, after serving for a couple of months as their stand-in vocalist, replacing Florence Ballard, due to her trouble with alcoholism. Until 1970, Ross was the leader of the group, however she left and was replaced by Jean Terrell, and Cindy and Mary Wilson featured often as lead vocalists. She stayed with the Supremes until 1976, and worked on such albums as “The Reflections” (1968), “Love Child” (1968), “Let the Sunshine In” (1969), “Right On” (1970), “Touch” (1971), “Floy Joy” (1972), and “High Energy” (1976), adding steadily to her net worth.
After leaving the Supremes, Cindy left music as well, an worked as a nurse at UCLA Medical Center in California, and then held a job at Motown records, before returning to the music industry with the single “Dancing Room”, released in 1987. Her last performance was in 2004 when she, Mary Wilson and Kelly Rowland performed Supreme hits for the Motown 45th anniversary television special. She is now retired from music, and works as a minister in the Los Angeles area.
Regarding her personal life, Cindy has a son, David with her ex-husband Charles Hewlett; the couple was married from 1970 until 1975.
In the late ’60 Cindy suffered a traumatic experience; she was kidnaped at knifepoint by Charles Collier who was a maintenance man at Birdsong’s apartment. Cindy escaped from the trunk of his car while speeding on the highway.