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Ginuwine Biography, Wiki 2017

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin was born on 15th October 1970, in Washington, D.C. USA. He is a singer- songwriter well known under his stage name Ginuwine. More, he is a talented dancer and actor, and all the above-revealed talents have added to the overall amount of Ginuwine’s net worth. He made his debut in the entertainment industry in 1994 and is active up to date.

How rich is Ginuwine? Authoritative sources report that the total size of Ginuwine’s net worth is as much as $5 million, as of mid-2016, with the main source of his wealth being music.

Ginuwine Net Worth $5 Million

Giving some background information about the performer, he was raised in Washington D.C., and was educated at Forestville High School, then graduating with a degree in paralegal studies from Prince George’s Community College. In the middle of the 1990s, Ginuwine signed a contract with Epic Records, and pursued a career as an R&B singer. Up to date, he has released 29 singles, seven studio albums, 27 music videos, a compilation album and video album. All those releases among which are multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling singles and albums, have added sums to Ginuwine’s net worth. Concerning the studio albums, the debut one entitled “Ginuwine…the Bachelor” (1996) peaked at 26th position on Billboard 200 in USA and received two platinum certifications from sales in USA, and gold in Canada. Of course this success boosted his net worth considerably.

The second studio album “100% Ginuwine” (1999) featuring the hit singles “Same Ol’ G” (1998), “So Anxious” (1999) and “What’s So Different” (1999), was the best album released by Ginuwine so far, as the album managed to reach fifth position on the Billboard 200 and second position on the Billboard R&B charts. More, the album was certified platinum twice in USA, and so his net worth again rose.

The third album “The Life” (2001) includes the song “Two Reasons I Cry”, which is dedicated to the performers parents who passed away in 2000. His mother died of cancer and his father killed himself. This album respectively peaked at third and second positions on the aforementioned charts, and was certified platinum. The fourth album “The Senior” (2003) topped the Billboard R&B charts and received gold certification. Although the following albums “Back II da Basics” (2005), “A Man’s Thoughts” (2009) and “Elgin” (2011) didn’t get certifications for the sales, they reached third, first and seventh positions respectively on the Billboard R&B charts in USA.

Moreover, Ginuwine is a founding member of the R&B band TGT: the letters stands for the performers Tyrese Gibson, Ginuwine and Tank. The band’s debut album named “Three Kings” (2013) received a nomination for a Grammy Award, and topped the R&B chart in USA. Of course, the involvement into the band helps to increase Ginuwine‘s net worth as well as his popularity.

Additionally, as an actor Ginuwine has added to his net worth. He has appeared in the feature films ‘‘Juwanna Mann“ (2002) directed by Jesse Vaughan,‘‘You Got Served“ (2004) directed by Chris Stokes, and the television series‘‘Moesha“ (2000) created by Ralph Farquhar, Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears.

In his personal life, Ginuwine was married to a rapper Solé (Tonya M. Johnston) from 2003 to 2014, and together they have two daugthers. However, Ginuwine has openly acknowledged to having fathered eight children, up to date.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Mike XXL2015performer: "Pony", "Pony Lil Silva Remix" / writer: "Pony", "Pony Lil Silva Remix" - as Elgin Lumpkin
Glee2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Let's Be Cops2014performer: "Pony" / writer: "Pony" - as Elgin Lumpkin
Sex Tape2014performer: "Pony" / writer: "Pony" - as Elgin Lumpkin
Parks and RecreationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Magic Mike2012performer: "Pony" / writer: "Pony" - as Elgin Lumpkin
American Dad!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Pony" / writer: "Pony" - as Elgin Lumpkin
Dark Rising: Bring Your Battle Axe2007Video performer: "Pressure"
Wild Hogs2007writer: "Pony" - as Elgin Lumpkin
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003performer: "How Far Will You Go" / writer: "How Far Will You Go" - as Elgin Lumpkin
Honey2003performer: "Hot"
Deliver Us from Eva2003performer: "Excuses" / writer: "Excuses"
Barbershop2002performer: "Stingy"
Juwanna Mann2002performer: "Star Spangled Banner"
Down to Earth2001performer: "Can You Tell It's Me"
The Best Man1999performer: "The Best Man I Can Be"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Men in Black1997performer: "I'm Feeling' You" / writer: "I'm Feeling' You" - as Elgin "Ginuwine" Lumpkin
Daria1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Booty Call1997performer: "Pony" / producer: "Pony" / writer: "Pony" - as Elgin Lumpkin

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paid in Full2016Brad
Chocolate City2015Pharaoh
Parks and Recreation2014-2015TV SeriesGinuwine
Town Bizzness Pt 22014Video
The Bachelor Party2011VideoTrey
The Ideal Husband2011TV MovieReggie
Ginuwine: The New Beginning2009Short
Baby Dil Deewana2008Short
Da Jammies2006Video shortG (voice)
Half & Half2004TV SeriesR.J. Jackson
Platinum2003TV SeriesHoody Rob
Juwanna Mann2002Romeo
Moesha2000TV SeriesKhalib
Martial Law1998TV SeriesZeke Davis
B-Style2017pre-productionGerald 'Gemini' McKay
Chocolate City: Vegas2016post-productionPharaoh

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The G Xperience2015TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Muscial Guest
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Life After2011TV SeriesHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The BET Honors 20112011TV MovieHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hot 50 of 2010 Countdown2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
2007 Much Music Video Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Diamond Life2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 American Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train1996-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History2005TV Special documentaryHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHimself
40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever2004TV Special documentaryHimself (Song "Pony") / Archive Footage
Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 12004VideoHimself (segment "You Owe Me")
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 31st Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Honey2003Himself
Doggy Fizzle Televizzle2003TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2003TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest / Himself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
MTV Select2003TV SeriesHimself
Oh Drama!2002TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 12001Video documentary shortHimself (segment "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee")
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Top of the Pops1998TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now That's What I Call Music!: The Best Videos of 2003!2003VideoHimself (segment "In Those Jeans")

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Album· Tyrese Gibson
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#Fact
1touring with a stage play by Don B. Welch productions in association with Will Smith. The play is called The Bachelorette party [April 2007]
2Soon to be back in the studio recording his 6th album with Timbaland [April 2007]
3Promoting his 5th album "Back 2 Da Basics" [March 2006]
4In the very beginning of his career Ginuwine used to go by the name of Tornado.
5Has a brother, James III, and a sister, Latisha.
6Lost both parents (Sandra: cancer, James II: suicide) within a year.
7Graduated from Prince George Community College, where he received a paralegal degree.
8Children: Elgin Jr., Ginel, Kayah, Story and Dream.
9He and his rapper girlfriend, Sole, welcomed a baby girl, Story, their first together. Each has a youngster from a previous relationship. [April 2001]
10He was inspired by Michael Jackson to become an R&B star. He began his music career in the late 1980s with an amateur hip-hop group called Finesse Five and then sung for a local band called Physical Wonder. He was discovered by a member of Jodeci, and in 1996 he made his debut as Ginuwine, a name chosen because he considers himself down-to-earth. His first album for 550 Music, Ginuwine...the Bachelor, was produced by Timbaland. Ginuwine...the Bachelor reached double platinum status thanks to the No. 1 R & B single "Pony." In 1999 he followed up with the melodramatic 100% Ginuwine, also produced by Timbaland, which includes a cover of the Michael Jackson ballad "She's Out of My Life."


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