James Poyser Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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James Poyser was born on the 30th January 1967, in Sheffield, England, and is a musician, songwriter and producer, probably best known as a member of the hip hop group The Roots. Also. among others, he has written and produced songs for Mariah Carey, Anthony Hamilton and Keyshia Cole. James has been active in the entertainment industry since 1993.

How much is the net worth of James Poyser? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the size of his wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the major source of Poyser’s fortune.

James Poyser Net Worth $10 Million

There is no information available about his childhood or about his education. Concerning his professional career, James Poyser is known for writing and producing a number of songs for Erykah Badu. Among them are the popular songs “On & On” (1997) which won the Grammy Award for the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip – Hop)” (2002) which won the Grammy Award as the Best R&B song. Another song written and produced by Poyser is “Mine Again” (2005) sung by Mariah Carey, which was nominated for the Grammy Award, too. What is more, James produced the studio album of John Legend “Wake Up” (2010) which won Grammy Award as the Best R&B album, as well as sold 63,000 units the first week alone, and took third position on the Billboard Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums. Furthermore, Poyser has collaborated with such well known singers as Eric Clapton, Adele, Norah Jones and others, to his professional and financial benefit.

It should also be noted that James Poyser has added sums to his net worth composing music for films and television. He has been working on the soundtracks of many films including the coming of age hood film “Baby Boy” (2001) by John Singleton, the comedy drama “The Fighting Temptations” (2003) directed by Jonathan Lynn, the musical drama “Fame” (2009) by Kevin Tancharoen and the comedy film “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” (2009) by Neal Brennan. Poyser also composed the music for television film “Totally Awesome” (2006), and moreover, he was the theme music composer for the two series “Chappelle’s Show” (2003 – 2006) and “Hawthorne” (2010 – 2011).

To add more, he joined the hip hop band The Roots in 2009, and has also performed live in shows including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (2009 – 2014) and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (2014 – present). The Roots’ work has consistently been critically acclaimed.

To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of James Poyser net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Poyser, he is probably single, as there aren’t even any rumours of relationships. James does not reveal much about his private life, but it is known that he now resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 1967
Birth place: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Profession:Musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, pianist, producer, member of the hip hop band "The Roots"
Nationality:English-American
Awards:Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (2002), Black Reel Awards - Best Song (2003)
Music groups:The Roots, The RH Factor, The Soultronics
Nominations:Grammy Awards - Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (2003)
Movies:“Baby Boy” (2001), “The Fighting Temptations” (2003), “Fame” (2009), “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” (2009), “Totally Awesome” (2006)
TV shows:“Chappelle’s Show” (2003 – 2006), “Hawthorne” (2010 – 2011), “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Albums:“Wake Up” (2010), “The Rebel Yell - Love & War” (2009), “Mama's Gun”, “Worldwide Underground”, “The Tipping Point” (2004)
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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongBrown Sugar (2002)· Erykah Badu (Writer, Performer)
· Common (Writer, Performer)
· Raphael Saadiq (Writer)
· Madukwu Chinwah (Writer)
· Glenn Standridge (Writer)
· Robert C. Ozuna (Writer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaBrown Sugar (2002)· Erykah Badu
· Madukwu Chinwah
· Common
· Robert C. Ozuna
· Raphael Saadiq
· Glenn Standridge


Filmography

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV Series musician - 42 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV Series musician - 17 episodes
Hawthorne2009TV Series composer - 7 episodes
Chappelle's Show2006TV Series original sketch music - 2 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Central Park Five2012Documentary writer: "Time Travelin' A Tribute to Fela"
No Strings Attached2011/Iwriter: "TAKE YOUR TIME"
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special writer: "Medley: Out My Mind, Just In Time; Window Seat"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rabbit Hole2010writer: "Lay It Down"
Sex and the City 22010writer: "Window Seat"
Fame2009producer: "Can't Hide from Love", "Get on the Floor" / writer: "Can't Hide from Love", "Get on the Floor"
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009performer: "Hades" / writer: "Hades", "Doin' It", "Harding Imports"
He's Just Not That Into You2009writer: "Stay with Me By the Sea"
The Fighting Temptations2003"Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens"
Brown Sugar2002producer: "Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop" / writer: "Act Too Love of My Life" - as James Jason Poyser / writer: "Love of My Life An Ode to Hip Hop"
The Wash2001writer: "Bring 2" - as J. Poyser
Baby Boy2001producer: "Eat Sleep Think" / writer: "Eat Sleep Think"
Ride1998producer: "Why" - as James Poiser

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jim Gaffigan Show2015TV SeriesThe Roots

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - The Roots: Keyboardist / Ladysmith Snack Mambazo
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself (as James Poyster)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - The Roots: Keyboardist / Ladysmith Snack Mambazo
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself

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