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Kimbra was born as Kimbra Lee Johnson on the 27th March 1990, in Hamilton, New Zealand, and is a Grammy Award-winning singer, best known for her collaboration with Gotye on the multi-platinum single “Somebody That I Used to Know” in 2012. Kimbra’s career started in 2000.
Have you ever wondered how rich Kimbra is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kimbra’s net worth is as high as $3 million, earned largely through her successful career as a singer. In addition to collaborating with Gotye, Kimbra has also recorded two solo studio albums, the sales of which also improved her wealth.
Kimbra Net Worth $3 Million
Kimbra is a daughter of an orthopedic nurse mother, and Ken Johnson, who worked as a head doctor at the University of Waikato’s student health center. Kimbra already started writing songs when she was ten, while two years later, her father bought her a guitar. She went to Hillcrest High School and participated in the Rockquest musical competition, winning the second place back in 2004.
Kimbra began singing in public, and even sang the New Zealand national anthem in 2002 in front of 27,000 people at the NPC rugby union final. 2007r was the breakthrough point for her, as she won the Juice TV award for the Best Breakthrough music video, for her song “Simply on My Lips”. Soon after, Mark Richardson – who worked with such names as Paula Abdul and Jamiroquai – noticed Kimbra and offer her a contract with his new record company Forum 5, after which she moved to live in Melbourne, Australia.
Kimbra worked on her debut studio album from 2008 to 2011, and finally, in late August 2011, “Vows” came out and reached No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart, and also topped the New Zealand NZ Artists Albums Chart. The singles “Settle Down”, Cameo Lover”, “Two Way Street”, and “Good Intent” were quite popular also, and the commercial success of the album helped Kimbra to increase her net worth significantly. It achieved the platinum status in both Australia and New Zealand.
Between the two albums, Kimbra traveled a lot, and performed in Australia, Europe, and the US, before recordng a track with Belgian-born Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Gotye in 2012. The song became a worldwide hit and won two Grammy Awards in 2013, for the Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Thanks to the song’s popularity and success, everyone knew who Kimbra is and that also bring her a lot of money to her bank account.
Following that achievement, Kimbra moved to Los Angeles, California and started working on her second album. In August 2014, her second studio album “The Golden Echo” saw the light of day, and peaked at No. 43 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Kimbra worked with such artists as John Legend, John Robinson, Matt Bellamy, and Thundercat, among others, who helped her to record the singles “90s Music”, “Goldmine”, and “Miracle”. She then went on tour in the US and also featured on Bilal’s song “Holding It Back” from his “In Another Life” album. Most recently, Kimbra is working in the studio with record producer Skrillex and singer/songwriter Noonie Bao.
Regarding her personal life, Kimbra’s most intimate details such as marital status and the number of children are unknown, as she successfully manages to keep them out of the public eye.
|Birth date:||March 27, 1990|
|Birth place:||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Musician|
|Education:||Hillcrest High School|
|Parents:||Chris Johnson, Ken Johnson|
|Awards:||Grammy Award for Record of the Year|
|Albums:||The Golden Echo, Vows, Vows (Deluxe Edition), Vows Remixes, EP Settle Down, EP Vows (Deluxe Version), Vows [Original Version]|
More about Kimbra:
|Late Show with David Letterman||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014|
|Boyhood||2014/I||performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|Danville 2nd Ward Young Men||2013||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters||2013||performer: "Cameo Lover" / writer: "Cameo Lover" - as Kimbra Johnson|
|The Heat||2013/I||performer: "Come Into My Head" / writer: "Come Into My Head"|
|Identity Thief||2013||performer: "Good Intent" / writer: "Good Intent" - as Kimbra Johnson|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012|
|So You Think You Can Dance||2012||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Grimm||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012|
|Saturday Night Live||2012||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Grey's Anatomy||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2014||TV Series||Herself - Musical Guest|
|Throwing Shade||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Rock in Rio||2013||TV Series||Herself - Performer|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||2012-2013||TV Series||Herself - Musical guest|
|The 55th Annual Grammy Awards||2013||TV Special||Herself - Nominee (credit only)|
|Project Runway Australia||2012||TV Series||Herself - Audience|
|SXSW Flashback 2012||2012||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2012||TV Series||Herself - Musical Guest|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|Saturday Night Live||2012||TV Series||Herself - Musical Guest|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2012||TV Series||Herself - 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Video|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|2013||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Pop Duo/Group Performance||· Wally De Backer|
|2013||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Record of the Year||· Wally De Backer, François Tétaz, William Bowden|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|2012||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Video of the Year||· Wally De Backer|
|2012||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Best Editing||· Natasha Pincus, Wally De Backer|
|2012||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Most Share-Worthy Video||· Wally De Backer|
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