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Louis Andrew Grammatico was born on 2 May 1950, in Rochester, New York USA, to singer Nikki Masetta, and band leader and trumpeter Bennie Grammatico. He is a singer/songwriter in the rock genre. and is best known as the lead singer for the hard rock British-American band Foreigner.

A famous singer, how wealthy is Lou Gramm? According to sources, Gramm has amassed a net worth of over $25 million, as of mid-2016. The main source of his wealth has been his music career.

Lou Gramm Net Worth $25 Million

Gramm grew up in Rochester, where he attended Gates-Chili High School. Upon matriculating in 1968, he enrolled in Rochester’s Monroe Community College.

His musical career began in his teenage years, playing in local bands, such as St. James Infirmary, PHFFT and Poor Heart. He later became the front man for the band called Black Sheep; signing with the Chrysalis label, the band released their first single “Stick Around” in 1973. The following year they signed with Capitol Records, releasing two new albums, “Black Sheep” and “Encouraging Words”, before their disbandment in 1975. Not long after, Gramm met guitarist Mick Jones who made him the lead singer of a new band he was forming, called Foreigner. The band went on to release a number of hits which virtually dominated the charts, such as “Hot Blooded”, “Feels Like the First Time”, “Cold as Ice”, “Blue Morning, Blue Day”, “Dirty White Boy”, “Urgent”, “Break It Up” and “Say You Will”, with Gramm performing vocals in all of them. He also co-wrote most of the band’s songs, including the hit ballads “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”. He became one of the most successful rock vocalists of the late ’70s and ’80s, which contributed considerably to his net worth.

However, as Gramm and Jones had different visions regarding the band’s future music style, their conflicts grew, which led Gramm to release a solo album called “Ready or Not” in 1987, gaining critical acclaim – the album’s single “Midnight Blue” became a top five hit. Shortly after he rejoined Foreigner, and thet released their album “Inside Information”. He also maintained his solo success, and in 1989 released his second solo album, “Long Hard Rock”, containing the hit singles “Just Between You and Me” and “True Blue Love”, intensifying his wealth.

He left Foreigner, and later formed the band Shadow King, which released a self titled album in 1991. Gramm returned to Foreigner the following year, for the release of the 1995 album “Mr. Moonlight”. In 1996, he performed backing vocals on a cover version of “I Want to Know What Love Is” for the Australian singer Tina Arena, with the song becoming a major hit throughout Europe. He went on to provide vocals for the Christian rock band Petra’s album “Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus” in 1997. However…

… the same year he was diagnosed with brain tumor, and although the tumor was benign, the surgery and recovery affected his musical capabilities. Fortunately, his health soon recovered and Gramm went on with his career, leaving Foreigner again in 2003 to form a new band called the Lou Gramm Band, playing a retrospective of Gramm’s work with Foreigner as well as his solo material. In the following years, Gramm has been performing and touring with the band, which was later renamed to Lou Gramm the voice of Foreigner.

In 2013 Gramm was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In his personal life, Gramm has been married to Robyn Grammatico, with whom he has four children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 2, 1950
Birth place: Rochester, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
Profession:Rock singer, Songwriter, Drummer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Education:Gates-Chili High School, Rochester's Monroe Community College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Robyn Grammatico
Parents:Nikki Masetta, Bennie Grammatico
Record labels:Spectra Records
Music groups:"St. James Infirmary", "PHFFT", "Foreigner", "Lou Gramm the voice of Foreigner", "Shadow King", "Black Sheep", "Liberty N' Justice", "Poor Heart"
Nominations:Songwriters Hall of Fame (2013)
Albums:"Ready or Not" (1987), "Long Hard Look" (1989), "Lou Gramm Band" (2009), Foreigner in a Strange Land" (1988), "The Best of the Early Years" (1993), "Black Sheep" (1974), "Encouraging Words" (1975), "Mr. Moonlight" (1995), "No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner" (2008)
Books:"Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll" (2013)
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imdb.com/name/nm2261380
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 1998, while in Japan preparing for a tour with Foreigner, Lou began having memory loss, extreme headaches, and double vision. The tour was cancelled while Lou returned to the United States to consult his doctors, who found a brain tumor the size of an egg. It was operated on within a week and Lou, after quite a lengthy period of time, made a full recovery and returned to touring and performing live.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
While We're Young2014writer: "WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU" - as Louis A. Grammatico
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons1997-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentary writer: "Cold As Ice"
The Newsroom2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City2013Documentary writer: "Blue Morning, Blue Day", "Hot Blooded"
Glee2011-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Inbetweeners2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages2012writer: "Juke Box Hero / I Love Rock n Roll"
American Idol2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Revenge2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canada Sings2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
NBC Sunday Night Football2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Good Guys2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Office2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Van Halen2009Video Game writer: "Double Vision"
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Adventureland2009writer: "Hot Blooded" - as Louis A. Grammatico
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Hot Blooded"
Lost Islands2008writer: "I Want To Know What Love Is"
In the Land of Women2007writer: "Hot Blooded"
Blades of Glory2007writer: "Hot Blooded"
Epic Movie2007writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You" - as Louis Grammatico
Supernatural2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Love2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Senhora do Destino2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arrested Development2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "Waiting For a Girl Like You"
Run Ronnie Run2002writer: "Dirty White Boy"
Osmosis Jones2001writer: "Hot Blooded" Philip Steir Remix
Wet Hot American Summer2001writer: "Juke Box Hero"
Third Watch2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snow Day2000writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Three to Tango1999writer: "Hot Blooded"
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wilder Napalm1993writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Crooked Hearts1991writer: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Highlander II: The Quickening1991performer: "One Dream"
Navy Seals1990performer: "Hangin' on My Hip" / writer: "Hangin' on My Hip"
Desperate for Love1989TV Movie writer: "Hot Blooded"
No Man's Land1987performer: "READY OR NOT" / writer: "READY OR NOT" - as L. Gramm
The Lost Boys1987performer: "Lost In The Shadows The Lost Boys" / producer: "Lost In The Shadows The Lost Boys" / writer: "Lost In The Shadows The Lost Boys"
Moonlighting1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vision Quest1985writer: "Hot Blooded"
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM1978writer: "Cold As Ice"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Foreigner
Saturday Superstore1985TV Series documentaryHimself
California Jam 21978TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself

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