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Alicia Michelle Howard was born on 30th September 1960, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a Grammy Award-nominated singer and actress, best known for such hits as “Come Share My Love” (1986), “Baby, Be Mine” (1987), and “Ain’t Nuthin’ in the World” (1989). Howard’s career started in 1969.
Have you ever wondered how rich Miki Howard is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Howard’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned largely through her successful singing career. In addition to being a popular singer, Howard has also worked as an actress, which has improved her wealth too.
Miki Howard Net Worth $1.5 Million
Miki Howard is a daughter of Clay Graham and Josephine Howard, both of whom were gospel singers. When she was nine her family moved to Los Angeles, where Miki grew up, visiting the houses of such renowned artists as Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples as her mother’s companion.
In 1976 Howard participated in a teen pageant, and after the show she met the singer and member of the of R&B group Side Effect, Augie Johnson, who eventually gave her a job as the band’s new vocalist. She stayed with the group until 1985, when decided to pursue a solo career, but while was with the Side Effect, Miki also worked as a backup vocalist for Wayne Henderson, Roy Ayers, and Stanley Turrentine, among others. Howard signed a contract with Atlantic Records and recorded her debut album called “Come Share My Love” in 1986, which peaked at the No. 171 on US Billboard 200 and at No. 19 on US Billboard Top Black Albums. The single “Come Share My Love” reached the No. 5 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Her net worth was well set.
The following year Miki released her second studio album – “Love Confessions” – which peaked at No. 145 on U.S. Billboard 200 and at No. 13 on U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums. The singles “That’s What Love Is” (featuring Gerald Levert) and “Baby, Be Mine” reached 4th and 5th place respectively on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Her self-titled album came out in 1989 and reached No. 112 on the Billboard 200, and No. 4 on Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. “Ain’t Nuthin’ in the World” topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while “Love Under New Management” and “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” peaked at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.
She released three more albums in the ‘90s, with “Femme Fatale” (1992) being the most successful one, reaching No. 110 on the Billboard 200 and No. 7 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. “Ain’t Nobody Like You” topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while “Release Me” peaked at No. 43 position. In the 2000s, Howard recorded three albums: “Three Wishes” (2001), “Pillow Talk” (2006), and “Private Collection” (2008), while in 2001, she released the compilation album “The Very Best of Miki Howard”. Most recently, Miki’s tenth studio album entitled “I Choose to Be Happy” came out in 2014. Her net worth has been maintained.
Miki Howard has also worked as an actress, making her debut in Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated biography-drama “Malcolm X” (1992), starring Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, and Delroy Lindo. In 1993, she appeared in John Singleton’s Oscar-nominated “Poetic Justice” alongside Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and Regina King, while in 2010 Miki played in Imani Shakur’s “April’s Fools”, all adding further to her net worth.
Regarding her personal life, Miki Howard was married to Eddie Phelps from 1989 to 1996 and has a daughter named Kaitlyn with him. Kaitlyn was her third child after giving birth to Brandon Howard (born in 1981), and Nicholas Johnson (born in 1984) fathered by Side Effect colleague Augie Johnson. She was then in a relationship with singer-songwriter Gerald Levert, until his death in 2006. Howard became addicted to crack but went into detox in 2000 which was successful, and she is clear since.