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Ricky Minor is a Monroe, Louisiana-born American music director and composer who is best known as the musical director and bandleader on shows like ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, ‘The American Idol’ and ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics’. The music world’s quintessential artist, Minor was born on 6 September 1959, and has been active in the music world since 1989. Apart from being an accomplished music director and producer, he is also a well-known author.

One of the greatest music directors, band leaders of all time, and author, you must be wondering how rich Ricky Minor is in 2015. Well, Ricky Minor’s net worth is estimated by sources to be a respectable $5 million; his major source of income is clearly his musical career. Over his career, his association with “American Idol” and “The Tonight Show” along with his numerous superstar tours including Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé has helped him become a well-known millionaire of the music industry.

Rickey Minor Net Worth $5 Million

Minor the musician got his first break at the early age of 19, playing bass for artists like “Gladys Knight and the Pips”. This musician’s career continued strong when he finally collaborated with another great artist, Whitney Houston, at first as her band member, and then as her music director for a decade from 1989. However, after 1999, Minor decided to turn into an arranger, music composer and music producer for TV shows like Grammy Awards, and music director for ‘American Idol’. Needless to say, these projects have been very significant in adding to his present net worth.

Minor really rose to fame while serving as a bandleader and music director for the successful American TV Series “American Idol”, on which he was responsible for working with the contestants to organize and execute their songs for each week’s live performance. He left ‘American Idol’ in 2010 after its ninth season to lead ‘The Tonight Show’ band.

In addition to running the “American Idol” for six years, Ricky has been the musical director for reputable events such as Super Bowl Awards, Grammy awards, NAACP Image Awards and People’s Choice Awards. He has also served as a producer for popular artists like Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Ray Charles at different times. For his contribution towards the music industry, Minor has also been nominated for four Prime Time Emmy Awards for his outstanding work as a music director.

Apart from being an accomplished musician, Ricky Minor has also tried his luck as an author. His 2009 book, “There’s No Traffic on the Extra Mile”, introduced him as a writer. Through the book, he has tried to share his recollection of collaborating with many of the aforementioned performers.

Talking about his personal life, Ricky Minor is married to Karen and they have a son and currently reside in Southern California, USA. So, with a net worth of $5 Million, Ricky Minor is one of the more successful and richer musician in the music industry who has been enjoying his successful career.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 6, 1959
Birth place: United States of America
Profession:Music Producer, Composer, Bandleader, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Record producer, Music Director
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Karen Minor
Children:Sean Anthony
TV shows:The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Books:There's No Traffic on the Extra Mile
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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionSmithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House (2016)· Christian McBride
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionAn Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan (2011)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionThe 51st Annual Grammy Awards (2009)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionThe 50th Annual Grammy Awards (2008)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionGenius: A Night for Ray Charles (2004)


Filmography

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series musician - 9 episodes, 2011 - 2013 composer - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2013
A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove2012TV Movie musical director
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards2012TV Special music director
A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove2011TV Movie musical director
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV Special music director
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV Movie musical director
American Idol2007-2010TV Series musical director - 75 episodes
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV Special music director
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV Special musical director
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV Special music producer
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV Special musical director
Don't Forget the Lyrics!TV Series musical director - 32 episodes, 2007 - 2008 musician - 3 episodes, 2007
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV Special musical director
The Next Great American Band2007TV Series musical director - 11 episodes
America's Got Talent2006-2007TV Series musical director - 8 episodes
High School Musical: The Concert - Extreme Access Pass2007Video musical director - as Ricky Minor
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV Special musical director
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards2007TV Special musical director
Celebrity Duets2006TV Series musical director
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV Movie musical director - uncredited
Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher2006TV Special documentary musical director
Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable2006TV Special documentary musical director
Genius: A Night for Ray Charles2004TV Special musical director
Britney Spears Live from Miami2004TV Movie documentary music producer
Motown Live1998TV Series musical director
Whitney Houston: Classic Whitney1997TV Movie musical director
Whitney Houston: The Concert for a New South Africa1994TV Movie documentary musical director
Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston1991TV Movie musical director

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2012 Do Something Awards2012TV Special
The 3rd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2009TV Movie documentary
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV Special
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV Special
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV Special
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV Movie
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV Special
American Idol2005TV Series 2 episodes
Cedric the Entertainer Presents2002TV Series
Whitney Houston: This is My Life1992TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Movie executive producer
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV Special co-producer
Stevie Wonder: In Performance at the White House - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize2009TV Special producer
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV Special co-producer
America United: In Support of Our Troops2008TV Movie executive producer
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV Special co-producer
Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable2006TV Special documentary producer
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV Special co-producer
Motown 452004TV Special co-producer
Whitney Houston: Classic Whitney1997TV Movie associate producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baggage Claim2013writer: "Is It Love"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Poseidon2006producer: "Auld Lang Syne"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV Special

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesRickey Minor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Bandleader
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special / Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming / Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour) / ...
Unsung2013TV Series documentaryHimself
A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove2012TV MovieHimself
Happy on the Ground: 8 Days at Grammy Camp2011DocumentaryHimself
American Idol2007-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Band Leader
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Don't Forget the Lyrics!2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Band Leader
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHimself
Stevie Wonder: In Performance at the White House - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize2009TV Special
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
America's Got Talent2007TV SeriesHimself
Karaoke Superstars2006TV MovieHimself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Disco Ball2003TV SpecialHimself

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