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Robert Allen Palmer was born on the 19th January 1949 in Batley, West Yorkshire, England and died on the 26th September, 2003 in Paris, France, and was a singer, songwriter and musician. More, Robert Palmer added to his net worth as a record producer. Palmer was the winner of numerous awards including MTV Video Music and two Grammy Awards, and was nominated for two Brit Awards in the category for the Best British Male Singer. Robert had been active in the industry from 1964 to 2003.

So justhow rich was Robert Palmer? At the time of his death, Robert Palmer’s net worth is estimated to have stood at $10 million.

Robert Palmer Net Worth $10 Million

His parents moved to Malta when Robert was only 3 years old – his father was an officer in the Royal Navy – where he spent his childhood. He was influenced by such artists as Nat King Cole and Otis Redding. In England Palmer sang with several bands which were known only regionally. He experienced his first success with the band Vinegar Joe, in which he performed as lead singer alongside Elkie Brooks, after which the two artists began their solo careers. Robert Palmer, the solo singer, signed with Iceland Records at first, but his debut album “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley” (1974) impressed only the critics and was a commercial failure. The second album “Pressure Drop” (1975) composed by Motown bassist James Jamerson sold only moderately. Therefore, Palmer changed musical direction and in “Some People Can Do What They Like” (1976) he mixed rock with reggae, which slowly began his commercial success, and with the album “Double Fun” (1978) he succeeded.

In the early 1980’s, Palmer experienced greater success on the European continent which resulted in a sharp increase to his net worth. The song “Johnny and Mary” was a top 10 hit in the German speaking countries, and it is one of Germany’s best known songs of British origin, even though it was hardly noticed in the UK or USA. The album “Clues” (1980) also reached the Top 10. At the end of 1984, Palmer, along with John Taylor and Andy Taylor from the band Duran Duran recorded a few hits such as “Some Like It Hot”, “Get It On” and “Communication”. However, his biggest hit was his song “Addicted to Love” (1986), as it was the only single which managed to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as well as earning him a Grammy. “I Did not Mean to Turn You On” was a second big hit from the album in the summer of 1986. The album “Riptide” (1986), which contains both above mentioned hits, sold more than 2 million in the USA alone. In 1988, the album “Heavy Nova” was released. Palmer won another Grammy for his song “Simply Irresistible” (1988) and with this album and the following “Addictions Volume 1” (1989). he had sold more than two more million copies in the USA.

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In 1987, Palmer moved to Lugano, Switzerland. In 1990, he was back in Europe, and together with the reggae band UB40, he recorded the European hit “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” (1990) which was followed by other successful songs. In May 2003, Robert published his last album “Palmer Drive”, which included a collection of blues interpretations. He was also noted for producing videos of a number of his songs, surrounded by numerous well-dressed female musicians.

Palmer died on 26th September, 2003 in a Paris hotel of a heart attack. Robert Palmer was married to Susan Eileen Thatcher, with whom he had two children, but whom he finally divorced in 1993. His long-time partner was Mary Ambrose, with whom he was holidaying when he died.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 19, 1949, Batley, United Kingdom
Birth place: Batley
Death date: September 26, 2003, Paris, France
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Singer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Nationality:Switzerland
Children:James Palmer, Jane Palmer, Martin Palmer, Anna Palmer, Anthony Palmer
Music groups:The Power Station, Vinegar Joe, The Alan Bown Set
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Palmer won two Grammy Awards - 1986 Best Male Rock Vocalist ("Addicted To Love") & 1988 Best Male Rock Vocalist ("Simply Irresistible") - He also won MTV's Best Male Video Award for 1986 ("Addicted To Love") and was winner of the Rolling Stone Magazine's 1990 Readers Poll for the category "Best Dressed Rock Star".
2His first big break into the music business was a stint as lead singer for The Alan Bown Set in the late sixties.
3His hit music video for "Addicted to Love" was memorable for its expressionless, slick-haired, identical-looking models who played as his back up band. A similar look was carried on through his videos for "Simply Irresistable" and "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On". But the original concept was later parodied in several other music videos, including Sam Kinison's "Wild Thing", Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" where little girls were shown playing the part, 'Weird Al' Yankovic's "UHF" where the women additionally sported mustaches and glasses, and Shania Twain's "Man, I Feel Like A Women" which used male models.
4Name of his daughter: Jane (born December 1979)
5Name of his son: Jim (born January 1978)
6Singer/songwriter


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongAddicted to Love (1997)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black MirrorTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Who's Doing the Dishes?TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Strange Magic2015writer: "Addicted To Love"
Bis2015performer: "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On"
Glee2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Way Way Back2013performer: "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley"
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012writer: "Addicted To Love"
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEndersTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2011
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2010
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game writer: "Addicted To Love" - as Robert Allen Palmer
The X Factor2004-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Breaking BadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Dancing with the StarsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Cold Case2009TV Series 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pineapple Express2008performer: "Woke Up Laughing" / writer: "Woke Up Laughing"
It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skins2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ugly Betty2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nancy Drew2007writer: "Looking for Clues"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video Game "Stickwitu"
Australian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just My Luck2006performer: "Some Guys Have All the Luck"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV Special writer: "Stickwitu / Santa Baby"
ReunionTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Brit Awards 20052005TV Special writer: "Addicted To Love"
Little Black Book2004performer: "Simply Irresistible", "Bad Case of Loving You Doctor, Doctor" / writer: "Simply Irresistible"
A Cinderella Story2004writer: "The Best Day Of My Life"
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?2004Documentary performer: "Addicted to Love" / writer: "Addicted to Love"
Wonderland2003performer: "Spanish Moon" 1974
100 Most Irresistible Women2003TV Movie documentary "Simply Irresistible"
Bringing Down the House2003performer: "Simply Irresistible" 1988 / writer: "Simply Irresistible" 1988
I Love the '80sTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Scrubs2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Contact2002TV Movie performer: "Simply Irresistible" / writer: "Simply Irresistible"
As Filhas da Mãe2001TV Series writer: "Addicted to Love"
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV Special writer: "Simply Irresistible"
Saving Grace2000performer: "Witchcraft"
American Psycho2000performer: "Simply Irresistible" / writer: "Simply Irresistible" - as Robert Allen Palmer
Zärtliche Begierde1999TV Movie performer: "Addicted To Love" / writer: "Addicted To Love"
Addicted to Love1997writer: "Addicted to Love"
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion1997performer: "Addicted to Love", "Bad Case of Lovin' You" / writer: "Addicted to Love"
The Evening Star1996performer: "Addicted to Love" / writer: "Addicted to Love"
BallykissangelTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Fort Alpha1996TV Series performer: "Best of Both Worlds" / writer: "Best of Both Worlds"
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-HeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Ready to Wear1994performer: "Addicted to Love" / writer: "Addicted to Love"
True Romance1993performer: "Love Is A Tender Trap"
Doogie Howser, M.D.TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Bukas tatakpan ka ng diyaryo1992performer: "Addicted To Love" / writer: "Addicted To Love"
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Northern Exposure1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pretty Woman1990performer: "Life In Detail" / writer: "Life In Detail"
Screen Two1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Diese Drombuschs1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Soul TrainTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Dream Baby1989TV Movie writer: "Addicted to Love" - uncredited
Midnight Caller1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cocktail1988performer: "Addicted To Love" / writer: "Addicted To Love"
Shades of Love: Indigo Autumn1988TV Movie performer: "Riptide"
Casual Sex?1988performer: "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On"
You Can't Hurry Love1988performer: "ADDICTED TO LOVE" / writer: "ADDICTED TO LOVE"
Return of the Living Dead II1988performer: "Bad Case of Lovin You", "Looking For Clues" / producer: "Bad Case of Lovin You", "Looking For Clues" / writer: "Looking For Clues"
Robert Palmer: Early in the Morning1988Video short performer: "Early In The Morning"
Sweet Lies1987performer: "SWEET LIES", "MONOGAMY" / writer: "SWEET LIES", "MONOGAMY", "WOKE UP LAUGHING"
Simon & SimonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
The Bedroom Window1987performer: "Hyperactive" / writer: "Hyperactive"
Women in Rock1986Video documentary writer: "Doctor, Doctor"
The Morning After1986performer: "ADDICTED TO LOVE" / writer: "ADDICTED TO LOVE"
A Year in the Life1986TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Color of Money1986performer: "My Baby's In Love With Another Guy", "Let Yourself In For It" / writer: "Let Yourself In For It"
The Wraith1986performer: "ADDICTED TO LOVE" / writer: "ADDICTED TO LOVE"
Amazing StoriesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
The Young and the Restless1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
The A-TeamTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
Dangerously Close1986performer: "Addicted To Love" / writer: "Addicted To Love"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
The Power Station Video1986Video documentary short writer: "Some Like It Hot", "Communication"
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "Murderess"
The Power Station: Communication1985Video short writer: "Communication"
The Power Station: Some Like It Hot1985Video short writer: "Some Like It Hot"
Summer Lovers1982writer: "Johnny and Mary"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1980 - 1982 writer - 1 episode, 1980
King of the Mountain1981"LOOKING FOR CLUES"
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1981
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1999TV SeriesMusical Guest
Robert Palmer: Early in the Morning1988Video shortRobert Palmer
Captain Eo Grand Opening1986TV Movie
Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love1986ShortLead Singer
The Power Station: Communication1985Video shortRobert Palmer
The Power Station: Get It On (Bang a Gong)1985Video shortRobert Palmer
The Power Station: Some Like It Hot1985Video shortRobert Palmer
Bananas1981TV Series
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power Station: Communication1985Video short
The Power Station: Some Like It Hot1985Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love1986Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ridin' High: The Video1992Video music producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Austin Noto Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Addictions2003VideoHimself
My Kinda People2003TV MovieHimself
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1999-2003TV SeriesHimself
50 Sexiest Video Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2002TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops 22002TV SeriesHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
TFI Friday1999TV SeriesHimself
Songs & Visions1997TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
Gala Miss España 19961996TV MovieHimself
Zona franca1995-1996TV SeriesHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995TV SeriesHimself
Husk lige tandbørsten1995TV SeriesHimself
Michael Ball1994TV SeriesHimself
Robert Palmer: Ridin' High1992TV MovieHimself
Ven al Paralelo1992TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
Ridin' High: The Video1992VideoHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1991TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
Top of the Pops1980-1991TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Out1989TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1989TV Series documentaryHimself
James Brown & Friends: Set Fire to the Soul1988Video documentaryHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1988TV SeriesHimself
America's Top 101988TV SeriesHimself
Kippevel1988TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Tocata1987TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19861986TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Tube1982-1986TV SeriesPerformer / Himself
The Power Station Video1986Video documentary shortRobert Palmer
New American Bandstand 19651978-1985TV SeriesHimself / Himself-Singer
Àngel Casas Show1985TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1982TV SeriesHimself
Lena Maria Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Goldene Europa1981TV Series documentaryHimself
Palmarès1980TV SeriesHimself
Musikladen1980TV Series
Beat-Club1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1977TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Songwriter / Himself - British Rocker

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Love Lust2011TV Series documentaryHimself
20 to 12007-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHimself

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