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DaniLeigh is an American singer, rapper, and dancer who has a net worth of $6 Million. She had a big break in the music industry by directing a music video titled “Breakfast Can Wait” for Prince at just 18 years old.

The singer has been in music and dance since the age of 12. She began her career by dancing and then gained popularity for posting songs on her YouTube channel. DaniLeigh is one of the most recognized artists.

Thanks to social media for her rise to viral fame off the back of her TikTok dancing craze set to Drake’s single “In My Feelings”. She has already shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music industry because of her career as a dancer.

What is DaniLeigh’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$6 Million
Age28
BornDecember 20, 1994
ProfessionSinger, Rapper
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$500,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Danielle Leigh Curiel was born on December 20th, 1994, in Miami, Florida. She was raised by a Dominican Republic father Vladimir and her mother, a model who was born in New York City where they eventually met and fell in love.

Her parents played an important role in Danielle’s development. For instance, her mother was a dancer who taught her daughter the art from an early age. When DaniLeigh was 10 years old, her mother put her in an authentic dance class.

Then at the age of 12, her mother put her in a hip-hop dance school before moving on to Jazz and Ballet two years later. On the other hand, her father kept her up to date with some of the high-profile acts in hip hop like Wu-Tang-Clan and other classic stars.

Career

DaniLeigh began her career by posting covers of famous songs on YouTube at the age of 14. She attended normal school until she was in grade 9th. Then at the age of 16, she and her mom with her siblings moved into one one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles for better opportunities.

Meanwhile, her father was living in Orlando, Florida, and did his best to hang on to the family restaurant they had there. However, they ended up losing this business.

While trying to get a career off the ground in LA, DaniLeigh was homeschooled. She almost landed herself a spot on the Fly Girls Crew. But she lost out because the producers thought she was too young. After that, Dani finished her GED, despite only being 16.

From that point on, she decided to focus on music. Over time she continued to gain more and more experience in the industry, dancing for other artists including Nelly Furtado and Pharell Williams.

DaniLeigh as seen in an Instagram post
DaniLeigh as seen in an Instagram post

Breakthrough

At 18 years old DaniLeigh changed forever when she received an email from the world-famous singer Late Prince Rogers Nelson. He heard her abilities as a dancer and requested that she create a choreography submission for his upcoming music video “Breakfast Can Wait”.

DaniLeigh sent him a video of her ideas and he responded by offering her the opportunity to direct the entire music video. She had never even directed a music video before but this was an opportunity she had been waiting for. DaniLeigh has a net worth of $6 Million.

Further Success

The singer Prince was so impressed with the final product that he began to mentor her in terms of her own musical career. Next, DaniLeigh collaborated with another female rapper named Charli who she met on the set of that Prince video.

Together they formed a musical act known as “Curly Fryz”, but Prince’s unfortunate passing in 2016 left Dani with a void in her life. At this time, she was gaining immense popularity around Los Angeles and was taking meetings with some big-time labels.

Other Ventures

In 2017 she met with Def Jam Recordings and decided to sign them on the spot. The first single she released with their help was titled “Play” which blew up big time. Then 2018 gave away her debut album “The Plan” which finally gave the world a taste of DaniLeigh’s true talent as an artist.

Her first album features appearances from the likes of Lil Baby, YG, Lil Yachty, and YBN Nahmir. Prior to this album, she dropped her 7 track EP “Summer with Friends” in September 2017. Following her success, DaniLeigh came to the limelight after the upload of her kiki dance craze hit on TikTok.

The singer released more albums like My Present (2019) and “Movie” (2020), as well as In My Feelings (2020). Outside of singing and dancing, she also modeled for brands like I AM GIA. 

Personal Life

DaniLeigh famous rapper DaBaby started dating in 2020. The two welcomed their daughter named Velour. However, she confirmed that her relationship with Da Baby was over with a post on social media in 2021.

In May 2023, DaniLeigh was arrested and charged with a DUI after an alleged hit-and-run in Miami Beach. Around 2 am on Tuesday in Miami the musician was taken into police custody after she allegedly hit a man on a moped while driving a car under the influence of alcohol.

Career Highlights

  • Breakfast Can Wait (Directing the music video, 2013)
  • Lil Bebe (Song, 2018)
  • Easy ft. Chris Brown (Song, 2019)
  • Lil Bebe ft. Lil Baby (Remix) (Music video, 2019)
  • Levi High ft. DaBaby (Music video, 2020)

DaniLeigh Net Worth

DaniLeigh first gained popularity in 2013 as the director of Prince’s “Breakfast Can Wait” music video. She then began her career as a musician with the single “D.O.S.E.” in 2015 and has since released numerous tracks.

She established herself as a famous name in the industry, thanks to her career as a dancer which helped her pave the way to a solo career as a musician. Her YouTube channel is a big contributor to her wealth, she has over 1.6 million subscribers.

Whether it was her dancing career, her teenage YouTube covers, or her viral success, she is amassing millions of dollars. After moving to LA to kickstart a career for herself at the age of just 16, Dani has never looked back. As of 2023, DaniLeigh’s net worth is estimated to be $6 Million.

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