Jorja Smith is an English singer who has a net worth of $3 Million. She rose to fame after the release of her debut studio album “Lost & Found” in 2018. The album not only peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart but also received critical acclaim.
Her music led the artist to receive the Brit Critics’ Choice Award that same year. She is probably best recognized for her soulful voice which helped her to catch the attention of famous record labels. Jorja began writing songs at the age of 12.
Thanks to her hit music, the singer collaborated with big names including Drake, Kali Uchis, and Stormzy, among others. Along with receiving several other awards, she earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist.
What is Jorja Smith’s Net Worth?
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Jorja Alice Smith was born on June 11th, 1997, in Walsall, West Midlands, England. She was raised by a Jamaican father and a British mother. Music was always been part of her life, her father Peter is a singer who performed with the 2nd Naicha music group.
Her mother Jolene is a jewelry designer who runs her own business. Jorja grew up with her younger brother Luca. At the age of eight, she began taking piano lessons after her father encouraged her. Smith attended Aldridge School, where she studied classical singing and won a scholarship.
She was just 11 years old when Smith began writing songs and later began uploading cover songs and videos of herself on YouTube. At the age of 15, she was scouted by a manager. Upon her high school graduation, Smith moved to London to pursue her music career by the age of 18.
In London, she met Irish singer Maverick Sabre with whom she signed in the year 2015. From that point on she began recording her debut single “Blue Lights” which came out in January 2016.
Smith dropped the song into SoundCloud which wound up amassing over 400k plays in its first month of release. In May of that year, she released a follow-up single “Where Did I Go?” which grabbed the attention of Drake.
Following her popularity, the executive and creative at Sony/ATV named “Guy Moot” heard about Jorja Smith and quickly signed her to a label in 2016. Later that year her 4-track EP “Project 11” was released. She also found herself being listed fourth on BBC Music’s Sound of 2017’s “one of the fifteen rising acts.”
Jorja Smith announced that her debut studio album “Lost & Found” would be released in April 2018. But the album came out in June 2018 and was written more than 5 years.
It became critical acclaim and led the singer to start a tour in support of the album. She went all across Europe as well as Japan. Jorja approached Burna Boy to release her single “Be Honest” in August 2019. Jorja dropped her third EP “Be Right Back” in May 2021 which earned her further popularity in the music industry.
In early 2017 rapper Drake approached Smith to perform as a special guest on his “Boy Meets World Tour.” That same year she was featured on Drake’s two songs from his mixtape “More Life.” In 2018 the American singer Kali Uchis dropped her debut album “Isolation.” The lead single from the album was “Tyrant” in which Smith was featured in May 2017.
In October and November of that year, she was named to perform at Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour, as an opening act. In February 2018 she co-wrote and performed “I Am” a track that was featured on Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack project for the movie “Black Panther.”
Outside of music, she made her first TV show appearance on the American show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in 2018. Smith collaborated with Kali Uchis and headlined the North American tour which began in Washington, D.C. in April 2019.
In 2020 Smith was selected as a host of the BBC Radio 3 show “Tearjerker” which concentrates on the healing strength of the music. Despite this, she grew up listening to punk, reggae, R&B, and hip-hop. Her biggest musical influences are including Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lauryn Hill, Sade, Alicia Keys, Mos Def, and Nina Simone.
Jorja Smith and English signer Joel Compass began dating in late 2017. Since then the couple has been in a good relationship. They are often seen together on several occasions.
- Lost & Found (Debut album, 2018)
- Be Right Back (Third EP, 2021)
- 4 MOBO Awards _ Nominations
- 2018 Brit Awards, Critics’ Choice _ Won
- 2018 AIM Independent Music Awards, UK Breakthrough of the Year _ Won
- 2018 UK Music Video Awards, Best Urban Video – UK _ Won
- 2019 Grammy Award, Best New Artist _ Nomination
- 2019 Brit Awards, British Female Solo Artist _ Won
- 3 UK Music Video Awards _ Nominations
Jorja Smith Net Worth
Jorja Smith is one of the rising singers in the British music industry. She accumulated good recognition and fortune at an early age. The singer has already worked with high-profile artists and she still has a lot more to do shortly.
Smith mainly earns from live concerts, music deals, associations with other artists, as well as her self-titled YouTube channel. She created her channel in November 2014 and began uploading music videos and audio songs. Now the singer garnered over 1 million subscribers on it. As of 2023, Jorja Smith’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
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