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Lalah Hathaway is an American singer-songwriter with a net worth of a whopping $10 Million. She rose to fame after releasing her first album “Lalah Hathaway” under Virgin Records in 1990. Hathaway dropped her first project when she was still in college.

The singer found success when her second album “A Moment” came out in 1994. Following its release, the project quickly went viral, peaking at #34 on the Top R&B Albums chart. From there, she started getting offers from other high-profile artists to collab on their songs.

What is Lalah Hathaway’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$10 Million
BornDecember 16, 1968
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$500,000 +
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Lalah Hathaway was born on December 16th, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Donny and Eulaulah Vann. Her father Donny Hathaway is a legendary soul singer who passed away in 1979. Her dad began singing at the age of just three so music was always in Hathaway’s blood.

Growing up, she showed her love for music and started it at a very early age. There is not much information available about her childhood because the singer is quite private. However, we do know that she attended Berklee College of Music to pursue her music career.


Lalah Hathaway began recording her debut self-titled debut album when she was s student at Berklee College of Music. This album came out in 1990 and became a massive success with hit singles like “Baby Don’t Cry” and “Heaven Knows” which wound up peaking at #3 on the R&B charts.

Lalah Hathaway as seen in a post (Lalah Hathaway / Instagram)
Lalah Hathaway as seen in a post (Lalah Hathaway / Instagram)


Hathaway dropped her second project “A Moment” in 1994. It became even more successful than her first album was, peaking at #34 and #23 on the Top R&B Albums chart and Heatseekers chart, respectively. Later she collaborated with many artists and then took a hiatus from music for many years.

Lalah returned to music in 2004 with her fourth studio album “Outrun the Sky” which debuted at #1 on the Adult R&B chart. One of the singles from the album titled “Forever, for Always, for Love” went viral, becoming her first track to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2008, Hathaway teamed up with American label Stax Records to release her fifth album “Self Portrait”. Again, it was a great success for the singer, becoming her most successful album to date. This album garnered fame after reaching the top 10 on the Top R&B Albums chart and then hit number 63 on the Billboard 200. 

Lalah continued to release one album after another including “Where It All Begins” (2011), Lalah Hathaway Live (2015), and “Honestly” (2017). Along with this, she wrote and produced numerous hit singles for other artists. Lalah Hathaway has a net worth of $10 Million.

Other Ventures

Aside from releasing her own music, Hathaway often collabs with other artists. In the summer of 2019, she was featured in a version of Sly Stone’s “Family Affair”. This cover single became a success by reaching #37 on the Top 40 of the Gallup/Top of The Pops/UK Songs Chart.

Two years later, Hathaway provided her vocals on Grover Washington Jr.’s “Love Like This” for his 1992s album “Next Album”. The singer caught the attention of honorable artists like Mary J. Blige and The Winans. She collaborated with those artists on a couple of projects.

In 1998 a jazz legend, Joe Sample released the album “The Song Lives On” for which she teamed up with Joe in collaboration with GRP Records. Lalah earned BET On Jazz Award for the best mainstream album as the single “The Song Lives On” debuted at #2 on the Jazz charts.

In the early 2000s, the American rapper Donald Lawrence approached Hathaway to appear on his first solo album I Speak Life’s single “Don’t Forget to Remember”. In 2005 she got an opportunity to share the stage with acts Sandra St. Victor, Simone, Nona Hendryx, and Joyce Kennedy on their international “Daughters of Soul tour”.

Career Highlights

  • Lalah Hathaway, (Debut album, 1990)
  • Heaven Knows (Song, 1990)
  • The Song Lives On (Song with Joe Sample) (1999)
  • Self Portrait (Album, 2008)
  • Where It All Begins (Album, 2011)

Lalah Hathaway Net Worth

Lalah Hathaway is a Grammy Award winning R&B artist who gained a lot of fame throughout her music career. She has been releasing music since 1990. The singer first caught the attention of Virgin Records in 1989. A year later she dropped her self-titled debut album.

Lalah has managed to reach great heights after releasing her sixth studio album “Where It All Begins” in 2011. It wound up reaching #32 on the U.S. charts. She earns from music sales, live concerts, and some investments. As of 2023, Lalah Hathaway’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.

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