Marcus King is an American musician and guitarist who has a net worth of $1.5 Million. He is best recognized as the frontman of “The Marcus King Band.” Along with being a frontman, he is also a lead guitarist of this band which was founded by him back in 2013.
Over the years Marcus earned a lot of success as well as accolades. In 2019 he released his debut studio album “El Dorado” which became successful, earning him a 2020 Grammy Award nomination for Best Americana Album.
Marcus is one of the rising musicians in the American music industry and he has a lot more to do in the future. He also released tracks and more albums following his success with his first album.
What is Marcus King’s Net Worth?
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Marcus King was born on March 11th, 1996, in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. While growing up music was always in his blood due to his family’s involvement. His father Marvin king was a popular blues guitarist in South Carolina. On the other hand, his grandfather was a regionally famous musician.
In terms of his education, he attended high school but dropped out from there and then got his GED. He didn’t pursue his studies to focus on his career as a musician.
Marcus developed an interest in guitar from a very young age and later began playing shows with his father at the age of 8. Three years later his dad released an album in which Marcus played guitar when he was around eleven.
As a teenager, he began playing guitar with his own band. Soon his band started getting gigs at nightclubs and local events. After getting a little bit of recognition he left his school and began pursuing music full-time.
From that point on Marcus began taking music studies from his favorite guitar players including Duane Allman who is the co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band.
Along with Duanne he also took lessons from B.B. King, Albert King, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings. While attending the Greenville Fine Arts Center he also studied jazz theory and jazz performance.
Marcus came to the spotlight in 2014 he a video of him playing at Norman’s Guitars went viral and got millions of views on YouTube. In 2019 King announced that he would be releasing his debut solo album “El Dorado.”
King teamed up with American record producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to produce his album at Nashville’s Easy Eye Studio. In January 2020 the album “El Dorado” was released under Fantasy Records. The project became a hit by receiving acclaim.
Following its release, “El Dorado” declared already stands out as a solid high point of 2020 by the report of Associated Press. In August 2022, Marcus King released his second album “Young Blood” which became even more sensation.
The second album was produced by Dan Auerbach once again, getting an impressive response on several charts. It peaked at number 1 place on Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. The album was named a staggeringly confident work by Billboard’s Melinda Newman, a popular entertainment magazine.
King created his eponymous YouTube channel in June 2012 and then began uploading videos. His first video was a live concert with his band at Chicora Alley in downtown Greenville, which was uploaded on his channel on June 22nd, 2012.
However, King took three years break from YouTube and returned with his second video “I Won’t Be Here” a lyric of the song in November 2015. Next year he performed a live song “Dyin” which he uploaded on his channel as well.
In November 2019 King uploaded the music video for “The Well” which was also included in his debut album. It racked up almost 4 million views on YouTube. In August 2022 his second album was released which contains a hit single “It’s Too Late.”
At that same time, he dropped the music video for the track on his channel. In February 2023, King would upload an acoustic video of the track titled “Blood on the Tracks.”
Marcus King began dating musical artist Briley Hussey. On February 19th, 2023, the two got married in a lavish ceremony that was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. This ceremony was also attended by singer Leah Blevins who sang her song “Little Bird” at the wedding.
- The Marcus King Band
- The Well (2019)
- El Dorado (Debut album, 2020)
- Young Blood (Second album, 2022)
- Blood on the Tracks (Song, 2023)
Marcus King Net Worth
Marcus King is one of the rising musicians in the country. He has garnered a vast chunk of wealth by releasing his songs and albums. Additionally, he makes a good sum of money from his live performances.
King’s popularity and assets are growing regularly. His self-titled YouTube channel is also a major contributor to his fortune. As of 2023, Marcus King’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
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