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Introduction About Marques Houston
Marques Houston hardly needs an introduction. The R&B legend with no background in music and no one to guide mastered one of the most onerous genres of music all by himself.
It’s not only R&B that defines Houston. His brilliant rapping skills and his enthralling performances as an actor added to his fame.
Even after settling down with a renowned band, Marques Houston’s dream of being recognized on an individual front made him choose the difficult path. The path where it was struggling, hardships.
That was probably one of the best decisions of his life. It was that route that carved Marques Houston.
Let’s dive then into the sea of struggles that ultimately led to the island of fame! The journey of Marques Houston.
Net Worth & Salary of Marques Houston in 2022
As of 2022, Marques Houston’s net worth is roughly around $5 million.
The primary source of his wealth is his sparkling music career. However, his rapping skills, TV appearances, and intricately honed acting skills add to his wealth significantly.
Marques Houston entered the industry all by himself. Thus, he alone deserves all the credit for his impressive net worth.
Age, Early Life & Biography of Marques Houston
As of 2022, Marques Houston is 41 years old.
Houston was born in the city of dreamers, Los Angeles. No wonder where Marques got his inspiration for singing.
Houston’s parents were very protective of him. His father, Michael, and mother, Carolyn Houston, kept their son away from the limelight, giving him a normal childhood. Houston himself has always shied away from discussing his early life.
All these reasons are proof enough of the fact on why not much information is available about Marques Houston’s childhood and early life.
|Birth Date:||August 4, 1981|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Miya Dickey|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Zara Houston|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Producer|
|Yearly Income:||$0.89 million|
|Net Worth in 2022||$5 million|
|Content Last Updated:||September 2022|
Personal Life of Marques Houston
Marques Houston indeed has a career where he hogged all the limelight possible. However, not the same applies to his life.
At just 15 years of age, Marques lost his mother to lymphoma. He still regrets that his mother could not see her son succeeding. That year (1997), Marques shut himself off out of grief.
Even love could not find its way smoothly into his life.
Marques Houston dated singer Jamila Chilombo for a brief period. After they split, following a very brief stint of dating, Houston dated his My Wife And Kids co-star Jennifer Freeman.
Marques Houston went on to date Marlena Campbell in 2008. The couple seemed too strong to be torn apart. Just when the rumors had made rounds that they were getting engaged soon, they announced their split. In 2015, after dating each other for seven long years, they parted ways, leaving the world shocked!
They say that love knows no age and no time. Well, they told the truth. In 2016, Houston married Miya Dickey, despite having an age difference of 20 years!
Career of Marques Houston
Marques Houston’s career is separable into two aspects: Houston, the music sensation, and Houston, the actor.
The year 1992 marked Marques Houston’s entry into the world of music. He formed his band Immature (he was just 11!) with two of his friends, nicknamed Romeo and Half Pint. Houston’s fascination with Batman intensified to such an extent that he changed his stage name to Batman.
Till 1999, they performed around various schools and localities in LA. The vibe in their performance, especially Houston’s stage presence, heavily impressed the audience.
They changed their name to IMx in 1999 and released two albums, Introducing IMx and IMx. The albums received praise and performed quite decently. However, some unknown reason led IMx to disband in 2002, tearing apart their fans.
The year 2003 saw Marques Houston shedding his IMx reputation and becoming an independent solo performer. He released two albums in two years, namely MH and Naked.
MH, upon its release, ranked 5 in Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. Naked was an even greater success, storming its way into the 13th position in Billboard’s hit list. Marques Houston scripted his comeback!
It was in 2007 that Houston finally saw his dream come to life. His album Veteran hit the 1st position in Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. Veteran lit up the R&B charts like no other!
Before 2014, Houston released several other solo albums like Mattress Music, Mr. Houston, and Famous. All his albums were hits as soon as they were released.
It was finally in 2014 that Marques and the IMx reunited, rejuvenating their fans. They went on a tour and released their first single in over ten years. Let Me Find Out received an overwhelming response. The fact that it marked IMx’s reunion added to it.
Recently in 2022, Houston released another album entitled Me.
As an actor, Marques Houston shone brightly.
He debuted (1992) as the voiceover for Khalil in the animated movie Bebe’s Kids. Soon, he and his IMx bandmates played their fictional selves in the movie House Party 3.
His breakthrough as an actor came from the sitcom Sister Sister, where he aced the character of a neighbor to two twin sisters. Marques Houston was a part of it for five whole seasons. He made a guest appearance in the sixth and final season of the show.
Opportunities came his way as Houston found himself with lots of projects in hand. He played notable cameos in movies like Good Burger and the nickelodeon show All That.
Marques Houston also starred in the horror fest Somebody Help Me and Somebody Help Me 2. He also produced some films, the most notable being Running Out Of Time.
Awards & Achievements of Marques Houston
Awards can never be the measure of talent. The fanbase and records speak for themselves.
Marques Houston is the recipient of the Young Artist Award for his show Sister Siter. He might have won just one award in his long career. However, if you start counting the number of hearts he set racing and won, Marques Houston will break records.
His contribution to R&B is immense. He is an inspiration for many for the way he made a name for himself in this cutthroat, competitive world.
Major Investments and Assets of Marques Houston
A lot of artists like a lavish lifestyle, and rightly so. However, there is another set of them who like to live a very muted and guarded life. Their spendings are not huge, and neither do they flaunt their blood-red Ferraris or pitch-black Audi. Marques Houston belongs to that group.
Thus, apart from his mettle and pedigree, his assets remain hidden from the media and his fans.
Must Watch Latest Video and Trending Photographs of Marques Houston
With massive fame, comes massive responsibilities too. However, often it’s the family that suffers. Not in the case of Marques Houston though. Recently, he opened up on how he balances his work life and his personal life. Check out the video from the link given below.
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