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Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $175 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Brooklyn
Country: United States
BirthDay: 24 January 1941
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.83 m
Education: Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY, New York University (dropout),

Neil Diamond was bornon 24 January 1941 in Brooklyn, American, is Singer-songwriter. Neil Diamond is a famous American singer-songwriter, a trouper of the ‘Brill Building’ song factory and one of the most successful artists of his time. His trademark style was his quasi-gospel, baritone voice, which helped him sell nearly 125 million records around the world, with over 18 platinum-certified albums. He wrote his first song, ‘Hear them bells’ for his girlfriend, which was recorded a number of years later. He has had the privilege of working with several with record groups including ‘Columbia Records’ ‘Bang’ and ‘MCA’. His songs such as ‘I’ve Been this Way Before’, ‘Song Sung Blue’, ‘Cracklin’ Rose’ and ‘Desiree’ became extremely popular during his time and went on to become the ‘third most successful adult contemporary artist’ on a number of popular music charts. The last of his albums that was released was a compilation CD of some of his best records from his career, which was compiled into ‘The Very Best of Neil Diamond’. Career aside, he is known to have been a solitary and insecure person beneath all his fame and success and was also known to many as arrogant, though he was in true spirit; a performer and a showman.


$175 Million


In 2013, he made an impromptu entrance at Fenway Park to sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ during the 8th inning


On April 12, 2012, he married Katie McNeil in front of family and friends


His most recent albums from 2009 to 2011 include, ‘Dreams’ and other compilation albums including ‘The Essential Neil Diamond’, ‘Icon’, ‘The Bang Years’ and ‘The Very Best of Neil Diamond: the Original Studio Recordings’


‘Home before Dark’, which released in 2008, received positive reviews upon its release and topped music charts in USA, UK and New Zealand and was certified 4X Gold and Platinum in USA and UK, respectively


His ‘12 Songs’, which released in 2005, is regarded as one of his finest albums till date


He divorced his second wife in 1994 or 1995, according to different sources


From 1993 to 1998, there was a resurgence in his popularity when he released a number of albums under Columbia Records including, ‘Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building’, ‘The Christmas Album 2, ‘Tennessee Moon’ and ‘The Movie Album: As Time Goes By’


In the 1980s, his record sales collapsed with the last single making the Billboard charts in 1986


In 1979, he collapsed on stage while giving a performance and it was diagnosed that he had a tumor growing on his spine


He released ‘I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight’ in 1977


‘Beautiful Noise’, his 1976 album, was his 10th album overall and is considered his ‘finest all around alum’


He switched back to Columbia Records once again in 1973 after they offered to give him a million dollars in advance for each of his albums


1972 was an extremely busy year for the singer-songwriter as he performed in 10 full-house concerts at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles


In 1970, he moved to Los Angeles and delivered hits like ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘Song Sung Blue’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’, which all rose to the top of music charts


Thus, in 1968, he signed a record deal with MCA Records


In 1965, he had his first success as a songwriter with the song, ‘Sunday and Me’, which he wrote for ‘Jay and the Americans’


In 1963, he married Jaye Posner with who he has two daughters


In 1962 itself, he signed a solo contract with Columbia Records


During his time at the university, he was a member of 1960 NCAA men’s championship team


Neil Leslie Diamond was born on January 24, 1941 to Rose and Akeeba ‘Kieve’ Diamond, a Jewish couple, in Brooklyn, New York

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