Kenny Lattimore Biography
Kenny Lattimore is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Washington, D.C., United States. He is an actor who has appeared in films such as The Best Man (1999), Charlie Jade (2005), and Love Jones (1997).
Kenny Lattimore Age
Lattimore is 51 years old as of 2021. He was born on April 10, 1970, in Washington, D.C., United States. He celebrates his birthday on 10 April every year.
Kenny Lattimore Height
Lattimore stands at a height of 5.8 feet tall.
Kenny Lattimore Family
He is the son of Walter Lattimore and Sonya Ball Ryan. However, he has not disclosed much information about his family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Kenny Lattimore First Wife – Chanté Moore
Lattimore married singer Chanté Moore in Jamaica in January 2002. Moore gave birth to their son Kenny Lattimore Jr. on April 10, 2003. The couple announced their divorce in July 2011.
Kenny Lattimore Faith Jenkins
Lattimore married American judge Faith Jenkins on March 8, 2020.
Kenny Lattimore Net Worth
Lattimore has an estimated net worth of $2 Million which he has earned through his career as a musician.
Kenny Lattimore Education
Lattimore originally became interested in music while attending Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he was a member of the band. He frequently thanks Dr. Barbara Baker for putting him on the path he is on now. Lattimore delivered the commencement address at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in 2005. He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and graduated with honors.
Kenny Lattimore Career
After working as a session vocalist for R&B group Maniquin, he was promoted to lead singer. D’Extra Wiley, who was a part of the R&B group II D Extreme in the 1990s, was also a member of Maniquin for a short time before signing with MCA Records. In 1989, the band released a single self-titled album on Epic Records. In both sound and language, its first track “I Wanna Ride” was a response to Pebbles’ hit tune “Mercedes Boy.” Charlie Wilson of Gap Band fame produced and co-wrote both singers’ tracks. Lattimore departed Maniquin soon after to pursue a solo career, and the band eventually split.
Kenny Lattimore Never Too Busy
Kenny Lattimore, his debut album, was published by Columbia Records in 1996. “Never Too Busy” and the Grammy-nominated “For You,” penned by high school classmate Kenny Lerum, were among the Top 20 singles from that set. Lattimore won Best New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards in 1996, and the album went on to sell over a million copies.
From the Soul of Man
In 1998, he released From the Soul of Man, a critically acclaimed collection of classically oriented soul music that included the successes “Days Like This” and “If I Lose My Woman,” as well as a noteworthy cover of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” After a brief sabbatical, the singer returned to Arista Records, where he was re-signed to a new deal by then-president Clive Davis. Davis was only able to take a small number of musicians to his next endeavor, J Records, under L.A. Reid’s rule, so he released a more modern R&B album, Weekend, in 2001.
The album’s title track and first single, which featured a sample of Blondie’s “Rapture,” became a radio hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Davis may have had a different career vision, but he ended up recording three albums for Arista Records, while Reid had a vision that included a modern-day version of a classic soul duo with his new bride, Gold-level artist Chante Moore, with whom he recorded two critically and commercially successful duet albums.
Lattimore is recognized for his dramatic stage displays, vocal agility, and romantic ambiance, in keeping with the “loving man” image that came to the fore with the hits that established his career. On stage, the New York Times described him as a “contemporary soul man.” The artist has made it a personal effort to show the “powerful, but sensitive and caring side of Black males” in interviews for years. Things That Lovers Do, a duet album by Lattimore and his then-wife Chante Moore, was published in 2003 and featured classic soul classics from the 1970s and 1980s as well as two new original compositions.
The smooth and contemporary “Loveable (From Your Head to Your Toes)” and a version of René & Angela’s “You Don’t Have To Cry” were the outstanding singles. With a successful touring stage play, Lattimore and Moore continued to promote the CD. Following Things That Lovers Do, Lattimore and Moore collaborated on a new record. Uncovered/Covered, the duo’s second joint album was released (2006). The album charted at number ten on Billboard R&B and number two on Billboard Gospel.
The theme music for the BET reality shows The Family Crews was a cover of the duo’s song “You’re All I Need to Get By.” On September 9, 2008, Lattimore released a cover album with Verve Records called Timeless. Norman Connor and Michael Henderson originally performed the lead track “You Are My Starship.” Brian Culbertson’s uptempo dance song “Another Love” featured Lattimore as well.
In 2012, Lattimore founded his own record label, SincereSoul Records. On January 22, 2013, he released his album Back 2 Cool. The album’s first single, “Find a Way,” was released on Valentine’s Day 2012 and was produced by Ivan “Orthodox” Barias and Carvin “Ransum” Higgins. Kelly Price was featured on the second song, “Back 2 Cool.”
Kenny Lattimore Michael Jordan
On May 17, 2020, Lattimore was mentioned in the 10th episode of the miniseries The Last Dance as Michael Jordan was riding the bus stating he was listening to Lattimore’s music, on the way to play in a 1998 NBA Finals game in Utah.
Kenny Lattimore Songs
- For You
- Never Too Busy
- If You Could See You Through My Eyes
- Love Will Find a Way
- When I Said I do
- Stay on Your Mind
- All My Tomorrow
- Lose You
- Only Girl
- If I Lose My Woman
- Love Me Back
- What Must I Do
- Days Like This
- You Don’t Have to Cry