LeAnn Rimes has a net worth of $10 million. She is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and well-known Country Music artist.
LeAnn Rimes has become one of the most famous artists in the country music industry since she began her career at the age of thirteen.
She has around 40 million albums sold around the world. LeAnn Rimes’ music has received widespread acclaim, including three Grammy Awards. She also has four books under her belt.
Margaret LeAnn Rimes was born on August 28th, 1982, and is LeAnn Rimes’ real name. Her family moved to Garland, Texas when she was very little, despite her birth in Jackson, Mississippi.
Margaret was the family’s only child, so her parents enrolled her in singing and dance lessons right away. She began participating in talent shows when she was five years old.
Rimes began booking large roles in musical theater when she was still quite young. She auditioned for Broadway musicals while performing in plays in Dallas, and she came close to landing a role in Annie.
She was next featured on the reality television show Star Search, where judge Ed McMahon praised her.
LeAnn Rimes was motivated to pursue a career in country music as a result of this experience. She had captivated talent scouts from all around the country by the age of nine. She toured the country and was a regular performer at Dallas Cowboys home games, singing the national anthem.
Her father was a key figure in her early career, assisting her on tours and helping her make three albums on her own label.
Bill Mack, a disc jockey, is widely credited with launching LeAnn Rimes’ career. He wrote “Blue” for her, and it was this smash that catapulted her to stardom at the age of 13.
In 1994, she recorded the song, and in 1996, she signed her first record deal with Curb. Curb had Rimes re-record “Blue” for her debut studio album, but they published the same version she had recorded as an 11-year-old by mistake.
Despite this, the single reached number ten on the charts, and her debut album, Blue, also charted at number one in the Country genre. “One Way Ticket” and “The Cattle Call,” both from her debut album, were also big songs. Critics compared LeAnn Rimes to Patsy Cline, and at the age of 14, she received a Grammy award.
Unchained Melody: The Early Years was released by LeAnn Rimes in 1997 as a compilation album. With previously unheard tracks, this CD showcased Rimes’ exceptional variety, which included pop songs as well as the country songs for which she was known at the time.
Later that year, Rimes released You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, which demonstrated her ability to shine in a more mainstream setting. The album eventually went platinum four times.
Sitting On Top Of The World, Rimes’ third studio album, came out in 1998. Despite mixed reviews, the record achieved platinum status. Rimes returned to her country origins, this time leaning more towards popular pop music.
In 1999, LeAnn Rimes released her next album, simply titled LeAnn Rimes, which was a complete 180.
Covers of country classics were featured on the album, with the majority of them being Patsy Cline singles. Rimes’ return to her roots was lauded by critics who had previously panned her more mainstream releases. Once again, the album was certified platinum.
LeAnn Rimes shifted her focus to a more commercial, pop-influenced style around the year 2000. She starred in the film Coyote Ugly and contributed to the music, which included the international smash “Can’t Fight the Moonlight.” I Need You was released in 2001, however, it was a flop. The record was poorly regarded and did not sell well. Rimes later admitted that she was unaware of the album’s release and that her father had just pieced together an album from outtakes from previous recording sessions.
After a long period of her father’s control over her career, LeAnn Rimes achieved independence in 2001.
Twisted Angel, her first album made independently of her father, was released that year. Despite being a big accomplishment for LeAnn Rimes, the album garnered negative reviews for its failed effort as a “country-pop crossover.” With This Woman in 2005, she made a comeback to country music.
The album was a financial success, despite the fact that it did not seem to satisfy the critics. Three of the singles reached the top five on the Country charts, and the album sold over 100,000 copies in its first week of release.
Rimes discreetly released a studio album in 2006, but it was never published in the United States. She didn’t want This Woman’s achievement to be overshadowed, so she did this.
With the release of her ninth studio album, Family, Rimes was able to achieve even more success. She was able to attain commercial as well as critical acclaim this time around.
The album featured musicians such as Bon Jovi and covered a wide spectrum of musical styles. In 2008, she went on tour and collaborated with a number of artists.
Her twelfth album, Spitfire, was published in 2013 after she released a cover album called Ladies & Gentlemen in 2011.
Her second album, Remnants, was released in 2016. She acted in the film Logan Lucky the following year.
Film and Television:
LeAnn Rimes decided to pursue a career as an actress alongside her music profession after dating actor Andrew Keegan in 1998.
She has played a variety of roles throughout the years. Shows like Colgate Country Showdown and Nashville Star are among them. Coyote Ugly, Good Intentions, and Northern Lights were among her other film roles.
Personal Life and Real Estate:
From 2002 to 2010, LeAnn was married to Dean Sherman, a backup dancer. LeAnn and Dean paid $1.7 million for a three-acre estate in Nashville in 2003 (but largely LeAnn). After relocating into their custom-built palatial estate nearby, they sold this property in 2008 for $2.125 million.
They spent $4 million creating a 23-room castle that spanned over 5-acres and contained 13,300 square feet. LeAnn was discovered having an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian shortly after moving in, and the couple split up.
In 2009, they put their $7.45 million custom-built mansions on the market. They didn’t find a buyer until 2012 when they sold it for $4.1 million.
LeAnn spent $3 million on a new home in Hidden Hills, California, a Los Angeles suburb, in 2013.
Various gossip outlets stated in 2016 that LeAnn and Eddie were experiencing financial difficulties as a result of a slowdown in both of their professions. OK! The only reason they hadn’t filed for divorce, according to the magazine, was because they couldn’t pay the legal bills and neither of them wanted to share their assets.