Johnny Mathis Biography

Updated On Jun 21, 2019 Published On Aug 20, 2017
Facts of Johnny Mathis
Date of Birth: 1935 , September-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Johnny Mathis
Birth Name John Royce Mathis
Father Clem Mathis
Mother Mildred Boyd
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Gilmer, Texas, United States
Profession Singer
Net Worth $400 million
Famous for Mathis Magic
Affair with Estelle Bennett, Deniece Williams, Patti Austin, Mitch Miller, and Regina Belle and also his boyfriend George Avakian
Married Not yet
Education George Washington High School, San Francisco State College
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame- nominee
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter
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Johnny Mathis is an American singer, whose discography includes traditional pop, Brazilian, Spanish and rhythm & blues. Mathis regarded the romantic singer of all time has recorded over 360 million sales record worldwide as per Guinness World Records and music charts historian Paul Gambaccini. 

Johnny Mathis' early life

Johnny is a native of Gilmer, Texas, the United States born on September 30, 1935, to Clem Mathis and Mildred Boyd. Mathis grew up alongside his six siblings in Richmond Districts, San Francisco, California.

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When Johnny was eight years old, his father gifted him a piano and encouraged him towards music. From that moment he started playing piano and love music. He has mentioned several times that his father is his main inspiration to pursue a career in the music industry.

Johnny Mathis' career and awards

Since his early age, Johnny started singing and dancing for visitors at home, church functions, and school and when he turned 13, he was accepted by Connie Cox, a voice teacher.

Mathis studied with him for six years and learned vocal scales and exercise, operatic singing, voice production and classical.   

Talking about his professional career, Johnny Mathis has released a total of 71 studio albums, three live albums, 26 Compilation albums, 3 Video albums, and 100 Singles. He started his career with singles of standard music.

Throughout his musical journey, he became highly popular as an album artist, with dozens of albums achieving platinum as well as gold status and 73 listings in the Billboard charts till the date.

In addition, as per Guinness Book of British Hit Singles writer and chart music historian Paul Gambaccini and other sources out that, Mathis has sold more than 360 million records worldwide. So, this makes him the third biggest selling artist of the 20th century after late musician Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra

Furthermore, Johnny discography includes Tin Pan Alley, show tunes, traditional pop, Brazilian, Soul, Spanish, rhythm, and blues, country, as well as few disco songs for his album named “Mathis Magic.” Besides this, he has recorded six albums of Christmas music.

Johnny Mathis' awards

In 2003, Mathis was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Apart from this, he was nominated for the Grammy Hall of Fame for three different recordings such as It’s not for Me to Say (2008), Misty (2002), and Chance Are (1998).

Johnny Mathis' personal life and sexual orientation

Exploring his personal life, Mathis is claimed to be a gay as Us Magazine, in 1982, stated Mathis statement: "Homosexuality is a way of life that I've grown accustomed to." At that time, he was undergoing rehabilitation for both alcohol and prescription drug addictions.

Johnny is reported to have many girlfriends in the past which includes Estelle Bennett, Deniece WilliamsPatti AustinMitch Miller, and Regina Belle and also his boyfriend, George Avakian.

Currently, Johnny Mathis is alleged to be single; furthermore, no reports of his relationship or rumors are out.

Johnny Mathis' net worth

As of 2018, Johnny Mathis' net worth is around $400 million and his annual salary while he was in his music profession was around $50 million. He has earned his wealth widely through his professional career as a singer. 

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Born in United States OF America.

1935

Johnny Mathis was born on 30th September 1935, in Gilmer, Texas, the United States of America as John Royce Mathis. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. 

Joined San Francisco States University

1954

In this year, Johnny Mathis enrolled at the "San Francisco States University" on an athletic scholarship and planned to become a physical education as well as English teacher. 

Founded Jon Mat Records

1967

On 11th of May 1967, Johnny Mathis started "Jon Mat Records, Inc. incorporated" at California. Aside from this, he also has founded Rojon Production, inc., incorporated, and Global Records, Inc.

His Awards and Hall of Fame

2006

In this year, Johnny Mathis received the “Society of Singers Lifetime Achievements Award.”  In the following year, he was inducted into the “Hit Parade Hall of Fame.” Furthermore, Mathis was also inducted into the “Great American Songbook Hall of Fame”, which was presented by the Center for the Performing Arts artistic director Michael Feinstein. 

Released his Single

2013

In this year, Johnny Mathis released his single titled, “Sending You a Little Christmas”. The song was picked the number four on US AC Charts positions. 

Current Net Worth

2018

American singer, Johnny Mathis has a net worth of $400 million. He has earned his wealth widely through his professional career, as a singer. And currently, Mathis is living a lavish life.