"Even though the popularity and the fan base is much, much greater, and more people have heard about me through things like the Grammys and the Ivors and touring and word of mouth, it doesn't reflect in the sales of the record and doesn't go into my pocket."
This is what the famous American singer/songwriter Imogen Heap said in 2015, despite the fact that the singer lives a lavish lifestyle and has millions of dollars to her name. Heap is so successful as a singer that she is cited as one of the most influential individuals in the music industry by many famous musicians such as Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry.
Early life and career of Imogen Heap
Imogen Jennifer Heap, professionally known as Imogen Heap, was born in Havering, London, on December 9, 1977. She discovered her talent in music early on in her life.
English singer/songwriter/music producer Imogen Heap
Heap started learning piano, cello, and clarinet at a young age. She began writing songs at the age of 13 and, in her free time from school, taught herself both the guitar and drums. At the age of 18, Heap signed a contract with independent record label Almo Sounds. She released her debut album, iMegaphone, in 1998.
Imogen Heap has a net worth of $10 million as of 2017
Heap first tasted success with her album Details (2002), which she brought out with Guy Sigsworth. Since then, she has belted out a number of hits, including Just for Now (2004), Hide and Seek (2005), Speeding Cars (2016) and The Walk (2016).
On April 3, 2009, Hide and Seek was certified Gold by the RIAA. It is the most commercially successful song by the singer till the date.
Given the immense popularity and critical acclaim she has earned, Imogen has a net worth of $10 million. But yes, it's true when she says that her success is yet to reflect on her earnings. Because some of the richest musicians in the world, such as Mariah Carey with a net worth of $510 million and Jay-Z with a net worth of $810 million, are astronomically rich than our humble Imogen.
Let's not judge the singer by her wealth, though. Because despite her modest net worth, Imogen enjoys a substantial clout in the music industry and is taken by some to be the savior of the music industry.
Imogen released her debut album iMegaphone (1998 ) with Almo Sounds
Source: Music Ally
Apart from singing her songs, Imogen has also given her voice for a number of movies like The Chronicles of Narnia (2005), The Town (2010), The Holiday (2006) and Just Like Heaven (2005).
Imogen Heap at the Royal Alber Hall for the rehearsals of Premier of Love the Earth
Imogen Heap Awards
The Savior of the Music Industry has received two Grammys till date, in 2009 and 2015, and got one Ivor Novello in 2010.
Imogen Heap laughs out for success as she receives Grammy for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" for her album "Ellipse
The singer/songwriter has achieved a lot just at the age of 39. We hope the sun never sets in her career and her fans will get the chance to listen to more hits by her in the future.