We all know the notable English singer who is also a talented multi-instrumentalist who is popularly known to his fans by his stage name which is Cat Stevens. Being such a talented singer, his musical style does not consist of one genre but many namely folk, pop, rock. Other than that he also included Islamic music in his style. After some time, by 2006 he started singing songs for not one specific religion but rather made them secular. With that, he also made his way to be included in the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2014.
Being such a talented singer, he took the initial step in his career with his debut album in 1967. Other than that, he also released another of his popular song which was later used as the title song for the popular movie named Matthew and Son. Being such a great song, the song made its way to the top 10th position on the charts of the United Kingdom. Other than that, his albums namely Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat, were the two albums released in 1970 and 1971 respectively which earned the certification of being the Triple Platinum in the United States. Apart from that, in 1972, he released another of his album named Catch Bull at Four. Not only did the song caught the eyes of critics but also held on to its position in the list of the Top Major hits chart for not one but many weeks.
Childhood and Education
Born on the 21st of July in 1984 in the beautiful area of Marylebone which is in London. He was born in a family mixed race where his father was Greek named Stavros Georgiou, and his mother who has her roots in Sweden named Ingrid Wickman. He was born as the youngest child of the family, where he has an older sister named Anita. He was born Steven Demetre Georgio. Not only that, but he also has an older brother named David Gordon. But for some reason or the other, his parents parted their ways legally when Stevens was an eight years old kid. Though being separated legally, the couple continues their family business together which was a family restaurant, where all the five family members worked collectively.
Being passionate about his skills in the field of music, he started taking initial steps towards his career from a very early age. His career started like most singers that are by singing in the popular London Coffee House. Other than that, he also performed in the popular pubs of London during that time. After some time, in 1966 his talent was discovered by a popular music producer who is also a manager named Mike Hurst. He works for a popular British Vocals group named Springfields. Soon enough, he was called by the group to perform a demo with which he can be part of the group. Being impressed with his skills, he was given the deal to sign. After being a part of the company, he released his debut single named I Love My Dog. Not only did the song made the audience fall in love but also acquired the 28th position in the list of UK singles Chart.
During that very time, he released another of his popular single which was used as the title song of the hit movie named Matthew and Son. Not only that, but the song was ranked at the 2nd position in the UK Singles charts. With this, his career went on. He released more and more songs which made him hit. Soon enough, he released another of his popular single titled I’m Gonna Get Me a Gun. Being sung by such a talented singer, the song acquired the 6th position in the list of the UK top 10 single.
With this, his career went on remaining on the positive side of the graph and earning him more and success and fame. Apart from being a talented singer, he is also a great songwriter, he earned the prestigious ASCAP songwriting award not once but twice is in 2005 and again in 2006. He won the award for showing his talent in songwriting in his song titled The First Cut Is The Deepest. Apart from that, some of his other hit songs are as follows Father and Son, Wild World, Moonshadow, Peace Train, Morning Has Broken.
Cat Stevens Net Worth and earnings
Being such a talented singer and songwriter popular with this stage name Cat Stevens earns quite a fortune from the royalties of his popular songs. He gets somewhere around $1.5 million as a royalty for each of his songs. Other than some of his recent earning from popular albums can be mentioned.
He made a total of $1,100,000 from the sales of the record of 2004. After a couple of years, he also earned somewhere around $300,000 from the sale of his record in 2006. In the following year, he made a fortune which is somewhere estimated to be $1,500,000. With all this, the notable English singer who is also a songwriter holds a net worth which is somewhere estimated to be around $10million as of 2020.