The last name Hathaway will continue to ring a bell in the music industry; first, it was Donny Hathaway – the 20th-century soul singer who captured the heart of music lovers with not just his vocals but also with his kind of music. Following his death in January 1979 which was ruled as a suicide, his two daughters Kenya and Lalah Hathaway carried on his musical legacy and they have so far proven that Donny didn’t just pass on music to them but that music actually runs in their blood.
Background and Music Career of Lalah Hathaway
Lalah Hathaway was born to a legendary soul singer and wife Eulaulah Hathaway on the 16th of December 1968. Lalah has a younger sister Kenya and she was barely eleven years old when her father died. In 1990 at the age of twenty-two, just almost eleven years after Danny’s death. Lalah launched her musical career as a soul singer with her self-titled album which made it to Billboard Hot 200 peaking at #191 and also at the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at number eighteen.
The album’s lead singles “Heaven Knows” and “Baby Don’t Cry” both made it to the Hot R&B Chart peaking at numbers 3 and 18 respectively. Another single from the album “It’s Somethin’” also made it on the twenty-first spot on the Hot R&B chart. In 1991, she released an EP Night & Day in Japan only while the single was released in the U.S and made its way to the Hot R&B chart at number ten. The following year (1992) Lalah provided vocals on Grover Washington’s album Next Exit and its first single “Love Like This” peaked at #31 on the chart.
In 1994, Lalah Hathaway dropped her second album A Moment which was on the Top R&B albums chart as well as on the Heatseekers chart at numbers 34 and 23 respectively. The album’s single “Let Me Love You”, was produced by Brian Alexander Morgan and it debuted on the chart. The album, however, didn’t do well as her first album.
After A Moment, Hathaway has released six other albums; The Song Lives On (in collaboration with Joe Sample), Outrun the Sky released in 2004, followed by Self Portrait, Where It All Begins came in 2011, Lalah Hathaway Live in 2015 and her latest album is Honestly released in 2017. The Song Lives On made it on the Jazz album chart at number 2; it became her second album on the Billboard Hot 200 and would later appear on the Top R&B album chart. The album also earned the Billboard/BET Jazz Award for Best Mainstream Jazz Album.
In Lalah Hathaway’s almost three decades in the music industry, she has worked with several other talented artists in the industry asides from Sample. For instance, she has worked with artists like Mary J Blige, The Winans, Take 6, and even Marcus Miller. She was a lead vocalist on Donald Lawrence’s debut solo album I Speak Life. In 2005, she was on the international Daughters of Soul tour alongside Nona Hendryx, Sandra St. Victor, Joyce Kennedy, and Simone. She also featured on Israel and New Breed’s 2006 Christmas album A Timeless Christmas the following year.
Asides from the Billboard/BET on Jazz Awards, Hathaway has won several other notable awards including four Grammy Awards and four ASCAP Awards.
Hathaway who is not just a renowned singer but also a songwriter/composer has a net worth which is estimated at $10 million. She earned her money from her career as a singer, songwriter/composer.
Is Lalah Hathaway Married or Dating Anyone, Who is The Husband or Boyfriend?
Now to the big question, everyone has been itching to find answers to, which is most likely the reason you opened this post in the first place. Is Lalah Hathaway married or dating someone? If she is married, to who, and if she is not, who is her boyfriend?
Well, Lalah is not one who throws her personal life out in the open but as far as we know, the Grammy Award-winning soul singer is not married and has never been. Her reason for choosing not to be married is she alone can tell. There are also no records of her past relationships or of having any kids. The beautiful singer is probably single or secretly married, engaged and just kept it from us. If this is the case, then she deserves an award for doing it so well with no hints or traces.
Go, Girl, You Rock!