Chris Kelly Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
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About Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly was a renowned American rapper.
Chris Kelly was a member of 'Kriss Kross', a hip-hop band. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 11, 1978.
He became famous as a member of 'Kris Kross' along with the second member of the duo Chris Smith, his childhood friend. He is famous to his fans by the nickname 'Mac Daddy' while Smith is famous as 'Daddy Mac'. The duo was discovered at a young age and gained quick fame through their songs.

Chris Kelly's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Chris Kelly's net worth?

The net worth of Chris Kelly was about $100,000.

How much did Chris Kelly earn per year?

It's not known how much the rapper earned annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Chris Kelly?

It's not known how tall Chris Kelly was.

How old was Chris Kelly?

At the time of his death, Chris Kelly was only 35 years old.

Childhood And Education

Even though the rapper was famous, he kept his personal life private, so not a lot is known about his early life. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 11, 1978. His mother is Donna Kelly Pratte. He attended Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia. He became friends with Smith when they were in first grade. Their friendship prevailed as they formed the hip hop group 'Kris Kross' as they grew older. The two friends were discovered by the producer, Mr. Jermaine Dupre in 1991 at the Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. The rapper later studied mix-engineering.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Chris Kelly dating?

Chris Kelly kept his personal life private.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

Chris Kelly is best known for being a rapper and a member of 'Kris Kross'. Chris Kelly started a singing hip hop group, 'Kris Kross', with his childhood friend when they were in their teenage years.
They were discovered by Mr. Jermaine Dupri in 1991 in an Atlanta mall. The duo's entry into the music industry came the same year as they released 'Totally Krossed Out', their debut album, which Jermaine Dupri produced.
Their song, 'Jump' became number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart instantly. Their song 'Jump' remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks! They delivered some other hit songs as well, and they have also appeared with other big artists. They even went as far as to release a video game named 'Kris Kross: Make My Video'. However, their work took a hit after they released the album 'Young, Rich, And Dangerous', and they parted ways. Chris Kelly then tried to make it on his own as a rapper and even went back to school to become a studio engineer.

Chris Kelly’s Hobbies And Interests

Chris Kelly kept his life away from the media, so other than singing and rapping, it's not known what other hobbies and interests he had.

Other Interesting Chris Kelly Facts And Trivia

  • The rapper is known to his fans by the nickname 'Mac Daddy'.
  • The rapper even opened C Connection Records.
  • The rapper died at the young age of 35 years old.
  • The duo rose to popularity thanks to this debut album, 'Totally Krossed Out', that had been produced by Mr. Jermaine Dupri.

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Chris Kelly Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

James Christopher Kelly

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Dark Brown

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Donna Kelly Pratte
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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