Gerald Levert Birthday & Fun Facts

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Mar 01, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on May 27, 2022
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About Gerald Levert

Gerald Levert was born Gerald Edward Levert on July 13, 1966, in Canton, Ohio, the United States.
Gerald Levert was born into a family of musicians, with his father being a famous singer Eddie Levert. Gerald followed in his father's footsteps and went on to form several famous music groups, including 1 Of The Girls and Rude Boys.
Gerald Edward Levert was part of LeVert long before his rise to fame as a singer, having created it in high school. He had stated that he produced some of the best music of his career with his brother and his father. Gerald's Facebook page is still active and has over 500,000 followers. Read along to know more!

Gerald Levert’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Gerald Levert’s net worth?

Gerald Levert had an estimated net worth of $5 million.

How much did Gerald Levert earn per year?

There is no information available on the annual income of Gerald Levert.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Gerald Levert?

There is no information available on Gerald Levert's height.

How old was Gerald Levert?

Gerald Levert was 40 years of age when he passed away on November 10, 2006, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Childhood And Education

Gerald Lever was born in Canton, Ohio on July 13, 1966, to Eddie Levert and Martha Levert, and he had a younger brother named Sean Levert. Eddie Levert his father was the lead singer for the band The O'Jay. Gerald spent most of his childhood in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He had always had a keen interest in music ever since his childhood when he would accompany his father on his band's tours. His love for music grew stronger while he was in high school. He went on to form a music group by the name of LeVert in 1983, which included his brother Sean Levert and his friend Marc Gordon.
He also worked on a book based on his relationship with his father, Eddie Levert, and about facing various family issues head-on and solving them. The book entitled 'I Got Your Back: A Father And Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, And Friendship' was published in June 2007.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Gerald Levert’s partner?

Gerald Levert was married to Raquel Capelton, and the pair had three children named Carlysia Levert, Camryn Levert, and LaMicah Edward Levert. Carylsia has also followed in her father's footsteps and is an aspiring singer, having appeared alongside her father on the MTV show 'My Super Sweet 16'.

Career And Professional Highlights

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Gerald Levert eventually moved on to focus on his solo albums, starting with his debut album titled 'Private Line' released in 1991, which topped the R&B charts. He performed with Eddie Levert, his father, on the single titled 'Baby Hold On To Me', which also went on to become an R&B chart-topper. In the decade between 1990-2000, Gerald Levert released several albums that contained popular hits such as 'Thinkin' About It' (1998), 'Funny', 'Taking Everything', 'You Got That Love', and 'Mr. Too Damn Good To You'. He was on the vocals for the 2002 movie on the Funk Brothers' story, titled 'Standing In The Shadows Of Motown'. The singer cum songwriter reached a milestone in 2005 when he released his 10th solo album, which was titled 'Voices'.
Gerald Levert was also a part of the group called Black Men United, with the band, he worked on the single titled 'U Will Know'. The song was used as the soundtrack for the movie 'Jason's Lyric'. The singer cum songwriter went on to form a new group titled LSG in 1997, which consisted of other artists with hugely successful solo careers, such as Johnny Gill and Keith Sweat. The group went on to release two albums called 'Levert-Sweat-Gill' and 'LSG2', with the former selling two million copies. He also worked with singer-songwriter Teena Marie for her album 'La Dona' and Jim Brickman for his album 'Escape'. Gerald Levert has also worked with famous artists such as Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, James Ingram, 'Men at Large', 'New Edition', Teddy Pendergrass, Eugene Wild, and Freddy Jackson.
Gerald Levert kicked off his acting career with an appearance on the second season of 'The Jamie Foxx Show', where he played the role of Charles Young in 1998. The actor went on to be a part of two episodes of the show's season before making an appearance in the season's final episode. During the episode, he performed along with singer Marilyn McCoo and singer-songwriter Gladys Knight for the opening ceremony of Jamie Foxx's wedding. The American singer cum actor was also a member of the cast of the American sitcom 'The Parkers', where he played T's father. Gerald Edward Levert was the founder of the R&B Group Rude Boys.

Charity Work

Gerald Levert had supported multiple charities throughout his life, including the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

What awards did Gerald Levert win?

Gerald Leverthad won several awards and accolades for his music. He won a nomination for a Grammy award along with Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, and Carl Thomas for the trio's work on the song titled 'Everyday' in 2006. His single titled 'In My Songs' also received a nomination for a Grammy award in the category of 'Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance', which he eventually ended up winning in 2013. The award was collected by his now late brother Sean Levert. He won the Soul Train Music award on two different occasions in the category of the Best Duo Or Group Album single. His work with LSG and LeVert earned him three nominations for the American Music Award. Levert also won the BET award in 2007. He also won the NAACP Image Award for 'Best Duo Or Group' category in 2008. He recorded five award wins in his stellar career, alongside numerous nominations.

Other Interesting Gerald Levert Facts And Trivia

  • Gerald Levert's zodiac sign was Cancer.
  • Gerald Levert died of a suspected heart attack on November 10, 2006, in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Johnny Gill paid tribute to Levert in his album 'Till The Morning', which was released two days before Levert's death anniversary.

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Gerald Levert Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Gerald Edward Levert

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Eye Color

Dark Brown


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Raquel Capelton


Eddie Levert, Martha Levert


Sean Levert
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