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Lillie McCloud, or Lilly Arlene Nicole Jade McCloud, was born on December 7, 1958.
Lillie McCloud is an American singer who mainly sings in the genres of R&B, soul, house, and gospel. Lillie McCloud is from Rochester, USA. Formerly known as Nicole McCloud or Nicole J. McCloud, she was a participant in the third season of 'The X Factor.'
Before coming on the show, McCloud had achieved success in the music industry in the late '80s and '90s. The five studio albums that she has released over the years are 'What About Me' (1986), 'Jam Packed' (1988), 'Love Town' (1998), 'So What' (2002), and 'Red Apples' (2015). McCloud’s first appearance was as Nicole in 1985. She appeared with her first single, 'Always and Forever' on the Billboard US R&B charts and in 1986, she was on the Top 10 on the US Dance charts.
McCloud resurfaced when she auditioned for 'The X Factor' in Long Island, New York at 54 years of age. She sang the song 'Alabaster Box' by Cece Winans and impressed the judges, including Simon Cowell, and received a standing ovation, making it to the next round. She made her way to the Final 40 and then the Final 16. Kelly Rowland was her mentor in the Final Four Over 25s, and she made it to the top eight. However, she was eliminated in November 2013. In 2014, McCloud released the singles 'What About The Beautiful Children' and 'The Other Part of Me' under Spectra Music Group, and her album, 'Red Apples', was number 16 on the UK Soul Charts when it came out in 2015.
Lillie McCloud has a net worth in the range of $1-5 million.
Lillie McCloud earns around $400,000 per year.
Lillie McCloud is around 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.
Lillie McCloud is 63 as of July 2022. She was born on December 7, 1958.
Lillie McCloud has been passionate about singing from a very young age. She had been singing around the house since the age of five. Not much is known about her childhood and the educational institutions that she attended have not been revealed as well.
Lillie McCloud’s partner is Günter Kronsteiner.
Lillie McCloud’s first single was 'Always and Forever' and she first appeared in 1985 on the Billboard US R&B charts. Her 10 singles made their way up the US Billboard specialized R&B and dance charts and her single 'Don’t You Want My Love' reached Top 10 in US Dance Charts. Her single, 'Runnin Away', was placed number three on US Dance charts in 1994 and was a huge hit. Her 2002 single 'Search’n' found its place in the Top 10 in 2002 on the US Dance Charts, and she was nominated for the International Dance Music Awards. She has performed with the famous Michael Jackson as well as with Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and others. As a part of a trio in Voices of Freedom, she was featured in 'America at War', a recording by DJ Pope in 2002.
In an interview, Dr. Carrick, who had collaborated with Lillie McCloud and William Adderly in the writing of the song 'What About the Beautiful Children' revealed that she has dedicated her life to helping children and had wanted to meet him and help children who were neurologically compromised through music. The three then wrote the song 'What About the Beautiful Children' and the proceeds from the sales were donated to a charitable foundation.
Lillie McCloud was nominated for the International Dance Music Awards in 2002.
Lillie McCloud is passionate about singing. She also likes home redecorating. She is very fond of children, not just her own, and often plays with them even if she doesn't know them. She enjoys riding horses.
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